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Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro

Specifications

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro (ROG Phone Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
18432 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.78 inch 20.4:9, 2448 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 172.8 x 77.3 ( = 0.39 x 6.8 x 3.04 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
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, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 99%, features: 88%, display: 97% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro

ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro Review Philippines: Even More OP
Source: Unbox English
There’s very little difference between the ROG Phone 5 and the 5s variants aside from the slight bump in processing power as we found in our review of the phone in the Philippines, so who exactly is the ROG Phone 5s Pro for? Well if you’re looking for the most overpowered phone that you can buy for gaming or are upgrading from a 2-year old flagship, then this phone is for you. Still, you’ll have to have deep pockets to enjoy this overpowered monster, though if you do pull the trigger on the ROG Phone 5s Pro, you can expect it’ll be future-proofed enough to last you three years, maybe more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2022
80% Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro review: Full-fat gaming
Source: Expert Reviews English
Like its predecessor, the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro is a highly capable gaming phone with top specifications, an impressively rapid display, and useful additional hardware controls for dedicated gamers. Little details like a bundled cooling fan with extra hardware buttons help set it apart from its rivals, while an absolutely gigantic battery provides impressive stamina. However, the price feels a little excessive when the Nubia Redmagic 6S Pro provides a very similar package for not much more than half the money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro Review
Source: Yugatech English
It’s weird that ASUS released the ROG Phone 5s Pro just 8 months after it released the ROG Phone 5 Pro. And the difference is not that significant. Just a higher-clocked chipset and bigger RAM. If you own the ROG Phone 5 Pro, I don’t think you’ll notice the difference in performance. If they offer the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate at a lower price, I think I might get that one instead. Those coming from the ROG Phone 3 or buying a gaming smartphone for the first time will probably benefit from this option. All in all, the ROG Phone 5s Pro is a great gaming phone for 2021. It’s a weird release, but great nonetheless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2021
80% Asus ROG Phone 5S Pro review: The ultimate gaming smartphone (with just one issue to consider)
Source: Irish Mirror English
This is one of the best smartphones of 2021, and if you are an ardent gamer it’s the most powerful and highly recommended gaming-centric handset on the market. However, the high price and the less-than-flagship camera system means this is a phone that won't suit everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro Review, Pros and Cons
Source: Tech Nave English
Asus has always dominated the premium gaming smartphone segment from the start. The Asus ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro smartphones also follow the same legacy and offer remarkable features that unlock the processing limits. From which, you can take the gaming session to the next level without any interruptions from hardware or software issues. Overall, you’ll get everything you need in a gaming-centric smartphone and meet the needs of all gamers. Anyway, you can choose which one you think this device will satisfy your desire to play. But on the other hand, if you’re looking for something affordable, you can also check the ZTE nubia Red Magic 6s Pro phones that add value for money.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2021
“Review” – ROG Phone 5s Pro: What has changed?
Source: NLT English
Everything else from the ROG Phone 5 review still applies to this ROG Phone 5s series, by the way. All the accessory compatibility and its features, they’re all still the same. Here’s a quick refresher for you. Because of how few changes (only one, let’s be honest) there are between the ROG Phone 5 and the ROG Phone 5s series of smartphones – to the point that even the prices are the same – I’ll give the ROG Phone 5s Pro the same award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2021
88% Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
All of this being said; honestly, we would probably go for the older device, given a direct choice between the vanilla ROG Phone 5 and the new ROG Phone 5s. However, we understand the justification for the switch to the Snapdragon 888+ and all things considered, we believe few could have pulled it off better than Asus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Asus ROG 5S Pro Review: Gaming Beast With Snapdragon 888 Plus
Source: Igeekphone English
The 65W charging power combined with the aggressive charging strategy can keep the mobile phone powered at any time. The 6000mAh battery can be fully charged in about 60 minutes, which may be the strength of Tencent’s ROG gaming phone 5s Pro. For gaming phones, pure stacking is far easier than polishing software. Tencent ROG gaming phone 5s Pro achieves the top level of hardware while polishing the software to the extreme. If you are a hardcore mobile game player, Tencent ROG gaming phone 5s Pro will be your choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2021
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Since we've already reviewed the ROG Phone 5 and its Ultimate Edition and there aren't many changes here, we have a good idea what this new phone is about. It's most definitely worthy of our recommendation. The 5s Pro, even with its hefty price, succeeds its predecessors at the top spot among gaming phones. It's a premium offering, sure, but it's compatible with the best ecosystem of gaming accessories, and the software is probably the most polished one in town, too. That's as much as we can say before our full review is ready.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2021

Foreign Reviews

96% Was bringt das Leistungs-Upgrade?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 97% features: 97% display: 98% mobility: 90%
Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro: Gaming-Phone im Praxis-Test
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Large OLED display; high performance; support 5G. Negative: Average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2021
90% Recensione ROG Phone 5s Pro
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
88% ROG Phone 5s Pro, la recensione: una questione di dettagli
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 78%
87% Recensione ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 87%
81% Recensione Rogphone 5S Pro. Figata Con Gli Accessori!
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 60% display: 90% mobility: 76% workmanship: 80%
90% Test Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro : même joueur joue encore !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
86% Test Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro : le meilleur smartphone gaming pour les joueurs exigeants
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Test Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro : un écrin inchangé pour plus de puissance
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Review ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro: Lagi! Smartphone Gaming Terbaik 2021
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; impressive gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2021
Hands On ROG Phone 5s dan Pro 5s: Fitur Gaming Extra
Source: Selular ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; large battery capacity.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2021
Hands On ROG Phone 5s dan Pro 5s: Fitur Gaming Extra
Source: Selular ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent gaming performance; stylish design; beautiful display; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2021

Comment

Model:

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro is a high-end smartphone equipped with overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus processors, providing players with more powerful performance. ROG Phone 5s Pro is available in Phantom Black. The outer box packaging is similar to the previous generation, the same as the hexagonal cylinder packaging. Package contents include mobile phone, mobile phone case, cooling fan, 65W charger, Type-C charging cable, stickers, card ejection pin and manual. ROG Phone 5s Pro's screen specifications are not much different from the previous generation. They all use a 6.78-inch E4 AMOLED large screen that supports a maximum screen update rate of 144Hz. Users can manually adjust the 60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz or automatic screen update rate in the settings. The screen's different update is that it supports a 360Hz native touch sampling rate, plus a touch response rate as low as 1ms. In games that support the above specifications, users can get a better operating experience, making finger operations and mobile phone response faster. The color rendering also supports 111% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, screen color quasi-Delta E<1, and supports HDR 10+ display format, and the SGS Eye Care certification can reduce blue light by 6.5%.

 

The small screen at the back of the fuselage uses the same color screen as the previous generation ROG Phone 5 Pro, and provides six preset animations, including X mode (performance mode), game screen animation, charging, incoming calls, connecting accessories, and the screen is always on. ROG Phone 5s Pro is Asus first model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+, with 18GB of LPDDR5 memory, and the performance is one of the best choices among the currently listed models. ROG Phone 5s Pro uses a large 6,000mAh battery. Although the body weighs 238 grams due to the large battery, the advantage is that the endurance performance is very good. In order to keep the mobile phone in high-performance operation, the heat dissipation structure is redesigned. The heat source of the centrally configured processor is covered by the enlarged graphite heat insulation sheet, the redesigned liquid temperature equalizing plate, and the separate dual battery design. And the aerodynamic fan 5 is attached with the package. As a conclusion, the biggest difference between the new ROG Phone 5s Pro and the previous generation is that the processor is upgraded to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, the touch sampling rate is increased to 360Hz, the AirTrigger 5 ultrasonic touch keys on the fuselage support more gesture operations, and the built-in phantom screen is now a color version, and it may be better for players to experience the details of the game with these upgrades.

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 mid 2021 and manufactured in 5 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 3 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.


6.78":

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).


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-10- 5 (Update: 2021-10- 5)