We kind of feel like the unboxing background alone merited an entire page in the audit. Notwithstanding, that is for the most part valid for each aspect of the ROG Phone. Everything about it is made with the unmistakable intention to inspire.
Inside the brief case we find decisively cut-out froth inserts and a plenty of devices – the TwinView Dock, GAMEVICE, Portable Desktop Dock, WiGig Display Dock, ASUS Professional Dock and a phone case, which we will all dive into in more prominent detail later on in the audit.
Asus ROG Phone Specs:
- Body: Metal frame; Gorilla Glass 6 front; Gorilla Glass 5 bended back; 158.83 x 76.16 x 8.65 mm, 200g.
- Display: AMOLED screen 6.0″ inch, resolution: 1080x2160px; 402ppi pixel thickness; Wide Shading Range; HDR display chip.
- Rear camera: Primary 12MP, f/1.8 aperture, 1.4um, 1/2.55″ sensor; dual pixel stage discovery self-adjust; 4-axix OIS. Auxiliary 8MP, 12mm ultra-wide, settled center, Drove streak. Up to 4K/60fps video recording on primary and 1080p@30 on auxiliary camera. EIS available on all resolutions.
- Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture, 24mm, 84 degree field of view, settled center, 1080p/30fps video recording.
- Software: Android 8.1 Oreo; ROG Gaming X mode UI version
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm): octa-core CPU (4×2.96 GHz Kryo 385 Gold and 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver), Adreno 630 GPU.
- Memory: 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128/512 GB of storage.
- Battery: 4,000 mAh Li-Po (fixed); HyperCharge 20W charging; perfect with QC4.0 charging.
- Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano), 4G on the two slots; LTE Feline. 18 (1Gpbs download), Feline. 13 (150Mbps transfer); 2x Type-C USB 3.0 port; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/air conditioning, WiGig Wi-Fi promotion 60GHz; GPS, GLONASS, BDS; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0; FM radio.
- Audio: Dual forward looking 5-magnet speakers, dual NXP 9874 savvy enhancers; Howdy Res audio 192kHz/24-bit DAC; DTS (Computerized Theater Framework) Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual encompass sound for headphone support; AudioWizard with listening profile; Triple internal microphones with ASUS Clamor Decrease Technology.
- Misc: Raise mounted fingerprint reader; 3.5mm jack; Proprietary Side-mount connector for embellishments (a second Type-C port is a piece of it); Ultrasonic sensors for AirTriggers and hold press.
Indeed, even at first sight, absolutely on paper, the ROG phone leaves little uncertainty of its alpha status among the select arrangement of “gaming” phones available in 2018. Asus obviously set out to do only that – set a benchmark to all things considered endeavor towards. This makes the ROG phone and its tremendous environment of advanced adornments enormously gaming to test.
Asus ought to be lauded on the phenomenal form quality and premium bill of materials on the ROG Phone. The whole body feels shake strong and extremely premium. On the front, the display is secured with Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 6, while the back uses Gorilla Glass 5 for its bended surface. The back is finished with nickel-copper detailing in a shape Asus alludes to as “Strategic Blade” design. The frame is strong metal.
Generally speaking, the 158.83 x 76.16 x 8.65mm body of the phone feels extremely strong and we must pressure that as much as possible. In all actuality, a not insignificant piece of that feeling could come from the 200g weight of the unit. All things considered, with those materials, quality, internals, including a burly 4,000 mAh battery, this is kind of anticipated. Furthermore, since the ROG Phone is intended to be vigorously embellished, you can essentially depend on a standard exercise.
On paper, the camera setup on the ROG Phone looks extremely noteworthy. On the back – a 12MP, f/1.8, 24mm wide main camera, with a genuinely enormous 1/2.55″, 1.4µm pixel-estimate sensor. It even has a couple of fancy odds and ends available to its, as dual pixel PDAF and 4-pivot OIS, that really works surprisingly well. Nearby this – a 8MP, 12mm ultra-wide snapper, with a settled center point – ideal for huge gathering shots of the majority of your companions.
Photographs taken with the ROG Phone’s main 12MP camera must be portrayed as respectable. Nothing past that truly and honestly, not at the dimension of the competing lead phones.
The ROG Phone can catch video at up to 4K@60fps resolution with its main camera. EIS stabilization is likewise available on each resolution level, which, surprisingly wasn’t the situation on the Zenfone 5z when we explored it. Asus is along these lines plainly making the majority of the abilities of the Hexagon 685 DPS, inside the Snapdragon 845.
Organization savvy, everything is quite standard: VC video stream and a stereo, 48kHz stereo audio one, inside a MP4 container. Pretty much 43 Mb/s bit rate at 4K and 20 Mb/s at FullHD.
One of the defining features of any decent gaming setup, be it portable or not is the nature of the display and thus, visual loyalty. Rendering flawless frames with reasonable detail hues and lighting implies almost no if the panel entrusted with displaying It basically overlooks, misshapes or misinterprets a large portion of that illustrations information.
The ROG Phone packs a 6-inch, 1080 x 2160 AMOLED panel. Nothing strange up to this point. The extraordinary “unicorn” bit here is that it has a greatest invigorate rate of 90Hz. 30Hz over 99% of the handset at present out available.
Seeing the degrees to which Asus has gone in customizing the hardware of the ROG Phone, it comes as an unexpected that the software is pretty non-standard too. Indeed, even after a snappy look at the UI, the gaming family turns out to be instantly obvious, with everything canvassed in a distinctly Republic of Gamers layer of paint.
That is really a quite exact portrayal for the vast majority of what Asus has done here. Underneath the forceful “FPS-beast” feel lies a natural ZenUI 5 core, the core usefulness originates from ZenUI 5, or rather 5.5 and in a significantly more profound sense, the Android 8.1 establishment.
Asus went the extra advance, implementing some interesting features really profound into the OS. Things like “Game Center” and “Game Genie”, which we will definitely talk about in detail since they are undeniably more than corrective changes.
All things considered, a standard Snapdragon 845 chipset has a big.LITTLE CPU configuration featuring four Kryo 385 Silver cores, clocked at a most extreme of 1.8 GHz and another four Kryo 385 Gold, going up to 1.8 GHz. In the ROG Phone, the last bunch of amazing cores can go up to 2.96GHz. That isn’t an insignificant contrast, at any rate of paper, particularly when persisted four cores. Its Adreno 630 GPU is working at stock paces of 710 MHz, which is kind of odd, seeing how most overclocks we have found in the past from makers like Samsung typically intrude with GPU clocks.
The Asus ROG Phone packs a husky 4,000 mAh battery – very reasonable, given its hardware, slight CPU overclock, different connectable extras and by and large gaming family. The high invigorate rate on the OLED panel is a specific concern with regards to battery continuance. All things considered, this is the main guilty party for the poor battery life on the original Razer Phone and the Razer Phone.
Technically, we found that variable invigorate rate is the thing that presumable sucked the battery dry at a significant pace on the Razer handsets. In addition, those have LCD panels. While the ROG Phone is packing a more energy-productive OLED unit and has a static most extreme invigorate rate of 90Hz.