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Asus ROG Phone 2 Smartphone Review – 120-Hz display and improved air triggers

Inge Schwabe, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 12/04/2019

Beefed up. Asus has made some significant improvements to the ROG phone, which first appeared on the scene in 2018: Instead of 90 Hz, we now have 120, instead of 8 GB of RAM, there is now 12, and there is, of course, a brand-new SoC on board. We had a chance to play a few games on it, and when it came time to give it back, we did so rather reluctantly. However, if you plan on using it for anything other than gaming such as making phone calls, surfing the web, emailing etc., then its weight of 240 g might prove to be not very easy to overlook.

ROG Phone2

The predecessor was almost 30 grams lighter. Both the chassis and the battery have grown in size, and the display now measures 6.59 inches diagonally. The Nubia Red Magic is even bigger, but it weighs less. What we are most concerned about, though, is the difference in performance between the two devices. The competing devices include: the Nubia Red Magic, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2, the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus.

Asus ROG Phone 2 (ROG Phone Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.59 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, 10 finger multitouch, AMOLED, 120Hz/1ms, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 491 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: electronic compass, gyroscope, motion sensor, proximity sensor, Hall effect sensor, ultrasonic sensors for air triggers, Wi-Fi Direct
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, EDGE/GPRS/GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19; LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66; CAT18, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.48 x 170.99 x 77.6 ( = 0.37 x 6.73 x 3.06 in)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (Sony IMX586, 48MP, 1/2,0”, 0,8µm), 12MP sensor (Quad Bayer filter, 1.6µm), f/1.79, 26mm (equivalent to 35mm film); 13MP sensor, 125° ultra-wide angle, 11mm focal length (equivalent to 35mm film); Camera2 A
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0, 27mm focal length (equivalent to 35mm film)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo front speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Aero Active Cooler II, ASUS ZenEar Pro Hi-Res headphones with a microphone, transparent protective cover, Type-C-to-C-cable (120cm), SIM card removal tool, USB charger (30W), user guide, warranty information, ROG UI, Game Genie, 24 Months Warranty, SAR head: 1,272 W/Kg; WiGig (802.11ad/60GHz Wi-Fi); Quick Charge 4.0; FM Tuner, fanless
Weight
240 g ( = 8.47 oz / 0.53 pounds), Power Supply: 124 g ( = 4.37 oz / 0.27 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

RatingDateModelWeightDriveSizeResolutionBest Price
87%12/2019Asus ROG Phone 2
855+, Adreno 640
240 g512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.59"2340x1080
88%11/2018Asus ROG Phone
845, Adreno 630
212 g512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6"2160x1080
87%05/2019Xiaomi Black Shark 2
855, Adreno 640
205 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.39"2340x1080
87%06/2019Nubia Red Magic 3
855, Adreno 640
215 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.65"2340x1080
88%09/2019Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
188 g256 GB NVMe5.8"2436x1125
87%02/2019Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
9820, Mali-G76 MP12
198 g512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"3040x1440

Case – ROG logo adorns the gaming phone

Asymmetry and the illuminable RGB logo dominate the back of the very well-built ROG Phone II. The fingerprint scanner is situated below the touchscreen. The dock connector is still on the left side of the phone and the invisible sensor buttons are still on the right side. The third sensor button intended for use in portrait orientation is gone. The USB-C port and the headphone jack are located on the bottom of the device. There is a headset with a 3.5-mm plug in the box.

ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2
ROG Phone2

Size Comparison

171.7 mm / 6.76 inch 78.5 mm / 3.09 inch 9.65 mm / 0.3799 inch 215 g0.474 lbs170.99 mm / 6.73 inch 77.6 mm / 3.06 inch 9.48 mm / 0.3732 inch 240 g0.529 lbs163.61 mm / 6.44 inch 75.01 mm / 2.95 inch 8.77 mm / 0.3453 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs158.8 mm / 6.25 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 212 g0.4674 lbs157.6 mm / 6.2 inch 74.1 mm / 2.92 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 71.4 mm / 2.81 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs

Hardware - External fan in the box

Our review device is the Elite version, featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory. The larger Ultimate edition offers 1 TB of internal memory, and the smaller Strix edition has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.

The ultrasonic trigger buttons for gaming in landscape mode have been improved: Now they are easier to use and confirm inputs with haptic feedback. Our review device also comes with a fan, which the Strix edition does not include.

Software – Preinstalled game launcher

Our review device comes with Android 9 preinstalled. The security patches were last updated in November 2019. The predecessor was updated to Android 9, so there is some hope that the ROG Phone II will be updated to Android 10 as well. 

In addition to the advanced game launcher known as "Armoury Crate”, the calculator, the phone app, the gallery app, and the file manager directly come from Asus.

ROG theme
ROG theme
Apps
Apps
Screen recording options
Screen recording options
Game Genie options
Game Genie options
Gestures
Gestures
 

Communication and GPS – Wi-Fi weaknesses eliminated

The poor performance that we saw last year is a thing of the past. The ROG Phone II does not support Wi-Fi 6, but we had no problems with sending data over Wi-Fi with our reference-grade router Linksys EA8500. For the optional WiGig Display Dock, our review device comes with Qualcomm's 802.11ad technology, which is not enabled by default. It operates at 60 GHz and lowers the latency with speeds of up to 7000 Mb/s. The ROG Phone II supports many frequency bands. Moreover, both SIM cards can operate in LTE networks.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
633 (min: 561, max: 684) MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Adreno 640, 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
605 (min: 520, max: 657) MBit/s ∼96%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
586 (min: 267, max: 693) MBit/s ∼93% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
522 (min: 272, max: 554) MBit/s ∼82% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1014, n=489)
235 MBit/s ∼37% -61%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
208 (min: 48, max: 264) MBit/s ∼33% -66%
Asus ROG Phone
Adreno 630, 845, 512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
103 (min: 86, max: 109) MBit/s ∼16% -83%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
557 (min: 439, max: 614) MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Asus ROG Phone 2
Adreno 640, 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
530 (min: 410, max: 606) MBit/s ∼95%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
527 (min: 410, max: 577) MBit/s ∼95% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
457 (min: 398, max: 508) MBit/s ∼82% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 966, n=489)
221 MBit/s ∼40% -58%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
105 (min: 57, max: 301) MBit/s ∼19% -80%
Asus ROG Phone
Adreno 630, 845, 512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
96.7 (min: 50, max: 106) MBit/s ∼17% -82%
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Asus ROG Phone 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Qualcomm Adreno 640; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø605 (520-657)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Samsung Exynos 9820, ARM Mali-G76 MP12; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø632 (561-684)
Asus ROG Phone 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Qualcomm Adreno 640; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø530 (410-606)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Samsung Exynos 9820, ARM Mali-G76 MP12; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø457 (398-508)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors

When it comes to geolocation, the ROG Phone II supports GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou and QZSS. Outdoors, it has no trouble acquiring our location. However, indoors it takes longer to determine the location and provides less accurate results.

In order to determine how accurate our review device is when it comes to geolocation, we take it with us on a bike ride. On this bike ride we are also accompanied by the professional navigator Garmin Edge 500. The smartphone did not map the route that we took very accurately. There were very large deviations, especially after we passed a small lake. However, after that it managed as well as many other smartphones; if the navigation fails while you are out and about, it could cost you some valuable time.

ROG Phone 2 – Overview
ROG Phone 2 – Overview
ROG Phone 2 – Lake
ROG Phone 2 – Lake
ROG Phone 2 – Housing complex
ROG Phone 2 – Housing complex
Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
Garmin Edge 500 – Lake
Garmin Edge 500 – Lake
Garmin Edge 500 – Housing complex
Garmin Edge 500 – Housing complex

Telephony and Call Quality

Telephone app interface
Telephone app interface
Call options
Call options

The telephone application offers the ability to record conversations and features the ROG design. The microphone works well. We did not encounter any issues while talking on the phone. The conversation partner sounds a little muffled, but they are easy to understand both when using the headset and talking on the loudspeaker.

Camera – Does not live up to expectations

Front camera
Front camera

For highly detailed, high-resolution pictures, the main camera combines a 48-MP sensor from Sony with a 12-MP sensor. In low-light conditions sharpness is reduced to make images less noisy. There is also a 13-MP ultra wide-angle camera that can shoot video in 4K at 60 FPS. The front-facing camera has a 24-MP sensor. However, it does not produce the images that are as sharp as one would expect from such a camera.

We compare the main camera against a DSLR, the Google Pixel 3a and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. The city shot is about as well-detailed as the rest of the competition. However, in the bear shot, it is clear to see that the image is rather blurry. Nevertheless, everything in the shot is still recognizable and the bear is clearly delineated from the background. In low-light conditions, the ROG Phone II has less noise in the images then the Pixel phone; Samsung has the most natural colors here.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

The photo of the ColorChecker Passport, which was taken under controlled lighting conditions, reveals that the colors are a little too bright and there is no color tinge. However, under low-light conditions, a noticeable color cast emerges. The further you move from the center the lower the contrast becomes.

ColorChecker Photo
28.3 ∆E
49 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
41 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
46.5 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
73.1 ∆E
54.7 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
67.9 ∆E
64.8 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
39 ∆E
27.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 2: 40.71 ∆E min: 13.83 - max: 73.08 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
28.8 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
31.3 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
20 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 2: 15.47 ∆E min: 3.94 - max: 31.26 ∆E
Test chart
Test chart
Test chart at 1 Lux
Zoomed in

Accessories and Warranty

The box contains the SIM card removal tool, the user guide, the Aero Active Cooler II (not in the Strix edition), the ZenEar Pro headset, a light case and the charger with the cable. 

Separately sold accessories include a Mobile Desktop Dock and the WiGig Display Dock Plus. Last year’s GameVice Controller is no longer available.  It has been replaced with the Kunai Gamepad and the TwinView Dock has been replaced with the TwinView Dock II, which has a 120-Hz dual screen, a 5000-mAh battery and a built-in cooling solution.

The smartphone comes with a 24-month warranty.

Aero Active Cooler II
Aero Active Cooler II
ROG Kunai Gamepad
ROG Kunai Gamepad
TwinView Dock II
Desktop Dock
WiGig Dock

Input Devices & Handling

Google’s GBoard, a customizable easy-to-use keyboard, responds with haptic feedback when typing. However, the intensity of this feedback is very high. The touchscreen reacts to inputs without any delays or hitches.

The smartphone can be unlocked with either the fingerprint or the face. The finger is occasionally not recognized when it is wet. The face is recognized even with a hat on, but from time to time facial recognition fails even under normal circumstances. It can be best described as relatively good, but at the end of the day, you will have to enter the pin code every now and again.

GBoard
GBoard
Landscape mode
Landscape mode

Display – Up to 120 frames per second

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

Together with the case, the size of the AMOLED screen grew from 2160x1080 to 2340x1080. Movie lovers will appreciate the 19.5:9 aspect ratio as well as support for Widevine Level 1. With the exception of the original ROG Phone, the ROG Phone II is the only gaming smartphone with a 90- or 120-Hz refresh rate. Moreover, it also has the brightest display. The brightness is distributed more evenly on Xiaomi’s smartphone, and other non-gaming phones such as the iPhone 11 Pro and the Note 10 have brighter AMOLED screens.

592
cd/m²
581
cd/m²
633
cd/m²
589
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
621
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
574
cd/m²
625
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 633 cd/m² Average: 599.2 cd/m² Minimum: 10.57 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 580 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.17
Asus ROG Phone 2
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.59
Asus ROG Phone
AMOLED, 2160x1080, 6
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Nubia Red Magic 3
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.65
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
OLED, 2436x1125, 5.8
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
OLED, 3040x1440, 6.4
Screen
-10%
-8%
-56%
49%
22%
Brightness middle
580
597
3%
409
-29%
294
-49%
787
36%
710
22%
Brightness
599
637
6%
412
-31%
298
-50%
793
32%
721
20%
Brightness Distribution
91
83
-9%
95
4%
80
-12%
98
8%
97
7%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.9
5.12
-4%
5.2
-6%
10.58
-116%
1.2
76%
3.7
24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.1
10.9
-20%
8.9
2%
17.04
-87%
2.6
71%
10.3
-13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.4
7.3
-35%
4.8
11%
6.7
-24%
1.5
72%
1.5
72%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.203 100%
2.21 100%
1.631 135%
2.2 100%
2.1 105%
CCT
7487 87%
7371 88%
7430 87%
7184 90%
6339 103%
6611 98%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 510.2 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 510.2 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 510.2 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13646 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

60 Hz
60 Hz
90 Hz
90 Hz
120 Hz
120 Hz

The ROG Phone II covers 98% of the DCI P3 color space. There are four display modes. The spectrophotometer running CalMAN’s software reveals a slight bluish cast. The color temperature is on the cooler side, but this is not noticeable in day-to-day life

Mixed colors, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Mixed colors, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Color accuracy, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Color accuracy, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Saturation, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Saturation, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Grayscale, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Grayscale, profile: optimal, color space: DCI-P3
Mixed colors, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Mixed colors, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Color accuracy, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Color accuracy, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Saturation, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Saturation, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Grayscale, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3
Grayscale, profile: natural (user-adjusted), color space: DCI-P3

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).


Reflections on a cloudy day
Reflections on a cloudy day

The display is very reflective. The screen content is not legible in direct sunlight. However, in all other situations the screen content is easy to read because of high display brightness. The viewing angles are very stable.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Most powerful device

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus is an updated version of the Snapdragon 855 in the Black Shark 2 and in the Red Magic 3. Both SoCs have four high-efficiency Cortex-A55 cores, three fast Cortex-A76 cores, and one prime core, which is clocked at 2.84 GHz in the case of the Snapdragon 855 and at 2.96 GHz in the case of the 855+.

The Snapdragon 855+ also features the fastest graphics chip in the Android world. Only Apple’s A13 GPU is capable of beating the Adreno 640.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7196 Points ∼50%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
14489 Points ∼100% +101%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7936 Points ∼55% +10%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8024 Points ∼55% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
10177 Points ∼70% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (7196 - 8317, n=2)
7757 Points ∼54% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=331)
4681 Points ∼32% -35%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
9705 Points ∼85%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
9231 Points ∼81% -5%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11359 Points ∼100% +17%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11239 Points ∼99% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
10259 Points ∼90% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (9705 - 11388, n=2)
10547 Points ∼93% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=391)
4716 Points ∼42% -51%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
3603 Points ∼80%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2500 Points ∼55% -31%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3537 Points ∼79% -2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3520 Points ∼78% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4505 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (3603 - 3705, n=2)
3654 Points ∼81% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=391)
1426 Points ∼32% -60%
Geekbench 5
Metal Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6292 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3294 - 6448, n=5)
5360 Points ∼85%
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
2732 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2507 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (2430 - 2732, n=2)
2581 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (143 - 3794, n=43)
1387 Points ∼51% -49%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
2727 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4274 Points ∼100% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (2652 - 2727, n=4)
2701 Points ∼63% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 4593, n=51)
1757 Points ∼41% -36%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
2519 Points ∼70%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3575 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2306 Points ∼65% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (2519 - 2940, n=4)
2788 Points ∼78% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=63)
1848 Points ∼52% -27%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
761 Points ∼57%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
1343 Points ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
836 Points ∼62% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (761 - 792, n=4)
782 Points ∼58% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=63)
526 Points ∼39% -31%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11690 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
9430 Points ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8342 Points ∼71% -29%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11440 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
7812 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (8702 - 11690, n=4)
10384 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=425)
5426 Points ∼46% -54%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
15193 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
9707 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10330 Points ∼68% -32%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
13764 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
9793 Points ∼64% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (10286 - 15193, n=4)
12758 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=588)
5901 Points ∼39% -61%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
3565 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3365 Points ∼94% -6%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3174 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2488 Points ∼70% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (3489 - 3565, n=3)
3539 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=96)
2641 Points ∼74% -26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6521 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5768 Points ∼88% -12%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5757 Points ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5530 Points ∼84% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (6521 - 6640, n=3)
6563 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=96)
2598 Points ∼40% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5506 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4978 Points ∼90% -10%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4875 Points ∼88% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4348 Points ∼79% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (5506 - 5530, n=3)
5515 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=96)
2391 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4737 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3040 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4535 Points ∼96% -4%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4293 Points ∼91% -9%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3018 Points ∼64% -36%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2925 Points ∼62% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4635 - 4737, n=4)
4685 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=432)
2014 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7912 Points ∼94%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
5673 Points ∼68% -28%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7108 Points ∼85% -10%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7104 Points ∼85% -10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
8374 Points ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5371 Points ∼64% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (7912 - 8006, n=4)
7975 Points ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=432)
1813 Points ∼22% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6886 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4757 Points ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6312 Points ∼92% -8%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6202 Points ∼90% -10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6006 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4529 Points ∼66% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (6875 - 6916, n=4)
6898 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=433)
1690 Points ∼24% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4725 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3763 Points ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4462 Points ∼94% -6%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3877 Points ∼82% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
3087 Points ∼65% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4517 - 4725, n=4)
4613 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=461)
1925 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11344 Points ∼56%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8345 Points ∼41% -26%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10300 Points ∼51% -9%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
20154 Points ∼100% +78%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4449 Points ∼22% -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (11344 - 11448, n=4)
11418 Points ∼57% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=461)
2420 Points ∼12% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8651 Points ∼83%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6568 Points ∼63% -24%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7980 Points ∼77% -8%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
10427 Points ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4052 Points ∼39% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (8531 - 8651, n=4)
8598 Points ∼82% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=461)
2044 Points ∼20% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4438 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3637 Points ∼81% -18%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4262 Points ∼95% -4%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3037 Points ∼68% -32%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3218 Points ∼72% -27%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2977 Points ∼66% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4438 - 4519, n=4)
4492 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=512)
1923 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
7081 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
5174 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6362 Points ∼90% -10%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6336 Points ∼89% -11%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5761 Points ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5186 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (7044 - 7150, n=4)
7080 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=512)
1510 Points ∼21% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6253 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4730 Points ∼75% -24%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5734 Points ∼91% -8%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5104 Points ∼81% -18%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4901 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4452 Points ∼71% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (6253 - 6319, n=4)
6276 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=513)
1457 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
4370 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3668 Points ∼83% -16%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4240 Points ∼96% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2875 Points ∼65% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4370 - 4503, n=4)
4438 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=553)
1789 Points ∼40% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
11259 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8243 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9983 Points ∼89% -11%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5303 Points ∼47% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (10637 - 11259, n=4)
10829 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=552)
1989 Points ∼18% -82%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8338 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6454 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7673 Points ∼92% -8%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4465 Points ∼54% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (8136 - 8338, n=4)
8201 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=555)
1724 Points ∼21% -79%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
41296 Points ∼92%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
37475 Points ∼83% -9%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
45072 Points ∼100% +9%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
31012 Points ∼69% -25%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33925 Points ∼75% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
32302 Points ∼72% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (30561 - 41296, n=4)
34029 Points ∼75% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=708)
14454 Points ∼32% -65%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
113347 Points ∼54%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
80283 Points ∼39% -29%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
110432 Points ∼53% -3%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
106770 Points ∼51% -6%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
208190 Points ∼100% +84%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
70318 Points ∼34% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (113347 - 118129, n=4)
116727 Points ∼56% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=706)
22753 Points ∼11% -80%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
81679 Points ∼84%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
64029 Points ∼66% -22%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
83518 Points ∼86% +2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
69203 Points ∼71% -15%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
97216 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
55740 Points ∼57% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (72173 - 81679, n=4)
75410 Points ∼78% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=706)
18376 Points ∼19% -78%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
166 fps ∼54%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
150 fps ∼49% -10%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
167 fps ∼54% +1%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
167 fps ∼54% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
309 fps ∼100% +86%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
96 fps ∼31% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (166 - 185, n=3)
179 fps ∼58% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=723)
39 fps ∼13% -77%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
61 fps ∼67%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
89 fps ∼98% +46%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼66% -2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
91 fps ∼100% +49%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼66% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
58 fps ∼64% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (59 - 61, n=3)
60 fps ∼66% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=732)
28.7 fps ∼32% -53%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
100 fps ∼60%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
83 fps ∼49% -17%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
102 fps ∼61% +2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
101 fps ∼60% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
168 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
67 fps ∼40% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (100 - 112, n=3)
108 fps ∼64% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=627)
22.6 fps ∼13% -77%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
61 fps ∼72%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
75 fps ∼88% +23%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼71% -2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
85 fps ∼100% +39%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼71% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
53 fps ∼62% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (57 - 61, n=3)
59 fps ∼69% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=636)
19.9 fps ∼23% -67%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
71 fps ∼63%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
60 fps ∼54% -15%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
71 fps ∼63% 0%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
71 fps ∼63% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
112 fps ∼100% +58%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
67 fps ∼60% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (71 - 79, n=3)
76.3 fps ∼68% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=492)
18.3 fps ∼16% -74%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
58 fps ∼97%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
54 fps ∼90% -7%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼95% -2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
45 fps ∼75% -22%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
37 fps ∼62% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (40 - 58, n=3)
52 fps ∼87% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=494)
17.2 fps ∼29% -70%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
27 fps ∼60%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
21 fps ∼47% -22%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
25 fps ∼56% -7%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
25 fps ∼56% -7%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
45 fps ∼100% +67%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
16 fps ∼36% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (17 - 27, n=4)
22 fps ∼49% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=224)
9.83 fps ∼22% -64%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
18 fps ∼62%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
14 fps ∼48% -22%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼59% -6%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼59% -6%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
29 fps ∼100% +61%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
17 fps ∼59% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (18 - 19, n=4)
18.5 fps ∼64% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=222)
6.81 fps ∼23% -62%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
41 fps ∼72%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
34 fps ∼60% -17%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼67% -7%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼67% -7%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
57 fps ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
26 fps ∼46% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (25 - 41, n=4)
33.3 fps ∼58% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=228)
14.6 fps ∼26% -64%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
47 fps ∼64%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
37 fps ∼50% -21%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼58% -9%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼58% -9%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
74 fps ∼100% +57%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
46 fps ∼62% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (47 - 47, n=4)
47 fps ∼64% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=228)
16.2 fps ∼22% -66%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
43 fps ∼68%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
35 fps ∼56% -19%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼67% -2%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼67% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
63 fps ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
43 fps ∼68% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (43 - 48, n=3)
46 fps ∼73% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=417)
12.4 fps ∼20% -71%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
38 fps ∼78%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
31 fps ∼63% -18%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
36 fps ∼73% -5%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼76% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
49 fps ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
23 fps ∼47% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (24 - 41, n=3)
34.3 fps ∼70% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=421)
11.2 fps ∼23% -71%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
42.16 fps ∼2%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
33.05 fps ∼1% -22%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
32.26 (min: 8.31, max: 85.07) fps ∼1% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (42.2 - 4528, n=2)
2285 fps ∼100% +5320%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 4528, n=68)
83.5 fps ∼4% +98%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
35.02 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
27.18 (min: 8.36, max: 46.5) fps ∼2% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (35 - 2850, n=2)
1443 fps ∼100% +4021%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 2850, n=60)
62 fps ∼4% +77%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
38.94 fps ∼2%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
24.54 fps ∼1% -37%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
38.5 (min: 9.69, max: 72.94) fps ∼2% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (38.9 - 4462, n=2)
2250 fps ∼100% +5678%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 4462, n=58)
94.6 fps ∼4% +143%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
299878 Points ∼65%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
371562 Points ∼81%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
380913 Points ∼83%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
459850 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
333277 Points ∼72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
 
395265 Points ∼86%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=297)
143610 Points ∼31%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
242953 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
262286 Points ∼96%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
239512 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
273655 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼32%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5025 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4486 Score ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4967 Score ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4986 - 5025, n=2)
5006 Score ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=65)
2282 Score ∼45% -55%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
1465 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
1336 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1264 Points ∼86% -14%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1409 Points ∼96% -4%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
1383 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (1236 - 1485, n=3)
1395 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=656)
770 Points ∼53% -47%
Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
10467 Points ∼99%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
7957 Points ∼75% -24%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8125 Points ∼77% -22%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9443 Points ∼89% -10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
8401 Points ∼80% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (10467 - 10618, n=3)
10565 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=656)
2134 Points ∼20% -80%
Memory (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
6077 Points ∼91%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
5296 Points ∼80% -13%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3560 Points ∼53% -41%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6661 Points ∼100% +10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4306 Points ∼65% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4869 - 6077, n=3)
5346 Points ∼80% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=656)
1584 Points ∼24% -74%
System (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
8693 Points ∼97%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8613 Points ∼96% -1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5993 Points ∼67% -31%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8991 Points ∼100% +3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
8344 Points ∼93% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (8693 - 9294, n=3)
8992 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=656)
3080 Points ∼34% -65%
Overall (sort by value)
Asus ROG Phone 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 12288
5335 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4693 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3847 Points ∼72% -28%
Nubia Red Magic 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5314 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4520 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
  (4992 - 5335, n=3)
5150 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=656)
1545 Points ∼29% -71%

The ROG Phone II does very well in the browser benchmarks, and in everyday use even demanding websites feel perfectly smooth. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
128.525 Points ∼100% +91%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
67.333 Points ∼52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (62.4 - 67.3, n=3)
65 Points ∼51% -3%
Nubia Red Magic 3 (Chrome 74)
58.765 Points ∼46% -13%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 74)
48.929 Points ∼38% -27%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
45.538 Points ∼35% -32%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samung Browser 9.0)
44.128 Points ∼34% -34%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=123)
36.2 Points ∼28% -46%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
299.99 Points ∼100% +153%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
118.64 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (115 - 121, n=3)
118 Points ∼39% -1%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Browser 9.0)
91.774 Points ∼31% -23%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 70)
90.938 Points ∼30% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=553)
42.8 Points ∼14% -64%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
153 runs/min ∼100% +291%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (39.1 - 69.1, n=3)
58.2 runs/min ∼38% +49%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Browser 9.0)
56 runs/min ∼37% +43%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 74)
54.1 runs/min ∼35% +38%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
46.7 runs/min ∼31% +19%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=111)
39.8 runs/min ∼26% +2%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
39.1 runs/min ∼26%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
183 Points ∼100% +65%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Browser 9.0)
115 Points ∼63% +4%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
111 Points ∼61%
Nubia Red Magic 3 (Chrome 74)
110 Points ∼60% -1%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 70)
103 Points ∼56% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (93 - 111, n=3)
101 Points ∼55% -9%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
94 Points ∼51% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=185)
67.1 Points ∼37% -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
49151 Points ∼100% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (23999 - 25353, n=3)
24641 Points ∼50% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 2
24571 Points ∼50%
Nubia Red Magic 3 (Chrome 74)
22233 Points ∼45% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Browser 9.0)
20849 Points ∼42% -15%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 70)
18275 Points ∼37% -26%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
17011 Points ∼35% -31%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=714)
6989 Points ∼14% -72%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=739)
10353 ms * ∼100% -416%
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
2528.6 ms * ∼24% -26%
Nubia Red Magic 3 (Chrome 74)
2330 ms * ∼23% -16%
Asus ROG Phone (Chrome 70)
2154 ms * ∼21% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus (2007 - 2134, n=3)
2054 ms * ∼20% -2%
Asus ROG Phone 2 (Chrome 78)
2006.5 ms * ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Browser 9.0)
1856.6 ms * ∼18% +7%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Safari Mobile 13.0)
571.7 ms * ∼6% +72%

* ... smaller is better

Asus forgoes expandable storage, offering 512 GB of internal memory instead, which should be more than enough for downloading MOBAs or RPGs with all their associated files. The read and write speeds of UFS 3.0 flash memory are very fast – when it comes to loading times in games, the ROG Phone II is unbeatable. 

Asus ROG Phone 2Asus ROG PhoneXiaomi Black Shark 2Nubia Red Magic 3Apple iPhone 11 ProSamsung Galaxy S10 PlusAverage 512 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-28%
-49%
-28%
-47%
-12%
-78%
Random Write 4KB
165.26
152.03
-8%
25
-85%
160.1
-3%
22.7
-86%
99.8 (34.4 - 165, n=2)
-40%
24.6 (0.14 - 259, n=789)
-85%
Random Read 4KB
165.95
141.61
-15%
145.18
-13%
152.2
-8%
135.16
-19%
162 (158 - 166, n=2)
-2%
49.9 (1.59 - 226, n=789)
-70%
Sequential Write 256KB
386.4
243.3
-37%
195.65
-49%
190.5
-51%
249.06
-36%
390 (386 - 395, n=2)
1%
102 (2.99 - 590, n=789)
-74%
Sequential Read 256KB
1487.05
724.68
-51%
792.81
-47%
776.9
-48%
811.17
-45%
1395 (1303 - 1487, n=2)
-6%
285 (12.1 - 1781, n=789)
-81%

Gaming – Air triggers for more comfort while gaming

The powerful SoC and a massive 12 GB of RAM make the dry specifications sheet glow. The Adreno 640 is only second to Apple’s A13 GPU, and on the Android side there is nothing that can beat it. There are dedicated chips for Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR, according to the manufacturer. Our performance analysis with Gamebench shows that all games that we have benchmarked run at the maximum frame rate almost all of the time.

The game launcher known as "Armoury Crate" allows users to view their game library, to check the CPU, GPU and battery status and to configure the air triggers, the fan speed and the RGB logo. 

When using the air triggers, reaching on-screen buttons with your thumb can be quite difficult. However, this is not a problem in such games as Fortnite, where you can easily move the on-screen buttons around.

Armoury Crate, console
Armoury Crate, console
Library
Library
Performance profile
Performance profile
Game Genie
Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Subway Surfer
Subway Surfer
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Arena of Valor
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; 1.32.1.2: Ø61.4 (60-63)
; 1.32.1.2: Ø30.4 (30-31)
Asphalt 9: Legends
010203040506070Tooltip
; 1.8.1a: Ø57.5 (44-61)
; 1.8.1a: Ø59.6 (56-61)
Subway Surfers
0102030405060708090100110120130Tooltip
; 1.112.0: Ø120 (118-121)
Temle Run II
0102030405060708090100110120130Tooltip
Asus ROG Phone 2 Adreno 640, 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; 1.62.1: Ø120 (118-121)
Dead Trigger 2
0102030405060708090100110120130Tooltip
Asus ROG Phone 2 Adreno 640, 855+, 512 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; 1.6.3: Ø120 (118-121)

Emissions – Temperatures are not critical even without the fan

Temperature

GFX Manhatten Performance
Manhattan

The device becomes noticeably warm when taxed. However, the maximum temperature of 38 °C is not that unusual. The frame rates drop slightly under continuous load, and after a while they drop even further, but even then they are still on a high level. 

The FLIR images show what kind of improvements the fan brings to the table: The smartphone is 10 °C cooler when running in performance mode with the fan on.

Max. Load
 36.5 °C
98 F
36 °C
97 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
 37.9 °C
100 F
38.2 °C
101 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
 37.2 °C
99 F
38.1 °C
101 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Average: 35.5 °C = 96 F
28.2 °C
83 F
27.9 °C
82 F
29.3 °C
85 F
26.9 °C
80 F
25.8 °C
78 F
29.9 °C
86 F
28.9 °C
84 F
26.3 °C
79 F
33.3 °C
92 F
Maximum: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Average: 28.5 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.3 °C = 81 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260 (mit Lüfter)
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.3 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
flir in Xmode without the fan
flir in Xmode without the fan
flir in Xmode with the fan
flir in Xmode with the fan

Speakers – Good and loud

Pink noise
Pink noise

The speakers are very loud, thanks to the dual NXP amplifier. The overall impression is good, but it is nothing extraordinary; the flagships from Apple and Samsung and the gaming phone from Xiaomi sound much better. 

The included in-ear headphones also sound just okay. However, when used with the ZenEar Pro audio profile, the earphones sound quite good.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.937.92529.2313121.525.14024.225.75034.3336324.425.7802525.610024.32812523.535.316023.849.920020.950.825019.457.231518.263.940016.765.150015.868.863014.668.280014.46910001476.3125014.576.9160014.276.5200014.378.1250013.579.7315014.882.240001579.3500014.477.7630014.975.3800014.573.6100001570.21250014.864.71600015.157.8SPL27.189.4N0.976.8median 14.9median 69Delta2.510.335.735.127.625.230.621.824.821.832.73424.627.923.227.519.235.417.942.316.556.115.253.517.352.617.253.316.855.614.660.41464.714.76114.765.114.868.81572.214.973.91576.514.676.31474.815.174.314.673.814.873.415.168.815.161.615.555.527850.958.7median 15median 64.70.49.534.832.622.424.922.724.923.820.930.930.920.422.42320.821.123.416.936.317.853.315.650.614.855.616.262.714.364.513.865.913.769.814.869.814.673.414.974.713.975.414.276.313.875.714.678.515.578.314.478.814.277.215.174.415.271.515.167.614.863.526.787.80.872.7median 14.8median 69.80.69.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ROG Phone 2Apple iPhone 11 ProSamsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ROG Phone 2 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple iPhone 11 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 27% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Energy Consumption

With the exception of the Red Magic 3, all other smartphones featured in this review manage their power consumption quite well. Here, Samsung’s flagship smartphone has the highest power draw under load and the iPhone 11 Pro the lowest.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.15 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.68 / 1.05 / 1.07 Watt
Load midlight 4.14 / 9.05 Watt
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