Asus launched its fourth flagship gaming smartphone the Asus ROG Phone 5. This time, the company launched the Asus ROG in 3 variants. There is a base model, a pro model, and an ultimate model. All 3 come with different features and so are their prices. However, the base model also features 3 variants with the 8GB RAM/128GB model going for $953, the 12GB RAM/256GB variant for $1072, and the 16GB RAM/256GB for $1191. The Pro version with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage is priced at $1430 whereas the Ultimate model with a massive 18 GB RAM and 512 GB of internal storage retails for $1549.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Specifications and Features
The Asus ROG phone 5 is a 5G phone. It has a 6.78 inches AMOLED display. The display has a 1080 x 2448 screen resolution that offers a 144 Hz screen refresh rate and a 300 touch sampling rate with HDR10+ support. For screen protection against cracking and scratching, the ROG Phone 5 has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus screen protection. The phone runs on Android out of the box with ROG UI skin. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset which is paired with the Adreno 660 GPU.
As mentioned earlier, the phone is available in 3 memory combinations of 8GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage and 16 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. The phone doesn’t have a memory card slot as it obviously has more than enough internal storage. The back of the phone has a 64 MP main camera, a 13 MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5 MP macro camera. This camera can shoot 8K videos at 30fps. For the selfie camera, the ROG Phone 5 utilizes a single 24 MP camera placed at the top of the display. The ROG Phone 5 has a massive 6000 mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging, 10W reverse charging, power delivery 3.0, and Quick Charge 5. The phone also has Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC under-display fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro Specifications and Features
The hardware specifications and features on the Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro are similar to those of the Asus ROG Phone 5 mentioned above except for the memory capacity. Everything from the display size, type, chipset, camera, and battery capacity is the same. The only difference is that the Pro model ships with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage and has extra hardware such as ROG Color Vision and the AeroAcrive Cooler 5.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Specifications and Features
The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is on a whole new level. Although it has hardware specifications and features as the Asus ROG Phone 5 and the Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro, it has a massive amount of RAM. It has a much better aesthetic appeal especially the white color(shown above). The Ultimate model has 18 GB of RAM paired with 512 GB of internal storage which is actually better than some of your potato PCs. It also includes ROG Color Vision and has the AeroActive Cooler 5 for cooling down the device.
Although all the 3 smartphones sport a similar design, there is a difference with the RGB lighting on the back cover. The base model,(Asus ROG Phone 5), has a Republic of Gamers logo whereas the Pro and the ultimate variants have small touch-enabled displays on the back nicknamed ROG vision. The Pro version and the Ultimate version also ship with the AeroActive Cooler 5 which can reduce the phone’s temperature by up to 15 degrees and the chipset temperature by up to 10 degrees.