Both phones have 50-megapixel cameras, support 8K video recording, and run Qualcomm’s most recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. AMOLED screens of a comparable size and cutting-edge cooling systems are also features of both phones.
There are still a number of noteworthy distinctions, though. Discover what distinguishes these two gaming titans by continuing to read.
A unique mini-LED back is featured on the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro.
The Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro’s customizable light-up design is among its most eye-catching features. The phone’s back is equipped with 341 mini-LED lights, which can be turned on or off to display a variety of text and animations. Asus refers to this function as AniMe Vision.
The RedMagic 9 Pro is available in black, as well as transparent silver and black finishes that reveal some of the phone’s internal components, if you’re not interested in mini-LED animations and would rather have a slightly wider selection of colors. Only black is available for the ROG Phone 8 Pro.
A cooling fan is integrated into the RedMagic 9 Pro.
The ICE 13.0 Magic Cooling System is a noteworthy feature of the RedMagic 9 Pro. In order to improve airflow and lower CPU core temperatures by up to 25°C, the integrated cooling chamber has been enlarged by 18% compared to its predecessor.
Even the lights on the 22000 RPM turbofan on the back of the phone can be customized, making it stand out.
The ROG Phone 8 Pro is equipped with the GameCool 8 precision thermal structure, which provides a 22% increase in thermal efficiency over the previous model, and the Rapid-Cooling Conductor, which uniformly dissipates heat from every thermal layer.
Additionally, if you order before February 4th, 2024, you will receive the AeroActive Cooler X cooling fan free of charge when you order either the standard Pro model or the ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition. You will have to purchase the fan separately if not.
Its display is brighter on the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro.
There are some advantages to the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro’s display.
The ROG Phone 8 Pro’s screen is brighter, to start. Playing games and streaming movies in the sun is made easier by the peak brightness of 2500 nits. A setting for an always-on display allows you to check the time or your notifications even when your phone is locked. The AMOLED display also boasts an exceptionally fast 165Hz adaptive refresh rate.
The refresh rate of the AMOLED display on the RedMagic 9 Pro is still a very fast 120Hz. There isn’t an always-on display feature, and the maximum brightness is only 1600 nits.
A larger battery powers the RedMagic 9 Pro.
A gaming phone’s battery life is another crucial consideration, and the RedMagic 9 Pro excels in this regard.
A large 6500 mAh battery powers the phone, and an 80W charger that comes in the box allows for 80W fast charging.
The 5500 mAh battery-powered Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro, on the other hand, allows for 65W rapid charging, and this charger is also included in the package. Additionally, 15W wireless charging support is a feature of the ROG Phone 8 Pro.
Well-water-resistant is the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro.
Its IP68 dust and water resistance rating contributes to the robust design of the AUS ROG Phone 8 Pro. The most recent models of high-end phones from companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google have the same IP classification.
An IP rating is not available for the RedMagic 9 Pro.
RedMagic 9 Pro is less expensive.
The RedMagic 9 Pro might be a more alluring choice if cost is a deciding factor for you.
The phone only costs $649/£579. This is a lot less expensive than the $1499.99/£1299.99 Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Edition or the $1199.99/£1099.99 Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro.