ASUS has made a habit of developing so-called gaming phones. Today we see the third generation, intuitively called, ROG Phone 3. The new device is the most powerful of its kind launched so far, and the specifications are worthy of a gaming laptop. We are talking about a state-of-the-art processor, a 144Hz AMOLED screen, and Gigabit connectivity. Let’s take a closer look.
The performance is outstanding
ROG Phone 3 uses Qualcomm’s most powerful platform, the newly launched Snapdragon 865 Plus. It offers 5G multi-gigabit connectivity and Wi-Fi 6. The phone’s processor is an octa-core whose cores can reach frequencies up to 3.1GHz. The super-powerful processor is accompanied by an Adreno 650 graphics and has no less than 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
All the performance of ROG Phone 3 will look great on a 10-bit AMOLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Yes, you read that right: the screen of the new ROG Phone rises to gaming monitor standards. In addition, it comes with HDR10 + support, and for a long life, the 6000mAh battery should be enough.
Is ROG Phone 3 the best gaming smartphone?
Let’s see what makes ROG Phone 3 a gaming product; after all, this is more important than the specifications themselves. Well, ASUS engineers have made the phone itself a controller. What does this mean? It has tactile buttons on the sides that act like triggers on a classic controller. These are called AirTrigger 3 and offer very precise control. Along with these, if you want to play for a longer period, a USB Type-C port is very conveniently placed to allow you to connect the phone to the socket.
In order not to get hot while playing, ROG Phone 3 (like its predecessor) comes with a suite of accessories. The first of these is the AeroActive Cooler 3 which attaches to the back of the device and keeps it at the best possible temperatures. In addition, the phone comes with a new stand on the back so you can place it on the desk if you play with a controller. Another interesting accessory is the ROG Kunai 3: a stand that turns the phone into a portable console in all its power.
On the protection side, the ROG Phone 3 comes with a ROG Lighting Armor Case that protects the device against shocks and gives it a special look. And when it comes to unique things, we also have ROG Connect; an online community built into the Armory Crate application that allows users to customize their gaming experience and team up with friends.
The ROG Phone 3 is surprisingly affordable
When you read the lines above you may think that all this comes at an astronomical price. Aaaa, not really. ROG Phone 3 has starting price of $899.99. This makes it an interesting offer because you receive a very capable portable console, and in the same body, you have an exceptional phone.