Recently, we got our hands on the ASUS ROG Phone 6, and in our office full of avid gamers, it didn’t lack attention and interest.
While exploring what the phone had to offer, here were the features that stood out to us, based on how they enhanced our mobile gaming experience.
1. 165Hz refresh rate
The ASUS ROG Phone 6 isn’t the only gaming phone with a 165Hz refresh rate, but that is the highest spec available in the market at the moment.
For comparison, most of our phones have a standard refresh rate of 60Hz to 72Hz, with the option of going up to 120Hz while gaming or watching a video. Of course, this is at the cost of battery life.
Having such a high refresh rate comes in handy when playing a competitive game like PUBG Mobile or Apex Mobile, as the smooth and quick responsiveness is crucial in securing a win.
Admittedly though, not every mobile game even requires a 165Hz refresh rate to look good, as most are capped at 144Hz, even PUBG Mobile.
So, yes, it’s overkill, but it’s still cool to have and might be useful down the road when mobile games get even more polished and advanced.
Also allowing you to get the most out of your game’s gorgeous visuals is the 6.78-inch AMOLED HDR+10 display that ASUS brings to users after teaming up with Samsung.
2. The Armoury Crate app
The Armoury Crate app basically lets you control the phone’s system performance with three different modes: X Mode, Dynamic, and Ultra durable (Eco).
It also blocks off any incoming calls and notifications while you’re gaming, because seriously, who wants their mum calling in the middle of a match and ruining their kill streak?
The app lets you change the colours and lighting effects of the ROG logo and ROG’s slogan too, which you can show off on the back of your phone as a great conversation starter.
Leaning into the whole gaming phone aesthetic is also the ROG Phone 6’s ability to let you pick pre-set wallpaper themes from some of your favourite and popular games.
3. 14 simultaneous touch points that are customisable
Is a gaming phone really a gaming phone if it doesn’t have touch triggers to enhance the gaming experience?
On the ROG Phone 6, you can map out 14 customisable touch points on the screen simultaneously.
This literally takes your mobile gaming to the next level, because you can customise all sorts of motions for different controls in your game.
To activate it, launch your favourite mobile game and swipe from the top-left corner to activate a minimised view of the Armoury Crate.
Here is where you can activate the AirTrigger 6 feature, allowing you to do more in-game while doing less IRL.
There’s also the Macro recording function for fans of idle games. Once you’ve activated it, it will record your actions, and the phone will do the gaming for you.
4. A DIRAC sound system
It may not be a familiar name, but this sound system is behind those of BMW cars and JBL speakers.
Your audio settings can be optimised in the ASUS AudioWizard menu, where there are four modes to choose from: Dynamic, Music, Cinema, and Game.
There’s also a 10-band customisable equaliser to satisfy your audiophile needs.
5. An ergonomic build
ASUS maintains the ROG Phone model of comfortable rounded edges in the Phone 6 series, making longer gaming sessions possible and less painful.
There are also two charging ports, one on the bottom for regular usage, and another in the centre of its long edge for when you’re gaming in landscape mode.
6. Massive 6,000mAh battery
This one is self-explanatory, so we’ll keep it short.
Having a large battery that can keep up with one’s hours of non-stop gaming is no doubt an important feature for serious mobile gamers, so the ASUS ROG Phone 6 satisfies in that regard.
When it needs charging though, the HyperCharge feature ensures that the phone gets juiced up quickly so you can get right back to gaming without fiddling with the wire (even if you’re using the other more conveniently-placed charging port).
Check out the ASUS ROG Phone 6 in action here: