On paper, the newly-announced Asus ROG Phones dedicated to gamers is the most powerful Android smartphone ever released. It is the only one to boast an overclocked version of the best Qualcomm’s chipset: the octa-core Snapdragon 845. This overclocked variant is able to reach a peak clock frequency of 2.96 GHz (the standard SD845 goes up to 2.8 GHz — about 6 percent less). The only better chipset by Qualcomm is the Snapdragon 850, but it has just been unveiled and it is dedicated to Windows PCs. Now, the flagship has just been tested on Geekbench, and it has obtained outstanding results. According to the known benchmarking platform, Asus ROG Phone is the best Android smartphone in terms of performance, and not only on paper.
The handset has scored 2547 points in single-core performance and 9534 points in multi-core, over-classing every other Android device out there, including Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and OnePlus 6. The overclocked Snapdragon 845 on the ASUS ROG Phone is paired with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal UFS storage. Its display has a size of 6 inches and it shows images at a Full HD+ resolution. It also has a 90 Hz refresh rate which will be very useful for gamers, even though it does not reach 120 Hz like the Razer Phone.
ASUS ROG Phone is the only handset to be equipped with 3 USB Type-C ports so that you can charge your phone while you are using accessories such as earphones or external gamepads. Given that we are talking about accessories, the Taiwanese company has also launched four gadgets for the ASUS ROG Phones which can enhance your gaming experience. They include the AeroActive Cooler, a clip-on cooling fan which can be controlled through a dedicated app. There is the Gamevice Gamepad with physical buttons, the TwinView Pedestal which adds a secondary 6-inch display such as Nintendo 3DS, and the Mobile Desktop Dock to turn the smartphone into a PC. You can read all about the ASUS ROG Gaming Phone from our launch coverage here!