Asus ROG Phone 7 & ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Two new mobile phones with powerful hardware, high-resolution cameras, and a unique combination of coolers and subwoofers as an option. Here is the new ROG Phone 7 series.
Asus ROG Phone 7 & ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Asus continues to challenge the market with its gaming-inspired mobile phones. Recently, Asus launched two new models in the ROG series - Phone 7 and Phone 7 Ultimate - with the latest generation of system chips from Qualcomm and unique cooling that keeps the phones cool even during long gaming sessions.
The focus is on high performance without compromise and good sound quality without the need for extra speakers or headphones. Particularly interesting is the more expensive premium model, Phone 7 Ultimate, with the Aero Active Cooler 7 accessory. A cooling solution with a built-in subwoofer for extra sound pressure when playing.
Both phones have a large 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with high resolution and support for 165 Hz. You get up to 16 GB of DRAM memory and up to 512 GB of storage space. There are a total of three different configurations to choose from, one more expensive than the other.
Support for WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.2 & 5G
As if that wasn't enough, the phones also boast WiFi 7. It is the new generation of WiFi standard that has not yet gained any traction in the market. But when routers start reaching stores, you are ready with a ROG Phone 7 or ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. They also support 4G, 5G, and Bluetooth 5.2. There is also USB-C for charging and data transfer, as well as a classic headphone jack (3.5mm).
Other details include a weight of 239 grams, a 6,000 mAh battery with support for wireless charging up to a maximum of 65 watts, three cameras where the main camera is 50 megapixels, and of course a selfie camera. There is room for two nanoSIM cards and the operating system is Android 13 straight out of the box.
- System chip: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
- RAM: 12 to 16 GB LPDDRX5
- Display: 6.78 inches, AMOLED, 2,448 x 1,080 pixels, 165 Hz
- Battery: 6,000 mAh (65 watts)
- Main camera: 50 megapixels
- Additional cameras: Telephoto lens (8 mp), wide-angle (13 mp), selfie camera (35 mp)
- Storage: 256 to 512 GB
- Wireless: WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G
- Water resistance: IP54
Asus ROG Phone 7 vs ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
So, what are the main differences between the ROG Phone 7 and the more expensive ROG Phone 7 Ultimate?
The most obvious difference is that you get the cooling solution and subwoofer AeroActive Cooler 7 when you get the Ultimate model. It is not necessary to use all the features of the phone, but it gives you that extra something for a great experience.
Other differences are that you get the maximum amount of storage space at 512 GB and DRAM memory of 16 GB with the Ultimate model. It is also possible with the more common ROG Phone 7, but then you have to pay extra for it compared to the base model, which only has 12 GB of DRAM and 256 GB of storage.
The Ultimate model has an extra pOLED screen that displays important information and animations.
AeroActive Cooler 7
The most unique thing about the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate is the accompanying cooler and subwoofer, AeroActive Cooler 7.
It is a futuristic designed product that you attach to the back of the mobile phone and connect via the USB-C port. When activated, it helps keep the phone cool while also enhancing the sound with an additional bass speaker.
According to Asus' own website, AeroActive Cooler 7 can reduce the temperature in the mobile phone by up to 25 degrees Celsius.
Other advantages of AeroActive Cooler 7 are that you get four extra physical buttons that are supposed to provide a console-like experience.
AeroActive Cooler 7 comes with the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate, but you can buy it separately for your regular ROG Phone 7 if you want.
Important to know about the ROG Phone 7 series
Gorilla Glass Victus
The screen on the front is protected by the latest generation of screen protectors from Corning, namely Gorilla Glass Victus. On the back is an older generation screen protector, Gorilla Glass 3. Both are scratch-resistant and reduce the risk of screen damage.
10-point touch screen
The screen can register up to ten simultaneous touch points. You can even use gloves when using the screen (but we recommend that you don't). There is also a built-in fingerprint reader under the screen for faster login.
You get dual, forward-facing speakers at 12 x 16 mm that together provide stereo sound. With the subwoofer in the AeroActive Cooler 7, you get a complete 2.1 system.
A unique feature of the ROG Phone series is AirTrigger. They are two zones on the screen that use ultrasonic sensors to detect movements that are then used to perform various actions, such as opening apps or doing different things in games. The sensors work in both portrait and landscape mode.
Because the ROG Phone 7 series uses a system chip from Qualcomm, they also support high-resolution audio via Bluetooth. Specifically, they support both the old aptX and newer aptX Lossless. These are codecs that compress high-resolution audio so that you get better quality in your headphones without using a cord.
The ROG Phone 7 and Phone 7 Ultimate use exactly the same camera setup. You get a total of four cameras, three on the back and the fourth is a selfie camera on the front.
The main camera uses the IMX766 sensor and has a high resolution of 50 megapixels in combination with the f/1.9 aperture and PDAF. You also get an ultra-wide-angle camera at 13 megapixels with a 120-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture.
The third rear camera is a macro camera. It has a resolution of 5 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.0. The front-facing selfie camera has a resolution of 35 megapixels and a relatively small aperture of f/3.5.
You can record videos with up to 8K resolution at 24 frames per second with the main rear camera.
There is also support for 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 frames per second, and 720p at a smooth 480 frames per second.
The front-facing selfie camera is somewhat more limited and is locked to a maximum of 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Questions and answers about the ROG Phone 7 series
Which processor does the ROG Phone 7 use?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with accompanying 12GB or 16GB DRAM depending on which model you use.
What cameras does the ROG Phone 7 use?
There are a total of four cameras in the mobile phone. The main camera at 50 megapixels, an ultra-wide-angle at 13 megapixels, a macro camera at 5 megapixels, and a selfie camera at 35 megapixels. They can record video up to 8K at 24 fps.
How good is the screen of the ROG Phone 7?
The screen is an AMOLED variant at 6.78 inches with a high resolution (2,448 x 1,080 pixels), support for HDR10+, and 165 Hz. You also get support for registering up to 10 simultaneous points on the screen.
What operating system does the ROG Phone 7 have?
Android 13 straight out of the box. On top of the operating system is a custom interface that Asus uses in all of its mobile phones.
How big is the battery of the ROG Phone 7?
6,000 mAh with a maximum charging speed of 65 watts. It only takes 42 minutes to charge the battery from 0 to 100%.
Text: Daniel Haaf
Published: 17 April 2023
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