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Second time's a charm? The Razer Phone 2, an Android phone geared toward gamers, already looks much better than last year's debut Razer Phone.

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The industry-first (and only) 120Hz screen remains the star of the show, with a refresh rate of 120 times per second, which keeps motion such as gameplay silky smooth.

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Although the phone's dimensions are exactly the same this year, that rear logo is now green, matching Razer's other devices.

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The Razer Phone 2 has a resolution of 2,560x1,440 pixels and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Razer promises it'll upgrade to Android 9 soon.

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Using the Chroma app (another Razer staple), you can choose the color for the rear logo to display when notifications come in.

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You can select the exact color you'd like from this wheel.

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New this year is wireless charging support, which is a big bonus.

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Guess what? When you charge the Razer Phone 2 with Razer's charging accessory, incoming notifications will cause the charger to glow. 

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Yes, the wireless charger matches the color you chose for alerts. 

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Razer improved the HDR quality on the 2. The video on the Razer Phone 2 (left) appears brighter and more contrasted, than that of the original Razer phone (right).

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This phone doesn't have the disappearing bezels popular among today's devices, and that's to keep your thumbs from getting in the way of gameplay.

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It's rated to IP68, which means it'll survive a dip as deep as 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

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The photo game also gets an upgrade. Now you have beauty mode and a portrait mode.

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The native camera app has a sliding menu like the Galaxy S9.

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There's a fingerprint reader on the right side.

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Here's the USB-C jack.

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You won't find a headphone jack anywhere.

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These are the two volume controls.

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Enjoy some more photos of the Razer Phone 2.

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Get all the specs and our hands-on impressions of the Razer Phone 2.

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