Asus has launched their much-awaited flagship gaming phone, ROG Phone 3. As you would expect with a ROG phone, Asus has thrown everything including the kitchen sink into the phone. The ROG phone maxes out on most specs and is a great contender to be the best gaming phone on the planet at the moment. Let’s dive into the phone in a little bit more detail.
Asus has toned down on the aggressive games aesthetic that we saw on the previous ROG phones. But if you look closely the core ROG design philosophy is still here. The glowing RGB ROG logo, the cooling vent, the distinctively ROG back panel design with iridescent lines and unconventional flash shapes etc.
The front side houses two front-firing speakers which is actually useful since you will almost cover side bottom-firing speakers when you game. It also has considerably thick bezels compared to 2020 flagship standards.
- Snapdragon 865+
- Upto 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 6.59-inch full-HD+(1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display
- 144Hz Screen refresh rate with 270 Hz touch sampling
- 6000mAh Battery with 30W fast charging
- Upto 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage
- 5G & 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.1
That is an impressive spec sheet to look at. The 865+ along with Adreno 650 GPU and up to 12GB of RAM means playing any mobile game titles available is a walk in the park for the ROG Phone 3. This along with the fast 144Hz refresh rate screen means that your gaming experience is as smooth as ever. On supported games that will take advantage of the higher refresh rate, you will see substantially smoother gameplay.
The monstrous 6000mAh battery will ensure that you will keep playing your favourite game for hours at a time without having to reach for a charger. Yes, you can play PUBG for hours on end on this phone at the highest settings.
Camera & Features
Asus finally made the shift to a triple camera system. The main shooter is a 64MP one with an IMX686 sensor. The secondary camera is a 13MP ultra wide-angle with a 5MP macro lens rounding it out. The main shooter can record 8K at 30 fps or 4K at 120 fps. The selfie camera is a 24MP one.
The ROG Phone 3 runs on Android 10 with ROG UI on top. Air triggers make an appearance here too, with an upgrade to version 3. Now you can split the air trigger into two different buttons effectively you to configure L1, L2 and R1 and R2 buttons. Asus has also launched a whole range of accessories for the ROG Phone 3 like the ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad, TwinView Dock 3, a mobile desktop dock, Neon Aero Case and a Lightning Armor Case and more.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 starts at Rs 49,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and Rs 57,999 for the 12GB+256GB variant. ROG Phone 3 will go on sale in the India through Flipkart starting August 6, 12am IST.