Even though the ROG Phone 8 Pro has a more understated appearance this year, opening its box still leaves a lasting impression.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
The Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro from this year seems surprisingly conventional. The matte black color scheme, which is restrained, replaces the spaceship-like white hues of the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 7. This subtle look befits a sophisticated gaming phone.
The horizontal gaming experience on the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro is still highly prioritized, thanks to features like shoulder button-like sensors.
It’s quite an experience to open the ROG Phone 8 Pro package from Asus. There isn’t a phone like it on the market in 2024.
When the cardboard box opens, an interactive experience is revealed.
The process of unboxing continues: When you get to the phone itself, you are presented with an onscreen mission.
An optical in-screen fingerprint sensor on the front 6.78-inch display unlocks the phone. The screen can be locked at 165Hz at all times, although by default it operates at an adjustable refresh rate of 1 to 120Hz. For responsiveness, the screen boasts a 720Hz touch sampling rate, which is the same as the Phone 7 from last year.
A mini-LED display on the rear of the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro displays pre-programmed or user-created animations.
The phone is capable of wireless charging at 15 watts.
The AeroActive Cooler X fan accessory, which cools the phone’s exterior, is connected to the side USB-C port. It seems like you’re attaching a spider to your phone when you clip the accessory to keep it cool.
Like a pair of Levi’s jeans, Asus marks the phone with the Republic of Gamers logo, its “Dare to Win” motto, and a “Est. 2006” statement. Three cameras are housed in a somewhat large camera hump.
When you take a picture, a camera icon appears on the mini-LED screen.
Its three cameras are a 13-megapixel ultrawide, a 32-megapixel telephoto, and a 50-megapixel primary.
It’s wonderful to see that the Phone 8 Pro can take quality pictures. That will significantly increase the phone’s usefulness even when you’re not gaming.