ROG Phone 3 – The World’s FASTEST Smartphone!

– What's up guys, Saf here on SuperSaf TV. And we've got here the latest
of what has been my favorite gaming smartphone over
the past couple of years. This is of course, the ROG Phone 3. We're going to get this
unboxed, but we'll also do a bit of a comparison versus the ROG Phone 2, to see what's different. Let's get straight to it. Now, looking at this box, it's kind of in this prism shape, and look at that. You know it's a gaming device, right? It's not the easiest box to open. I'll tell you that. Okay. There we go. Now, this just kind of slides out, and we've got the phone in here. Now inside the box as well as the phone, we've got some ROG stickers. We've got this plastic case. We've got some rubber
coverings for the ports.

There's a braided USB
Type-C to USB Type-C cable, as well as a fast charger. This is a 30-watt fast charger. I think that's about the same
as what we had last year. We've got the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which is the accessory that we can put on to the ROG Phone 3. And we've also got a USB Type-C
to 3.5 millimeter converter. And that is because the ROG Phone 3 does not have a 3.5
millimeter jack this year. There is however, a 3.5 millimeter jack on the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which we'll get to in a second. And of course you get that converter too. So we'll get this out of the plastic. Here it is. So, you can see here that it's got that iconic ROG phone design, and looks very similar to the ROG Phone 2, which I have here. And you can see that as well
as the design being similar, the size is almost exactly the same. The ROG Phone 3 is just slightly thicker. And that is partly because it's got more of a camera bump because
of the new cameras. But I do quite like the cleaner
look of the ROG Phone 3.

There aren't as many lines as
we've got on the ROG Phone 2. And the aerodynamic cooling
section has also been updated with this more minimal design. There's of course the RGB ROG
logo, which you can customize. And it looks really, really cool. Now, taking a look at the front. We once again, have a very similar design to what we had last year. And this is around about
a 6.6 inch AMOLED display. However, there are lots of improvements. Firstly, it is a 144
hertz display compared to the 120 hertz of the ROG Phone 2.

You've also got an improved
touch sampling rates. So, we've got 270 hertz versus
240 hertz on the ROG Phone 2. And Asus have also said
that we've got as little as 18 milliseconds of touch latency. Which is the lowest on any smartphone in the world right now. Both have a Full HD+ resolution, but the ROG Phone 3 does
have support for HDR 10+. Whereas the ROG Phone 2
has support for HDR 10. And we've also got a slightly brighter display on the ROG Phone 3, up to 650 nits outdoors, versus 600 nits on the ROG Phone 2. Now, I've absolutely loved the
display on the ROG Phone 2. So smooth, one of the
first with 120 hertz. Now, the ROG Phone 3 is one
of the first with 144 hertz. How much of a difference does it make from 120 hertz to 144 hertz? Definitely a difference,
but not as noticeable as when you go from say 60 to 90 hertz, or from 90 to 100 hertz. The higher the refresh rate, the less noticeable it
is it, in my opinion. But nevertheless, with
that high refresh rate, the higher touch sampling rates, as well as that minimal latency, does make this one of the, if not the best gaming
smartphone display out there.

And we do have the top and bottom bezels. Which give you the front
firing stereo speakers. Now, these speakers are
slightly larger compared to what we had last year. And on the ROG Phone 3,
we have seven magnets for more power and less distortion, as well as game effects in partnership with Swedish company, Dirac. Now let's take a look around the device. So upfront there is that
front-facing camera. This is 24 megapixels. It's got a slightly
wider aperture compared to what we had last year. On the right-hand side, the buttons are on the same place.

So we've got the volume rocker
as well as the power button. And then we've got the air triggers. These are version three
of the air triggers. And this year, we've got twice as many gestures compared to last year. Now supporting both sliding and swiping. And you can also divide each button into two partitions for tapping. So air triggers are actually
really useful because you can map these two different
areas on different games. And you know, they're going to give you an additional advantage. At the bottom, is where
we've got that surprise. And there is no 3.5
millimeter headphone jack. So you've just got the USB Type-C input, but on the left-hand side, as well as the SIM card tray, you do have two USB Type-C
ports in the middle.

And this is something that I absolutely love about ROG phones. Just the consideration of having
these on the left-hand side means that, not only can you
attach different accessories, but you can also plug in the smartphone, use it in landscape mode, and the wire is not going to be coming in your way like it would
do on other smartphones. Really, really cool. It does come with a cover, which I usually take off and lose. Now, here you can attach
the Aero Active 3 Cooler, which we have here. Now this is not only
going to cool your device. You have another RGB
logo because the current logo is going to be covered. And then you've got a USB
Type-C port here at the bottom. So you can still have this plugged in, as well as of course,
a 3.5 millimeter jack. So yes, we don't have
a 3.5 millimeter jack on the device itself, but it is nice that we do have it on
the Aero Active Cooler. And the new thing about
the Aero Active Cooler this time is that we've
also got a kickstand.

So, if you're watching some
content and you just want somewhere to kind of place
this for your gaming, and you don't want to
be carrying the device, then this is definitely quite cool. Now, let's talk about performance. ROG phone's known for having the latest and best specs out there. And this is also the
case on the ROG Phone 3. I believe it is the first smartphone to have the Qualcomm
snapdragon 865+ chipset. The ROG Phone 2 has the 865+. It was also one of the
first to have that chipset. Now there is also the ROG
Phone 3 Strix Edition. This is going to be
priced a little bit lower, and that will have the
snapdragon 865 standard. And you can get up to 512 gigabytes of UFS3.1 storage up from 3.0 last year, as well as up to 16
gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM compared to up to 12 gigabytes of LPDDR4X RAM that we had last year.

We've also of course got support for 5G this year, and we've got the GameCool 3 heat dissipating system. This has a six times larger
heat sink compared to last year with a redesigned 3D vapor
chamber and in larger graphite. Now I still use the ROG Phone, and it has no problems
in terms of performance, really does keep up with all
of the newer games as well. The ROG Phone 3 just takes that further, and it's going to last
you that much longer. It also has newer software. So we've got Android 10 with the ROG UI. My ROG Phone 2 still has Android 9. I've not got the Android updates as yet. We've got X mode with armory crate. So, this gives you a wider
variety of performance parameters from CPU and GPU performance
to touch sensitivity settings and display refresh rate. Now let's talk about the cameras. So the cameras have been
improved compared to last year, and there's some really
interesting things here. The primary camera is now
a 64 megapixel sensor. It is the Sony IMX686 compared to the IMX 586 with 48
megapixels last year.

We've got a 13 megapixel
ultra-wide camera. And this year, we've also got an additional five megapixel macro camera, which is going to let you focus
in closer to your subjects. It's five megapixels. So, it's not the best
macro camera out there, but it's nice to have. What's very exciting for me however, is the fact that couples with the Qualcomm snapdragon 865+ chipset. That means you can get 8K at
30 frames per second here.

That is something that you really can't do on many other devices,
as far as I'm aware. This is probably one of the
only that has that capability. The Samsung Galaxy S20
Series does have 8K, but that is at a maximum
of 24 frames a second. But in addition to that, you've got 4K at up to
120 frames per second. And I believe that makes this
one of the only smartphones that can film at that frame
rate at that resolution. Which is very, very impressive. Now for the battery. We once again have 6,000,000,000 bowers, which is one of the largest batteries on any smartphone right now.

And my experience with the ROG
Phone 2 was very, very good. One of the best in terms of
battery life on any smartphone last year and with the
ROG Phone 3 as well, that battery life, amazing. Obviously the more you game, and the more heavy you game
with he high refresh rates, that's going to take up more battery. However, Asus have put in a few features in here to get you the most
out of your battery life.

There's some battery care features. So you've got a custom charging limit, and that will allow you to say, lower your limit to around 90% or 80%. There's also a slow charging option, which will limit charging
to around 10 watts, which will be better for the battery wear, we'll keep the temperature
down by around 34%. And, there's also scheduled charging with added sleep wall options such as end time by alarm. Now, finally, let's talk about the price. So, the pricing information
I have right now is that for this flagship version, which has 512 gigabytes of storage, 16 gigabytes of RAM with the 865+, you're going to be looking
at around 1,100 euros. If you do want to go for
the 12 gigabyte version, then that's going to
at around 1,000 euros. And if you do want to
go for the Strix Edition with the 865 8 gigabytes of RAM with 256 gigabytes of storage, then that's going to be around 800 euros. Now, once I've got more
pricing information available for UK, US, et cetera, I'll be sure to drop that
down in the description below.

What do you guys think of the ROG Phone 3? Is this the gaming phone of the year? For me, it is leaning towards that way. Definitely let me know
in the comments below, I hope you enjoyed this
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for lots more content like this coming up here on the channel. Thanks for watching this
is Saf on SuperSaf TV, I'll see you next time.

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Camera Showdown: Asus ROG Phone II vs Samsung Galaxy S10e Review/ Specifications | Phone&Photo

Are you looking for the best camera phone with good value? For any camera aficionados that wish to pair a high-quality camera with the capabilities of a smartphone, then the ASUS R O G Phone 2 and Samsung Galaxy S10e are quality candidates for value seekers who also expect a high-quality camera. The R O G Phone 2, Asus’s latest smartphone, has a large battery pack, it is specifically designed for gamers with an eye to graphics in mind.

Asus R O G Phone II consists of a dual-camera which is sporting a Sony IMX586 sensor. The 48 Mega-pixel, f/1.79 main camera is equivalent to a 26mm focal length. It also features a thirteen Mega-pixel camera for ultra-wide-angle shots, covering a 125 degrees field of view. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is specifically designed for professional photographers that are looking for high-quality capabilities combined with smartphone technology. In this guide, we'll compare each to see which is more worth the investment as a camera. The Samsung Galaxy S10e includes a primary 12 Mega-pixel camera lens with variable aperture f 1.5 to 2.4 in addition to a sixteen Mega-pixel ultra-wide-angle module. Which of these two comes out on top in the camera department? Read on as we compare phone to phone and find who takes the photography crown. Unlike the S10e, the R O G Phone II presents some issues with slight color fringing along the edge of the image. On the other hand, the S10e has more accurate color shading leading to an outdoor image that is more pleasing to look at.

You will be presently surprised to find out that the R O G Phone II does quite well when it comes to testing bokeh mode. While getting an accurate comparison of the two, the R O G Phone II renders better than the S10e and yields better target isolation. Both have quality blur effects with a strong blur gradient but, while the R O G Phone 2's bokeh quality is strong, the trigger leads to some white balance instabilities. However, both phones perform their bokeh nicely so we are talking about small differences here between the two cameras. As you can see in both images, the Samsung S10e displays richer and bolder capability than the R O G Phone 2. It seems as if the S10e has some kind of built-in ring light but the lighting produced by the S10e allows for the capturing of greater image detail.

If you are looking to create selfies for winning more likes on Instagram, then the S10e is a more suitable choice as it provides a more vibrant interior shot that adds to a more expressive quality in the eyes, lips, and nose. These are the typical pinpoint locations where a viewer's eye will wander towards. Taking a look at the croppings below, you can see that the R O G Phone 2 renders closer to reality whereas the Samsung Galaxy S10e provides the photographer with more details.

The R O G Phone II does, however, display accurate white balancing and has good color rendering. The S10e, on the other hand, is better at canceling luminance noise and generating greater pixel performance for greater detail preservation. This leads to a more defined image that is more clear than the R O G Phone II. The setting is taken in a wide-angle camera mode. You will note that the S10e takes wider images that the R O G Phone II. Additionally, it is easy to tell S10e captures wide-angle images with better distortion correction algorithm.

Samsung S10e portrays richer target details whereas it has a more limited dynamic range against bright lighting. On the other hand, R O G Phone II manages a good balance with the exposure and preserving the details of the bunny’s tail grass in the bright background. Pros of the R O G Phone 2. First. Good target image isolation when shooting with its bokeh mode. Second. Better backlighting, good balance between exposure and detail prevention. Third. Accurate color rendering at the night mode. Cons of the R O G Phone 2. First. It had a weaker distortion correction algorithm when using the wide-angle mode. Second. It lacks details in the low light photography Pros of Samsung Galaxy S10e. First. Accurate white balance and good color rendering in daytime photography. Second. Good distortion correction algorithm for its wide-angle mode And third. Ideal for beauty vloggers that want brighter and richer color texturing at those pinpoint locations. Cons of Samsung Galaxy S10e. First. You might get a loss of sharp detail in longer-range shots. Second. Its dynamic range is limited when shooting against bright light. See more camera samples at Phone & Photo Flickr.
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Despite a smartphone marketplace that has become extremely competitive in the camera-quality space, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is still a smart choice for users looking for a good value smartphone camera. The Asus R O G Phone II, while being a top-notch gaming smartphone, just doesn't have the bandwidth to generate as detailed images. If you are looking for a smartphone camera that can create wildly high-quality images, hen the recommendation is to go with the Samsung Galaxy S10e..

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The Best Gaming Phone Is…

– Hey, guys, this is Austin. Between the ROG Phone
and the Razer Phone 2, 2018 is shaping up to be an awesome year for gaming smartphones. So with both of them on
the desk at the same time, why, I think a good old-fashioned
comparison is in order. First up we have the Razer Phone 2. Now, a couple weeks ago, we were able to get our hands on this, but it was a very brief hands-on, whereas this, this is going to be a little bit more of an in-depth feature comparison
review gaming benchmark. Are there other words
I can put in the title? Do you see how shiny this glass is? It'll never be this shiny again the second I put my
dirty fingerprints on it. Not only do we have a fast
charger included in the box, something that a certain
fruit-themed company might want to take note on, but we also have a series
of cables and dongles. But what's actually kind of interesting about the Razer Phone is that we have a USB-C headphone adapter. Now this might not sound impressive. In fact, it's included on most phones that don't have a headphone jack, which is basically
everything at this point.

But this actually does
support full hi-fi audio and supposedly has a
pretty good DAC inside. Next up we have the ROG Phone, and I actually don't
know to open this box. (Velcro crackling) Oh, wow, okay, that's,
all right, that's a box. All right. (chuckling) First up, we have the phone itself. So the ROG Phone's kind of unique in that not only does it have a USB-C and a headphone jack on the bottom, but it has two more USB-Cs on the side which are meant for accessories. So the last time I tried the ROG Phone, it was still a fairly early prototype, and I've gotta say, immediately,
this feels really nice.

We do have that, actually, is that aluminum? That's gotta be aluminum. It's incredibly heavy, though, wow. It really feels nice, and it's got such a heft in the hand, and unlike the Razer Phone, which is basically a
giant squared-off brick, this is much more rounded and a little bit more of
a hand-friendly shape. Something unique about the ROG Phone is that unlike basically every
other gaming phone out there, there's a wide range of accessories that are either included in
the box such as this fan, or other things that'll
be available for purchase.

You know what I feel like right now? I feel like ROG is trying to make the ultimate ROG Phone, right? Like, when we do Building the Ultimate, we try to find the ridiculous
and crazy accessories, but they're just selling
all of the accessories. You could literally
get everything you need to build the ultimate ROG
Phone straight from the store. Not only does it have the RGB, but it also has a fan,
USB-C, headphone jack, all that stuff, which is
rearranged to the bottom. This is cool. I really appreciate that
they put this in the box. I don't want to get too
into the dock right now, but the idea is that when
you're using the phone in landscape mode, your hand
is naturally covering up not only the headphone
jack but also the USB-C, so in addition to be able to
get a little bit of cooling, you also have those ports
on the bottom of the phone so you can easily plug it
in, plug your headphones in, and you won't get in
the way of your hands. (box thumping) Wait, what'd you, what are you doing? A Black Shark? Wait, are you trying to add another phone to the comparison in
the middle of the video? "You're Gamer, Let's Shark!" Oh boy, this looks exciting.

What's the deal with this? Oh. Oh, this is not the
original Black Shark at all. Okay, this is an unprecedented move in that there's a brand-new
unreleased smartphone on my desk and I literally
don't know anything about it, except that it looks kind of cool! That's something to know about it, right? So it's got a kind of combination
of aluminum on the sides but it still does have
that glass back panel, and I'm assuming that looks
kind of like an RGB logo? Oh, wow, that's quite the gamer skin, and, oh yeah, we do have
a RGB logo on the back. I like how we have this great comparison: look, it's the ROG Phone
versus the Razer Phone. It all makes sense. And now, I'm like, wait a minute, there's this totally new phone
that I have no idea about. I have to figure it out on the fly.

This is cool, though. I guess they've definitely
upped the RGB game. I mean, that's a look right there. So it looks like you
can individually change not only the logo color, but also the little Shark
Mode thing on the side. "By pressing the Shark button, "your phone will become a game console." What, a game console? In a smartphone? That's crazy! So after spending some
time with the Black Shark, a few things come to mind. First of all and probably the
most important for the video is that this is not a final phone and it's certainly not final software. There's definitely some tweaks that are going to need to go
on before this is released. And also, a lot of the
benchmarks and stuff don't even work yet, so
we're gonna take some of this with a grain of salt. There's also the controller, which actually doesn't
attach to the phone.

It attaches to the case
that comes with the phone, so it's maybe not the most
elegant way of doing it, but it's sort of like you
would expect with a Joy-Con. The only problem is that the controller only works wirelessly, so even though you can slide
it on, something like this, it actually doesn't attach with any kind of wires or whatever, so you still need to separately charge not only the controller
but the phone itself. The big problem is that this
is a Chinese market phone, which means that here
in the United States, well, it doesn't have
the Google Play store, or any kind of Google apps at all. Now there will be a global
version of this phone, and hopefully that will include, you know, the fundamental apps that you
would expect like YouTube, but for now, it's kind of
hard to get apps on this, unless of course you wanna play a little bit of Fortnite by chance.

All three phones have the very familiar Snapdragon 845 inside. So the ROG is slightly clocked higher, but the main difference between the three is that the Black Shark has an optional 10 gigabyte of RAM option, whereas the others only top out at a measly eight gigs of memory. Coincidentally, they all
have the exact same size 4,000-milliamp hour battery, which is a good thing for gaming, but from here, the
differences start to stand out just a little bit more. The first big difference is with displays. The Black Shark has a
perfectly respectable six-inch 2160x1080p panel. It's good but nothing spectacular, especially when you compare it to both the ROG Phone as
well as the Razer Phone. Move over to the ROG Phone, and while it does have that same size as well as resolution of the Black Shark, it is an OLED panel
running at a full 90 Hertz.

Now as far as I know,
this is the first time that any phone has hit 90
Hertz with an OLED panel. The Razer Phone has a slightly
smaller 5.7-inch display, but it is a much higher
resolution at 2560×1440, and importantly, it runs at a whopping 120 hurt refresh rate. Hertz, not hurt. It doesn't hurt to refresh,
it Hertz to refresh.

The only real downside is that
this is a very wide phone, specifically when you put it side by side with the Black Shark and the ROG. It's just not quite as
comfortable to hold, but that screen is really
well-optimized for video. Let's talk about these
screens for a second. The ROG Phone has a very
accurate OLED panel, and even though it's not the most well-calibrated thing in the world, it looks nice to the eye. The Razer Phone thankfully
is much, much brighter than the original version
of the Razer Phone. Again, it's not quite 100% there, but it is a lot better than
the previous generation.

And the Black Shark looks nice, but again, it's not quite final, so it's hard to run
any kind of real tests. It looks goods, but I really
feel like the winner here is the ROG just purely based on the looks. Where these phones really shine is with the higher refresh rate, so it's really hard to show on video, but even the 90 Hertz of the ROG Phone really does make a big
difference in small things like scrolling through a
webpage or moving between menus.

It really does seem a lot more fluid, and that definitely does
apply to the Razer Phone. Now, to my eye, I
actually can't really see a major difference between
90 Hertz and 120 Hertz. Theoretically, this is
a little bit smoother, and I will say it looks
maybe a little bit sharper when you're moving between things, but realistically, both these phones are a big step up over the Black Shark, or, well, every other 60
Hertz phone out there, which is basically all of them.

All three have dual front-firing speakers, but there's a clear winner as
far as which one sounds best. – 780-998-9551 Hey, guys, this is Austin. The Microsoft Surface line
has been growing a lot lately, with everything from a desktop all-in-one with the Surface Studio all the way down to the
cheap and tiny Surface Go, there's a lot to like. – I guess the ROG Phone
wins by default here. That's not what I was expecting. So the problem with the Razer Phone is at least with my specific unit, even though it is very
loud and very clear, there's definitely a
little bit of distortion on the very high volume. Something the ROG Phone
definitely does right are the extra features and accessories that come along with it. One of the main ones
is the squeeze feature. This is somewhat to what
you'll find on the Pixel where if I squeeze it, what
happens is it turns into ROG Gaming X Mode. The thing with X Mode is you
actually can customize it to do whatever you want, but I just like going X Mode, not X Mode.

X Mode! It's just kind of fun to do. But it's not only just for show, so if you flip the ROG Phone over, on the top are the AirTriggers. This essentially adds physical controls to the top of the phone, giving it a little bit more
of a controller kind of feel. The way it works is that each of them can be mapped to a specific
button on the screen. The way it works is that
inside the X Mode software, you can adjust the actual
touchpoint of where you want it, so for example, my right trigger is the actual trigger in the game, and my left is to go on to the sights.

You can do it however you
want, but the thing is, this is a really, really nice addition to give you a little bit
more of a physical control on a phone without having to carry around, like, you know, a
controller, or accessories. One downside to the ROG Phone is that this is one of the hottest devices that I've ever tested. Now it doesn't get uncomfortably warm, but after a few minutes of gaming, it does get a little bit toasty, which is where the included fan comes in. So what you do is snap
this on to the USB-C ports on the bottom of the phone. As soon as you clamp it on, not only will the RGB logo light up, but it will start a pretty easy little fan which will cool the back of the phone. Now in testing this doesn't make a massive difference to performance. What it does do is cool
off the back of the phone to make it a lot nicer
for when you're, you know, doing extended Fortnite gaming sessions and not sweating your fingers up.

Can you sweat your fingers up? Is that, I can't say
that, can I, that's weird. So what's the best gaming phone of 2018? Well, I really like a lot
of what Razer has done with the Razer Phone 2. I gotta give it to the ROG Phone. Not only does it have great
performance, it looks nice. It's got a lot of really cool features, but really, what kind of sells this to me over everything else is this
is the first gaming phone that's not only good at gaming, but it's also good at being a phone, and that, that kind of means a lot.

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Rog Phone 2 Android 10 Official Indian Version Update | Official Android Q Update is Live Now

hello friends and welcome to Gamorox Gaming and friends today I have good news for all the Rog Phone owners for all The Rog Phone fans and for all those peoples who want to purchase this phone Asus Rog Phone 2 Official Android 10 version is finally launched and friends it is nat any Beta update its full official update from Asus Asus ROG PHONE 2 Android 10 Update which was one of the most awaited updates And finally, its launched in India to Update your Phone Go to Settings -> Then System -> System Update now you can update your phone from here as you can see download file size is almost 1GB but before you proceed the update process keep few things in mind it is a big update so it will take some time to install completely therefore make sure your phone has at least 80% charge before the update or otherwise, if your phone battery gets discharged during the update process then you will have nothing but a bricked phone the update may take some time to complete so be careful and finally, I want to say Asus ROG PHONE 2 Offical Android Q update is available now go and update your phone thanks for watching If you liked the video please hit the like button Subscribe my channel Gamorox Gaming see you later till then take care and by

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Razer Phone 2 Teardown – The Vapor Chamber is Incredibly Cool

The Razer Phone 2 is one of the coolest phones
I've taken apart in a very long time. Wait till you see this vapor chamber – it's
incredibly impressive. The clear version I made was cosmetically
disappointing, but the guts of this phone more than make up for it. It's time to review the Razer Phone 2 from
the inside. Let's get started. [Intro] One good thing about having the clear version,
is now you can actually watch how deep my knife penetrates every time I remove back
glass covers from phones. All I ever use is the tip. Any deeper, and fragile stuff might get damaged…like
the battery or the power ribbons. The Razer Phone 2 has 10 screws holding the
top plastic plate over the motherboard. The screws are different, so I'm keeping them
organized as I set them off to the side. Then the plastic lifts up just enough for
me to unsnap the back LED panel Lego-style ribbon connector. And the whole thing can be removed from the
phone. The RGB pad is pretty interesting, especially
since it only illuminates specifically around the snake logo when the phone is turned on.

Apple really dropped the ball by not making
their Apple logo glow on the back of the iPhones. I'll pull off the metal bracket over the battery
and charging port plugs and set that off to the side. And then I'll unclip the battery. The bottom half of the phone has another 10
screws, once again, all different sizes. And then amazingly, the whole battery and
wireless charging combo very easily unfolds out of the phone, exposing part of the massive
copper vapor chamber.

And Marquez will be happy to see a larger
and stronger vibrator this year. It's not taptic, but should still get the
job done. The battery is a 4000 milliamp hour monster,
and very much appreciated that it's not strapped in next to the fragile electronics with a
ridiculous amount of adhesive. Now let's finish unburying the ginormous copper
vapor chamber. There are 2 screws holding on the motherboard. I'll unsnap the charging port ribbon with
my plastic pry tool, along with the side button ribbon, like a little Lego. Then I'll unplug the 3 little wire cables
along the right side – there are a lot of those this year. The SIM and expandable memory card tray are
next. I'll pop that out of the phone and get the
little wire cable on the left side unplugged, as well as the front facing camera. Then the motherboard can lift up and out of
the phone body. Still attached is the screen ribbon cable
plugged into the underside of the motherboard. It's got it's own little silver bracket holding
the ribbon in place. I'll set that off to the side. The gob of thermal paste you see is right
over top of the processor on this phone.

The processor is the part that generates the
most heat. The paste helps transfer that heat to the
top left corner of the copper vapor chamber. The rear cameras are also plugged into the
motherboard. We have our normal 12 megapixel lens with
optical image stabilization. And an additional camera with 2x optical zoom
– the perfect combo. I'll let other reviewers handle the comparisons
and see whether the pictures are good or not.

But hardware wise, this is the ideal setup. The front facing camera has quite a lot of
adhesive holding it in place. It's an 8 megapixel little guy. And now for the top stereo speaker. The Razer Phone is known for it's iconically
large speaker grilles, but interestingly enough, the speakers inside aren't that much larger
than normal. Size-wise the speakers are a bit bigger than
the Pixel 3, but not by much. It does have it's own waterproof mesh over
top with a rubber ring to help keep a tight seal against the phone body. But the interesting thing is the tail end
of the speaker. When you mount a large speaker, like a subwoofer,
it's usually placed inside of a box so the speaker has room to move. A lot of cellphones have speakers in such
a tight box that there's no room for movement so they sound terrible. That's not the case with the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone's earpiece has it's own box
with a large air chamber off to the side that allows for speaker movement. It's pretty cool.

I'll just put this back where it came from. The two little square watertight microphone
mesh slots have green rubber on them. It probably wasn't intentional but it still
looks cool. The vapor chamber is still covered up by some
ribbons from down here on the charging port. There are 2 screws holding the board in place. And then an additional 2 screws on the USB-C
port portion. Then the whole thing pulls up and out of the
phone. It's got a little black rubber ring around
the lip of the port, which is good for water resistance, as well as minimizing stress on
the port itself when it gets plugged in.

The bottom speaker, still smaller than you
might think when compared to the outer grille size, also has it's own air compartment right
next to the speaker. And it has it's own water resistant mesh over
top. And finally we're here: the vaper chamber. Basically the whole area inside of the phone. This copper heat sink is pretty awesome. Having a copper plate this large inside of
a phone is already a huge boost to thermal performance over aluminum or steel. But, as I was removing the plate, you can
tell how thick it is.

Basically as the processor heats up the top
left corner of the vapor chamber, the vapor inside also heats up and carries the heat
away to the far side of chamber, where it cools down into liquid and then flows back
to repeat the process. It's kind of like a heat pipe on steroids. Basically a whole radiator for your phone. Pretty fascinating. And you know me, we aren't going to let this
pass by without exploring the inside.

Peeling back the copper, we actually see physical
liquid, not just gas. Little droplets covering the inside of the
copper envelope. I mean, copper along would probably have been
sufficient. But copper combined with liquid and channels
for airflow is seriously some next level stuff. It's like a waterbed inside of your cellphone. Razer is taking smartphone cooling to the
next level. If you like seeing stuff like this, make sure
you're subscribed. You can see that the half currently opened
up is already evaporated.

But this new flap has all the liquid droplets
still inside. Technology is impressive, and Razer definitely
gets a thumbs up for this one. I don't think I'll be able to reuse the chamber
now that it's been opened up. I don't want any sharp metal edges up against
the underside of my battery. The phone will still work without the copper,
it just won't be as efficient under heavy workloads. The chamber is seriously pretty cool. The 120 Hertz screen can be replaced if needed,
but it's glued into the metal body of the phone, so we'll leave it alone for now since
screens don't normally survive the removal process. I'll get the loud speaker tucked back into
place, and the charging port, along with all of it's screws and associated wire cables.

Before I can set the motherboard back down
though, it needs the screen ribbon cable plugged into the underside, screwed in and secured
with it's silver bracket. Then it's ready to be set down into the phone. I haven't turned on this phone in a while. Pretty sure it's dead from the LED flashing
on the back for a few days.

We'll find out in a second. I'll plug in the large charging port ribbon
cable, clips in like a little Lego, as well as the power button ribbon on the left side. Then the whole cool looking battery wireless
charging contraption can slide back onto the phone. Now that I've seen the insides, I'm way more
impressed with the Razer Phone 2. I'll plug in the LED RGBs, add the metal bracket
over the battery connector, and set down the protective plastics over the motherboard. We should be good to go. I'll plug it in while I get the new back glass
into place. Razer has outdone themselves this year with
the cooling system. And there's definitely a new standard in town
for gaming phones. It's a super solid build. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't already. Come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram,
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Asus ROG Phone vs ROG Phone 2: Better in every way

Asus ROG Phone vs ROG Phone 2: Better in every way

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hey everyone this is Dom from tech
advisor here at in for 2019 in Berlin and I'm here with the new asus ROG or
Rog phone to know we see this was announced a month ago so you already
know a bit about it but here at IFA Asus has just announced the pricing and
release info for Europe so that seemed to me like the perfect excuse to stack
it against the first rog phone and see how the two compare and whether you
should be looking at an upgrade if you're an existing rog phone user or if
you don't own either but you're tempted which wants you to go for let's take a
look at the two phones side by side you'll straightaway see that while at first glance they're pretty similar there's actually a big difference
the rog phone 2 which is on the right is a lot taller and a little bit thinner
not a lot but there's a tiny fractional thinness but it feels thinner because
that extra height that's basically because they've gone to a nineteen point
five by nine display ratio in line with most of our flagship rather than the
kind of stockier boxier thing you'll see on the the first rog phone that's not
the only change to the display it's also showed up from ninety Hertz in the first
rock phone up to 120 Hertz in the second one still AMOLED still one millisecond
response time and still HDR – it's now got hdr 10 bit support so like you're already
looking up this is basically one of the best panels you can get on any phone
right now the original rog phone had a great panel
already but 120hz with one millisecond response and HDR I mean this is the only
phone you can buy right now that has a panel like that and it's hard to show on
video but that extra response where it just means everything is super smooth
and fluid whether the jump from 90 to 120 really makes a massive difference I
don't know that's probably gonna be harder to tell where that jump up to 90
is certainly a big deal and that makes both phones very very tempting
rest of the design kind of similar we've got the the fan ad on on both right now
so that blocks a bit of the back of the phone you can see there there's a very
similar aesthetic to the two similar to your camera setup though the specs are
different fingerprint sensor you'll see is gone so it's there on the original
Rog phone not on the rog phone 2 because it's now in
the display otherwise it's got this same sort of
angular cut out but you'll just see it's a little less pronounced on the new
opponent and like even on it like just unlock that lock that area even on the
fan you can see it's changing but there's more space here
it's a quiet of fan but still just as powerful they've both got the RGB
lighting here built on the fan the fan comes in the box by the way you don't
pay extra for that and if you don't have the fan on the the RGB panel on the back
of the phone itself lights up obviously the RGB is all customizable all that
kind of stuff that's pretty much the same between both inside it's also all
change so the original Rog phone Snapdragon 855
very fast to it when it came out the rog phone 2 hasn't just had the
upgrade to the 855 it's gone to the 855 plus an extra optimized
version the 855 so you're getting more than the year's benefits on top of
the eight five five has got another seven percent CPU performance 15 percent
GPU performance plus optimizations for a few specific games between this kind of
perform even faster in those supported titles like asphalt 9 so you're gonna
see like really phenomenal performance that's not even counting the other specs
so Ram – 8 gig in the original rog obviously they've gone up 12 gig total
overkill storage the original rog phone went up to 512 gigabytes previously Asus
announced that the rog phone 2 was also a 512 gigabyte phone we just found out
there's an Ultimate Edition that goes up to one terabyte of storage so you could
be 855 plus processor like the first phone in the world to have that 12
gigabyte RAM you're not gonna find a phone with more RAM than that terabyte
storage you're not gonna point phone with more
storage than that then battery original rock phone four thousand milliamp hours
rogue front to six thousand milliamp hours again outside of going into the
phones made by brands like energizer that are really focused on that kind of
thing you just will not find more battery than that in one phone so this
is like really phenomenal top spec for what you're getting in terms of those
sort of the gaming specific stuff there's been a few tweaks to as I've
already mentioned the fans been changed a bit you can also see this an extra bit
of RGB here on the updated fan there's also a whole range of other accessories
you've got to buy them separately but there's things like be the twin view
which gives you a second screen a bit like the LG V50 but more you know
optimized for gaming purposes that second screen is also 120hz and
comes with its own 5 thousand milliamp hour battery giving you a grand total 11
thousand milliamp hours between the two my favorite is probably the kunai
gamepad or kunai I think it's kunai which basically looks like a kind of set
of switch joycon controllers so you can use it as a remote controller or you
can sort of strap them to the side of the rog phone to turning it into a
basically a little mini switch and you know it doesn't feel quite as flawless
as a switch then there's a little bit of life delay and using it I found though
that may have just been the demo unit here but man like it's great having that
access to really solid physical controls if you just want to use the actual phone
itself both phones have the air triggers which are the little pressure sensitive
sections on here so that when you're holding the phone landscape they
basically serve as shoulder buttons if you want to use it to press down one
thing you'll find on the new rogue phone is there's some extra sensitivity
settings plus there's a new option to sort of slide along rather than just
squeeze in so you get a little bit more control over them we'll also see if we
go into the game center which has a nice you fancy animation we get a few more
options we have specific game profiles we can set there's only one set on this
device as you can see but we get more options here things like setting CPU
performance or refresh rate per game if we go into the console this is pretty
similar to what you've seen before again there's a few more archery options fan
speed RGB lighting options that's basically the same between the two but
there is one final software thing which is a little bit different which is that
if you buy the original road phone you are tied in to this kind of gamer-y
system interface which I actually quite liked I get a lot of flack on the
channel sometimes they're sort of making fun of like things that have too much
for gamer aesthetic I think it kind of works here and I quite like the look at
it but if you don't if you buy the rog phone 2 you can switch that off and
just switch to the Asus ZenUI which is what they use in their zenfone range
it's pretty close to stock Android I can't show you it right now but yeah
it's so much more sort of it's less flashy
it's more casual it might feel more suitable in a professional environment
and then you can switch back to the sort of rog UI when you really want a game
when you're in your free time and speaking of the zenfone final thing I
did talk about cameras briefly they've had a big upgrade so what we've got in
here now is actually the same camera setup you'll find in the zenfone 6 asus's
non-gaming flagship for the year so there's a forty eight megapixel main
lens and then a wide-angle to support it with Sony's flagship flagship sensor in
there powering it all you've got support for 4k video at 60fps a dedicated night
mode all that kind of stuff plus then the selfie camera is that a big boost to
24 megapixels so that will be a lot better for selfies but also given the
gaming thing if you want to stream as stream pushing yourself while you're
gaming also couldn't in the corner it's in a nice bar it's out of the way of
your landscape and it will get a nice angle of you for this at the top so yeah
I mean I'm normally the kind of person who when we're looking at like
year-on-year updates of phones I tend to be a skeptic about operating I tend to
say look stick on the old phone if you've got it or if you're looking to
find you one go with the old one it's going to be cheaper but I'm not she kind
of torn here because they have the same RRP 899 euros so that should mean
799 pounds $899 so that hasn't quite been confirmed just yet if you
want to get the terabyte version of the rog phone 2 that will jump up to 1199 euros so 300 euro difference again I assume the same in dollars and pounds that's a
big jump probably not worth it for most but if you're happy with the regular 512
model like it's the same price the other one will probably took down a bit just
because it's the older one there are so many updates across the board in the rog phone 2 everything like core specs camera design display accessories RGB
lights air triggers everything is better than it was before
and so it's really hard not to look at the first rog phone as proof of concept
and the rog phone 2 as the real deal alright yeah we're here
at IFA 2019 we're gonna be shooting more videos out here so like them
subscribe stay tuned check out and I cannot wait to get one of these in
and shoot an unboxing with it and hopefully do a full review

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