DxOMark claims ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera does not add up to the price

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With the unveiling of the Razer phone, it seems that developers were finally getting interested in providing other technology options for the gaming consumer. Namely, by creating new phones with some new options for the gamer crowd. Out of all of these, the ASUS ROG Phone is the most pricey, but people soon looked toward the ASUS ROG Phone 2 to see what it could do. While it's almost there, it seems to have failed one majorly prime feature - the camera. For a phone at that price point, the ASUS ROG Phone 2 is severely lacking in view of its competitors, as DxOMark says. First of all, there are just two cameras, one being 48 megapixels and the other only 13 megapixels. Technically, that might make due, they say, but in comparison, it falters very much. Here's more of the report. As typical phone cameras go in general, it seems to pass but under testing and higher scrutiny does not pass at all. General outdoor and indoor exposure has been reported as fine but the ASUS ROG Phone 2 camera tends to underexpose photos when dealing with non-optimal lighting situations. Color is reported to be fine and good but apparently white balance can be mistaken very easily. Also, reports say that the dynamic range of the camera is way too narrow, measured against other phone cameras of today's world. It does have a wide-angle but no singular telephoto, which means bokeh isn't too perfect. On the positive side of things, the video review seems decent - good autofocus, stable image, and textures, but it also is reported as being a bit noisy. There is an option to shoot in 4K, which is a major plus, though sometimes that seems to highlight some of the shortcomings of the ASUS ROG Phone 2'c camera. All in all, DxOMark gave the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and camera an average score of 95 - which still makes the top half of the list of contenders. It is also worth mentioning that cameras such as the ASUS ZenFone 6 and LG G8 ThinQ have similar issues, so that is definitely something to put things in context. However, if the average gaming consumer is about to fork over almost one thousand dollars for a new phone, it had better have superior performance, and all the bells and whistles one could want in a camera.

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