Asus Rog phone 2 vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which Should You Buy?

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is Apple’s top-of-the-line smartphone announced in October 2019. ROG Phone 2 (Asus) is the world’s most powerful Android phone in 2019. The two smartphones share an advanced datasheet, with up to 6.6-inch screen, but they have different features, especially in camera and operating system. Here are some of the features of the high-powered devices.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has retained the traditional colors of space gray, silver and gold by adding midnight green to the range. The ROG Phone 2 is available in black only.

Fact sheet: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs ROG Phone 2

SpecificationsiPhone 11 Pro MaxROG Phone 2
LaunchOctober 2019October 2019
Current priceStarting from $999About $899.99
Screen6.5 inches6.59 inches
Screen resolutionFull HD + (2688 x 1242 pixels)Full HD + (2340 x 1080 pixels)
ProcessorA13 BionicSnapdragon 855 Plus
RAM4 GB8 GB or 12 GB
Storage64, 128 or 512 GB128 or 512 GB
Memory cardnono
Main camera12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP48 MP + 13 MP
Front camera12 MP24 MP
Battery3,969 mAh6,000 mAh
Operating systemiOS 13Android 9 Pie
Dimensions and weight158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm; 226 grams171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm; 240 grams
Available colorsMidnight green, gold, silver and space grayblack

Source: Apple and Asus

Display and Design

The iPhone 11 Pro Max retained the iPhone XS Max’s 6.5-inch OLED display, Full HD+ resolution (2688 x 1242 pixels), and notch. ROG Phone 2 comes with a larger 6.59-inch panel also Full HD+, but with AMOLED technology.

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Rog Phone 2

There are also distinctions in appearance. The iPhone replicates the same front model as previous devices but has changes at the back due to the addition of the third camera. The result is a bit of a sleek square in the top left corner.

The Asus phone does not feature a notch. It comes with design features to catch the eye of the gamer audience, including an LED that illuminates the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand.

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Counting three cameras, 11 Pro Max leads the ROG. Its set is divided into ultra-angular (f/2.4), wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.0), all with 12 MP sensors. The front lens has the same resolution.

iPhone 11 Pro Max camera

Although it has a higher resolution than the iPhone, ROG Phone 2 comes with a dual set. It consists of a 48 MP main lens and a second 13 MP sensor. The selfies camera, however, is better than the Apple phone and boasts 24 megapixels.

Also, both can take Portrait Mode.

Performance and storage

This puts the two phones in a tough spot. The iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with the powerful A13 Bionic chip, which, while retaining six cores, is expected to be 20% faster and consume up to 40% less power than the A12 Bionic.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

ROG Phone 2 is not behind. The Asus phone features the best processor on the market, the Snapdragon 855 Plus (eight cores up to 2.96 GHz). The smartphone still has 8GB or 12GB of RAM; information Apple does not share with consumers. However, external sources report that the apple device is equipped with 4 GB.

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For storage, the apple has 64GB, 128GB, and 512GB. The ROG Phone 2 can be purchased with 128 GB or 512 GB. Both do not come with memory card input


ROG Phone 2 is a powerful smartphone in this regard. It comes with 6,000 mAh, which should provide enough power for gamers who spend hours away from the outlets.

Rog Phone 2

The iPhone 11 Pro Max, just like other Apple devices, does not display battery information in numbers. According to extra-official information, the smartphone’s battery capacity is 3,969 mAh. The manufacturer reports that it can reach five hours more than the previous model.

Both devices also feature fast charging and are compatible with power transfer technology for other devices.

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System and Features

The iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with iOS 13, Apple’s new system that features Dark Mode. The ROG Phone 2 leaves the factory with Android 9 (Pie), but with interface modifications made by Asus. The ROG UI features icons aimed at the gamer audience, but if the user wishes, they can change the interface to Zen UI, a more simplified version of the system.

Also, the iPhone has kept the TrueDepth camera and has IP68 certified water resistance. Both models have NFC.

Rog Phone 2

ROG Phone 2 also has several additional peripherals, which include a second screen, cooler for cooling, cables to connect to the monitor, keyboard, mouse, players and also an additional 5,000 mAh battery.


The iPhone 11 Pro Max has values from $999, but can be found in retail online at even cheaper prices. ROG Phone 2 costs $899.99 at Asus’ official website.

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