8.6/10
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The Asus ROG Phone II currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 46 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...


Pickr

It’s not perfect, and the camera and unwieldy size make it a little harder for everyone to grapple with, but with one of the best spec sets around, not to mention the inclusion of gaming accessories, we can see the draw, and gamers might just, too. It’s like a Switch, but for phones. If that’s what...

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr
Mobile Syrup

It works quickly, it feels smooth, and its battery is a powerhouse. Further, even though it gets warm occasionally while gaming, I didn't mind because of the attachable fan. However, it does make the phone a tad bulkier so I can see why owners wouldn’t want to carry it around. The biggest issue with...

- Dean Daley, Mobile Syrup
KitGuru

If your main focus is gaming and you can deal with the sheer size and weight of this phone, and have enough cash burning a hole in your pocket to get the top spec models, then we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the ROG Phone II. As mentioned before this phone is not for everyone but we do th...

- Andrew Munro, KitGuru
Gadget Guy

This is the ultimate gaming phone. But as you probably do not use an F1 car as your daily drive, this is not a daily drive either. Sure, you can use it as one but then you would soon tire of the compromises. To be fair to ASUS, some things have spoiled me – the 120Hz screen is so smooth and lag-free...

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
DxOMark

The Asus ROG Phone II is targeting gamers, not photographers or videographers; even so, its imaging capabilities are not particularly bad, but just a bit disappointing when compared to its older (and less expensive) Zenfone 6 sibling. The Asus ROG Phone II’s biggest drawback is its inconsistency: th...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark


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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 (Update Available: 10) 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
256/512/1000 GB

Internal memory is 256/512/ 1000 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, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
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 size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 10)

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm) Octa-core 2.96 GHz
Internal Storage 256/512/ 1000 GB
RAM 12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 391 pixels
Size 6.59 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
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
No
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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


Pickr

Like a Switch, but for phones

from Pickr

It’s not perfect, and the camera and unwieldy size make it a little harder for everyone to grapple with, but with one of the best spec sets around, not to mention the inclusion of gaming accessories, we can see the draw, and gamers might just, too. It’s like a Switch, but for phones. If that’s what you want, you’ll find it here.

Read full review

It’s not perfect, and the camera and unwieldy size make it a little harder for everyone to grapple with, but with one of the best spec sets around, not to mention the inclusion of gaming accessories, we can see the draw, and gamers might just, too. It’s like a Switch, but for phones. If that’s what you want, you’ll find it here.

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Mobile Syrup

Thick and powerful

from Mobile Syrup

It works quickly, it feels smooth, and its battery is a powerhouse. Further, even though it gets warm occasionally while gaming, I didn't mind because of the attachable fan. However, it does make the phone a tad bulkier so I can see why owners wouldn’t want to carry it around. The biggest issue...More

It works quickly, it feels smooth, and its battery is a powerhouse. Further, even though it gets warm occasionally while gaming, I didn't mind because of the attachable fan. However, it does make the phone a tad bulkier so I can see why owners wouldn’t want to carry it around. The biggest issue with the ROG Phone II is its expensive price, which makes the phone difficult to recommend.

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KitGuru

It’s a gamers wet dream

from KitGuru

If your main focus is gaming and you can deal with the sheer size and weight of this phone, and have enough cash burning a hole in your pocket to get the top spec models, then we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the ROG Phone II. As mentioned before this phone is not for everyone but we do think there is a market for it.

Read full review

If your main focus is gaming and you can deal with the sheer size and weight of this phone, and have enough cash burning a hole in your pocket to get the top spec models, then we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the ROG Phone II. As mentioned before this phone is not for everyone but we do think there is a market for it.

Read full review

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Gadget Guy

So much power it should be illegal

from Gadget Guy

This is the ultimate gaming phone. But as you probably do not use an F1 car as your daily drive, this is not a daily drive either. Sure, you can use it as one but then you would soon tire of the compromises. To be fair to ASUS, some things have spoiled me – the 120Hz screen is so smooth and lag...More

This is the ultimate gaming phone. But as you probably do not use an F1 car as your daily drive, this is not a daily drive either. Sure, you can use it as one but then you would soon tire of the compromises. To be fair to ASUS, some things have spoiled me – the 120Hz screen is so smooth and lag-free. But the lack of convenience like no IP ratings, Qi charging, microSD and a camera that is just adequate knock a few points off for a casual mobile gamer.

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DxOMark

Aimed at gamers, not photographers

from DxOMark

The Asus ROG Phone II is targeting gamers, not photographers or videographers; even so, its imaging capabilities are not particularly bad, but just a bit disappointing when compared to its older (and less expensive) Zenfone 6 sibling. The Asus ROG Phone II’s biggest drawback is its inconsistenc...More

The Asus ROG Phone II is targeting gamers, not photographers or videographers; even so, its imaging capabilities are not particularly bad, but just a bit disappointing when compared to its older (and less expensive) Zenfone 6 sibling. The Asus ROG Phone II’s biggest drawback is its inconsistency: there can be marked differences between photos shot in a series, and unpleasant frame shifts in video footage.

Read full review

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Coolsmartphone

One of the very best gaming phones on the market today

from Coolsmartphone

 Is this the best gaming phone money can buy. The simple answer yes, can it compete with the other flagships that are available on the market. In essence yes it can mainly due to the fact that it is so much cheaper than them. Yes there are a few of the flagship features missing but they are real...More

 Is this the best gaming phone money can buy. The simple answer yes, can it compete with the other flagships that are available on the market. In essence yes it can mainly due to the fact that it is so much cheaper than them. Yes there are a few of the flagship features missing but they are really niceties and are not essential. I have been very impressed with the gaming side of the phone obviously but I was surprised how good the camera was.

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Ausdroid

So much more than a gaming phone

from Ausdroid

This is a premium smartphone and is priced as a premium smartphone. The bonus is though that you will also get all the gaming accessories included in that premium price but at the same time it is a gaming phone primarily and the camera suffers most likely because of that (lack of a smartphone pho...More

This is a premium smartphone and is priced as a premium smartphone. The bonus is though that you will also get all the gaming accessories included in that premium price but at the same time it is a gaming phone primarily and the camera suffers most likely because of that (lack of a smartphone photography focus). I am comfortable recommending it to anyone who wants a phone that flies and isn’t too concerned with low-light photography.

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Pocket-lint

Get your game on

from Pocket-lint

This gaming phone has a lot going for it. Its display is fantastic, while battery life is next level. You might wince at paying the required amount for a smartphone that's so big and bulky, and one with such so-so camera performance. But if you're all about gaming, this is a great choice.

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This gaming phone has a lot going for it. Its display is fantastic, while battery life is next level. You might wince at paying the required amount for a smartphone that's so big and bulky, and one with such so-so camera performance. But if you're all about gaming, this is a great choice.

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Digital Camera World

The ultimate phone for gamers has got even more powerful

from Digital Camera World

The Asus ROG Phone II is an angry-looking gaming phone with a virtually identical rear camera setup to that found on the Zenfone 6. Being a gaming phone, however, it also delivers mountains of power, plenty of storage options, a sensationally smooth 120Hz screen, not to mention a massive 6000mAh...More

The Asus ROG Phone II is an angry-looking gaming phone with a virtually identical rear camera setup to that found on the Zenfone 6. Being a gaming phone, however, it also delivers mountains of power, plenty of storage options, a sensationally smooth 120Hz screen, not to mention a massive 6000mAh battery. All that translates to class-leading specs in all areas but one - imaging. While its dual camera is competent, therefore, the lack of a telephoto lens and OIS will be felt.

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Android Headlines

Gaming on smartphones never looked so good

from Android Headlines

The Razer Phone 2 is packed full of good hardware. It has some stellar features and some good engineering that make it a very competitive device in the gaming smartphone market.

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The Razer Phone 2 is packed full of good hardware. It has some stellar features and some good engineering that make it a very competitive device in the gaming smartphone market.

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