Asus ROG Phone 5 appears on Geekbench with 16GB RAM

09 February 2021
There's an 8GB RAM variant as well that was spotted on Geekbench last December.

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s21ultra, s20u has 16gb ram .

Will be a power house 💪

  • Anonymous

Mobilemaster, 10 Feb 2021If you use like 2, 3 heavy programs at the same time it may... more64GB ram for computers. 16GB ram for smartphones. If you want to enjoy then longer.

Anonymous, 10 Feb 2021Textures load into VRAM, not RAM. 2 very different thingsOh? And what do you think the vram on something like the sd888 is?

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Overkill? It isn't overkill anymore. It is needed amou... moreIf you use like 2, 3 heavy programs at the same time it may be not enough, but for me it is enough(I am using multitasking, like on 3 browsers more than 10 tabs open).
If you are playing 4k games it is also enough.
If you are a video editor you may indeed need more than 16 GB on a PC, but on a phone...

  • JohN51

Please Don't Tell Me That This Phone Has a 2MP Macro Cam

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Imagine spending $1000 just to play cheap pay-to-win games.... moreImagine paying 1000usd for a phone and not even getting lots of RAM..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Feb 2021The battery is dead and OS update support is long long dead... moreThe specs make sense if you want the specs.. it's really not more difficult than that.
If you dont want specs like that..well there are a million other devices which are all the same, offering like 20X zoom or a 2MP macro.. and whatever. Tiny batteries.
Those make sense to others. The great thing is that there is variety and I for one really like that some phones are at least different

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Phones don't even have games, unless you count those p... moreOhhh my friend, Clash is nothing in mobile Games world, there are so much to play, cod mobile, fragz, cyber Hunter, wild rift, so many games, and its in this games that ROG phone comes, is to play games like this, not Clash that shitty game 😅 I have a rog computer and rog phone 2, and I play a loooot in the phone

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Phones don't even have games, unless you count those p... moreThis phone is ment to stream games

  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 09 Feb 202116gb is considered standard these days in the PC World. An... moreA lot of people forget that.

For PC gaming even at 4K, 95% of the time 16gb of ram is enough, and for those people that don't know I am talking about RAM, because for 4K gaming most games profit from more VRAM and it seems a lot of people forget these 2 are totally different things.

For the other 5% 32gb could make sense, like for Flight Sim or Elite Dangerous.

More than 16gb RAM makes sense if you need it for specific applications that need it, and regular browsing and gaming is 99% of the time not one of such things.

I myself need to upgrade from 16gb to 64gb, because I need to run in the future few RAM heavy programs natively and in a virtual machine, in such case more RAM makes sense.

And that's the PC world, look at what consoles of this and previous gen could do with games and nothing on smartphones conpares to that, even if I look at PS4/XBO which both (base models) just have 8gb of RAM.

16gb on android is as of today nonense, I know soneone with a phone that has 12gb of RAM and is a heavy multitasker and smartphone gamer, and even then he never had once "not enough" RAM.

And people can all start about "future proofing" but by the time these specs MAYBE make sense for smartphone gaming, this phone will be obsolete specs wise (CPU/GPU matter more here), and obsolete OS update and battery wise.

Sure it's cool to have such over the top specs, which will mostly go to waste because games don't need it on phones, even multitasking is not enough.

But having such phone is like someone I know who got a RTX 2080 for 1080p 60hz gaming...

But what people buy it their problem, but don't come with stories like "it makes sense or we need it" because as of today, more CPU/GPU power and a faster refreshrate make more sense for smartphone gaming AND daily usage, than having 16gb of RAM.

  • Anonymous

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 09 Feb 2021These guys need to understand that more Gb of RAM is used f... moreThe battery is dead and OS update support is long long dead in this phone (even if it had 3 years of it) by the time these specs would make any sense on phones.

  • Anonymous

Mediatek sux, 09 Feb 2021On emulators like dolphin and citra, you have the option to... moreTextures load into VRAM, not RAM.

2 very different things

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Phones don't even have games, unless you count those p... moreWorld of tanks blitz may prove you wrong

Soma, 09 Feb 2021Yeah, it's mostly a lifestyle preference that can deci... moreThanks for the heads up... in my current situation I don't expect playing as much as I did a few years ago, but I did buy the Xperia 5 II (waiting for delivery) on the basis of using it, among other things, as a gaming device... But I do have a Switch which I use as my main gaming device though, so the Xperia will get some gaming use but not as much.
Also for the past 4 years I've been using an Xperia XZ for playing PUBG Mobile in the bare minimum settings so I think I can manage tuning the settings of COD or PUBG from Ultra to High or Mid if that allows me to play for longer....

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Phones don't even have games, unless you count those p... morein the past few years I've only play a handful of Mobile games and I haven't spent a single dollar on them.... In fact the last game I paid for phone was a Chess game so cool that I just had to unlocked the rest of the features (Really Bad Chess).
But other than that I've been enjoying thousands of hours on PUBG Mobile and I never paid a single dime for it... some friends do, but I never needed it. It is the type of game where paying only affects it in a cosmetic fashion... so yeah.

Recommending a 3DS or a Vita in 2021 is a bit odd considering that their life cycle is basically over. I do have a Switch which is my primarily gaming device, but the phone, which is used for more than just games, still trumps the Switch in portability and companionship.

A phone is the ultimate multi-tool so the 1000$ payment is not just for playing a couple of mobile games....

  • Soma

DQ, 09 Feb 2021While I partially agree, you have to remember that a phone ... moreYeah, it's mostly a lifestyle preference that can decide whether a top of the line phone is worth buying. Not everyone has the time or space to get into PC gaming. That said, I got an Xperia 5ii myself and would caution against getting it for the sole purpose of gaming. It heat throttles much quicker than the Oneplus 8 and the Black shark 3. I find that I can only play 2 matches of codm BR on data or 5 minutes of genshin on high before frames start to drop like crazy. I think that the OP8 pro might be better for gaming while offering a similar build, cameras, and price.

  • Anonymous

DQ, 09 Feb 2021While I partially agree, you have to remember that a phone ... moreAlso, if you want portable gaming, get a 3DS or a PS Vita. Sure they're a bit old but the games are still fun, and also they're REAL GAMES. Also you get to have Borderlands 2 on the go!

  • Anonymous

DQ, 09 Feb 2021While I partially agree, you have to remember that a phone ... morePhones don't even have games, unless you count those pay-to-win gambling machines as games. Enjoy spending $1000 just to play clash of clans waiting 50 hours to build something while I'm enjoying borderlands 3.

Anonymous, 09 Feb 2021Imagine spending $1000 just to play cheap pay-to-win games.... moreWhile I partially agree, you have to remember that a phone is with you at all times but consoles and PCs are not... (except on lockdown)... so when you are on a trip, waiting in line, at the airport (remember those?), or in any situation, the phone will be with you and maybe a Switch.... but the phone will definitely will be there.
So spending 1000$ is still somewhat justifiable for that fact alone. Nowadays I play on the Switch more than on any other device I own. My laptop was adequate for gaming and it was my secondary gaming device... but my phone was definitely the main entertainment device for a long while up until it no longer hold charge so I am upgrading to an Xperia 5 II which will be capable of good gaming as well.