Tag Archive: Asus


ASUS ROG Phone review: A gaming phone that actually deserves the name

Finally, a complete thought instead of an obvious cash grab.

If you’d asked me two months ago what my least favorite smartphone trend in the last couple of years was, I’d have said the rise of the “gaming phone” was pretty close to the top. And a lot of that has to do with the minimal effort that went into creating what I we’re supposed to believe is a premium experience for gamers. But when you sit  [Read More…]

Razer Phone 2 vs. ASUS ROG Phone: Which should you buy?

The idea of a ‘smartphone for gamers’ is still somewhat of a novelty concept — but the two gaming smartphones release in 2018 are anything but novelty devices. We’ve game-tested the top offerings from ASUS and Razer to determine which one comes out on top.

Razer Phone 2

Refined design

$ 700 at Amazon

Pros Top specs provide best gaming experience 120Hz display is vibrant and bright Battery life is still great Added water resistance and  [Read More…]

This Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $70

Build your own.

The Asus Tinker Board S Quad-Core Computer is down to $ 69.99 right now on Amazon. It typically sells for around $ 85, and the last deal we shared it only dropped to $ 80. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

This features up to 1.8GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB of eMMC onboard storage. It also has a high speed non-shared GB LAN port as well as four non-shared USB 2.0  [Read More…]

The Asus ZenBook 13 laptop for $706 is almost as good as Cyber Monday

Let’s go Cyber Monday.

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA-AS51 ultra-slim 13.3-inch laptop is down to $ 705.99 on Amazon. On Cyber Monday, Amazon featured a whole bunch of laptops on sale. The Asus was the star of the show, but all the rest of the deals have since expired. Today’s deal is only $ 6 more than the Asus dropped to Monday. So you’re getting a second chance for this one. Don’t drop the ball.

The ZenBook  [Read More…]

I’m no gamer – but I’m still smitten by the ASUS ROG Phone

As smartphone designs creep ever closer to total iPhone-like homogenization, any manufacturer that bucks the trend is one that makes me sit up and take notice. So when ASUS announced its crazy ROG Phone at Computex in June, I knew I’d be falling over myself to cover it come release. And that day has finally come.

It’s not so much the spec upgrades, like the slightly-speedier Snapdragon processor, that have me stoked for the ROG Phone. It’s  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 display, ASUS ROG Phone available, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Friday, October 19th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we may have gotten a glimpse of the Galaxy S10’s display, the  [Read More…]

The Chromebook C423 is a new mid-ranger from Asus

There’s USB-C, a touchscreen display, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Hot on the heels of HP’s new Chromebook x360 14, Asus is also unveiling a new Chromebook today in the form of the Asus Chromebook C423. The C423 arrived with no fanfare or proper announcement from Asus, but even so, it looks like it could be one of the better mid-range Chromebooks this holiday shopping season.

The C423 measures in at 16.1mm and weighs  [Read More…]

Sub-$500 smartphone showdown: Pocophone F1 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Z

Companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus started a new movement a few years back. As they begun releasing products packing high-end features and much cheaper price tags than the competition’s, a new product category was born: the affordable flagship.

And over the years more and more Android phone makers have joined in the efforts to offer well-specced, but still wallet-friendly handsets for customers who don’t want to spend $ 800+ on a phone.

Well among the most recent entries into this  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Divergence

You can choose between a great camera or outstanding battery life, but not both.

Earlier this year, ASUS turned the tables on Xiaomi with the ZenFone Max Pro M1, a budget phone with a huge battery and enticing hardware that went toe-to-toe with the Redmi Note 5 Pro and came out ahead in a few areas. ASUS not only managed to undercut the Redmi Note 5 Pro but was also able to make enough units available to  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]