Asus ROG Phone 5 is coming on March 10

19 February 2021
It will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

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I wanted to buy an ROG phone every since the first one released, however I was always concerned about the durability of those devices because, in Amazon, which is the only place I can get it reliably in my country there were a lot of reviews complaining about the glass AND/OR display breaking by minor falls, cracks, etc... and in turn making the device unusable (touch digitizer broken or display not working properly).

Having suffered a similar experience on the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Z3 Compact devices that left a bitter taste and wary of buying Xperia phones again, I was very skeptical of the Asus ROG Phone series. I actually stuck to Sony after said experience and the X, XZ phones were truly tough and durable. So fast forward to 2021 I ended up getting the Xperia 5 II which is a bit on the expensive side considering the hardware, but man I am truly impress so far.

I still have curiosity for the ROG phones and this one in particular seem to be a beast, but I have to say that for the day-to-day and my personal use case, the Xperia 5 II is an awesome device.

  • Rog 2 user

Still using the ROG phone 2 (12gb version). Everything still run smoothly. I dont find any issue like other people complain abt. I still play heavy games daily and it runs fine. As long as you put the fan while gaming the temperature is stable. After almost 2 years of usage the batery drop quicker now which is normal if you play heavy games all the time. Maybe its time for ROG 5.

PvZ1 Rocks, 23 Feb 2021Mind telling me what game is this? I have the ROG Phone 2 m... moreWatch your pings in every single game. Be sure to have any other brand of phone in hand. Play the same game on both. Be sure to keep looking at the ping in the game. You will see it's quite stable on the second phone, but on rog it will go up and down all the time. With big differences on the loop. While your second phone will stay stable just around the same ping. Rog will have ping spikes on 50-100ms in difference, while the second phone will be about 10-30ms.

Avenger, 20 Feb 2021Same here. Phone restarts without any reason. It gets h... moreNever had problems with heating issues or auto shutdowns. You must be using a Tencent Edition with Global ROM. Those phones tend to have such problems since it's a Chinese variant being forced to run unofficial ROM

Olym1mk2, 20 Feb 2021Another n00b that thinks numbers are everything, but have n... moreMind telling me what game is this? I have the ROG Phone 2 myself and I never experienced any issues or latencies when playing any game

They had me at 3.5 headphone jack and completed me with the 6000 mAh battery....

  • AnonD-973296

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 22 Feb 2021The reason why the 4k 144hz display drains faster on device... morethat is actually a really good idea

AnonD-973296, 21 Feb 20214K 144hz is overkill, that is something u put on a monitor,... moreThe reason why the 4k 144hz display drains faster on devices such as laptops, monitor or tv because of their screen size. The screen size that I've mentioned is a 7 inch display.

How about this. Let's add a toggle switch. Wherein in standard mode. It will only use 1080 at 60 hz display. That way. The user can switch between standard and high end gaming mode.

  • AnonD-973296

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 21 Feb 2021How are you certain that 4k 144hz display will certainly dr... more4K 144hz is overkill, that is something u put on a monitor, laptop or TV, but not a phone. it would drain quickly because if it was using both those modes at the same time, the battery would have a lot of energy gone, because it would be powering a screen that has ###ppi (screen sizes vary) and 144fps at the same time

  • Lucifer

The Android Freak, 20 Feb 2021Snapdragon 888 is just + variant of the chip. Snapdragon 8... moreThe 870 is basically 865++ same process same gpu etc whereas the 888 is a brand new chip made on the 5nm process with a better gpu 660vs 650 888 is basically the proper flagship gpu and 870 is for the cheaper flagships

AnonD-973296, 19 Feb 202110k mah battery paired with 4K that too 144hz would drain b... moreHow are you certain that 4k 144hz display will certainly drain the battery super quick? Those air triggers that you've mentioned can be moved to game controllers since the box itself can accomodate a gamepad controller.
1TB internal storage isn't enough to suffice the need of a mobile gamer. A separate storage is needed to store their music, videos, and other personal items. The internal would be dedicated for games only.

  • Avenger

ROGPhoneUser, 20 Feb 2021I'm crying with my ROG 2Same here.

Phone restarts without any reason.
It gets hot and restart while charging.

Never buying again rog phones

Yukvgffh, 19 Feb 2021Is there no SD888+ this year, Asus is fond of using the + v... moreSnapdragon 888 is just + variant of the chip.
Snapdragon 870 is also released for flagship killers. Moto Edge S is already out.
Redmi K40 will be another one with same chipset. Snapdragon 870 is enough powerful. Snapdragon 855+ is powerful enough. Get One Plus 7T/Realme X2 Pro/Asus ROG 2 instead.

JustSomeRandomGuy, 19 Feb 2021I'm not sure how to feel about this. ROG Phone release... moreAsus ROG 3 didn't sell well at most of the places despite being really great phone because of pricing. Asus ZenFone 7 Pro didn't launch in many countries which had so much of potential. That's why Asus is trying to launch this earlier. Snapdragon 888 or 888+, doesn't matter. Qualcomm has released Snpadragon 870 to keep prices low of affordable flagship killers. Moto Edge S is doing well at 300 dollars. No matter what happens these Chinese companies should produce flagship killers at 300-500 USD price bracket.

  • Anonymous

no 3.5mm jack = never buy,
punch hole = never buy,
LG v30 is still going strong.

Anonymous, 20 Feb 2021No jack no buyBlame rose. Get over titanic already.! xD

  • Anonymous

No jack no buy

JustSomeRandomGuy, 19 Feb 2021I'm sorry but again, I am unsure what you are talking ... moreAnother n00b that thinks numbers are everything, but have no real experience whatsoever. Stop talking about things you don't know anything about.!

  • ROGPhoneUser

I'm crying with my ROG 2

  • Insomnicrap

4 isn't a very lucky number in chinese lol