Technology continues to grow, and every day, new possibilities become available as well as affordable. Or nearly so in this case. Smartphones keep getting smarter, and graphic capabilities on mobile devices continue to blow users away. Asus has added to its growing list of high-end and higher-quality devices.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is equipped with all the gaming features that you will ever require in a phone. An exhaustive screen, high graphic display, multiple USB ports, and an overpowered CPU. On the other negative side, all these means that the phone is uncomfortably heavy, and for some reason, the producers skimped on body designs.
The cameras are also inadequate for a phone of this caliber and the accessories such as earphones, are unique to it. To top it all is the restrictive price of $899, which will make you think more than twice before reaching for your credit card.
Asus ROG Phone 2 has got impressive processing capabilities. Its powerful hardware ensures that there is no lag, even when using multiple apps and games. It’s every gamer’s dream. Games with higher graphics and larger sizes tend to hog processing power causing the display to lag, operating glitches, and app shutdown.
All this processing power is fueled by a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which was built on am enhanced design to ensure optimal functionality during gameplay. ROG Phone II also features a smart UFS 3.0 storage and a 12GB RAM that but contributes to its ultimate processing capacity. The price may seem a bit on the high side, but the features it provides are top class.
ROG Phone 2 also features three USB-C ports: one at the bottom and two at the sides. The bottom port is exclusively for Asus accessories, while the other two could be used to charge and connect other devices. Having the charge ports at the side means that you can charge the phone without disturbing the gaming experience in landscape mode.
The exclusive port is also properly color-coded, and you must agree to only use the port for Asus accessories only.
Arguably the next most fantastic feature on the ROG Phone 2, the display is at a comfortable size and match for a gaming device. The screen is 6.6 inches, with a dimension of 1080 x 2340. The display has a refresh rate of 120Hz on an HDR OLED screen. The display ensures superior gaming and video experience. Being a gaming phone, ROG Phone II more than meets the basic display requirement for a superb gaming experience.
The body and outer design are one of the few average to disappointing features on the ROG Phone II. It’s possible that due to its status as a gaming phone, designers sacrificed the outer design for the beauty within.
Body dimensions are approximately 180 x 77 x 9mm, which is necessary due to its screen size. The phone is also uncomfortably heavy. This phone would take some muscles to operate after a while on the plus side, and it might build you some muscles after operating for a while. Home gym!
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is equipped with a dual set camera configuration. The front camera is 24 megapixels, and the rear camera configuration has both a 48MP standard and a 13MP wide-angle lens. Compared with its other features, the camera setup is less than impressive.
Battery and Storage
At 6000mAh, the Asus Phone II battery is up to the task of keeping your awake well into the night before requiring a recharge. We all know how battery-hungry high-quality games are. The phone also possesses a 512GB UFS 3.0 storage system.
It enables quick data transfer and management. Other configurations also allow you to get up to 1TB of disk space. This large disk space will let you store videos, music, and most rape is large game files without worry.
Additional Features and Accessories
The AirTriggers feature has become a popular feature on the phone. When playing games in landscape mode, you can configure the touch-sensitive areas near the power button to simulate hard to reach areas on the phone. It integrates a new controller option to the previous uncomfortable setup.
Among the unique accessories include the Lightening Armor casing with its attractive light display, the Kunai GamePad, which looks like a Joycon pad, TwinView Dock II (basically a second screen), WiGig for casting screens, and the AeroActive Cooler II which keeps the temperature down. Getting all the accessories doubles the price of the phone.
Full Asus ROG Phone 2 Specs
|Screen||6.59 inches (1080 x 2340) OLED, with 120Hz refresh rate option|
|Dimensions||170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48mm|
|OS||Android 9 Pie|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|Storage||512GB UFS 3.0 storage (configurations available with 1TB)|
|Front camera||24MP, f/2.0|
With the popularity of mobile adventure games increasing, you might be thinking of dumping your PlayStation for a gaming phone that affords you much mobility. Asus ROG Phone II will give you performance and a superior visual experience.
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