- Page 1: Intro
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android Oreo 8.1 with ROG UI
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the ASUS ROG Phone review
The ASUS ROG Phone has just finally been launched! We’ve talked a lot about the ROG Phone here, from its history to the top 5 reasons why the ROG Phone is the only gaming phone you’ll need. Today, we’re here for the in-depth review of the brand new ROG Phone – ASUS’s first attempt in creating a gaming smartphone.
Before you buy it, here’s what you need to know about the ROG Phone from top to bottom. It’s ASUS’s first attempt in creating a true gaming smartphone and we have to say, they’ve done it really well – but it does have some flaws.
In this review, we’re only focusing on the ROG Phone alone as a standalone device. We do not have access to the accessories yet, so we cannot review the ROG Phone as an entire gaming ecosystem.
Firstly of course, the unboxing of this new smartphone. To spice things up, ASUS went with this prism-shaped box with shaved off corners. It looks absolutely stunning and bizarre at first sight and intrigues people to know more about it by just looking at the box itself. This box design is a feat in itself.
ASUS claims that they used the best quality materials to create this box to ensure its durability, look, and feel when you’re unboxing it. Its intricate design made us unboxed it in a rather delicate manner as we do not want to cause any amount of damage to this box. The box is literally a prized possession.
Opening up we can find the accessories box which is shaped like a semi-hexagonal cylinder, the ROG Phone itself, and also the AeroActive Cooler. Yes, the AeroActive Cooler is included in the box.
Supposedly the ROG Phone Case is included with the box too, alongside with the documentations. There’s another compartment that can be accessed through the pull tab underneath the phone’s cradle.
Once we got everything out, the accessories we have is the super high-quality braided USB-C to USB-C cable, and two literally plugs for the proprietary 48-pin connector. More on the latter later.
Once again, just to show you how the high quality braided USB-C cable looks like. I wish more smartphone companies do this, actually.