Head to Head: ROG Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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ASUS officially announced the new member of the ROG family, the ROG phone which boasts spectacular, if not first in the industry features that would make everyone, especially gamers, turn their heads on this device.

  • World’s fastest 2.96Ghz speed-binned Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Innovative GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system
  • Ultrafast 90Hz display with 1ms response time
  • AMOLED screen with HDR visuals
  • Ultra-responsive AirTriggers and advanced haptics
  • Unique-handling design with side-mounted port


Now that ASUS finally unveiled the ROG phone, their ultimate smartphone geared towards mobile gaming, how would it fair against other similar device offering from other brands? Here, we breakdown spec by spec the ROG Phone against the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

Model ROG Phone S9 Plus
Local SRP TBA PHP 52,990
Panel Size 6″ 5.8″
Panel Type FHD+ AMOLED with HDR QHD Super AMOLED
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octacore (speed-binned 2.9Ghz) 2.9GHz Samsung Exynos 9810 octacore
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Internal Memory up to 512GB 64GB
Card Slot Yes Yes
Camera (Front) 8MP (f2.0) 8MP f1.7
Camera (Rear) 12MP + 8MP Wide-angle (f1.8) with AR 12MP (f1.5 – 2.4)
Battery 4000mAh 3500mAh
Features Fingerprint Scanner
Stereo Speaker
Vapor-chamber cooling
90Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time
AirTriggers & advanced haptics
IP68 Dust and Water Resistant
Iris & Fingerprint Scanner
Front Firing Stereo Speaker