Asus ROG Phone 5s
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix (f/2.45, 0.9 µm)
Average of 12 scores (from 23 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ROG Phone 5s
Asus's gaming smartphone got updated once again this year. New devices come with the Snapdragon 888+, and the product line now includes only three models. Read our review to learn about the new features and whether or not the devices are worth buying.
Source: Gadgets Now
Asus has launched the ROG Phone 5s at a starting price of Rs 49,990. For the price, the smartphone has a lot to offer in terms of performance, features and overall experience. It’s a ROG Phone after all and no doubt it lives up to the brand name. But, there are certain things that Asus could have done better here. For instance, they could have at least launched the smartphone with the latest Android operating system or offered the new 50MP primary sensor in the phone. So, the question to be asked here is whether you should buy the ROG Phone 5s or wait for the next ROG Phone or look for something else in the market. The simple answer is that, if you are looking for a smartphone for gaming on a sensible budget, then ROG Phone 5s will bring that smile to your face. It offers all the features that a gamer would ever need in a smartphone be it in terms of performance, game-centric features or display. It is an incremental upgrade so don’t go looking for all-new design or features but even without that this is a solid gaming smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: The Indian Express
The ROG Phone 5s is quite a device. It has one of the best displays on a smartphone, sheer power, gaming-centric tweaks, and hours of battery life. My only concern is that it’s a large phone and its camera system is not comparable to other high-end phones. The ROG Phone 5s shows Asus’ faith in developing a gaming-focused smartphone even when every smartphone is a gaming device. A phone like this is total overkill for most but it does have a niche audience who are open to the idea of a mobile gaming rig in the smartphone form factor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech PP
You have the Realme GT at Rs. 37,999 that offers a similar 90fps gameplay. Then comes the OnePlus 9RT at Rs. 42,999 with support for similar gaming settings. The difference, however, is the consistency. In a gaming session that extends over an hour, the ROG 5S continues to deliver frame rates from where it started, whereas its competitors face engine stalls after some time. On the other side of the spectrum, you also have the iPhone 12, which sells around Rs. 55,000 for the base 64GB model. Yes, we agree that the iPhone 12 has the potential to deliver smooth 60fps gameplay, but it drags in the OS priority of Android vs. iOS. Also, you won’t get 90fps support on the iPhone 12. Now that’s something even the Android counterparts of ROG 5S offer on the table. The ASUS ROG Phone 5S is indeed a true gaming phone that can run longer marathons. The device is a good match for you if gaming is your topmost priority. The styling on the ROG 5S may also attract some users who may not game much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
The Asus ROG Phone 5s runs ROG UI on top of Android 11, and my unit had the September 2021 Android security patch. The UI is highly customised and the look should appeal to gamers more than the average user. You do get a few apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Netflix preinstalled, apart from the usual suite of Google apps. These can be uninstalled to free up some space. The Asus ROG Phone 5s has impressive hardware and is aimed squarely at gamers. There isn't any direct competition in the market for it, and Asus is simply building on its lead in this segment. With only small differences between the ROG Phone 5s and its predecessor, you'd be better off choosing the newer model, since prices are officially the same – unless you can find the ROG Phone 5 on sale while it's still in stock. I will address these queries in the full review of the Asus ROG Phone 5s, coming soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2022
Source: The Mobile Indian
The ROG Phone 5s handles most of the things very well including performance, haptics, audio and especially gaming. However, disappointments including the tint in the display, average cameras, heating, no timely updates and a bulky design collectively lead to a conclusion that the ROG Phone 5s might not be your choice at this price. We asked the question if the ROG Phone 5 is going beyond gaming, and at that time, it seemed like it did. But ROG Phone 5s is proof that it didn’t move beyond gaming. You may buy the phone solely for gaming but that is it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The 'S' version of the ROG Phone 5 may be marketed as a gaming phone - and it is a wonderful one at that - but it's also just a fantastic all-round device. That means it's great for consuming media and doing pretty much everything else - it even has one decent camera. With its big, bright and speedy refresh screen, it's a brilliant phone for watching movies, while its combination of practical choices like a big battery, superb audio and a headphone port mean it's got everything you need to ensure that power isn't wasted at any time. In the end, the ROG Phone 5S is a great gaming and media phone - but it's tricky to see any tangible reason for it to exist when there's already the earlier ROG Phone 5 model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
Whether you get the ROG Phone 5 or the ROG Phone 5s Pro, you’re getting the best gaming phone ecosystem in the Android camp. Does Asus make the best gaming phone of them all? That’s debatable. Apple’s iPhones get iOS’s gaming catalogue, which is more polished than that of Android, and there are gazillions of iPhone gaming accessories. With Asus making quality gaming accessories for its phone – an excellent controller and a smart fan and kickstand, as well as loading the ROG Phone 5s Pro with nifty touch-sensitive buttons, it’s definitely the one for out and proud gaming nerds. Factor in the levelled-up RGB lighting, a plethora of ports and mighty audio options, and nothing comes close. Where the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro drops the ball is its camera. Is it bad? Definitely not. Can you get more for less? Absolutely; not least of all in the Google Pixel camp. So there you have it; if media playback and gaming is your thing, you consider yourself a gaming nut and you don’t mind spending big to get the most extra phone on the block
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Nave
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
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 98%
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Positive: Excellent selfie camera; elegant design; long battery life; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80%
Source: AndroidWorld.nl NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; big screen; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2022
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; excellent speakers. Negative: Poor cameras; average autonomy; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2021
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2021
Source: Techtimes.vn VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; premium design; excellent display; large battery capacity; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2021
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; large battery capacity; premium design; excellent display; high gaming performance. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2021
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; stylish design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2021
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2021
Source: Selular ID→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; large battery capacity.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2021
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
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; beautiful display; nice cameras; large battery capacity. Negative: Heavy and bulky; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2021
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.
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.
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.
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).
83.13%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.