Ceci est the ROG Phone 8, le slightly lower member of the duo that was just announced. What’s different are the customizable LEDs on the back, the fact that the 8 goes up to 16GB of RAM (compared to 24GB on the Pro), and 512GB of storage (1TB on the Pro), as well as the retail package.
The ROG Phone 8 comes with a 30W charger (65W on the Pro), a case, and a USB cable. There’s no AeroActive Cooler X here, while the Pro has it in the box.
Beyond that, the Asus ROG Phone 8 has the same impressive specs as the ROG Phone 8 Pro. You get the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the same 6.78-inch 1080p display with a 120Hz refresh rate or a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz. The battery is also the same 5,500mAh unit and, just like on the Pro, the Asus ROG Phone 8 has wireless charging – a first for the series.
Another first is the water resistance, and a good one too as evidenced by the IP68 certification.
Visually, the ROG Phone 8 stands out from the Pro mainly on the back. While the Pro is an all-black affair, the vanilla is available in black and gray. The light on the back is a simple ROG logo that you can set to breathe or flash in different colors, while the Pro features a full AniMe VISION with 341 customizable mini-LEDs.
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro à gauche, 8 à droite
We’ll be taking a simultaneous look at the ROG Phone 8 and the Phone 8 Pro – they’re so similar that it doesn’t make sense to run each test twice – stay tuned for our conclusions!