Asus ROG Phone stomps Razer Phone 2 in user poll

Asus ROG Phone stomps Razer Phone 2 in user poll
It's weird, but it surely is a thing — the “gamer phones” are taking over! It's getting out of hand — now there are two of them!

Of course, we are talking about the Razer Phone and the Asus ROG Phone. Who would've thought that these two companies will launch Android devices marketed towards the hard-gaming, RGB-addicted, headshot-making gamers out there? Given the fact that both companies have their gaming brand backing them up, the products themselves certainly have some allure to them.

But they are also vastly different. The Razer Phone 2 insisted on maintaining a boxy design with a 16:9 screen aspect ratio, while the ROG Phone launched with a sleek design, a bunch of gaming accessories to attach to it, and a modernistic 18:9 ratio. The Razer Phone 2 has an LCD panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is quite crazy, but the ROG Phone has an OLED screen with 90 Hz, which is certainly nothing to smirk at either.


They are just so different, yet targeted at the same crowd of consumers. So, we thought we'd ask — which one do you think is the better buy? Here are the poll results:

Razer Phone 2 or ROG Phone?

Razer Phone 2!
28.47%
The ROG Phone has this one!
71.53%

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ROG Phone
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Phone 2
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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10 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Forced air cooling and extra ports sells it in my mind. ROG ftw imo.

4. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Temp tests showed that the fans didn't do that much to get rid of heat.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah no offence man, Razer 2 is a beast itself. If not for the options on ROG it'd be a tougher choice by far. It's great to have a couple decent choices with known SOC over sketchy new players even if not a 7nm Player.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They say it cools your hands more than it cools the phone itself. Makes sense if your hands get a bit sweaty gaming on a warm phone.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Both are great phones but I feel the Razer phone 2 is the better choice.

3. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Ok *goes back to using my Razer Phone 2*

6. Sweetcheese

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Like I said in my earlier comment. The ROG phone takes the cake quite easily.

7. perry1234

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

ROG is more gamer centric IMHO, with the accessories, the 3.5mm jack , more base storage and a higher tier fast storage, forced cooling and overall a better display except for the refresh rate. But in gaming performance, Apple has a lead, as much as I hate to admit it ( I am pro competition, not Apple hater). Nothing comes to A12 at present and to reach A12X's performance on a mobile chip is *at least* 2 years away for all Android chip manufacturers. If you are really serious about gaming performance, I guess Apple is the better choice. Only thing I have not tried is their emulator support (but they technically cannot be counted as mobile games).

9. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Apple had poor emulator support, But yeah a12 is best out there.

10. perry1234

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yep. Apple has been knocking it out of the park with their chips. Apart from stellar real world performance, it also helps them to support their devices for longer. This time around though, I have a feeling that XS and XS Max will not be supported as long...and XR will be supported even less than XS/XS Max. But then again, this is way into the future. I would probably have forgotten all about this comment by then.

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