A couple of weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get an early hands-on with the ROG Phone 3. The brief wrap up of the device is that it’s a brilliant — if a little large — phone and does gaming at a very high level.

The specs are bleeding edge, so it makes sense that the device ticks all the boxes.

Processing power Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 5G at 3.1GHz
Adreno 650GPU
Memory 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1
Display 6.59in 2340 x 1080P AMOLED
1440Hz refresh rate
25ms touch latency
650nits HBM brightness & 1000 nits peak brightness
Gorilla Glass 6
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n/ac/ax dual band
2 x 2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1
Charging – Side USB-C Headphone jack when the AeroActive Cooler is connected
Support USB 3.1 gen 2 / DP 1.4 4k, Quick Charge 4.0/PD 3.0/Direct Charge
30W ROG Hypercharge direct charging
Charging – Bottom USB-C support USB 2.0, PD3.0 30W
Supplied charger:
Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0 / PD3.0 / Direct Charge adapter
Camera Front – 24MP f2.0
Rear Rear – 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor f1.8, 13MP (125deg ultrawide) f2.4 and 5MP Macro, F2.0
Battery 6,000mAh
Other Dual front-facing speakers with GameFX & Dirac HD Sound
Dual SIM
In-display fingerprint sensor, face recognition
Accelerator, e-compass, gyroscope,
Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, ambient light sensor, ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger

If you’re keen on one, the wait is almost over with pre-orders now possible via the Asus website. The usual suspects (JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman) will have retail stock in coming weeks, with a starting price of $1,699.00 for the phone.

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Kogan is selling the same from $1250, Chinese Version with AU Warranty, $450 is a big difference for same hardware.


I bought the World Wide Strix edition (SD865 128GB, 12GB ram). The thing is awesome.

Been using it for a week, and the fact that I can easily get through a 12 hour work day with 60% battery remaining, is just great.

I paid $1100 delivered.

Jamie S

Nice one, where did you buy from?


I ended up rolling the dice and buying from eBay(Australian seller). Had a 10% discount code.

The biggest risk though is trying not to get a CN version. As you’ll need to unlock the boot loader to change the rom to the world wide version.

My one came with the world wide rom out of the box.

Jamie S

JB also have it on their website for pre-order.
Edit: And HN too

Last edited 2 years ago by Jamie S