That size strains the limits of 1080p's viability on a device you'll be looking at all day; I would've liked to see 1440p. You’ll find a main 64Mp Sony IMX686 camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 1.7in sensor, along with a 13Mp 125-degree ultra-wide camera with real-time distortion correction and a simple 5Mp macro sensor for close-up shots. Note: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site, at no extra cost to you. Touch latency is also down to 25ms, and there’s an improved 270Hz touch sampling rate for improved touch response times. Don’t be too disappointed - there are plenty of other great gaming phones available in the UK for you to choose from. It's entirely possible that the fan would have a more pronounced impact on prolonged performance — Asus says it can lower the phone's surface temperature by up to four degrees Celsius — but the ROG Phone 3 performs perfectly well without it already. You’ll get the regular Snapdragon 865 and not the 865 Plus, alongside a reduced 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. What's worse, Asus wasn't able to tell me when users can expect the update. Lewis Painter, Senior Staff Writer You’ll also find upgraded dual front-facing speakers, created in partnership with high-end Swedish audio company Dirac, along with multi-antennae Wi-Fi for more stable connectivity and a quad-mic noise-cancelling array to provide the best mobile gaming experience possible. Asus more or less left Android alone here — if you choose the "Classic" software experience during setup, anyway. You can let the phone choose its refresh rate dynamically depending on what's on screen or manually peg it to 60, 90, 120, or 144Hz. While not the main focus for gamers, there’s also an upgraded camera setup available. I used the phone to listen to podcasts in my car when the stereo was on the fritz, and it was loud and clear enough that I didn't really mind. Despite the fact that you could buy the Asus ROG Phone 2 in the UK, the ROG Phone 3 may not be released in the UK. Subscribe to Android Police's weekly newsletter, with the biggest stories, latest deals, and insight on the week's news. For one, we've learned that it starts at $1,000 in the US, $100 more than the previous two generations cost when they launched stateside — $1,100 if you want the unnecessarily beefy 16-gig model I used. If you don’t mind not having the fastest experience possible and want to save a bit of cash, the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition may be the one to go for. Your money would probably be better spent on something like the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or, Android is a trademark of Google Inc. | © Illogical Robot LLC, 2009-2020, Asus ROG Phone 3 review, three weeks later: Clearly a bad buy, It's not easy to make a case for this $1,000 phone, 64MP f/1.8 primary, 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide, 5MP f/2.0 macro, 24MP f/2.0 selfie. Yes, it's great for games, but so is every other phone in this price segment, and most people won't miss the shoulder buttons or attachable cooling fan. Dubbed the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition, the smartphone features a Snapdragon 865 alongside 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and comes in at a more tempting €799 (around £718). Worse still, in the few months since the ROG Phone 3 was released internationally, it's already missed one monthly security update, and the two that it has received were notably late — the August 2020 patch didn't arrive until the end of September. We’re awaiting confirmation from Asus, and we’ll update this section once we know more. There's a dedicated night photography mode, but it takes several seconds to capture a single image and the results are still pretty poor — see below. Still, it's sharp enough unless you're really looking for flaws. Both prior models started at $900 when they launched, so it's safe to assume it'll be at least that much — possibly more, thanks to the notoriously pricey Snapdragon 865+ it's packing. These are Asus's trademark AirTriggers, pressure sensors that act as shoulder buttons during gameplay. Here’s everything you need to know about the Asus ROG Phone 3, from release date and pricing to UK availability and the key new features of Asus’ latest gaming-focused smartphone.