Gaming smartphone has become a huge deal over the last few years. Asus came out as a winner with its first ever gaming smartphone, the Asus ROG Phone series. Since then, many other came out with their own gaming smartphones but no one could gather praises and success like Asus ROG phones did.
Asus recently added their new Asus ROG 5 smartphone series to its ROG series lineup: Asus ROG 5, Asus ROG 5 Pro& Asus ROG 5 Ultimate. Check out the first impressions of all these 3 smartphones.
Asus ROG 5
Well, the Asus ROG Phone 5 series comes with almost the same specs but with a few tweaks with respect to hardware and prices. For starters, the Asus ROG 5 series comes with a powerful and snappy, Snapdragon 888 chipset which makes your gaming experience extremely smooth. In addition to that, you also get to see the smoothest ever 144 MHz display so you can enjoy the gaming experience.
You also get a 6.78 inch display and a humongous 6000 mAh battery. The battery size is very well suited for the gamers and the screen-size is great for immersive gaming experience. Coming to the variable part, Asus ROG 5 comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage space. It comes with Android 11 out-of-the-box and a 64 + 13 +5 MP rear camera. The front camera comes with a 24 MP shooter to make your selfies look crisp and clear.
Overall, Asus ROG 5 is one of the best gaming smartphones in India launched for INR 49,999. There is a 12 GB, 256 GB storage variant at INR 57, 999. At the price range, this one competes head-to-head with smartphones like OnePlus 8T and Apple iPhone 11.
Asus ROG 5 Pro
The hardware part of all three smartphone remains the same. Hence, the Asus ROG 5 Pro also comes with the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset, 64 MP rear, triple camera setup and 6000 mAh battery. However, the ROG 5 Pro comes with a sole variant that holds 16 GB, 512 GB storage at INR 69,999. If you are ready to shell out a few extra bucks, Asus ROG 5 Pro seems like a feasible pick. However, the difference is not huge and we don’t think that such a huge difference is worth the price only for a bigger RAM and storage. But if you need it, you gotta pick it, no questions asked.
Asus ROG 5 Ultimate
Well, if you are a fan of limited edition smartphones, Asus ROG 5 Ultimate is going to be your favorite. Alongside everything that you get with the Asus ROG 5 and ROG 5 Pro, you get a lot more in addition to that. It comes with a whooping 18 GB RAM which is the highest RAM configuration so far. You also get 512 GB storage option at INR 79,999.
Well, the smartphone is sure going to be a hit for the gamers who love smartphone gaming. Not only that, the configuration of this smartphone is sure to hit the gamers hard and at the price, this phone is a great deal to have.
Icing on the cake
What else is a hit about the ROG Phone 5? Having a gaming smartphone should sure give you an extra edge over other smartphones in the range right? Otherwise what is the use of having a gaming smartphone in India. Let us give you some specifics as to what makes the Asus ROG Phone 5 a special pick for the gamers.
You get a 144 Hz refresh rate and a 6.78-inch Full AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It also supports DC Dimming.
Asus retained the bypass charging feature from their Asus ROG Phone 3 line-up and it is still solid. It directly charges the system while you are playing so you never face battery heating issues ever.
You get two extra, unseen touch buttons at the back which you can use for a smooth gameplay. These buttons are swipe buttons which helps you move right or left inside the game. Isn’t that new and amazing?
The classic air triggers still stay at the sides to help you enjoy a smoother and comfortable gameplay. They are still the clickety!
3.5 mm jack
If you were missing the 3.5 mm jack, Asus ROG Phone 5 has brought it back for you. The classic earphone/headphone jack still stands as a personal favorite for us, and some of you might surely agree. We know!
Asus is not just some gaming phone stunt, but it is a serious gaming smartphone and here is the proof. You get some cool accessories to keep your smartphone cool, joysticks to play the games even more comfortably and many more.
Phew! Isn’t all this a little overwhelming? Well, we felt so too. Coming to the end of the blog, we feel that all the three smartphones are sure going to be a big hit across the globe. The mind-blowing power and specs make this one a win-win deal. However, if you are looking for a value for money among the three, we felt that Asus ROG 5 is the best pick.