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ASUS ROG PHONE 5S Review: Cameras + Battery + Speed

The ‘S’ version 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, just like the ROG Phone 5 was before it. That means it’s great for consuming media and doing pretty much everything else – it even has one decent camera.

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Great stereo speakers

Speedy performance

3.5mm headphone port

AptX Adaptive support

Large responsive and bright screen


It’s a chunky phone

Beefy battery doesn’t last as long as you’d think

No QHD resolution


Dimensions: 172.8 x 77.3 x 9.9mm / Weight: 238g

Finishes: Phantom Black, Storm White

Gorilla Glass Victus on the front

RGB light panel on the back

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Media powerhouse

6.78-inch AMOLED display

HDR10+ (800 nits typical, 1200 peak)

1080 x 2448 resolution (FHD+)

144Hz refresh rate max

Stereo speakers with individual amplifiers

aptX HD & aptX Adaptive – 24-bit audio

Gamer tweaks

Armoury Crate app

Touch shoulder buttons

Configurable settings for games

Speed, fluidity, longevity

Snapdragon 888+ 5G platform, 8GB/12GB/16GB/18GB RAM

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5000mAh battery, 65W wired charging

128GB/256GB/512GB storage


Triple rear cameras:

Main (26mm): 64-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8um pixel size

Wide (11mm): 13MP, f/2.4

Macro: 5MP f/2.0

8K/30 or 4K/60 video recording

24MP front-facing camera

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