The release of the ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate shows that ASUS isn’t retrenching on its yearly act of breaking boundaries in the gaming smartphone industry. Onboard the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is the most capable smartphone gaming offering yet. The smartphone is more or less like a more premium variant of the ASUS ROG Phone 5.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Specifications
- 6.78 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2448 Pixels (395 PPI), 144Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11, ROG UI
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
- 8GB/ 12GB / 16GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 13MP + 5MP Triple Rear camera
- 24MP Front Camera
- 5G Support
- Fingerprint Scanner (Under Display)
- Fast Charge (65W Capacity)
- 10W Reverse Charging
- 6000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 camera department reminisces on the setup we saw on the Rog Phone 3. It’s the same sensor on the rear and the same camera upfront. However, this analysis is based on paper specs, actual usage may actually reveal improvements. On the rear, we have a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 13MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.5, and a 125˚ field of view. Lastly, we have a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This rear setup is capable of shooting videos up to 8K @ 30fps like the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21. On the front camera side, we have a single 24MP camera with an aperture of f/2.5. This camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080 @ 30fps.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Battery Life
The battery on this device is of 6000mAh capacity, it was split into two sections to help reduce the heat that goes with charging and also to foster faster charging. Speaking on charging speed, the Asus Rog Phone 5 bears a 65W charge capacity.
Pro Tip: Charge your phone to 100% before using it for the first time.
The Asus Rog Phone 5 features two USB Type-C ports, one on the side and one on the bottom. We also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC support, and Bluetooth 5.1. Internet connectivity is capped at 5G. This goes to say enthusiasts in areas with 5G reception can utilize 5G connectivity for downloads, streaming, and uploading.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Design and Display
The ASUS ROG Phone 5’s design capitalizes on its predecessor’s chassis design, which leaves us with a familiar design with added aesthetic features. Slapping an opaque case may help this smartphone pass as being regular, however, a full reveal do otherwise, as the placements on the rear speak high volume of its gaming DNA. On the rear, we have got the most eye-catching feature of its chassis design, which is the ROG logo with LED lights whose colours can be changed with the Armoury crate app. Unlike the rendition we had on the ROG phone 5 ultimate, the ROG logo is pretty much the only thing you would be able to display on this LED display. However, you can customize the color of the LED lights for notifications.
On the software side, the Asus Rog Phone 5 runs the ROG user interface on top of the Android 11 operating system. Asus made software provisions to make the gaming experience more enjoyable. This is expressed through its Armoury crate app which helps optimize games for better performance. The Armoury Crate app lets users set profiles for different games. Users can set games to launch with a particular refresh rate, a certain CPU boost, and more.
Pro Tip: Install less applications and run at most three applications at a time to improve speed.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Price in Kenya
The price varies with location. The cost of ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in Kenya is 12,405 Ksh. Purchase it online in stores such as Jumia Kenya using the link below:
Asus Rog Phone 5 Price and Availability
ASUS ROG Phone 5 price starts at around $650 at leading online stores. This translates to about 361,425 Naira in Nigeria, 104,186 KSH in Kenya, and 5,444 GHS in Ghana. Enthusiasts who desire the 12GB / 256GB variant will have to shell out approximately $1,066, while those who desire the 16GB / 256GB variant will have to pay approximately $1,185. The ASUS ROG Phone 5 was announced on March 10th, 2021 and is expected to go on sale in May 2021.