ROG Phone 3 review

22 July 2020


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When it comes t the performance section, especially the high refresh rate part, you said PUBGm had 5 frame rate options just like Arena of Valor, which is false, since the only game with 5 frame rate options you listed before PUBGm was Call of Duty

iOS Succckkks, 27 Jul 2020But it outputs 4K60 only. So it technically doesn't d... moreLol, well now we all know you are like lying, going from a 11 Pro Max to OnePlus 8 Pro and trying to convince us that the OnePlus has a good camera, hilarious, thank you for a good laugh though.

iOS Succckkks, 27 Jul 2020You've never used anything above 60hz The iPad is a j... moreThe biggest joke here is you speaking about Oxygen OS as though you are actually having a half decent experience when OnePlus continues to be a hotbed of data leaks and build poor quality phones, lool

SizN80, 25 Jul 2020As it stands iPhone 11 records in 4K @120fps for dynamic ra... moreBut it outputs 4K60 only.
So it technically doesn't do 4k120.

IPhone was the best video recording (auto mode) last year.
This year's flagships are ahead.
I am coming from an iPhone 11 pro Max.
Video stabilization while running wasn't as good as my current OnePlus 8 pro.
Besides night video was also weak with too much grainy footage since it's a small sensor compared to 2020 flagships. Daylight video was the best though.

SizN80, 25 Jul 2020Makes no difference over 120hz,going back to my point about... moreYou've never used anything above 60hz
The iPad is a joke, it doesn't do constant 120hz.
Lack of optimization as the other user explained.

Me personally never downgrading back to 60hz display.
Enjoying my 240hz touch sampling rate with Oxygen OS.
Never going back to pedestrian 60hz ever again!

[deleted post]$50 and $1000 androids all provide the same poor experience and poor updates,don’t try separate em fella! :p

If that phone had a 4K or even 2K display it would be perfect. I had the ROG 2 but ended up returning it due to the low res screen. Photos and games looked so blurry compared to my Note 8 screen.

Anonymous, 26 Jul 2020 "Exposures are even, and the dynamic range is good. ... moreLol, I quoted S20 Ultra and you didn’t like that, I then quote this very phone we are on ( the ROG Phone 3) and you don’t like that either, now you have to desperately find the LG, looool and I am being selective? Hilarious!

Thank you for proving how poor and inconsistent features can be in android, you have countless times here proved me right in your desperate attempts, it’s hilarious!

Also from the V60 review:
“ The truth is, there is no real need to record in this high of a resolution. ” again proving my point, just ticking specs with diminishing returns, looool!

Anonymous, 26 Jul 2020Don't worry, you'll get 144hz super smooth screen... moreNot worried about it, we already have the best experience without having to tick spec lists with diminishing returns,lol

  • Anonymous

SizN80, 26 Jul 2020According to GSMarena “ Framerate isn't terribly stabl... more
"Exposures are even, and the dynamic range is good. White balance and skin tones are both great as well.

The video quality is quite good with lots of details"
- Gsmarena

Again selectively ignoring V60 8k recording which also has manual mode.
IPhone doesn't even have manual mode for video.
Don't worry you'll get 8k video recording in year 2030 when Android will be giving 12k.

  • Anonymous

SizN80, 26 Jul 2020It’s the best and most consistent implementation of high re... moreDon't worry, you'll get 144hz super smooth screen with 1ms response time and 270hz sampling rate in the year 2035.

  • MrKong

DrummerAJL, 25 Jul 2020You can't just say fake news to something you don'... moreUseless. 8K at 30fps had few frame drops. 4K at 120fps is probably much more demanding than 8K 30fps. Let me know once you tried.

  • MrKong

SizN80, 26 Jul 2020According to GSMarena “ Framerate isn't terribly stabl... moreThe chipset alone is powerful enough to handle this framerate and resolution.

Must be the poor OS to blame. ROG Phone had late software updates in the past and had multiple bugs, some severe.

A13 is as powerful as SD865 (non-Plus), but sustained performance is in line with SD855+ once it thermal throttles (due to only one cooling solution-graphene layer, which is a small area so not enough). But yes, its software works at least.

  • MrKong

SizN80, 26 Jul 2020It’s the best and most consistent implementation of high re... moreI have tested an iPad Pro and a Galaxy S20+/Ultra.

The iPad Pro's refresh rate is variable and non-adjustable. Swiping on the home screen feels like 60Hz. If the app supports 120Hz then probably that's when the high refresh rate kicks in.

The S20U is adjustable, so any differences are tangible and you can see it for yourself. It may only revert to 60Hz once the phone gets hot.

120Hz on iPad Pro is a bit of a gimmick unless you have a manual slider or something.

Anonymous, 25 Jul 2020The 120hz on iPad is barely noticeable compared to 60hz pho... moreIt’s the best and most consistent implementation of high refresh rate,so your comment does not bode well for any device with high refresh rate then. :)
Apple implemented 60hz with 120hz touch sample on iPhones many years ago so iPhones have always felt great and a cut above everything else that’s why these new androids don’t feel that great to us. :)

Android users come from a bad experience so I can see why 120hz and 144hz is a big deal for you,finally your androids feel as smooth as iPhones.

Anonymous, 25 Jul 20208k is done on ROG 3 as well as LG V60 which supports manual... moreAccording to GSMarena “ Framerate isn't terribly stable at 8K, but there are only occasional drops” about 8k on ROG Phone 3, once again to my point it was just a spec to tick,it does not actually do it very well. SD865+ dropping frames,absolutely pathetic.

  • MrKong

Anonymous, 25 Jul 2020The 120hz on iPad is barely noticeable compared to 60hz pho... moreIn this context, you are correct. 60Hz and 120Hz cannot be adjusted manually or it's variable refresh rate. I prefer a manual selection instead.

I have noticed 120Hz on S20 Ultra and it was different. You can really notice that.

  • mrstarnava

back design of rog 2 is more beautiful, lost of rainbow lines in rog 3 make me dissapointed

  • Anonymous

SizN80, 25 Jul 2020I have and it’s barely noticeable,then again it was an andr... moreThe 120hz on iPad is barely noticeable compared to 60hz phones.
Must be the poor optimization of iOS.

  • Anonymous

SizN80, 25 Jul 2020What’s the point of 8k when it’s barely usable, loool! Even... more8k is done on ROG 3 as well as LG V60 which supports manual mode and autofocus.
Good job of selectively pointing out the worst 8k recording phone out there.