Xmode question

ukingdom7878ukingdom7878 Level 1
edited February 2021 in ROG Phone 3

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: ROG PHONE 3
  2. Firmware Version:17.0823.2012.122
  3. Rooted or not: no
  4. Frequency of Occurrence:
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app):

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Hi, I just brought a new rog phone 3 global set & I'm confused about many things & don't want to damage my new phone. Hope u all can answer my question.

1. What is xmode?

2. When or in what condition that we need to use xmode when playing game?

3. Notice that when I play a game with high graphic, the CPU & GPU sometime reach 80% and above. Will Long hour playing with GPU & CPU 80% above will damage the phone?

4. What is the save range for temperature celsius?

Sorry for so many questions & thank you for your kind answer.


  • CravenCraven Level 3
    edited January 2021

    1. X mode = Make phone go super saiyan full power.

    2. Turn on X mode when you feel like your game is lagging or turn it on when you need to run a resource-demanding app or game.

    3. Safe. Don't need to worry.

    4. Ideally below 50°C system temp. Just use the phone in a well-ventilated area because this thing gets unnecessarily toasty and heat is your hardware's enemy.

  • 1.) Xmode is some kind of performance mode.

    2.) Whenever u feel like u need more performance.

    3.) Preferbly ud want your gpu to be at 99% because then u utilize it perfevly, sadly most mobile games arent optimized.

    4.) Depends on component. Gpu and cpu are safe under 100c, it will start throttling at 96c so youre fine.

  • Thank you for the answer. Im concern coz I HV a friend who has a bad rog phone 2 experience. when he play game, phone suddenly dead when GPU suddenly reach 99%. He cannot turn on the phone anymore.

  • MrBlackCrushMrBlackCrush Level 2
    edited January 2021

    I used the phone 3 months and sometimes I even played Cod Mobile for 6-7 hours in a row and didn't have a single problem.

    When temp reach 38-39 degrees in games it starts lagging a bit, so with X-mode the temp go higher but the game stay very smooth (Cod mobile is only game needing it for me).

    You can expect bugs or crash sometimes because software is still not very good, but it's a matter of time.

    Once I didn't don't turn off phone for 2 weeks and is all ok, this phone is 100% reliable as my previous phone from Samsung.

  • Yes, there was a problem in terms of the motherboard. The power delivery was underspecced hence it would die on overload etc. This has been fixed on newer Rog2 motherboards and Rog3 didnt have it thus far.

  • Well,all of your questions are already answered but an advice Incan give you is

    Don't worry about heat

    And never blame the phone for its performance,mobile games are unoptimised with the only exceptions I can give being pubg Cod,maybe genshin impact and Less demanding games like feh or Pokémon masters EX

    Still these games are capped,and it will take a long time until they get optimised so if you see some lag at some point which will happen for 1 to 2 seconds,then don't blame the phone

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