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ASUS ROG Phone 3 Review Rundown

ASUSPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great value for money
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is one of the best multimedia phones available. By squeezing the sides of the phone, you activate X Mode, which boosts phone performance and minimizes distractions when playing games.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ROG Phone 3 is one of the best multimedia phones available. Video is superb due to the phone's excellent screen and speakers. However, you won't have a use for the many game-centric features, and may miss a better camera. If you want a phone that's an all-rounder, the $900 OnePlus 8 Pro has good gaming credentials and masses of power.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No waterproofing

gsmarena[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The ROG Phone 3 is generally more accommodating and flexible when it comes to enabling high refresh rates on demand, regardless of what game or app you are using. Still, it has certain idiosyncrasies of its own that might require further work. For one, it outright refused to run the GFXBench and AnTuTu apps in anything other than its maximum 144Hz refresh rate mode.
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Pros[**]
  • High refresh rate
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent performance across the board
  • Excellent cooling solution
Cons[**]
  • X Mode throttling is an inevitability
  • No GFXBench or AnTuTu apps in 60Hz mode

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The ROG Phone 3 offers once again one of the largest capacity batteries on the market with a 6,000 mAh rating. There is no telephoto lens included, where the Sony IMX686 main sensor handles up to 2x zoom and up to 10x in digital zoom. The ultra-wide-angle is consistent with the main sensor in terms of colorimetry.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent battery life
  • Dual-screen display
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto lens
  • No optical stabilization
  • No microSD card slot

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Phone 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ and has 12 GB of LPDDR5 working memory in our test version. The Plus model has the stronger Prime core with up to 3.1 GHz (SD865: max. 2.84 GHz) This is particularly noticeable in the benchmarks due to a higher single-core performance, which is around 9% higher.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast SoC
  • Long battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • High price
  • Slow SoC

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Phone 3 offers a great web-browsing experience. It performs so well in browser benchmarks that it often takes the top spot in our comparison chart. The use of the fast UFS 3.1 memory pays off in spades, because the Asus smartphone outperforms the competition in the storage benchmarks. The key selling point is its gaming performance. Users can enjoy high refresh rates in over 200 titles (as of August 2020), and the number of supported games is constantly rising.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 120 Hz display
  • Fast UFS 3.1 memory
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ROG Phone 3 is made for gaming, so we subjected it to hours of testing with Asphalt 8: Airborne and PUBG: Mobile. The screen is so bright and clear that you feel like you could fall through it and into the game world. At $1,000, it's not cheap, but it's the rarefied world of gaming phones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-smooth, ultra-low-latency display
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No headphone jack

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Asus ROG Phone 3 runs demanding Android games beautifully. X Mode is a way to sort of supercharge the system specs at the cost of heat output and battery power. The phone supports 5G from most GSM-based networks in the United States, including AT&T and T-Mobile.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good camera
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • Very expensive

References

1. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 review: At the top of its game. digitaltrends. 2020-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 review. gsmarena. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-10-13.
3. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 review: the most powerful gaming smartphone. nextpit. 2020-07-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 Review - The smartphone with the extra performance. notebookcheck. 2020-12-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 Review. pcmag. 2020-12-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Asus ROG Phone 3 review. tomsguide. 2020-08-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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