Asus ROG Cellphone 5s First Impressions: Extra of the Identical

Through the years, a number of smartphone makers have tried to crack the gaming phase in India. We have had the Nubia Crimson Magic sequence, Black Shark gaming telephones, and the Asus ROG Cellphone lineup, as some notable examples. Whereas most opponents aren’t within the image anymore, Asus remains to be persistently churning out new gaming telephones yr after yr. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s is the newest such mannequin from the Taiwanese tech large, and is positioned as an improve over the ROG Cellphone 5. I obtained my palms on this new gaming smartphone, and listed below are my first impressions.

Asus ROG Cellphone 5s value in India

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s is priced beginning at Rs. 49,999 in India for the bottom variant which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s additionally an choice with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, priced at Rs. 57,999. There’s additionally the ROG Cellphone 5s Professional, priced at Rs. 79,999 with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage plus extra set off buttons on the rear and a small secondary PMOLED display on the rear. Asus affords the ROG Cellphone 5s in two colors, Phantom Black and a shiny Storm White.

Asus ROG Cellphone 5s design and specs

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s appears to be like an identical to the ROG Cellphone 5. Asus has not made any visible adjustments to differentiate it from the older mannequin. The ROG Cellphone 5s sports activities a big 6.78-inch HDR10+ AMOLED show with a full-HD+ decision and 144Hz most refresh fee. Asus has bumped the contact sampling fee on the ROG Cellphone 5s as much as 360Hz, in comparison with the 300Hz on the ROG Cellphone 5, which is claimed to cut back contact latency even additional.

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The side-mounted USB Kind-C port makes it extra snug to cost the telephone whereas gaming

The show is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and there is an in-display fingerprint scanner that I discovered to be straightforward to achieve and use. There are symmetrical thick bezels on the high and the underside of the show which home the front-firing stereo audio system. The ROG Cellphone 5s is greatest fitted to panorama utilization with two palms given its dimension, and one-handed use wasn’t straightforward.

From the second you choose up the ROG Cellphone 5s, you will discover that it is cumbersome. The 238g weight can also be very evident. The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s has a metallic body whereas the again is fabricated from Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The facility and the quantity buttons are on the best whereas the left has an extra USB Kind-C port and proprietary connectors for the Aero Lively Cooler 5, which Asus sells as an adjunct (it is included with the ROG Cellphone 5s Professional). The SIM tray can also be on the left and has a vivid crimson accent color.

Like its predecessors, the Asus ROG Cellphone 5s sports activities AirTriggers on the best facet of the body which act as shoulder buttons when the smartphone is in panorama. On the backside, you will see the off-centre USB Kind-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack, whereas the highest of the body is naked.

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Ultrasonic Air Triggers on the ROG Cellphone 5s are supposed to be used when gaming

The ROG Cellphone 5s has a triple rear digicam setup consisting of a major 64-megapixel digicam with a Sony IMX686 sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam, and a 5-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies, it has a 24-megapixel digicam that is neatly hidden within the high bezel. The again of the telephone has an RGB illuminated ROG brand that may mild up for incoming calls and messages.

The ROG Cellphone 5s packs in a 6,000mAh battery that’s break up into two cells of three,000mAh every, to assist cost it rapidly. The telephone helps as much as 65W quick charging however Asus solely bundles a 30W charger within the field.

Asus has used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC clocked at as much as 2.99GHz, plus what it says is an improved cooling system in comparison with its predecessor. That is the second-most highly effective SoC from Qualcomm out there, behind solely the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The ROG Cellphone 5s affords as much as 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. My evaluate unit had 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You may’t develop storage because the telephone lacks a microSD card slot. It has assist for twin 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, and six satellite tv for pc navigation methods.

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The ROG Cellphone 5s has a triple digicam setup

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s runs ROG UI on high of Android 11, and my unit had the September 2021 Android safety patch. The UI is extremely customised and the look ought to enchantment to players greater than the typical person. You do get just a few apps corresponding to Fb, Instagram, Fb Messenger, and Netflix preinstalled, other than the same old suite of Google apps. These may be uninstalled to unlock some area.

The Asus ROG Cellphone 5s has spectacular {hardware} and is aimed squarely at players. There is no direct competitors out there for it, and Asus is solely constructing on its lead on this phase. With solely small variations between the ROG Cellphone 5s and its predecessor, you would be higher off selecting the newer mannequin, since costs are formally the identical – except you will discover the ROG Cellphone 5 on sale whereas it is nonetheless in inventory. I’ll tackle these queries within the full evaluate of the Asus ROG Cellphone 5s, coming quickly.

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