Review Asus ROG Phone 5s | 5s Pro – After releasing its newest gaming smartphone in early 2021, it didn’t necessarily make this Taiwanese electronics manufacturer feel satisfied. Even though it has presented three different series, this time ASUS decided to launch two additional faster options through the ROG Phone 5s and 5s Pro.
By design, both still look exactly the same as the previous version that we had reviewed. ROG Phone 5s features a large, color-adjustable ROG logo. While the 5s Pro uses a PMOLED screen, and has two additional capacitive buttons on the rear body.
ASUS provides a more powerful chipset in this latest gaming smartphone. With Snapdragon 888+ which has a higher CPU clockspeed, the AI Engine has a 20% performance increase.
The standard variant is available with a combination of RAM and internal storage starting from 8/128GB. If you want the biggest one, the Pro variant is available in 18GB/512GB options. Without a microSD slot, users can use external USB storage in NTFS format when needed.
Other specifications of the ROG Phone 5s series are still the same. Call it the front screen which has a wide area of 6.78, uses a Super AMOLED panel with a response time of 1ms, a refresh rate of 144Hz, support for HDR10+ plus a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus.
The battery capacity is still as spacious as 6,000 mAh, supports 65W fast charging via the USB-C port, available both on the bottom and sides of the body.
The camera setup is still the same. In addition to the 24MP front sensor, there’s a triple camera setup with a 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor, 13MP f/2.4 ultra wide-angle and 5MP macro. ASUS has also provided a total of four microphones around the body of the ROG Phone 5s, supported by noise reduction technology from Nokia’s OZO.