First Impressions of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: Going Above and Beyond

First Impressions of the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro: Going Above and Beyond ...

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is a new gaming smartphone that features a single back panel, as well as a RAM and storage configurations, while the other differences are the same.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro will be available in a single configuration in India, with 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, priced at Rs. 89,999. The previous ROG Phone 5s Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate,Review) had the same configuration, but it still amazes me to see a smartphone with more RAM than most gaming laptops.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is the first phone to be launched in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which is not only expected to be more powerful than the 8 Gen 1, but also, claims to be more power efficient, which is what you want in a gaming smartphone. Along with the optional new Aero Active Cooler 6, the new model should allow you to play longer periods without having to deal with overheating or performance throttling.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back panel.

The ROG Phone 6 Pro is still a massive piece of glass and metal with similar dimensions to the ROG Phone 5s Pro. It is also IPX4 certified for splash resistance against liquids, the first weve seen on a premium gaming phone.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro's massive display has nearly the same specs as its predecessor, but with a few minor improvements, such as a maximum touch sampling rate of up to 720Hz in some games and a higher 165Hz refresh rate. Its still a massive 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and a peak brightness of 800 nits.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is large and elegant, begging to be used with two hands.

The ROG Vision OLED display on the ROG Phone 6 Pro's back can be used to display preloaded animations for various occasions such as an incoming call, charging, etc. The phone's back is also peppered with plenty of gaming motifs such as inscriptions and graphics. It's done tastefully and honestly when compared to the early ROG phones.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has two Super Linear Speakers on either end of the body, which give you a lot of bass.

The Armory Crate app offers a ton of information about the phone, as well as plenty of customization options.

The Asus Armory Crate app allows for a slew of customization for individual games. It can also monitor the CPU and GPU temperatures, dim the lighting, and change the functionality of the phones AirTriggers or ultrasonic buttons along the right side of the screen. The latter comes with new functionality in the form of a Press and lift gesture, which allows you to perform two actions within a game with a single gesture.

The game Genie, the phone's in-game dashboard, has been revamped and can now be summoned with a swipe-down gesture. This menu allows you to alter various options, including changing the refresh rate, blocking notifications, engaging X-Mode, and more.

The Aero Active Cooler 6 (left) has a thermoelectric cooling system for superior performance.

The Aero Active Cooler 6 is now available as a separate component, with a thermoelectric cooling component based on a Peltier chip. With the Armory Crate app, you may select whether or not to have the phone plugged in. The new cooler also has four additional buttons (two from the previous model) that can be mapped in certain games.

The cameras in the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro have been upgraded. On the back, you get a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera without OIS, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. In addition, the ROG Phone 6 Pro supports other premium features such as 8K video recording.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro has an upgraded camera set.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro packs a massive 6,000mAh battery with up to 65W fast charging. Asus does have its own 30W charger but this isn't included in the package. It says that any USB PD 3.0 charger with PPS (Programmable Power Supply) should be able to fast charge the ROG Phone 6 Pro at its full potential.

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro is a beast of a smartphone that builds on the ROG Phone 5s series, which Asus claims will remain available in India so that buyers may purchase a more affordable option. However, is the new ROG Phone 6 Pro worth the upgrade over the previous generation? Check out Gadgets 360 for more information.

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