Asus ROG Phone
26,499
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 8 GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 8 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6 inches 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) Display
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

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Asus ROG Phone: Price

Asus ROG Phone: Review

Pros
  • Vapor chamber cooling seems effective
  • 1080p HDR 90Hz AMOLED display paired with extremely loud audio
  • Three USB-C ports
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Expensive

The Asus ROG Phone is launched in India. The handset uses a combination of glass and metal materials on the back: most of the back cover is made of glass while the heat dissipation area is made of metal. The ROG logo on the back supports backlight display, a feature that displays different colors like a mini light show after gaming mode is switched on. Regarding specs, it is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, Adreno 630 GPU, a 6.0-inch 18:9 AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, 12 MP + 8 MP rear-facing dual cameras, front snapper of 8 MP, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and a battery capacity of 4000mAh that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The biggest highlight of the ROG gaming phone is that the phone has a 2.96GHz CPU, which is higher than the usual 2.8GHz for other Snapdragon 845 processors, making it the world’s first flagship 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845.

   In addition to the phone, ROG also released a variety of accessories to meet the needs of gamers. These accessories include an exclusive radiator equipped with RGB LED lights, a gamepad that can latch on to the phone, a foldable TwinView Dock that offers an extra screen and a 6000mAh extended battery; and a Mobile Desktop Dock, which allows users to connect the ROG phone to an external 4K UHD monitor, keyboard or mouse. Sensors include fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, hall sensor and ambient light sensor.

   The smartphone is available in Black color in Indian market. The Asus ROG Phone price starts from Rs. 69,999 for 8/128GB variant.

Asus ROG Phone: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI ROG Gaming X mode UI
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date June, 2018
Indian Release Date 29 November, 2018
BODY
Dimensions 158.5 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm
Weight 200 g
Body Material Front/back glass & Aluminum frame
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.0 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) AMOLED (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa Core (Quad 2.96 GHz Kryo 385 Gold + Quad 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
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 12 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.0) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, OIS, EIS
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, with stereo speakers
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 4000 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 3.1 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 VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Hall sensor, Ambient Light sensor
Other Features NFC, Quick Charging, Water resistant, Face Unlock, AI Camera
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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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