Huawei amazed everyone when they came up with the P20 Pro. This device has a triple Leica camera, which is probably the pinnacle of smartphone cameras today. Another spectacular smartphone in the name of the ROG Phone recently launched as the favorite in the gaming field.
But other than the cameras and the specs — there’s more to the Huawei P20 Pro. For starters, it has a really chick design, which is greatly exhibited in the color-shifting Twilight variant. It goes without saying that this device really brought new things on the table.
However, Huawei isn’t the only brand with great innovations. ASUS has also come up with the ROG Phone, which is basically their most ambitious smartphone to date.
As the branding suggests, the ASUS ROG Phone screams “gamer” all around. From the specs, edgy design, and hardware. Of all the gaming-centric smartphones that we have today, this is probably the most promising one.
Compared to other traditional flagship smartphones, can the ASUS ROG Phone perform? Can it actually replacse the Huawei P20 Pro as the most imaginative smartphone of 2018? That’s what we are about to find out in our ASUS ROG Phone versus Huawei P20 Pro specifications and feature comparison.
|ASUS ROG Phone||Huawei P20 Pro|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
ROG Gaming UI
|Android 8.1 Oreo|
|SIM||Single SIM||Dual SIM|
|Display||6-inch FHD+ AMOLED|
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
1ms response time
108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut
Corning Gorilla Glass
|6.1-inch FHD+ OLED|
2280 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||2.96GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core|
Vapor Chamber Cooling
|2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Mali-G72 MP12|
|Storage||64GB /128GB UFS 2.1|
3D Portrait Lighting
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel +|
8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
Phase detection autofocus
|40-megapixel (RGB) +|
5x hybrid zoom
|Security||Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Audio||Stereo front speaker|
DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround
WIFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, 2×2 MIMO
WiGig 802.11 ad wireless display support
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS< BeiDou
Custom USB port on the side (supports USB 3.1, DisplayPort 1.4, 15w fast charging)
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, LDAC, HWA
|Others||2x Ultrasonic AirTriggers|
Compatible with ASUS mobile gaming accessories
|IP67 dust and water-resistant|
|Dimensions||158.8 x 76.2 x 8.6mm||155.0 x 73.9 x 7.8mm|
It’s really hard to declare the real winner here. As you can see, both devices have different leverages against each other. From the start, it’s clear that the ASUS ROG Phone and Huawei P20 Pro are actually made for different types of users. So, let’s cite each other’s good characteristics of the two and see which type of consumers they are for.
Let’s start with the ASUS ROG Phone. I guess the answer here is pretty obvious as this device is really meant for gamers. It has a really aggressive design — making it really appealing for its prospective users.
As expected, the ASUS ROG Phone has gaming-centric features. There’s the built-in AirTriggers, fast 90Hz refresh rate screen, and a slew of proprietary accessories that ASUS specifically designed to work for this device. There’s also the controller dock with a secondary screen, an attachable fan for cooling, and more.
However, that doesn’t mean that it is only exclusive to gamers. As you can see, the device packs some really serious hardware. There are the overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and a huge 4000mAh battery — making it a perfect companion for those power-users out there who use their smartphones in every task that they do.
On the other hand, the Huawei P20 Pro is obviously made for aspiring or professional photographers who want a device that can easily take good pictures without having to carry around a big camera.
The Huawei P20 Pro currently has the best smartphone camera today. It can take ludicrous slow-motion videos at 960fps, amazing night shots, and more.
It also comes with a respectable performance. It uses Huawei’s own Kirin 970 processor which delivers flagship-level performance, although it would probably get smoked by the Snapdragon 845 of the competition. It also comes with a 6-inch FHD+ OLED screen and a sizeable 4,000mAh battery.
To wrap it up, if camera quality and a more elegant design are top-priority, the Huawei P20 Pro is the better choice. But if you’re a true-blooded gamer and overall good performance is what you want, the ASUS ROG Phone’s gamer-ish design and proprietary accessories are probably for you.
As of writing, ASUS Philippines is yet to reveal the official pricing and availability of the ASUS ROG Phone in the country. On the other hand, the Huawei P20 Pro is now available in stores for a price of Php44,990.