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Asus ROG Phone 5 First Impressions and Review: Is The Smartphone A Gamers’ Delight?

The ROG Phone 5 is the fourth generation gaming smartphone from Asus, and it would appear that the company has gone full-scale. A gander at the specifications sheet shows that Asus has assembled the most ideal hardware. The ROG Phone 5 arrangement is fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888SoC, and accompanies up to 18GB of LPDDR5X RAM! So is this a definitive gaming smartphone that you can purchase in India? We got our hands on the ROG Phone 5 and here are a couple of initial feelings.

Phone Models And Pricing

Asus has gotten three smartphones under the ROG 5 arrangement: the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. The last is stacked to the gills and it will be imported in restricted amounts here in India. Asus has released two variations of the ROG Phone 5, the base variation has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage while the higher form has 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. These are evaluated at Rs. 49,999 and Rs. 57,999 separately, and will be accessible in glossy black or white.

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The ROG Phone 5 Pro has just a single configuration with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, evaluated at Rs.69,999, and might be sold in a glossy Phantom Black finish. Also, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate just arrives in a matte Storm White finish with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for Rs.79,999. Every one of the variations has LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

Attractive Specs And Hardware

The ROG Phone 5 is a major smartphone and houses a 6.78-inch display with a 20.4:9 aspect ratio. It is an HDR 10+ guaranteed AMOLED panel made by Samsung and offers a Full-HD+ resolution. It has a 144Hz refresh rate yet is set to 120Hz naturally. Asus claims 1200nits of peak brightness. There is Corning Gorilla Glass Victus at the front and Gorilla Glass 3 at the back. The display has thin bezels on the sides yet has marginally thicker ones on the top and base, which house stereo speakers. The top bezel additionally has a 24-megapixel selfie camera and a warning LED.

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Lift the telephone up and you will see that it is very substantial at 236g. The casing is made out of metal, yet it is adjusted which makes it comfortable to hold. The force and volume buttons are on the correct side of the edge towards the middle which makes them exceptionally simple to hit. They likewise offer great criticism. You likewise get Ultrasonic AirTriggers on the correct side (the top when held horizontally) for gaming. On the left half of the casing, the ROG Phone 5 has a second USB Type-C port for charging and an exclusive connector for accessories including the Aeroactive Cooler 5. The SIM plate on the left has two Nano-SIM openings yet no microSD card space.

Powerful Cameras

At the back, the ROG Phone 5 has a triple camera arrangement comprising of a 64-megapixel essential camera that utilizes pixel binning to convey 16-megapixel shots, a 13-megapixel super wide point camera with a 125-degree field of view, and a 5-megapixel large scale camera. Every one of them sits in a thin strangely molded camera module that juts somewhat. The ROG Phone 5 has an Asus ROG logo on the back with customizable RGB lighting. The ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate have little auxiliary PMOLED displays in that spot which can show status information.

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The Asus ROG Phone 5 packs in a 6,000mAh battery which is part into two cells of 3000mAh each to assist with fast charging and keep the telephone from warming up under load. The two cells are towards the top and the lower part of the smartphone while the mainboard housing the SoC is in the middle. Another advantage of this arrangement is that the Aeroactive Cooler 5 accessory sits directly on top of the SoC when connected, for viable cooling. Asus claims that the ROG Phone 5 is fit for 65W fast charging however just ships a 30W charger in the case. On the off chance that you need to utilize faster charging, you should purchase a viable charger separately.

Snapdragon 888 Under The Hood

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is the first smartphone we have utilized with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The processor is timed at 2.84GHz and ought to have the option to convey some amazing benchmark numbers. Asus ships the ROG Phone 5 with Android 11 and ROG UI on top. The UI is spotless and offers a lot of customizations. The ROG Phone 5 had the January Android security fix which is genuinely later. Some preinstalled applications on the telephone, for example, Instagram and Facebook were noticeable yet these can be uninstalled immediately, so it shouldn’t be an issue. There were no perceptible spammy notifications during our experience with the ROG Phone 5.

Asus additionally sent me the Aeroactive Cooler 5, yet it may be packaged with the ROG Phone 5 Pro and Ultimate models. Purchasers of the ROG Phone 5 should purchase this separately. The Aeroactive Cooler 5 clasps onto the telephone and should be lined up with the pins on the left. It draws power from the telephone’s battery. Notwithstanding the fan, there are two actual trigger buttons on the Aeroactive Cooler 5 which takes the trigger tally to four on this gadget. The Asus ROG Phone 5 is outfitted with probably the best hardware accessible nowadays and cases to offer the best gaming experience.

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