Asus ROG Phone 5

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Asus ROG Phone 5 (ZS673KS-1A007EU)
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Asus ROG Phone 5 product description

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is a powerful gaming phone from Asus. It is the successor to the ROG Phone 3 from 2020. The reason why it skipped from 3 straight to 5 is because 4 is seen as an unlucky number in China. But luck can also be enforced thru impressive specifications, and that's exactly what this ROG Phone 5 does

AeroActive keeps you cool

Gamers will recognise the name ROG. It stands for 'Republic Of Gamers' and it is a sub-brand of Asus. Under this name, Asus releases many products specifically aimed at gamers, including laptops, keyboards and mice. But sometimes you want to be even more mobile as a gamer, which is why there are now ROG phones. And this ROG Phone 5 is one of the better gaming phones. This is not only because of the specifications, about which more later, but also because there are specific gaming features. For example, on the side you will find various buttons and ultrasonic sensors that you can use to control a game. You can also connect separate accessories such as the AeroActive Cooler 5. This active cooling provides a temperature reduction of 15°. The cooler the CPU, the higher the frame rate. The AeroActive Cooler also has physical buttons which make it a kind of controller.

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High-end gaming specifications

A gaming phone must of course have the latest and greatest specifications. Of course, you want to experience your game to the max. Inside the ROG Phone 5, we find the latest and most powerful Qualcomm processor of the moment; the Snapdragon 888. Combined with 8, 12 or 16 GB of RAM memory and a sturdy 6000mAh battery, this ensures high and lasting performance. The screen measures a generous 6.78 inches using an AMOLED panel. This ensures colourful images with great contrast. The refresh rate, not unimportant in gaming, is 144 Hz and has a response time of 1ms. Sound is provided by dual front-facing speakers and otherwise via its own headphones that you can plug directly into your ROG Phone 5 thanks to the 3.5mm audio jack

Main Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications

  • 6.8-inch 144Hz AMOLED display with low 1ms response time
  • Powerful Snapdragon 888 processor running at up to 2.84GHz
  • Choose between 8, 12 or 16GB of RAM memory and 128 or 256GB of storage
  • 6000mAh large battery with Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging
  • Symmetrical dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD sound
  • Triple camera with 64MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle macro lens and 8K video
  • 24MP selfie camera for group selfies and live streaming
  • Fast 5G and WiFi 6E internet support
  • AirTrigger accessories including AeroActive Cooler 5
  • Numerous sensors to make gaming better and easier

Also a phone

You would almost forget that the Asus ROG Phone 5 is also just a phone. Running under Android and released with version 11, you have full control over the apps you want to use. On the back, we find a triple camera system consisting of a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a macro camera. Video shoots in up to 8K and the selfie camera shoots in 24MP; high enough for a razor sharp live stream. There is WiFi 6E support for blazing fast mobile internet and there are plenty of gaming apps to be found. It doesn't get much more complete than this.


Asus ROG Phone 5 in the news

Dxomark Asus ROG Phone 5

DxOMark tests audio unannounced Asus ROG Phone 5

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Manufacturers often send their newest phones to DxOMark for testing. But usually we see the results until after its official announcement. Not this time, because even before Asus officially unveiled it, we are seeing the ROG Phone 5.

DxOMark os known for testing cameras, displays and recently also audio. For the Asus ROG Phone 5, they tested the latter. And the yet unannounced ROG Phone 5 did quite good: DxOMark even assigns its highest score ever. Both when playing and recording sound, the phone achieves the highest scores ever. In terms of maximum volume, it lags behind a bit.

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The Asus ROG Phone 5

Now, the Asus ROG Phone 5 won't be officially announced until March 10, so it's a bit strange that DxOMark is already sharing its findings with us now. And even posting a picture. In terms of looks, the device does not differ much from its predecessor; the ROG Phone 3. The camera module is a bit higher, but there still seems to be 3 cameras used and the bar at the top of the screen has also remained intact. Asus ROG phones are particularly focussed on gaming. Thus, the screen has high refresh rates and the processor is overclocked.

Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications

New for the ROG Phone 5 seems to be the secondary screen on the back. The ROG Phone 3 only used an illuminated RGB logo but the '5' gets more features in that regard. Other expected specifications are a Snapdragon 888 processor and a 6000mAh battery.

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Asus ROG Phone 5 spotted in the wild, to be announced on March 10

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Asus has a successor ready for the ROG Phone 3. Not the ROG Phone 4 because 4 is consider an unlucky number in China, so we're going straight to the ROG Phone 5. Not only was it spotted in the wild, we also know when it will be officially announced.

In fact, the Asus ROG Phone 5 will be announced on March 10. Asus has listed that date on its website along with a countdown timer. Because of the time difference, Americans on the east coast can already welcome it on March 9. Hands-on images of the ROG Phone 5 recently appeared on YouTube

This video shows a second screen on the back of the device that can be used for notifications. But Asus is also free to display visual effects on it. As for the other specifications, we can only guess. It is possible that the screen on the front will be slightly larger, but we think that many of the features of the Asus ROG Phone 3 will remain the same. Simply because they were already very high-end.

Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications

So think of an AMOLED panel with high refresh rate, a 6000 mAh battery but that may be faster to charge, lots of RAM memory and of course the latest and newest Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. That would have to be the Snapdragon 888.

Asus is also known for launching its ROG Phones with interesting accessories. We haven't heard much about that yet so maybe Asus will have a surprise in store March 10.


Asus ROG Phone 5 specification summary

Dimensions 173 x 77 x 9,9 mm
Weight 239 gr
Product code ZS673KS-1A007EU
EAN code 4711081269045, 4711081269038, 4711081114635, 4711081111306, 4711081111290, 4711081111283, 4711081105022, 4711081105015, 0195553114639, 0195553111294, 0195553105026, 0195553105019
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Colour display 6.78 inch, AMOLED
Hardware
Camera 13 MP, 5 MP, 64 MP
Front camera 24 MP
Processor 2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa core
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 6000 mAh
Fast charging

All Asus ROG Phone 5 specifications


Videos about the Asus ROG Phone 5

Asus is asking some gamers what they think of the ROG Phone 5. This is the target group, so who better to ask for a hands-on and unboxing?

Who dares? Asus has announced the ROG Phone 5 for gamers. You can watch the unveiling again in this video


Asus ROG Phone 5 alternatives

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Asus ROG Phone 5 (ZS673KS-1A007EU)
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (G986)
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (G781)
Oppo Find X2 Pro (CPH2025)
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G (N981)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android1110101010
Colour display6.78 inch, AMOLED6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Ultra Vision Screen, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display
Camera13 MP, 5 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP13 MP, 48 MP, 48 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Front camera24 MP10 MP32 MP32 MP10 MP
Processor2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa coreOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa core2.0 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 990, octa core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery6000 mAh4500 mAh4500 mAh4260 mAh4300 mAh
Fast charging

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