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Asus ROG Phone

Specifications

Asus ROG Phone
Asus ROG Phone
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-Core, 64 Bit
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch, AMOLED, 90 Hz, glossy: yes
Storage
512 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 512 GB 
, 497 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, G-Sensor Proximity sensor, 48-pin accessory connector
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, EDGE/GPRS/GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19. LTE Cat.13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 158.8 x 76.2 ( = 0.33 x 6.25 x 3 in)
Battery
20 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Sony IMX363 Dual Pixel image sensor, f/1.7, 26.6 mm (35 mm KB equivalent), OIS + 12 MP Wide Angle sensor
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo front-firing speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, 30 W charger, USB Type-C to Type-C cable, Fan, SIM tool, quick start guide, safety and warranty information, ROG UI, Game-Center, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, Wi-Fi Direct, LTE Cat.13/Cat.16
Weight
212 g ( = 7.48 oz / 0.47 pounds), Power Supply: 125 g ( = 4.41 oz / 0.28 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.42% - good
Average of 46 scores (from 91 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 93%, features: 85%, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone

88.2% ASUS ROG Phone Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Stop Zen! After years of calm, ASUS has blown the mobile gaming world open with its first smartphone. The ROG Phone has more up its sleeve than a fast processor, plenty of RAM and energetic marketing material. ASUS has integrated trigger buttons into the Phone’s frame, a dock connector and included an active cooler in the box. Find out in our detailed review whether the ROG Phone does enough to score top marks.
80% Asus ROG Phone Review: Totally Over-the-Top Gaming
Source: Tom's Guide English
From its bold design, seriously lovely display and impressive performance, the Asus ROG Phone is a bonafide discussion starter. And the topic of said discussion: Does the world need a gaming phone?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Phone review: Too much gamer in one phone
Source: Good Gear Guide English
When the ROG Phone was announced I was excited. Being a gamer means I can appreciate silly things like RGB logos and active cooling—even on my phone. When improvements like front-firing speakers and high-refresh-rate screens improve daily use as well as gaming, that's the best of both worlds.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2019
60% Asus ROG Phone review: Too much gamer in one phone
Source: PC World English
When the ROG Phone was announced I was excited. Being a gamer means I can appreciate silly things like RGB logos and active cooling—even on my phone. When improvements like front-firing speakers and high-refresh-rate screens improve daily use as well as gaming, that's the best of both worlds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus ROG Phone review: Too much gamer in one phone
Source: PC World English
When the ROG Phone was announced I was excited. Being a gamer means I can appreciate silly things like RGB logos and active cooling—even on my phone. When improvements like front-firing speakers and high-refresh-rate screens improve daily use as well as gaming, that's the best of both worlds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus ROG Phone Review
Source: Gadget Diary English
At a price tag of Rs. 69,999, the Asus ROG Phone is definitely tough to recommend but keep in mind that the phone is targeted towards a very selected number of people who want a device that lets them game without issues or hitches. The ROG Phone is a cool concept and I really loved using it but the only thing pulling it back is the price. Since this is a ROG product, it is good to see Asus investing in the mobile gaming sphere as well. This is a great competitor for some good gaming phones in the future.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2019
80% Asus ROG Phone
Source: PC Mag English
If you're in the market for a gaming phone, the Asus ROG Phone is the one to get, with the best balance of hardware and features for hardcore mobile gamers. For casual gamers, however, the phone may be overkill. The OnePlus6T has excellent specs for $350 less, while the Pixel 3XL features the best smartphone camera you'll find, and is first in line to get Android updates and special features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% ASUS ROG Phone Review
Source: B2G English
A great smartphone offering excellent gaming experience together with stellar performance backed by great craftsmanship, a good screen, decent camera and excellent audio. The ROG Phone is just a great entertainment all-rounder.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 88% performance: 100%
86% Asus Rog Phone Review: Best Pubg Experience Marred By Average Battery, Camera
Source: Tech2 English
Those who are invested in mobile gaming and have big pockets should definitely get the phone. Others can give it a pass.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
75% Asus ROG Phone Review: A big, bold, beefy statement piece
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Still, for users looking for something new, for users who want a bold, unapologetically designed smartphone, for users who don’t mind the phone’s $1,200 price tag and for users comfortable with the device’s two notable deficits, the ROG Phone might just be the perfect fit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Asus ROG Phone review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus ROG Phone is a little difficult to sum up because it's such a marmite device - it will either be the kind of smartphone you've been waiting forever or pretty repulsive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus ROG Phone review
Source: Techradar English
It may look like an irate Decepticon, but thanks to a really good camera, a great screen and excellent gaming performance, not to mention a suite of overkill accessories, the ROG Phone manages to get right much of what the Razer Phone 2 got wrong, making it a great smartphone and an excellent gaming phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus ROG Phone Review
Source: Neowin English
With the ROG Phone, Asus is one of the first manufacturers to bring a dedicated gaming smartphone to India. This smartphone is designed to please gamers, and has multiple design elements that draw inspiration from Asus' ROG series of laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
82% Asus ROG Phone review
Source: GSM Arena English
On the other hand, if you are simply looking for a versatile smartphone and not necessarily a "gaming" phone, then we would advise you to look elsewhere. The ROG Phone is a first generation product and a tech showcase in every sense of the word. It's aimed at a very niche and still an emerging market. It's a glorious glimpse into a great potential future mobile branch, but one that still needs some work to earn an all-around recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
90% ASUS ROG Phone review: A gaming phone that actually deserves the name
Source: Android Central English
Make no mistake, you're going to pay for all of those bells and whistles. At $900 for the base model and considerably more for the accessories, this experience is not cheap. But for more than a few people out there, the overall experience is absolutely worth it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus ROG review: Pricey, but worthy smartphone for digital gamers on the go
Source: Business Standard English
Priced at Rs 69,999, the phone seems to be on the pricier side. However, if you are a die-hard gamer and it’s not money that concerns you too much, the Asus ROG phone can be a delight for you. From HDR display to front-firing stereo speakers, pressure-sensitive chassis and especially designed gaming features make this a true gaming smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2018
80% Asus ROG Phone review: A solid gaming smartphone, but costly
Source: The Indian Express English
There’s nothing wrong with the Asus ROG Phone as such. It’s a well-made smartphone that will surely click with a group of hardcore gamers and geeks, though they represent a minority. The handset costs a lot and that’s stopping me from recommending the ROG Phone at the moment. The ROG Phone is priced at Rs 69,999 which is no small amount, although not quite as much as Apple iPhone XS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Asus ROG Phone
Source: Phone Scoop English
Asus has for the most part contented itself with sticking to entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The ROG Phone is a dramatic leap for the company. This dedicated gaming device has one of the best spec sheets in the industry — and killer hardware to boot. If you're the type to strap in for hours of gameplay, the Asus ROG Phone may be the weapon you need to blast your way to the finish line. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth report.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2018
70% Asus ROG Phone review: Gamer’s apple of the eye
Source: Gadget Show English
As a standalone gaming phone, the Asus ROG ticks all the nec ..
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS ROG Phone Review: Blistering Performance, Intelligent Design
Source: Hot Hardware English
The ROG Phone doesn't rely on its accessories, though, and functions just fine as a standalone purchase. If you're a gamer, the ROG Phone deserve strong consideration. And if you're not, the ROG Phone may just change your mind.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Asus ROG Phone review: The perfect mobile weapon for your ROG arsenal
Source: Android Authority English
The ASUS ROG Phone is built with gamers in mind, but unfortunately finds itself somewhat limited by the lackluster mobile gaming market. The good news is it's still an excellent phone, even outside of gaming. If you want an Android powerhouse, this one is certainly up for the job.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2018
88% Asus ROG Phone Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Asus has turned in an excellent phone in the ROG. Being no stranger to what gamers and smartphone buyers want, the company hits all the right notes here. Build quality is top-notch and its aesthetics balance serious looks with serious performance quite well. Internally, we have the best hardware you can currently get on an Android phone and a company that knows how to make the most of it. In fact, Asus couldn’t stop making hardware for it and produced a bunch of really neat accessories to go along with the ROG Phone. Lastly, we find more of Asus’ strong prowess in photography in the ROG, proving that compromises in areas like this aren’t necessary to have the best gaming phone on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Asus ROG Phone review
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s the weird bits that make the ROG a notable phone, but the last thing we needed was another “normal” Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Phone review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, it appears to be fairly stock Android even though it looks quite different due to the elements like icon pack. There doesn’t seem to be much bloatware, although this can change by the time the device launches, especially via networks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
First looks: The ASUS ROG Phone boasts beastly specs and actually useful features (Updated with local pricing!)
Source: Hardware Zone English
The biggest problem then is the question of who exactly will buy the phone. It’s a niche product and its design won’t appeal to everyone, but ASUS still deserves praise for the thought it put into the phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
ASUS ROG Phone First Impressions
Source: B2G English
Experiencing the ROG phone’s capabilities such as its AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate paired with proprietary and gamer centric features such as the Air Triggers, AeroDynamic Cooler and a stat monitor is truly a game changing experience. The 90Hz refreshrate improves the overall quality of life as scrolling and browsing through apps feels smooth while it also contributes to the overall immersion when gaming. The lack of time and accessories such as the game vice and dock render our conclusion incomplete. But so far, the ASUS ROG has done a splendid job in shaping the gaming smartphone industry.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2018
ASUS ROG Phone Review: Believe The Hype
Source: Unbox English
If you’re serious about mobile gaming and want to elevate your game to the next level, then it’s not hard to see the value that the ROG Phone brings to the table. That ultra-smooth display really is something else, and the gaming advantage that you get with it even without the add-ons doesn’t really seem fair.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2018
ASUS ROG Phone Review
Source: Yugatech English
We have to give credit to ASUS for launching a phone such as the ROG Phone as it is not just your typical smartphone with powerful specs. It’s definitely designed for gaming which is evident in its looks, features, and accessories, and those are the things that give it an edge over its competitors. To cut it short, yes, the ROG Phone is one of the best gaming smartphones in the market and it’s not hard to imagine seeing it in the hands of mobile eSports teams.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2018
ROG Phone review - Power Overwhelming
Source: Tech Nave English
Even without turning on its Super Saiyan mode, it's already capable of beating out most other flagships. Combine that with a thoughtful ergonomic design, innovative AirTrigger function, decent camera performance and compatible with various innovative gaming accessories, I think RM3499 is worth it for serious mobile gamers. The only thing that I dislike is the heat and fast battery drainage issue but I guess it can't be helped much. If the ROG Phone was a Pokemon, it would be a Heatran because it's a legendary fire and steel type Pokemon. This should give you an idea of how powerful the ROG Phone is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2018
ASUS ROG Phone Unboxing and Benchmarks: The Results Are In!
Source: Unbox English
The Newest Gaming Smartphone on the Block After its stint running the rumor mill and the teasers we’ve found online, it’s finally here—the ASUS ROG Phone. As expected it’s packing the hardware to take on all the latest and greatest titles plus a host of features to make it run as smooth and as, more …
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2018
80% Asus ROG Phone Review: Totally Over-the-Top Gaming
Source: Tom's Guide English
With its bold design, powerful performance and innovative features, the ROG Phone is one of Asus' most compelling smartphones to date.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Asus ROG Phone review:
Source: CNet English
Let there be no doubt: this is a serious gaming phone. Nongamers should look at the Pixel 3, OnePlus 6 or Galaxy Note 9 instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
First looks: The ASUS ROG Phone boasts beastly specifications and actually useful features (Updated with pricing!)
Source: Hardware Zone English
Unfortunately, there's no word on price and availability yet, but you can probably expect the phone to cost you an arm and a leg.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Asus ROG Phone review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
We need to test it out fully, but it looks to have achieved this with a number of neat features including the AreoActive Cooler and AirTriggers, not to mention the supped up Snapdragon 845, 90Hz AMOLED screen and a possible 512GB of storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
ROG Phone – a gamer’s delight we won’t be seeing
Source: Gadgetguy English
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the ROG Phone here soon, perhaps never. Rumour has it that regulatory compliance costs in Australia are too high to make it a worthwhile sales proposition. Still, we can admire the product, even if we can’t use it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2018
ROG Phone – a gamer’s delight we won’t be seeing
Source: Gadgetguy English
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the ROG Phone here soon, perhaps never. Rumour has it that regulatory compliance costs in Australia are too high to make it a worthwhile sales proposition. Still, we can admire the product, even if we can’t use it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2018
ROG Phone first look – the ‘ultimate gaming phone’ from Asus
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The ROG Phone looks like it’ll be a marmite device that’s perfect for gamers but a little ostentatious for everyone else. Even I, as a hardcore gamer, winced at the over the top design and slathering of RGB lighting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2018
Hands-on: The Asus ROG gaming phone is a beast
Source: Android Authority English
Asus isn’t known for its high-end phones. Traditionally, they’ve skirted the mid-range and attempted to bring a lot of value to the consumer at a lower price. That changed a bit with the ZenFone 5Z, which packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 among other high-end specs. While this seemed like a pretty beefy phone on its own, Asus has upped the ante with the announcement of the ROG Phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2018
Asus ROG Phone review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a real rival for the Razer Phone and is unlike almost every other smartphone on the market. The aim is to provide the best gaming experience possible and Asus has gone to town to provide this.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2018
First looks: The ASUS ROG Phone boasts beastly specifications and actually useful features
Source: Hardware Zone English
Unfortunately, there's no word on price and availability yet, but you can probably expect the phone to cost you an arm and a leg.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2018
Asus ROG made a high-end gaming phone with actual buttons
Source: CNet English
Asus claims the ROG Phone is the fastest on the market at the moment. It also said that the phone's battery will last for over 7 hours during Wi-Fi-connected gaming. We look forward to putting that to the test, though the company didn't announce when exactly the phone will be released.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2018
Hands on: Asus ROG Phone review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus ROG Phone is certainly an innovative device, and Asus may have taken the biggest step yet towards making the ‘gaming phone’ a thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2018
Asus ROG Phone First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
There's no doubt that the ROG Phone isn't going to come cheap. Given the specifications and engineering that go into it, we'd expect its price to be significantly higher than that of the ZenFone 5z. China would seem like the most obvious place to make a big push, but we're told that the ROG Phone could launch very soon in India. Given that we're still waiting for the ZenFone 5z to make it to our shores, we'll hold on till we have concrete information before getting too excited.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2018
ASUS Gaming Smartphone: 11mm-style ROG Phone with Speed-Binned Snapdragon 845
Source: AnandTech English
ASUS producing a gaming smartphone is one of the more esoteric news stories at the Computex 2018 trade show this year. To fire a shot right across the bow of Razer, ASUS is putting its ROG credentials on display: a speed-binned Snapdragon 845 running at a higher frequency than the standard S845 smartphones, a higher-than-standard 90 Hz refresh rate display with 1ms response time and 108% DCI-P3 gamut, programmable ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors, force feedback, and additional docks for purchase. One of the key elements is that ASUS built this phone with an 11mm thickness, well beyond the 7-8mm we see on flagship smartphones today. They have put that additional volume to incredible use for extra battery, more haptics, bigger speakers, more connectivity, and it's a showcase of what we could see if other smartphone manufacturers offered a bit extra z-height.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2018
[Review] Asus ROG Phone é o smartphone com LED que o público gamer merece
Source: Gizmodo English
No entanto, quando comparado com o Razer Phone 2, o ROG Phone é melhor em quase todos os aspectos. Tem câmeras melhores, bateria maior, os botões AirTriggers e uma coleção de acessórios caros que permitem melhorar as possibilidades de jogo que o competidor da Razer nã tem. E com luzes RGB, o ROG Phone é um abraço sem remorso à cultura gamer, para o bem ou para o mal.
Positive: High performance; powerful processor; long battery life; nice cameras; beautiful design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2018

Foreign Reviews

89% Asus ROG Phone Starke Leistung für Gaming-Fans
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 98% features: 84% display: 92% mobility: 82%
86% Asus ROG Phone Das beste Gaming-Smartphone?
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 86%
90% Asus ROG Phone Ein Game Changer?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 92% mobility: 90%
Asus ROG phone Das Perfekte Smartphone Für Gamer?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2019
90% Asus ROG Phone So muss ein Gaming-Smartphone aussehen
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Das Gaming-Smartphone von Asus
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
80% Asus ROG Phone
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Asus ROG Phone, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
86% ASUS ROG Phone, análisis: si los móviles gaming son un nuevo camino, ASUS lo empieza muy bien
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 88% mobility: 88% workmanship: 88%
Análisis a fondo del Asus ROG Phone, el mejor móvil para jugar, y mucho más que jugar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2018
ASUS ROG Phone, primeras impresiones: diseñar un móvil para verdaderos jugones era esto
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good cameras; excellent display; USB-C. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2018
80% Asus ROG Phone recensione: il vero smartphone da gaming
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Rog Phone Recensione: Potenza E Funzionalità A Misura Di Gamer
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Recensione ASUS ROG Phone: il gaming phone definitivo, ma a che prezzo?
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 73% features: 96% display: 90% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 69%
86% Recensione ASUS ROG PHONE
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 69% display: 91% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
88% Recensione ASUS ROG Phone
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 75% features: 100% display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
95% Recensione Asus ROG Phone: il piacere del gaming da smartphone
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 89%
ASUS ROG Phone, tanta arroganza in salsa gaming. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good display; nice gaming performance; decent speakers. Negative: Mediocre design; low autonomy; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2018
Asus ROG Phone: in Italia ufficialmente da 899 euro
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; attractive design; solid workmanship; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2018
Asus ROG Phone: il vero smartphone da gaming
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; excellent display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2018
90% Review: Asus ROG Phone – Als je dan toch een gamingsmartphone wil, neem deze dan
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus ROG Phone - Game-smartphone moet volwassen worden
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% ROG Phone Review - Stap in de goede richting voor gamen onderweg
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Asus ROG Phone review
Source: Tech Testers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2018
ASUS ROG Phone review: een gamesmartphone in hart en nieren
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; good speakers. Negative: Mediocre design; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2018
80% Asus ROG Phone : la meilleure option pour jouer sur Android
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test de l’Asus ROG Phone : le vrai smartphone gaming, c’est lui !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Asus ROG Phone
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% workmanship: 100%
70% Test De L'Asus Rog Phone : Le Roi De La Gâchette
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Test de l’Asus ROG Phone : le killer de flagships… et de consoles de jeux
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Negative: No microSD card slot; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2019
Nous avons pris en main l'Asus ROG Phone : époustouflant !
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Fast device; excellent display; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2018
85% Recenzja ASUSa ROG Phone – prawdziwa bestia nie tylko dla graczy
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
80% Обзор игрового смартфона ASUS ROG Phone, который превращается в приставку. Он в чемодане!
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Обзор плюсов и минусов ASUS ROG Phone ZS600KL 128GB. Лучший игровой смартфон
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent display; great cameras; decent speakers; high gaming performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2019
Первый игровой смартфон ASUS ROG Phone: как это выглядит на практике
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice gaming performance; excellent AMOLED display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2018
ASUS ROG Phone: что мы знаем о самом крутом смартфоне для геймеров (спойлер — он дико дорогой)
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; solid workmanship. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2018
Recenze: Asus ROG Phone – nový herní král
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Nice performance; beautiful display; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2018
Đánh giá ROG Phone - smartphone chuyên game có đáng mua?
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2019
Trên tay Asus ROG Phone tại Việt Nam: Smartphone chơi game cực "ngầu"
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2018
Trên tay Asus ROG Phone: Smartphone chơi game, cấu hình mạnh như laptop
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2018
Trên tay Asus ROG Phone: Smartphone chơi game, cấu hình mạnh như laptop
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2018
70% Test ASUS ROG Phone
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Test: Asus ROG Phone
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
82% ROG Phone - Asus spelmobil i stort test
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Vi testar Asus Rog Phone – nördigaste mobilen någonsin
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Test: Asus ROG Phone
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
VIDEO ASUS ROG Phone – Acel telefon pe care îl transformi în consolă de gaming
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; stylish design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2018

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Model: The Asus ROG Phone is a smartphone built for gaming purpose. ROG, a famous sub brand of Asus, stands for Republic of Gamers and is a division of Asus that focuses on gaming, e-sports, and modding PCs. The company has made a lot of gaming laptops which look cool with heat vents, LED lightings as well as device designs inspired by different game environments and weapons. It is about time Asus implements these features to make gaming smartphones. This is a phone built to win. Its world-beating, speed-binned 2.96 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and Adreno 630 GPU deliver great performance not only for gaming but also to run multiple apps. The Snapdragon 845 on the ROG phone is slightly overclocked, thus it could produce more heat compared to other devices with the same processor. To combat with heat produced when a user is gaming, its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system with detachable AeroActive Cooler makes up for an extra cooling boost and sustains high frame rates in the heat of battle. Using a combination of tough, precision-crafted 2.5D- and 3D-curved Corning Gorilla Glass with diamond-cut highlights and copper detailing, the metal-framed, water-resistant ROG Phone combines battle-hardened construction with a very comfortable gaming grip.

The display is also one of the best in the market right now. It features an OLED 6-inch notch-free 18:9 panel that pushes a resolution of Full HD+. As a gaming smartphone, it has a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which is higher than a normal smartphone and it also has a 1 ms response time. With a wide 108.6 % DCI-P3 (sRGB 145%) color gamut, colors are incredibly vivid too, so game worlds look as glorious as they were intended. To further enhance the gaming experience, the ROG phone features DTS:X Ultra 1.0 which delivers incredibly realistic 3D audio rendering for any kind of games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), featuring immersive 7.1-channel surround-sound with an enhanced bass response. On the back of the smartphones, there are two sensors which are a 12-MP one and a secondary 8-MP wide-angle camera. Although the camera is not the most attractive feature on a gaming smartphone, it captures decent quality photos, particularly with its wide-angle camera to capture wider angled photos. As for the battery, the handset features a large 4,000 mAh battery inside with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 technology and USB-PD fast-charging. It will be important for the battery to support quick charge as gaming consumes more power. Asus also included other gaming features like a built-in nickel-plated cooler, a pair of capacitive AirTriggers, and two USB-C ports. The Asus ROG phone also has multiple accessories to be picked up separately, which includes ROG Phone Case, Asus Professional Dock, GAMEVICE controller, Mobile Desktop Dock, ROG Suitcase, ASUS WiGig Display Dock and Twinview Dock.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


82.42%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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