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Original story (published on September 04, 2020) follows:

Asus’s Republic of Gamers has already released the third edition of their game-ready smartphone. The ROG Phone 3 is a powerful device which packs benchmark hardware and delivers excellent performance.

However, the ROG Phone 3 has been surrounded by a bunch of issues that are spoiling the user experience. It was reported earlier that users are facing the black crush and broken display rate issues. Reports of overheating issue also came up and an update was promised to address it.

Similarly, an update was also promised to fix the AeroActive Cooler 3 issue. While the OEM has released some updates for the ROG Phone 3, these and some more issues are still persistent. The first update brought a lot of fixes but some of the issues came to light after this update.

Asus ROG Phone 3

Another update was recently released but users are still facing issues related to auto-brightness, grainy screen, and slow charging mode. Users have been reporting that the screen brightness increases even when Adaptive Brightness is disabled and brightness level is set to 0.

Apart from this, several users are experiencing the grainy-screen issue which increases with the refresh rate. Moreover, some users have reported that the slow charging mode is not working properly as the device is charging at the same rate with or without enabling the slow charging mode.

(Source 1,2,3)

A ZenTalk moderator has addressed these issues stating that the auto-brightness issue will be fixed in a future update. However, the moderator has stated that the grainy-screen and slow-charging mode issues are being looked into.

Auto-brightness Issue

This will be fixed in an upcoming update. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Grainy Screen Issue

We’re looking into it, thanks for posting.
(Source 1,2)

Slow-charging Mode Issue

We’re currently looking into this and I’ll hopefully be able to give you an update soon.

This is a bit disappointing for users of the ROG Phone 3 considering it is a gaming device and such issues are spoiling the user experience. While no ETA has been provided on when these issues will be fixed, there is still some hope as all the issues have been acknowledged.

That said, we hope Asus soon releases an update fixing all the ROG Phone 3 issues. Meanwhile, you can check out our dedicated Asus section for more such stories.

Update 1 (September 15)

IST 10:57 am: An Asus moderator has claimed that the bug resulting in the phone not charging and the black crush issues will be addressed via an FOTA update which is expected to rollout later this month. For more details, head here.

Update 2 (September 21)

IST 01:30 pm: Asus has released the August security update for the ROG Phone 3 which also brings along a couple of fixes. The brightness issue when unlocking the phone and the broken refresh rate problem in low brightness have apparently been resolved according to the changelog.

Changelog: (Translated from Chinese)

– Google Security Patch Update (August 1, 2020)
– Fixed an issue where the screen was set brighter when unlocking the device
– Fixed an issue where the refresh rate might not be changeable if the screen brightness is dim
– Improved display quality when playing videos
– Fixed an issue where SMS may not be sent when using a KDDI SIM card
– Update APN list

IST 07:02 pm: A new update for the Asus ROG Phone 3 has enabled VoLTE and VoWiFi on the ICE network in Norway. Further, the update has also added the Bypass charging feature which powers the device directly via the charger instead of the battery to avoid heating. See all the new features and improvements here.

Update 3 (October 07)

IST 06:06 pm: ROG Phone 3 users are encountering another bug which results in the phone being charged above the set limit when connected to the Twin View Dock.

Thankfully, a moderator has stated that this is a known issue and a fix should arrive via an upcoming update. We’ve added a screenshot of the mod’s comment below:


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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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