ASUS ROG II
Finally yesterday (23rd September 2019), Asus India has launched their brand new ROG Phone 2 at The Lalit(Connaught Place, New Delhi). This smartphone took the mobile gaming legacy to the whole next level. Lets know more about this gaming and flagship device.
Asus ROG Phone 2 has glass back and 6.59” inches display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.It has two USB Type C ports and a additional port for accessories. It has the Air triggers 2,they have improved its architecture and enhanced haptics & features as compared to the old ROG Phone. On rear side it has a dual camera setup with dual led flash. On front it has the dual stereo speaker setup. Though it is a flagship device still Rog phone 2 has the 3.5 mm jack and a massive battery. Asus Rog Phone 2 weigh around 234 grams but doesn’t feel heavy in hand as the weight balance done by the Asus is amazing.
Display & Camera
Asus ROG 2 has a 6.59 inches AMOLED Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixel) display with refresh rate of 120 Hz and 1 ms response time. By default the refresh rate is set to 60 Hz. But you can customize it in the setting and set upto 120 Hz. As claimed by ASUS, it is the World’s First True 10-Bit HDR AMOLED Display which supports 1 Billion+ colours. It has the notch and bazzel which is great for gamers as it prevents the accidental touch while gaming.
Asus ROG phone 2 has the dual rear camera setup (48+13 MP). They have used SONY IMX 586 as the primary camera and secondary camera of 13 MP for ultra wide angle which can capture upto 125 degree field view. It also has the dual LED flash setup. It has a 24 MP front facing camera for selfies and I’ll say that the image processing on this one is quite impressive. Though it is a purely gaming smartphone but there is no compromise with the camera quality.
Performance & Storage
This ROG Phone 2 is powered by a 2.6GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor which ensures 15% better performance than the Snapdragon 855 Processor . It has Adreno 640 GPU and the 6 layer cooling layer mechanism which ensure that there will no heating issues. Asus ROG 2 runs on Operating System ROG UI which is quite close to Stock Android. It has 2 themes – A Gaming theme and A Flagship theme.
The Asus ROG Phone comes in two base variant-
RAM STORAGE PRICE
8 GB 128 GB Rs.37,999/-
12 GB 512 GB Rs.59,999/-
It doesn’t have a dedicated slot for SD card that means the memory cannot be expanded.
Asus ROG Phone 2 has a massive battery of 6000 mAh and supports Quick Charge 4.0 (30 watt fast charging). Company offers a 18 watt fast charger in the box but you can buy a 30 watt charger. Asus ensure that they have done the best optimization and you will get upto 5460 mAh battery even after 2 years of use.
In the box,you will get a basic case. Asus call it as Aero case which is specially designed for this ROG 2 to keep it cool. The Asus ROG 2 has the Cam 2 Api option and FM radio which lacks in coming flagship devices. It also supports HD Streaming. Company has provided many accessories like Aero cooler,Twin viewer,and many other for its user to have a great gaming experience.
ROG Phone 2 contains all the basic sensors like gyroscope,compass,accelerometer,proximity sensor etc. Plus it also has the in-display fingerprint scanner which is not the fastest but reliable. This time Asus has setup the dual front firing stereo speaker which is for sure the loudest speaker. It gives amazing sound quality.
Till now,this smartphone by ASUS is the true beast of 2019 as it is perfect in every possible way.
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