it was superior to the iPhone 13 Pro in our performance tests

The ROG Phone 6 Pro is a premium smartphone through and through. Before publishing its full test, we will give you an overview of its performance.

Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro // Source: Fandroid

Here, there is no question of listing all the features of the ROG Phone 6 Pro, you can find it in the announcement article. We want to give you a taste of what this smartphone has to offer in its SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

A modified design

To achieve the best performance, the design of the ROG Phone 6 has been completely redesigned. First, the SoC is installed in the center of the device. It is surrounded by two large batteries. For heat dissipation, different mechanisms are used. This is what Asus calls the GameCool 6. Understand here that it is a large graphite plate whose goal is to dissipate heat in the most effective way.

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Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro // Source: Fandroid

To avoid the famous hot spot that we can easily identify after a few minutes of intense activity on a smartphone, Asus has tried to spread the heat across as much of the chassis surface as possible. Which is good for him because the ROG Phone 6 is so good.

ROG Phone design

Technically, the SoC is placed in the center of the device with a two -part motherboard (a PCB). The same for the two -part battery, but also the passive cooling system, each time installed around the SoC. This allows, in addition to better heat evacuation, to remove the hot area from the fingers resting on the device. Asus also uses a boron nitride thermal compound, which handles heat two hundred times better than clean air.

Interesting first results

We were able to launch a variety of synthetic benchmarks, in addition to launching long games (over 30 minutes) resource -intensive games. Obviously the phone will be hot, not hot.

Thanks to this design, the ROG Phone 6 Pro limits this effect to “throttlingwhen the SoC reduces the CPU/GPU clock frequency. The goal here is to provide stable performance even at full power.

If you want to avoid overheating, Asus has also updated the AeroActive Cooler 6. This is the active cooling, in the form of an accessory with RGB LEDs, that recovers the heat released from the back of the smartphone and evacuated. it’s with the fans. This way of doing things is similar to the fans used on PCs.

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The AeroActive Cooler 6 // Source: Fandroid

We ran various tests using X-Mode. This mode is designed to not interfere with the smartphone’s performance. Apparently, this mode can easily reduce the autonomy of the device. However, we are here for the show.

Accurately… the ROG Phone 6 Pro is impressive. From what you get, this is the most powerful Android smartphone to date. Of all the synthetic benchmarks (Geekbench 5, Antutu 9, PC Mark, GFX Bench, 3D Mark, etc.), it achieves marks higher than any Android smartphone passed through our hands. They even allowed themselves the luxury of doing much better than the iPhone 13 Pro in some tests.

model Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro Vivo X80 Pro Realme GT Neo 3 Xiaomi 12 Pro Apple iPhone 13 Pro
AnTuTu 9 1109651 974485 822636 967591 784475
AnTuTu CPUs 262115 208029 201733 219760 219142
AnTuTu GPU 466005 441245 312601 424956 306507
AnTuTu MEM 196358 162886 149301 164789 128315
AnTuTu UX 185173 162325 159001 158086 130511
PC Mark 2.0 41463 N/A N/A N/A N/A
PC Mark 3.0 17165 9067 14370 12979 N/A
3DMark Wild Life N/A N/A 5441 7129 9757
Average framerate of 3DMark Wild Life 63 FPS N/A 32 FPS 43 FPS 58.4 FPS
GFXBench Aztec Volcano / Metal high (onscreen / offscreen) 63/46 FPS 21/38 FPS 43/28 FPS 58/44 FPS 60 / 38.8 FPS
GFXBench Car Chase (onscreen/offscreen) 82/101 FPS 80/93 FPS 53/61 FPS 73/91 FPS 60 / 90.89 FPS
GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen/offscreen) 143/252 FPS 120/241 FPS 60/168 FPS 121/233 FPS N/A
Sequential Reading/Writing 1971/1470 MB / s 1858/1425 MB / s 1751 /1333 MB / s 1827 /1444 MB / s N/A
Random reading/writing 88564 /118678 IOPS 77781/98875 IOPS 74087/80379 IOPS 79899 /105473 IOPS N/A

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