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Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate review: Currently the best gaming smartphone

Playstation. The Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is a gaming smartphone without compromises. Almost all hardware is high-end, such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 6.78-inch 165 Hz display. The list doesn't end there, because a 6000 mAh battery and an external fan are also included, among other things.
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

Asus recently unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. Compared to its already-powerful predecessor, the ROG Phone 6 Pro, the manufacturer has once again improved the processor. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is one of the fastest Android SoCs currently available. At the same time, an improved cooling system ensures more efficient heat dissipation.

The Ultimate version also comes with an external fan that docks via USB-C and has four additional control buttons.

The display of the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is just as strong as that of its predecessor: the 6.78-inch AMOLED panel has a resolution of 2448 x 1080, achieves frame rates of up to 165 Hz and uses a touch sampling rate of 720 Hz.

Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (ROG Phone 7 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5X
Display
6.78 inch 20.4:9, 2448 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, 720 Hz touch sampling rate, 23 ms touch latency, Gorilla Glass Victus, 2nd display on backcover: ROG Vision color PMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 165 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 484 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Hall sensor, Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger system for grip/press detection, IP54 rating, NTFS support for external storage, 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi-Direct; QC3.0+QC5.0/PD3.0, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1/2/4/5/6/8/19), 4G (Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/28/26/28/32/34/38/39/40/41/43/48/66), 5G (Band 1/2/3/4/7/8/12/18/20/25/26/28/38/40/41/48/66/77/78/79), Head SAR 1.485 W/Kg, Body SAR 1.579 W/Kg, 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, dual 3000 mAh batteries
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Sony IMX766, 1/1.56”, 1µm pixel size, f/1.9, 23.8mm) + 13 MP ultrawide camera (12.5mm) + 8 MP macro camera; video recording up to 8K@24fps with EIS
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix Omnivision OV32 (29.4mm); video recording up to FullHD@30fps with EIS
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: Onscreen, 65W charger, AeroActive Cooler 7, USB-C cable, protective case, SIM tray needle, documentation, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
239 g ( = 8.43 oz / 0.53 pounds), Power Supply: 127 g ( = 4.48 oz / 0.28 pounds)
Price
1399 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
90.2 %
05/2023
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
239 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.78"2448x1080
90.3 %
03/2023
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16, A16 GPU 5-Core
240 g128 GB NVMe6.70"2796x1290
89.5 %
01/2023
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
239 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.78"2448x1080
85.9 %
02/2023
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
228 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.80"2480x1116
90.3 %
03/2023
Samsung Galaxy S23+
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
195 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.60"2340x1080
85.7 %
06/2022
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
220 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85.9 %
06/2022
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
210 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Second display on the back

The PMOLED display on the back.
The PMOLED display on the back.

At first glance, it is immediately obvious that the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is a gaming smartphone. Our test device differs from the standard version, the ROG Phone 7, in its rear PMOLED display.

What the mini display shows can be configured via the Armory Crate app, which also manages all gaming profiles. There are around 60 animations to choose from for various actions such as X mode, game starts, new notifications or incoming calls.

Visually, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate also differs in its case color from the standard variant, which is available in black and white. Our test unit, on the other hand, is only available in white and its matte back is characterized by a slightly more differentiated two-color design, in which the upper half of the back cover is a lighter white.

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is very well made and, despite its 6.78-inch diagonal, defies all attempts to twist it or dent it. At 239 grams, it weighs just as much as the ROG Phone 6 Pro, making it quite a heavyweight. The display-to-surface ratio of 82 percent isn't exactly great either. On the other hand, the slightly thicker screen frame on the short sides effectively prevents incorrect typos when the gaming smartphone is held in landscape mode.

The back cover of the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the display by Gorilla Glass Victus. The smartphone is not waterproof, but is IP54 certified and thus protected against dust and splashing water.

Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

Size comparison

173 mm / 6.81 in 77 mm / 3.03 in 10.3 mm / 0.4055 in 239 g0.527 lbs173 mm / 6.81 in 77 mm / 3.03 in 10.3 mm / 0.4055 in 239 g0.527 lbs164.5 mm / 6.48 in 77 mm / 3.03 in 9.47 mm / 0.3728 in 228 g0.503 lbs163.9 mm / 6.45 in 76.5 mm / 3.01 in 9.5 mm / 0.374 in 220 g0.485 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 in 76.7 mm / 3.02 in 8.5 mm / 0.3346 in 210 g0.463 lbs160.7 mm / 6.33 in 77.6 mm / 3.06 in 7.85 mm / 0.3091 in 240 g0.529 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 in 76.2 mm / 3 in 7.6 mm / 0.2992 in 195 g0.4299 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage

The Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is only available in one configuration: an abundant 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512 GB of UFS 4.0 storage officially costs around US$1200. 

The two USB-C ports are unusual for a smartphone. The USB-C port on the bottom works at USB 2.0 speed, is primarily intended for charging the smartphone and supports Quick Charge 3.0 and PD 3.0. The second USB-C port is located in the middle on the left long side, runs at USB 3.2 Gen.2 speed, also supports Quick Charge 5.0 and can output 4K via DisplayPort 1.4. Two Nano SIM cards fit into the SIM slot.

Left: AirTrigger, power button, volume rocker, AirTrigger
Left: AirTrigger, power button, volume rocker, AirTrigger
Right: docking PINs for the external fan, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, SIM slot
Right: docking PINs for the external fan, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, SIM slot
Top: no ports
Top: no ports
Bottom: USB-C 2.0, 3.5 mm jack
Bottom: USB-C 2.0, 3.5 mm jack

Software - OS upgrades up to Android 15

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate runs Android 13 and the manufacturer's ROG UI user interface. Asus promises two OS upgrades for its smartphone and four years of security updates.

ROG UI differs from a standard Android mainly in its gaming features. Firstly, because the highest performance mode, X mode, is integrated directly into the UI. Secondly, apps such as Game Genie and Armory Crate can be used to configure not only the performance modes, but also all important smartphone components such as AirTrigger, the back cover display and the external fan.

Only Facebook and Instagram are preinstalled as third-party apps and can be easily deleted if not needed.

Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

Communication and GNSS - Fast WLAN, precise GPS

The Asus smartphone offers very extensive mobile frequency coverage with 24 4G and 20 5G bands and thus should be able to get a signal almost anywhere. NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 are also supported.

The smartphone uses WiFi 6E and 3 antennas for Wi-Fi and achieves very high and stable transmission rates in conjunction with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router. Wi-Fi 7 is not supported.

Networking
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
822 (min: 748) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
946 (min: 911) MBit/s ∼52%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1760 (min: 1669) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1522 (min: 1471) MBit/s ∼83%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
iperf3 receive AXE11000
723 (min: 643) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
817 (min: 751) MBit/s ∼45%
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 ∼96%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1616 (min: 1469) MBit/s ∼89%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1730 (min: 1564) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1617 (min: 1593) MBit/s ∼88%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
734 (min: 569) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
887 (min: 446) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1838 (min: 928) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1840 (min: 1760) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1623 (min: 1491) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1810 (min: 1724) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1804 (min: 902) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1534 (min: 1403) MBit/s ∼83%
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 ∼46%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
943 (min: 893) MBit/s ∼51%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
824 (min: 405) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
902 (min: 875) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1768 (min: 1697) MBit/s ∼96%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1342 (min: 580) MBit/s ∼73%
Average of class Smartphone
 
iperf3 receive AXE11000
684 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼42%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
712 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼39%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1526 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1367 (min: 668) MBit/s ∼74%
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Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1760 (1669-1815)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1730 (1564-1806)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1520 (1471-1568)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1593-1641)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø821 (748-844)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1551 (1451-1625)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø947 (911-978)
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (1469-1714)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

In matters of localization, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate uses satellite navigation systems ranging from GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou (B1/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) to NavIC (L5). Under testing, the smartphone was able to determine its position quickly and with an accuracy of up to 3 meters.

On a short bike tour and in comparison to the Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate proves that it is perfectly suited to navigational tasks. Aside from minimal deviations, the route was recorded almost as accurately.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: around the lake
GPS test: around the lake
GPS test: loop
GPS test: loop

Telephony and Voice Quality

With three microphones, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate ensures good voice quality and reliably filters out ambient noise thanks to integrated noise suppression. This also works well in hands-free mode.

The Asus smartphone has room for two nano SIM cards. VoLTE is also part of the telephony package, as is the option of WLAN calls.

Cameras - Sony IMX766 as image sensor

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The camera certainly doesn't play the most important role in a gaming smartphone, but the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate doesn't hold back here either. With the Sony IMX766, its 50 MP main camera uses a sensor that is already in the ROG Phone 6 Pro.

In daylight, the Asus smartphone takes good-quality pictures that are characterized by solid dynamics, natural-looking colors and high image sharpness. Low zoom levels also produce decent results. However, it quickly gets noisy at high magnification and the sensor visibly reaches its limits in low-light shots. Even then, the photos still look better than those of many "non-gaming" smartphones.

The ultra-wide-angle camera with its resolution of 13 MP clearly falls behind the main camera. Its performance is sufficient for snapshots, but if you take a closer look at the photos, you quickly notice that they are quite pixelated and details are lacking. At 8 MP, the macro camera has a comparatively high resolution, but produces clear visible image noise, even in good lighting conditions.

The front-facing camera uses the Omnivision OV32 as its image sensor, has a resolution of 32 MP, and takes decent selfies that are characterized by very natural colors. It records videos up to a maximum of Full HD at 30 frames per second. The main camera manages up to 8K at 24 FPS and is supported by electronic image stabilization.

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the macro camera
Photo with the macro camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

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.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultra wide angle5x zoomLow light
ColorChecker
9.7 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate: 7.49 ∆E min: 1.29 - max: 14.83 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
35 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
25 ∆E
27.4 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate: 25.86 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 37.95 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - External fan included

The accompanying 65-watt power supply
The accompanying 65-watt power supply

In addition to a protective case, a 65-watt power supply, USB-C cable, SIM tool and user manual, the scope of delivery of the Asus smartphone also includes the AeroActive Cooler 7 external fan. You can also purchase additional accessories such as adapters, dongles and docking stations from Asus' webshop.

Asus provides a 24-month warranty on the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate in Germany. This may differ in other countries, so buyers should double check before purchasing.

Input Devices & Operation - 720 Hz sampling rate and AirTrigger

Thanks to its extremely responsive display, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is a feast for gamers. Owing to its high touch sampling rate of 720 Hz, the AMOLED panel implements every input with practically no delay and ensures extremely smooth operation overall.

In addition to 2D face recognition, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate offers an optical fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, which excels with very good recognition rates.

As in the predecessor, the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate again features the AirTrigger ultrasonic sensors that simulate the L and R keys of classic gaming controllers. The AirTriggers are located at the top and bottom of the right long side and can thus be easily reached with the index fingers.

In tandem with the attachable AeroActive Cooler 7 external fan, which brings four more input keys, the AirTriggers support a total of 18 tapping, swiping and sliding gestures. Two gestures are new to the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate: aiming via gyroscope and “Press & Lift". The latter feature allows for the triggering of various responses upon pressing or lifting the finger.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
The attachable external cooler fan AeroActive Cooler 7 adds four more input buttons.
The attachable external cooler fan AeroActive Cooler 7 adds four more input buttons.
The AeroActive Cooler 7 docks to the side USB-C port of the smartphone.
The AeroActive Cooler 7 docks to the side USB-C port of the smartphone.

Display - AMOLED panel with 165 Hz and HDR10+

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 2448 x 1080 pixel, 6.78-inch display supports HDR10+ and runs at up to 165 Hz. The refresh rate is adjusted by the respective system mode. For example, Ultra durable only allows a maximum of 60 Hz, whereas 165 Hz is only available in X mode. The refresh rate can also be set manually in the settings and fixed at 165, 144, 120, 90 or 60.

Compared to the ROG Phone 6 Pro, Asus has once again improved the brightness. With an average of 1016 cd/m², the AMOLED panel shines a good deal brighter on a pure white background than the predecessor's display, which had an average of 868 cd/m².

With an even distribution of bright and dark areas (APL18), the smartphone achieves a peak brightness of 1631 cd/m². A maximum of 495 cd/m² is possible without a brightness sensor and it still shines at a fairly bright 4.91 cd/m² in the lowest brightness level.

The PWM flickering typical for OLED panels is also seen in the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. It fluctuates between 122 and 513 Hz at minimum display brightness. Above that, the fluctuations are of course less pronounced, but sensitive users may still perceive the PWM flickering as annoying. There is a DC dimming mode in the Android settings, but it only works at 60 Hz.

995
cd/m²
1018
cd/m²
1029
cd/m²
996
cd/m²
1010
cd/m²
1023
cd/m²
1003
cd/m²
1027
cd/m²
1046
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1046 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1016.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4.91 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 1010 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.3 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.8"
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Super Retina XDR OLED, 2796x1290, 6.7"
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
AMOLED, 2448x1080, 6.8"
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
AMOLED, 2480x1116, 6.8"
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Dynamic AMOLED 2x, 2340x1080, 6.6"
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7"
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7"
Screen
-2%
-38%
-61%
-37%
-101%
-15%
Brightness middle
1010
1061
5%
860
-15%
811
-20%
1128
12%
642
-36%
807
-20%
Brightness
1016
1057
4%
868
-15%
817
-20%
1136
12%
637
-37%
806
-21%
Brightness Distribution
95
99
4%
97
2%
91
-4%
99
4%
96
1%
99
4%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.3
1.3
-0%
2.4
-85%
2.9
-123%
2.7
-108%
3.19
-145%
1.2
8%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.5
3.1
-24%
3.9
-56%
4.7
-88%
4.5
-80%
7.12
-185%
3.1
-24%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.6
1.6
-0%
2.5
-56%
3.4
-113%
2.6
-63%
4.9
-206%
2.2
-38%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.19 100%
2.08 106%
2.39 92%
2.05 107%
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
CCT
6405 101%
6511 100%
6640 98%
6390 102%
6644 98%
7671 85%
6439 101%

* ... 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 513 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 513 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 513 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 17490 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In the default settings, the Asus smartphone delivers fairly neutral color reproduction. If you want the best picture quality, switch to Cinema mode and use our color temperature setting (see screenshot).

We get the best picture quality in Cinema mode at this color temperature setting.
We get the best picture quality in Cinema mode at this color temperature setting.
Color fidelity (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Color fidelity (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Color space (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Color space (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Grayscale (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Grayscale (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Color saturation (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)
Color saturation (Cinema mode, color temperature adjusted, DCI-P3 color space)

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
1.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6115 ms rise
↘ 0.5925 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6245 ms rise
↘ 0.6675 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.4 ms).

The viewing-angle-stable AMOLED display is very easy to read outdoors and also has sufficient brightness reserves for bright sunny days.

Outdoor use (in the evening sun)
Outdoor use (in the evening sun)
Outdoor use (partially shady)
Outdoor use (partially shady)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

The Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, one of the fastest smartphone processors, and is supported by 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The Adreno 740 serves as the graphics unit for the SoC. 

The smartphone is at the forefront in the synthetic benchmarks and, performance wise, seamlessly joins the ranks of other high-end smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Overall, it is about 10% faster than the ROG Phone 6 Pro (Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1). The performance advantage over the predecessor is only a few points in Basemark OS II. AImark's AI calculations are fundamentally unsuitable for the SoC.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1885 Points +27%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1563 Points +5%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1496 Points +1%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1482 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1048 - 1574, n=20)
1455 Points -2%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1309 Points -12%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1298 Points -12%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1236 Points -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (126 - 2138, n=194, last 2 years)
936 Points -37%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
5533 Points +7%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5238 Points +1%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5182 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=20)
4918 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
4906 Points -5%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
4162 Points -20%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3742 Points -28%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3624 Points -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=194, last 2 years)
3116 Points -40%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2008 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1997 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1958 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1753 - 2008, n=10)
1925 Points -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (188 - 2531, n=44, last 2 years)
1279 Points -36%
Multi-Core
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5702 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
5515 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4255 - 5702, n=10)
5234 Points -8%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
5043 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 6460, n=44, last 2 years)
3412 Points -40%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1322448 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1300282 Points -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1111522 - 1322448, n=17)
1259049 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1210674 Points -8%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1119358 Points -15%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
978273 Points -26%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
949107 Points -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (99654 - 1650926, n=132, last 2 years)
780468 Points -41%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
19783 Points
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
17727 Points -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=22)
15668 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
15483 Points -22%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13827 Points -30%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
12600 Points -36%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12578 Points -36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=193, last 2 years)
12147 Points -39%
CrossMark - Overall
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1332 Points +5%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1329 Points +5%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1265 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (778 - 1356, n=20)
1149 Points -9%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1128 Points -11%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1052 Points -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (187 - 1474, n=155, last 2 years)
856 Points -32%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
9555 Points +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7354 - 9730, n=20)
8780 Points +3%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
8730 Points +3%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
8487 Points
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
8406 Points -1%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6849 Points -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=153, last 2 years)
5988 Points -29%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points -100%
System
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
14494 Points +23%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
13602 Points +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 15148, n=20)
13142 Points +11%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
12962 Points +10%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
11793 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (2368 - 16475, n=153, last 2 years)
9902 Points -16%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9473 Points -20%
Memory
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
10697 Points +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=20)
9465 Points +5%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
9212 Points +2%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
9052 Points
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
9017 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7037 Points -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (962 - 12716, n=153, last 2 years)
6489 Points -28%
Graphics
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 32334, n=20)
27493 Points +3%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
27384 Points +3%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
26660 Points 0%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
26616 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
25642 Points -4%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19984 Points -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (764 - 58651, n=153, last 2 years)
15245 Points -43%
Web
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1963 Points +8%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1826 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1808 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1077 - 2044, n=20)
1766 Points -3%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1663 Points -9%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
1602 Points -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=153, last 2 years)
1532 Points -16%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 18432
82801 Points +408%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=143, last 2 years)
19624 Points +20%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
16880 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
16464 Points +1%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
16295 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=19)
15315 Points -6%
AImark - Score v3.x
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple A16 Bionic, A16 GPU 5-Core, 6144
39328 Points +2788%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (941 - 169907, n=17)
21352 Points +1468%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 245629, n=117, last 2 years)
17208 Points +1163%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 12288
1471 Points +8%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1362 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1216 Points -11%

In GPU-heavy tests, the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate also performs very well and can even beat the Samsung Galaxy S23+ in some 3DMark scenarios, although the latter uses a slightly higher clocked version of the same SoC in the form of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy. The maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz is well utilized in GFXBench's onscreen tests.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3732 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3647 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3528 Points -5%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
3196 Points -14%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2760 Points -26%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2537 Points -32%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2534 Points -32%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3877 Points +3%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3773 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3732 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
3365 Points -11%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2818 Points -25%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2606 Points -31%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2578 Points -32%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14566 Points +3%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14093 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
13956 Points -1%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
12367 Points -12%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11024 Points -22%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10238 Points -27%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9837 Points -30%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7042 Points 0%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
7036 Points
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5777 Points -18%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4743 Points -33%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4182 Points -41%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25478 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
25350 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24098 Points -5%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20955 Points -18%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16937 Points -34%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
16100 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
16067 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14136 Points -12%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11909 Points -26%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9873 Points -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
165 fps +14%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
145 fps
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -17%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -59%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
480 fps +8%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
455 fps +2%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
446 fps
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
398 fps -11%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
356 fps -20%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
152 fps +5%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
145 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -17%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps -36%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -59%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
291 fps
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
289 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
278 fps -4%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
209 fps -28%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
206 fps -29%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
143 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -16%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps -20%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps -22%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -58%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
215 fps +4%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
207 fps
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
187 fps -10%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
136 fps -34%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps -35%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
110 fps +4%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
106 fps
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps -22%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps -30%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -43%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
127 fps +4%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
122 fps
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
98 fps -20%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps -31%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps -39%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
100 fps +30%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
77 fps
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps -19%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -25%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps -27%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
54 fps -30%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps 0%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
41 fps -35%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps -41%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps -43%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps -70%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
123 fps
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps -2%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps -40%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps -50%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps -51%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps -65%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
164 fps +1%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
163 fps
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
133 fps -18%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps -34%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
97 fps -40%
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -63%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps +7%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
29 fps
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps -21%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
23 fps -21%

Asus' ROG Phone 7 Ultimate loads websites very quickly and opens them without any delay. In the browser benchmarks, on the other hand, the smartphone does not always play first fiddle and sometimes performs slightly worse than the ROG Phone 6 Pro. However, no Android smartphone can compete with the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max in the browser tests.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
278.979 Points +113%
Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Chrome 110.0.5481.65)
176.612 Points +35%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
144.7 Points +10%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (Edge 108)
144.42 Points +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=21)
133.9 Points +2%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
131.215 Points
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=160, last 2 years)
112.8 Points -14%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
94.153 Points -28%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
371 runs/min +303%
Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Chrome 110.0.5481.65)
150 runs/min +63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 225, n=17)
138.7 runs/min +51%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
128 runs/min +39%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=145, last 2 years)
118.8 runs/min +29%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (Edge 108)
103 runs/min +12%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
92 runs/min
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
64.38 runs/min -30%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
201 Points +55%
Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Chrome 110.0.5481.65)
151 Points +16%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
142 Points +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=20)
132 Points +2%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
130 Points
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (Edge 108)
106 Points -18%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 212, n=153, last 2 years)
104.6 Points -20%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
288 Points +43%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
201 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (115 - 238, n=10)
199.1 Points -1%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
195 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone (38 - 304, n=101, last 2 years)
141.1 Points -30%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
137 Points -32%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
72024 Points +70%
Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Chrome 110.0.5481.65)
60423 Points +42%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (Edge 108)
54773 Points +29%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
53898 Points +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=23)
46670 Points +10%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
42421 Points
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=204, last 2 years)
34321 Points -19%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
30884 Points -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 10968, n=160, last 2 years)
1546 ms * -68%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
1323.4 ms * -44%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro (Edge 108)
1290.8 ms * -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (602 - 1837, n=20)
997 ms * -9%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate (Chrome 112.0.5615.48)
918.6 ms *
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro (Chrome 103)
874.2 ms * +5%
Samsung Galaxy S23+ (Chrome 110.0.5481.65)
699 ms * +24%
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max (Safari 16)
469.9 ms * +49%

* ... smaller is better

The fast LPDDR5X RAM helps the Asus smartphone to achieve excellent read and write performance rates that only the Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro can match from the comparison devices. The 4 KB random reads/writes are also particularly strong.

Asus ROG Phone 7 UltimateAsus ROG Phone 6 ProNubia RedMagic 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S23+Xiaomi Black Shark 5 ProXiaomi Poco F4 GTAverage 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-37%
-6%
-37%
-36%
-37%
-3%
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
3429.17
1949.16
-43%
3556.62
4%
3250.14
-5%
1945.4
-43%
1832.34
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
3061.82
1454.5
-52%
2719.64
-11%
1014.33
-67%
1485.2
-51%
1482.42
-52%
Random Read 4KB
450.1
297.48
-34%
393.88
-12%
441.77
-2%
344.9
-23%
328.58
-27%
Random Write 4KB
572.05
459.66
-20%
551.93
-4%
156.82
-73%
424.8
-26%
457.69
-20%

Gaming - Maximum performance guaranteed

Games can be optimized for the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate via Game Genie. The in-game overlay is activated by swiping from the upper left or right corner towards the center of the screen.

In addition to practical features such as macro recording, a "Do not disturb" mode and an FPS counter, you can also adjust the AirTrigger with Game Genie. To do this, you drag the L and R icons over the controls in the game UI, such as the weapon change or menu button, and then operate them directly via the ultrasonic buttons. For some games, such as Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact and PUBG Mobile, Asus provides predefined AirTrigger presets so that you don't have to manually assign the keys.

Game Genie also supports key mapping, a feature that becomes active as soon as you connect the ROG Kunai Gamepad 3 or another supported controller (PS4, XBOX One, XBOX Series X or Stadia) to the smartphone. The on-screen controls can then be assigned to the buttons on the input device, allowing you to play games directly with the respective controller.

X mode as a game accelerator

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate can run in different performance modes, which can be selected in the Game Genie or Armory Crate apps. The strongest performance mode is called X mode (or X mode+ when the AeroActive Cooler 7 is docked) and can also be activated directly via the notification screen.

In X mode, in which we also ran our benchmarks, the performance settings for the CPU, GPU and RAM are maxed out. This is indicated by default on the home screen by an orange X icon appearing in the top left corner next to the time. Other performance modes are Dynamic (balanced settings for everyday use) and power-saving mode Ultra durable. You can also customize the performance settings for each mode.

All important game settings can be adjusted with the in-game overlay Game Genie.
All important game settings can be adjusted with the in-game overlay Game Genie.
The AirTriggers can be configured to replace controls in the game UI.
The AirTriggers can be configured to replace controls in the game UI.

In our Gamebench benchmarks, the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate proves that it can render games smoothly at maximum details and does not break a sweat under permanent load - and all that without the external fan. Thus, there are still quite a few reserves in terms of cooling, but the smartphone doesn't really need them, at least not for the current gaming generation.

PUBG Mobile runs on the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate at the maximum selectable Ultra HD/Ultra setting at a constant 40 frames per second. However, the game cannot be persuaded to output more than 60 fps on average, no matter how high or low we select the detail level. On the other hand, the frame rate remains almost constant at 60 frames per second, even at high-end settings such as HDR/Extreme. We get the same result with Armajet.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø60.9 (60-62)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.5.0: Ø60 (56-71)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.5.0: Ø59.9 (59-61)

Emissions - Efficient cooling and external subwoofer

Temperature

Efficient cooling is particularly important for a gaming smartphone. After all, such devices should deliver consistently high performance during long gaming sessions and always feel pleasantly cool in the hands. Asus has done its homework in this regard with the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate because surface temperatures do not exceed 30.7 °C, even after a 1-hour stress test. The ROG Phone 6 Pro, by comparison, reached up to 37 °C.

Asus has carried over the cooling mechanism from the predecessor, whereby the SoC is placed centrally in the case and thus around the two 3000 mAh batteries. The advantage of this design is not only that the included AeroActive Cooler 7 can be placed directly above the processor; the SoC heat can also be dissipated evenly to all corners and sides due to its central placement.

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate achieves very good cooling values under testing, even without the attachable fan. In the 3DMark stress test, it delivers consistently high frame rates over a comparatively long period of time.

The cooling system of the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate at a glance.
The cooling system of the Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate at a glance.
Max. Load
 29.5 °C
85 F
30.7 °C
87 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
 29.8 °C
86 F
30.5 °C
87 F
29.4 °C
85 F
 
 28.9 °C
84 F
29.5 °C
85 F
28.5 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Average: 29.6 °C = 85 F
28.5 °C
83 F
29.4 °C
85 F
29.3 °C
85 F
28.1 °C
83 F
29.3 °C
85 F
29 °C
84 F
28.2 °C
83 F
29 °C
84 F
28.6 °C
83 F
Maximum: 29.4 °C = 85 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.1 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.6 °C / 85 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 30.7 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
99.8 % +9%
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95.2 % +4%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
91.8 %
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
80.1 % -13%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
53.6 % -42%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50.4 % -45%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.4 % +3%
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
98.2 % +2%
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
96.3 %
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe
66.7 % -31%
Samsung Galaxy S23+
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
57.8 % -40%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46.2 % -52%
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Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø22.4 (21.7-22.6)
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø14.4 (13.4-20.1)
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)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø22 (22-22.4)
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø16.3 (13.4-23.1)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø9.07 (7.07-15.3)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø80.2 (74.6-81.2)
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø50.6 (47.5-59.3)
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)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø81.1 (81-81.2)
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø50.7 (43-80.2)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø30.1 (27.7-54.9)
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max A16 GPU 5-Core, A16, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø55.3 (50.8-74)
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)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø83.9 (83.9-84)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate impress with balanced sound, in which even the bass tones are not neglected. The sound can be improved even further by connecting the external AeroActive Cooler 7 fan, which contains a subwoofer that Asus uses to produce really rich sound quality for a smartphone.

External audio devices can be connected to the smartphone via the very low-noise 3.5 mm audio jack (SNR: 100.74 dBFS) or Bluetooth 5.2. All common Bluetooth codecs such as SBC and LC3, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive and LDAC are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.634.52530343124.5334025.838.15037.543.66325.238.98020.24210020.445.712517.554.716014.459.720014.359.725015.258.831511.966.140013.568.250012.174.763012.474.580011.775.3100011.879.4125011.479.1160012.380.7200012.280.2250012.181.3315012.280.2400012.980.8500013.478.7630013.276.1800012.970.71000013.669.31250013.472.31600013.258.1SPL24.890.7N0.687median 12.9median 74.7Delta0.98.239.242.133.939273032.428.1363230.928.319.429.519.939.115.544.615.949.912.350.312.955.712.957.49.960.210.266.313.468.61773.814.275.512.87711.776.610.276.411.676.113731574.31673.914.669.615.270.815.970.916.368.316.652.726.286.20.765.9median 14.2median 69.61.98.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ROG Phone 7 UltimateXiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 37%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

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 (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 37%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - The 6000 mAh battery ensures long runtimes

Power Consumption

The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is characterized by frugal energy consumption and is sometimes satisfied with considerably less power than the comparison devices.

The 6000 mAh (2x 3000 mAh) battery can be charged with up to 65 watts. In testing, it took around 43 minutes to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent using the included power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.04 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.75 / 0.85 / 1.14 Watt
Load midlight 3.52 / 6.01 Watt
 color bar
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.
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
6000 mAh
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
4323 mAh
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
6000 mAh
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro
6000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S23+
4700 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
4700 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-28%
-21%
-44%
0%
-42%
-77%
-48%
Idle Minimum *
0.75
0.61
19%
0.8
-7%
0.89
-19%
0.64
15%
1
-33%
1.041 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=22)
-39%
Idle Average *
0.85
1.7
-100%
1.31
-54%
1.98
-133%
0.88
-4%
1.53
-80%
1.746 ?(0.8 - 7.18, n=22)
-105%
Idle Maximum *
1.14
1.73
-52%
1.36
-19%
2.04
-79%
0.94
18%
1.57
-38%
1.924 ?(1.07 - 8.22, n=22)
-69%
Load Average *
3.52
3.85
-9%
3.77
-7%
3.13
11%
4.18
-19%
4.39
-25%
7.2 ?(2.61 - 15.3, n=22)
-105%
Load Maximum *
6.01
5.94
1%
7.04
-17%
6.01
-0%
6.59
-10%
8.1
-35%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.55 (1.025-10.8)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.09 (1.072-17.3)
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.63 (0.82-14.8)
Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.925 (0.66-1.237)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2; active fan: Ø1.435 (1.388-1.574)
Nubia RedMagic 8 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.265 (1.221-1.341)
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.746 (0.695-0.926)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)