ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502 Glacier Blue

Display

For the display, the ASUS ROG Phone has a notchless 6-inch AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160×1080 pixels in resolution. That’s not all – this AMOLED display can run at 90Hz and has 1ms response time. It also has HDR with its dedicated hardware display chip.

ASUS ROG Phone

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With the nature of AMOLED displays that only turns on pixels which are needed, the ASUS ROG Phone has “always-on display” as well. Once again, the interface is made to look very “gamer-like”.

Overall color saturation and white balance is nice and sharp – as expected from an AMOLED panel. Without the notch, it makes the scaling of games much easier too as we don’t have to worry about the game elements getting cropped off by the notch.

ASUS ROG Phone

I do realize that when X Mode (more on this later) is activated, the screen gets brighter. Not only that, but the overall theme of the phone changes from orange to red too.

ASUS ROG Phone refresh rate settings in Settings menu

While the ASUS ROG Phone is indeed rated for 90Hz refresh rate, it runs on 60Hz by default. To utilize the 90Hz refresh rate, you’ll have to manually change it in the settings menu.

Or, you can set it to run at 60Hz for all apps except for games. Game Center has the option for games to automatically switch to 90Hz automatically and seamlessly. More on this later in the software section.


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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design & Materials
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Software
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Connectivity and ports
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Screen
9
Specifications
10
Camera
8
Battery and charger
9
Value
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