Asus ROG Phone 3 - The New Spec King and The World's Fastest Smartphone. 11

Asus ROG Phone 3 – The New Spec King and The World’s Fastest Smartphone.

Asus ROG Phone 3 is here, previous year we had the ROG Phone 2, an absolute beast of a phone, it had one of the best, if not the best specs out there, just in terms of specs and overall features, probably there was no other phone out there, which came close to it, and now we have the ROG Phone 3, which is the successor to the ROG Phone 2. Yeah, it follows the same tradition, the ROG Phone 3, is just a ROG Phone 2 with all the specs bumped up to the 2020 Standard.

Here is a Detailed Specification Overview of the Asus ROG Phone 3.

Asus ROG Phone 3 Specification Table

SpecificationsAsus ROG Phone 3
Display6.59-Inch Fluid AMOLED Display, ~80% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2340 Pixels Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
391 PPI Pixel Density.
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
144Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Octa-core  (1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Memory8/12/16GB LPDDR5
Storage128/256/512GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens)
13 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/2.0, (Macro Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]
Front Camera24 MP, f/2.0, (Wide Lens)
Battery6000mAh Battery
30-W Fast Charging
Reverse charging 10W
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.1
SecurityFace Unlock
Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo.

Specification Details
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ROG-Phone-3/Tech-Specs/

Design and Build Quality

The ROG Phone 3 has an Aluminium frame, and a glass sandwich build the back and front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front, and 3 on the back.
The back of Phone is much cleaner than the previous ROG Phone 2, like now doesn’t have that cuts and aesthetics to feel for, now it just has the glass and all the cuts are inside the glass. It somewhat feels better, and just like the previous version on the side, we have the air triggers, and on the front, we have the older style top and bottom bezels housing one of the best speakers out there.

Display

ROG Phone 3 has one of the best display out there, and can easily be the best 1080P display, it has a 6.59-Inch Fluid AMOLED Display, with a Screen to Body ratio of ~80%, a Native Resolution of 1080X2340 Pixels, an Aspect Ratio of 19.5:9, a 391 PPI Pixel Density, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and has whooping 144Hz Refresh Rate, with HDR10+ Support.

Performance

ROG Phone 3 is the first Smartphone in the world to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, the flagship for the latter half of 2020, the Snapdragon 865+ is an overclocked version of the 865, its an Octa-Core SoC with 1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 cores and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, which is overclocked.
This makes ROG Phone 3 the fastest Smartphone in the world as of now.

Also, it has better thermals than the previous ROG Phone 2, like the increased size of the vapor chamber, the use of graphite, and using the AeroActive Cooler, which is included in the box, there is almost no heating issues.

Asus ROG Phone 3

Memory and Storage

ROG Phone 3 has 3 memory options, 8/12/16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 3 Storage Options 128/256/512GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.
Both the memory and Storage are top of the line specs.

Camera/Optics

Asus ROG Phone 3

No expects great camera performance from a gaming smartphone, but previous year ROG Phone 2 did something great; its primary camera performance was better than the OnePlus 7T, and for the first time, OnePlus lost in the camera department in its price range.
This time also ROG Phone 3 has an excellent camera sensor, but whether or not its better than the OnePlus 8, for that, we will have to wait for the full review.

The ROG Phone 3 has Triple Camera setup
64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens){Sony IMX686}
13 MP, f/2.4, (Ultrawide Lens)
5 MP, f/2.0, (Macro Lens)

Video Recording Options Include
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]

For Selfies it has
24 MP, f/2.0, (Wide Lens).

Battery

Asus ROG Phone 3

Big Specs need a bigger battery to support it, and ROG Phone 3 has what it takes to go almost 2 days without charge with maxed out specs.
It has a humongous 6000mAh battery with 30-W Fast Charging support and 10-W reverse charging support.
The optimization is done so well that at maxed-out specs like at 144Hz, regular WiFi Usage, and 4G connection even with all this, the ROG Phone was able to last for 2 Days.
So at 60Hz it should easily for more than 3 days on a single charge.

Audio

Asus ROG Phone 3

ROG Phone 3 houses one of the best, if not the best Speakers on a Smartphone, and it has also solved the low bass issue most of the smartphones have, by using software to add extra bass, the audio quality is even better than the likes of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

It has dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound
7-magnet stereo speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

Security

It has an under-display fingerprint sensor and also has face unlock options.

User-Interface

It is running ROG UI, on top of Android 10, it has two options, Gaming theme and regular theme, in regular theme it is very close to stock android.

Extra

The ROG Phone 3, doesn’t have a headphone jack, but it does come with a USB Type-C to headphone jack Adapter. Also, it comes with the AeroActive Cooler 3 included in the box, which has a Headphone Jack.
Also, there is support for 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC.
Also, there are some unique features like the Air-Trigger’s, and also, there are other accessories that are not included but can be bought separately, like the Twin View Dock, ROG Clip, Mobile Desktop Dock, etc.

Asus ROG Phone 3 Pricing

ROG Phone 3 is Priced at
8GB + 128GB : ₹49,999
12GB + 256GB : ₹57,999

The 16GB + 512GB Varaint is not available in India.

Conclusion

The Asus ROG Phone 3, is the world’s fastest Smartphone as of now, having the best android SoC, best memory and storage options, best 1080P Display with 144Hz Refresh Rate, one of the best battery life, one of the best build quality, best audio on a smartphone, and very good camera setup.

At ₹49,999, it is excellent to buy, but it competes with the likes of OnePlus 8 Pro, which is a tad bit better than the ROG Phone 3, but yeah, the ROG Phone 3 is better than the OnePlus 8.
But if gaming is your priority then ROG Phone 3 is the one for, and even if gaming is not your priority, still it has one of the best battery life and the best audio system out there, and with that OLED 144Hz display, making it one of the best smartphone for media consumption.

Early Verdict

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU(Best For Android)
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Good Selfie Camera
  • Excellent Build Quality and Design
  • Excellent Display(FHD+, 144Hz)
  • One of the Battery life
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • Stereo Speakers(Best Speakers on a Smartphone out there)
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • AeroActive Cooler Included in the Box
  • ROG Exclusive Gaming Features
  • ROG Exclusive Accessories

Visual Image Credits
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ROG-Phone-3/

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