Asus ROG Phone Advantages, Disadvantages, Review – Gaming Smartphone !!

Asus ROG Phone, a very high-end gaming smartphone launched into the market. So, check out Asus ROG Phone advantages (Pros), disadvantages (Cons), problems and drawbacks/defects before purchasing. Currently, it is not available in the Indian market to buy.

Asus ROG Phone

Best Price: Rs.1,17,245(India), $1499(USA)

Asus ROG Phone Advantages (Pros):

  • Asus ROG Phone comes with Android OS, v8.1(Oreo).
  • It offers  6.0-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a good screen-to-body ratio of 76.8% and Multitouch in it.
    • Its display has superb pixel density for its full HD+ resolution(~402 PPI) with 18:9 aspect ratio.
    • The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
    • Supports ROG Gaming X mode UI, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, Wide Colour Gamut, HDR display, 90 Hz (1ms pixel response time), ROG Gaming UI, Always-on display.
  • It is built with glass front/back that is made up of Gorilla Glass and surrounded by the aluminum frame.
  • The device weighs a bit heavy to carry which is of 200g and 8.3 mm in thickness.
  • It supports Nano-SIM.
  • It provides 8 GB of RAM for uninterrupted multitasking.
  • Asus ROG Phone has equipped with powerful Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) Chipset and the Performance is very smooth with no lags.
  • It encompasses with Octa-core processor and Adreno 630 GPU. So gaming performance is stunning.
  • Brings an internal memory of 128/512 GB and no expandable memory support.
  • It offers Dual 12 MP(f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF) + 8 MP(12mm, no AF) rear camera with additional features like LED flash, HDR, panorama.
  • It offers 8 MP front-facing camera with additional features like f/2.0.
  • Supports quad HD video recording at 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps (3-axis gyro-EIS).
  • It has the battery capacity of 4000 mAh(Non-removable) which is good for heavy usage. Supports Fast battery charging 10V/3A 30W (Quick Charge 4+).
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, 4G, NFC.
  • Supports sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
  • Supports FM radio.
  • It is available in a Black color to choose.
  • Asus ROG Phone supports additional features like Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, dust resistance, DTS Headphone X, 3 Ultrasonic pressure sensitive zones.

Asus ROG Phone Disadvantages (Cons):

  • Old Android OS.
  • No Quad HD display.
  • Costly for its features.
  • No wireless charging support.
  • Very few colors to choose from.
  • A little bit heavy to carry.
  • No microSD slot to expand memory.

Check out Asus ROG Phone Specifications:

General Features
Brand Asus
Model Name ROG Phone
SIM Type Nano-SIM
Operating System Android 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Processor Octa-core (4×2.96 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Colors Black
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~76.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Dimensions 158.8 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm (6.25 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight 200 g (7.05 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass) & aluminum frame
Other Display Features Multi-Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, ROG Gaming X mode UI, 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, Wide Colour Gamut, HDR display, 90 Hz (1ms pixel response time), ROG Gaming UI, Always-on display
Camera Features
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
8 MP, 12mm, no AF
Other Main Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide)
Other Selfie Features Panorama, HDR
Video Recording 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps (3-axis gyro-EIS)
RAM and Storage
RAM 8 GB
Internal Memory 128/512 GB
Expandable Memory No
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Talk Time
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Connectivity 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Other Features
FM Yes
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging 10V/3A 30W (Quick Charge 4+), DTS Headphone X, 3 Ultrasonic pressure sensitive zones, Water resistant

Disclaimer: We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct. Source
Check out Xiaomi Black Shark features which is a competitor to ROG Phone

8 Total Score
Gaming Smartphone !!

Asus ROG Phone comes with superb features and performance for gaming but misses quad HD display. If you are a big gamer then this smartphone may excite you but very costly.

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