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Asus ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro review - Probably the best gaming smartphone

Pure performance. The ROG phone takes up the design of the similarly named laptop series, standing for gaming performance without compromises in pocket format. Asus again uses the most powerful Qualcomm SoC and offers optional active cooling for the first time. In addition, the camera finally also received an upgrade.

This year, Asus skips the S model and has equipped its gaming smartphone directly with the pimped up model of Qualcomm's top SoC. A good decision, since that has a reputation of not only being slightly more powerful but also significantly more efficient.

In addition to the new chip set, the display is also improved, offering a higher refresh rate as well as improved touch sensitivity. Furthermore, the Asus ROG Phone 6 (Pro) now uses a modern Sony IMX766 image sensor that is also used in other flagship smartphones of 2022.

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (ROG Phone Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
18 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.78 inch 20.4:9, 2448 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive, 720 Hz touch sampling rate, 23 ms touch latency, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 165 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 
, 487 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerator, e-compass, proximity, gyro, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 6, grip press detection, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (band 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8, 19), LTE Cat. 20 (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66, 71), 5G Sub6 (band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.3 x 173 x 77 ( = 0.41 x 6.81 x 3.03 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Quick Charge 5.0, PD 3.0 + PPS
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Sony IMX766, f/1.9, 1/1.56", 1.0 µm) + 13 MPix (ultra-wide) + 5 MPix (macro); 8k video, Camera2 API Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (Sony IMX663)
Additional features
Speakers: 5 magnet 12x16 super linear speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, 65W charger, SIM tool, aero case, ROG UI, 24 Months Warranty, GNSS: GPS (L1/L5), GLONASS (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5), NavIC (L5), Widevine L1; SAR: N/A, fanless
Weight
239 g ( = 8.43 oz / 0.53 pounds), Power Supply: 195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds)
Price
1299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.5 %
08/2022
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
239 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.78"2448x1080
88.7 %
12/2021
Asus ROG Phone 5s
SD 888+ 5G, Adreno 660
238 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.78"2448x1080
85.7 %
06/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
220 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85 %
03/2022
Nubia RedMagic 7
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
226 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"2400x1080

Case - ROG phone with Gorilla Glass Victus

The two Asus ROG Phone 6 models look very similar to their predecessors and can be recognized immediately as gaming smartphones. The standard and the Pro model differentiate themselves particularly with their displays on the back, which now offer 60 new animations. While the standard model has an RGB matrix, the Pro model offers a PMOLED display. The standard model is available in black (Phantom Black) and white (Storm White) versions, and the ROG Phone 6 Pro only in white.

The workmanship of both smartphones is very good, and any gaps between the materials are very tight and even. The case doesn't respond to any attempts of warping and doesn't produce creaking noises. Our only minor point of complaint might be the display-to-surface ratio of 82%, although the slightly thicker bezels on the short sides could be quite practical when the ROG Phone is held in landscape format, and the bezels also house the two front speakers. In addition, the ROG Phone is no lightweight at 239 grams (~8.4 oz).

While the back is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the display uses the modern Victus glass. Although the IPX4 certification demonstrates protection from splashes for all the sides, the smartphones of the ROG Phone 6 series are not waterproof. The card tray is made of plastic and can take up two Nano-SIM cards.

Size Comparison

173 mm / 6.81 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 10.3 mm / 0.4055 inch 239 g0.527 lbs172.83 mm / 6.8 inch 77.25 mm / 3.04 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 238 g0.525 lbs170.57 mm / 6.72 inch 78.33 mm / 3.08 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 226 g0.4982 lbs163.9 mm / 6.45 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 220 g0.485 lbs

Equipment - Smartphone with two USB ports

In terms of equipment, Asus hardly changed anything from the ROG Phone 5s but only removed the additional touch sensors on the back. The AirTrigger ultrasound sensors are now included in the sixth generation and can again be configured using the X mode. They serve as additional input keys while gaming and support tapping, swiping, and pushing gestures.

The USB 2.0 port at the bottom edge is primarily meant for charging of the smartphone. The port on the long side works according to the specifications for USB 3.2 (Gen. 2), not only supporting high data transfer rates and fast charging according to the PD 3.0 or QuickCharge 5.0 standards, but also wired display output in Ultra HD resolution.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left: SIM, USB
Left: SIM, USB
Right: AirTrigger, volume, power, AirTrigger
Right: AirTrigger, volume, power, AirTrigger
Bottom: audio, USB, microphone
Bottom: audio, USB, microphone

Software - Only two years of updates for the ROG Phone 6 Pro

The Asus ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro are delivered with Google Android 12 and the ROG UI. Asus doesn't preinstall a lot of third-party software, but mainly only a few apps by Meta and Netflix. An important part is the X mode, allowing you to configure many components of the smartphone such as the AirTriggers, illumination, and the optional AeroCooler.

During our test period, the ROG Phones were regularly provided with updates that also always contained a few smaller optimizations. Unfortunately the period in which updates will be provided is relatively short with only two years.

Communication and GNSS - Powerful in the WLAN and locating itself

The Asus ROG Phone 6 supports all the modern communication standards. For mobile communication, this means 5G-Sub6 with a wide frequency band coverage in the best case. The Pro model supports a few additional bands and allows slightly higher transfer rates in the LTE and 5G networks. At least, this is the case in theory, since in practice, the high values of up to 4.5 and 4.9 Gbit/s will probably still remain unachievable in the near future.

In the WLAN, the gaming smartphone is absolutely convincing in combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, achieving stable and high transfer rates in the 5-GHz as well as the 6-GHz networks. In addition, it also supports dual-Wi-Fi and is therefore even able to connect to two networks at the same time. 

Networking
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1553 (min: 1451) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1616 (min: 1469) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1730 (min: 1564) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1617 (min: 1593) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 transmit AX12
853 (min: 437) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
839 (min: 794) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
853 (min: 785) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
943 (min: 893) MBit/s ∼58%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
717 (min: 608) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
227 (min: 74) MBit/s ∼14%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
610 (min: 44.3) MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
657 (min: 57.7) MBit/s ∼41%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1440 (min: 853) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1309 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼81%
iperf3 transmit AX12
486 (min: 5.59) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AX12
459 (min: 15.5) MBit/s ∼55%
095190285380475570665760855950104511401235133014251520161517101805Tooltip
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1730 (1564-1806)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1593-1641)
; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1551 (1451-1625)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1469-1714)
GPS Test: indoors
indoors
GPS Test: outdoors
outdoors
GPSTest: supports networks
GNSS

The ROG Phone 6 uses all the customary global satellite navigation systems including the Indian NavIC to determine its location. The satfix succeeds quickly even indoors and is surprisingly accurate.

We compare the Asus smartphone with the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch during a short bike tour. Both devices record exactly the same route length, and the detailed route recording also reveals no weaknesses, so that we can recommend the ROG Phone 6 for navigation tasks without any reservations.

GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: around the lake
GNSS test route: turning loop
GNSS test route: turning loop
GNSS test route: overview
GNSS test route: overview

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The four integrated microphones of the Asus ROG Phone 6 (Pro) ensure a good voice quality. When holding the phone to the ear, the voice of our conversation partner sounds natural and is easy to understand. Lower volume background noises are reliably filtered out. On the other hand, loud surroundings lead to a distorted voice reproduction, although without limiting the understandability too much.

The Asus smartphone is able to accept two Nano-SIM cards, and VoLTE as well as the possibility of making WLAN calls are supported. In addition, a configurable function to take calls is also implemented. 

Cameras - A powerful sensor for a gaming smartphone

Selfie with the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Selfie with the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro

Asus kept the IMX686 sensor for its main camera for a long time, but now the ROG Phone 6 (Pro) is finally equipped with a modern camera sensor. With the Sony IMX766, the same sensor as in the OnePlus 10T or Oppo Find X5 Pro is also used here and should allow for a more demanding image composition.

In daylight, the Asus smartphone succeeds in taking quite attractive pictures that are distinguished by an appropriate dynamic and high level of detail. Short zoom levels up to 2x or 3x are also attractive, but the pictures become more pixelated beyond that. In low light conditions, the sensor will fairly quickly reach its limits.

While the additional ultra-wide angle lens is sufficient for simple snapshots, at full enlargement level, you can see many muddy spots and details disappear in small pixel heaps. Even though the macro lens has a slightly higher resolution than others of its kind, we notice some visible image noise even in good light conditions. In addition, the macro mode has to be activated manually.

In good light conditions, the front camera produces balanced selfies, but there is visible image noise already indoors. It allows video recording in Ultra HD resolution at 30 FPS. The main camera allows video recording in 8k resolution at 24 FPS or in Ultra HD at up to 60 FPS.

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.

HauptkameraHauptkameraUltraweitwinkel5-facher ZoomLow-Light
ColorChecker
9.2 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: 6.72 ∆E min: 0.84 - max: 13.47 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
54 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
60.7 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
63.1 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
72.2 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
78.7 ∆E
70.1 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: 46.1 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 78.73 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - The fan isn't there anymore

The manufacturer offers a 24-month warranty for the Asus ROG Phone 6 or 6 Pro in Germany.

There is no difference in the included accessories, and the elaborately designed package of both smartphones includes a plastic case, a modular 65-Watt charger, and a USB-C cable. So the Pro model doesn't include the attachable AeroActive Cooler anymore, and it has to be purchased separately.

The new AeroActive Cooler 6 is significantly larger than its predecessor. Besides the cooling function, with its four additional control keys and foldable stand, it offers an additional value but can also get fairly loud at up to 45 dB (A). However, in contrast to the internal fan of the RedMagic 7, the fan here doesn't produce a similar high-frequency noise, so it won't be as annoying.

Asus also offers additional accessories, including attachable controllers, a full docking station, and more.

Input Devices and Operation - 720 Hz touch sampling rate in the ROG Phone 6

A fast touchscreen is of essential significance for a gaming smartphone, so Asus increased the touch sampling rate to 720 Hz and promises an extremely small response delay. The sliding characteristics of the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus surface are excellent, hardly offering any resistance to the fingers. The two additional ultrasound keys (AirTrigger 6) on the right side can replace some of the onscreen controls, causing the hands to cover less of the display surface.

For biometric security, an optical fingerprint sensor is housed underneath the display. It offers very good recognition rates and unlocks the Asus ROG Phone 6 (Pro) quickly. The same is also the case for the additional or alternative option of face recognition, but this is less secure.

With the Asus BackTap, there is an additional sensor area at the back, allowing you to execute additional commands such as creating a screenshot or opening the camera app. The integrated screen recorder offers recordings in 1080p at up to 120 FPS.

Display - Superbright AMOLED at up to 165 Hz

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

In terms of the form factor and resolution, the 6.78-inch AMOLED display is identical to that of the predecessor. However, Asus has increased the brightness noticeably. Both the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro, which use the same panel, reach 868 cd/m² on average with a pure white display. But this is only possible when the brightness sensor is activated, and if you adjust the brightness manually, it can still reach up to 549 cd/m². The peak brightness is reached with an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL18), rising up to 1,321 cd/m², which is about 300 cd/m² brighter than the ROG Phone 5s and optimally suited for the display of HDR content.

The refresh rate can rise up to 165 Hz. However, this is not an LTPO panel, so that the smallest possible refresh rate is at 60 Hz. When the automatic control is active, the system switches between 60 and 120 Hz. Only with the X mode, this is increased to 144 or 165 Hz. Alternatively, the desired refresh rate can also be adjusted manually in the settings.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 (Pro) is also not spared the OLED typical flickering. At minimal display brightness - which by the way turns out relatively high - the display flickers fairly irregularly between 220.2 and 672.1 Hz. These irregular variations can lead to some difficulties for sensitive users. Only from a panel brightness above 150 cd/m² (73%), we measure a constant 165 Hz. Optionally, a DC dimming mode is also available, but it only works at 60 Hz.

856
cd/m²
866
cd/m²
872
cd/m²
863
cd/m²
860
cd/m²
873
cd/m²
875
cd/m²
867
cd/m²
882
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 882 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 868.2 cd/m² Minimum: 6.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 860 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.4 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.08
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.78
Asus ROG Phone 5s
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.78
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Nubia RedMagic 7
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.80
Screen
12%
-44%
-44%
Brightness middle
860
749
-13%
642
-25%
683
-21%
Brightness
868
750
-14%
637
-27%
685
-21%
Brightness Distribution
97
97
0%
96
-1%
95
-2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.4
1.4
42%
3.19
-33%
3.6
-50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.9
2.8
28%
7.12
-83%
6.7
-72%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.5
1.8
28%
4.9
-96%
5
-100%
Gamma
2.08 106%
2.29 96%
2.22 99%
2.14 103%
CCT
6640 98%
6602 98%
7671 85%
7537 86%

* ... 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 672.1 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 672.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 672.1 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19601 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum panel brightness
min.
25% panel brightness
25%
50% panel brightness
50%
75% panel brightness
75%
maximum manual panel brightness
100%

Series of measurements with a fixed zoom level and various brightness settings

In the analysis with CalMAN, the Asus ROG Phone 6 shows a fairly cool color reproduction in the state of delivery. Those who prefer a more natural color reproduction can get this by selecting the Natural profile and Warm white balance. 

Grayscale (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Colors (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Color Space (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Color Space (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (profile: Natural; white balance: max. Warm; target 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
0.998 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.4794 ms rise
↘ 0.5186 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 0.4 (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 (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.042 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5158 ms rise
↘ 0.5258 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 0.25 (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 (35.9 ms).

Outdoors, the smartphones of the ROG 6 series offer a good readability, even possessing sufficient reserves for bright summer days. However, sometimes the brightness sensor takes a moment to respond to a new lighting situation.

The viewing angle stability of the Asus smartphones is very good, and from steep viewing angles, only the brightness is slightly reduced. 

Outdoors
Outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the ROG Phone 6

The smartphones of the ROG Phone 6 series are all run by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. On the other hand, the RAM equipment varies depending on the model, ranging through 12, 16, and 18 GB of working memory, with the latter reserved for the Pro model. But unfortunately, we did not see an advantage in the benchmarks resulting from the larger amount of memory.

While the performance increases in terms of CPU speed remain within limits, the new SoC is about 20% faster in AI computations compared to its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 predecessor. However, Qualcomm has also changed only little in the CPU, only increasing the clock speed of the Prime cores by about 200 MHz.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1324 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1309 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (930 - 1356, n=13)
1289 Points ∼97% -2%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1257 Points ∼95% -4%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1244 Points ∼94% -5%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1236 Points ∼93% -6%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
1156 Points ∼87% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=265, last 2 years)
730 Points ∼55% -44%
Multi-Core
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3987 - 4436, n=13)
4216 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
4179 Points ∼99% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4162 Points ∼99%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
3813 Points ∼90% -8%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3742 Points ∼89% -10%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
3668 Points ∼87% -12%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3488 Points ∼83% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=265, last 2 years)
2356 Points ∼56% -43%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1119358 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1115017 Points ∼100% 0%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1041980 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (846323 - 1119358, n=12)
1021933 Points ∼91% -9%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
856953 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=158, last 2 years)
579836 Points ∼52% -48%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
17727 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
17377 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
16592 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (11029 - 17727, n=12)
15080 Points ∼85% -15%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
13295 Points ∼75% -25%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12578 Points ∼71% -29%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12144 Points ∼69% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=212, last 2 years)
10339 Points ∼58% -42%
CrossMark - Overall
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1130 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1128 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (806 - 1178, n=12)
1052 Points ∼93% -7%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
956 Points ∼85% -15%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 16384
916 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=96, last 2 years)
765 Points ∼68% -32%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8753 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
8406 Points ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6423 - 8753, n=12)
7797 Points ∼89% -7%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6799 Points ∼78% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 8753, n=178, last 2 years)
4612 Points ∼53% -45%
System
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
13119 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
12962 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (10047 - 13563, n=12)
12200 Points ∼93% -6%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10340 Points ∼79% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=178, last 2 years)
8151 Points ∼62% -37%
Memory
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
9017 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
8886 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (6124 - 9017, n=12)
7824 Points ∼87% -13%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6523 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=178, last 2 years)
5192 Points ∼58% -42%
Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
26660 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
26312 Points ∼99% -1%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
21944 Points ∼82% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (16742 - 26660, n=12)
21620 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=178, last 2 years)
8874 Points ∼33% -67%
Web
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
1914 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1559 - 2006, n=12)
1830 Points ∼96% +14%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1602 Points ∼84%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1444 Points ∼75% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=178, last 2 years)
1406 Points ∼73% -12%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=155, last 2 years)
52108 Points ∼100% +666%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
6805 Points ∼13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1043 - 7865, n=11)
6385 Points ∼12% -6%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
5995 Points ∼12% -12%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5982 Points ∼11% -12%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
82801 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 16384
81966 Points ∼99% -1%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
68880 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3291 - 84787, n=11)
60534 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=98, last 2 years)
22272 Points ∼27% -73%

Nominally, the Adreno 730 is already used in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but in the Plus model, its clock speed is supposed to be 10% higher. This is also confirmed by our benchmarks, which show increases between 8 and 11%.

However, it is interesting that the ROG Phone 6 Pro only reaches lower frame rates in the GFXBench tests than it should, placing significantly behind the Phone 6. One reason for this might be the additional two Gigabytes of working memory, since the SoC nominally only supports up to 16 GB of RAM. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2760 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2757 Points ∼100% 0%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2549 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2534 Points ∼92% -8%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2523 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1532 Points ∼56% -44%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2818 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2803 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2606 Points ∼92% -8%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2604 Points ∼92% -8%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2575 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1538 Points ∼55% -45%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11024 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10984 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10238 Points ∼93% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10185 Points ∼92% -8%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10175 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5824 Points ∼53% -47%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10062 Points ∼100%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9826 Points ∼98%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5818 Points ∼58%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5087 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4794 Points ∼94% +1%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4771 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4743 Points ∼93%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼77% -18%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20955 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20490 Points ∼98% -2%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19364 Points ∼92% -8%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18090 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12752 Points ∼61% -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11909 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11861 Points ∼100% 0%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11528 Points ∼97% -3%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10005 Points ∼84% -16%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9553 Points ∼80% -20%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13341 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13244 Points ∼99% -1%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13121 Points ∼98% -2%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
12123 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11389 Points ∼85% -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27751 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27490 Points ∼99% -1%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25906 Points ∼93% -7%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
25285 Points ∼91% -9%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17018 Points ∼61% -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5278 Points ∼100% +11%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4811 Points ∼91% +2%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4735 Points ∼90%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4707 Points ∼89% -1%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4296 Points ∼81% -9%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
165 fps ∼100% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
165 fps ∼100%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼36% -64%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
380 fps ∼100% +7%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
356 fps ∼94%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
352 fps ∼93% -1%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
161 fps ∼100% +6%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
152 fps ∼94%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼37% -61%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
213 fps ∼100% +3%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
206 fps ∼97%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
181 fps ∼85% -12%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
136 fps ∼100% +21%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps ∼82%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼41% -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
173 fps ∼100% +29%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps ∼77%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps ∼64% -17%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps ∼100% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps ∼100%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼47% -53%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
102 fps ∼100% +36%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼74%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps ∼62% -16%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼100% +3%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps ∼97%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼94% -3%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼91% -6%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼64% -34%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼56% -42%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼100% +44%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼90% +31%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼77% +11%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼69%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps ∼58% -17%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps ∼37% -47%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼100% +41%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼86% +20%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼71%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼63% -12%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼51% -28%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼41% -42%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
136 fps ∼100% +40%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
123 fps ∼90% +27%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps ∼71%
Oppo Find X5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps ∼69% -3%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼60% -16%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼44% -38%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
144.7 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
143.998 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (76.2 - 155, n=12)
123.2 Points ∼85% -15%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
103 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=175, last 2 years)
73.4 Points ∼51% -49%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
128 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
128 runs/min ∼100%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
104 runs/min ∼81% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69.1 - 134, n=10)
102.3 runs/min ∼80% -20%
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=163, last 2 years)
70.3 runs/min ∼55% -45%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
53898 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
53534 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (17622 - 54646, n=12)
41107 Points ∼76% -24%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
38407 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=194, last 2 years)
26793 Points ∼50% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=184, last 2 years)
2597 ms * ∼100% -197%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
1125 ms * ∼43% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (763 - 1707, n=11)
1087 ms * ∼42% -24%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
874.2 ms * ∼34%
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
763 ms * ∼29% +13%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
195 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
187 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (106 - 209, n=10)
154.2 Points ∼79% -21%
Oppo Find X5 Pro (Chrome 99)
133 Points ∼68% -32%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=175, last 2 years)
102.2 Points ∼52% -48%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
142 Points ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6 (Chrome 103)
138 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (69 - 146, n=11)
111.1 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=53, last 2 years)
88.1 Points ∼62% -38%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (55.7 - 619, n=14, last 2 years)
302 ms * ∼100% -59%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
190.4 ms * ∼63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
190.4 ms * ∼63% -0%

* ... smaller is better

Asus ROG Phone 6 ProAsus ROG Phone 5sXiaomi Black Shark 5 ProNubia RedMagic 7Average 512 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-21%
3%
-15%
-19%
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
1949.16
1972
1%
1945.4
0%
1750
-10%
1871 ?(1710 - 1999, n=15)
-4%
985 ?(45.6 - 1999, n=257, last 2 years)
-49%
Sequential Write 256KB
1454.5
770
-47%
1485.2
2%
1260
-13%
927 ?(575 - 1484, n=15)
-36%
561 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=257, last 2 years)
-61%
Random Read 4KB
297.48
297.8
0%
344.9
16%
306.2
3%
279 ?(208 - 323, n=15)
-6%
182.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=257, last 2 years)
-39%
Random Write 4KB
459.66
287.2
-38%
424.8
-8%
282.5
-39%
323 ?(221 - 475, n=15)
-30%
183.4 ?(18.4 - 503, n=258, last 2 years)
-60%

Games - Asus unleashes the gaming beast

We evaluate the gaming characteristics of the Asus ROG Phone 6 (Pro) using GameBench, without adding the external fan. However, the gaming smartphone still doesn't show any weaknesses under constant load and doesn't demand any compromises between performance and display quality.

In contrast to the predecessor, we are unable to tease out the full frame rates in all games. For example, after a system update we don't have the 90 FPS in PUBG at the lowest graphics level anymore, but only 60 FPS. Similarly, in Armajet the Asus smartphone also could not be convinced to display more than 30 FPS. But Asus will surely still provide some improvements here in the future.  

League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø29.8 (29-30)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Call of Duty Mobile; low; 1.0.34: Ø90.5 (88-91)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.34: Ø59.8 (55-60)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; League of Legends: Wild Rift; lowest; 3.3.0.5735: Ø108.6 (68-120)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; League of Legends: Wild Rift; max; 3.3.0.5735: Ø60 (57-61)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.1.0: Ø59.4 (50-61)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.1.0: Ø59.5 (51-61)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.1.0: Ø59.9 (57-61)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.1.0: Ø39.9 (39-41)

Emissions - The ROG Phone 6 likes it hot and noisy

Temperatures

The SoC is placed in the center (image: Asus)
The SoC is placed in the center (image: Asus)

The surface temperatures of the Asus ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro are slightly elevated in idle operation, but then they hardly increase under some load. However, this looks different under heavy load such as in the stress test of the 3DMark where we measure some top values of up to 50 °C (122 °) in the frame. But with the help of the fan, the surface can also be cooled correspondingly.

Asus has placed the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the center of the case in order to be able to place the optional AeroActive cooler right above it. In the 3DMark stress test, not only does this result in cooler fingers, but also in absolutely stable frame rates. But even without the additional cooling fan, the cooling concept of the ROG smartphone is sufficient to maintain the long term performance for a relatively long time. In the long run, the ROG Phone 6 is even faster than the iPhone 13 Pro.

Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
36.6 °C
98 F
36 °C
97 F
 
 34.7 °C
94 F
36.3 °C
97 F
37 °C
99 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
35.7 °C
96 F
35.5 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 37 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.7 °C = 96 F
33.6 °C
92 F
34.3 °C
94 F
34.6 °C
94 F
34.3 °C
94 F
35.4 °C
96 F
34.6 °C
94 F
33.4 °C
92 F
34.8 °C
95 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  32 °C = 90 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95.2 % ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89.3 % ∼94% -6%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
86.3 % ∼91% -9%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 % ∼83% -17%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68.6 % ∼72% -28%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.4 % ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
92 % ∼93% -7%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91.5 % ∼92% -8%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89.1 % ∼90% -10%
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Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; with Fan: Ø16.7 (16.6-16.7)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; without Fan: Ø16.2 (15.4-16.7)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; without Fan: Ø61.5 (59.8-62.8)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; without Fan: Ø56.6 (43-62.7)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; with Fan: Ø65.7 (65.6-66.1)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; without Fan: Ø65.7 (64-66)

Speakers

The sound of the Asus ROG Phone 6 is impressive. It offers two really good speakers that not only can get very loud but also deliver a surprising amount of bass.

The integrated audio port is one of the best we have seen in a smartphone so far. It shows itself in our test as absolutely free of noise (SNR: 110,62 dBFS). Those who prefer wireless headphones or speakers can take advantage of all the usual audio codecs via Bluetooth (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.640.3252944.43127.841.24025.845.45032.547.96322.446.28024.548.510019.449.312516.552.616018.458.720012.858.42509.958.331511.363.140013.163.950011.473.26301177.280011.680.7100012.381.212501282.1160012.482.8200012.283.625001383.4315012.881.5400013.280.9500013.480.4630013.882.5800013.379.31000013.372.91250013.567.61600013.161.3SPL24.993.3N0.6101.6median 13median 77.2Delta0.79.539.242.133.939273032.428.1363230.928.319.429.519.939.115.544.615.949.912.350.312.955.712.957.49.960.210.266.313.468.61773.814.275.512.87711.776.610.276.411.676.113731574.31673.914.669.615.270.815.970.916.368.316.652.726.286.20.765.9median 14.2median 69.61.99.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ROG Phone 6 ProXiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (93.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - 6,000 mAh for a long runtime

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is inconspicuous and very low, particularly during idle operation.

In the tests with adjusted display brightness, it shows a similar power consumption as the predecessor, despite its higher performance.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.07 / 0.23 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.31 / 1.36 Watt
Load midlight 3.77 / 7.04 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1: Ø5.76 (1.02-11.1)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G: Ø6.02 (1.174-11.2)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.2 (9.9-10.5)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.5 (9.84-11)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.178 (1.119-1.31)
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.267 (0.977-1.686)

Battery Life

We tested the battery life of the Asus smartphones with a display brightness of 150 cd/m². While we ran the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro with a fixed refresh rate of 60 Hz and DC dimming, the ROG Phone 6 ran at 165 Hz.

The batteries (2 x 3000 mAh) of the Pro model last almost 2 hours longer, if we don't use the increased refresh rate. However, we also need to mention that the 16 hours of the ROG Phone 6 also represent an excellent result.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (60 Hz, Chrome 103)
18h 17min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1097 min ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
899 min ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
752 min ∼69% -31%
Asus ROG Phone 5s
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
734 min ∼67% -33%
Nubia RedMagic 7
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
667 min ∼61% -39%

Pros

+ high and stable performance
+ bright, fast, and accurate AMOLED display
+ very fast dual-WLAN
+ very good battery life
+ clear audio port with quad-DAC
+ powerful speakers

Cons

- no wireless charging
- heavy
- only two years of updates
- minimal display brightness is too high

Verdict - The Asus gamer gets even better

Testing the Asus ROG Phone 6 und 6 Pro. Test units provided by Asus Germany.
Testing the Asus ROG Phone 6 und 6 Pro. Test units provided by Asus Germany.

The ROG Phone 6 series presents itself as a successful and well-thought-out advancement of its predecessor. Asus has again succeeded in managing the top SoC from Qualcomm even without an active cooling system. With the attachable AeroActive cooler, there is an option that allows you to use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 almost without any loss in performance.

Again included are the AirTrigger ultrasound sensors. The display has not only become brighter, but now also offers a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz as well as a touch sampling rate of 720 Hz. In addition, the camera setup was improved with a new main sensor that is also used in other flagship smartphones.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro create some enthusiasm in the hearts of those gamers who don't like to compromise.

However, the model selection is at least questionable. The differences between the ROG Phone 6 and the Pro version are not particularly large. The latter only offers an additional 2 GB of RAM, the PMOLED display on the back, and a few more mobile communication frequencies. But our test has shown that the additional working memory doesn't bring any advantages. So those who don't necessarily need to have the PMOLED display can also safely choose one of the two non-Pro models.

Strong alternatives are the Black Shark 5 Pro and the RedMagic 7. The latter even offers an integrated fan. An affordable alternative is the Poco F4 GT, but you then have to make some compromises in all regards.

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Price and Availability

All the configurations of the Asus ROG Phone 6 smartphones are listed in the Asus online shop (price currently not listed), and you can also purchase them from Amazon, for example.

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro - 08/30/2022 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
99%
Connectivity
73 / 70 → 100%
Weight
87%
Battery
92%
Display
91%
Games Performance
71 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
93 / 86 → 100%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
81 / 90 → 90%
Camera
72%
Average
85%
90%
Smartphone - Weighted Average