8.3/10
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The Asus ROG Phone II currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 31 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.96 GHz
Screen Size
6.59"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


G Style Magazine

This phone is for a certain user. The gamer. That’s who Asus is trying to appeal to. Period. The things about the ROG Phone 2 that they needed to get right, they got right. The variable refresh rate big 6.6″ HDR OLED screen, fast CPU, big battery, tons of storage and RAM, the ability to play the mos...

- Mike Bitter, G Style Magazine
Fossbytes

ASUS ROG Phone 2 is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs. 40,000. It does not compromise on any crucial aspect (except its wide-angle lens) and over-delivers in everyday performance and gaming experience.

- Yetnesh Dubey, Fossbytes
TechNave

Looking back at the first ROG Phone, the ROG Phone 2 is definitely an improvement as it has fixed some of the things I didn't like back then. This includes the ridiculously good battery performance, better sound quality, and the improved Game Genie app. The AirTrigger is kinda in between as I have a...

- Abel Wong, TechNave
Hitech Century

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a thoroughbred of a phone with its form and function optimised to prioritise gaming over other concerns. It also has an array of useful optional accessories but fully kitting it out will cost you a pretty penny indeed though it’s stock configuration is more than sufficient fo...

- Hitech Century
Gadgets Now

If mobile gaming is your passion and you are not the sort to compromise even slightly on the gaming specs and performance in your cherished phone, and also, are willing to go easy on the camera department which is a little letdown, especially in night-time photography, the ROG Phone II is the ideal...

- Utkarsh Saurbh, Gadgets Now


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Asus released the ROG Phone II on August 31, 2019.


Asus backs up the ROG Phone II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.59"

The Asus ROG Phone II's screen size is 6.59 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.96 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm) Octa-core 2.96 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
256/512 GB

Internal memory is 256/512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
6000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh battery.

ROG Phone II Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm) Octa-core 2.96 GHz
Internal Storage 256/512 GB
RAM 12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.1 x 7.76 x 0.95 cm (6.7 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 240 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 391 pixels
Size 6.59 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120 Hz Refresh rate, HDR video support, In-screen fingerprint
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (13 MP, F2.4, Ultrawide), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Panorama, Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


G Style Magazine

It isn't for everybody and it's not supposed to be

from G Style Magazine

This phone is for a certain user. The gamer. That’s who Asus is trying to appeal to. Period. The things about the ROG Phone 2 that they needed to get right, they got right. The variable refresh rate big 6.6″ HDR OLED screen, fast CPU, big battery, tons of storage and RAM, the ability to play the most complex mobile games with ease.

Read full review

This phone is for a certain user. The gamer. That’s who Asus is trying to appeal to. Period. The things about the ROG Phone 2 that they needed to get right, they got right. The variable refresh rate big 6.6″ HDR OLED screen, fast CPU, big battery, tons of storage and RAM, the ability to play the most complex mobile games with ease.

Read full review

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Fossbytes

More than just a perfect gaming phone

from Fossbytes

ASUS ROG Phone 2 is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs. 40,000. It does not compromise on any crucial aspect (except its wide-angle lens) and over-delivers in everyday performance and gaming experience.

Read full review

ASUS ROG Phone 2 is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs. 40,000. It does not compromise on any crucial aspect (except its wide-angle lens) and over-delivers in everyday performance and gaming experience.

Read full review

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TechNave

Definitely a worthy purchase for a serious mobile gamer

from TechNave

Looking back at the first ROG Phone, the ROG Phone 2 is definitely an improvement as it has fixed some of the things I didn't like back then. This includes the ridiculously good battery performance, better sound quality, and the improved Game Genie app. The AirTrigger is kinda in between as I hav...More

Looking back at the first ROG Phone, the ROG Phone 2 is definitely an improvement as it has fixed some of the things I didn't like back then. This includes the ridiculously good battery performance, better sound quality, and the improved Game Genie app. The AirTrigger is kinda in between as I have a problem of pressing hold because it's too sensitive, but overall, there is very little to complain about.

Read full review

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Hitech Century

Glorious gaming goliath

Hitech Century

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a thoroughbred of a phone with its form and function optimised to prioritise gaming over other concerns. It also has an array of useful optional accessories but fully kitting it out will cost you a pretty penny indeed though it’s stock configuration is more than sufficie...More

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a thoroughbred of a phone with its form and function optimised to prioritise gaming over other concerns. It also has an array of useful optional accessories but fully kitting it out will cost you a pretty penny indeed though it’s stock configuration is more than sufficient for most gamers. If you’re looking for the most powerful and best designed gaming phone that money can currently buy, this is it.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

The best gaming phone in India

from Gadgets Now

If mobile gaming is your passion and you are not the sort to compromise even slightly on the gaming specs and performance in your cherished phone, and also, are willing to go easy on the camera department which is a little letdown, especially in night-time photography, the ROG Phone II is the ideal choice for you.

Read full review

If mobile gaming is your passion and you are not the sort to compromise even slightly on the gaming specs and performance in your cherished phone, and also, are willing to go easy on the camera department which is a little letdown, especially in night-time photography, the ROG Phone II is the ideal choice for you.

Read full review

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NDTV

The most polished and impressive gaming phone

from NDTV

If you're looking for a beast of a phone, then the Asus ROG Phone 2 is one of the best out there and is priced starting at under Rs. 40,000. Even if you aren't a gamer, the vivid display and stereo speakers make this an excellent multimedia device, if you can put up with the bulk.

Read full review

If you're looking for a beast of a phone, then the Asus ROG Phone 2 is one of the best out there and is priced starting at under Rs. 40,000. Even if you aren't a gamer, the vivid display and stereo speakers make this an excellent multimedia device, if you can put up with the bulk.

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The Mobile Indian

One Phone for all your needs

from The Mobile Indian

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is, without any doubt, one of the best gaming smartphones in this price range. If you are not into much of gaming, then it remains one of the best mid-premium flagship phones at your disposal.

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The Asus ROG Phone 2 is, without any doubt, one of the best gaming smartphones in this price range. If you are not into much of gaming, then it remains one of the best mid-premium flagship phones at your disposal.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Will appeal hardcore gamers, or anyone who wants raw performance

from Digital Trends

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is an incredible spec-powerhouse, and easily one of the most competent high-performance smartphones of the year. However, its design and gaming credentials do mean hardcore mobile gamers will be the only ones who truly exploit and enjoy its talents.

Read full review

The Asus ROG Phone 2 is an incredible spec-powerhouse, and easily one of the most competent high-performance smartphones of the year. However, its design and gaming credentials do mean hardcore mobile gamers will be the only ones who truly exploit and enjoy its talents.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

A compelling option

from Phone Scoop

Evaluating the ROG Phone II as a standard flagship-class phone, this is an average one: not the best, but not bad. As with most larger phones, having such a huge screen is wonderful, and this is one of the biggest, nicest screens out there. But it's when you consider the life-changing battery sta...More

Evaluating the ROG Phone II as a standard flagship-class phone, this is an average one: not the best, but not bad. As with most larger phones, having such a huge screen is wonderful, and this is one of the biggest, nicest screens out there. But it's when you consider the life-changing battery stamina that it becomes truly tempting. If you can afford it and don't mind the size trade-off, it's a compelling option.

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The Verge

Powerful, ambitious, and ridiculous

from The Verge

Asus’ ambitious gaming phone offers a lot of power for $899, and thanks to its accessories, it’s capable of more than almost any other phone out there. There’s an audience for this kind of package, but for most people, it probably comes with too many compromises. It’s big, heavy, and you...More

Asus’ ambitious gaming phone offers a lot of power for $899, and thanks to its accessories, it’s capable of more than almost any other phone out there. There’s an audience for this kind of package, but for most people, it probably comes with too many compromises. It’s big, heavy, and you’ll need to spend hundreds to see some of that potential as a portable gaming console come to fruition.

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