In the third generation of ROG Phone, we have taken everything you loved about the previous generations, all the learnings from customer and media feedback and continued to improve. These are the five core considerations we consider when making “The ultimate gaming smartphone”.
Performance without compromises
To achieve the best performance, it is not enough to use the best hardware available. ROG Phone 3 takes it further by granting the user PC-like control of the SoC, letting them overclock and increase the throttle limit for unprecedented performance with sustained high frame rate over time, or underclock for longer battery life and more comfortable skin temperature. All of this would not be possible without the efficient “GameCool 3” cooling system that moves heat out of the case for much lower temperatures.
In gaming, milliseconds and accuracy matters more than anything. Therefore, ROG Phone 3 sports the fastest and most accurate display available. Better in every way compared to the previous generation.
The 6000mAh battery is bigger than in any other flagship phone. We wanted more but could not fit a bigger battery without increasing the size of the phone. Instead we implemented the most advanced battery customization options found in any phone. Giving full control with “Custom battery saving profiles” with detailed control of background apps and hardware. Increased “battery care options” like always slow charge & charging limiter. Making it possible to double the battery lifespan.
Built for landscape use
Most AAA games are designed to be played in landscape mode, which is why ROG Phone 3 continues to focus on providing the best Gaming ergonomics and tailored solutions for this type of games. It offers an ergonomic side-charging design, new AirTrigger 3 technology with twice as many gestures, dual front facing speakers, multi-antenna Wi-Fi and quad-mic noise-cancelling array. Not to mention the compact clip on AeroActive Cooler 3, which draws its power directly from the phone, making it easy and convenient to use on the go.
The most immersive gaming experience
No matter where you are, ROG Phone 3 aims to deliver the most immersive gaming experience possible. Focusing not only on visuals and performance but also on the audio, haptics and gaming peripherals such as the optional ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad and TwinView Dock 3 accessories. This review guide version for ROG Phone 3 is based on firmware – 17.0822.2005.7 Always check with your ASUS representative if any discrepancies are found between your review sample and this guide.
144Hz, 1ms AMOLED Display
The 6.59” AMOLED panel with 10-bit HDR10+ support is not only colour accurate but faster and brighter than the previous generation. Lightning fast 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response. The touch latency is now down to a record low 25ms with a 270Hz touch sampling rate. Eye comfort has also been considered as it has received TÜV Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution) and Flicker Reduced certifications.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with UFS3.1 & up to 12GB RAM
The 3.1 GHz high frequency CPU in the speed-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Mobile Platform is accompanied by an overclocked Adreno 650 GPU that can deliver up to 10% better performance. Together with the fastest smartphone storage available (UFS3.1) and 12GB of RAM, you have the fastest Android phone ever built.
A 6000mAh Monster battery
ROG Phone 3 was designed from the get-go to be the same physical size as its predecessor – despite this, and the addition of the 5G modem and 5G-antennas, it still sports the biggest battery of any flagship phone – a whopping 6000mAh for all-day stamina.
GameFX – Audio that engages
The speakers have been upgraded. They now have 7 magnets for more power and less distortion. One of the speakers are slightly larger with an extra-long throw in order to play even deeper bass notes. However, the real boost in sound quality comes from our new partnership with Swedish company Dirac, which is one of, if not the best when it comes to digital signal processing. Their hard work is mainly appreciated in sophisticated home cinemas and some well know luxury car brands. Together we have achieved a wider, clearer and deeper sound that is truly remarkable.
Latest “GameCool 3” Heat Dissipating System
The 3rd generation of the cutting-edge GameCool system, features a 6X larger heatsink, redesigned 3D vapor chamber and a larger graphite film. It does not only spread the heat over a bigger surface like most phone cooling solutions, but also moves it outside, resulting in lower and more stable temperatures during long gaming sessions.
AirTrigger 3 – Invisible ultrasonic buttons & Motion sensor trigger
The touch sensitive Ultrasonic bumper/shoulder buttons with haptic feedback, can do more than ever with the AirTrigger 3 technology. Now supporting both sliding, swiping and the possibility to divide each button in two partitions for tapping. Resulting in up to four shoulder triggers. AirTrigger 3 also features a single shake to control on-screen input, giving you a total of 5 additional actions that are comfortable to use.
AirTrigger 3 can be used even when not gaming. With a simple long- or short- “squeeze” in portrait mode you can activate customizable and useful actions. This review guide version for ROG Phone 3 is based on firmware – 17.0822.2005.7 Always check with your ASUS representative if any discrepancies are found between your review sample and this guide.
Cannot stop gaming even though the battery is running low? Just put the USB-C charging cable in the Side-Mounted Port and it will not get in your way while gaming in landscape mode. It also works with USB-C to HDMI, USB-C headphones or the AeroActive Cooler 3.
AeroActive Cooler 3
The compact AeroActive cooler 3 is a bundled accessory that does not only direct air to the GameCool 3 cooling system, it also has a kickstand, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Type-C port, so you can charge it while using standard 3.5mm headphones. The fan is both silent, efficient and does not require external power.
X-Mode & Armoury Crate
X-Mode and Armoury Crate are the cornerstones of the performance tuning & customisation in the ROG Phone series. X-Mode now allows you to set a wider variety of performance parameters, from CPU/GPU performance to touch sensitivity settings and display refresh rate.
Through Armoury Crate, users can customize all the performance, touch, display and network related settings, down to individual game level. Allowing users to customize their experience per game, in the way they like it.
- Dimensions :171 x 78 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 240 grams (8.47 ounces)
- RGB light panel (on the back)
- Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers)
- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Slot 1: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card
Slot 2: 5G/4G/3G/2G Nano SIM card
- 144Hz, 6.59 inches 2340 x 1080 AMOLED
- Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Android 10 with ROG UI
- CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- GPU : Adreno 650
- 256GB UFS 3.1 STORAGE, 8GB RAM
- Triple Camera Setup
64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, 125˚, 11mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.0, (macro)
- 24 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 0.9µm
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- face recognition
- proximity sensor
- Hall sensor
- ambient-light sensor
- ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 3 and grip press
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 dedicated amplifiers)
- Integrated WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)
- Dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5GHz WiFi
- Bluetooth® 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), supports Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Non-removable 6000mAh battery
Fast charging 30W
Quick Charge 3.0 and 4.0
Reverse charging 10W
IN THE BOX
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- Aero Case
- USB-C® to USB-C® cable (120 cm)
- USB-C® to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)
- USB power adapter (30.0W)
- Documentation (user guide, warranty card)