Asus ROG Phone 3 - Available now in NZ

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated August 31st, 2020
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If you're looking for the best entertainment featured phone available, you're looking for the Asus ROG Phone III.

For those that aren't embedded in the PC industry, ASUS is a winner of over 100 Red Dot design awards, the #1 rated motherboard maker for more years than I can remember, creators of everything from display technology to robots - and Asus ROG is their premium gaming brand - and they’ve made a new phone!

Being a new ROG product, the specs are, as you’d expect, top tier, and the ROG Phone III is a technical marvel in terms of cooling performance, custom software & aesthetic design.

I mention the cooling first as it’s really important when you start to play with something this slim and this fast - those who already own a flagship phone will know how hot they get if you pop on a game like Call of Duty for an hour or so... The team at Asus have gone above and beyond with the refined 3D vapour chamber and it is extremely effective at removing heat from the phone during full-speed operation.

This second-generation cooling system is only a part of what makes the ROG Phone II experience so good though, with it you can enjoy using the world’s fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and this, in turn, gives you the power to enjoy an ultrafast 144Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR10+ screen with its world-beating Delta-E < 1 colour accuracy and unrivalled touch latency. Displaying more frames per second isn’t much good if gamers can’t react quickly to the information they’re seeing, so the touch sensor matrix atop the screen samples input at 240Hz.

Picture of ROG Phone 3

At this point, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were reading about a laptop or PC, and in the world of phones this one sure is 'gaming' grade, just look at these raw specifications!


  • Weight: 240 grams
  • Display: 6.59" 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR
  • CPU: 3.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 650
  • RAM: 12 GB LPDDR5
  • WiFi: Integrated WiFi 6 AX (2x2 MIMO) + Bluetooth 5.1
  • RCamera: 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) video at 30 fps, 4K UHD 60 fps for main rear camera, Slow Motion video (4K at 120 fps; 1080p at 240 / 120 fps; 720p at 480 fps)

With upgraded features like AirTrigger 3, Asus has also kept everything we loved about the previous generation, like the unique side-charging port and dual front-facing speakers. The display is also TÜV Rheinland-certified, so it’s easier on the eyes. A monster 6000mAh battery combined with a smart software system ensures you’ll be able to enjoy having all this power for longer.

Of course, it's still a phone, and a really good one too, 5G ready to go with a 24 MP front camera, enhanced software features include a wind filter and acoustic focus functions to make your video quality the best.

ROG Phone 3 raises the bar even higher in the world of smartphones, it delivers the ultimate in overall performance and gives you a super-smooth entertainment experience, and with an Aura-powered RGB LED logo inlaid in the back glass that has a subtle silvery shine when its LEDs are off, this new phone looks utterly Asus… which is pretty awesome too.

Check out the latest in the Asus Store today!

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