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Windows Phone: Grab a $300 Razer Phone 2 for a stellar Project xCloud experience

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Recently, like many others, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying out Microsoft’s Project xCloud Xbox Game Streaming. There are plenty of great Android phones out there, but being a good phone doesn’t necessarily mean the xCloud experience will be the best.

I’ve tried it on a number of devices and always come back to the Razer Phone 2. There are plenty of reasons why, but if you’re hunting for a new phone and xCloud is on your mind, for Black Friday you can snag one at just $300, which is an absolute steal.

Perfect for xCloud



Razer Phone 2

Only $300

The Razer Phone 2 offers a phone design and features that you won’t find many other smartphones: big front-facing speakers, a display with 120hz refresh rate, and software optimization for battery and gaming performance.

Windows Phone: What makes the Razer Phone 2 so good for Project xCloud

Windows Phone: Razer Phone 2

Source: Windows Central

The current trend for smartphones is something the Razer Phone 2 never followed. There’s no notch or hole punch, there’s no extended ratio, tall display and there’s no pop-up selfie camera, for example. Some may consider it dated, but tell me honestly that when you’re playing a game you want a notch getting in the way?

The display on the Razer Phone 2 suits xCloud down to the ground. It’s the same aspect ratio as you’d be playing the games on a TV or monitor, it’s pretty bright and has excellent colors. Games like Forza Horizon 4 look superb on this phone.

But it’s not just the display that makes this my go-to phone for Project xCloud. There are two other key features which back it up; The battery and the speakers.

Windows Phone: Razer Phone 2

Source: Windows Central

The Razer Phone 2 comes with a chunky 4,000 mAh battery, something pretty key since who wants to be chained to a charger as well as a controller? Project xCloud can still suck plenty of life from the battery, but the fact it’s quite large at least gives you a fighting chance of still being able to use the phone for a while when you’re done gaming.

The speakers on the Razer Phone 2 are also the icing on the cake. You’ve got front-facing stereo speakers and they are loud. Room filling loud if you crank them all the way up. But there’s also a lot of quality from them, too, and I really enjoy being able to sit there enjoying good game audio without having to wear headphones.

Windows Phone: One more thing: The Razer Junglecat

Windows Phone: Razer Junglecat

Source: Windows Central

Using a $300 Razer Phone 2 with your existing Xbox One controller is a good experience. But what really kicks it up a gear is the Razer Junglecat, which essentially turns your phone into an Xbox Nintendo Switch experience.

The phone slots into a dedicated case and something akin to a Joy-Con slots into each side and connects to the phone over Bluetooth. It’s also one of the first third-party controllers supported by xCloud.

Trying it out just once is a game changer. Sadly, the Junglecat isn’t included in the Black Friday goodness, so you’ll be paying the full $100 for it.

But, even with this, for $400 all in you get a really nice smartphone with a great screen, powerful internals, big battery and ludicrous speakers, that also turns into a Nintendo Switch that can play your Xbox games.

At $300 the Razer Phone 2 is about the best smartphone deal you’ll find anywhere this Black Friday.

Perfect for xCloud



Razer Phone 2

Only $300

The Razer Phone 2 offers a phone design and features that you won’t find many other smartphones: big front-facing speakers, a display with 120hz refresh rate, and software optimization for battery and gaming performance.

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