In a market moment in which finding an original smartphone is certainly not easy and in a historical period in which the vast majority of mobile devices meet our needs in the various price ranges, there are very few products that still excite or that give that something more or different. Asus Rog Phone 6 is part of this category and, consequently, aims at a slice of users undoubtedly restricted and looking for an unconventional device.

Rog Phone 6 in fact takes up all the concepts that the brand has always carried out, since the first generation, and as if it were a great car manufacturer, in redesigning and reviewing its flagship, it does not distort the lines and distinctive signs, but enhances, animates and enhances the DNA of its product. Rog Phone 6 is the ultimate incarnation of the gaming phone and, after years we can say it without sinning of arrogance, the only Gaming Phone on the market, designed for a very specific purpose, constantly updated, supported and able to adapt to a busIness use as other smartphones can hardly do.

DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY AND ERGONOMICS
I start immediately from a consideration that in previous reviews I had made when I had examined the weight of the Rog Phone 2, 3 and 5. Is Rog Phone 6 heavy? The answer, in mid-2022, has changed and it is no longer possible to define the Rog Phone 6 with its 239 grams heavy in an absolute sense. In fact, the top of the range of other brands have the same weight with iPhone 13 Pro Max and Galaxy S22 Ultra that differ by a few grams. In neither, however, we find a 6000mAh battery, dual Type-C and a screen in the back as well as a series of layers that significantly improve heat dissipation.

Rog Phone 6 is therefore today considered a challenging smartphone, not easy to keep in your pocket, massive but not different from the top range of other manufacturers.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
78.1 x 160.8 x 7.65 mm
6.7 inches – 2778×1284 px
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
77.9 x 163.3 x 8.9 mm
6.8 inches – 3080×1440 px
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
77 x 173 x 10.3 mm
6.78 inches – 2448×1080 px

Asus has left practically unchanged the screen / body ratio and the external dimensions of the smartphone compared to the two past generations (3 and 5) and in fact in hand you have practically the same product for ergonomics and comfort. The difference, in our case, is the white color, available in both Pro and normal versions, and the matte finish of the back combined with a beautiful contrast of the satin side metal.

Rog Phone 6 slips less then than the previous model, at least in this color, but in the hand it is always consistent. The construction quality is excellent: assemblies, materials and details are cared for, pleasant and above all refined. In fact, in our variant, you can see the electric light blue theme that takes up the power button, the SIM trolley and the back light writing Dare to Play, also useful for understanding the presence of notifications. (yes, the LED disappears whose lack you could feel it only for a matter of habit, of screens and lights you will still have enough).

Pushing on the specifications could be simple today: having super bright screens with very high refreshes and incredible resolutions is certainly not complex. However, Asus has chosen a coherent, correct and, in my opinion, balanced approach.

AMOLED 6.78″ 20.4:9 2448×1080, 395ppi, refresh rate 165Hz, touch sampling 720Hz, HDR10+ certified, touch latency 23ms
Brightness from 5 to 800nit @APL100 + HBM or 1200nit @APL1, DCI-P3 111.23%, sRGB 150.89%, average Delta E <1
Contrasto 1000000:1
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2,5D
SGS Eye Care 6,5%, SGS Seamless Pro (a 120Hz)
Rivestimento AS per la riduzione dell’attrito con la sudorazione della mano
Se l’elenco delle specifiche, tante, non vi dà la risposta che state cercando, vi posso dire semplicemente che lo schermo è eccellente in tutte le condizioni (e in questa stagione il sole non manca sicuramente). Ha un ottimo sensore di luminosità/prossimità e una taratura cromatica che non deluderà nessuno. I 165Hz sono il giusto compromesso tra “ne ho abbastanza per definirmi Gaming Phone” e “non ne ho un numero folle totalmente inutile che tanto non serve a nulla”.