Asus, the Taiwanese company, recently launched the “Asus ROG Phone 2” in India.  ROG (Republic of Gamers) is a sub-brand of Asus that solely caters to the gaming hardware. After years of experience in the gaming PCs and components, the brand unveiled its first gaming smartphone, Asus ROG Phone in 2018. A year later, they have the successor ROG Phone 2, with a lot more smart specifications and a user-friendly interface.

Overview

Asus ROG Phone 2 First Impressions : 8 FEATURES That Every GAMER 🎮 will LOVE❤️! 1Asus ROG Phone 2 is the first phone to feature a processor with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. The new chip offers to deliver 15% faster graphics performance than the existing Snapdragon 855 SoC. ROG Phone 2 features a display of 6.59-inch full HD+ OLED display and runs on Android 9 Pie-based ROG UI. The display supports the world’s first 120Hz AMOLED panel, Optical under-display fingerprint scanner. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 2.96GHz and is backed-up by a 5,900mAh of battery. It comes with a RAM of 8GB/12GB and internal storage of 128GB/512GB storage variants. The smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup with 48MP as a primary sensor and 13MP as the secondary sensor along with a couple of LED flash units. It also has a 24MP selfie camera and features various connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ad GPS.

Key Specifications & Price in India

ModelAsus ROG Phone 2
Display6.59-inch, 19.5:9, 2340×1080, 120Hz/1ms AMOLED; 240Hz response time, 108% DCI-P3; 100,000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 10bit HDR, SDR2HDR upscaling
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 Pie-based ROG UI, Zen UI
Processor2.96GHz octa-core SD855+ with Adreno 640 GPU
Battery6000mAh with 30W fast charging support
RAMLPDDR4X up to 12GB RAM
StorageUFS3.0, 128GB or 512GB
Rear Camera48MP+13MP (125-degree)
Front Camera24MP
Other featuresARCore, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, Customized connector, Dual-front firing speakers with DTS:X Ultra
Indian PriceRs. 37,999 (8GB+128GB), Rs. 59,999 (12GB+512GB)

In the Indian Unit Box 📦

  • For 8GB/128GB Variant:
    • ROG Phone II
    • 18 Watt QC 4.0 Charger
    • Type A to Type C Data Cable
    • Aero Case (Premium Case)
    • SIM Pin
    • User Manual and Warranty Card
  • For 12GB/512GB Variant:
    • ROG Phone II
    • 30 Watt QC 4.0 Charger
    • Type A to Type C Data Cable
    • Aero Case (Premium Case)
    • Aero Active Cooler II
    • SIM Pin
    • User Manual and Warranty Card

10 FEATURES That Every GAMER 🎮 will LOVE❤️

1. Performance

ROG Phone II ROG - Republic Of Gamers ASUS GlobalWithout a doubt, it is a real gaming monster. Yes, you heard, right. It is a massive beast that will change the era of smartphone gaming. It is powered with World’s First Smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus that is clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU clocked at 675 Mhz. Isn’t it Great!

2. Display

Asus ROG Phone 2 Launched

This ROG phone 2 is the Best Smartphone Display I ever experienced till now. Really, man, it is World’s first 120Hz/1ms 10-bit HDR 6.59″ AMOLED display. In the Era where prominent market leaders are focusing on launching 90Hz display in their Flagship, this Asus ROG phone have 120Hz screen! In this, I can say this smartphone is one step ahead of other flagships in terms of display and performance.

3. Battery

ROG Phone II ROG battery 6000mah

For better and Longer Gaming, you must need a bigger battery as well. Don’t worry! This Gaming beast has a massive battery of 6000mAh with 30W ROG HyperCharge support for non-stop gaming power and lightning-quick charging.

4. Air Trigger II

ROG Phone II ROG Air triggers

This is one of the best features that every Mobile Gamer will love. Really! They already thought of everything a Gamer ever needed. This additional Air Triggers will give you Console gaming like experience. Yes, it supports the most popular game, PubG Mobile. I tried the Pubg Mobile on this smartphone, for first it take time to adjust your hands around but after some time you will be used to it. And the best part of Air Triggers are they can configure it yourself as per your needs and requirements.

5. GameCool II

GameCool II heatsink system inside the ROG Phone II

The GameCool II heatsink system inside the ROG Phone II uses a 3D vapor chamber to reduce the Heating while playing games. It helps Snapdragon 855 Plus can run games at full performance as much time you want to play. So this solves a major issue that every mobile gamer faces while playing for long hours.

6. Side-Mounted Ports

Side-Mounted Ports

It comes with a Side-mounted USB-C charging port for charging in landscape orientation as well as makes a connection with a variety of ROG Phone Accessories. With this port, it is possible to play comfortably while charging your smartphone and it opens the gate of lots of innovative accessories that can be attached to it like AeroActive Cooler II, Mobile Desktop Dock, etc..

7. 3.5mm Jack

rog phone 2 headphone jackYes, it has the traditional 3.5mm Jack, I really missed it a lot in today’s flagship smartphones. If you also play games with wired earphones like me, then this smartphone is for you. I cannot understand why smartphone companies are removing 3.5mm jack from their smartphones.

8. Design & Build

Asus ROG 2 Phone in India Techniblogic (7)For every gamer, internal hardware is the most important thing, but outer build quality also matters to improve your gaming experience. This ROG phone comes with Aura RGB lighting that illuminates the rear ROG logo which really looks dope!!!

This Smartphone is loaded with much more features for gamers, but these are the Top features that I liked most. If you want us to make a full gaming review of this phone, let us know.

The Accessories announced includes:

  • ROG Kunai Gamepad
  • ROG Lighting Armor Case
  • Aero Case
  • AeroActive Cooler II
  • TwinView Dock II
  • Mobile Desktop Dock
  • Pro Dock
  • WiGig Display Dock Plus

Price and Availability:

Asus ROG 2 Phone in India Techniblogic (9)For 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, the price is set at Rs.37,999. The smartphone will go on sale from September 30 via Flipkart. The other variant, 12GB + 512GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs. 59,999 and it will hit the shelves soon.

Here are the prices Asus ROG Phone 2 Accessories:

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  1. ROG 30W charger at Rs. 1999
  2. ROG Kunai Gamepad at Rs. 9,999
  3. ROG Lighting Armor Case at Rs. 2,999
  4. AeroActive Cooler II at Rs. 3999
  5. TwinView Dock II at Rs. 19,999
  6. Mobile Desktop Dock at Rs. 12,999
  7. Pro Dock at Rs. 5499

Verdict

So, after testing the little phone bit, I can say it is one of the best gaming smartphone in the market right now with such massive hardware and features. The most unique features that differentiate with other gaming smartphone is the processor and display that will enhance your gaming experience. Overall the Camera is also very good; it uses the same camera of ASUS 6Z which many people already know about. So, overall, with such aggressive pricing, it is a Great Smartphone for gamers to buy.

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