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Asus ROG Phone 7

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Asus ROG Phone 7
Asus ROG Phone 7 (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
12 GB 
, or 16GB
Display
6.78 inch 20:9, 2448 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, HDR, 165 Hz
Storage
256GB / 512GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, 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-Polymer
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix Triple: 50MP (f/1.9, 24mm, 1.0µm) + 13MP (f/2.2, 13mm) + 5MP (f/2.0)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.5, 29mm, 0.7µm
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
239 g ( = 8.43 oz / 0.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 91.5% - very good
Average of 8 scores (from 22 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone 7

Asus ROG Phone 7 Camera test
Source: DxOMark English
The Asus ROG Phone 7 provided reliably good image quality when shooting with the main camera module, thanks to accurate target exposure, especially on portrait scenes, as well as faithful and fairly pleasant colors. But the camera’s performance struggled to keep up with other Ultra-premium category devices. The autofocus performed swiftly and accurately, but color shifts were often visible in the sky in high-contrast scenes, and on occasion our testers also observed color casts in low-light shots. Despite a fairly high level of captured detail, night performance was overall fairly poor, due to high noise levels. The ROG Phone 7 also lacks a dedicated tele camera, which limits taking zoomed-in shots. In video mode, recorded clips showed generally good exposure and a wide dynamic range. However, colors could sometimes be inaccurate. While the autofocus reacted quickly, our testers observed some AF failures.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Asus ROG Phone 7 Display test
Source: DxOMark English
The Asus ROG Phone 7’s display performance was overall very good, mainly thanks to its touch capabilities, which are important for a device marketed for gaming. In that regard, the ROG Phone 7 screen’s responsiveness to the touch was always accurate. In addition, the smartphone handled scrolling the Web or gaming smoothly and comfortably. However, the screen did have a tendency to show visible aliasing and stutter while playing video games, which diminished the overall gaming experience. In another use case — watching videos — the device was unable to smoothly play the videos at 60 frames per second without mismatching frames. Otherwise, when the device was used in indoor lighting conditions, the screen’s brightness was always well-managed and did not require any manual adjustments for playing video games, scrolling or just viewing photos.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2023
Asus ROG Phone 7 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Asus ROG Phone 7 smartphone provides a flagship gaming experience without any compromises. To back up the performance, ASUS has added the highest-grade cooling possible in a smartphone along with a huge battery that will keep your gaming session for hours. The display is also fabulous and so is its camera. No matter which game you are trying to play on your smartphone, you can rely easily on knowing it will run smoothly. Even day-to-day applications will run great, thanks to the lightweight stock interface. The only thing it lacks is wireless charging however, you can’t charge wirelessly when playing games anyway, so we understand why ASUS chose not to add it to the smartphone. Overall, it is a fantastic smartphone but if you want an alternative to ROG Phone 7 that is also equally powerful or more, then you should look for the Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro smartphone which comes in a similar price range and specifications.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2023
Asus ROG Phone 7 Battery test
Source: DxOMark English
The Asus ROG Phone 7 performed well in our battery test protocol and ranked in the top part of our database. Although the ROG Phone 7 behaved very much like the Asus ROG Phone 6, its scores were below its predecessor, especially in autonomy and efficiency because of higher discharge currents. With a huge 6000mAh battery, the autonomy of the Asus ROG Phone 7 was excellent, providing three full days when used moderately. But when testing individual usages, the device struggled when listening to music. Other usages showed very good performances, especially when calling, streaming video and using the camera on-the-go, but they did not reach the autonomy of the Asus ROG Phone 6. The autonomy when gaming was also quite good, even though it, too, was slightly less than its predecessor. The ROG Phone 7’s charging experience was good, taking only 1 hour to replenish the large battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2023
Asus ROG Phone 7 Audio test
Source: DxOMark English
In the DXOMARK Audio tests, the gaming-oriented Asus ROG Phone 7 was an all-around great performer with an AeroActive Cooler feature that could give an additional boost to the sound experience when gaming. The Asus did very well both as a Playback device and when recording sound but was slightly held back by the lack of an audio zoom feature. Our experts also noticed some bass distortion with the built-in speakers. In Playback the ROG Phone 7 achieved the best results when listening to music but also did very well when watching movies or gaming. As a recording device it was best when filming video selfies but also achieved excellent results with the main camera and memo apps, making it an easy recommendation to any sound-focused smartphone user.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2023
90% ROG Phone 7 review: A highly priced but super phone for video gaming fans
Source: Daily Star English
It’s IP54 splash and water resistant, has in-screen fingerprint and face recognition to unlock and comes in both black and white, with an epic see-through computer style design on the back to give it a cool gaming look. A great phone, ideal for gaming, but at a high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Asus ROG Phone 7 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The ROG Phone 7 hasn't changed all that much compared to its predecessor, and that's neither a new nor a bad trend with Asus devices. There are a few specs touch-ups here and there, like the boosted display performance, but at its core, the ROG Phone 7 remains a very familiar device. It's a device still laser-focused on delivering the best possible mobile gaming experience. And Asus remains barely challenged for yet another year, with most manufacturers focusing on creating more mainstream products. Neither of these criticisms is that new or a true "showstopper," and fans of the ROG Phone line will know what they are getting into with the latest ROG Phone 7. The steep starting price of around €999 isn't new either. Though, given everything that the handset brings to the table, we might argue that it is downright competitive in the current market. We'd even say it's the more sensible purchase than its more expensive sibling - the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. Coming with the same pedigree but offering a more affordable price, the ROG Phone 7 is the gaming champion to beat and an incredibly well-crafted device that gets two thumbs up from us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 92%
90% ASUS ROG Phone 7 review: The competitive edge
Source: Android Authority English
The ASUS ROG Phone 7 is a specialist operator for serious mobile gamers searching for that extra competitive edge. Super stable performance, robust game customization options, and a host of rock-solid accessories elevate the experience far above your “regular” smartphone and help make a case for the ROG series’ continuation. It’s undoubtedly an option we’re happy to recommend to competitive mobile gamers in particular. One of the few remaining gaming phone alternatives packing equivalent processing hardware is the REDMAGIC 8 Pro ($849 at Amazon). It also packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage, and a huge 6,000mAh battery. It boasts competitive features like a 960Hz touch sample rate, LPDDR5X memory, a built-in cooling fan, capacitive shoulder triggers, and robust audio features, all at a far lower price. ASUS has the edge in software and extra features, though. The ASUS ROG Phone 7 is a specialist operator for the serious mobile gamer. Starting at €999, there’s no getting around the fact that the ASUS ROG Phone 7 is expensive, though. You can grab a Galaxy S23 Plus ($849.99 at Amazon) for a similar price, or a Galaxy S23 Ultra ($1169.99 at Amazon) instead of the even pricier ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. Either provides a more well-rounded flagship experience, particularly in the camera and features department, which includes an IP68 rating and wireless charging. These phones also pack solid processing hardware and offer decent gaming performance alongside a Game Launcher suite, and big batteries for all but the heaviest gamers. Of course, the ASUS ROG Phone 7 is built specifically for gamers who will make the most of the phone’s robust cooling, gamer-centric software, and even new bleeding edges ideas like AI-assistance X Sense. If you’re more of a casual player, you can save significant cash and pick up a better general-purpose phone for far less.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Asus ROG Phone 7 review: gaming on a phone doesn't get better than this
Source: T3 English
As I mentioned in the intro, the market for a gaming phone is niche. Most phones don't have this much horsepower, but there are only a handful of titles that will really demand it. If you're a casual gamer, there are probably better options out there for you. But if you've made it this far, you're probably not a casual gamer. You're probably a hardcore gamer who wants a phone that can offer a decent level of gameplay, for those times when you're away from your discerningly crafted setup. If that sounds like you, the ROG Phone 7 is probably the best option on the market right now. You can expect a truly stellar experience playing games, with a phone that is more than capable of handling the usual day-to-day tasks as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

100% Test du smartphone Asus ROG Phone 7 : la meilleure chance de gagner pour les joueurs exigeants
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test Asus ROG Phone 7 & ROG Phone 7 Ultimate, une évolution sur des détails
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Phone 7 et ROG Phone 7 Ultimate : une expérience gaming encore plus immersive
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great cooling system; decent speakers; nice selfie camera. Negative: Old design.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2023
90% ASUS ROG Phone 7 – recenzja. Czy to już smartfon kompletny?
Source: Geex X-kom Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test Asus ROG Phone 7 – zapierające dech w piersiach wrażenia z rozgrywki mobilnej
Source: Techno Senior Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; rich set of ports; great cooling system; very long battery life; excellent display. Negative: No inductive charging; no memory card slot; average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2023
Najlepszy telefon dla graczy? ASUS ROG Phone 7
Source: Techno Strefa Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great stereo speakers; mini jack; Wi-Fi 7. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2023
Chơi game thì không có đối thủ, vậy cầm gaming phone đi chụp ảnh thì sẽ như nào?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; true color; good HDR.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2023
Đánh giá Asus ROG Phone 7: Sinh ra nhằm phục vụ niềm đam mê game di động
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; bright display; nice cameras; great cooling system; long battery life; stereo speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2023
Mở hộp và trên tay Asus ROG Phone 7: Đúng chất điện thoại chơi game hàng đầu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; decent cameras.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2023
Trên tay ASUS ROG Phone 7 ở Việt Nam: Thế giới gaming trong tầm tay, mơ ước của mọi game thủ là đây!
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; impressive cooling system; better price.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2023
Trên tay ASUS ROG Phone 7: Thiết kế cực chất, đèn LED Aura RGB bắt mắt, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mạnh mẽ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; beautiful LED Aura RGB; powerful processor; high gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2023
90% Test Asus Rog Phone 7
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
ROG Phone 7 review: cel mai performant, dar și cu autonomie record
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; long battery life; high gaming performance; premium design. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2023

Comment

Model:

Asus ROG Phone 7 is a gaming smartphone that was announced in April 2023 and is expected to be released in May 2023. It has a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165Hz and a resolution of 1080 x 2448 pixels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, which is 15% faster and more power-efficient than the previous generation. It also has ray-tracing hardware acceleration for enhanced graphics. It comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 ROM. It has a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP main sensor, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. It also has a 32MP selfie camera on the front. It has a 6000mAh battery that supports 65W wired charging and can be fully charged in 42 minutes. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, an illuminated RGB logo, and pressure-sensitive zones for gaming triggers.

Some of the competitors with Asus ROG Phone 7 are:

•  Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: This phone has a 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 3088 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a quad rear camera setup with a 200MP main sensor and a 12MP selfie camera. It has a 5000mAh battery that supports 65W wired charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

•  Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: This phone has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It runs on the Apple A16 Bionic chip with 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. It has a triple rear camera setup with a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. It also has a LiDAR scanner and a 12MP selfie camera. It has a 4352mAh battery that supports MagSafe wireless charging.

•  Xiaomi Black Shark 5 Pro: This phone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of 144Hz. It runs on the Snapdragon 870 chip with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP main sensor, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5MP macro sensor. It also has a 20MP selfie camera. It has a 4650mAh battery that supports 65W wired.

•  Asus ROG Phone 6D Ultimate:: This phone has a similar design and features as the Asus ROG Phone 7, but with some upgrades. It runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chip, which is slightly faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform. It also has an improved cooling system with an AeroActive Cooler that doubles as a subwoofer. It also has more RAM and storage, with up to 18GB of RAM and up to 1TB of UFS4.0 ROM.

Qualcomm Adreno 740: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 730 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A16 iGPU (previously the fastest smartphone GPU). 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 8 Gen 2: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.78":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


91.5%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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