Asus ROG Phone 2 Gaming Review: A Gamer’s Choice

Asus recently took the wrap off from its latest gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 2. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM variant, while the 12GB RAM option is priced at Rs 59,999.


The ROG Phone 2 is designed to impress the gaming community with its key features. The smartphone comes loaded with top-notch hardware coupled with an immersive display. The phone is a first in India to sport a 120Hz refresh rate along with 240ms response time. This coupled with other gaming-centric features and aggressive pricing strategy, the ROG Phone 2. Can it change the perception of a gaming smartphone? Let’s find out.

Asus ROG Phone 2 is a beast when it comes to specs!
Asus ROG Phone 2 is a true gaming beast when it comes to specifications. The smartphone is backed by a 6.59-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Like we said at the start, the smartphone is the first to sport a 120Hz screen refresh rate with 240Hz touch response time. The display features 108 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut and it also supports 10-bit HDR. This simply means that the gaming experience will be a pleasurable one with this smartphone.


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Coming to the hardware, the ROG Phone 2 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. The phone is backed by up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The company has also added AirTriggers II that comes with remappable buttons at the right side of the device. For heat management, the company has added vapour cooling chamber, heat dissipation plate and vents. It also features dual haptic actuators for 3D feedback.

Armoury Crate and Game Genie enhances gaming experience!
Asus has added an Armoury crate application, which acts as a gaming hub for the smartphone. The moment you open the application, you will be greeted with ROG logo animation, which looks cool. Coming to the application, it comes with two sections Games Lobby and Console.
Let’s start with the Console. The left side of the screen shows real-time usage of CPU, GPU. RAM and storage. The company has introduced a new X Mode, which increases the clock speed for a better gaming experience. The app also allows users to control the sensitivity of Air Triggers and it also helps in controlling the System Lighting. Users can customise Aura Sync Lighting according for different scenarios like Music, Screen on, Boot Up, Incoming Call, During Call, Games, Notifications and more.

Gaming is a delightful experience!
The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a gamer’s delight in true sense. The vivid AMOLED screen coupled with the latest hardware takes the gaming experience to the next level. We played some casual games for starters like Alto’s Odyssey, Stack Ball and Dancing Road on this smartphone and it handled like a piece of cake.