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Asus ROG Phone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Asus ROG Phone. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The portability and screen also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the durability and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus ROG Phone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (pcmag.com)

Asus ROG Phone

 

Thanks to an overclocked processor and a big, responsive display, the Asus ROG is an excellent Android phone for gamers.

Overclocked Snapdragon 845 processor delivers solid performance. Gorgeous 90Hz AMOLED display for immersive gaming experience.

Poor battery life. Divisive design. Awkward fingerprint sensor placement.

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...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Asus' new phone is the best way to play games on Android

 

Thanks to its thoughtful design innovations, the Asus ROG Phone almost feels like a portable console.

The Asus ROG Phone has innovative AirTriggers to expand game control beyond the screen, excellent battery life and a ton of optional gaming accessories.

It costs $100 more than the Razer Phone 2 and the design might be too out there for some. The screen was too dim in some situations and the detachable fan unit is just asking to be lost.

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.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Inge Schwabe (notebookcheck.net)

ASUS ROG Phone Smartphone Review

 

Let's ROG 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...

Trigger buttons in the frame ; Dock connector ; Cooler (included) ; Snapdragon 845 ; 8GB RAM ; USB 3.1 Type-C ; Dual-SIM ; front-firing stereo speakers ; dual camera ; Aura RGB logo ; bright display ; Gorilla Glass 6 ; Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0 ; decent...

slow Wi-Fi ; short battery life ; non-expandable storage ; no VoLTE ; comparatively low display resolution ; heavy ; expensive

ASUS has set new standards with its ROG Phone, although the first generation has room for improvement. The company has gone all out with the ROG Phone’s gaming accessories, which are rather expensive. Moreover, its 90 Hz display is ideal for gaming,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (phonearena.com)

Asus ROG Phone Review

 

We spent some quality time with the ROG Phone to see if Asus could properly marry its gaming traditions with its smartphone strengths to make the best gaming phone yet.

Great gaming performance and experience ; Cooling fan included and does its job well ; Camera performance that doesn’t compromise and competes well at this price-point ; Cool design that’s both fun and serious ; Offers a bunch of fun and useful...

Air Triggers, while responsive, are ergonomically hard to utilize ; Most accessories are quite expensive ; Low-light photos can get a bit noisy

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (gizmodo.com)

Asus' ROG Phone Is the Dumb Fun RGB Handset Gamers Deserve

 

A lot of people still aren't convinced gaming phones are something that should even exist. But if there was one phone that might be able to sway peoples' opinions, it'd be Asus' Republic of Gamer (or ROG) Phone. In fact, based on some recent corporate...

RGB lights, top-notch performance, lots of ports, funky design

RGB lights, top-notch performance, lots of ports, funky design

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (tomsguide.com)

Asus ROG Phone Review: Totally Over-the-Top Gaming

 

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?

Unique, eye-catching design ; Powerful performance ; Beautiful display ; Great cameras

Expensive ; Below-average battery life

With its bold design, powerful performance and innovative features, the ROG Phone is one of Asus' most compelling smartphones to date.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Jennings Mike Jennings (hardwareheaven.com)

Asus ROG Strix Flare Review

 

The Asus ROG Strix Flare is a gaming keyboard with the high price we expect – but the kind of subtle design that's rare in this part of the market. This £140 / $180 unit has smart looks, customisable options and RGB LEDs, and it uses familiar CherryMX...

The Asus ROG Strix Flare is excellent. The CherryMX Red switches provide a superb base for every kind of game. They’ll handle work as well thanks to the supremely satisfying typing action.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Asus ROG Phone review: this flagship has all the big guns

 

2018 was the year of the gaming smartphone. A range of devices boasting flashing lights, souped-up specs and various gaming gimmicks followed in the wake of Razer's initial offering. The new Asus ROG Phone stands at the top of the pile in terms of...

Powerful performance ; Fast AMOLED display ; Specialized software for gaming ; Powerful speakers ; Lots of storage

No wireless charging ; Screen somewhat dim ; No MicroSD slot ; Camera is outclassed in this price range

While Asus ROG’s PC gaming line was never really my favorite, I have to admit that the Asus ROG Phone has really impressed me. If you’ve got $900 to burn and you're in the market for a top smartphone that doubles as a high end handheld gaming device,...

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

ASUS ROG Phone review: The 'ultimate gaming phone' | Trusted Reviews

 

ASUS ROG Phone review: Glorious overkill for serious Android gamers

Great screen ; Innovative peripherals system ; Solid performance ; Airtrigger controls are a gamers dream

Battery life could be better ; Not enough games that take advantage of the hardware

The ROG Phone is the ultimate gaming phone, but for most people it’s complete overkill

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Asus ROG Phone review

 

Every ROG has its day

It’s gamer and proud for life ; Delightfully odd extra bits

The most polarising phone design… anywhere ; Unsubtle screen calibration ; Battery life isn’t great

It’s the weird bits that make the ROG a notable phone, but the last thing we needed was another “normal” Android

Nov, 2018
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Product color:Black
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:2160 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Multimedia

FM radio:Y

Navigation

BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA+,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11ad,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.96
Processor model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 512
RAM capacity:8
RAM type:LPPDDR4X

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3
Height:0.327
Weight:7.05
Width:6.25