Asus ROG Phone 3
49,999
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 8 GB RAM
  • 64 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 24 MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density) Display
  • Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+), Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Asus ROG Phone 3: Specs Score

  • 4
    Camera
  • 4.5
    Battery
  • 4.5
    Display
  • 4.5
    Value for Money
  • 4.5
    Performance
Rated at 85.75%
  • Display: 4.5/5
    AMOLED display with higher refresh rate display
  • Camera : 4/5
    64MP primary camera
  • Processor : 4.5/5
    High-end overclocked processor
  • Battery : 4.5/5
    Massive battery with fast charging
  • RAM : 3.8/5
    Fast RAM module
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    Plenty of internal storage
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G

Asus ROG Phone 3: Price

Asus ROG Phone 3: Review

Pros
  • 144Hz AMOLED Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC
  • 6,000 mAh Battery
  • UFS 3.1 Based Storage
Cons
  • No Headphone Jack
  • No microSD Card Slot

Asus ROG Phone 3: Design

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is the latest gaming smartphone in the market and is also one of the most powerful Android smartphones. The device comes with a glass-metal sandwich unibody design, where the back panel is made using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the display is protected using the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. At the front, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 6.59-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. One of the main highlights of the display is the refresh rate. This is one of the first smartphones with an AMOLED screen with up to 144Hz refresh rate and it HDR 10+ compliant as well.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Hardware Performance

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC and this is the first smartphone to launch in India with this chipset. This is the first Android processor which has a CPU clock speed of over 3.0GHz and it also comes with a speed binned GPU for improved gaming. Besides the gaming capability, the Asus ROG Phone 3 does include up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage solution. Just like the previous generation ROG Phone, this one also misses out on the microSD card slot.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Camera Performance

One might not get the Asus ROG Phone 3 for the camera capabilities. However, this does not mean that the cameras on the device are not up to the mark. The smartphone has a 64MP primary camera with support for 8K video recording along with a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. For the selfies, the smartphone has a 24MP sensor with support for 1080p video recording. The selfie camera also doubles as a face unlock camera as well. In day-light conditions, the Asus ROG Phone 3 takes amazing photos and the native 64MP images include a lot detailing in the photo.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Price To Specs Ratio

The Asus ROG Phone 3 retails for Rs. 49,999 in India for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The smartphone is also available in a higher storage variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage for Rs. 57,999.  This smartphone competes against the likes of the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 10. With the flagship processor and best-in-class hardware, offering a smooth gaming experience even on the most demanding gaming titles and the smartphone also has an active cooling system, ensuring stable performance.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Important Features/Highlights

The Asus ROG Phone 3 comes with a massive 6,000 mAh battery and the device also supports 30W fast charging via the USB Type-C port. There is also an option to select charging speed, which will improve the longevity of the battery. Coming to the software experience, the Asus ROG Phone 3 runs on Android 10 OS with a custom skin on top that offers gaming-centric optimizations. It also has trigger buttons, which will be helpful while playing games like PUBG or Fornite.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Verdict

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is strictly for gaming enthusiasts. Besides being a high-end gaming smartphone, it is also a high-end flagship smartphone, capable of handling most of the tasks without any issue and the battery can last for an entire day without any issue.

Asus ROG Phone 3: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI ROG UI
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM (Nano)
Colours Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2020
Indian Release Date 6 August, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 171 x 78 x 9.85 mm
Weight 240 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.59 inches
Technology AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 144Hz refresh rate
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)
CPU Octa Core (1x3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB (UFS 3.1) Storage
RAM 8 GB RAM
External Storage No
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 13 MP, (f/2.4, ultrawide) + 5 MP, (f/2.0, macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP, (f/2.0, wide) Camera
Video Recording 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR, Portrait
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, MID, FLAC, APE, WAV
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
USB Two USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G 4.4 Gbps DL
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, e-Compass, Ambient Light sensor, ultrasonic sensors
Other Features NFC, 30W Quick Charging, Face Unlock
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Asus ROG Phone 3: FaQs

  • How good is the Asus ROG Phone 3 in India?

    The Asus ROG Phone 3 is considered one of the best phones in India, especially for gamers with its 144Hz refresh rate, 6,000 mAh battery, and SD 865+ 5G chipset.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 3 worth the price?

    The Asus ROG Phone 3 packs a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a fast-processing SD 865+ chipset that makes it ideal for gaming, which also makes it worth the asking price.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 3 the best smartphone for gaming?

    Yes, the Asus ROG Phone 3 can be considered as the best smartphone for gaming – however, new generations of smartphones are lineup with improved performance.

  • Does the Asus ROG Phone 3 have wireless charging support?

    The Asus ROG Phone 3 ships with a 6,000 mAh battery but doesn’t include wireless charging support.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 3 waterproof?

    No, the Asus ROG Phone 3 isn’t waterproof and doesn’t have any IP rating.

  • Why should I not buy the Asus ROG Phone 3?

    If you prefer a sleek design with a trendy punch-hole design, the Asus ROG Phone 3 isn’t for you – but apart from this, the phone is pretty great whether you’re a gamer or not.

  • Is the Asus ROG Phone 3 available to buy offline?

    Yes, you can buy the Asus ROG Phone 3 at select retail outlets.

  • Does the Asus ROG Phone 3 support 5G?

    Yes, the Asus ROG Phone 3 draws power from the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, which supports 5G.

  • What are the specifications of the Asus ROG Phone 3?

    The Asus ROG Phone 3 packs a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p FHD+ resolution that draws power from the Snapdragon 865+ processor with up to 12GB RAM and includes a 6,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support and a 64MP triple-camera setup at the rear.

  • What is the Asus ROG Phone series?

    The Asus ROG Phone series is a game-centric smartphone series that features a large screen with a high refresh rate and fast processing chipset for a smoother gaming experience.

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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