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Review of the gaming smartphone ASUS ROG Phone 3


Arrived in the gaming device shelf. ASUS recently introduced a new smartphone to the market. It meets all the latest mobile gaming requirements. The device should appeal not only to game lovers, but also to ordinary users. Why? More on this below.

High performance without consequences

Smartphone ASUS ROG Phone 3 received the latest Snapdragon 865+ processor paired with an Adreno 650 graphics accelerator. It has 16 (!) GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and 512 GB of internal memory. For better heat dissipation, an evaporation chamber and a graphite film were installed in the device case.

The device has three performance levels. To achieve maximum power, you must connect the included cooler.


In this case, air flows into the housing and blow out unnecessary heat. The fan is powered by two additional USB Type-C connectors located on the left side of the smartphone.

Music lovers will love the presence of a minijack on the cooler case. They will be able to drown out the noise from it by using headphones while listening to music.

Recently, testers have checked the device's performance level. To do this, they used the CPU Throttling Test utility. At first, the device was launched in the medium performance mode. The maximum values were 236 GIPS, and the minimum 209. In 30 minutes the smartphone warmed up to 410C.

After that, a cooling system was connected to the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and the performance was brought to the maximum level. The processor was operating at 3.1 GHz at this time. The performance level was in the range of 268-221 GIPS. The temperature dropped to 390C.

After that, we proceeded to practical tests, one by one launching one of the installed games. Surprisingly, the temperature at this time did not rise at all, and in some cases even dropped. The fps level practically did not drop.

A device for gamers

ROG Phone 3 received a screen without cutouts, it uses an AMOLED matrix. It can be configured to run at 60, 90, 120, 144 Hz refresh rates. The difference is not hard to spot, especially between the minimum and maximum modes.

Touch latency is only 25ms, and with swipes it is even lower - 18ms. This is one of the best results among smartphones. It is also worth noting the presence of a spot calibration of the color mode.

In order for the gamer to enjoy the sound effects, the device is equipped with two high-quality speakers, which are located under and above the screen. Also, pleasant sensations are provided by the operation of the vibration motor.

For ease of control, two ultrasonic AirTrigger sensors were placed on the right side of the smartphone. If configured correctly, many functions in the gameplay will simply "fly".


ROG Phone 3 is powered by Android 10 OS with ROG UI. She has a non-standard color palette, a lot of additional options, drawn icons. Also included is Armory Crate software.

Additional features

ASUS ROG Phone 3 is capable of working in fifth generation networks. For this, it is equipped with a special module. There is also Wi-Fi 6 and an NFC chip. Few people can be surprised by the latter, but not everyone thinks that this module is needed in a device for games.

It is not entirely clear why the smartphone was equipped with a filling for capturing GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou satellites. This does not affect the gameplay in any way, but it will not be superfluous.

Music lovers will love the presence of the Bluetooth aptX codec and an advanced equalizer. The dactoscanner was installed under the screen. It works quickly and without flaws.

Nice camera

The main camera of ROG Phone 3 received three sensors: the main one - Sony IMX686 at 64 megapixels with aperture of f / 1.8, wide-angle with 125-degree viewing angle and a 5 megapixel macro lens. In good lighting conditions, they produce quality footage. As the light output decreases, the quality of the images decreases. Not strong, but noticeable.

The device records 4K video at 60 fps without shaking. The built-in stabilization system helps with this. Here everything is spoiled by the sound, which turns out to be dull, with a lot of extraneous noises.


Interestingly, the device is capable of shooting 8K clips. The resulting files are 16 seconds long, which take up 200 MB of free space on the drive. A bit too much, but the quality is worth it. In this mode, the device heats up quickly and the stabilization system is turned off. However, the quality does not suffer from this due to instant focus.

High capacity battery

ASUS ROG Phone 3 is equipped with a 6000 mAh battery. If the smartphone operates at 60 Hz, then one charge will last for almost two days of active use. With an increase in the refresh rate, autonomy will begin to decrease in proportion to this indicator.

Lovers of video views will be able to enjoy the process for 17 hours, provided that the Full HD standard is used.

A 30W adapter is included to replenish energy reserves. It can charge a fully discharged battery in 90 minutes.


The most expensive version of ASUS ROG Phone 3 in USA will cost 89,000 rubles. This is expensive for a regular smartphone, but not for a gaming device with amazing performance and a lot of "chips" for game lovers.


In addition, it has good autonomy, a lot of additional functionality, without which many users can no longer imagine their existence.

The technical capabilities of this product were a bit ahead of their time. This is another plus in his piggy bank. Admirers of such devices will probably not think about the balance of pros and cons. They will just wait for the model to hit the market and buy it.

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Author: Jake Pinkman