The smartphone industry has amazingly become home to low-priced smartphones in the past few years. Companies that have efficiently been able to bring down their pricing have invaded the rich sales that the legacy brands would get. So among those reasonably priced smartphones, we bring a match of OnePlus 7T vs Asus Rog phone 2.
OnePlus can possibly be named the poster boy of this campaign, strongly being ready to win over buyers who were in the store for a forerunner phone while ASUS Rog phone 2 was the most recent athlete to join the race by bringing an extravagant gaming-centric forerunner experience to the same price range.
OnePlus 7T vs ASUS ROG Phone 2
Smartphone designs and outlook are regularly a notable focused aspect, but there are some frequently required details, particularly in this premium section such as a choice of materials, workplace efficiency, weight distribution, and even the overall size.
The OnePlus 7T maintains the company’s design conception by choosing a premium frosted glass coating on the back that is slightly curved and feels just fit in hand. It maintains the width of the 7 but comes with an even taller display, adding to the big screen experience. It’s a tolerably minimal design, with the back without any interruptions and all the cameras now living in a round housing. OnePlus announces that it adds symmetry, but we wouldn’t completely agree with that as the cameras are still in a straight line. It’s more likely to have the 7T stand out from its siblings, to give the customers that particular sense. Although, it’s one of the most reliable designs on any smartphone nearby.
On the other hand, The ASUS ROG Phone 2 has a completely different viewpoint for smartphone design; one that will surely grab a few eyes when revealed in public. While the rear is still coated by Gorilla Glass 6, it is nostalgic for a motherboard chip with different lines that run along the borders. There’s an unmissable penetrated copper touch towards the right which is a ventilator for airflow. If that wasn’t sufficient to make the ROG Phone stand out, there’s the iconic ROG “mask” logo in the center that also lightens up!
AMOLED panels are not restricted to high-end flagships now. Still, all displays are not made alike, and the flagships have quite a lot to do with their displays.
It is the first time that we have a 120Hz AMOLED panel on a smartphone, specifically on the ROG Phone 2. It is a large 6.59-inch with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 (19.5:9 aspect ratio) with HDR10 capacities.
Thus, the OnePlus 7T claims of a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The resolution is fixed at 2400 x 1080, ending in a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display supports HDR10+.
Both phones performed great on the display front, but immersion is also a function of sound. Stereo speakers are ultimately becoming more popular, and make an impression on both of these phones, though in very distinct styles.
The primary speaker on the OnePlus 7T is downward facing, with the earpiece working as the secondary speaker. As both of them are on the opposite ends of the phone, it technically produces a stereo sense, but only one of them will fire the sound towards you.
The ROG Phone 2 left the 7T far behind in this specific race with dual, front-firing stereo speakers with committed amplifiers. With the support of DTS :X Ultra, the audio output is apparently the best we’ve seen on any smartphone. It was forceful, clear, directional and fulfilling, and didn’t fall apart at higher volumes either.
The OnePlus 7T has triple-camera setup on the back, carrying a 48MP f/1.6 primary camera with OIS, a 16MP ultra-wide shooter with an f/2.2 aperture and a third 12MP telephoto lens with a 2x optical zoom.
The ASUS ROG Phone 2 has a dual-camera setup with the same 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture along with a 13MP ultra-wide shooter at f/2.4.
Performance and Gaming
Equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, both of the smartphones are at the climax of smartphone processing from the Android home. The 855 Plus is a little upgrade to the Snapdragon 855 which is assumed to increase the performance by about 15% with the max frequency of 2.96GHz.
OnePlus has worked to sustain the performance by massively optimizing it, while ASUS has added a cooling mechanism that involves an actual cooling fan inside to maintain top performance. Unexpectedly, both of them performed very well during the heaviest of tasks, including gaming.
Once again, we notice them settle on a very distinct path with battery sizes and recharging. The OnePlus 7T comes in a 3,800 mAh battery, which is sufficient for a day of miscellaneous usage involving an hour or so gaming, social media, push notifications and calls with wifi or data on throughout. Nothing extraordinary, and unlikely to last you to the second day.
ASUS worked with a larger battery at the expense of slimness, succeeding to fit in a 6,000 mAh battery which is the largest on any mainstream device currently, and the battery life is just extraordinary. It’s almost guaranteed to last you two days on a single charge with average usage. If you want to start the gaming bit to its end, the ROG Phone 2 will still not give up. In our trial, we were able to touch 7 hours of constant PUBG Mobile at the maximum framerate of 60fps.