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Asus Rog Phone 3 Review

Asus Rog Phone 3 Review
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Brand: ASUS
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
  • RAM 8GB Ram
  • Storage 128GB
  • Display 6.59" FHD+ AMOLED (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera 64MP(Main Sensor) + 13MP(Ultra-wide) + 5MP(Macro)
  • OS Rog UI

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.5
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 9 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10
KEY POINTS
  • Asus Rog Phone 3 is the ultimate gaming smartphone ever which is packed with the world’s most powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ processor with 144Hz Refresh rate.
  • Asus Rog Phone 3 has Sony’s latest 64MP Camera with a triple camera setup along with the finely tuned 6.59” AMOLED Screen along with the dedicated four Air Trigger with motion sensor for gaming.
  • Asus Rog Phone 3 comes with a massive 6000mAh battery for non-stop gaming experience and also supports many gaming accessories.

Product overview

Asus Rog Phone 3 has Qualcomm’s Overclocked 865 Chipset which offers more power than the regular 865 chip for better gaming and multi-tasking.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the beautiful 6.59” AMOLED Screen which has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 144Hz which is the fastest refresh rate that the screen has to offer currently along with 270hz Touch sampling rate.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has a triple camera setup with a 64MP Sony Main Camera Sensor along with 13MP Ultra-wide camera and 5MP Sensor for macro shots, while the phone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on both front & backside of the phone.

 Asus Rog Phone 3 is designed to fulfill the thirst of gamers for a long session with the massive 6000mAh battery that lasts longer for more than 8 hours of continuous gaming and even more for normal usage.


Detailed specification

Asus Rog Phone 3 is the game-centric smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful over-clocked 865 chipsets named 865+ which also has the integrated 5G Modem to enjoy 5G experience in prior to all.

Asus Rog Phone 3 is designed purely for the gamers with the amazing 144Hz refresh rate along with a 270Hz Touch Sample rate that makes the user experience smoother & Fluid than ever before.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has AMOLED display size 6.59” with a resolution of 1080×2340 which makes this phone crazy fast so that the gamers will don’t have to face any lag while playing with HDR10+ support.

Asus Rog Phone 3 sets the new standard for gaming with 6000mAh battery which lasts longer for 8 hours of continuous gameplay and the UFS 3.1 Storage makes this phone faster in-app opening time and response rates.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the advanced 3D vapor chambers along with the enlarged heat sink to eliminate the hotspots and keep the device cool for longer sessions to sustain the peak performance.

Asus Rog Phone 3 also supports its predecessor accessories like Aero Active Cooler 3, there is Rog Logo on the back of the phone which illuminates in RGB lighting along with vents on back.

Asus Rog Phone 3 is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass both front & back as well, this smartphone has the X mode in which you can customize the performance according to your preference. The Phone audio is tuned in the audio department with the dual-front facing stereo speakers with Qualcomm’s aptX support.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the triple camera setup on the back with 64MP Sony’s main sensor, 13MP Ultra-wide camera for group photos and a dedicated 5MP Sensor for perfect macro shots along with the LED flash. There is a 24MP front-facing camera.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the Rog UI which performs closely to the stock Android built based on Android 10, while the Phone can charge quickly with 30W charger provided in the box. The Rog Phone 3 offers Ultrasonic touch sensor Air triggers with motion sensors.


Plan for launch  

This Asus Rog Phone 3 is made available to the market in the year 2020 July 22, the first sales of the smartphone will be in August 2020. 


Pros                                                            

  •  AMOLED Screen with 144Hz Refresh rate           
  • 6000mAh battery with 30W fast charging
  • Dual Stereo front-facing speakers
  • Improved Air Triggers with motion sensor
  • 865+ World’s powerful chipset with 5G
  • Improved heat dissipation chambers & System                

Cons

  • No 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • No Wireless Charging
  • Limited to FHD+
  • No IP Certification or water-resistant
  • Camera’s struggle under low lighting conditions. 


Company Details

This Rog Phone 3 is developed by the company named ASUS which is well known as the hardware manufacturer of laptops and mobiles.

Asus is a MNC company which is Taiwan based, established in the year 1989 and grown till day as one of the top motherboard and gaming manufacturers.  

Asus also develop Zenphone series mobiles globally along with many IoT devices, robotic technologies, smart home gadgets. It rapidly developing virtual and augmented reality.


Final Verdict

Asus Rog Phone 3 comes with World’s most powerful 3.1GHz clock-speed 865+ chipset from Qualcomm which also has the 5G modem prior to use.

Asus Rog Phone 3 implemented a three-point signal reception for better signals and four microphones to take high-quality audio input when streaming.

Asus Rog Phone 3 major advantages over its display refresh rate which is top-notched 144hz paired with a 270Hz touch sample rate within 6.59” AMOLED Screen with 1ms response rate to be fastest ever.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the three-point connectivity system which will enhance the connection speed for lag-free gaming, while the quad microphone setup will receive the voice clearly for streaming or in-game voice.

Asus Rog Phone 3 has the magnetic dual front-firing speakers which gives stereo effect and the bezels offer fine grip for gaming, while the Advanced Air triggers are programmable.

Asus Rog Phone 3 will last longer for more than 10 hours of continuous gaming at peak performance with the massive 6000mAh battery, you can also change the refresh rate all from 144Hz to 60Hz.

This Phone won’t get heated quickly, packed with enlarged heat sink and aluminum material frame which helps the heat to dissipate quickly, while the accessories that support Rog Phone predecessor also support the Rog Phone 3.

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Asus Rog Phone 3 Review - Specs

General

Device Type Asus
Model Rog Phone 3
Announced 22 July, 2020
Released 22 August, 2020
Status Available
Price 49999

Design

Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 171.00 x 78.00 x 9.85 mm
Weight 240 grams
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors Black

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE band
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) AMOLED
Size 6.59"
Resolution 1808x2340 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 391 ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass
Secondary Display No

Media

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio No
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree Yes

Camera

Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 64MP f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps
Camera Features 64MP f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Dual tone Flash
Secondary 13 MP, f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)

Software

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Rog UI
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128Gb
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Two (side 3.1, bottom 2.0) Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Messaging

SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.

Battery

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6000mAh
Placement Back-side