For gamers, the name ROG must not be unfamiliar. As one of the top high-end hardware equipment brands in China, ROG’s products are remarkable in terms of configuration, design and workmanship, winning the love of many consumers.
A year later, ROG once again launched an in-depth customization cooperation with Tencent and launched a new Tencent ROG Phone 6 series. Can ROG still bring experience surprises to gamers this time? Today, let me take you to experience it together.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro specs and features:
- Snapdragon 8+Gen1 Processor
- 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED Screen
- 165Hz Refresh Rate, 2448×1080 Resolution
- 6000mAh Battery + 65W Fast Charge
- Matrix Liquid Cooling System 6.0
- 50MP+13MP+5MP Rear Cameras
- $2000 – Check latest price on Amazon US, other Amazon countries, Amazon UK (ROG Phone 6), Amazon Germany (ROG Phone 6) or AliExpress (ROG Phone 6)
01/ Appearance Designed for Games
The ROG Phone 6 Pro not only continues ROG’s design that has always been full of futuristic technology, but also adds the ROG Vision colorful personality window on the back of the fuselage. Not only can different animation effects be displayed in various scenarios, but users can also customize these animation effects according to their own preferences.
The bottom of the fuselage is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Type-C interface, and the right side of the fuselage is the volume button and the power button. There is another Type-C interface on the left side of the fuselage, which is also the unique design of this ROG Phone 6 Pro.
I believe that many users who use mobile phones to play games have experienced that when we are playing games and charging, a charging cable is inserted at the bottom of the fuselage, which still affects our experience in games. Designing a charging port on the side of the fuselage will basically not affect the operating experience of the game due to the restraint of the wire. It is worth mentioning that this Type-C interface also supports the output of HDMI signals, which is convenient for users to put the game screen on the monitor for a better visual experience.
In terms of grip, the hyperboloid design on the back is still very good. The body of ROG Phone 6 Pro is made of glass and the weighs is 239g, which is not too heavy for a gaming phone.
The front of ROG Phone 6 Pro uses a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2448×1080 and no holes are used to ensure the integrity of the game screen. It supports an ultra-high refresh rate of 165Hz, a touch sampling rate of 720Hz, and the visual look and feel and control feel are smoother. The screen color Delta-E<1, 111% DCI-P3 color gamut, provides good color performance.
It is worth mentioning that this phone also uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to ensure that the screen is strong and wear-resistant. At the same time, ROG also added a coating to the screen to reduce friction from hand sweat. It can be said that the screen on the ROG Phone 6 Pro is not inferior to other flagship products on the market.
It uses dual speakers, which are opened in the forward direction and are integrated into the forehead and chin of the fuselage to avoid blocking the speakers when playing games. At the same time, the sound from the front is more likely to bring a sense of surround three-dimensional. In the audio wizard of the mobile phone settings, different scene sound effects are also provided. For example, after the game mode is turned on, the sound of footsteps and gunshots in the game will be strengthened, and it will be easier to listen to the sound.
Overall, as a gaming phone, the ROG Phone 6 Pro is still very pleasing in appearance. At the same time, ROG fully takes into account the pain points of users’ inconvenient charging during the game, and ensures a better game experience for users by adding a side Type-C interface.
02/ Snapdragon 8+ Brings Full Frame “Genshin Impact” Experience
After talking about the design, let’s talk about the most anticipated performance part of the ROG Phone 6 Pro. The ROG Phone 6 Pro is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+Gen 1. Compared with the previous generation of Snapdragon 8, the performance is improved by about 10%, and the power consumption is reduced by about 30%. Combined with ROG’s excellent tuning level, the performance of this Snapdragon 8+Gen1 is still worth looking forward to.
Let’s start with the ROG Phone 6 Pro benchmark:
The AnTuTu score of ROG Phone 6 Pro is 1,111,752 points, which is a big improvement compared to the 1 million or so points of the Snapdragon 8 series. And it is worth noting that in the process of running the score, the temperature only increased by 3.8 °C, and the improvement is quite obvious.
Now let’s enter the actual game testing session. For such a performance monster, we will not conduct ordinary game testing and go directly to the testing session of “Genshin Impact”.
In an air-conditioned room around 26°C, in balance mode (X performance mode is not turned on). Turn on the extremely high-quality 60 frame rate mode, the game screen is smooth, and the frame rate is more stable, which has been maintained at around 60FPS. The frame rate fluctuation is very small, and the average game frame rate is 59.43FPS, which is much better than the Snapdragon 8 cellphone.
Not only is the frame rate more stable, but the temperature of the phone is also much lower. Using a patch thermometer to measure the temperature on the back of the ROG Phone 6 Pro, the highest temperature is only 43.5°C, which is at least 5-6°C lower than the previous Snapdragon 8’s temperature of up to 50°C.
This is largely due to the optimization of power consumption by the Snapdragon 8+Gen1 and the matrix liquid cooling architecture 6.0 from ROG. According to the official introduction of ROG, ROG Phone 6 Pro has further increased the area of heat dissipation elements in the fuselage, the area of the vacuum chamber temperature equalizing plate is increased by 30%, and the total area of graphene is increased by 85%. At the same time, the ROG Phone 6 Pro continues to use a mid-mounted CPU design. And using ROG’s exclusive filling technology, 3300mg of cooling material is filled in the interposer between the motherboard and the RF board.
Overall, ROG’s tuning for the Snapdragon 8+ is excellent. In addition to bringing players a full-frame “Genshin Impact” experience, the control of the body temperature has also been optimized. And adding the highest 165 frame mode to popular FPS games will undoubtedly be highly sought after by FPS gamers.
03/ New Interactive Operation Changes the Way of the Game
The difference between gaming mobile phones and ordinary mobile phones lies not only in the adjustment of performance, but also in the adaptation and optimization of software. For ROG, the smart control center (used to adjust the performance mode of the mobile phone) and the game wizard (game assistant enhancement function) have always been the highlights of this series of products.
After opening the “Intelligent Control Center” APP, users can set different performance, display, touch, network and other parameters for different games according to their needs. For users who have difficulty choosing, they can also load game configurations shared by other great gods from social platforms such as forums.
The console of the smart control center is the setting center for the game performance and personalization functions of ROG Phone 6 Pro. Users can not only switch the performance mode at any time, but also customize the adjustment of the light and fan mode on the back of the fuselage. You can choose what you need on the “Console” page, and set and adjust the phone’s lighting, fan mode, ROG Vision personalized window and other functions.
As a very important game assistance enhancement in ROG Phone 6 Pro, the “Game Wizard” has a new design. The UI interface adopts the console style design of “space cockpit”, which gives players a full sense of technology and control.
It is worth mentioning that after calling out the game wizard by sliding in the upper left corner in the game, in addition to the conventional notification blocking switch, refresh rate and other settings. In the AirTrigger settings of the game wizard, there are also new functions such as ultrasonic shoulder keys, press to trigger dual control, press and lift to trigger separately, and somatosensory direction keys.
- Ultrasonic shoulder key: It will give feedback to the user’s pressing through the vibration motor, which also replaces the traditional physical shoulder key.
- Press to trigger dual control: By clicking the shoulder button, you can map the touch of two points on the screen at the same time.
- Press and lift to trigger separately: You can map the shoulder keys once by clicking and lifting your finger, which is convenient for users to perform consistent operations in the game.
- Somatosensory directional buttons: Adjust the field of view by tapping the ultrasonic shoulder button and tilting the phone to replace the traditional three-finger operation.
These new functions bring users a new way of interaction, which can help users complete more complex operations in a simpler way in the game. Even if you are new to the game, I believe that after you are familiar with these operations, you can quickly become a game master.
04/ 6000mAh Large Battery,Fast Charge in 39mins
ROG Phone 6 Pro uses 6000mAh dual-cell battery + 65W HyperCharge fast charge. Inside the ROG Phone 6 Pro, ROG has carried out a new design of heat dissipation and battery structure. The battery uses the same MMT battery technology as the previous generation, which improves the energy density of the battery within a limited volume and relatively improves the charging efficiency.
According to our fast charging test, ROG Phone 6 Pro starts fast charging from 1% and can fully charge the phone in about 39 minutes. Although it is not as good as some 100W fast charging mobile phones currently on the market, considering the battery capacity and practicality of ROG Phone 6 Pro 6000mAh, this result is quite satisfactory.
It is worth mentioning that the ROG Phone 6 Pro has built-in battery optimization and battery maintenance functions like previous generations. Not only can you customize the battery upper limit for charging, but you can also customize the charging speed. For example, we can charge regularly before going to bed to avoid long-term trickle charging of the mobile phone from affecting the battery health.
05/ Flagship Sensor Brings High-quality Photography Experience
For a long time, photography performance has been a shortcoming of gaming mobile phones. Although the strength of photography is not a key element for gamers to choose a mobile phone, in our daily life, an excellent mobile photography experience is still very important.
Unexpectedly, ROG Phone 6 Pro, as a gaming phone, has also begun to pay attention to the performance of photography. The rear main camera uses a 50MP IMX766 flagship sensor, which was used in photography flagship phones in the past, with a 1/1.56″ super-large sensor. The other two rear cameras are a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. The front camera is a 12MP selfie lens.
It can be seen that ROG’s adjustment of this Sony IMX766 is still good, both in terms of color reproduction and picture details. This should also count as another surprise that ROG Phone 6 Pro brings to users outside the gaming experience.
ROG Phone 6 Pro abandons the Snapdragon 8 processor and chooses to take the lead in the Snapdragon 8+Gen 1 processor, which is undoubtedly a very correct choice. Although the processor seems to be a small performance upgrade, thanks to the better TSMC 4nm process technology, the experience improvement is huge. With the heat dissipation optimization of ROG Phone 6 Pro itself, it not only brings stable frame games, but also lower body temperature.
The ROG Phone 6 Pro, which draws on the design elements of spaceships, is equipped with a personalized window, showing the cool feeling that a gaming phone should have. At the same time, the added shoulder buttons and the multi-finger operation with Cooler Fan 6 can meet the multi-finger operation needs of some advanced gamers.
The mobile phone is equipped with a 6000mAh large-capacity battery, coupled with a 65W fast charge, which can quickly fully charge the mobile phone within 1 hour, relieving battery life anxiety. Moreover, the IMX766 flagship sensor on the rear provides a certain optical hardware foundation, which fills the shortcomings of poor shooting of game phones and meets the needs of daily shooting.