Gaming phones are a quickly growing niche and for a good reason as we recently found out. The latest horse in that particular race is the second Republic of Gamers smartphone by Asus, called shortly ROG Phone II.
We already had our first hands-on experience with the phone, which got us really excited. It is arguably the best gaming smartphone on paper, packing the first 120Hz OLED display, a mamooth 6,000 mAh battery and an unrivaled set of accessories.
Much like its predecessor, the ROG Phone II comes with a whole case full of add-ons - Yes, there is an actual suitcase for the second year in a row. You can use the device as a hub and play PUBG and Fortnite on an actual computer, gaining a huge advantage over the competition.
There is a TwinView Dock, an AeroActive Cooler that bundles with AeroCase. The ROG Phone II is a real transformer.
While the add-ons cost a lot, the device itself is not that expensive, compared with other flagships sporting a 7 nm chipset, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. There is even a heavily customized (that is to say full of bloatware) Tencent variant in China for the impressively low price of CNY3,499, which is about $510.
Global markets will be able to receive the 12/128 GB phone at around €800-€900, once it leave sChina in mid-August. And when it arrives, here’s where our question stands - Would you consider buying it?
It is useless for gaming cause any phone with 855 will do same job, but hood as a flagship phone without good camera
I was blown away the first time I try 120hz monitor. Now we have a phone capable of doing that?! But can the phone even run AAA games in 120hz? I have SD845 6gb phone that still cant run well HDR+Ultra PUGB, SD855 is like a minor upgrade to 845.