While Asus has taken its time to launch this phone in India, we have seen other companies try to break into this niche segment throughout this year. We already have phones like Black shark2 and nubia Red Magic 3 Which have Internal Cooling fan in it.

We see Major Drawback of Rog phone 1 is its Price.it’s around 70k.They Reduced to Price of Rog phone 2 to eventually 30k.But Sadly removed accessories like headphones,Internal Cooling fan & SomeOther

Positives

❯❯ Unbeatable performance
❯❯ Silky smooth display
❯❯ Bloat-free software
❯❯ Multiple-day battery

Negatives

❯❯ No HiFi DAC
❯❯ Large bezels
❯❯ Realtively low-resolution display

The big picture

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is probably the fastest phone on the planet. With a super-smooth display, a great camera, unbeatable battery life, and awesome build, I don’t think you can beat the high-end value that this phone offers. Nothing else on the market manages to pack into a phone what Asus has done here.

Design

  • 171 x 77.6 x 9.5mm
  • 240g
  • Metal and glass build
  • In-display fingerprint scanner 
  • USB-C, headphone port
  • RGB rear LED

This device carries an unapologetically gaming aesthetic. Sharp angles, colored accents, RGB lighting, and the sheer weight of the thing all come together to make up a busy design. I, surprisingly, really dig the heft of the phone, and a lot of gamers will too. It feels like a bit of a brick, and built solidly. The right-side-mounted buttons feel tactile and crisp, with zero play, the bottom-mounted USB-C and 3.5mm ports are well placed, and the rear camera at the top is unique in its shape.

Display

  • 6.59-inch Full HD+ display
  • 2,340 x 1,080 resolution
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • AMOLED panel
  • 391ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate

Asus really nailed it with the display this time around, striking a great balance between quality, speed, and optimization. The large AMOLED panel has been developed for gaming from the get-go. Not only is the speed and fluidity spot-on, thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, but there are deep blacks and a high contrast ratio thanks to the OLED tech. 

Performance

  • Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 1 x 2.96 GHz Kryo 485, 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4 x 1.78 GHz Kryo 485
  • Adreno 640 (700MHz)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB/512GB/1TB
  • No MicroSD card

With the best spec sheet around, the ROG Phone 2 has a lot to live up to in its user experience, and I’m happy to say that this phone doesn’t disappoint. The Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC pushes far more power to the GPU, making it the best phone for pure gaming performance in our testing, even if the CPU faired around the same as a standard Snapdragon 855. 

In all of the games I tested, the ROG Phone 2 was happily hitting the frame rate cap. When playing 120Hz-supporting games, such as Minecraft and Riptide Renegade, the smoothness was almost surreal. This is helped by the use of a Full HD+ display, where the GPU can easily push more frames, since it doesn’t have to deliver such a high resolution

Battery

  • 6,000mAh
  • Quick Charge 4.0 (30W)
  • 10W wired power share

This phone skips the 5,000mAh battery and features a behemoth 6,000mAh cell — enabling a multiple-day battery life that many of us crave when away from an outlet for more than 24 hours. Not only did the ROG Phone 2 deliver a full day of battery life, but I was often getting two days in a row, and I wouldn’t be surprised if lighter users managed three days on a single charge.

Software

  • Android 9 Pie
  • ROG UI
  • Zen UI
When Asus released the Zenfone 6, they revamped the software, ZenUI, dropping many of the heavy-handed customizations it previously favored. Thankfully, they’ve kept this same software with their gaming phone, meaning that all of the bloat has been stripped back to a near-stock foundation with some specialized Asus tools sprinkled in. This makes the phone feel cleaner, snappier, and far less cluttered.

Camera

Rear:
*48MP f/1.8
*13MP f/2.4
*Video: UHD4K at 60fps, FullHD at 240fps, HD at 480fps

Front:
*24MP f/2.2
*1080p at 30fps

  • No gaming phone in the past has had a genuinely good camera, and the ROG Phone 2 changes that. Both the wide and ultra-wide cameras on the rear create a truly capable camera setup that, whilst not top of the charts, still takes great images in all but the toughest conditions. It’s able to capture lots of dynamic range and still retain information thanks to its competent image processing.

Asus ROG Phone 2 specs

Asus ROG Phone 2
Display6.59-in AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
19.5:9 aspect ratio
391ppi
120Hz refresh rate
240Hz touch-sensing rate
ChipsetSnapdragon 855+
1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485
3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485
4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485
GPUAdreno 640 (700MHz)
RAM12GB
Storage256GB/512GB/1TB
microSDNo
Battery6000mAh
30W fast charging
10W reverse charging
CameraRear:
48MP f/1.8
13MP f/2.4
HDR
Gyro-EIS
Video: UHD4K at 60fps, FullHD at 240fps, HD at 480fps

Front:
24MP f/2.2
1080p at 30fps
IP ratingNo
Headphone portYes
ConnectivityDual nano-SIM slots
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/b/ac/ad 2.4/5GHz
Positioning system: GPS, aGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
Supports Bluetooth 5 connections
Supports aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face-unlock
SoftwareROG UI
ZenUI
Android 9 Pie
ColorsMatte Black, Glossy Black
Dimensions171 x 77.6 x 9.5mm
Weight240g

At $899, the ROG Phone 2 delivers a phenomenal value. You get the fastest phone on the market, along with a whole host of other great features. Compared to recent flagships like Galaxy Note 10 and iPhone 11 Pro, or other gaming devices like the Razer Phone 2, it presents incredible value for money, and has them beat on many bases.

The ROG Phone 2 is an incredible mix of value-for-money, performance, and all-round power. I had a blast reviewing this device, and props to Asus for building the best phone that the gaming niche has ever seen, all for under what the competition are charging for lesser-specced phones.

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