The phrase “breaking status quo” has so far been the key phrase on ROG phones. The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro once again affirms Asus isn’t backing out soon. It is basically a more premium sibling to the standard ROG Phone 5 Pro, as it takes things up a notch, offering enthusiasts a slightly more capable processor and more RAM.
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ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro Key Specs & Features
- 6.78 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2448 Pixels (395 PPI), 144Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11, ROG UI
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 888+ (5nm)
- 18GB RAM
- 512GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 13MP + 5MP Triple Rear camera
- 24MP Front Camera
- 5G Support
- Fingerprint Scanner (Under Display)
- Fast Charge (65W Capacity)
- 10W Reverse Charging
- 6000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
If you had hopes of having a new design with the release of the ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro, then you should kill it at this point, as it’s a copy of the Rog Phone 5 Pro, which dictates that Asus didn’t really raise a finger in the design department.
The summary of the above paragraph is that we have basically the same gamer-oriented design, which is totally expected considering the fact that both smartphones are in the same series.
For starters, we have the same Pressure sensitive zones in place (Gaming Triggers). This means you also do not have to rely on the on-screen controls to play your mobile games.
Taking a trip to the rear panel reveals more reminisces, we have the major Asus ROG gaming accents. You will find the iconic ROG Vision monochrome PMOLED display, the ASUS branding, which helps enthusiasts know it’s an Asus phone. We also have a camera module along the sidelines running through different sides.
Moving up front, we have a 6.78-inch display based on an AMOLED panel. This display has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels, a density of approx 395 PPI, and a 144Hz refresh rate. Please refer to the specs sheet for more on the screen specs.
Comparing the cameras on the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro to the cameras on its regular sibling, shows nothing really the changed. We have got the same cameras on the rear and upfront.
On the rear, we have a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 13MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.5, and a 125˚ field of view. We also have a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 5MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video recording on this camera is capped at 8k @ 30fps.
Moving to the selfies side, we find the same single 24MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.5. Video recording on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Breaking performance boundaries is something that goes with gaming smartphones, especially the ones under Asus ROG Phone. Asus has continually pushed the boundaries with every major release in the ROG phone lineup.
The Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro follows the performance trend, by offering a higher processor, alongside more RAM.
onboard this device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G processor, 18GB RAM, as opposed to the regular Snapdragon 888 and 16GB max on the regular ROG phone 5 Pro.
The rest of the performance facilitators are basically the same as seen on its regular sibling. We have an Adreno 660 GPU, 512GB built-in storage, a non-removable 6000mAh Li-Po battery, 65W fast charging, and a 10W reverse wireless charging mechanism.
On the software side, we have the ROG user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro features two USB Type-C ports, one on the side and one on the bottom. We also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC support, and low-energy Bluetooth 5.2.
Internet connectivity is capped at 5G. This goes to say enthusiasts in areas with 5G reception can utilize 5G connectivity for downloads, streaming, and uploading.
ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro Price and Availability
ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro price starts at around $749 at leading online stores. The ROG Phone 5S Pro will cost around 561,286 Naira in Nigeria, 149,836 KSH in Kenya, and 8,239 GHS in Ghana.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro was announced on August 16 2021 and is expected to go on later in the fourth quarter of 2021.
ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro:
- Platform: Android 11, ROG UI
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ (5 nm) (1×2.99 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 18GB RAM
- Colours: Phantom Black
- Dimension: 173.00 x 77.00 x 9.90 mm
- Weight: 238 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.78 inches AMOLED, 1080 x 2448 Pixels, ~82.0% screen-to-body ratio, ~395 PPI, 144Hz Refresh Rate
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP (Primary)PDAF, f/1.8 + 13MP (Ultrawide) f/2.4, 125˚ FOV + 5MP (Macro) f/2.0
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 24MP Camera, f/2.5, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 512GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71
- 5G: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1 (side), USB Type-C 2.0 (bottom), accessory connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, GNSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 6000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 65W Fast Charging Capacity