Asus ROG Phone 5 5G 16GB 256GB Reviews

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Manufacturer: Asus
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Why Are Gaming Phones Still a Thing? - Featuring Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

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7 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Asus ROG 5 is the best gaming smartphone you can buy with design features and software perks that augment the playing experience. Incremental improvements on its predecessor make it a superior choice that make the phone appealing to non-gamers as well, from its good screen to great speakers to unseen internal refinements that let its 65W fast charging juice the phone from zero to almost full in under an hour. It’s still a pricey handset with notable camera shortcomings compared to rival flagships, but the ROG 5 is a recommendable alternative to top Android phones if you don’t mind its few flaws.
Pros: 
  • Remarkable performance
  • Neat built-in gaming features
  • Great display and speakers
Cons: 
  • Still no telephoto lens
  • ‘Gamer chic’ looks might be too much for some
  • Large, heavy and dense
7 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 Review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The ROG Phone 5 is an excellent smartphone, combining a premium screen, killer specs, a decent camera, long-lasting battery life and fantastic stereo speakers. Its styling won’t be for everyone – and it’s very similar to the ROG Phone 3, which enjoyed a more limited release – but if you can hack its size and styling, and want a fantastic portable media player and gaming device, you’ll be hard-pushed to find more for less.
Pros: 
  • Long-lasting, fast-charging battery
  • 144Hz AMOLED screen
  • Fantastic stereo speakers
Cons: 
  • No telephoto camera
  • No wireless charging
  • Display resolution could be higher
7 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The Asus ROG Phone 5 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful smartphones available right now with a plethora of gaming-dedicated features that some will really enjoy, but with a large display and a weighty body, the heft and difficulty with one-handed use may put some off.
Pros: 
  • Fast 144Hz AMOLED display
  • Industry-leading performance
  • Great gaming-focused features
Cons: 
  • Gets hot quickly
  • Too tall and heavy to use one-handed
  • Dot-matrix design not customisable
7 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 review

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Serious about your mobile gaming? Want the best possible kit for blazing through the most demanding Android titles out there? Well, look no further. Asus has expertly blended premium hardware and cutting-edge gaming features to craft an obscenely powerful smartphone that can take on anything, and even give old decrepit gits like me the upper hand in bloodthirsty online battles. It ain’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny.
Pros: 
  • Impeccable performance
  • Gorgeous display and punchy audio
  • Deep set of gaming features
  • Full range of optional accessories
Cons: 
  • Not exactly cheap
  • As portable as the average house brick
6 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 review: A gaming phone with little compromise

★★★★★
Verdict: A phone built for gamers, offering loads of power, fantastic audio, and customisation of controls to give players the edge. But it's also a super phone outside of gaming: great for entertainment, with a smooth running system, although it can't quite match the camera offering of some big-name flagship rivals.
Pros: 
  • Loads of power
  • Good value for money
  • An out of the box experience to savour
  • Great display
  • So much customisation for gamers
Cons: 
  • No optical zoom in camera setup
  • Rubber bung on the side is just going to get lost
  • It's huge
5 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 Review: Mighty specs make gaming truly exciting

★★★★ 4.0
We play video games for lots of different reasons, but one of the crucial emotions involved is excitement. Whether it’s the anticipation of finally being able to secure a new Sony PlayStation 5, winning a hard-fought race in Gran Turismo Sport, or reacting to a jump scare in a horror game — excitement is always there. The Asus ROG Phone 5 is a gaming smartphone, and if it’s to succeed in tempting mobile gamers to buy it, it needs to invoke that same level of excitement, not just when playing games, but also when holding and using the phone in general. I’ve been using the ROG Phone 5 for nearly a week. I’ll continue using it, and while I doubt my opinion will change overall, nuances will continue to be discovered, so this review will be updated in the near future. Most importantly, I didn’t need much time to feel the excitement from the ROG Phone 5. Yes, the ROG Phone 5 is big and heavy. It’s a whopping 238 grams, even heavier than the 227-gram Galaxy S21 Ultra, and 10.2mm thick. You’re...
Pros: 
  • Stunning screen
  • The best audio on a smartphone today
  • Masses of power and ability
  • Very fast charging
  • Effective, well thought-out gaming features
  • Excellent software package
Cons: 
  • Big and heavy
  • Camera doesn't match the competition
  • No IP68 water resistance
7 months ago

Asus ROG Phone 5 has the longest battery life of any Android phone we've ever tested

★★★★★
Verdict: Asus knocked its fourth-gen gaming phones out of the park.
From the front, when the phone is powered off, there isn't much to notice about the new Asus ROG Phone 5. But on the back, when its logo lights up to contrast its black dot-matrix pattern finish with hot pink '80s punk rock highlights, you can't help but take notice. Seriously, you just need to play some Blondie or Talking Heads to complete the effect.
Pros: 
  • Amazing battery life
  • 144Hz display
  • Numerous controls for charging and performance
  • Ultimate edition with ROG Vision display
Cons: 
  • Weight: It's a heavy phone
  • Cameras don't live up to the rest of the phone
  • US price is unknown, so it's not clear if the phone is worth it
6 months ago

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