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Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate


Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate (ROG Phone Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
18432 MB 
6.78 inch 20.4:9, 2448 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.3 x 172.8 x 77.3 ( = 0.41 x 6.8 x 3.04 in)
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.73", 0.8µm) + 13MP (f/2.4, 11mm) + 5MP (f/2.0)
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.5, 27mm, 0.9µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1400 Euro



Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

90% Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate review
Source: Phone Arena English
With just a few noteworthy changes over the base ROG Phone 5, the limited edition Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is definitely not the phone for most people. But with its striking design, high customizability, an overkill of RAM and limited status, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is definitely the Holy Grail for mobile gamers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Review: Overkill
Source: The Verge English
Like every gaming phone I’ve checked out yet, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is stuck in this weird place of being a very capable device that somehow delivers on its many promises, yet it still doesn’t feel worth the money. For average people who play the occasional game, either directly from their phones or through game streaming services, buying a cheap clip to fasten a controller to your phone will probably be a good enough solution. There are also some comfortable controller setups for iPhone and Android (like Backbone’s Go and Razer’s Kishi for iOS and Android) that can turn most phones into more of a Nintendo Switch-like experience that requires less fuss and far less of an investment than Asus’ ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate review: Ridiculously powerful
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you only care about a premium mobile gaming experience, then the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is for you. It has insane power, ridiculously long battery life, and all the features and gimmicks you could want. But it’s not as good as the best phones, thanks to those subpar cameras, which limits the ROG Phone’s appeal outside of gaming circles.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Review: Changing The Game
Source: MrMobile English
Just like it says on the exquisitely crafted box, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate from ASUS is indeed the “ultimate” gaming smartphone of 2021. And not just by default, after the exit of Razer from the gaming phone space and the paucity of gaming-centric competitors in the North American market. No, the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is the king of gaming phones because of a potent combination of perks, polish … and panache. It’s a gaming phone that even filthy casuals like MrMobile can love – and love it, I do.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2021

Foreign Reviews

Gaming-Smartphone mit 18 GB RAM
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2021


Qualcomm Adreno 660: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 35% faster than the Adreno 650 in the Snapdragon 865 SoC and offers a 20% better power efficiency.For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 888 5G: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2020 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A78 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP (up to 26 TOPS of AI performance) and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X60 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.238 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-04-23 (Update: 2021-04-23)