The ROG Phone 3 is just as heavy as its predecessor. The case is the same as the ROG Phone 2. I wanted the ROG Phone 3 to be lighter, but I guess ASUS needed to manage its weight despite having all the new components in. The phone still dons a premium and heavy-duty 6000mAh battery, so it’s understandably hefty.
It also has the same construction: glass front and back panel and an aluminum frame that makes its internal chassis. I still believe that the ROG Phone 3 marries the necessity to have all the right components and dimensions to make it a gaming smartphone worthy of praise in the build department.