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ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera performance is disappointing says DxOMark

ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera performance is disappointing says DxOMark

Following the footsteps of the Razer Phone, a few phone makers have started carving a niche gaming smartphone market that combined the usual high-end specs you'd see in premium flagships with a few gaming-centric touches. The ASUS ROG Phone, both the first and the current second-gen model, is arguably the most expensive of the group but while the ROG Phone 2 does have the makings of a topnotch gaming phone, it seems to have missed out on one of the most important aspects of modern phones today: the cameras.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 Android 10 Beta starts now

ASUS ROG Phone 2 Android 10 Beta starts now

The ROG Phone and its current successor the ROG Phone 2 arguably represent the spirit of PC gaming transferred to mobile with their looks, specs, and accessories. They are also arguably the most expensive of the current generation of gaming smartphones and may also be burdened by ASUS' track record when it comes to Android updates. ASUS seems to be turning over a new leaf when it started the beta program for the ZenFone 6 last week. And exactly as many hoped, the ROG Phone 2's turn has come.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 teardown reveals one critical flaw

ASUS ROG Phone 2 teardown reveals one critical flaw

Gaming smartphones are designed for a niche market but many of them actually offer the same high-end features of regular flagships at almost half the price. ASUS' second stab at that market is perhaps the one exception. Yes, it does have one of the best combination of specs this year but the $900 price tag might scare off some mobile gamers into the arms of its rivals. Perhaps more damning, however, is the revelation of the ROG Phone II's one weakness, making it not only an expensive investment but also a risky one.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 durability puts external strength to the test

ASUS ROG Phone 2 durability puts external strength to the test

If you ask people what the best smartphone is this year, they might easily give name a Samsung Galaxy or an Apple iPhone or maybe even a Huawei Mate. Ask them what the most powerful smartphone is, however, and they might stumble a bit. While those premium phones do offer some of the best specs in the market, one phone tries to outdo them all in that game. Quite appropriately, that's the ASUS ROG Phone 2 gaming smartphone and JerryRigEverything is testing whether its strength doesn't just come from within.

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ASUS ROG Phone 2 go on pre-order in the US

ASUS ROG Phone 2 go on pre-order in the US

Gaming smartphones still seem to be a thing, despite how many find the idea of a dedicated smartphone for gaming almost superfluous. At least for ASUS, Black Shark, Red Magic, and, for now, Razer, there is still some promise in that niche mobile market, which is why they keep on putting out new models every year, sometimes even twice a year. The latest to arrive is the ASUS ROG Phone 2 which is bringing an almost lethal combination of specs and feature with an equally lethal price tag.

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Two years later, ASUS’ ROG Swift PG35VQ 200Hz monitor is finally shipping

Two years later, ASUS’ ROG Swift PG35VQ 200Hz monitor is finally shipping

ASUS teased us all the way back in 2017 with its beastly Republic of Gamers Swift PG35VQ 200 Hz gaming display, and now after no short wait the 35-inch behemoth is finally shipping. Unveiled alongside a refreshed range of ROG monitors, even two years on the PG35VQ checks off plenty of the items on gamers' recent display wish-lists, though you'll pay handsomely for the screen.

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ASUS ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

ASUS ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

It’s that time of the year again when anyone and everyone in the tech world try to claim a piece of media attention in Las Vegas. And while it’s really a free for all in terms of consumer electronics, it is almost always an opportune time for computer makers to bring out their new wares. ASUS, of course, isn’t one to pass up that opportunity, and be it for serious work or for gaming, it has just the laptop for you.

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ASUS ROG Phone teardown reveals curious design

ASUS ROG Phone teardown reveals curious design

ASUS first and so far only gaming phone is truly a unique one even among the extremely few gaming smartphones in the market. From the accessories to the design, the ASUS ROG Phone definitely stands out from the outside. But is it all just smoke and mirrors are the differences even deeper? JerryRigEverything takes a dive inside the smartphone to see if everything checks out, especially the thermal management features.

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ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

As hoped and as expected, ASUS’ Republic of Gamers is bringing what is perhaps the most ambitious gaming smartphone to the US market. And it won’t be alone, of course, because the ASUS ROG Phone will also be coming with its entire range of accessories that make it more than just a gaming smartphone. And while interested mobile gamers don’t have to wait that long to get one, it also means they’ll have less time to save for what is, as expected, an expensive kit.

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ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

Some may see it as a quickly passing fad but Razer sees gaming smartphones as a potential cash cow. But that might just be because it remains uncontested in the US, where none of the other gaming phones are available. That may change this month if its potentially biggest threat arrives stateside. That seems to be the implication with ASUS’ invitation for an October event that has ROG Phone written all over it. Figuratively, of course.

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ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

One of the most interesting smartphones of the year is finally about to ship. And, no, we don't mean the iPhone Xs, though that's definitely interesting, too. At least in the niche market of gaming smartphones, the ASUS ROG Phone probably takes the cake in design, functionality, and ambition. After months of waiting, ASUS is finally ready to start selling the smartphone, at least in Taiwan and the details are as crazy as the phone itself. ASUS' review "kit" for media includes so many thing that the entire package have to be shipped in a suitcase.

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ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

Before the Galaxy Note 9 finally landed on the market, the smartphone stage was occupied by rather eccentric products like the Vivo NEX S, the OPPO Find X, and, of course, the ASUS ROG Phone gamers’ delight. Of the three, the gaming phone has yet to actually ship. But even before that happens, ASUS might already be doing its typical confusing dance. A certain ASUS Z01QD has popped up at TENAA with unmistakable ROG Phone traits but with slightly different specs and a hopefully different price tag.

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