phone? Three boxes need to be checked — top-tier, superpowered hardware; sleek, aggressive design; a big and beautiful display. But you know what? Add "nice camera" and "good battery" to the mix and you get the general wishlist for a good flagship smartphone in general, not just a gaming handset.So, what's a gamer
In other words, the line between a "flagship smartphone" and a "gaming smartphone" is super, super thin. In fact, the only reasons you may want to look away from the ROG Phone 2 is the flashy design or the price, which will definitely have some "gamer tax" added on to it. But hey — with the way 2019 flagship prices are going, it probably won't look too weird if it asks for a premium.
So, having said that — would you or would you not consider a "gaming smartphone"?
Gamer phone - yay or nay?
Yeeeeeeeeah! (also, I am a gamer)
If the camera and battery hold up, sure
Bleh, not a fan of the over the top aesthetic
No, other reason
Posts: 128; Member since: Jul 08, 2019
Never really thought about it, but the RoG2 is compelling. The hardware seriously puts flagships from Huawei, Apple, Samsung, and Google to shame. Yes, the others may be better in one or two areas, but looking at spec for spec, Asus has a winner here.
posted on Jul 23, 2019, 9:28 AM 8
Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013
What’s the point of investing in mobile gaming. Most of that stuff is just gacha garbage and Russian roulette gambling that will cost you in the thousands of dollars to be competitive and enjoy the full extent of the gameplay mechanics. You’re better off playing real dedicated console games. Those games that aren’t like the ones I mentioned are usually indie low quality titles.
posted on Jul 23, 2019, 10:26 AM 1
Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
All you have to do is invest in the non-gacha garbage and Russian roulette gambling games. There's plenty of quality games out there! With the advent of Stadia too, it's important to have a phone that can handle the games that you will be playing if you plan on taking it mobile. a gaming phone may be niche, but so are gaming laptops and there is a case to be made for those too
posted on Jul 23, 2019, 12:43 PM 3
Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015
Everything needs to be defined in our life, no crossovers. So, gaming phones not for me. The only kind of crossover I'll accept is the phone KIND OF replacing the laptop, so that I can find some info on the go, instead of reaching a cosy place and flipping porn the laptop screen. Apart from that, everything needs to be defined. No crossovers. Sorry, ain't that kind of a cool dude....never wanna be.
posted on Jul 23, 2019, 1:01 PM 0
Posts: 159; Member since: May 21, 2019
Only if it's made by Samsung or Sony. I'm not interested in replica brands. But I wouldn't use it for that. Bash scripting is my favorite game :)
posted on Jul 24, 2019, 1:47 AM 0
Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 29, 2014
ASUS and their ROG division is a replica brand?? ROG is a brand since 2006 and making only gaming devices...Learn something before posting stupid things!
posted on Jul 24, 2019, 2:06 AM 0
Posts: 159; Member since: May 21, 2019
95% of the people never heard of Asus. If they did, it's because of their PCs, but certainly not for the phones they make. We know about them because we like mobile phones, but regular people have no clue what ROG or even Asus is.
posted on Jul 25, 2019, 3:01 AM 0
Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 16, 2015
If webhad games that could even use the power it would be great, but what is so different abiut a so called gaming phone as opposed to a flagship, huawei, Samsung,Oppo, or any device, almost every game is more like an app as opposed to a real immersive game heck give me psvita stlye gameplay and graphics and sure a gaming phone may be justified, but the rubbish on the playstore can be played on just about any midrange or above phone that supports it, so in my view, more ram, more storage, a heat pipe and a refresh rate increase dont justify it as a gaming phone, my samsung S10+ has all of that except the refresh rate
posted on Jul 24, 2019, 4:34 AM 0
Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
Mobile gaming is terrible. Every game is "play for 5 minutes, and then numerous pop ups about buying premium currency in the game for a 'deal' " Micro transactions have ruined mobile gaming to the point where I have basically stopped playing mobile games. I'd be fine paying a few dollars for a premium game. But I don't want to have to pay >$50 per event to "win" prizes.
posted on Jul 24, 2019, 8:08 AM 0
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