Asus ROG Phone 3 is finally here and it is manifold better than its predecessor and almost any flagship smartphone you can pick. The phone has managed to bring a lot on the table including the title of the first phone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor.
Launched earlier today, the phone sports a stunning 6.59” AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and a stunning 270 Hz touch sampling rate and 25ms latency, making it a world-class display tech. Moreover, the display has a Delta-E of less than one that enables it to produce higher color accuracy. It also supports HDR10+ high-dynamic-range that makes viewing and gaming a surreal on this stunning gaming-centric phone.
Under the hood, you would find the latest overclocked version of Snapdragon 865 called Snapdragon 865+. It is overclocked at 3.1GHz that enables it to perform 10 percent faster than its predecessor while the GPU has increased in performance considerably. Moreover, the device arrives with the latest and blazing fast 12GB LPDDR5 RAM coupled with 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage that won’t interrupt you when you are indulged in heart-wrenching and mind-numbing gaming sessions.
There’s something more under the hood and that’s the upgraded GameCool 3, a revamped Copper 3D vapor chamber that uses a large graphite film placed under the display to maximize heat transfer. There’s a heat sink that dissipates heat from hotspots while an additional accessory called AeroActive Cooler 3 external fan can aid in dissipating heat to a great extent although it requires to be bought separately.
The phone is equipped with an improved X-Mode performance-optimization software that now tweaks the performance of the phone based on the scenarios which is a great feature for gamers where they wouldn’t need much power when watching vidoes but a great deal of performance when playing a game. It’s ROG HyperFusion technology tracks both 5G and multi-antenna WiFi and intelligently redirects to the network that has the best signal so that you don’t have to toggle between WiFi and mobile data every time you lose either of them.
Asus ROG Phone 3 arrives with enhanced AirTrigger 3 that now uses precise ultrasonic touch controls for better performance. It’s swipe gesture and dual-partition button emulation adds to its overall gaming experience like a pro.
You don’t have to worry about the audio performance either. Asus ROG Phone 3 has upgraded it partnering with Dirac. The ROG GameFX audio system has 7 magnet stereo sound system that produces crystal clear audio.
The monstrous 6,000 mAh battery gives you an unprecedented battery backup for hours-long high-graphics gaming sessions without any hassle. It’s 30W HyperCharge charging brick juices up the battery pretty quickly and since ROG Phone 3 has a side-mounted USB Type-C port, you wouldn’t have to adjust your playing position otherwise. There’s an Asus PowerMaster app that hibernates functions when not required. It is also equipped with several power-saving modes that won’t let your game suffer when the battery is on the verge of dying out or when you want to play longer without plugging in a charger.
Being a flagship gaming-oriented phone, ROG Phone 3 hasn’t compromised over the camera experience. It has a 24MP front camera with 1.8micron pixel size that is capable of shooting FHD videos at 60fps. Turn the phone and you’ll see a stunning array of triple camera setup arranged in a horizontal stack. It uses a flagship 64MP IMX686 primary sensor from Sony that has a 16MP Quad-Bayer setup to create stunning photos. There are a 13MP ultra-wide camera and a 5MP macro camera for excellent wide-angle and macros hoots.
Asus ROG Phone 3 supports 4K HDR recording up to 60fps while it’s Pro Video mode can extend it to 8K video recording. With the HyperSteady video feature, all videos will be pretty steady. There are also directional mics mounted on the front and back of the phone allowing users to tweak mic settings to get the best sound. The free zoom feature allows users to zoom in on any subject without moving the cam while its directional microphones pick up sound from the subject, unlike others.
Talking about the Asus ROG Phone 3 pricing, the phone is available in two trims i.e. 8GB+128GB available at Rs 49,999/- while the higher 12GB+256GB variant is available at Rs 57,999/-. The first sale will commence in August 6 at 12 am on Flipkart. There is a tonne of accessories users can buy such as Mobile Desktop Dock at Rs 12,999/-, ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad a Rs 9999/-, TwinView Dock 3 at Rs 19,999/- among others.
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