Hands-on review with Asus' ROG Phone 2, a 2019 update of the original gaming smartphone and one of the best gamer handsets I've tested. This beast boasts a 6000mAh battery, Snapdragon 855 Plus platform and tons of accessories for the ultimate PubG Mobile experience.
While the Razer Phone 2 and Black Shark 2 are solid handsets, the ROG Phone 2 is set to eclipse them as one of the greatest portable gaming machines. From the brilliant battery performance and speedy experience when playing the latest titles, to the feature-packed UI, this is the best handset for PubG, Asphalt etc in 2019. This hands-on review runs through all of the specs and tours Asus' Armory Crate app, packed with great gaming tools.
All of my favourite bits of the original ROG phone are back in action, and in most cases Asus has updated them to make them even better. For instance, the Air Triggers feature improved haptic feedback and that gorgeous screen packs 120Hz refresh and 240Hz touch response rate, ideal for gaming with the best new titles.
Stay tuned for a full unboxing when the handset is released in the UK and Europe in September - and you can check out my accessories review and comparison vs the Black Shark 2 right now.