The Asus rog phone 5s comes in as a very similar sequel to the standard Rog 5, as the only difference between both lies in their processor. Here we have a Snapdragon 888+ processor, as opposed to the regular Snapdragon 888 on the regular Rog Phone 5. Aside from that, your other features are the same. More on that later in the article.
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ASUS ROG Phone 5s 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)
- 8GB/ 12GB / 16GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB 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
The Asus Rog phone 5 design is not distant from what we have on the standard Rog 5, as a matter of fact, they are the same. Both smartphones are mirrors of each other as far as design goes.
With the fact of the above paragraph in place, we are left with a familiar gamer-oriented design.
The highlights as also seen on its other siblings include Pressure sensitive zones (Gaming triggers) on the device which makes you independent of the touch control on the screen, leaving you with more screen estate.
We have a side-mounted USB-Port to help with ergonomics when playing games in landscape mode.
The Asus Rog phone 5s has a miniature LED screen on the rear, which showcases the ROg logo. Also on the rear panel is its camera module, some texts which include the ROG branding that indicates to enthusiasts that it’s a smartphone from Asus.
Flipping this Android smartphone to get a front view reveals a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with conspicuous bezels on the top and bottom, which is forgivable considering the fact that you will be needing a place to hold the device while playing games in landscape.
The highlights of this display include a resolution of 1080 x 2448 pixels, a density of ~395, and a 144Hz refresh rate which will definitely aid smooth gaming.
As might have guessed correctly, the cameras on the Asus Rog Phone 5s are basically the same as seen on the standard Rog 5. It’s the same cameras on the rear and the same cameras 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/2.4, and a 125˚ field of view. We also have 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.0. Video recording on this camera is capped at [email protected]
On the selfie side, we have the same single 24MP shooter as seen on the regular Rog 5. This camera has an aperture of f/2.5 and is capable of shooting videos up to [email protected]
Hardware and Software
On the performance side, the Asus ROG phone 5s rocks the Snapdragon 888+ processor, in lieu of the regular Snapdragon 888 on the regular ROG phone 5. As discussed in the introductory paragraph, this is the only difference between both smartphones.
The rest of the performance facilitators include an adreno 660 GPU, 8GB / 12GB / 16GB RAM options, 128GB / 256GB storage options, a non-removable 6000mAh battery and a 65W fast charge mechanism.
On the software side, we have the ROG user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Asus Rog Phone 5s 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 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 Price and Availability
ASUS Rog Phone 5s price starts at $680 at leading retailers. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores..
ASUS ROG Phone 5s Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS ROG Phone 5s:
- Platform: Android 11, ROG UI
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ (5 nm) (Octa-core: 1×2.99 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 8GB/ 12GB /16GB RAM
- Colours: Phantom Black, Storm White
- Dimension: 172.8 x 77.3 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 239 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) f/1.8 + 13MP (Ultrawide) f/2.4, 125˚ FOV + 5MP (Macro) f/2.0
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF, [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: 128GB / 256GB
- 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