[Review] Options and gaming efficiency of ASUS ROG Telephone 6D

The ASUS ROG Telephone 6 already impressed me in a earlier evaluation, and whereas I have not performed the ASUS ROG Telephone 6 Batman Version for lengthy, what little time I did have with it was nonetheless a superb time.

As anticipated, the ROG Telephone 6D lived as much as the identical requirements and, at first look, would not look all that totally different from the Telephone 6.

It has the identical shiny again, which supplies it a barely rugged look with intercepted strains and block font statements.

Then, after all, there’s the signature RGB-lit matrix show on the again that may be custom-made to match your temper or to mirror notifications/exercise in your cellphone.

Even the digicam housing is similar, nicely saved out of the best way for comfy horizontal play.

The ROG Telephone 6D is offered in just one color, House Gray.

Beneath the floor is the place this cellphone begins to vary from the ROG Telephone 6, as as an alternative of a Snapdragon chipset, it has a MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ 5G chipset.

The 2 chipmakers are sometimes pitted in opposition to one another, with Snapdragon often mentioned to be higher in a number of respects.

Nonetheless, from my expertise utilizing the ROG Telephone 6 and ROG Telephone 6D for a similar functions, I’ve heard little or no distinction. Extra on that later although.

Like the opposite telephones within the ROG Telephone 6 sequence, the ROG Telephone 6D has a 6.78-inch AMOLED HDR10+ show with a 165Hz refresh fee.

The Armory Crate app additionally works the identical method, permitting customers to regulate their settings for an optimum gaming expertise. Swap between X-Mode to enhance efficiency, Dynamic for a balanced person expertise, or Extremely Robust (Eco) to increase battery life.

That is additionally the place you management the AirTriggers, concurrently mapping as much as 14 customizable contact factors on the display screen.

Additionally arriving with the ROG Telephone 6D evaluation unit we acquired was the AeroActive Cooler 6 for testing, though it would not truly come bundled with this mannequin, simply the ROG Telephone 6D Final.

The built-in GameCool 6 cooling system is able to conserving the cellphone’s temperature down for day-to-day use, however as you play video games in X-mode, you will begin to really feel a build-up of warmth, which the AeroActive Cooler 6 is supposed to fight.

We’ve not tried its predecessors, however from the photographs alone, the most recent model of the system seems to be extra trendy and edgier. It is a glossy design that matches the ROG Telephone 6 sequence itself, with no surprises.

The clip accent makes use of a spring-loaded closing mechanism, permitting the AeroActive Cooler 6 to hug the cellphone comfortably.

It attracts energy instantly out of your cellphone through a USB-C linked to the side-mounted charging port, that means there aren’t any delicate wires to get in the best way of your gaming.

In case your cellphone begins to die, the cooler itself has a USB-C port you’ll be able to plug a charging cable into, so you’ll be able to concurrently cost your cellphone because it cools.

The AeroActive Cooler 6 has a kickstand in your cellphone to face in a panorama portrait place for some time, and 4 further bodily buttons for recreation enter.

This brings the aforementioned 14 simultaneous touchpoints to a complete of 18 when the AeroActive Cooler 6 is plugged in.

The 4 buttons on the cooler are omnidirectional, that means they are often pressed from any route and at any level. I discovered myself utilizing them much more than the AirTrigger dots on the sting of the cellphone as they had been simpler and extra pure to press.

The controls for the cooler are additionally accessible by the Armory Crate, with the choice to combine the fan with thermoelectric cooling by using a Peltier cooler.

With the cooling mode activated, you’ll be able to swap between Sensible, Cool, Frosty and Frozen (solely out there when the charging cable is linked to the AeroActive Cooler 6.

Frosty was capable of maintain the cellphone fairly cool to the contact after I performed Genshin Affect on overclocked settings for an hour or so.

That mentioned, even with out the cooler connected, I used to be nonetheless capable of play video games in X-Mode somewhat comfortably with no stutter or lag.

When the cooler is linked to the cellphone, X-Mode additionally switches to X-Mode+, boosting the cellphone’s efficiency.

Going again to the ROG Telephone 6D itself, it would not give the person any room to have any doubts about its gaming capabilities and efficiency.

With a big 6,000mAh battery and 65W wired charging, operating out of cost on this cellphone should not be an issue — except you are taking part in X-Mode for half a day straight, in all probability.

For a gaming cellphone, its cameras are additionally fairly spectacular, simply assembly flagship day by day driver requirements.

It has a 50MP wide-angle, 13MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro digicam on the again, together with a 12MP selfie digicam.

These are additionally discovered on the ROG Telephone 6, which we regularly use as a backup cellphone for images and movies in our content material creation.


Aside from the chipset, the ROG Telephone 6D would not actually differ from the ROG Telephone 6. Benchmarks would doubtless present some variations, however I doubt my day-to-day utilization and gaming tendencies would push the telephones to these limits anyway.

As for which cellphone is healthier than the opposite, it’s going to doubtless come right down to your chipset preferences or what you propose to do with the cellphone.

The ASUS ROG Telephone 6D is barely out there in a 12GB and 256GB variant and prices RM3,499, which is RM100 cheaper than the ROG Telephone 6.

professionals versus
Wonderful battery life, with tremendous quick charging speeds No wi-fi charging
Nice 165Hz show for responsive, lag-free gameplay
Respectable cameras, similar to a flagship
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