Asus ROG Phone 2
39,999
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 8 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 13 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 24 MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Asus ROG Phone 2: Specs Score

  • 3.5
    Camera
  • 4.5
    Battery
  • 4.5
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 4.5
    Performance
Rated at 83.75%
  • Display: 4.5/5
    AMOLED Screen With 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Camera : 3.5/5
    No Telephoto Lens
  • Processor : 4.5/5
    Good Gaming Performance With Speed Binned GPU
  • Battery : 4.5/5
    Big 6000 mAh Battery With Fast Charging
  • RAM : 4.5/5
    Up To 12GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    No memory Expansion
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G Support

Asus ROG Phone 2: Price

Asus ROG Phone 2: Review

Pros
  • 120Hz AMOLED Display
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • 512GB Internal Storage
  • 12GB RAM
Cons
  • No MicroSD Card Slot

Asus ROG Phone II: Design

The Asus ROG Phone II is the latest gaming smartphone from Asus and is the second generation ROG device. The smartphone has an all-glass design with an aero active cooling solution to reduce the temperature of the smartphone while gaming continuously. The device sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that runs at 120Hz, with 1ms response time. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and the front of the device also houses a pair of dual stereo speaker setup with DTS: X support. The display is capable of showcasing HDR 10 content and supports HDR streaming on services like YouTube.

Asus ROG Phone II: Hardware Performance

The Asus ROG Phone II is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, which offers up to 16% improved performance over the Snapdragon 855. The chipset is clubbed with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/512GB internal storage, and there is no microSD card slot. Thanks to the high refresh rate display and a faster processor, the device can handle any games that you throw at it. The ROG Phone II will be one of the best Android smartphones to play games like PUBG and Fortnite with the highest level of graphics.

Asus ROG Phone II: Camera Performance

The Asus ROG Phone II has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The dual-camera setup on the Asus ROG Phone II is identical to the camera setup found on the Asus 6z. There is a 24MP front-facing camera, which supports Face Unlock. The primary camera on the ROG Phone II is capable of supporting 4K video recording @60fps, whereas, the selfie camera can only record 1080p videos @ 30fps. Though the ROG Phone II is a gaming device, it does packs in a great pair of sensors.

Asus ROG Phone II: Price To Specs Ratio

The Asus ROG Phone II is an expensive smartphone, as it does pack some unique set of features. A high refresh rate AMOLED display, a speed binned Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, 12GB RAM, and 512 GB UFS 3.0 based storage are some of the factors for the massive price tag that is being associated with the device. Similarly, the Asus ROG Phone II is an exception smartphone in terms of design and hardware, and there is no Android device like the ROG II in the world, and it explains the pricing. This is not for those who want to get a value for money flagship smartphone, instead, the ROG Phone II is for those, who want a no-compromise gaming phone.

Asus ROG Phone II: Important Features/Highlights

The Asus ROG Phone II is the world's first commercially available smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. The device packs a massive 6000 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. The smartphone also offers a lot of accessories, which will enhance the overall value of the smartphone, and an avid smartphone gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the wide range of game-enhancing accessories that are being offered with the device.

Asus ROG Phone II: Verdict

The Asus ROG Phone II is the best gaming smartphone to date, and it is also one of the best smartphones to consume HDR content on the go. It has the fastest processor from Qualcomm, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage, and everything is topped off with a design that looks like no other. If you are ready to give it all for a smartphone and looking for a smartphone that takes no excuse, then, the ROG Phone II might be the device tailor-made for you.

Asus ROG Phone 2: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI ROG UI
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2019
Indian Release Date 23 September, 2019
BODY
Dimensions 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.78 mm
Weight 240 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.59 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) OLED HDR (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
CPU Octa Core (1 x Kryo 485 at 2.96GHz + 3 x Kryo 485 at 2.42GHz + 4 x Kryo 385 at 1.8GHz)
GPU Adreno 640
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 8 GB RAM
External Storage No
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.79) + 13 MP (f/2.4) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR, 4K video recording
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, MID, FLAC, APE, WAV
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Hall sensor, Ambient Light sensor
Other Features NFC, 30W Quick Charging, Water resistant, Face Unlock, AI Camera

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Asus ROG Phone 2: FaQs

  • Which features make the Asus ROG Phone 2 a good buy?

    Features like 6,000 mAh battery, 120Hz AMOLED display, the gaming-centric processor makes it the best buy.

  • What are the Camera features of the Asus ROG Phone 2?

    The camera features include HDR, Panorama, 4k video recording and more.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 2 waterproof?

    No, but the smartphone is dustproof and splashproof.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 2 protected by corning gorilla glass?

    yes, the smartphone is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 2 heavy in Weight?

    The smartphone is heavy in weight. It weighs about 240g.

  • What features lack in the Asus ROG Phone 2?

    There is no microSD card slot on the Asus ROG Phone 2.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on Asus ROG Phone 2?

    The Asus ROG Phone 2 is fuelled by a 6,000 mAh battery with support for 30W quick charging technology.

  • Asus ROG Phone 2 alternatives?

    The Realme X2 Pro and the OnePlus 7T can be considered as an alternative to the Asus ROG Phone 2.

  • Does the Asus ROG Phone 2 support 5G?

    No, the smartphone does not support 5G network.

  • Which phone is better, Asus ROG Phone 2 or Realme X2 Pro?

    Both handsets are based on the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. However, you get a 120Hz refresh rate display on the Asus ROG Phone 2, while the Realme X2 Pro features a 90Hz refresh rate display. In terms of price, Asus ROG Phone 2 is a little higher than the Realme X2 Pro. If you are searching gaming-centric chipset, great performance under Rs. 30,000 then you can choose the Realme X2 Pro.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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