ROG Phone 6D - General Discussion Thread

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  • Will it support Dual Active Sim like other Dimensity based phone? Not the pseudo Dual Standby like the Qualcomm model.

  • its a chipset feature so yes, it should support it unless ASUS for whatever reason blocks it, which is very undoubtful. So I would expect it to support it.

  • Just saw a review for it (won't let me post the yt link kekw), and I have to say that it does seem like quite the jump performance wise.

    5 hours of Genshin as opposed to ~3 on the 6 Pro is a leap in how it manages its resources.

    Looking forward to some actual benchmarks in terms of heat dissipation and gameplay spikes.

  • AndrienAndrien Level 1
    edited September 19

    Nooo, it is dual standby based on Asus tech spec 😥

  • Phone arena have released a review as has "Tech Spurt" on YouTube. Phone arena were quite useless with their review, not very informative. Tech spurt however pointed out that the battery life is SIGNIFICANTLY better on the 6D. He said he got 3 hours of genshin impact on max settings on the 6 pro but on the 6d pro he got over 5 hours with max settings which is pretty darn great

  • Dual Sim standby, a glimmer of hope to find this functionality destroyed by the market for 8 years has just disappeared. Well, it's +100% battery usage and it's not a flashgrip, however, no indication of the SIM, 4G + 2/3G (totally useless now) or 4G + 4G

    ROG 6D and ROG 6D Ultimate are different enough to have 2 distinct sections, the 6D (and the Batman) does not have AeroActive portal, the 6D does not have an aero cooler 6 not to mention the price of course, 480€ extra for the 'umate!!!!

    In short, the problems, particularly FPS, heating, battery, hatch that does not open ....... will be completely different and from experience, each message will be without essential indication, good evening the brothel.

  • I agree on the last part. Because the 6D ultimate has the latch with a proper heatsink, it's passive and active cooling capabilities are far better than the regular models. I don't know why people have to pay extra 480bucks to get proper cooling and not an oven, it's bs.

    @waxy78611 yeah, so far the dimensity looks so good on paper, but we have to yet see if there is reliability issues with it.

  • I do hope it is possible to be unlocked over software update cause the modem is build in on the SoC and so far it is only 1 chip design but if the antenna is left disconnected then all hope is lost 😫.

  • Update a bit, the modem side is a bit weird

    Mediatek M80

    Up to 7.91 Gbps downlink and 3.76 Gbps uplink

    Mediatek M70

    Peak rate of 4.77 Gbps downlink and up to 2.5 Gbps uplink

    While 6D

    FR1: DL 5.67 Gbps (3DL+2FR1), UL 836 Mbps

    So which modem did Rog 6D use 🤨

    Probably not M80 as it support mmWave but 6D doesn't.

  • FunBike31FunBike31 Level 4
    edited September 20

    I don't think it's that simple, I've explored the Dimension open resource architecture and seen nothing in connectivity other than bluetooth, so if the mediatek modem driver is licensed and priced differently or even 2 different drivers (dual standby or dual active) it will be impossible to activate the dual active. on the other hand to modify all the software which uses the SIM must be adapted, I doubt, especially without doc.

    Without forgetting that it is not the first destination of the telephone

    Too bad for those who play taf, play while receiving or making pro calls🤣

  • Update from Asus CM here, Indonesia won't be receiving the 6D variant, but with 6D not having Dual Active is not a big disappointment either.

  • Hey bro. I recommend checking out GSMArena review on rog6d. It's vastly different to the review of PhoneArena. So much so that according to GSMArena, it's better to go for the snapdragon version instead of Dimensity

  • I generally don't like GSMArena's reviews as they tend to have a bias and many times simply arent correct. Take the Rog3 for instance, you'd think they would mention the heavy color banding, but no, they just call it a, and i quote "Glorious display".

    To illustrate their bias on towards qualcomm, they flatout mention that the battery life is supposdely better on the regular Rog6.

    So if you are after the ROG Phone 6 with the best possible battery life, you should go for a Snapdragon model.

    But, if you look at the battery stats, it goes against what they say:

    As can be seen here, the difference between "surfing the web" and call is negligible, however once media consumption is thrown into the mix, the 6D pulls way ahead. What they also completely fail to mention is that the dimensity is far better handling loads than qualcom is, which has been noted by the reivewer tech spurt who noticed a huge difference in battery life when gaming, which does seem in line with this test as well.

    When it comes to camera portion, they again are full on going against what we can see. the 6D makes notably more natural, accurate and cleaner pictures and when processing gets more demanding the 6D is on another level.

    This is the Rog6D, the green is your typical processed weird green, but also extremely noisy and blurry due to very poor noise reduction algorithm. Lets see how that looks on the Rog6D.

    Much cleaner, colors actually represent more true to life green, noise redution works very well while retaining detail. Overall much cleaner and better shot. Lets take a harder example to show the massive difference:

    As you can see here, this shot is very difficult, having a very bright background while you are in the dark, showcases the cameras ability to process HDR, and here the Rog6 Snapdragon did not do a very good job. It completely overexposed the shadows, the person looks very flat and unnatural, his face got a filter on it, which makes his face not only look weird but very smudgy as well, meanwhile on the 6D:

    It exposed the image perfecly, it looks real, detail in his face remained as well. This portrait is worlds ahead of the snapdragon version, and this makes sense, because roughly 3x more processing power on the ISP, ofc the result will be better.

    So take a closer look at the review and then maybe you will realize that the review actually does tell you that the snapdragn is better but shows you that the 6D is infact better.

  • There are some shocking points on gsmarena like 6D Ultimate overheating with or without aeorocooler compared to 6 Pro, with AeroCooler it is absolutely wrong and it mute about the fps drop much better.

    Photo and video, the comments do not highlight the huge difference with the 6/6Pro while it is obvious in the comparison tool, both on the test chart and on the photo.

    The battery, the little difference (0.30h) on 2 points is qualified as enormous, the 3h difference in media is passed over in silence. No test in games, the difference in games should approach this difference in media.

    The comments on the perfs, blah, on 6/6Pro when they are extremely bad 'ex Vulkan, are ignored, on 6D they are described as "expected"

    A lot talks about perf in emulation, the latest emulator updates I've seen concern more optimization points on Vulkan than on the new SOC QC since the 845, wait to see.

    Finally on the load, gsmarena indicates real happiness PD/PPS as well as 6/6Pro as on 6D!! on 6/6Pro and on 5/5s it's QC5 and whatever the mode it's the worst black spot.

    Médiatek hasn't communicated on Pump Express since 2018, most likely it would be PD/PPS, the ASUS implementation sucks (bug, 18w, 30w or even 0w) with any charger that isn't ASUS, with the 6D that will it be?

  • Really? Do you think they gonna shadow released it? If not, then i guess i'll keep using my rog 3. The only problem with my rog is memory running low.

    Last rog release is making us buy 12/256W,hich is a lot expensive than current rog 6 (8/256).

    So I'm consider an upgrade.

  • You're talking about storage memory I guess because no current phone actually has more than 8gb of memory for apps, android core kills apps in the background even though there's 4gb left, 8+ free, the best optimizations I've seen so far don't really use 16 and 18 GB, beyond 12 GB it's marketing

  • Last two rog (3/5) makes us buy ram 12 for the 256gb variant.

    Which much more expensive (about idr 13mil = approx 870$

    While rog six

    With 8/256 is more affordable (11mil = approx 735$)

    I dont need 12gb ram, thats why im considering buying rog 6, but since 6d isnt available in my country, i'll just wait for next rog/other phone

  • Do you think waterproof/dustproof (ipx4 on this phone ) have to do something with phone overheating?

  • No its the design. Its much like an oven. The hot air in the phone will be stuck inside which will warm everything up. The air cannot escape which means the phone gets hotter and hotter. The problem is that the phone doesnt have any direct way of cooling down the components. So instead they try to bruteforce it via cooling the backplate down which doesnt conduct the "cooling" very well.

    When it comes to cooling asus literally have 0 clue what theyre doing.

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