Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 vs ASUS ROG Phone 5: Specs Comparison
The gaming smartphone market has become more exciting as Lenovo has released their new one in the form of the Legion Phone Duel 2. It’s got an AMOLED 144Hz display, Snapdragon 888 SoC, RGB lighting, built-in cooling system, and a large battery capable of up to 90W of fast charging. But how does it fare compared to ASUS ROG Phone 5? Let’s see which device looks better on paper in the specs comparison below.
|Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2||ASUS ROG Phone 5|
|6.92-inch (2460 x 1080) AMOLED display, 388ppi, HDR10+||6.78-inch (2448 x 1080) 144Hz AMOLED display, 395ppi, HDR10+|
|144Hz refresh rate, 720Hz touch sampling||144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC|
|Adreno 660 GPU||Adreno 660 GPU|
|12GB, 16GB, 18GB LPDDR5 RAM||8GB, 12GB, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM|
|256GB, 512GB UFS 3.1||128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1|
• 64MP OmniVision OV64A F.19 main
• 16MP F2.2 ultra-wide
|Triple rear cameras:|
• 64MP Sony IMX686 (main)
• 13MP (ultra-wide)
• 5MP (macro)
|44MP Samsung GH1+ F2.0 front camera (pop-up)||24MP F2.5 front camera|
|5G, 4G LTE||5G, 4G LTE|
|WiFi 6||WiFi 6E|
|Bluetooth 5.2||Bluetooth 5.2|
|2x USB-C||2x USB-C|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, Galileo, QZSS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
|Dual front speakers (7-magnet stereo speaker w/ dual smart amplifier), Dolby Atmos||Dual front-facing speakers by Dirac (7-magnet stereo speaker w/ Cirrus Logic amplifier)|
|3.5mm headphone jack|
|Quad mics w/ noise reduction technology||Quad microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology|
|Octa-Trigger (Quad Ultrasonic Shoulder keys, Dual Capacitance keys, Dual Force Touch sensor)||AirTrigger 5, Grip press|
|Dual HaptiX – Dual X-Axis Haptic Vibration Linear Motors||Haptic Audio|
|RGB Lighting||RGB Lighting|
|ZUI 12.5 (Android 11)||ROG UI (Android 11)|
|5,500mAh (2,750mAh x2) battery w/ 65W (single), 90W (dual) fast charging||6,000mAh battery w/ 65W fast charging|
|Integrated Cooling System:|
• Passive cooling components
• Vapor Chamber liquid cooling
• Twin Turbo-Fan Cooling System
|Aero ActiveCooler 5 accessory|
|176 x 78.5 x 9.9 mm (12.56 mm mid)||173 x 77 x 9.9 mm|
|259 g||239 g|
|Ultimate Black, Titanium White||Phantom Black, Storm White|
Summary of advantages
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2:
• Slightly larger screen
• Higher touch sampling rate
• Higher RAM option
• Higher storage option
• Higher ultra-wide camera resolution
• Higher front camera resolution
• Faster charging rate
• Built-in cooling system
ASUS ROG Phone 5:
• Gorilla Glass Victus
• Macro camera
• WiFi 6E
• 3.5mm headphone jack
• Larger battery
You can expect the two devices to deliver a great visual experience thanks to their large AMOLED screens with 144Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+. The Legion Phone Duel 2’s screen is slightly larger than the ROG Phone 5, but the ROG Phone 5 has more pixel count. However, the former has a higher touch-sampling rate which can provide more advantage in competitive gameplays. When it comes to protection, both are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. However, the ROG Phone 5 has the newer and tougher Victus.
RAM and Storage
The Legion Phone Duel 2 offers three RAM options — 12GB, 16GB, and 18GB. The ROG Phone 5, on the other hand, offers 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB options. When it comes to storage, the former has 25GB and 512GB, while the latter has 128GB and 256GB.
While it’s great to have the largest RAM and storage configuration, having a smaller RAM and storage option allows the manufacturer to offer the device at a lower price. We’ll know more about that, though, when both devices have launched in the country.
The Legion Phone Duel 2 only offers dual-rear cameras, but that’s not a big downer, though, considering that this is a gaming smartphone. But if you’re looking for something that can be versatile when it comes to mobile photography, the ROG Phone 5 offers triple-rear cameras.
When it comes to selfies, the Legion Phone Duel 2 has a higher front camera resolution at 44MP in a pop-up mechanism. It’s placed at the top center in landscape mode, making it more optimized for streaming gameplays. The ROG Phone 5, on the other hand, has 24MP placed in the top corner of the bezel.
Connectivity and Features
Both devices are pretty much equal in terms of connectivity features. Both have 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, two USB-C ports, multi-band SatNavs, dual front speakers, quad-microphones, extra touch keys, RGB lighting, and haptics. The ROG Phone 5 has the advantage of having WiFi 6E, which is an extension of WiFi 6 for 6GHz band utilization and faster throughput. It also has a 3.5mm audio port, so you can still use your favorite wired headphones without the need for a USB-C adapter.
The ROG Phone 5 takes the cake in terms of capacity at 6,000mAh compared to the Legion Phone Duel 2 at 5,500mAh. However, the latter offers 65W fast charging using a single USB-C port and 90W fast charging using two USB-C ports. The former, on the other hand, caps at 65W fast charging.
Gaming smartphones generate a lot of heat. That’s why both come with their own cooling technology. The ROG Phone 5 cools itself using an accessory called the Aero ActiveCooler 5, which blows air at the device’s back. The Legion Phone Duel 2, however, has a more sophisticated cooling system by having it built-in. It has passive cooling components and a vapor chamber liquid cooling area. To help dissipate the heat, it uses an intake fan to bring cool air in and an exhaust fan to blow the warm air out.
Which one to get?
We’re torn between the two as each has its own advantages. The best way to find out the better device is once we’ve reviewed both devices. We’re already done with the ROG Phone 5, so we’ll have to wait to get our hands on the Legion Phone Duel 2.
Lastly, the price. The device with a lower price will also become the more attractive option. ASUS will soon launch the ROG Phone 5 in the country and announce its price, while Lenovo is yet to announce its arrival. We’ll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, which device do you prefer for gaming? Let us know in the comments below.