Razer Phone 2 vs Asus ROG Phone

Razer versus Asus. It’s the story of two computer manufacturers which one day said, "let’s make a phone". Asus only recently released its first gaming phone – the ROG Phone, while the Razer Phone 2 is Razer’s second such device. Still, we’ve seen the new kid on the block overtake the veterans before, could that be the case now?
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11 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm just curious as to why anything labelled as a "gaming" device or accessory, has to look like the gaudiest, tackiest thing ever imagined.

4. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

well Razer definitely tries to avoid that with their laptops and somewhat with this device.... While I usually dislike the "gamer" aesthetics specially in laptops, I find the ROG phone very attractive, even though I am used to older Sony Xperias that have a similar design to the Razer.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Can't go wrong with the Asus ROG or the Razer Phone 2. Both are great choices for mobile gamers and power users.

3. civicsr2cool

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

The winner is here is clearly the consumer, these are both power houses! I want the LCD for gaming but I also want the round corners of the ROG for pocketability.. damnt. I finished the last 4 seasons of PubG at Ace/Conq on an iPhone 7 and am desperately in need of a new experience lol Im leaning towards the Razor since its easier to repair.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

We are winner with these OEMs competiting! -Razor/ROG are creating demand for better cooling systems, which is a big reason why mobile gaming is still quite poor -Razor putting the spot light on high frame rate -ROG used the 850 into a mobile form factor -ROG's air triggers for additional inputs Can't wait to see what else they try I reckon one of them will use the 8cx, which will truly help bring "console" grade graphics to mobile and standout as a "gaming" phone

5. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

As much as I wish, I don't think the ROG phone complies with any Ingress Protection certification, much less the IP68... the web page only state that it is water resistant, nothing more. Anyways I really wish it holds well with water cause I would love to get this device after being used to water friendly Xperias

6. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Both phones are solid especially when it comes to *ahem* emulation. They're beasts.

8. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

What is the Razer Phone 2's REAL Brightness? ?? I've read multiple sites that say it is either JUST 426 NITS or Max 492 NITS , both of which are BAD. Razer at first said that it was 650 NITS, then said it was 580 NITS.... Does anyone know if the screen is DIM? THANKS!

9. rasta4ri

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 12, 2016

Asus ROG has a better quality, fit, feel, and finish, which to me says it will last longer down the road. My Asus Zen phone 3 Deluxe 5.7 has lasted 2 years with out any problems.

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

If you drop in the Oneplus 6T into all the benchmarks, its better than these 2. I think i'll keep the One Plus 6T lol!

11. luke22

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

Not to offend anyone, but I think the most plus that I see from the ASUS ROG phone is their design. It's just different from any smartphone that I have used and seen.
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