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ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: price, specifications and features compared

On: July 23, 2020

The first wave of Snapdragon 865 Plus smartphones has arrived. Three smartphones, namely the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G were launched yesterday. While Samsung has upgraded its existing Galaxy Z Flip with the new processor, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is the latest model in the ROG Phone series. The Legion Phone Duel is the debut gaming phone from the brand.

The ASUS and Lenovo offerings are the most powerful gaming smartphones on offer in the market as of now. While the ROG Phone 3 has already been launched in India, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel will go on sale globally at a later date. If you are wondering how these two gaming phones stack up, here’s a detailed comparison for you.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: price

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is world's first smartphone with Snapdragon 865+ SoC

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 starts at Rs 49,999 in India

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 will go on sale starting August 6th on Flipkart. The smartphone is being offered in two configurations – 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB in India. The former has been priced at Rs 49,999, whereas the latter will set you back by Rs 57,999.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, on the other hand, comes in 8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB configurations. Lenovo has priced these models at RMB 3,499 (~Rs 37,300), RMB 3,899 (~Rs 41,500) and RMB 4,199 (~Rs 44,800), respectively. There’s also a top of the line variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, which has been priced at RMB 5,999 (~Rs 64,100). As of now, there’s no word on when the smartphone will come to India.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: display

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel features a 144Hz display

Both ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel come with a 144Hz refresh rate displays. However, the former has a slight edge over the Legion Phone Duel in terms of the touch sampling rate, which is 270Hz as compared to 240Hz on the Legion Phone Duel.

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 features a 6.59-inch 19.5:9 AMOLED display with FHD+ screen resolution. The Legion Phone Duel offers the same resolution, but with a slightly larger 6.65-inch AMOLED panel.

Both these smartphones have an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, Legion Phone offers slimmer bezels as it features a unique side-mounted pop-up selfie camera.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: performance and software

Coming to the performance, both smartphones are on par with each other thanks to the identical 7nm 3.1GHz octa-core Snapdragon 865 Plus processor ticking at the core. Both these handsets have several gaming-specific features including advanced cooling system, ultrasonic trigger buttons, game assistant, improved haptic feedback and more.

In terms of configurations, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel offers an additional 12GB + 128GB variant, giving the flexibility to have a higher RAM option in a more affordable budget. Then there’s the 16GB variant, which is another additional option for those who want maxed out specs.

The other two variants are the same as the ROG Phone 3 – 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. Both phones have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

In the software department, both gaming smartphones boot Android 10 as their base software. However, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel comes with ZUI 12 or Legion OS depending on the region. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 features ROG UI on top. Both these interfaces are feature-rich and designed for gamers.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: cameras

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a unique side elevating selfie camera

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a unique side elevating selfie camera

Coming to the cameras, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 is an upgrade over last year’s ROG Phone 2 as it offers a triple camera module on the back. The camera setup comprises a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide camera with real-time distortion correction and a 5MP macro sensor.

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel misses out on the triple camera setup and instead offers a dual-camera module on the back. The camera setup comprises a 64MP main sensor and 16MP ultra-wide lens.

Coming to selfie cameras, the ROG Phone 3 has a 24MP snapper on the front housed on the top bezel. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a unique side-mounted elevating selfie camera, which makes it easier to live stream while gaming. The camera is a 20MP unit.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: battery

Coming to the battery, the ROG Phone 3 features a massive 6,000mAh cell with support for 30W Quick Charge 4.0 and PD Charging. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel features a smaller 5,000mAh battery, but with 90W fast charging support.

ASUS ROG Phone 3 vs Lenovo Legion Phone Duel: verdict

As you can tell by now, both ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel are neck and neck when it comes to performance. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 has better cameras, and also comes with several official add-on accessories you can purchase. On the other hand, if you are into streaming your gaming sessions, want a quirky design and the fastest charging technology right now, Legion Phone Duel is the better device. On the flip side, we are not sure whether the Legion offering will come to India and when, whereas the ROG Phone 3 goes on sale starting August 6th on Flipkart, and is your best bet if you want a powerful gaming phone right now.

Smartphone Key Features
ASUS ROG Phone 36.59-inch AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865+ chipset, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 10 based ROG OS, 64MP triple rear cameras, 24MP selfie camera, 6,000mAh battery, 30W HyperCharge fast charging
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel6.67-inch AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865+ chipset, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 10 based ZUI 12 or Legion OS, 64MP dual rear cameras, 20MP selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, 90W fast charging
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