Being classified as the most powerful gaming device, Asus ROG Phone 5, that can provide advanced gaming experience for most gamers.
The ROG Phone 5 comes with a ROG logo brightened by dot-matrix RGB LED on the rear cover which looks cool like the Asus laptop. Protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and back curvers into aluminum frame while the phone feels slightly heavy in the hand made for gaming beast.
The coolest gaming touch sensor is located at the side corner of the phone with a pressure sensitive ultrasonic air trigger which is responsive in register taps, swipes, long presses and squeezes and a huge attraction for FPS shooter game fans. Besides that, you are getting extra motion control which is tilting and shaking top or bottom would trigger optional commands. Another side of the phone that allows charging would be amazed games from the annoying bottom charging port which was in the way of proper gaming experience.
Though this device does not have water proofing, but the display is 6.78” AMOLED which is protected by gorilla glass Victus protection and has a super-fast 144hz smooth video playback or gaming experience.
Front stereo speakers are a boost for gaming or video playback experience with useful sound of direction especially useful for gaming. Provided with fans for keeping the thermal of this phone and also cools your hand. Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display is very accurate, locking and unlocking your phone. X mode would boost the gaming session too via preset settings.
Storage size of 128 & 256GB would be considered sufficient, or some may said low due to no SD card close.
The power house of this phone is Snapdragon 888 with 12 or 16GB of RAM aced in top of current release year of benchmark chart.
The giant 6000mAh battery is sufficient for average consumption of 1-2 days without charging.
This phone packed with impressive triple camera of 64MP main camera, 13MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro camera sensor. The accurate color and good dynamic range shots were achieved from the main camera sensor, good wide shots from the ultrawide lens and enough detail from various macro shots. Night mode will automatically be set to ensure effective detail with low noise. You can take selfie of the 24MP front camera are sharp and good details captured.
Full specification and price:
|Specs||Asus ROG Phone 5|
|Released on||March 2021|
|Display||AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits, 1200 nits @peak
Size of 6.78 inches, 109.5 cm2 with 82.0% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution of 1080 x 2448 pixels with 395 ppi density
Protection with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
|OS||Android 11, upgradable to Android 12, ROG UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM||8/12/12/16 GB RAM|
|Storage size & type||128/128/256//256GB
64 MP (wide), f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP(ultrawide), f/2.4, 11mm, 125˚
5 MP(macro), f/2.0,
Features with LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video of 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@480fps; gyro-EIS
24 MP(wide), f/2.5, 27mm , 0.9µm
Features of Panorama, HDR
Video with 1080p@30fps
|Sensors||Fingerprint under display with optical sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|SD Card Slot||No|
|USB type||USB Type-C 3.1 (side), USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom), accessory connector, USB On-The-Go|
|SIM card Slot||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Networking||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5)
|Audio||Loud Speaker: Yes, with DTS:X stereo speakers x2 dedicated amplifiers.
3.5mm jack headphone: Yes
|Battery Size||Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
Charging with 65W wired, PD3.0, QC5, 70% in 30 min, 100% in 52 minutes
10W reverse wired
|Dimensions , Weight and Build||172.8 x 77.3 x 10.3 mm (6.80 x 3.04 x 0.41 in)
Weight 238 g (8.40 oz)
Build Glass front Gorilla Glass Victus, glass back Gorilla Glass 3, aluminum frame
RGB light panel on the rear cover
Pressure sensitive zones gaming triggers at both side
|Colors||Phantom Black, Storm White|
|Model||ZS673KS, ZS673KS-1B048IN, ASUS_I005DB, ASUS_I005DA, I005DA, I005DB|
|Price||Asus ROG Phone 5 priced at
|What’s in the box?||ROG Phone 5
ROG semi-flexible plastic casing
fabric braided USB-C to USB-C cable
65W UK-style 3-pin HyperCharger charger
1 set of ROG Phone stickers
1 SIM eject pin
1 spare side connector rubber stopper
|What’s NOT in the box?||No ear phone|