Sunday, February 28, 2021

How to change screen refresh rate

Only applicable to ROG Phone series. The operating steps and the options will vary based on the specification and the Android OS version of the phone.

Change Refresh Rate ROG Phone and Zenfone

In Settings and games, you can customize the screen refresh rate. To change the Refresh Rate: Swipe down from the top of the screen to access Quick Settings > tap Settings icon > Display > Refresh rate > select your desired refresh rate.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

ROG Phone Hardware Test

Your Android device holds a large amount of information about its hardware and system that an average user might find difficult to access. But if you know ROG Phone 1, ROG Phone 2, ROG Phone 3, and ROG Phone 5 secret codes, it's helpful for testing your hardware if you bought new ROG Phone or used one. In this test you can almost tests all function of your ROG Phone such as Fingerprint, Bluetooth, WiFi, Gyroscope etc. 

How to Perform Hardware Test on ROG Phone:

  1. Open Calculator
  2. Type .12345+=
  3. Then SMMI Test Interface will pop up
  4. Then you can choose Test all, or Single test to test specific function

Video Detail Tutorial


Thats all the Tutorial How to test your Hardware on ASUS ZenFone / ROG Phone.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

ROG Phone 5 launch for 10th March

 At the start of February we reported on sources pointing to a March/ April launch for the Asus ROG Phone 5. Just ahead of the weekend Asus cast doubts aside (over the naming and launch date) revealing an official countdown page for this premium gaming phone. So, yes it is going to be the Asus ROG Phone 5, skipping the v4 for cultural / superstitious reasons (is Apple going to be worried about the iPhone 13?). This is slightly earlier than most were expecting, even the leaksters. It is more typical for Asus to launch a new gen ROG Phone in the summer.

You can see the official ROG Phone 5 countdown page here, and there is a Twitter teaser too, with a video, but it is hardly worth checking out as it doesn't provide more information of substance just a short video animation. Nevertheless, I have embedded the video below for your convenience.

The launch / unveil event takes place at 7pm Taiwan time, 11am GMT, on Wednesday 10th March. This is going to be an online event, and you can watch it via the countdown page at the time stated. It will also probably be available to watch via social media channels.

There are expected to be two versions of the Asus ROG Phone 5, a premium version which will for the first time cost approx US$1,000, and a less elaborate and less expensive option available to deliver the core experience. Otherwise, specs you can look forward to include: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8 to 16 GB of RAM 6.78-inch AMOLED screen Triple rear cameras 5G support 6,000mAh battery with 65W charging Asus promises to release or tease more information about the ROG Phone 5 between now and launch.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Asus looks for smartphone boost with ROG Phone 5, ZenFone Mini

Asus launched the ROG Phone II and III in July of 2019 and 2020, respectively. However, industry sources are pointing towards a launch for the ROG Phone 5 this March/ April. Furthermore, there is talk of the firm testing the market with a ZenFone Mini later in the year. Both the new ROG Phone and compact premium device are attempts by Asus to turn around its smartphone business this year.

According to DigiTimes, Asus shipped fewer than expected devices in 2020. We all know laptops and larger screened devices have sold well during the Covid-19 pandemic but mobile devices in general haven't fared so well, at least for Asus (Apple has no complaints). Asus insiders also grumbled about shortages of major device components.

Asus smartphone income generation has been broken down to show the relative performance of older models and its latest models. According to the source older smartphones generated NT$0.5 billion in profit in Q4 2020, while the newer devices didn't do so well, precipitating a net loss of NT$1.23 billion. (1 billion NT$ = 26 million GB£)

As well as accelerating the rollout of the new ROG Phone to March/April, there is talk that it will be somewhat more expensive than its predecessors. Previous ROG Phones have been firmly under the US$1,000 line, but it looks like Asus is preparing to break this barrier with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powered device coming in a few weeks time. Yes, 888 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, while Asus seems to have skipped the ROG Phone 4 due to tetraphobia.

Previous leaks of ROG Phone 5 features have been in the news in recent weeks. One particularly interesting one is that it will feature an 'AniMe Matrix' display on the back, carrying over the idea/style from the ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop.

There isn't much information about the Asus ZenFone Mini. A Japanese Asus fan blog reckons that the upcoming Mini will be just one of the new ZenFone 8 models coming later in the year. Like Apple's iPhone 12 Mini the device should appeal to those wanting to minimise the pocket payload of their mobile phone, without having to resort to a feature phone or much older device. However, one warning light for Asus is that in the Apple iPhone models sales mix as we ended 2020, the Mini seems to be the least favoured of all.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Enable Smart Key on ZenFone 7

What is the difference between Smart key and normal Power key? Smart key is more than a Power key. It combines the function of Power key, fingerprint sensor, and some customized features, such as: open apps, execute specific app shortcut, etc. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access Quick Settings > tap the Settings icon > Advanced > Smart key > to adjust or activate desired functions.

Friday, January 15, 2021

How to Customize Zenfone 7 Flip Camera Angle

How do I flip the lens? Can I customize the flip angle? To flip the camera: open the camera app, tap the switch camera button. To customize the flip angle, you can: 

  1. Long press on the switch camera button, then slide up and down on the preview screen to control and adjust the flip angle of the camera. 
  2. Press the up or down volume key to slowly rotate the camera. 
  3. You can also tap the flip camera icon on the right side of the preview screen. It has 3 pre-set angles to help you quickly flip to different angles. You can also store the current angle by long-pressing C1, C2 or C3. You can store up to three angles.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Fix ZenFone doesn't play HD movies in Netflix

If you're using your ZenFone to watch Netflix but you're not getting the quality you expect, or the video is blurry or grainy, follow the steps below to determine if your device plays in high definition (HD). 

  1. Please check if your Netflix plan support HD availiable or Ultra HD availiable. And contact APP vendor to change the plan if needed. 
  2. Check ZenFone specification. Widevine L1 is required for HD playback in Netflix. To check this: Open the Netflix app on your Android phone or tablet. From the bottom right corner, tap More More menu > App Settings. Scroll to the bottom, then tap Playback Specification. Next to Widevine, you'll see either L1 or L3. 
  3. If you see L1 but you're not getting HD playback, please contact APP for solution. 
  4. If you see L3, Please check if the Unlock device service be triggerred. Once the device unlocked, some digital contact may not longer be used. And only Widevine L3 digital right provided.

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