For aficionados, a “gaming” smartphone may seem like a highly appealing prospect, but how can a manufacturer convince the typical smartphone customer to feel the same way? Even if the initial ROG Phone (Review) from Asus was a good product and cost roughly Rs. 70,000 at the time it was released, only ardent gamers would even think to choose it over an iPhone, Google Pixel, or Samsung Galaxy smartphone. With the ROG Phone 2, Asus specifically hopes to alter that.
ASUS ROG PHONE 2 SUMMARY
The Asus ROG Phone 2 maintains the same industrial design as the original, although it’s a little more subdued this time. It is one of the heaviest phones we’ve touched in a while, measuring 9.48mm and weighing a hefty 240g. The size is larger and heavier than its predecessor. Facial recognition is more faster and also effective at unusual angles.
Although having a full-HD+ resolution, the 6.59-inch AMOLED display’s 120Hz refresh rate is outstanding. The upgraded version of Asus’ AirTrigger technology is also included with the ROG Phone 2. A new dual vibration system is also included. The phone also features a 3D vapour chamber mechanism for cooling.
It’s powered by a special speed-binned Snapdragon 855+ SoC, LPDDR4X RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage. During the setup procedure for the ROG Phone 2, you can select a more stock Android theme in place of the ROG theme by default.
During the setup procedure for the ROG Phone 2, you can select a more stock Android theme in place of the ROG theme by default. Applications load rapidly, and multitasking is effectively managed. Of course, this phone’s major selling point is gaming, and it is without a doubt one of the best—if not the best—devices for that. A real-time overlay that displays the framerate, system temperature, and CPU and GPU use may also be enabled in games using Game Genie.
The battery life is also outstanding and is not merely a result of the enormous 6,000mAh capacity. We comfortably exceeded one full day on a single charge despite the screen operating at 120Hz and heavy camera, gaming, and social usage.
The ROG Phone 2’s back sensors are identical to those of the Asus 6Z. In low light, the app’s Night mode does a pretty decent job of brightening the view, albeit not as well as some of the more costly flagships. Performance throughout the day is remarkable.