Gadgets

What's in the black suitcase?

Usually the answer to this question are looking for smart guys fora round table in the program on one federal channel (although in that case they have a box), but today we decided to ask it to you. Let's just say: this is not a nuclear briefcase; and no, our editor in chief was not going on vacation. Frankly, the contents of this case even surprised us, and we have seen many different gadgets and wonders for 10 years.

In the suitcase - a smartphone. No, it does not have a screen with a diagonal of 24 inches, it's just not a regular smartphone, but a gaming one. And, accordingly, brought him to us with everything owed - accessories, which will be delighted by any gamer. Without a smartphone, all this does not make sense, so first look at the main character.

Smartphone ROG Phone was introduced in Octoberlast year. This is an amazing smartphone, and there are simply no analogues on the market at the moment. Let's start with the technical specifications of the device, and then proceed to the most interesting - a complete set. The smartphone is equipped with a 6-inch AMOLED-display with FHD + resolution, 12-megapixel camera, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash memory, a 4000 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 845 processor. 90 Hz.

The smartphone itself and the additional gadgets are beautifully packaged in a small suitcase, which is also coolly styled.

Cooler

Included you can find a plug-in cooler, which actively cools the device surface.

Corporate Case ROG Phone

The case is made in the general style of the ROG Phone and protects the smartphone from any falls.

TwinView Dock

By connecting a smartphone to TwinView, you can getconsole with two displays (additional display 6-inch FHD +), four front speakers, two additional control buttons, an additional dual vibration motor and a 6000 mAh battery, and an advanced cooling system.

Mobile Desktop Dock

With this docking station you can connectsmartphone to the Internet via Ethernet-cable, there are connectors for peripherals: microphone input, 3.5 mm audio, HDMI, Display Port, 4 USB 3.1 Type-A connectors and Type-C port for charging. 4K UHD monitors are supported, you can connect a mouse, keyboard, and even a 5.1 surround sound system. Impressive?

WiGig Display Dock

The docking station allows you to play on your smartphone inliving room by connecting it via Wi-Fi to your TV. WiGig Display Dock has an HDMI connector to connect the station to the TV, and Wi-Fi 802.11ad (60 Hz) is used for data transfer. There is an additional USB 3.0 Type-A connector.

Gamevice

This is a game controller that simplifies gameplay. With the help of an additional menu in any game, you can subtly assign keys to any action.

Additional features

Airtriggers

AirTriggers is an analog of HTC's Edge Sense. At the ends of the top and bottom are sensors that respond to pressing. Thus, by squeezing the device in your hands, you can start the previously specified action. In games on the field with sensors, you can assign a click to a specific button in the game.

Game center

Shows memory usage statistics here.and the processor, you can also activate the enhanced performance mode X-mode and set certain parameters for each game when you activate the mode X-mode. Also in Game Center, you can customize the backlight on the back of the device and connect the ROG-smartphones to each other to synchronize the backlight.

The most gaming of all gaming

Brand Republic of Gamers from ASUS does not needrepresentation - every self-respecting gamer has heard of him. The point is not just to release devices for games, but to create a whole ecosystem of computers, laptops, monitors and various components like motherboards and video cards. Now the smartphone has joined this ecosystem - quite a logical continuation, given the popularity of mobile devices.

ROG Phone looks very aggressive. The metal speaker grilles are painted in copper color, it is noticeably angular, but it also fits comfortably in your hand. The smartphone is made of glass and metal, the build quality is at a height - each button was clearly brought to mind before it turned out here. Such a device is clearly not called "neutral": however, it is not positioned as such.

When you activate the game mode (enoughpress on the side faces) the RGB-illumination of the logo turns on. Devices for gamers often boast such things, and the ROG smartphone is no exception. In the settings you can set the effect and color for the logo.

The power of this smartphone does not hold. Firstly, there is a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor overclocked to 2.96 GHz with Adreno 630 graphics. Does it sound sweet? And how do you 8 GB of RAM in addition? So, here it is all there. In AnTuTu this magnificence is gaining more than 300,000 points, so that all Samsung, Xiaomi and the like smoke nervously on the sidelines.

You probably want full specifications? Here they are!

  • Dimensions: 158.83 x 76.16 x 8.65 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo, ROG Gaming X mode UI
  • Processor: 2.96 GHz, eight-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Display: 6-inch, AMOLED, resolution 2160x1080 (18: 9) pixels, protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Dual main camera: 2x12 MP (Sony IMX363), F1.8, sensor size 1 / 2.55 ″, (24 mm + 12 mm lenses), 6-element optics, phase autofocus, four-axis optical image stabilization system, LED backlighting, support for 4K UHD video
  • Front camera: 8 MP, F2.0
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4X), 128 GB / 512 GB of internal memory (UFS2.1)
  • Interfaces: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), 802.11ad (60 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi direct, NFC, micro USB Type-C, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BDS, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, QC4.0 (10V / 3A)

Power button and "rocker" adjustmentvolume located on the right, at the bottom there is a USB Type-C connector for charging, which is slightly shifted to the left. Nearby there is a headphone jack. There is also an additional connector for accessories on the left side. In addition, the smartphone has a real water cooling! Additionally, an external cooler was placed in the box. We all know how sometimes mobile devices get warm, especially if they are loaded with “heavy” games. The charging controller is built into the power supply, so when charging, the gadget itself does not heat up. You can play!

The screen here is AMOLED with a resolution of 2160x1080,closed Corning Gorilla Glass. It is VERY cool and juicy, the colors are such that you really want to look. And how games look - in general a fairy tale. Consumption in games is not very big, you can easily play 5-6 hours on “max.” If you actively play and use the smartphone for other purposes, it will last from morning to evening. 4,000 mAh decide!

ROG Phone can be unlocked in two ways - both with the help of a fingerprint scanner on the back panel, and on the face. Of course, this is Face Unlock, but anyway the thing is useful.

Sound

It would be strange if in such a smartphone notthere were front speakers. Yes, they are here and located above and below the screen, they are big and sound great. They are equally good to listen to music or accompany the sound of video and games. So, in shooters, for example, you can even understand which side the enemy is running from.

Let's play?

Obviously, the smartphone is designed to“Pull” even the hardest games. It copes with Fortnite, UFC and PUBG MOBILE without any problems, although the case heats up significantly (it saves the cooler). Impressions of the game are incredible, as if you run all this on a gaming computer. The frame rate depends on the game: in less demanding games, the frame rate will be much higher, but the body will still be warm. Most of the top games are already preinstalled.

In the Game Center application you can monitorCPU utilization, graphics core and memory, CPU temperature. There are also additional settings like the speed of rotation of the cooler when it is connected to the smartphone. At the same time through the application, you can configure profiles for different games, where you can set the frequency of the processor overclocking, automatically activate the game mode for any games and turn off notifications.

Cameras

It is hardly important, but the cameras on this phonetoo. And they got it from ZenFone 5z, also from ASUS (we had a review not so long ago). These are the same two cameras in the main module: 12 MP (ƒ / 1.8), and the second - 8 MP (/ 2.2) and a wide viewing angle (120 degrees). There is support for recording video in 4K, stabilization and other nishtyaki.

Filmed on the main camera ASUS ROG (source)

Filmed on the main camera ASUS ROG (source)

On the front camera with a resolution of 8 MP, good shots are also obtained. In daylight - a fairy tale in general, but in conditions of insufficient lighting it works well.

Photographed on the front camera ASUS ROG (source)

What is our life - the game

ASUS managed to make a cool phone forgamers: this is a smartphone for those who appreciate games and loves gadgets, the other 70,000 rubles for it are unlikely to want to give. However, do not forget that this is a smartphone with top performance, so if you need to save the world, it will help. It has an excellent display, sound, there are unusual "chips" like AirTriggers and a glowing logo on the case, as well as fast charging. It’s hard to find the minuses here - it’s still a niche device, and there’s own requirements, and it’s not quite right to equate it with regular phones.

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