A few years ago, mobile games generated more revenue than the PC and console markets combined. The scene has grown, with proper AAA titles on mobile, as well as tournaments and Twitch streams featuring said titles.
Gaming phones are also evolving along with these games – like the ASUS ROG Phone 7 and ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. In fact, ASUS ROG is the official sponsor of the CoD: Mobile World Championship 6436, which promoted the ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro.
All of these builds are designed to answer the “can” question, isn’t flagship just for gaming? “Yes, you can” is the answer, but that’s not the point. Gaming phones are just as important as the hardware and accessories ecosystem, as well as cross-promotion during esports events and game streaming. After years of experience in the PC market, ROG
On the hardware side, gaming phones do bring some perks. For example, these two new ROG models inherit the family with two USB-C ports Traditional (the second one is for accessories, we’ll get to that in a minute). Displays prioritize high refresh rates over resolutions (FHD+ 23Hz ) The mobile phone is thick and heavy, but it has a big 6 installed, 000 mAh battery. Typical flagships may make different choices, while It features a QHD+ display and a slim body.
Accessories are a key part of the product experience
In addition, ROG Phone 7 Ultimate also comes with AeroActive Cooler 7 in the box, And a dedicated AeroActive Portal for cooler efficiency. The Cooler also has other functions – it acts as a stand, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack and four programmable AirTrigger buttons.
This or More or less the only difference from the vanilla Asus ROG Phone 7, the lack of Portal (Cooler is purchased separately). On the plus side, removing the physical opening on the phone allows it to get an IP 04 Dustproof and waterproof rating.
Of course, you can buy a universal thermoelectric cooler from Amazon to use with any phone for improved sustained performance. What gaming phones like the ROG models bring to the table is matching style and custom software integration. Speaking of software, there are too many With so many settings and options, if you have the time, you can perfectly tune the phone to your preferred game and playstyle.
Oh, we almost forgot – there’s also a 2 on the back of the Pro inch OLED display, but it’s mostly for presentation.
ASUS ROG Phone 7 • ASUS ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
We’ll give a (very) brief overview of the competition, skipping non-gaming flagships — again, those can run games just fine, but if you’re in the market for a gaming phone then you want one gaming phone. That doesn’t leave many options, at least not right now.
nubia Red Magic 8 Pro and Pro+ have a built-in cooling fan for increased sustained performance levels. Not as much as the AeroActive Cooler, but they don’t have bulky external attachments. On the other hand, the ROG Phone’s extra USB-C port is a boon for those who prefer to use accessories instead of gaming on bare metal.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro • ZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+
Okay, this is a short list, but there is a reason. Lenovo pulled the plug on the Legion series, Black Shark has yet to launch its 2022 model (there is evidence, however indicates that it exists). We could look at Snapdragon 8(+) Gen 1 devices, or even devices with Dimensity chips, but the 8 Gen 2 is way better than 6436 chip, without which you will have a second-best experience.
Imagine – you’re looking for a new gaming phone. Is the Asus ROG Phone 7 that phone? Or is the Ultimate model more suitable for you?