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Asus ROG Phone 5 Review: Is it the ultimate gaming smartphone?

Asus has been creating some buzz in the phone industry. With their ROG phone series, they appear to conquer the world. From the hardware to software, from outlook to battery, Asus ROG Phone 5 provides endless options and opportunities for gamers. However, the Asus ROG series may not attract a vast audience, but they have a selective fan base who would always try to play games on their phone. Although his phone is yet to hit the market, we have researched its features and will discuss that in this article.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Release Date

Asus has announced its addition in March 2021. But they are yet to announce the release date. Though nothing is official, they may release it in April or early June. However, they may take a few months too.

Price and Configuration

Asus ROG Phone 5 came from its base model ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate. In terms of memory and RAM, This phone will come in three different variations, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, 16 GB RAM with 256 GB storage. The good thing about this phone is that it comes with an Aero Active Cooler fan and extra buttons separately so that your phone doesn't get hot while playing games for a long time.

Although the worldwide price for this phone is not confirmed yet, they have announced the approximate price for the European market. Let's look at the price with the conversion rate.

8GB RAM/128GB Storage - €799 (~$950 / £684) or Tk81321.02 (Tk1 equivalent to Tk101.78)

12GB RAM/256GB Storage - €899 (~$1,069 / £769) or Tk91498.86 (Tk1 equivalent to Tk101.78)

16GB RAM/256GB Storage - €999 (~$1,188 / £855) or Tk 101676.71 (Tk1 equivalent to Tk101.78)

We get to know that Asus ROG Phone 5 offers two color variations: storm white and phantom black model.

Design

The phone comes with some angular design that intensifies the text reading of the model "ROG" as well as "Republic of Gamers." Besides, it also offers RGB color-changing light on the back and has a PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED) on display.

Sized at 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.36 inches and weighs at 8.4, ROG Phone 5 is one of the thickest and largest phones in recent time. But It allows an excellent ventilation system and comes with a large battery. However, thickness and weight should be a concern, but the height of the phone eliminates the possibility to use it in one hand.

It comes with USB Type-C on both the bottom a side of the phone which ensures that you can charge in any position while gaming. However, most of the time, you will play in the landscape mode. Hence, Asus makes the side port more powerful with USB Type-C 3.1. The side port has a rubberized cover that can be put over the accessory's connector.

Display

The ROG Phone 5 offers a custom 6.8-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display, which also comes with HDR10+ support. The blistering fast 144Hz refresh rate balances the performance synchronized with the battery life. Besides, the touch sampling of the phone at 300Hz never slows your phone down. Although gaming is the priority of ROG Phone 5, it also HRD10+ content on its large display.

Audio

It comes with front-facing speakers, which give you a loud performance while gaming or watching any video without headphones. Besides, the audio system reduces any kind of distortion to some limit. To connect the wireless headsets, it comes with Bluetooth 5.2 support to give you a fast and outstanding audio experience.

Asus ROG 5 Phone Camera

It offers a triple camera on the back, and Asus has used Sony cameras to provide the ultimate performance. The primary camera is a 64MP f/1.8 wide-angle from SONY IMX686. Other two camera feature 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide and 5MP f/2.0 macro. However, the only front camera is 24-megapixel (f/2.45).

Software

ROG Phone 5 runs on Android 11 which is perfectly synced with the ROG UI and offers the fastest experience used to experience with aesthetic graphics touches. However, it comes with some preloaded software that might not be necessary for your games. But the phone can give you the opportunity to optimize it based on your game's need.

Charging and Battery Life

To enhance the uninterrupted gaming ability Asus ROG Phone 5 comes with a 6,000mAh battery, which is one of the largest batteries available in mainstream smartphones. On top of that, the battery life is outstanding as you can use the phone continuously for 10+ hours, which includes gaming, web browsing, talking, etc.

Furthermore, the 6,000mAh are separated into two 3,000mAh batteries. As a result, the 65W fast charging option boosts the charging capabilities. It can charge 44% of the battery in just 15 minutes which reaches 70% in 30 minutes.

Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor gives the ultimate experience to handle your everyday android tasks. With this speedy processor, you can easily swipe between the screens, multitasks, and launch the heavy apps effortlessly. Besides, the highly performed RAM makes every task simple, like a piece of cake.

It comes with three different memory and RAM variations, which allow you to play any kind of android game with the highest graphical features. Eventually, you will experience the ultimate performance while using the phone for games or browsing, or even using heavy apps.

Bottom Line

It is obvious that Asus ROG 5 is the ultimate gaming smartphone in recent days. But it may not lead the smartphone world for a long time, as the competitors always bring out improved phones every year. But for the gaming niche, it can beat any other phones for now. Besides, with the surge of the game streaming industry, this phone will surely grab some authentic gamers.

If you want to have a fantastic and fastest mobile gaming experience, you can try ROG Phone 5. It is assumed that Phone 5 will add an extraordinary value to the Asus ROG flagship Android categories.

Source: United News of Bangladesh