ASUS recently unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 3, sporting an AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset with 5G connectivity. However, there’s another smartphone out there that pack similar specs, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. Which gaming device looks better on paper? Find out in this specs comparison.
|ASUS ROG Phone 3||Lenovo Legion Phone Duel|
|6.59-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 144Hz AMOLED display, HDR 10+, 270Hz touch sampling||6.65-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) 144Hz AMOLED display, 240Hz touch sampling|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 6||n/a|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G octa-core CPU|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G 2.84GHz octa-core CPU (Strix Edition)|
|Adreno 650 GPU||Adreno 650 GPU|
|12GB, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM||12GB, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|8GB LPDDR5 RAM (Strix Edition)|
|512GB UFS 3.1||256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1|
|256GB UFS 3.1 (Strix Edition)|
• 64MP Sony IMX686 (main)
• 13MP (ultrawide)
• 5MP (macro)
• 64MP F1.89 (main)
• 16MP F2.2 (ultrawide)
|24MP front camera||20MP F2.2 side pop-up front camera|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|Dual-Band WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)||Dual-Band WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)|
|Bluetooth 5.1 (BR/EDR+LE), aptX Adaptive||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS (L1/L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS, NavIC||GPS (L1/L5), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, QZSS|
|USB-C (side-mounted): USB 3.1 Gen 2 / DisplayPort 1.4 (4K UHD) / fast charging (PD3.0, 30W)||USB-C (side-mounted)|
|USB-C (bottom): USB 2.0 / fast charging (PD 3.0) (30-watt) / direct charging||USB-C (bottom)|
|Dual-front speakers w/ Dirac HD, dual NXP TFA9874 smart amp||Dual-front speakers w/ DIRAC, AWINIC 88264 smart amp|
|Quad-microphones w/ ASUS Noise Reduction Technology||Quad-microphones w/ Qualcomm Noise Reduction|
|AirTrigger 3.0 system||Dual ultrasonic shoulder keys|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
|GameCool 3 cooling system||Dual liquid-cooling, copper tubes|
|AeroActive Cooler 3 external fan|
|RGB Lights||RGB Lights|
|New ROG UI (Android 10)||ZUI 12, Legion OS (Android 10)|
|6,000mAh battery w/ 30W ROG HyperCharge||5,000mAh battery (2,500mAh x2) w/ 90W Turbo Power Charging|
|171 x 78 x 9.85 mm||169.17 x 78,48 x 9.9 mm|
|240 g||239 g|
Summary of advantages
ASUS ROG Phone 3:
• Corning Gorilla Glass 6
• 8GB RAM option (Strix)
• Dedicated macro camera
• Higher front camera resolution
• Updated Bluetooth version
• Voice Wakeup
• AeroActive Cooler 3 accessory
• Larger battery capacity
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel:
• Higher ultrawide camera resolution
• Faster charging technology
Based on the available specs, the ROG Phone 3 dominates the Legion Phone Duel in many aspects, but it doesn’t mean that the latter is a slouch.
Starting with the display, both devices have over 6-inch screens with the Legion Phone Duel having a slightly larger size, but the 0.06-inch difference is negligible. Both also have Full HD+ resolutions, AMOLED panels, and 144Hz refresh rate. At this point, we can already say that display quality is excellent in both devices. However, if we’re going to nitpick, the ROG Phone 3 supports HDR10+, a slightly faster touch sampling rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
For the memory, both have 256GB and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, and 12GB and 16GB LPDDR5 RAM. However, the ROG Phone 3 has a Strix Edition model with an 8GB RAM capacity, which is offered at a lower price.
When it comes to imaging, The ROG Phone 3 and Legion Phone Duel both have high-resolution 64MP main shooters. They also have ultrawide cameras but the Legion Phone Duel has a higher 16MP resolution. The ROG Phone 3, on the other hand, has a dedicated 5MP macro camera, and a higher front camera resolution.
Battery-wise, the ROG Phone 3 wins in capacity at 6,000mAh. The Legion Phone Duel, on the other hand, has a 5,000mAh capacity, which is still impressive, but has a more powerful 90W fast charging tech.
As for other features, the two are almost the same, however, the ROG Phone 3 has the advantage in aspects like having a newer Bluetooth version, a voice wakeup feature, and the inclusion of the AeroActive Cooler 3 accessory.
Based on features, looks like the ROG Phone 3 has more to offer which affects the overall experience, but when it comes to performance, we can expect almost the same level of output.
As for pricing, we don’t have the local SRPs yet but it is one of the biggest factors that users will have to consider. The lower the price against its competitors, the more compelling it will be.
What do you guys think? Is it the ROG Phone 3 or the Legion Phone Duel? Let us know in the comments below.
You might mean to say, 0.06″ display difference.
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix 8/128 @ Php33,000.00 SRP..