You have to honor the commitment to the bit of ASUS ROG Phone 5

You have to honor the commitment to the bit of ASUS ROG Phone 5


When you finish setting up most other phones, the process just drops you onto the home screen. With the ASUS ROG Phone 5, a phone that unabashedly knows its target market, you get a message: We hereby invite you, the top gamer, to join the next awesome mission.

It doesn’t stop there. You’re then invited to join Cyberpunk Anime Genji on a mission to play an AR game, which changes depending on which ROG Phone you bought. (There’s three: the baseline ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, which will all be available in Australia later this year, but ASUS couldn’t confirm how much each device would cost.)

It’s all signalling to the crowd, of course. The ASUS ROG Phone is a phone for gamers. It’s so much a gaming phone that in an embargoed briefing for press lass week, the only amount of time spent talking about the camera was one slide out of eighty five.

Literally any other smartphone company would talk about their post-processing algorithm, selfie cams, maybe their night cam and other software updates. ASUS? They talk about overclocking. In your phone. And the “highest temperature reachable” on your phone, with breakout boxes for your left and right hands.

Even if you don’t give the slightest of shits about mobile gaming, you have to respect ASUS’s sheer commitment to the bit.

Buy For

    6000mAh robust battery with 65W Fast Charging
    Impressive Cameras on both sides
    8GB RAM
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset

Beware of

Non-expandable internal storage

Verdict

Asus ROG Phone 5 offers an entertaining visual experience for prolonged hours with its great display features backed up by a 6000mAh battery. Those who are into hardcore gaming, an 8GB RAM teamed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, assures great experience.  Neglecting the limitation over storage extension, overall specifications featured by the smartphone is quite commendable, making it a worthy device to invest in. 

Immense battery capacity ensuring prolonged usage

Display and Camera

Asus ROG Phone 5 is provided with a 6.78-inch AMOLED type screen offering a pixel density of 388ppi. The bezel-less display of the smartphone further showcases a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels along with a 144Hz refresh rate.

The smartphone gets an excellent Triple-Camera arrangement on its rear face, that comprises a 64MP Primary Camera along with a 16MP Ultra-wide Angle Camera and an 8MP Telephoto Camera. Besides, a wide variety of features, offered by the entire rear camera setup includes HDR mode, Face detection, Continuous Shooting, Touch to focus, Autofocus, Auto Flash, Digital Zoom, LED Flash, and more. A 32MP Primary Camera is placed on the front.

Configuration and Battery

Asus ROG Phone 5 is provided with a powerful 8GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It also comes loaded with an  Adreno 660 GPU and an Octa-core (Single-core, 2.84GHz, Kryo 680 + Tri-core, 2.42GHz, Kryo 680 + Quad-core, 1.8GHz, Kryo 680) processor framework ensuring a seamless performance.

A non-replaceable Li-Polymer type battery is placed within the smartphone. The cell is equipped with 6000mAh charging capacity and 65W Fast Charging ability.

Storage and Connectivity
 
Asus ROG Phone 5 showcases 128GB, restricted internal storage. Besides, the connectivity benefits obtainable with the smartphone includes Bluetooth v5.1, Mobile Hotspot, 5G & 4GVoLTE networks, A-GPS Glonass, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C charging.