ASUS ROG Phone 5

Launch Date : 10 March, 2021
ASUS ROG Phone 5
49,999
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 64 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP Primary Camera, 24 MP Front Camera
  • 6.78 inches 1080 x 2448 pixels Display
  • Snapdragon 888 (5nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Specs Score

  • 3.9
    Camera
  • 4.3
    Battery
  • 4.1
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 4.2
    Performance
Rated at 83.25%
  • Display: 4.1/5
    144Hz AMOLED Display
  • Camera : 3.9/5
    64MP quad-camera setup
  • Processor : 4.2/5
    Powered by flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC
  • Battery : 4.3/5
    6000 mAh battery with fast charging
  • RAM : 4/5
    Base model offers 8GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Base model offers 128GB storage with no microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 5/5
    Supports 5G

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    814363 (v9)
  • GeekBench
    730(Single Core) - 2610(Multi Core) (v5)

ASUS ROG Phone 5: TOP COMPETITORS

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Price

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Review

Pros
  • 144Hz Display
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons
  • No microSD card slot

Asus ROG Phone 5: Design

If there is a rule on how a gaming smartphone should look, the ROG Phone 5 will comply with every rule, and it is definitely a benchmark when the comes to the looks and aesthetics of a gaming smartphone. Not just that, the smartphone also has multiple trigger buttons on the body, which will further enhance the overall gaming experience, especially on games like the COD: Mobile or PUBG Mobile.

Asus ROG Phone 5: Hardware Performance

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Just like the previous-gen model, there is no microSD card slot. The device can offer one of the best gaming performances on any Android smartphone, thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate display and the dual front-firing speakers.

Asus ROG Phone 5: Camera Performance

The Asus ROG Phone 5 comes with a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, capable of shooting up to 8K videos. However, the camera does miss out on features like OIS. This is definitely not the best camera smartphone, but it should get the job done. There is also a high-resolution selfie camera at the front, which supports face unlock.

Asus ROG Phone 5: Price To Specs Ratio

The base model of the Asus ROG Phone 5 retails for Rs. 49,999, and for the asking price, the device offers 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There is also another variant of the ROG Phone 5 which offers 12GB RAM and 256GB storage and costs Rs. 57,999.

Asus ROG Phone 5: Important Features/Highlights

The Asus ROG Phone 5 has a massive 6,000 mAh battery and it supports 65W fast charging. In the retail package, the company includes a 35W fast charger, and one can use a USB PD certified fast charger to quickly charge the smartphone. On top of that, there are two USB Type-C ports, and either of them can be used to charge the smartphone.

Asus ROG Phone 5: Verdict

With the 4th iteration, Asus again redefines the gaming smartphone, offering the latest hardware and software combination. The device does offer flagship-grade performance. However, it does missout on features like wireless charging and IP rating.

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 11
Custom UI ROG UI
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual SIM
Colours Phantom Black, Storm White
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2021
Indian Release Date 10 March, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 172.8 x 77.2 x 10.29 mm
Weight 238 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.78 inches
Technology OLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2448 pixels, 20.4:9 ratio
Refresh Rate 144Hz Refresh Rate
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
CPU Octa Core (1x2.84 GHz & 3x2.42 GHz & 4x1.80 GHz) Kryo 680
GPU Adreno 660
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 / 256 GB (UFS 3.1) Storage
RAM 8 / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
External Storage No
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 13 MP (f/2.4, ultra-wide) + 5 MP (f/2.0, macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP Camera
Video Recording 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR, Portrait, Slow Motion, AI Camera
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, MID, FLAC, APE, WAV
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm audio jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
USB USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G 4.4 Gbps DL
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes, 5G
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, e-Compass, Ambient Light sensor, ultrasonic sensors
Other Features 65W Quick Charging, Face Unlock, NFC
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How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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