At the beginning of this month, the ASUS Rog Phone 5s and 5s Pro arrived, so today, we go to the analysis of the first here in Spain.
ASUS has put all the meat on the grill here to turn the motto we can read on the back of the Rog Phone 5s into a precious asset: Republic of Gamers. And so it is, a republic of gamers so you can enjoy your favorite games on Android like never before.
Design: full gaming
The ASUS Rog Phone 5s is a mobile of the same design. We find the word gaming in each of its corners and lines.
On the back, we have that “Republic of Gamers” motto in red with a pixelated design with those little dots. The camera module also plays with that gaming design to have a different finish than what we have seen on other Android phones.
Here we can forget the hole in the screen that we usually see in many Android smartphones. The front camera is located at the top, a bit to the right on the bezel.
One of the sides of the ASUS Rog Phone 5s
A bezel appears again at the bottom to move away from the front in other terminals. What stands out is the red color of the power button, also in the protector of the SIM card slot.
The red color is the protagonist of this Android mobile.
On the left side, we have the slot for another USB type-C connection that will allow us to be flexible enough to connect the load while we are playing.
Right next to it, it has a protector that covers the connection dedicated to the fan that we could attach to this terminal designed from scratch for gaming.
Screen: AMOLED with 144 Hz says it all
6.78″ E4 AMOLED panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate for the most demanding gamers and thus stand out, although it stays at FHD+ in resolution.
An ideal panel to create a great gaming experience, as is the case with each of the elements that make up this new Android smartphone that we have available .
In this ASUS Rog Phone 5s model, unlike the 5s Pro, there is no rear screen; one of the differences is quickly visible.
Performance: 16GB of RAM
With 16 GB of RAM (in the borrowed model) and that Snapdragon 888+ chip, which is already ready for replacement with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Rog Phone 5s is a mobile lord in terms of performance.
The same thing happens with the internal memory, which in the tested model reaches 512 GB, more than enough to install all the games we want and thus enjoy our favorite Android titles to the fullest.
512GB of internal storage
The ASUS Rog Phone 5s is designed with gaming in mind, and in terms of performance, just like everything it offers, it’s a beast unto itself.
Asus rog phone 5s
Sometimes it can indeed get sweltering when we activate X mode. We maximize the graphics of some new PUBG-type games: New State or Genshin Impact. We enjoy its Air Triggers to be the most Pro in PUBG Mobile (pay attention to this experience since being able to move with the control stick from one side to another while using the index finger to shoot a player is the difference between surviving or ending your game there).
Autonomy: works very well
The ASUS Rog Phone 5s can enter different modes through its console. In Mode X, it is capable of reaching 4 hours on the screen without any problem.
Autonomy in the ASUS Rog Phone 5s
But if we want something more, we can choose to use the dynamic mode for daily use of the smartphone or go to the ultra-durable way where the 5G network is controlled automatically. Hyperfusion is forced to turn off (which uses mobile data to compensate for Wi-Fi data loss), force background sync restrictions, and turn off dual-band Wi-Fi.
The best thing about this ASUS Rog Phone 5s is its advanced mode that allows us to configure the elements we want. However, by default, it has some settings already applied: 60 Hz refresh rate, dark mode color scheme, configured CPU, GPU, and RAM to medium and slide sensitivity, touch, and precision to zero.
With all these options in our hands, the possibility of extending the significant autonomy that in itself of Pray this new mobile from ASUS is possible.
Ultra Durable Mode on the ASUS Rog Phone 5s
We’ve been in X mode the entire time, and usage has been pretty heavy with games like Clash Mini or PUBG State getting past 4 hours of screen time.
At rest, it plays its cards very well to leave us amazed and get closer to what some personalized layers of other mobiles do, as is the case with the Vivo.
To end this section, the 65 W fast charge can magically fill that 6,000 mAh. In 5 minutes, it goes from 8 to 28%, in 15 minutes up to 54%, and in half an hour up to 87%. Words are unnecessary again in this regard for their significant fast charge.
The unique thing about gaming in the ASUS Rog Phone 5s
The ASUS Rog Phone 5s is a gaming phone with a console to control and manage our device so we can get all the power possible from it.
From this console, we can switch between different modes with one called Mode X, which will offer maximum game performance. It maximizes system performance, refreshes rate, dual-band Wi-Fi activation, and touch responsiveness.
The console manages everything related to gaming.
An X Mode that will not prevent our mobile from spending the entire day with its autonomy, as long as we respect the 4 hours of screen time that it gives in plenty, we are even more capable in this regard.