Just like the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 is also a flagship gaming smartphone. The beast is also described as a powerhouse as it comes with a massive battery capacity on the inside which can also serve as a power bank.
It’s an incredible device that will make gamers more addicted as it packs a gorgeous OLED 120Hz refresh rate display and multiple USB. The bad sides are that it looks rough, unattractive and it’s also heavy. This is the successor of the Asus ROG Phone.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Key Specs & Features
- 6.59 inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (391 ppi), HDR10, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Android 9.0 Pie, ROG UI
- Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+
- 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
- 48 MP + 13 MP rear and 24 MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Scanner (Under Display)
- 6000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
If you’re looking for a device to flaunt around, then this Asus ROG Phone 2 is not for you. As you can see, the smartphone is unattractive and definitely, it’s not one to impress anyone.
The smartphone is for those that know what gaming and multitasking are all about. The body is made of a premium material featuring glass both on the back and front with an aluminum frame.
It has body dimensions of 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm and weight 240 grams. The screen display size is a large 6.59 inches with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and 391 ppi density.
It packs a corning gorilla glass 6 for protection against scratch and cracks. Other display features on the Asus ROG Phone 2 includes DCI-P3 108%, HDR10, 120 Hz and 240 Hz touch-sensing.
On the camera department, the Asus ROG Phone 2 packs a dual-camera setup that consists of 48 MP wide with an additional 13 MP ultrawide camera.
The camera features LED flash, HDR, panorama and it can shoot full 4K video quality. The selfies snapper is 24 MP with Panorama, HDR and it can record [email protected] video resolution.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware, the gaming Android phone has a powerful Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ chipset based on 7nm process technology. The octa-core processor on the inside is clocking at a speed of 2.96 GHz and it has Adreno 640 for graphics and gaming.
As for the memory configuration, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 has 128GB with 8GB RAM, another model comes with 256GB with ample RAM of 12GB. You will also get a model with a generous 512GB and 12GB RAM.
The highest you can get is 12GB with 1TB and you can not expand the memory with a micro SD card.
Battery and Network
Apart from the powerful processor, another top selling point of this phone is the monster 6000 mAh battery. The juicer has a fast battery charging 30W (Quick Charge 4.0) and power bank/Reverse charging 10W.
The Asus ROG Phone 2 has 4G LTE Network with WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM radio, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS for navigation and 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and accessory connector.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Price and Availability
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is now available for purchase starting at $576 depending on the storage unit.
In Nigeria, the phone will cost around 300,000 Naira, whereas in Ghana it will cost 3,200 GHS and 60,000 KES in Kenya.
Asus ROG Phone 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Asus ROG Phone 2:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie. ROG UI
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.78 GHz quad-core Kryo 485)
- GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
- Memory: 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
- Colours: Matte Black, Glossy Black
- Dimension: 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm
- Weight: 240 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.59 inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 391 PPI and AMOLED display
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 13 MP (ultrawide) Dual Camera, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, PDAF, Laser Autofocus, Panorama
- Front Camera: 24 MP Camera, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; accessory connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes (Under Display, Optical)
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 6000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes