Asus ROG Phone 5s Review

Score: 84.9 / 100

Asus ROG Phone 5s is a very powerful Android cellphone released in 2021, which features a very powerful 2.99 GHz Octa-Core CPU, a really big 6.8 inches screen, and two cameras, a 64 megapixels back side camera and a 24 mega-pixels front facing camera.

This device is quite a compact phone, given that it has a 6.8 inches screen and it's only 6.8 inches long and 3.04" wide. This phone is thin, with a thickness of just 0.39 inches. This phone body design is a mix of Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) and Aluminum . Asus is offering this phone in phantom black and storm white. The Asus ROG Phone 5s is a bit heavy for a cellphone of this size, with a weight of 8.4 ounces.

This phone is powered by a high-tech 2.99 gigahertz Octa-Core processor, packed into a Snapdragon 888+ SM8350 (5 nm) system chip and a huge 8 GB of RAM memory. A great advantage of this phone is its huge 128 GB internal storage and though it doesn't count with an external SD slot, it it is more than enough to store tons of applications, games, pictures and videos without having to worry about filling it.

The Asus ROG Phone 5s is equipped with two cameras, a 64 megapixels back side camera and a 24 MP front camera. Its back side camera lens has a maximum f/1.8 aperture so it can take excellent photographs even in low light environments. It also shoots 7680x4320 videos at 30 frames per second, and HD 1280x720 slow motion videos at 480 frames per second (16 times slower than normal videos). This camera also counts with auto-focus.

This cellphone has an amazing 1080 x 2448 6.8" screen, which makes everything look brightful and colorful.

This device offers WiFi connection (and it can be provided to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 5G insanely fast connectivity, 4G (LTE-A) really quick data connection and also HSPA+ internet connection (a slower 4G variation) and the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone has dual sim so it can to use 2 different phone numbers.

This cellphone features an inmense 6000 mAh Nano SIM non-removable battery providing this cellphone an incredible battery duration. An issue to consider is that the Asus ROG Phone 5s's battery is not replaceable so you can't change it when it starts to have trouble holding its charge, although with so much capacity you will probably discard this phone before it happens.

This cellphone also comes with a wide range of useful characteristics like Fingerprint Identification, NFC, Bluetooth (provides communication with other phones and accessories) and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

No matter if you want this cellphone mainly for internet broswing and social networks, are looking for a cellphone for work, want this phone to take plenty of photographs or will use this cellphone for playing games, you will probably love this cellphone. This device includes User guide, USB power adapter (65W) , SIM tray needle, warranty card and Type-C to C Cable.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 12, 11
Dimensions:6.80 x 3.04 x 0.39 inchesMetric17.27 x 7.72 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:8.40 ouncesMetric238.14 gImperial
Colors:Phantom Black and Storm White
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:SIM tray needle, Type-C to C Cable, USB power adapter (65W) , User guide, warranty card
Release date:2021-08-26


Screen Type:AMOLED
Size:6.8 inchesMetric17.3 cmImperial
Resolution:2448 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:393 pixels per inchMetric154.72 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:1200 cd/m2
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Snapdragon 888+ SM8350 (5 nm)
Processor:Kryo 660, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2990 MHz)
RAM Memory:8 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 660
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Nano SIM
Capacity:6000 mAh


Back camera:64 megapixels
    Focal length:11mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.59 inches (1/1.7")
Front camera:24 megapixels
Max video resolution:7680 x 4320 (30 fps)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (480 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Slow Motion Video (16 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
5G Bands:n1, n3, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n41, n77, n78, n79
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 48(3600)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 9(1700)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor