Asus ROG Phone 2
sus has done a lot right with his original ROG Phone, and although his successor has a very similar design, a quick look at the ROG Phone 2 data sheet shows that everything has been charged this time.
The components of the Asus ROG Phone 2 are consistently monstrous. It has a 6,000 mAh battery, 12 GB RAM, 512 GB memory, a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset overclocked to 2.96 GHz, a 6.59-inch AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a powerful one Case with 240 g.
In short, if the ROG Phone 2 were an X-Men character, it would be Juggernaut – huge amounts of power wrapped in angry-looking armor. But do you really want a juggernaut in your pocket every day? We spent fourteen days on the phone and at least for us the answer is a resounding yes.
The Asus ROG Phone 2
The ROG Phone 2 is huge, but very different from other big phones like the Huawei Mate 20 X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It’s impressive in both its stature and design, with Decepticon-like glyphs, an intimidating ROG logo with RGB lighting, and a heavy body.
Based on the weight, the ROG Phone 2 weighs a whopping 240 g – compare this to the 226 g iPhone 11 Pro Max and the 196 g Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Just like these handsets, the ROG Phone 2 is a glass / metal sandwich, although it has a matt, beveled aluminum frame in contrast to a smooth, curved stainless steel frame and therefore feels less smooth.
The ROG Phone 2 has a headphone jack with a 24-bit DAC and no less than two USB-C ports – one at the bottom and one on the right (when the phone is in portrait mode). On the right edge there are also volume controls and power switches.
The huge display is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 and equipped with stereo speakers. At the top right is a 24 megapixel front camera. And although the glass may be tough, one form of protection that you don’t get is any type of water resistance.
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With its aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and its enormous size, the ROG Phone 2 is a large part of the kit, which makes an impression both in the pocket and in the hand. Skinny jeans are out when you pick up one of them, and even if your pants give in a bit, you still know it’s there.
The display technology doesn’t get much better than the AMOLED technology used here. If you take into account the incredibly fast refresh rate of the ROG Phone 2 of 120 Hz and the response time of 1 ms, everything fits together very well.