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Asus ROG Phone 5 First Impressions: Gamers’ Delight?

The ROG Cellphone 5 is the 4th technology gaming smartphone from Asus, and it seems like the corporate has gone all out. A have a look at the specs sheet reveals that Asus has put collectively the absolute best {hardware}. The ROG Cellphone 5 sequence is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888SoC, and comes with as much as 18GB of LPDDR5X RAM! So is that this the final word gaming smartphone you could purchase in India? I obtained my arms on the ROG Cellphone 5 and listed below are my first impressions.


Asus has introduced in three smartphones beneath the ROG 5 sequence: the ROG Cellphone 5, ROG Cellphone 5 Professional, and ROG Cellphone 5 Final. The latter is loaded to the gills and will probably be imported in restricted portions right here in India. Asus provides two variants of the ROG Phone 5, the bottom variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the upper model has 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. These are priced at Rs. 49,999 and Rs. 57,999 respectively, and shall be out there in shiny black or white.

The ROG Cellphone 5 Professional has just one configuration with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, priced at Rs.69,999 and can solely be offered in a shiny Phantom Black end. Equally, the ROG Cellphone 5 Final solely is available in a matte Storm White end with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for Rs.79,999. All of the variants have LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

The ROG Cellphone 5 is an enormous smartphone and homes a 6.78-inch show with a 20.4:9 facet ratio. It’s an HDR 10+ licensed AMOLED panel made by Samsung and provides a full-HD+ decision. It has a 144Hz refresh price however is ready to 120Hz by default. Asus claims 1200nits of peak brightness. There may be Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the entrance, and Gorilla Glass Three on the again. The show has skinny bezels on the edges however has barely thicker ones on the highest and backside, which home stereo audio system. The highest bezel additionally has the 24-megapixel selfie digital camera and a notification LED.

The ROG Cellphone 5 has an enormous 6.78-inch show


Carry the cellphone up and you’ll discover that it’s fairly heavy at 236g. The body is made out of metallic, however it’s rounded which makes it snug to carry. The facility and quantity buttons are on the appropriate facet of the body in the direction of the middle which makes them very straightforward to hit. In addition they provide good suggestions. You additionally get Ultrasonic AirTriggers on the appropriate facet (the highest when held horizontally) for gaming. On the left facet of the body, the ROG Cellphone 5 has a second USB Kind-C port for charging, and a proprietary connector for equipment together with the Aeroactive Cooler 5. The SIM tray on the left has two Nano-SIM slots however no microSD card slot.

On the again, the ROG Cellphone 5 has a triple digital camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel major digital camera which makes use of pixel binning to ship 16-megapixel photographs, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera with a 125-degree discipline of view, and a 5-megapixel macro digital camera. All of them sit in a skinny oddly formed digital camera module that protrudes barely. The ROG Cellphone 5 has an Asus ROG emblem on the again with customisable RGB lighting. The ROG Cellphone 5 Professional and ROG Cellphone 5 Final have small secondary PMOLED shows in that spot which may present standing data.

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The ROG Cellphone 5 has RGB lighting beneath the ROG emblem on the again


The Asus ROG Cellphone 5 packs in a 6,000mAh battery which is cut up into two cells of 3000mAh every to assist with quick charging and stop the cellphone from heating up beneath load. The 2 cells are in the direction of the highest and the underside of the smartphone whereas the mainboard housing the SoC is within the middle. One other advantage of this setup is that the Aeroactive Cooler 5 accent sits proper on high of the SoC when hooked up, for efficient cooling. Asus claims that the ROG Cellphone 5 is able to 65W quick charging however solely ships a 30W charger within the field. If you wish to use quicker charging, you’ll need to purchase a appropriate charger individually.

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5 is the primary smartphone I’ve used with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The processor is clocked at 2.84GHz and may be capable to ship some spectacular benchmark numbers. I could not check the ROG 5 cellphone right now however I’ll put it by way of all our regular benchmark and gaming exams on the time of the complete evaluate.

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The Aeroactive Cooler 5 has bodily set off buttons and a fold-out kickstand


Asus ships the ROG Cellphone 5 with Android 11 and ROG UI on high. The UI is clear and provides quite a lot of customisations which I will cowl within the evaluate. The demo unit of the ROG Cellphone 5 had the January Android safety patch which is pretty current. I did see some preinstalled apps on the cellphone reminiscent of Instagram and Fb however these will be uninstalled straight away, so it should not be an issue. I didn’t discover any spammy notifications throughout my time with the ROG Cellphone 5.

Asus additionally despatched me the Aeroactive Cooler 5, however it is going to solely be bundled with the ROG Cellphone 5 Professional and Final fashions. Consumers of the ROG Cellphone 5 might want to purchase this individually. The Aeroactive Cooler 5 clamps on to the cellphone and must be aligned with the pins on the left. It attracts energy from the cellphone’s battery. Along with the fan, there are two bodily set off buttons on the Aeroactive Cooler 5 which takes the set off rely to 4 on this machine.

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5 is supplied with a few of the finest {hardware} out there nowadays and claims to supply the very best gaming expertise. How properly will it ship on these guarantees? Keep tuned to Devices360 to seek out out.



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