Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – Analysis, specifications and prices

The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Apple A14 Bionic processor chipset and a battery of 15 mAh. On other side, the Asus ROG Phone 3 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Asus ROG Phone 3
Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs Asus ROG Phone 3

Processor and Operating System

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro runs on Apple A14 Bionic chipset and the processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next‑generation Neural Engine. Running on iOS 14 operating system.

The Apple A14 BionicBoth phones are using the same processor, Apple A14 Bionic. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. And it’s running on iOS 14 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is carrying a Apple GPU,4 cores gpu in the interior and the Asus ROG Phone 3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro battery capacity is 15 mAh which is a 39900% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1170 x 2532 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is a 8% smaller than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
1200 cd/m² peak brightness 1 ms response time
2000000:1 1000000:1 contrast ratio
800 cd/m² typical brightness 108.8% NTSC
Capacitive 113.3% DCI-P3
Ceramic Shield 144 Hz refresh rate
Dolby Vision 153.7% sRGB
Haptic Touch 2.5D curved glass screen
HDR10 25 ms touch latency
Multi-touch 270 Hz touch sampling rate
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating 650 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Scratch resistant Always-On Display
Super Retina XDR Bluelight Filter
True tone display Capacitive
Wide color display (P3) Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Wide color gamut Delta-E < 1
HDR10
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1000 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Supports glove touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 166.66% smaller than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Asus ROG Phone 3 gets you or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

iPhone 12 pro camera
iPhone 12 pro camera

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Asus-rog-phone-3
Asus-rog-phone-3
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x digital zoom (#2) 2160p @ 120 fps
2x optical zoom (#3) 3-axis electronic image stabilization
4x optical zoom range (#3) 720p @ 480 fps
5-element lens (#2) Angle of view – 125° (#2)
6-element lens (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital image stabilization
Cinematic video stabilization Digital zoom
Continuous autofocus Exposure compensation
Continuous shooting Face detection
Digital zoom Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
Dolby Vision HDR video recording Geotagging
Exposure compensation HDR
Face detection ISO settings
Geotagging Optical image stabilization
HDR Panorama
ISO settings Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
LiDAR scanner Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Macro mode Pro Video Mode
Night Mode RAW
OIS (#3) Scene mode
Optical image stabilization Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Optical zoom Self-timer
Panorama Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Touch focus
RAW White balance settings
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 24 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 120 fps HDR
12 MP 24 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Cinematic video stabilization Face unlock
Deep Fusion Panorama
Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Asus ROG Phone 3
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) EDGE
Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s) LTE Cat 20
LTE TD-
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s) TD-SCDMA
TD- UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro price is $999 and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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