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I didn’t think alternative phone controls could get any more creative than the Black Shark 2’s MagicTouch feature, but this outdoes it handily. It costs a lot of money to unlock the potential of this phone, but there are quite a few things that I like about the device on its own. As of March 2020, the ROG Phone II now officially supports Android 10. It’s both large and heavy, weighing 240 grams, which is about 16 grams heavier than the already-beefy iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you’re above the age of 16, you can consent to Asus collecting anonymous information from the device (that it says won’t characterize or identify you). It can’t compete with the WiGig when it comes to low latency and visual quality, but it’s $300 cheaper.

There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This phone is a large presence, whether it’s in your pocket or your hands. Asus really isn’t being subtle here with building off of its influences. Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, 24-bit/192kHz audio Please try again. The accessories were made for the phone, and the phone was made for these accessories, for better and worse.

Something that I was worried about, at least at first, was its optical in-display fingerprint sensor.

It’s $59. Asus makes a mobile desktop dock that allows you to connect the phone to a bigger display via HDMI or DisplayPort. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.

But during my testing, a standard USB-C hub worked fine for plugging it into a monitor or TV. It gives you the power to win, with the worlds fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, 12GB RAM, a monster 6000mAh battery and the unrivaled GameCool II … The Kunai GamePad essentially turns the ROG Phone II into a Nintendo Switch-like portable console. The phone latches into the bottom section of the dock, plugging in with its two, side-mounted USB-C ports.

It won’t let you proceed with setup until you hit “Next”. Let’s run through them, what they do, and how much they cost. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020. Granted, the results were usually less impressive if I played more games than usual.

The fingerprint sensor is no longer located on the back, as an under-display optical sensor is used instead. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Rugged Smartphone Ulefone Armor X5 (2020), Waterproof IP68 Dual SIM Unlocked Phones... OnePlus 7T (128GB, 8GB) 6.55" AMOLED 90Hz Display, Snapdragon 855+, T-Mobile Unlock... CENTAURUS Replacement for Asus ROG Phone Screen, LCD Display Touch Digitizer Panel ... Realme XT (128GB, 8GB RAM) 6.4" AMOLED, 64MP Quad Camera, Snapdragon 712, Dual SIM ... Xiaomi Redmi 9C (64GB, 3GB) 6.53" HD+, 5000mAh Battery, 10W Charger, Dual SIM GSM U... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Asus’ ROG Phone II is powerful, ambitious, and ridiculous, “AI Ultra Clarity” mode squeezes even more out of this sensor, coming close to rivaling the iPhone XS Max, Huge, gorgeous OLED 120Hz refresh rate display, It should include a few more accessories by default. [3 Pack] PULEN for Asus ROG Phone 2 ZS660KL(2019) Screen Protector,HD Anti-Fingerprints Scratch Resistance Bubble Free 9H Hardness Tempered Glass for ASUS ROG Gaming Phone II ZS660KL(2019).

ROG Phone II is the next step in the evolution of mobile gaming.

The phone has several preloaded gaming-focused apps such as ASUS Armoury Crate[3] which gives users advanced control over the hardware and software by allowing per-game performance profiles to be set up, as well as enabling detailed configuration of the RGB LEDs on the phone and its accessories. The main lens has a new Quad-Bayer 48 MP unit, while the ultrawide lens has a 13 MP unit. It also has four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports for a mouse or keyboard, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unable to add item to List. It operates via Qualcomm’s 60GHz Wi-Fi band, and it is simple to set up and, as I expected, it’s incredibly fast when you’re standing in range. The display itself is a 6.59-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and supports DCI-P3 and HDR10 with 240 Hz touch sensing. Power is provided by a 6000 mAh battery, and 30 W fast charging is supported along with 10 W reverse charging. The ultrasonic 'air triggers' have been improved as well, with faster haptic feedback. The phone comes with a thin case as well as the AeroActive Cooler 2 detailed below. And since other case makers probably won’t be making ROG Phone II cases, your options are limited and, apparently, pretty costly. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.

Asus at least justifies its weighty build with a 6,000mAh battery. It’s included with the phone at no extra cost. The Asus ROG Phone II is the ultimate gaming phone. Two LED modules are located next to the camera, one of which acts as a flash and the other is an RGB LED used to light up the optional Lighting Armour case. If all that you want is an Android phone with a fast-refreshing display and capable specs, the new OnePlus 7T will likely suit most, if not all, of your needs for a lot less money. Neither of the lenses has OIS, but the main lens has PDAF and Laser AF. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD The front camera has a 24 MP sensor which can record 1080p video at 30 fps. But we started counting exactly how many times you have to hit “agree” to use devices when we review them since these are agreements most people don’t read and definitely can’t negotiate. The phone also comes with Game Genie, which allows live configuration of phone settings in game and provides a moveable UI element displaying FPS, temperature and clock speeds.

The device is considered the one and only brilliant, ultimate mobile released so far. These results are more palatable in the cheaper ZenFone 6, and, apparently, the Honor View 20’s “AI Ultra Clarity” mode squeezes even more out of this sensor, coming close to rivaling the iPhone XS Max in a shootout. The AeroActive Cooler 2 is a fan attachment that connects into two of the phone’s USB-C ports and hosts one USB-C port and a 3.5mm jack you can use when it’s in landscape mode. Screen: 6.59 inches (1080 x 2340) OLED, with 120Hz refresh rate option, Storage: 512GB UFS 3.0 storage (configurations available with 1TB), Rear cameras: 48MP standard sensor (f/1.79, PDAF), 13MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.4). There’s absolutely no slowdown while using apps and games, and switching between them is nearly instantaneous.

The ROG Phone II's overall design is similar to its predecessor, using a metal chassis and a glass backplate.
The ROG Phone II is one of the most powerful phones that you can buy, and it’s easy to see the results of this hardware in action. While you’re in game in landscape mode, there are two touch-sensitive areas near the power and volume buttons that act like triggers on a controller. The headphone jack is a feature here on the ROG Phone II and the audio wizard makes sure you get the most out of it. Asus seems to be adding more titles and compiling them on its site. Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.

Asus’ ambitious gaming phone offers a lot of power for $899, and thanks to its accessories, it’s capable of more than almost any other phone out there. There are seven additional accessories that you can buy separately.

It’s also easy to buy a DualShock 4 or Xbox One gamepad, then pair it to your phone via Bluetooth so you can have a console-like controller experience without being glued to your couch. There are a ton of EQ scenes and DTS X spacial audio so you can dial … Gaming accessories are also available including the AeroActive Cooler II, the ROG Kunai Gamepad and Twinview Dock II. The rear cameras are capable of shooting 4K video at 30 or 60 fps in addition to 1080p at 30, 60 or 240 fps and slow-motion 720p at 480 fps. Users can select Night mode and Pro mode as well. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. If you buy every accessory made for the ROG Phone II, it will cost you $1,996.97, including the cost of the $899 phone. Both of those points make it very hard for me to convince anyone to buy the Asus ROG Phone II, an $899 gaming-focused phone that has its own ecosystem of pricey proprietary accessories.

As far what the dock supports, it can connect to a 4K screen with up to a 60Hz refresh rate. The screen has a refresh rate of 120 Hz compared to the 90 Hz refresh rate of the original ROG Phone, which can be configured to 60/90/120 Hz in the phone settings.

The device uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC and speed-binned Adreno 640 GPU, paired with 8 or12 GB of RAM and 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of non-expandable UFS 3.0 storage. Our experience with both ultrasonic and optical, so far, has translated to slower, more error-prone authentication than the dedicated fingerprint sensors located on a phone’s side or back.

For exact 2G GSM, 3G and 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This is $149.

It also enables configuration of AirTriggers, game specific macros, silencing notifications and a record or live stream function.