Launched in August 2021, the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro is a gaming powerhouse with outstanding specifications. It has a 9.9mm thickness and runs Android 11 with the ROG UI overlay, weighing 238g. It guarantees enough room for all of your gaming and entertainment demands with a huge 512GB of internal storage (without an expansion card slot).
The smartphone has a 6.78-inch display with a 1080×2448-pixel resolution, providing clear images for an engaging gaming experience. It has a 64MP primary camera with 4320p video recording capability on the camera front. The Snapdragon 888+ 5G CPU and amazing 18GB of RAM included within the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro guarantee a lag-free gaming experience. Its large 6000mAh Li-Po battery allows you to game for extended periods of time, making it a top pick for mobile gaming fans.
Design and Display
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro has a sturdy and built-for-gamers design and display. With a weight of 238g and dimensions of 172.8 x 77.3 x 9.9 mm, it delivers a hefty yet controllable form factor. The smartphone is made of high-quality components, including a sturdy aluminium frame, a Gorilla Glass Victus front and back, and Gorilla Glass 3. It incorporates pressure-sensitive zones with gaming triggers for improved gameplay control and enables dual SIM capabilities (Nano-SIM). Notably, it also has a touch sensor and a ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display on the back, which gives the device’s design a distinctive and useful touch.
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro has an AMOLED screen with a bright and high-performance display. With a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and a vibrant 1B colour palette, this 6.78-inch display provides a stunning visual experience. With average brightness levels of 800 nits and a peak of 1200 nits, it produces exceptional brightness levels that guarantee excellent visibility even in difficult lighting circumstances. With a pixel density of about 395 ppi and a resolution of 1080 x 2448 pixels, it produces clear and detailed images. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, which adds to the device’s overall longevity by protecting the display from harm.
A powerful processing package built to meet the rigours of gaming and multitasking drives the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro. This smartphone is designed for gamers and runs on the Android 11 operating system with the distinctive ROG UI overlay. It is powered by the Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G chipset, which was constructed using a 5nm technique for effectiveness and performance.
The processor has an octa-core CPU design with a powerful Cortex-X1 core running at 2.99 GHz for maximum performance, three Cortex-A78 cores running at 2.42 GHz for a balance of power and efficiency, and four Cortex-A55 cores operating at 1.80 GHz for jobs requiring low power consumption. The Adreno 660 GPU works in tandem with this powerful CPU to deliver outstanding gaming and graphics performance, making the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro a true gaming powerhouse.
A flexible camera configuration built inside the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro allows you to take beautiful pictures and videos. A high-resolution 64 MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 26mm wide lens, the centrepiece of its triple-camera arrangement, ensures vibrant and clear images even in difficult lighting conditions. It also has a 5 MP macro camera with an f/2.0 aperture for taking close-up pictures, as well as a 13 MP ultrawide camera with an 11mm lens and an f/2.4 aperture for shooting huge landscapes and dynamic perspectives. The camera system’s notable features include panorama mode, HDR for improved dynamic range, and LED flash for low-light situations.
On the video front, the device stands out thanks to its ability to record in 8K at 30 frames per second, as well as 4K at 30/60/120 frames per second, 1080p at 30/60/120/240 frames per second, and 720p at 480 frames per second, with gyro-EIS for steady and smooth shooting. The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro has a front-facing 24 MP camera with an f/2.5 aperture and a 27mm wide lens, as well as panorama and HDR functions. High-quality self-portraits and video chats are possible because it can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second.
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro has an impressive and generous combination in terms of memory and storage. Although it lacks a card slot for additional storage, its large internal storage capacity of 512GB ensures you have enough room for all of your programs, games, media, and files. Its enormous 18GB of RAM, which offers great multitasking abilities and guarantees that even the most demanding games and applications operate without a hitch, is what really distinguishes this device from others. The introduction of UFS 3.1 storage technology improves data transfer rates even more, making for a more responsive and fluid user experience.
Sound and Features
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro provides a full range of audio and multimedia functions to meet the demands of gamers and multimedia fans. It features a stereo dual-speaker system that is driven by two amplifiers, providing a potent and engrossing audio experience. The device also includes a 3.5mm headphone connector that can play high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz audio.
The phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e connectivity, allowing for quick and dependable internet access. Wi-Fi Direct and dual-band connectivity are supported for simple sharing. A2DP, LE, aptX HD, and aptX Adaptive compatibility provided by Bluetooth 5.2 ensures high-quality wireless audio connections.
It has a robust positioning system that includes GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), and NavIC (L5) for pinpoint location tracking. NFC support is built-in for data transfer and contactless payments.
With a USB Type-C 3.1 port on the side and a USB Type-C 2.0 port on the bottom, the device has a variety of USB connectivity options. For more usability, these ports also support an auxiliary connector and OTG (On-The-Go) capabilities.
The phone has an optical fingerprint sensor embedded under the display for safe and practical biometric authentication. It also has a variety of sensors, including an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass, which improves its usability and functionality for daily activities and games.
Long-lasting power for prolonged gaming sessions and daily use is provided by the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro’s powerful 6000 mAh Li-Po battery. This non-removable battery has 65W wired charging capabilities that support PD3.0 and QC5 technologies, and it allows quick charging. It is impressively claimed that it can charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes and 100% in 52 minutes, reducing user downtime. The device also provides 10W reverse wired charging, enabling you to share some of its power with additional devices as necessary.
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro is a premium alternative with a price tag of over 2000 EUR and comes in the eye-catching Matte White colour option, making it a desirable option for tech enthusiasts and gamers seeking the best performance and features.