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Asus ROG Phone 3: Not only hardware makes the difference

The ROG Phone 3 is a mighty piece of hardware and the best gaming smartphone that we have ever seen. However, this is not only due to the powerful hardware, Asus has also got a lot of other things right.

Even the cheap Strix version of the Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with very powerful hardware and can impress with a Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 144 Hz screen is super responsive and also supports HDR. It does not just sound good, it proves to be good in our review.

It is the refinements that set the ROG Phone apart from the rest of the competition. In addition to a USB 2.0 port, the Asus smartphone also features a 3.1 port, which not only offers very fast data transfer rates but also allows users to connect external UHD displays and other accessories to the device. The cooling solution is also quite sophisticated, and it manages to keep the smartphone from throttling down with the help of a modular fan. The killer feature is the Air Triggers, which are powered by ultrasonic sensors and which allows users a fine level of control when gaming. 

Good software support is the key selling point that Asus has to offer. The X Mode and Game Genie really enrich the experience and allow users to set different settings for each individual title, block notifications and easily monitor the system status. The most import thing, though, is the fact that Asus not only offers highly capable hardware but also works with game publishers to ensure that the key features are supported in games. This is why hundreds of titles can actually run at 120 or 144 FPS on the ROG Phone 3. 

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Daniel Schmidt, 2020-09- 7 (Update: 2020-09- 5)