On hand ROG Phone 2: ASUS listened to gamers and created a great gaming smartphone

On hand ROG Phone 2: ASUS listened to gamers and created a great gaming smartphone

ROG Phone 2 is a smartphone that shows ASUS listening to the gaming community, when almost every complaint about the first version is thoroughly handled by the company. As a result, we have a series of ultra-smart gaming smartphones that are not only superficial but also optimized from a-z and a variety of toys ready to serve gamers.

ROG Phone 2 – A gaming smartphone will be the future

ROG Phone 2 is the affirmation of ASUS that smartphone gaming will still be the future. Statistics show that the number of people playing games on smartphones is increasing, along with the need to own an optimal device to enjoy the games they love in a comfortable way. Most smartphones today are perfectly designed, especially the top lines. However, history has proved that this world is nothing but perfect, and that versatile products cannot be as good as those used in certain tasks.


The computer market has seen this change, with the explosion of computer gaming. About 10 years ago when coming to a gaming computer, people would laugh at you because they thought that computers could not play games. For the time being, if you want to play games smoothly, you will need a computer game; Using a computer is often jerky, lag, nappy, then don't ask why the sky is blue, seawater is salty. ASUS understands this well, they started out as a computer maker and have been very successful in exploiting gaming PCs with the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand.

The first generation ROG Phone, though not yet able to help the smartphone to become popular, is enough to help ASUS see that this is a trend worth pursuing. ROG Phone 2 is not only a visual upgrade compared to the first generation, but ASUS has made many changes in design and accessories to optimize the gaming experience on smartphones.

Optimized ROG Phone 2 hardware for games – Uninterrupted design, AMOLED 120 Hz screen, dual speakers, Air Trigger sensor


ROG Phone 2 still uses the same design language as the original ROG Phone, with the glass back and using the "Transformers" style look very cool. ROG logo is integrated with RGB LED to allow customization according to your preferences.


On the front we have 2340×1080 resolution AMOLED screen in the 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, 6.59 inches and supports HDR content. Its best selling point is the 120 Hz (refresh rate) scan frequency and 240 Hz touch sample rate, which delivers smooth moving images while reducing latency when operating at a dark level. minimum. ASUS said it has calibrated to achieve DeltaE color accuracy <1, basically DeltaE <2 is indistinguishable from real life with the naked eye.


The non-overflow design is intentional of ASUS, making it easy for gamers to hold their hands without covering part of the screen. The 6.59 inch size according to the company's research is the largest but still helps to use (most features) comfortably with one hand.


ROG Phone 2's speakers are designed to be direct-facing, supporting DTS: X Ultra surround sound emulation technology. This is a great choice if you don't want to use headphones.


On the left side we have the power key and volume control, combined with the "Air Trigger 2" sensor that acts as a "trigger" when playing the game. Compared to the first life, Air Trigger 2 is improved to reduce latency, which many of you are still not satisfied with the first ROG Phone.


On the opposite side you will have an accessory connector port, designed to be able to attach USB-C wires directly. It's convenient for you to charge and play games.


The main USB-C charging port is located at the bottom, next to the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Yes, not Samsung but ASUS is the last stronghold of audio jack, because thin is not the priority of ROG Phone 2, full of new play is important.


This is a game smartphone, so it is not surprising that the camera is the least "caring" part. So ASUS has just used the 48 MP Zenfone 6 camera cluster, with the quality just the same but other flagship …. The secondary camera is also upgraded to 24 MP, with the shared location set to be optimal for livestream.

ROG Phone 2 is the first smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, 12 GB RAM and battery capacity up to 6000 mAh


Smartphone games are powerful, so ASUS has partnered with Qualcomm to bring the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor to integrate into RPG Phone 2. Combined with 12 GB of RAM and memory In high speed (optional from 128 GB to 512 GB), this machine is capable of fighting all mobile games today.


Not only that, ASUS also cooperates with game publishers to optimize for ROG Phone 2 experience. Among them is Tencent, the publisher of PUBG Mobile, which has published a lot of titles. game supports 120 Hz screen.


ASUS also allows for optimal settings to provide optimum performance for each individual game, you can manually adjust or automatically set parameters such as CPU clock, call notification blocking, or messaging features. message while playing, …


As a specialized phone, ROG Phone 2 also does not follow the ultra-thin trend, and instead prioritizes heat dissipation with GameCool II solution. ASUS uses special steam chamber technology and hot air vents to enable the Snapdragon processor to operate at full capacity for a long period of time without impulse. Gamers can optimize the cooling system even more when combined with ROG fan accessories.


To ensure stability for wireless network connectivity, ROG Phone 2 is equipped with up to 4 antennas, double the current top smartphones. The 802.11ad wifi standard allows speeds up to 4.6 Gbps, latency of only 3 ms.


ASUS said some gamers are not satisfied with the microphone quality of ROG Phone while playing games and livestream, so this time it integrates up to 4 microphones to increase clarity and noise resistance.


ROG Phone 2 uses a double vibration motor, simulating the "already" vibration feeling as the console handle. Ordinary smartphones only have one vibrating motor, mainly used to inform the main, not optimal when playing games.


In fact, the performance of the top line is also good, the most expensive in the configuration of ROG Phone 2 is the 6000 mAh battery. Away from the feeling of playing a bit and the battery slipped a bit, ROG Phone 2 lets you play smoothly without having to worry anymore. ASUS Quick Charge technology Hyper Charge gives 6000 mAh in just 58 minutes using the 30 W charger that comes with the device.

ROG Phone 2 has many accessories, can be combined together or used independently

From the beginning, accessories were the point to make the difference between ROG Phone and the rest, when ASUS equipped its gaming smartphone with lots of fun toys. This year ROG Phone 2 still has a lot of goods, and it was produced by ASUS instead of hiring a third partner.


We have ROG case with RGB LED, both protecting and decorating.


The genuine Kunai ROG handle, last year produced by GameVile. The design is very similar to the Nintendo Switch handle. Button is immense, do not know how to use it all :)


You have 3 connection options: Bluetooth, wifi 2.4 GHz and wired.



Well, I said it was like the handle of the Nintendo Switch, taking off like a joy.


You can use the panel (attached to the handle) to attach it directly to ROG Phone 2, turn it into … ROG Switch?



Or attach ROG Phone 2 to the dock and export to the big screen, then use Kunai to control.


AeroActive Cooler II fans help reduce 5 degrees Celsius when playing games, can be attached directly or in combination with the case.


In addition, we also have a series of other accessories such as TwinView Dock II turning ROG Phone 2 into 3DS gaming machine with 2 screens with 5000 mAh battery, WiGig Display Dock Plus to allow wireless signal transmission on TV and Pro Dock act as a USB Hub.

Selling time of ROG Phone 2


ASUS is expected to sell ROG Phone 2 in September. The price in Vietnam has not been determined but it will be on par with the current top smartphones.


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