You probably know Asus Rog line, top quality gaming laptops and accessories. Asus smartphones are also popular because of their nice design and up to date hardware. Imagine a phone with the mixture of these products, and the result will be the impressive Asus Rog Phone!
The design is rather like the Rog laptops instead of Asus smartphone lines, aggressive and it really looks like how we imagine a gaming phone. Gorilla Glass on the front and rear also, and rear side is so futuristic. The camera is a angular, and the fingerprint reader also. The logo is flashing red and it looks cool.It has a 6-inch 18:9 (2160 by 1080) 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display with 550nits brightness and HDR support. It also supports always on mode.
Of course the processor it the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630, but it’s specially-binned to 2.96GHz and paired with 8GB of RAM. There are also a Dual (stereo) front-facing speaker with with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect. There is also a Jack port and a USB-C type connector on the bottom, and a Side-mount connector on the left side (talk about it later). A huge 4000mAh battery provides power for more than a day, but only if you are not playing games a lot. Everything is there what is needed, Bluetooth 5.0, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, NFC and a fast fingerprint reader also, moreover it supports full function DUAL SIM cards. There are also ultrasonic sensors for AirTriggers and grip press. Asus Rog phone also has a special cooling system include a 3D vapor-chamber, a Chopper heat spreader and a Carbon cooling pad.
However this phone is not about photography, it still has a really good camera system. It has a Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor with 1/2.55″ large sensor size, F1.8 aperture and 1.4µm large pixel size. It also has a 4-axis optical stabilisation.The second camera is a 120’ wide angle lens. On the selfie front there is a 8MP F2.0 aperture lens. Video Recording is up to 4K UHD at 60 fps, and the camera also has AI detection mode.
AeroActive Cooler (external cooling system)It’s a fan that sticks to the back and connect to the phone via the Side Mount, and it also has a USB C type and Jack port on the bottom, to charge your phone while gaming and using headphones (more comfortable than the bottom ports). It provides a cooling system to keep the phone cool during the most resource hungry games as well. Of course with a LED Logo on it. Mobile Desktop Dock (using an external screen)It also connects to the phone via the Side Mount, and a lot of useful ports.Ports list
- HDMI 2.0 standard
- Gigabit LAN RJ45
- USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
- SD slot (normal size)
- SATA (support 2.5-inch HDD include H: 9.5mm and 7mm)
- 3.5mm combo (headphone and S/PDIF out)
- 3.5mm microphone
- Type-C power (for charging)
- USB Micro B 3.0 (PC intput)
- Display port 1.3 (PC intput)
- Display port 1.3 (output)
TwinView DockThis accessory is really interesting, and using it with the phone it’s like a NIntendo console. It has an additional 6-inch (2160 by 1080) AMOLED display with With ASUS Tru2Life Technology. It also has two additional speaker, 4 in total with the phone, 2x Haptic vibrator, two upper side buttons and a 6000mAh battery which can charge the phone also.
It’s basically a controller in which the phone fits in. Buttons and joysticks are just like a PS4 controller, and it is really good to play with.