2021 Winners and losers: Asus

09 January 2022
The best and worst from Asus in 2021.

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  • AlienKiss
  • iDB
  • 09 Jan 2022

Either they should stick to making PCs or laptops, either merge their mobile division with Sony or Samsung.
As much as I like their PCs, their phones are pretty bad..
Also, no SD card slot = NO BUY! (I really don't care about the rest of the specs if the SD slot is not available)

    Asus has come a long way. Growth has been slow but consistent

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      • Anonymous
      • uCp
      • 09 Jan 2022

      Horrible battery very hot Horrible gaming performance

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        • Okabe
        • u14
        • 09 Jan 2022

        Asus rog phone 5 is still a masterpiece, one of the best devices that came out of 2021 and one that able to tame the snapdragon 888. It even has an audiophile grade dac. Nothing comes close tbh. Although 5s isn't an upgrade with the 888+. Eagerly waiting for gen 1 model.

          And zero mention of the bricking issues this year that affected the Zenfone 8. The phone actually killed my power bank, and ASUS quietly confirmed (see what a good tech journalist I'd be there) that you can ONLY charge the Zenfone 8 with the supplied charger. I have not had any issue charging any other phone I've ever owned with a different charger to the one supplied.
          I really hope they've learned their lesson following the multiple user reports and photos regarding the issue. But I am confident that they will do, and will undoubtedly go for the Zenfone 9.

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            • vaS
            • 09 Jan 2022

            Surprised the confusing line up was mentions but if its like that we shall expect more losers from chinese brands and their very very confusing line ups

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              • Anonymous
              • YQC
              • 09 Jan 2022

              Anonymous, 09 Jan 2022All rubbish actually. Software is OK but updates are rare. ... more"The ROG Phone 5 cost $1700 AUD too, yikes! I will rather get an iPhone or some regular Android flagship, besides mobile gaming is almost pointless"



              It looks like the grapes are sour for you

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                • Anonymous
                • xZI
                • 09 Jan 2022

                All rubbish actually. Software is OK but updates are rare. Sustained performance but actually motherboard is cheap, and you can check Asus forums complaining phones won’t start (either Zenfone or ROG) because it gets too hot and the UFS module is located too close to the chipset. Aftersales and service support is very lacking.

                The ROG Phone 5 cost $1700 AUD too, yikes! I will rather get an iPhone or some regular Android flagship, besides mobile gaming is almost pointless.

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                  • Joe Sugma
                  • KLS
                  • 09 Jan 2022

                  Loser: Asus Ramdump issues

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                    • Anonymous
                    • YQC
                    • 09 Jan 2022

                    rog phone ftw

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                      • Anonymous
                      • TRR
                      • 09 Jan 2022

                      The ZenFone 8 and ROG 5 are the antithesis in styling. The ZenFone 8 is plain to a fault and the ROG 5 is the flashiest phone around. I can understand the gamer aesthetics of the ROG phones but maybe the ZenFone could have been more eye catching.

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                        • AnonD-994853
                        • tDP
                        • 09 Jan 2022

                        Asus zenfone 8 with Gcam, wireless charging is my perfect 2022 phone