Mar 11, 2021 Reviews
ASUS has just introduced the ASUS ROG Phone 5, its latest gaming smartphone, as promised. It has a Full HD + 6.78-inch screen, Samsung E4 AMOLED HDR with 144Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and 24.3 ms latency. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC with up to 18 GB of RAM. The internal structure has been completely redesigned to place PCB in the middle of the device and away from your fingers. It has remodeled the steam chamber and extended toner sheets for much better and more uniform heat dissipation than the ROG Phone 3. It features Haptic Audio that offers custom incredible 2-zone tactile feedback in any game.
There is a fingerprint scanner on the screen. It has a 64-megapixel rear camera and a 13 ° megapixel 125 ° wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 24-megapixel camera for selfies. The AirTrigger 5 control system has been massively improved with more sensors (7 to 9) for higher accuracy/sensitivity, better placement (closer to the edge for smaller hands), more buttons, and many new motion detection inputs. Restores the 3.5mm audio jack with ESS SABER ES9280AC Pro DAC with QUAD DAC HyperStream II technology and a built-in G-Class ESS Saber Headphone amplifier, providing a better 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio. Along with a patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, it can also reach an unprecedented dynamic range up to 122dB. It has two symmetrical 7-magnet 12 × 16 Super Linear speakers powered by Cirrus Logic CS35L45 monaural amplifiers. It still has quad noise-canceling microphones and has a 6,000mAh dual-cell battery with MMT technology and fast charging up to 65W HyperCharge. It can charge up to 70% in 30 minutes and 100% in 52 minutes. It is also up to 7 ° C colder when charging compared to the ROG Phone.
The ROG Phone 5 has a ROG logo (RGB light), the ROG Phone 5 Pro comes with a ROG Vision Color PMOLED display, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition comes with a ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display. The ROG Phone 5 comes in Phantom Black and Storm White colors with a glossy back, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate edition comes in Storm White with a matte finish.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is available at € 576 for 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The version with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage version costs € 668. The ROG Phone 5 Pro with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage costs € 806, and the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with 18 GB RAM and 512 GB storage costs € 921. The Pro and Ultimate versions come with the AeroActive Cooler 5 accessory. They will be available from April 15th.
ROG Phone 5 Lighting Armor case: € 35
ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad: € 115
AeroActive Cooler 5: € 46
ROG Cetra II Core Headset: € 52