Earlier Asus Declared the ROG phone 3 in July 2020, But the Taiwanese Company has come up with the updated model in 2021 asROG phone 5 model. If you are thinking that ROG phone 4 was not there, but yes there are a number of different variants or versions of ROG Phone 5 itself.
Now that the Phone is officially in the market, let’s have a look at the things you need to know.
The release date and the Pricing of Asus ROG Phone 5
The previous versions i.e. ROG Phone 3 was launched in July 2020 but it took some days to reach out internationally- it was not available in the US until October 2020. The Official launch of the ROG Phone 5 was on March 10th.
Prices that are confirmed in Eurozone are as follows:
- ROG Phone 5
- 8/128 : € 799
- 12/256 : € 899
- 16/256: €999
- ROG Phone 5 Pro: € 1199
- ROG Phone 5 Ultimate: €1299
The ROG phone 5 will be available widely but it is a slow launch. The Standard ROG 5 should be there in March, ROG Phone 5 Pro will be available in April and the Ultimate version in May 2021. However, there will be some differences as for different regions for which we will update later.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Design
- It’s 173x77x9.9 mm, 239g in dimensions.
- The secondary display is on the rear of the phone.
- Its design is similar to ROG Phone 3.
The difference between ROG Phone 5 and Phone 3 is that Phone 5 is slightly larger than ROG Phone3. And similar in the features. It includes the area of the RGB of the rear of the phone, although the regular ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5 pro and ultimate are different.
The standard ROG phone 5 has the logo or ROG with two RGB zones, so that you can customize the logo, but ultimate and Pro have a secondary display which work in things like animation. It is known as rog Vision Display and as per ROG you can create your custom graphics in some clicks. The armoury crates software in it will allow you to control things like colors, just as in the ROG’s gaming PCs.
You will observe there will be a SIM card tray at the side of the phone having letter GLHF! Have fun with it suitable for a gaming phone.
There are sir triggers on the body of the phone that if you tap it will work like triggers on all phones. However, there are two additional touches in the Pro and Ultimate versions which will give you more customization and control. It will also give you 10 gestures which you can customize in the game actions. This included actions like a jump or reload which enhances the phone even more. It has good stereo speakers in the phone, will the haptic vibrations motors that can be added to the game actions. The audio on the ROG Phone 5 is really good, thanks to the DxOMark rating for telling us.
The Ultimate version of the phone will be coming in white, while the standard version is black in color. There are many accessories that you can fit in the phone, like a cooling fan.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Display
- It has a 6.78 inch AMOLED screen with 2448×1080 resolution.
- 144Hz Refresh.
In comparison to ROG Phone 3 the display of ROG Phone 5 is a little larger, which is now giving 6.78 inches. It’s an AMOLED panel Samsung display with a 2488×1080 resolution and has a 144 Hz refresh rate.
It does support HDR 10+ and can hit 1200 nit high brightness.
The display is free from scratch as it has the Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Armoury crate is the best for gaming and it is irreplaceable, however, there are many other ways to customize how the phone runs for a particular game. The phone has enhancement in the phone because of X-Mode, though we did not observe an increase in the Geekbench 5 and benchmark scores when it was activated. There are more functions for the phone software for gaming too. Game Genie has a relevant understandable mapping that will not distract you with the notifications while you enjoy your game. You can set it up in the in Game Genie menu to keep playing your favorite game.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Camera
- Has the triple camera system
> 64 MP in Main,0.8 μm pixels, f/1.8
> 13 MP for Ultra wide angle.
> 5MP macro.
- 24MP front camera
ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 3 have similar cameras. It has a camera which you can use for pixel binning to click a regular photo. The main camera has Ultra wide and macro lenses.
For all your important selfies there is a 24mp front camera, it can support upto 8k videos.
The battery is similar to the ROG Phone 3 which has the 6000mAh capacity, though it is redesigned internally to give a better charging performance. Instead of having a solid single 6000mAh unit, ROG Phone 5 has a 3000mAh battery on each side of the CPU. Which gives a faster recharging. It can charge over one third in minimum of 30 mins using the 65W in-box charger by Asus.
The splitting of the cpu also lowers the heat upto 46% lower temperature generations when you charge the battery full. It also has a feature to charge overnight, you can schedule the time to charge the phone at a given time. Phone will start charging at the exact time you select if you have plugged in the phone. It is very sensical and for those who are worried about the long battery life, you can also select a cap that how much would you want to charge the phone like 80% or 90 % and it will not charge beyond that.
There is more mode which is ultra -durable battery mode, to preserve more power as possible. When this mode is active the GPU and CPU run slowly the refresh rate is also lowered to 60Hz the background process will be restricted and the touch input will be lower too.