ASUS ROG Phone 2 128GB 8GB Ram Dual Sim / Unlocked Smartphone £472 @ Wonda Mobile
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ASUS ROG Phone 2 128GB 8GB Ram Dual Sim / Unlocked Smartphone £472 @ Wonda Mobile

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Posted 10th OctShipping from Hong Kong
My next phone I reckon, absolute beast, 120hz display, 6000mAh battery

No band 20 on this particular model
3307076.jpgSlightly more than gearbest, but apparently a more reliable seller from what I've been told.

Asus ROG Phone 2 comes with a 6.59-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Asus ROG Phone 2 is powered by a 2.6GHz octa-core processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM.

The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 6,000mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus ROG Phone 2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera and a second 13-megapixel camera. It sports a 24-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The Asus ROG Phone 2 runs ROG UI based on Android 9 Pie. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is a dual SIM (GSM) smartphone.

Connectivity options on the Asus ROG Phone 2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.

The Asus ROG Phone 2 measures 170.99 x 77.60 x 9.78mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 240.00 grams.

If you aren't OK with spending this money on this type of site then please don't, there may be extra charges and long waits as well. Always a risk with these kinds of purchases, so do think thoroughly before diving in.

Pay by credit card or PayPal, and ideally have an bank account that covers warranty on Grey imports (nationwide flex plus offer such a thing)
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90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by @MrSwitch

... which means you're slacking
Rebelutionary110/10/2019 10:48

Damn! Thanks



Additional info

"The 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G.

The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out.

However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel.

On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic."

sourte: 4g.co.uk/4g-…ow/
Mr.Nutts10/10/2019 10:27

90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by …90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by @MrSwitch ... which means you're slacking


I must make up that 10%
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90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by @MrSwitch

... which means you're slacking
Mr.Nutts10/10/2019 10:27

90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by …90% of the phone deals I look at and get tempted to buy are posted by @MrSwitch ... which means you're slacking


I must make up that 10%
Isn't that about a fiver more than EGC where further coupon & cashback discounts are available, and more importantly: import fees already sorted by the merchant. Can still directly pay by CC at EGC.
MrSwitch10/10/2019 10:27

I must make up that 10%


Exactly!

p.s. this is tempting but comparing price v satisfaction against my Xiaomi 9T, I reckon this would lose. Not worth the extra ~£200
My next phone MrSwitch
Like the idea of this phone but using a mate 20 pro I managed to pickup new for £152
AndyRoyd10/10/2019 10:29

Isn't that about a fiver more than EGC where further coupon & cashback …Isn't that about a fiver more than EGC where further coupon & cashback discounts are available, and more importantly: import fees already sorted by the merchant. Can still directly pay by CC at EGC.


Yep! People may prefer Wonda though Im guessing
Love this phone
How much of a burden is no band 20 in reality?
I am guessing no band 20? If not, anywhere I can get the phone with it? Seems like the perfect phone for me, huge battery and amazing sound, it's the Axon 7 sequel I never got.
Rebelutionary110/10/2019 10:35

How much of a burden is no band 20 in reality?



Band 20 is 800mhz. Indoor 4G reception is going to be worst or non-existent.
Spinal2k10/10/2019 10:47

Band 20 is 800mhz. Indoor 4G reception is going to be worst or …Band 20 is 800mhz. Indoor 4G reception is going to be worst or non-existent.


Damn! Thanks
leoc10/10/2019 10:52

I want this and seen it at £471.99 on …I want this and seen it at £471.99 on eglobal.eglobalcentraluk.com/asus-rog-phone-2-zs660kl-8gb-128gb-dual-sim-black-cn-ver.-with-flashed-os.htmlThey list it as having band 20 (which I'm so sure is wrong) so I sent a message asking them 4 days ago and still haven't heard back. 🙃


The 472 pound question
Rebelutionary110/10/2019 10:48

Damn! Thanks



Additional info

"The 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G.

The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out.

However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel.

On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic."

sourte: 4g.co.uk/4g-…ow/
Beast of a phone
Spinal2k10/10/2019 11:03

Additional info"The 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was …Additional info"The 800MHz frequency band is one of two which was auctioned by Ofcom in February of 2013. Previously this band was used to provide analogue television signals, but since TV’s switched over to digital it was freed up to be used with 4G. The lower the frequency of the band the further it can travel, so the 800MHz band is the most adept of the three at travelling over long distances, which means users can get a 4G signal even when they’re a long way from a mast. This becomes particularly useful in rural areas where masts are likely to be quite spread out. However, it also has some advantages in cities, because low frequencies are also good at passing through walls and other physical objects. So the 800MHz band is good for indoor coverage and for heavily built up areas where a signal might otherwise struggle to travel. On the other hand it has a comparatively low capacity, as it was only available in small 5 and 10MHz blocks, which means that it can’t always deal brilliantly with lots of people trying to connect at once, particularly if they’re carrying out demanding actions such as streaming HD video. So even in places with a good connection it may not always deliver consistent speeds, especially in urban areas where there’s likely to be a lot of data traffic."sourte: https://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/


Thanks mate.
Phone and specs are mad! But apparently the software let's it down.
crazy_kalz10/10/2019 11:08

Phone and specs are mad! But apparently the software let's it down.


Apparently there's a button where you csn flit between Asus rog skin, and a near stock Asus experience
MrSwitch10/10/2019 11:11

Apparently there's a button where you csn flit between Asus rog skin, and …Apparently there's a button where you csn flit between Asus rog skin, and a near stock Asus experience


That would be useful! Tempted, but I'll stick to my OnePlus 7 Pro with the 90hz screen lol!
MrSwitch10/10/2019 11:11

Apparently there's a button where you csn flit between Asus rog skin, and …Apparently there's a button where you csn flit between Asus rog skin, and a near stock Asus experience


Not just the atheistic skin tho, from what I read the overall software quality from Asus just not as well polished as Oxygen OS (less responsive/intuitive), and camera is also a let down.
marco.wongmonkeys10/10/2019 11:21

Not just the atheistic skin tho, from what I read the overall software …Not just the atheistic skin tho, from what I read the overall software quality from Asus just not as well polished as Oxygen OS (less responsive/intuitive), and camera is also a let down.


It's a gaming phone, all that matters is gaming performance which it excels at
LukeyWolf10/10/2019 11:30

It's a gaming phone, all that matters is gaming performance which it …It's a gaming phone, all that matters is gaming performance which it excels at


Snapdragon 855+ with Adreno 640 does not particularly standout tho. I know they are top of the line mobile processing, but not unique to this phone. OP7T has it too.
Linus tech tips on his YouTube channel did a review of this that I watched the other day. He kind of liked the phone but said the camera was really bad and when you add all the accessories it's basically a hand held console and you would be better with a dedicated handheld like a switch. He did however say that the screen was amazing but I just think it's not a great phone and really how many great games are there on Android that would really take advantage of the phone. Me personally if I was going to spend this kind of money I'd get a xiaomi Mi 9 and a switch. That's the best of both worlds.
marco.wongmonkeys10/10/2019 11:37

Snapdragon 855+ with Adreno 640 does not particularly standout tho. I know …Snapdragon 855+ with Adreno 640 does not particularly standout tho. I know they are top of the line mobile processing, but not unique to this phone. OP7T has it too.


I know but the cooling is redicoulous on it and I never said anything being unique and the sd855+ still stands out you know
A_Rom10/10/2019 10:39

I am guessing no band 20? If not, anywhere I can get the phone with it? …I am guessing no band 20? If not, anywhere I can get the phone with it? Seems like the perfect phone for me, huge battery and amazing sound, it's the Axon 7 sequel I never got.


You can buy the UK version from Asus UK store, however it's £830.

It is the 12/512 version and comes with the bumper case and the fan though.
Spinal2k10/10/2019 10:47

Band 20 is 800mhz. Indoor 4G reception is going to be worst or …Band 20 is 800mhz. Indoor 4G reception is going to be worst or non-existent.


How much? Christ, I may just wait for a sale, cheers for the heads up though, will keep an eye out for that one.
A_Rom10/10/2019 12:25

How much? Christ, I may just wait for a sale, cheers for the heads up …How much? Christ, I may just wait for a sale, cheers for the heads up though, will keep an eye out for that one.



Exactly why I haven't bought yet. Even a cheaper global 12/512 version would be fine as they have band 20. But UK price is too high for what it is.
this is good but see below for the Daddy !!!

uk.store.asus.com/asu…tml

definately my next phone
I bought the 512GB version with 12GB of RAM. It's fast becoming the best phone I've ever owned. I've owned Nokia, Sony, Samsung and iPhone(recently), beats them. This thing goes! The software is awesome, almost stock. The battery lasts all day even when playing battery suckers like POGO, the 120hz screen is amazing.

The let downs are the lack of waterproofing, the camera requires slightly more effort to get a good pic, the fingerprint censor requires a light to get the scan, the face recognition doesn't work in the dark... and the lack of accessories on the market. None of these really bother me besides the camera.

I would recommend this phone to anyone.
Every thread you get the OP drones talking about the well known buggy OP's experience.
The experience is so good people,
Root and flash custom roms in a matter of days.

Install Gcam Immediately.

Flash kernel and scripts to extend battery life.

Flash a script to enable system wide 90hz? So the device wasn't truly 90 hz then?

Ghost touches STILL

Not being able to turn the phone for hours after it has crashed.

This is the software experience the boast of.

forums.oneplus.com/thr…92/

You know what's coming next,
" I have never had any or those issues"
Yeah I bet.
Edited by: "realdeals" 10th Oct
fu_fighter10/10/2019 12:58

I bought the 512GB version with 12GB of RAM. It's fast becoming the best …I bought the 512GB version with 12GB of RAM. It's fast becoming the best phone I've ever owned. I've owned Nokia, Sony, Samsung and iPhone(recently), beats them. This thing goes! The software is awesome, almost stock. The battery lasts all day even when playing battery suckers like POGO, the 120hz screen is amazing. The let downs are the lack of waterproofing, the camera requires slightly more effort to get a good pic, the fingerprint censor requires a light to get the scan, the face recognition doesn't work in the dark... and the lack of accessories on the market. None of these really bother me besides the camera.I would recommend this phone to anyone.


Mine is finally on lt's way. I caught my original order just before dispatch and cancelled it, I was then able to reorder for £50 less over at Gbest.
A_Rom10/10/2019 12:25

How much? Christ, I may just wait for a sale, cheers for the heads up …How much? Christ, I may just wait for a sale, cheers for the heads up though, will keep an eye out for that one.



It's just the 4G... if you're indoors, you still get 2G/3G.

It's not like you're going to be without signal.
Spinal2k10/10/2019 16:56

It's just the 4G... if you're indoors, you still get 2G/3G.It's not like …It's just the 4G... if you're indoors, you still get 2G/3G.It's not like you're going to be without signal.


Have you tried being limited to 2G/3G lately? It feels like being without signal these days.
omgpleasespamme10/10/2019 17:55

Have you tried being limited to 2G/3G lately? It feels like being without …Have you tried being limited to 2G/3G lately? It feels like being without signal these days.


I've switched to giffgaff in the last two months and the 4g signal is awful at home and work. It's so bad that I really can't see myself managing without band 20.
omgpleasespamme10/10/2019 17:55

Have you tried being limited to 2G/3G lately? It feels like being without …Have you tried being limited to 2G/3G lately? It feels like being without signal these days.


Why would someone buy a top of the line spec phone then happy to run it at 3G is beyond me.
Spinal2k10/10/2019 16:56

It's just the 4G... if you're indoors, you still get 2G/3G.It's not like …It's just the 4G... if you're indoors, you still get 2G/3G.It's not like you're going to be without signal.


I'm on Vodafone, they only use Band 20, their 3g improvements are basically non-existent. Wouldn't buy a balls to the wall level phone and sit waiting for a week to try and do anything.
I'm currently using this phone with o2 and so far connectivity has been alright. If you didn't have a issues before with signal already (specific areas) then experience will probably be the same.

For those defending the OP 7 pro, I understand it you bought that phone and really want to defend your purchase. But when a phone has 6000 mah that last more than a day always running at 120hz, has one of the best front facing speakers, keeps the headphone jack, has really good haptic feedback, and has a flat screen (yes that is a feature for me, curved glass is annoying) There isn't much to argue about tbh.

Camera for the type of phone is decent, uses the same sensor as the one plus and pictures aren't much worse (OP 7 pro camera is not that great to begin with)

I was on the fence of getting the OP 7 pro myself but at the end of the day the only things I liked about it was the display resolution and the 90hz (still hate the fact that is curved). Couldn't justify such a price tag for only that. Rog 2 in the other hand...

Oh one more thing, even if you don't game with this phone is totally fine. Try to look for similar specs/features in other phones for sub £500 then come back, won't be an easy task
Anyone has ever ordered before from this site?
ResveZ11/10/2019 05:26

Anyone has ever ordered before from this site?


Not personally but I know 2 people who have and they had no issues at all.
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