Asus ROG Phone 2

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Key Specs
  • Display 6.59-inch (1080x2340)
  • Processor 2.6GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera 24MP
  • Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP
  • RAM 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 6000mAh
  • OS Android 9 Pie
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release Date23rd March 2019
  • Official Websiteasus.com

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Asus ROG Phone 2 Review

By Roydon Cerejo (Oct 8, 2019)
Roydon Cerejo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good build quality, premium design
  • Excellent all-round performance
  • Vivid, high-refresh-rate display
  • Solid battery life
  • Good daylight camera performance
  • Bad
  • Heavy and bulky
  • No waterproofing or wireless charging
  • Cameras struggle a bit in low light

A ‘gaming' smartphone might seem like a very exciting proposition for enthusiasts, but how can a manufacturer get the average smartphone buyer to feel the same way? Asus launched the first ROG Phone (Review) last year, and while it was a good product, the high price of nearly Rs. 70,000 at the time meant that you really needed to be a die-hard gaming addict to even consider it over an iPhone, Google Pixel, or Samsung Galaxy device. That's exactly what Asus wants to change with the ROG Phone 2.

Asus ROG Phone 2 Summary

The Asus ROG Phone 2 continues to sport an industrial look, just like the first version, but it's a bit more tame this time around. The size is both bigger and heavier than its predecessor, making it one of the heaviest phones we've held in a while, measuring 9.48mm and weighing a whopping 240g. Face recognition is a lot quicker and works at odd angles too. 

The 6.59-inch AMOLED display has a full-HD+ resolution but what's impressive is that it has a 120Hz refresh rate. The ROG Phone 2 also features the second version of Asus's AirTrigger system. There's a new dual vibration system present too. The phone also uses a 3D vapour chamber system for cooling. 

It's powered by a special speed-binned Snapdragon 855+ SoC, LPDDR4X RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage. For the ROG Phone 2, you can choose a more vanilla Android theme during the setup process, instead of the default ROG theme. 

For the ROG Phone 2, you can choose a more vanilla Android theme during the setup process, instead of the default ROG theme. Apps load quickly and multitasking is handled very well. Of course, the main draw of this phone is gaming, and this is hands-down one of the best devices — if not the best one — for that. Game Genie also lets you enable an overlay in games to keep an eye on the framerate, system temperature, and CPU and GPU usage in real-time.

Battery life is equally impressive, and not just because of the massive capacity of 6,000mAh. Even with the screen running at 120Hz and a lot of camera, gaming, and social usage, we still managed to easily go past one full day on a single charge.

The rear sensors on the ROG Phone 2 are the same as those on the Asus 6Z. Performance during the day is impressive and in low light, the app's Night mode does a very good job in brightning up the scene, although not as good as some of the more expensive flagships. 

 

Asus ROG Phone 2 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Asus ROG Phone 2 (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Black 39,999
Asus ROG Phone 2 (12GB RAM, 512GB) - Black 62,999

Asus ROG Phone 2 price in India starts from ₹ 39,999. The lowest price of Asus ROG Phone 2 is ₹ 39,999 at Flipkart on 5th August 2020. This smartphone is available in 1 other variant like 12GB RAM + 512GB Storage with colour options like Black.

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Asus ROG Phone 2 Video

Asus ROG Phone 2 First Look-  The New Powerful Gaming Smartphone
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Asus ROG Phone 2 Full Specifications

General
Brand Asus
Model ROG Phone 2
Release date 23rd March 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 170.99 x 77.60 x 9.78
Weight (g) 240.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 6000
Removable battery No
Colours Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.59
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Hardware
Processor 2.6GHz octa-core
RAM 8GB
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Camera
Rear camera 48-megapixel + 13-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 24-megapixel
Front flash No
Software
Operating system Android 9 Pie
Skin ROG UI
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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  • Asus rog phone 2
    Rahul Loura (Sep 5, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    When it will launched in india . As I am desperately waiting for this phone. Can you pls confirm ,when it will be coming to india.
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  • ASUS ROG phone 2
    Sudhakar (Aug 21, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Marana mass gaming mobile. Fantastic display. 120hz display. Awesome 6000mah battery . It's very big battery. I like the phone. Most important is high capacity battery life.
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  • This is the best phone for gammers
    DebajyotiRoy DebajyotiRoy (Sep 28, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Because it has 120 hz screen rate & 855 plus sd processor with cooling system and.........
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  • When can I buy it
    Hrithik (Oct 21, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Can someone please tell me when the next sale is for 8/128 and when the 12/512 variant is releasing and how to buy it before it gets sold out instantly
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    • Rahul Kumar (Nov 10, 2019) on Gadgets 360
      Next sale will be on 14th NOV. @12 pm. So dont miss this time.
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  • Nice phone
    JD Creationzzz (Sep 3, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I love this phone and also waiting for this
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  • love it (and I need 10 things in the title so...)
    Elijah Coles (Aug 29, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    ten more things and stuff
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  • Best for game
    Rohit Gupta (Aug 2, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Single phone with 855plus
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  • When will next sale?
    Shri Nair (Jan 17, 2020) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Did any one know when will be next sale for 12gb ram variant of Asus ROG phone 2
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  • BEST SMARTPHONE EVER MADE
    Shubham Sabale (Aug 25, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Thank you ASUS for this great phone Best under 35000 Rs. #MUSTBUYPHONE
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  • Confused? Well this one is for you then.
    Siddharth Sharma (Oct 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    I am using this device from 6 or 7 days and yeah I can say that the device deserves all the hype that is has created! Although there are some areas of improvements as well, but nothing that major. So lets start PROS: 1. PERFORMANCE itself obviously, this device is a monster, as they say. But trust me, it actually is, thats true, like I play PUBG constantly for hours on smooth+extreme without even turning X mode on and it never lagged, not a little bit. 2. DISPLAY is so smooth, since it comes with 120 Hz display rate, what else can we expect? After using this device on 90 hz for 3 hours, when I held my previous device in hand, it felt like D'faq dude? How did you manage with this device for two years? 3. BATTERY is thunderous, I have seen some negative reviews about batteries and then I realized its time to leave the planet! Battery in my usage is so so good, I can easily play PUBG for more than 6 hours constantly. For a basic usage which includes 2 to 3 hours of gaming, device can very easily last for a complete day. 4. AIR TRIGGER: I got used to them within two days, mastering them is gonna take some more time but all I can tell you is that my response time increased tremendously using these triggers, they are so good, they give us options to be used according to our own pressure sensitivity. That are definitely going to give you some advantage. 5. DESIGN: The device has been designed completely considering gaming aesthetics, even tiny details like the placement of earphone jack, availability of 2nd charging port, cut out of cover to leave space for air triggers are so perfect that you can't even complaint. The device is bit heavy but so solid build, now you have two choices, you can get a light weight device with 4000mAh battery and 120Hz and complaint about bad battery backup OR you can pick up a heavy device with massive 6000mAh battery and same refresh rate as before and chill for rest! I would rather prefer go for second one. They have designed device in such a way that although its heavier, but weight has been distributed nicely, you'll get used to it in 2 or 3 days. 6.SPEAKERS: I have literally no words! These are undoubtedly the best stereo speakers in any smartphones ever! On occasion of Diwali I went to my friend's home and they was a Bluetooth speaker playing some songs, when I told him to stop the song and then I played the same song on ROG 2, everyone was shocked! It was literally sounding way better than bluetooth ones! The sound is so loud and so crunchy, it has that deep sound effect and subtle Bass which is just perfect! 7. CAMERA: I would rather say that it's not too great but not bad either, comes with Sony IMX 586 sensor, I would rather say that other devices like Zenfone 6z or redmi note 7 pro, which comes with the same sensor can do little better in camera field when compared to ROG 2, but at the same time I wonder why, I mean if two devices have same camera sensors, why there is so significant difference in performance? I think it'd get better in future with software updates. Back camera takes descent pictures and having wide angle lens is a plus point, but that wide angle photos needs little improvement, see it's all about preference, Camera isn't a game changing point for me, I am satisfied with the pictures it can click. Selfies are good, sometimes in dark they are little hazy but no major complaint. 8: HEAT MANAGEMENT is also very very good in this device, no matter if I constantly play PUBG for 3 or 4 hours, the device only gets little warm whereas in same conditions, I have seen other devices touching 45, 46 or even 47 degree Temp. Thanks to the massive Copper Chamber inside the device. CONS: 1. FINGER PRINT READER: I think this is major area where ASUS should focus, it's not like finger print reader doesn't works, but the in-display fingure print scanner is slow when compared to others, it takes more time to act. Sometimes it can't read the fingerprint, its very rare though, like only once or twice a day, but it needs some improvement. Again I am telling you, it's not like it doesn't works at all, but it's bit slow. 2. RED TINT DISPLAY: I don't know if I should put it here or not because this problem is present in every High refreshed rate OLED Panels out there worldwide, no matter if you pick OnePlus 7 pro or 7T or even latest Pixel 4 device, they all have this tint issue where if the device is being used in dark mode and you decrease the brightness below 30%, you'll observe some Red or Green color shades, very subtle shade, not like all green, but it's like Very mild red tint on grey background color. The issue is present on ROG 2 as well, now it's not disturbing at all to me but everyone have their own preferences, what you can do to avoid is either always use your device to "Light Theme" mode only, it's not present in light theme or in case you use Dark theme, avoid reducing brightness level below 30%. I can live with this issue, no big deal to me.
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