1. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I run some pretty heavy apps on my phone and it's finally getting to the point that I'm getting lag. Not to mention physically starting to wear out and not trusting any battery retailers (on my second, a 10,000mAh one that started dropping like a rock within a couple months).

    There's finally a phone coming out that's exciting me and has me thinking it'll be a worthy upgrade. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is due out soon globally, and it's been making some big waves just with the China/Tencent version already released. The global version is looking to be even better.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ROG-Phone-II/

    It's not without some big tradeoffs for me. It doesn't seem to have an SD card slot, but I can overlook that with 512 GB internal storage. It also has a sealed battery and uses an AMOLED display. As long as it works with Verizon, the rest of the specs are killer.
    09-03-2019 04:39 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    Well, they sure like to make these new phones sound like they’re so great. Let us know what reality is.
    09-03-2019 05:16 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Well, they sure like to make these new phones sound like they’re so great. Let us know what reality is.
    The folks over at XDA are already playing around with the Tencent version, both as is and flashing the global ROM. No complaints from anyone so far.
    09-03-2019 05:59 PM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    That definitely seems like an amazing phone. I looked at it myself and it seems awesome! So cool! Keep us posted on what you decide!
    09-03-2019 06:02 PM
  5. talon1189's Avatar
    Any hints on the price or delivery month? My V20 will be 3 years old next month. It still works good. I was thinking about a Pixel 3a Xl but I am in no hurry, I can wait. I am not looking forward to a sealed battery phone 🤔
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    09-04-2019 12:21 PM
  6. Golurk's Avatar
    I run some pretty heavy apps on my phone and it's finally getting to the point that I'll getting lag. Not to mention physically starting to wear out and not trusting any battery retailers (on my second, a 10,000mAh one that started dropping like a rock within a couple months).

    There's finally a phone coming out that's exciting me and has me thinking it'll be a worthy upgrade. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is due out soon globally, and it's been making some big waves just with the China/Tencent version already released. The global version is looking to be even better.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ROG-Phone-II/

    It's not without some big tradeoffs for me. It doesn't seem to have an SD card slot, but I can overlook that with 512 GB internal storage. It also has a sealed battery and uses an AMOLED display. As long as it works with Verizon, the rest of the specs are killer.
    Spec-wise the ROG Phone II looks like an absolute beast. A massive battery, 120hz AMOLED display and a 12GB RAM SMD 855 is enough for even the most demanding of users.

    If you can get past the large size, unique software skin and good but not outstanding cameras you’ll love it
    09-04-2019 12:36 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Any hints on the price or delivery month? My V20 will be 3 years old next month. It still works good. I was thinking about a Pixel 3a Xl but I am in no hurry, I can wait. I am not looking forward to a sealed battery phone
    They had their UK announcement this morning, listing the UK delivery dates and prices in euros.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/4/20...features-price

    They also announced an "Ultimate" version with 1TB storage and Cat 20 LTE (up to 2Gbps). When converting to USD, that one would set me back about $1,300. I don't think I need that much space. Lol. Then again, depending on the cost from a U.S. based retailer... I'm not ruling anything out yet.
    09-04-2019 12:37 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    ...good but not outstanding cameras you’ll love it
    From everything I've been reading, the camera is at the very least very good considering it's a gaming phone. A lot of reviews from other phones with the same sensor have ranked it one of the best out there. Since I don't rely on auto mode and AI filters, I think this will suit me fine from a hardware standpoint. Cameras are to the point now that it's mostly splitting hairs between them.
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    09-04-2019 12:41 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Cameras are to the point now that it's mostly splitting hairs between them.
    This is so true. At this point in time, most cameras are so proficient that you can't even tell them apart (ie, which phone took the photo).
    09-04-2019 01:31 PM
  10. talon1189's Avatar
    I run some pretty heavy apps on my phone and it's finally getting to the point that I'll getting lag. Not to mention physically starting to wear out and not trusting any battery retailers (on my second, a 10,000mAh one that started dropping like a rock within a couple months).

    There's finally a phone coming out that's exciting me and has me thinking it'll be a worthy upgrade. The Asus ROG Phone 2 is due out soon globally, and it's been making some big waves just with the China/Tencent version already released. The global version is looking to be even better.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ROG-Phone-II/

    It's not without some big tradeoffs for me. It doesn't seem to have an SD card slot, but I can overlook that with 512 GB internal storage. It also has a sealed battery and uses an AMOLED display. As long as it works with Verizon, the rest of the specs are killer.
    Maybe your V20 wants you to give in and download "Oreo" already 😂🤣
    09-05-2019 05:13 PM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Maybe your V20 wants you to give in and download "Oreo" already
    NEVER!!!!!!!

    Lol
    09-05-2019 05:59 PM
  12. rdjr74's Avatar
    I agree with the lag, the phone is older and becomes a lag issue. And yes the batteries just don't seem to hold up any longer. I took advantage of Prime Day and got a s9 plus. I've been really pleased with it. I'm finally back to using Nova Launcher, I missed it, it didn't work well with my v20. You may be able to find one for a good price if money is a concern. Nova along with Package Disable (PD MDM) has made this thing zippy and the battery is really good. I do miss the 2nd screen but there are a few trade offs, I got wireless charging back and Nova (I really missed my gesture shortcuts).
    09-10-2019 12:42 PM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Well the ROG Phone 2 is out and so far no Verizon support. Unless something changes, looks like I'm sticking with my V20 for now.

    Maybe I should consider the Razer Phone 2 instead? Not the best specs, but it does have an LCD and is less than half price of the ROG Phone 2.
    09-24-2019 05:26 AM
  14. JesusIsGodAlmighty-dot-Life's Avatar
    V20 for the win - there is still nothing better then this, even with its faults.

    I'm looking at what is going on with Librem 5, I want to jump ship from Android and have Freedom! But... It seems it will take some time to get there - but I really don't like to play with Android anymore and there despotism.
    09-24-2019 09:48 AM

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