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 Best Flagship Phones With the Jack

Asus ROG Phone 8 and Zenfone 11 Ultra

Asus is one of the few Android manufacturers that still include the headphone jack on all their phones. This year, there's the Asus ROG Phone 8 and the Zenfone 11 Ultra. I've bundled them together because they are basically identical. They both have the headphone jack, an IP68 water-resistance rating, 6.78-inch AMOLED screens with the same resolution, and the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage (upgradeable to 16 GB and 512 GB). Even the 5,500-mAh battery capacity is identical, as is the triple-camera system, with a 50-MP main camera, a 13-MP ultrawide, and a 32-MP telephoto.

The ROG Phone 8 is tailored to gamers, so it has a bit more flair in its design, and its screen refresh rate can get up to 165 Hz, but this is pretty much overkill. It also has two USB-C ports, one on the bottom and one on the left edge, so you can charge your phone more easily without a cable blocking your grip when gaming. The best reason to get the ROG model is if you plan on investing in Asus' gaming accessories, like the ROG AeroActive Cooler X, which genuinely lowers the operating temperature of the phone when gaming, delivering smoother frame rates and gameplay over long periods.


Thank you to the "WIRED" website for writing this review. We encourage all gamers to visit the "WIRED" website to read the full review.