ASUS ROG PHONE 2 Review and Comparison with Nubia Red Magic 3S

Review of  ASUS Rog Phone 2

Asus has launched a new phone in its ROG Phone series. As the name itself suggests, Rog the Phone 2- the Republic of Gamers is phone worshipped by gamers. It is specifically built for a smooth and seamless gaming experience. Not only the technical part, but it also has many other blazing features packed within.

ROG Phone 2 has a cutting-edge design that makes sure you have a comfortable gaming experience. The curved sides with metal finishing are more awe-looking and also makes easy to hold. The more rigorous virtual battles can be played comfortably with this futuristic designed device. Also, it has a body that built for comfortable usage with two hands while playing the landscape mode games, it has dimensions of 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.7 (mm) and weighs 260 grams. Furthermore, this phone also features a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front screen and 3D Corning Gorilla Glass on the back panel to protect it from scratches. One can really say that this phone is completely built for gamers. Even while the phone is on charging, the side-mounted ports provide a comfortable usage of the phone especially while playing landscape mode games the feature is really very helpful.

Coming to display, this handset sports 6.59 inches AMOLED Display with 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution. Alongside, the 120Hz screen refresh rate with 1ms response time accelerates smooth, clearer and blur-free visual experience.


Not only for gaming, but ROG Phone 2 also has a better camera performance. With its dual rear camera and a front camera, it avails you to become a better photographer. The rear camera has a combination of 48MP main lens that has IMX586 and a secondary 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens that has a 125-degree field of view. That is the rear camera helps in clicking clearer and sharper images even when the crowd is big. Whereas, the 24MP front camera clicks the picture-perfect selfies, in live streaming games your face looks clearer. Also, its 4-cel characteristic ensures that the pictures clicked are bright enough even in low-light conditions.

The fast performance is provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset paired with a 2.96GHz octa-core processor. The seamless multitasking and lag-free experience are ensured by this high-performance device. Also, the Adreno 640 GPU elevates the gaming to the next level. The USF 3.0 storage avails you in providing a smooth and consistent smartphone experience. furthermore, it runs on Android 9.0 (pie), the near-stock Android UI for seamless performance.

As said before, this phone is exclusively meant for game lovers. Any intense games can be played without any worries about the phone getting heated. Yes, the device has special cooling system that is specially designed for graphic-heavy and fast-paced AAA game titles. This device has a large 3D vapor-chamber cooling along with a multi-layer heat spreader. This system extracts the heat from the phone’s processor and lets it out via functional heavy vent vents which are situated on the phone’s back, thus keeping the phone’s surface cool up to 5-degree Celsius even during heavy gaming hours.

This phone also features ultra-responsive touch sensors like ultra-sonic AIR Triggers 2.0 sensors that help you to input the on-screen actions like firing inventory selection, aiming, navigation, etc. just with a feather-like touch.

Alongside this, the immersive stereo sound elevates your gaming experience. The front-facing speakers on this device delight you by providing loud and less distorted sound. Also, 3D audio rendering can be facilitated by the DTS:X ultrasound enhancement. Not only this, want to listen to any music through Bluetooth or want even louder sound so want to connect to Bluetooth? It sounds very clear with its immersive virtual 7.1 channel surround. Furthermore, the quad microphone setup on the rear side of the phone picks up your voice even when you are holding the device.

Also, you can elevate the gaming experience with the help of dual-screen handled handheld twin view 2 docks and the gamepad controller.

Coming to the most important aspect, the battery: ROG Phone 2 provides the best battery life ever with the highest capacity of 6000mAh so that you can keep hooked in the games for a much longer time. It also supports Asus hyper-charge 4.0 to top-up in a jiffy. Furthermore, it supports USB-PD that allows you to plug in the high-specification C type chargers without any hassle. The eye-opening feature is that it has dual USB Type-C ports that can charge up to 30W on both ports, which means you can connect USB-C charger on one port and other USB-C Peripherals on the other port simultaneously.

On the other hand, this device also supports in-display fingerprint sensor and a face recognition system that works good for the instant unlocking, as well as data security of the phone and some more sensors supported by this device, are ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor and an extra added ultra-sonic sensor to support AIR Triggers.

The connectivity feature of the phone is also just awesome, as it supports dual nano-SIM cards that can connect to 4G VoLTE, WCDMA, GSM are also supported along with WLAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

COMPARISON GUIDE: Asus ROG Phone 2 vs Nubia Red Magic 3S

A near competitor to Asus ROG Phone 2 is Nubia Red Magic 3S in terms of features and price. So, let us find out the qualities of both the phones by comparing their features from the below table.

 

Model Asus ROG Phone 2 Nubia Red Magic 3S
Display 6.59”, 1080×2340 pixels 6.65”, 1080 × 2340 pixels
Internal storage 128GB 128GB
Card slots Hybrid slot Hybrid slot
RAM 8GB 8GB
Processor Qualcomm snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. Octa-core 2.96GHz
Operating system Android 9.0 (pie) Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear camera 48MP + 13MP dual camera 48MP
Front camera 24MP 16MP camera
Fingerprint sensor Yes, in-display Yes, rear
Battery 6000mAh 5000mAh
VoLTE Support Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Price Rs. 37,999 Rs. 35,999

 


PROS :

  • High capacity battery
  • High performance
  • Dual USB Type-C ports
  • Bigger display
  • Side-mounted ports
  • Supercooling system

CONS:

  • Heavy phone

RATINGS OUT OF 5:

  • Design- 4.5
  • Display- 4.5
  • Camera- 3.5
  • Battery- 5
  • Performance- 5.5
  • Overall- 4

 

 



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