Asus Rog Phone 2, the top smartphone that beats the iPhone

The Asus Rog Phone II is a gaming smartphone that mounts the Snapdragon 855 Plus with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory. Price from 899 euros

After debuting in Chinese soil, the Asus ROG Phone II, the top-of-the-line smartphone dedicated to gaming, arrives in Europe. In Italy the smartphone arrives in two versions: Elite Version with 512GB of internal memory and the Ultimate Version with 1TB of storage space. For the Rog Phone II, Asus did not mind half measures and installed the best hardware components on the market. Alongside the ultra-fast storage, we also find the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, the latest version of Qualcomm's top-of-the-line processor.

The Rog Phone II is a smartphone designed for gaming, but that adapts to any situation. It can be used as a work smartphone thanks to the excellent performance offered and the large 6.59-inch screen with FullHD+ resolution. The Taiwanese company has also thought about extreme gaming lovers and has made two accessories that can be installed directly to the USB port of the device: a Bluetooth gamepad and a second screen that comes with a 5000mAh battery. The Asus ROG Phone II is not a smartphone suitable for everyone: the launch price for the Elite Version model is 899 euros.

Asus ROG Phone II: technical specifications

The Rog Phone II is a power monster. Under the shell we find a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset with 12GB of RAM and 512GB-1TB of internal storage. Both versions of Asus' dedicated gaming smartphone feature a 6.59-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution of 2340×1080 pixels with a 19.5:9 ratio and fairly small display bezels. In addition, the new Asus smartphones come with HDR10 support, a fingerprint sensor placed under the screen and a 3.5mm audio jack. It doesn't have a notch or a hole on the screen, but a fairly classic design. The classic ROG logo on the rear shell backlit by RGB LEDs couldn't be missed.

The photo compartment consists of a dual rear camera and a selfie cam that does its job very well. Compared to the rest of the spec sheet, though, the ROG Phone II's photo compartment is a step below.

The ROG Phone II features a built-in 6,000mAh battery that supports 30W Hypercharge fast charging technology that can provide several hours of gaming. One of the strengths of the ROG Phone II lies in the USB Type-C port that allows you to connect a number of exclusive accessories designed specifically for gaming such as the ROG Kunai, a Bluetooth gamepad equipped with removable modules, or the TwinView Dock a convenient 120Hz add-on display and equipped with a 5.000 mAh.

Asus ROG Phone II: price and release date

The ROG Phone II will be available for the European market as early as the end of September starting at 899 euros for the Elite version with 512GB of data storage. For the 1TB version we will have to be a little more patient and wait until the end of the year: launch price 1,199 euros.