Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Hello friends, and welcome to playgora. Today’s article is all about the ASUS ROG Phone 5. ASUS ROG Phone 5 has launched with several different models. It has a base model with two color options this time. White and Black both the White and Black models come with 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM Options. This time, the ASUS ROG Phone 5 has a Pro Model and an Ultimate Model. Many ROG fans have been confused. Because of this in this article, I will clear up all your doubts and confusions.

In this article, I am only going to cover the ROG Phone 5 base model. This includes its performance, its CPU, GPU, Display, Cooling System, newly updated Gesture Triggers, and much more. let’s get started, One feature that is common in every ROG Phone 5 version is the SOC. Every ROG Phone 5 yes every single model of it, comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SOC comes with a new and enhanced Adreno 660 GPU. And this time, thankfully, the SD 888 comes with built-in 5G support.

Therefore SD 888 no longer needs an external 5G modem unlike the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SOC. Which doesn’t have built-in 5G support. As a result, an external X55 5G Modem was added in ROG Phone 3 for 5G network connectivity. This time Qualcomm has given the Builtin 5G support for the new Snapdragon 888 SOC. Since the SD 888 doesn’t need any external 5G Modem. It saves a lot of space inside the ASUS ROG Phone 5. So our all-time favorite 3.5mm Headphone jack is back, so congratulation and welcome back Cheers for our 3.5mm Headphone Jack.

Snapdragon 888 SOC is clocked at 2.84 GHz instead of 3.1 GHz unlike the Snapdragon 865+ in ROG Phone 3. Because this time ASUS ROG Phone 5 is coming with the Snapdragon 888 SOC instead of the Snapdragon 888+ SOC. The Snapdragon 888 has a 25% increased CPU performance and 35% increased GPU performance compared to its last generation SOC. It also has Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz) for better connectivity for online gaming like- PUBG MOBILE and COD.


Let’s talk about the display, ASUS ROG Phone 5 has a 6.78 inch 144Hzs AMOLED display same as ROG Phone 3. But This time, ROG Phone 5 display has a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. And let me remind you that the ROG Phone 3 only has a 240Hz touch sampling rate. And the touch latency has also sightly reduced to 24.3ms. This display also has an outstanding 1ms GTG response time. Let me share a fact with you, the ROG Phone 5 display is a custom made Samsung E4 OLED Display Panel with a 20.4:9 Aspect Ratio.

This display supports HDR10+ with 800 nits of peak brightness ROG Phone 5 also comes with a hidden special video enhancer feature. It will upscale any normal SDR content to HDR. So you can always experience  HDR with the new ROG Phone 5. It is a WOW feature according to me because HDR videos are still not widely available in the mainstream media. And for display protection, ASUS ROG Phone 5 has corning gorilla glass victus. This is the toughest gorilla glass by corning right now. So you don’t need to worry about broken displays anymore. But don’t blindly trust them, always use tempered glass for your smartphone.


Now let’s talk about the battery ROG Phone 5 battery got a big update. This time ASUS ROG Phone 5 has 2 separate 3000mAh batteries instead of a single 6000mAh battery. Asus did this to place the SD888 SOC in the middle of the phone. So the Aero Active Cooler 5 can directly blow cool air on the SD888 SOC. It will minimize the heat during heavy gaming. The total capacity of these 3000mAh batteries is 6000mAh. ASUS ROG Phone 5 also has 65W Fast Charging, which is more than twice that of ROG Phone 3 charging speed. ROG Phone 5 also has two USB type C charging port.

The first type C port is located at the bottom and the second one is on the left side of the phone. But the 3rd type C accessories port is now gone. This year ROG Phone 5 has this weird connector for accessories. So I think the new Aero active cooler 5 is not compatible with ASUS ROG Phone 3 or ROG Phone 2. And the previous generation Aero active cooler 2 & 3 is not compatible with ASUS ROG Phone 5, which is kinda sad. ASUS ROG Phone 5 comes with many battery protection features like the Battery limiter. which limits the charging percentage, this feature will allow you to limit the charging to 80% to 90%.

This will increase the battery life span (Charging Cycles). ROG Phone 5 also has an overnight charging protection, same as ASUS ROG Phone 2 and 3. For example, if you’re charging ASUS ROG Phone 5 overnight, And you have set the start time to 12:00 AM and end time to 08:00 AM. Then ROG Phone 5 will charge its battery to 100% just before 08:00 AM to protect its battery from overcharging. It is done by reducing the charging voltage Note – please don’t listen to the company because fast charging will always damage your battery. ROG Phone 5 has a very cool gaming feature.

which is bypass charging ROG Phone 3 received this bypass charging feature through a software update. And Asus showed the middle finger for ROG Phone 2. But ROG Phone 5 has built-in support for this bypass charging after connecting the charger, just select the bypass charging option. The ROG Phone 5 will then stop charging the battery and will run directly through the charger. It will reduce the battery load, and it will further reduce the heat output. It will increase the battery’s overall life span, and it will also decrease thermal throttling during heavy gaming sessions. Well Done ASUS ROG Phone 2 users are still waiting for this come on it’s just a software update.

Cooling system

  Now let’s talk about the cooling system ASUS ROG Phone 5 comes with GameCool 5 cooling system. Yes, I know it’s a fancy name it’s call marketing my friend. With the ROG Phone 5, you are not only getting the Graphite plate and Copper heat sink but many other technologies as well. As I have told you before, the ROG Phone 5 has its SD888 SOC in the middle of the 2 batteries. Therefore the Vapour Chamber is now also in the middle instead of the left side of the ROG Phone. Because of this, the ASUS ROG Phone 5 can now dissipate heat on both sides of the phone evenly. So if you attach the AeroActive Cooler 5 to the ROG Phone 5. It will directly blow cool air over the vapor chamber to increase the cooling efficiency of your system.

This will drop the phone temperature to about 15°C. And since the AeroActive Cooler 5 is directly cooling the vapor chamber. So whenever AreoActive Coller 5 will be attached with the ROG Phone 5 X-MODE+ will come into action. This will allow the SD888 SOC to sustain its peak performance for a longer period of time. without thermal throttling and overheating. Because the SD888 SOC knows that a good cooling system is attached to it. So the SD888 doesn’t have to thermal throttle itself. This is a massive advantage compared to the other phone-in market. Because even the most expensive phones in the market can’t sustain their peak performance for a longer time period.

AirTriggers feature

Now, let’s go to the AirTriggers feature. This base variant has no special updates for AirTriggers. It comes with the same ROG Phone 3 Airtriggers with Dual Partition. But the ROG Phone 5 does have many motion gestures for additional AirTrigger functionality. Like – Up, Down, Left, Right and etc. Great for gaming if you don’t get confused. But the ROG Phone 5 Pro and the Ultimate Model have two additional AirTriggers at the bottom. Like – Real L2 and R3 for console-like experience. With ROG Phone 5 you will get a new  haptic audio feature. This feature uses the vibrator motors to allow you to feel the gunshot every time you fire a bullet.

Asus can easily bring this feature to the ROG Phone 2 and 3 with a software update, but they will not right now only two games support this feature – PUBG Mobile and Call Of Duty Mobile. In the future, other developers may also support this feature. But if you have a ROG Phone 2 like me, then suck a lemon. The AeroActive Cooler 5 also received a massive update. Because AeroActive Cooler 5 will give you 2 extra AirTriggers. So, with an Aero Active Cooler 5, you will have a total of 4 AirTriggers. If you use the dual partition feature then you have 6 AirTriggers.


Now let’s talk about the most boring part of a gaming phone, which is the camera. Nothing special to talk about, the same old 64 Mega Pixel Sony IMX686 main camera. Yes, same as ROG Phone 3 A 13 Mega pixel ultra-wide camera. And the last and also the least a 5 Mega Pixel Macro camera. ROG Phone 5 can record up to 8K at 30 fps. It can also record 4K in 120fps and 4K HDR, It also has pro video mode. But that doesn’t make you christopher nolan. Its a Gaming Phone not iPhone or uPhone or miPhone. It also has a 24 megapixel selfie camera, eureka.

Gaming features

Now let’s talk about some unique gaming features like the new R, G, B. ROG Phone 5 has 2 RGB LEDs for Aura RGB Lighting. ASUS is calling it Dual Tone RGB These 2 RGB LEDs will lit together to give you amazing RGB effects. It has many RGB mods like – Breath, Color Cycle, and etc. You can now also set the different RGB colors for different notifications like SMS, E-Mail, etc.

Sound system

For sound, the ROG Phone 5 has Dirac Audio with 7 Magnets speakers. Speakers are now more powerful compared to ROG Phone 3 ASUS has enhanced the Bass. The ROG Phone 5 is the best-sounding phone in the market right now. It can easily outperform any other Android or iOS Smartphone. As I have told you before, the 3.5mm Headphone jack is back. And it has not just returned, it has evolved. Because this 3.5mm headphone jack comes with ESS quad DAC. This means that you can now plug your big fat gaming headset directly into it. And you will still get that Boomy Sound-like PC.

Other features

This time ROG Phone 5 comes with a USB type C to Type C cable. So if your computer has a USB 3.1 type C port it will give you very fast transfer rate. And of course, a SIM Card tray ejector pin will be included. Its lools like the avenger logo ROG Phone 5 base variant has two different models. The lower base model comes with 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of UFS 3.1 Storage. It will cost you 49,999 rupees, means 50,000. The Upper base model comes with 12 GB of RAM with 265 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It will cost you 57,999 Rupees. Both Lower and Higher ROG Phone 5 model has 2 color option. 1st one is tika ram color, which means black like really black. 2nd one is gori ma’am color, which means white like egg-like white.

By Ahsan