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Asus ROG Phone 8

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Asus ROG Phone 8
Asus ROG Phone 8 (ROG Phone 8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
, or 16GB
Display
6.78 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 388 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 165 Hz
Storage
256GB
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 5.4, GSM, CDMA, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 163.8 x 76.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.45 x 3.02 in)
Battery
5500 mAh
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56") + 32MP (3x optical zoom, f/2.4, 1/3.2", 0.7µm) + 13MP (f/2.2, 13mm)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.5, 22mm, 1/3.2", 0.7µm
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
225 g ( = 7.94 oz / 0.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 90.73% - very good
Average of 15 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 99%, features: - %, display: 96% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone 8

84% ROG Phone 8 Review – Refined Gaming Flagship Tested
Source: Hitech Century English
The ROG Phone 8 is in the running as one of the best gaming phones of 2024 that is adept at both gaming and work in equal measure. While it sheds its gaming-oriented design, it does not skimp on performance and gaming-oriented features including its side-mounted USB-C port, shoulder-mounted Air Trigger haptic buttons and unique convection cooling design. It is also one of the few flagship phones with a 3.5mm audio jack, marking it out as an exceptional rarity among other flagship phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 70%
95% ASUS ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro Gaming Smartphones Review: Hot and Fast!
Source: Root Nation English
Before, I had never tested the ROG Phone, and I’ll admit, not being a gamer, I was skeptical about the model. What could a gaming phone offer compared to the full-fledged flagships I’m used to? It turns out that the ROG Phone in its eighth generation can offer a lot. If earlier ROG Phones were purely gaming devices with a specific design, then the ROG Phone 8 Pro is more of a solid premium smartphone that, among other things, is excellent for gaming. ASUS ROG Phone 8 ProThe hero of the review stands out with a relatively compact body, exquisite materials, and IP68 protection. The LTPO AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and a peak brightness of 2500 nits is simply captivating. While the cameras may not quite reach the level of flagship photography, they capture excellent images and stand out with strong optical stabilization.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2024
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Asus ROG Phone 8 is a true masterpiece when it comes to delivering exceptional performance. With this device, you can enjoy high-end games without any hassle, while the software interface can provide a personified gaming experience. The display also provides smooth touch response and bright colors with proper HDR control and refresh rate. Although, the camera department might not be a strong point of this Asus phone. But still, the phone can deliver great value to the users. Depending on the availability the average price could differ from country to country. However, it didn’t deny the fact that the device looks slightly overpriced if you look at the alternative options. For instance, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro has almost everything that you need from a gaming-centric phone, whether it’s performance, battery life, or advanced display quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2024
Review – ROG Phone 8: Lots of changes
Source: Tech Critter English
A few weeks ago, ROG announced the arrival of the new ROG Phone 8 series. It’s a lot earlier compared to its predecessor, and with it comes a lot of changes. We have a brand new design that affects many different aspects of the phone to the point that the entire community is rather polarized. Some love it, some absolutely despise it. But we’re not here for opinions today – so let’s see what the fuss is about.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2024
ROG Phone 8 review - Still a gaming phone but with a questionable design choice
Source: Tech Nave English
I think overall the ROG Phone 8 performs well as a gaming phone and does what it does best. However, I'm not so sure of ASUS' decision to go mainstream. Some gamers aren't fond of the boring downgraded look, the punch-hole front camera and the new dual speaker location. The photo quality is just fine and can be improved further. A perfect analogy of this would be ASUS promoting a ROG gaming laptop that looks like a normal Vivobook. There's nothing wrong with that. But it's just...not appealing and it's hard to cater to both casual and gamers. Moreover, the ROG Phone 8 is not the only one with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. There will be a few more flagships this year with this chipset that will handle mobile gaming very well. At the price range of RM3999, the ROG Phone 8 looks safe for now. But I reckon more fans and gamers are more interested in the ROG Phone 8 Pro, which looks cooler.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2024
Review – ROG Phone 8 & ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition
Source: NLT English
Finally – the question of whether should you buy the ROG Phone 8 series of gaming smartphones. I think if you want the latest and greatest performance, then this is definitely the best choice. But the design choice is very polarizing this time. Some people like this new design, some people absolutely despise it. ROG also put a lot of focus on the cameras for this generation, that’s why we have a thick camera bump here. A lot of people hate that ROG is putting better cameras on these phones – but some people are forgoing any specialty of the ROG Phone in favor of the iPhone 15 Pro Max because of the cameras. You see the difficult balancing act that ROG has to do? Speculation – I think ROG is putting more focus on the camera this time around and try to appeal to more people, so they have to do this. This is actually the exact same steps that Black Shark took when they transitioned from the Black Shark 3 to the Black Shark 4.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2024
90% ASUS ROG Phone 8 review: flagship gaming phone has never been better
Source: Creative Bloq English
The ASUS ROG Phone 8 may be a phone for gamers, but ASUS has toned down the branding this year and given us a competitor to the Galaxy S23 Ultras of this world. It’s an expensive purchase, however, so you need to be sure it’s the one you want before you click the ‘Buy’ button.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Asus ROG Phone 8/8 Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
Overall, we understand and support the changes Asus has introduced with the ROG Phone 8 family. In more ways than one, this move from purely gamer-focused device to one with a more general appeal has been an ongoing process for a good few ROG Phone generations. If this is what it takes for more people to notice the excellent ROG Phone family, then it is more than warranted. Plus, at its heart, the ROG Phone 8/8 Pro is still a gaming beast with excellent hardware and arguably industry-leading software to ensure the best possible gaming experience out there. It's just that it comes in a more mainstream package this time around.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2024
Rating: Total score: 92%
100% Asus ROG Phone 8 review: the best gaming phone gets better
Source: T3 English
Long story short, if you're looking to buy a dedicated gaming phone there really are only a couple of options worth consideration. If you want one which isn't emblazoned with RGB lights and other gamer-centric features, it's even tougher. This Asus ROG Phone 8 should be top of your list, without question. It's not only a phenomenal handset, it doesn't look out of place in among other traditional phones. Those additions to the camera this time out have really elevated the performance here. It's ultimately the phone which most users probably should pick, even if they aren't entirely gaming obsessed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% ASUS ROG Phone 8 review: Should you buy it?
Source: Android Authority English
In summary, the ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro are the most well-rounded iterations of ASUS’ gaming formula yet. A slimmer design, improved cameras, and wireless charging creature comforts make this a premium gaming phone that doesn’t compromise on being, well, a phone. But this design has left less room for gaming-specific hardware, such as the cooling port, and the phone can run hotter than gamers have come to expect from the series. Overall, these changes are for the better, and gamers will surely embrace the slight diversion in direction. However, despite these changes, it’ll struggle to muscle in meaningfully on the mainstream flagship competitors, who still prioritize a more robust photography experience and many more years of support that appeal to a broader audience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% I reviewed a new Android phone that could kill the Galaxy S24 Ultra
Source: Digital Trends English
I’ve used every ROG Phone since the very first, and the ROG Phone 8 Pro is the first one where I haven’t felt the need to include a caveat in my review by stating at least once that you have to be a hardcore gamer to really enjoy it. The design, IP rating, performance, charging, and camera are all tailored to normal, everyday use, and it is a much easier phone to live with than you may expect given its pedigree. It’s less hassle and there are fewer compromises, so more people can enjoy the monster performance on offer, but there’s still enough of Asus’s gaming expertise inside to make it better than other flagships for gaming — just. Make no mistake, it may look a bit more ordinary this time, but at its heart, the ROG Phone 8 Pro is an absolute powerhouse and will obliterate any task — not just games — in record time while seemingly not breaking a sweat. When the entire world of gaming phones is going through a major change, it’s the sensible route for Asus to take.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% ASUS ROG Phone 8 hands-on impressions: A classier gaming phone
Source: Android Authority English
While the final verdict will have to wait for our review, it’s clear from just an early look that ASUS is offering a super solid package this year with the ROG Phone 8 series. As for when you can buy one and for how much, ASUS hasn’t revealed a US release date, but has confirmed that pricing will start at $1,099.99 for the base 12GB/256GB model, but with a pre-order price of $999.99. In the UK, the ROG Phone 8 starts at £949.99, while the ROG Phone 8 Pro comes in at £1,099, with pre-orders opening from January 9, 2024. What do you think of the ROG Phone 8 series? Let us know in the poll and drop any questions you might want us to address in our review in the comments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
ROG Phone 8: Is this the year world’s best mobile gaming smartphone from Asus goes mainstream?
Source: Irish Mirror English
As for a new Zenfone, fans will have to wait a little longer to find out what’s next. Kung revealed: “When we look back at what Zenfone has meant across the years, it is many different things, but I think one of the ideas that we have is to always try new things, always try and have fun with it and have a sense of purpose with it. And that will continue also. We haven't announced any Zenfone products yet for 2024, so stay tuned for that.”
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2024

Foreign Reviews

80% Muss Samsung sich Sorgen machen?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% ROG Phone 8, análisis: no es solo el móvil gaming más completo. Es también un gama alta espectacular
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2024
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Asus ROG Phone 8 review: gaming e lifestyle de mãos dadas e felizes
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Test du smartphone Asus ROG Phone 8 : performant dans tous les domaines et pour tous les publics
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Prise en main rapide du smartphone ROG Phone 8 : compact, séduisant, pour la vie de tous les jours et bien au-delà
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Gamingowa perełka. Recenzja ASUS ROG Phone 8
Source: Geex X-kom Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% SMARTFON w cenie KOMPUTERA (24GB RAM) – test ASUS ROG Phone 8
Source: Techno Strefa Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus ROG Phone 8 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; waterproof IP68. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2024
Trên tay ASUS ROG Phone 8 tại VN: Thay đổi toàn diện thiết kế, màn hình tràn viền, chống nước IP68
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; frameless display; waterproof IP68; compact size; light weight; premium design; high gaming performance.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2024
Review ASUS ROG Phone 8: HP Gaming Terbaik 2024 (Lagi)
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; suitable for expert gamers; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/25/2024

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 750: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 7340 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A17 Pro iGPU. 

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 3: 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.


90.73%: 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.


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