Asus ROG Phone 5s review: A terrific gaming smartphone aimed at pro-mobile gamers – The Indian Express

February 15, 2022 by No Comments

I see popular gaming consoles such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as having a niche market within the games industry. While reviewing the ROG Phone 5s, I felt this again. Asus’ latest gaming-centric smartphone has the ability to woo pro-mobile gamers with a large, responsive 144Hz screen, powerful performance and huge battery, but it’s not a phone that an average smartphone user might aspire to buy. My review of the Asus ROG Phone 5s:

Asus ROG Phone 5s price in India as reviewed: Rs 49,999 (8GB RAM, 128GB storage)

Asus ROG Phone 5s review: Design and aesthetics

My iPhone 13 mini and ROG Phone 5s are poles apart in the way they look and feel. Although I am not comparing the two devices, the ROG Phone 5s leans heavily on the idea that gaming phones look a certain way. None of the “minimalistic” principles applies to the ROG Phone 5s. Its design is identical to the ROG Phone 5 I reviewed last year, with aggressive angular lines and the dot matrix design first seen on the ROG Zephyrus G14. But I must say the build quality is top-notch and you won’t regret paying Rs 49,999 for this phone.

I hope and wish in future to see a miniature version of the ROG Phone 5s that has the same guts as the current model but only in a more compact shell. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

The front panel uses the Gorilla Glass Victus, while the rear has Gorilla Glass 3. The front of the phone has thick top and bottom bezels to prevent accidental touches during gaming sessions but at the same time, they make the device easier to hold in landscape mode. The advantage of this design implementation means you get proper front-facing speakers (more on that later).

The ROG Phone 5s comes with aggressive angular lines and the dot matrix design first seen on the ROG Zephyrus G14.(Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

The port selection is better than any other smartphone I have reviewed, including two USB-C ports to both the front and right edge of the phone. It’s a clever feature, allowing you to charge the phone while holding it horizontally, but the rubber clasp feels cheap. The proprietary connector can also be used with an AeroActive Cooler 5 fan. Unlike many high-end smartphones on the market, the ROG Phone 5s has no official IP rating for water resistance.

Asus ROG Phone 5s review: Display and speakers

The ROG Phone 5s comes with a 6.78-inch panel FHD+ AMOLED panel that refreshes between 60 and 144Hz. I have always told my readers that high-refresh-rate screens on smartphones benefit the most when you are playing a game with visual fidelity or scrolling through articles. I played Call of Duty Mobile on the ROG Phone 5s and the 144Hz display option and the touch sampling rate of up 360Hz does not certainly feel like a “luxury feature” to me. But a 144Hz display on a phone? That’s insane. If a general-purpose smartphone had a 144Hz display option, I would have said I don’t see the purpose of having a super ultra fast lightning display.

The ROG Phone 5s comes with a 6.78-inch panel FHD+ AMOLED panel that refreshes between 60 and 144Hz. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

The 144Hz display on the ROG Phone 5s is first-rate and there is no …….

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-reviews/asus-rog-phone-5s-review-7774395/

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