ASUS ROG Phone II system specifications
Another thing that sets this phone apart from the competition is the X Mode, a feature that was carried over from the previous model.
“X Mode increases the minimum CPU frequency and optimizes both memory and game data processing performance, allowing you to dedicate all system performance to your game. X Mode will also prevent the activities of RAM and battery consuming applications, based on a customizable application list,” explains ASUS .
As with the previous generation models, ASUS comes bundled with the ROG Phone II with a special cooling device. This closes at the back of the phone and provides active cooling, with direct airflow targeting the hottest part of the back cover of the phone. According to ASUS, this can lower surface temperatures by up to 3.5 ° C and improve performance. It is also intended to prevent sweaty palms.
“Dry skin means you can hold the ROG Phone II more securely while charging towards victory,” says ASUS.
Benchmarks for the ASUS ROG Phone II – the fastest Android phone we’ve ever tested
So this thing is a beast on paper. What is in practice? Well, we conducted some preliminary scales with X Mode enabled and collected some numbers. Let’s see …
ROG Phone II records another clean overview in AnTuTu, both in individual subgroups (CPU, GPU, memory and UX) and overall rating.
When we focus on graphics performance, the ROG Phone II shows us more of the same – it leads every other Android phone we’ve ever tested, though the slots under the iPhone XS Max.
* Note 9/12/19 – This article has been updated to reflect that here we are testing the ASUS ROG Phone II Elite for testing, with 512GB of storage, not the ROG Phone II Ultimate with 1TB of storage, though performance should not vary between models.
Friendly communicator. Music maven. Explorer. Pop culture trailblazer. Social media practitioner.