We pit the new ASUS Rog Phone against its direct rivals. The Taiwanese firm has not hesitated to throw the house out the window in its new proposal for the market gaming and let's be clear: it has made it difficult. And more against the rivals who will have to beat.
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Their main opponents are nothing more and nothing less than the Razer Phone, the Xiaomi Black Shark and the Nubia Red Magic, the smartphones for gamers of the moment. And this Rog Phone, as we already predicted, has all the ballots to be the best mobile gaming currently.
ASUS Rog Phone vs the world: FIGHT!
|6 inches in FullHD + AMOLED (18: 9) resolution at 90 Hz||5.72 inches in FullHD IZGO resolution at 120 Hz||5.99 inches at FullHD + Incell (18: 9) resolution at 60 Hz||63 "Super AMOLED curved QHD (2960 x 1440 px)|
|Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz||Exynos 8895 / Snapdragon 835|
|64 + 8GB / 128 + 8GB / 8 + 256GB / 8 + 512GB||8 + 64 GB||6 + 64/6 + 128||6 + 64/128/256 GB|
|Do not||Yes||Do not||S|
|dual 12 Mpx f / 1.8 sensor along with another 8 Mpx f / 2.0 sensor||Dual 12 MPx f1.75 and 13 MPx f2.6 sensor with zoom||Dual 12 Mpx sensor and f / 1.8 and 20 Mpx aperture with f / 1.8,||Dual 12Mpx sensor, with f / 1.7 and 2.4 focal aperture, with X2 optical zoom.|
|8 Mpx f / 2.0||8 Mpx f / 2.0||20 Mpx f / 2.2||8MP with f / 1.7 aperture and autofocus.|
|Rear + facial recognition||Side||Forward + Face recognition||Butt and facial recognition|
|WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC||4G LTE, USB 3.1 Type C, NFC, GLONASS …|
|4000 mAh with fast charge HyperCharge||4000 mAh with fast charge||4000 mAh with fast charge||3300 mAh|
|Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0|
|SD card||Do not||Do not||Yes|
|197 grams.||190 grams||195 grams|
|120 Hz display, Dolby Atmos sound …||Gaming mode, own game-pad …||Rear fingerprint reader, IP68, S-Pen|
|158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm.||161.6 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm|
|749 euros||519 euros||399 euros|
One of the advantages that ASUS begins with in this comparison is that the aesthetic phone market gaming it is much less than the standard, and therefore much less competition. Here you have it easier, but also the devices you have to face are not turkey mucus.
Black Shark: characteristics of the Xiaomi mobile to play
The Black Shark, the new mobile to play that comes from a new company, supported by the Chinese giant Xiaomi, has already been made official.
In hardware we will go fast by logic; all the phones in the comparison are real performance beasts. Everyone has their dedicated software for gaming and hardware at the height of what they throw at it. Yes it is true that not everyone is the most top of what top, since both the Razer Phone and the Nubia Red Magic carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, top of the range last year compared to the 845 of new batch.
In this sense, both the ASUS Rog and the Xiaomi Black Shark "win", because although they all offer us absolutely spectacular performance, the new hardware is held by others. It is at other points where we see differences, such as, in the marked aesthetics gaming.
Nubia Red Magic: the new mobile for gamers with fans
The Nubia Red Magic, the new smartphone for the gaming field made by the Chinese firm, is now official. Be at the height of combat?
Here we enter into a matter of taste, since while the Red Magic makes use of a black and red finish, the Razer is more minimalist. Xiaomi's Black Shark opts for green lines and with a more prominent finish and the ASUS Rog is postulated as "winner" because it is the first mobile to play which incorporates glass and metal, being infinitely more premium than his direct brothers.
On panels (very important thing in games) we have sudden differences, but again, there are issues to understand. If we talk about screen optimization, we see that the clear winner is the Nubia Red Magic, with highly optimized frames both on the top and the bottom. Those of the Razer, the Xiaomi and especially those of the ASUS are not too small to say.
The ASUS 6-inch AMOLED panel rivals the Razer Phone's IZGO for one simple reason: the refresh rate. Yes, the Razer is unbeatable with its 120 hertz screen, but the 90s of the ASUS are already superior to many of today's smartphones, so we are facing two of the best screens in terms of gaming it means.
When things go beyond the simple smartphone
What really gives value to the ASUS Rog Phone, in addition to its "superiority" in certain aspects such as finishes and hardware, are the accessories. We have a series of peripherals that we can implement on the smartphone to have an authentic experience gaming complete. They are as follows:
- A cooler to keep temperatures at bay: Retroactive Cooler.
- An accessory that will allow us to have 2 screens: the TwinView Dock.
- A specific dock that will give us a gamepad Complete: the ASUS WiGig Dock.
- And the most interesting. a dock to transmit the content of the device to an external monitor: the Mobile Deskpot Dock.
In the case of the other devices, we have a gamepad side for the Xiaomi Black Shark, and in the Razer we do see a upgrade important, being able to have an accessory that would make it on a laptop dedicated to video games.
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Personally, I think that this intricate ecosystem of peripherals dedicated solely and exclusively to increasing the limits of gameplay with your mobile It is a plus that no one enjoys with the other exponents of the market. Finally, anyone who wants to turn their mobile into a video game center can do it, and this is simply excellent.
The ASUS Rog Phone It has proven to be a new breath of fresh air and a new step forward when it comes to the young player mobile market. It remains to be seen how this will take hold in the market and what will be the next steps of the other manufacturers engaged in this sector, which will only benefit users.