Rog 5 FAQ video by Geekyranjit (Indian YouTuber)

SunainaSunaina Level 2
edited May 2021 in ROG Phone 5

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name:
  2. Firmware Version:
  3. Rooted or not:
  4. Frequency of Occurrence:
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app):

In addition to information above, please also provide as much details as you can, e.g., using scenario, what troubleshooting you've already done, screenshot, etc.


This is an English review and mainly directed towards those interested in the phone in India

This reviewer one of the best unbiased ones in India right now



  • SunainaSunaina Level 2
    edited April 2021

    At 50k this phone is seriously good value compared to 50k OnePlus 9 and 9pro which is a much more costlier (65k)

    You get just 2 5g bands with OnePlus in India meanwhile 11 5g bands with rog

    Gorilla glass Victus,wifi 6e, better speakers,stock+ ui, headphone jack with dac to name a few

    Very vfm phone at 50k

  • Just an FYI

    Airtel vowifi support has been added in rog 5

    Past Asus phones will probably get it too

  • You get much inferior display, inferior camera, much worse durability and support. I wouldnt say its better value by a longshot. If the phone wouldnt throttle I'd say its worth for gamers specifically but considering that it does I really think the rog5 is terrible value right now, I suspect a pricedrop very soon.

  • I would never buy an asus product again by their support (I'm telling from clear mind after waiting for black crush fix from it day1 ) given by them and this zentalk will those devs really look into atleast to know what's going on with the products they hv put into the market.

    First they didn't even acknowledge the black crush issue.

    Secondary They didn't provide a braided cables for India region ( it's like serving customers with double standards) I could had paid even for aero cooler if they had sold all together in a single package like they did it globally.

    Finally they device compatibility sucks as far the add ons go like aero cooler of latest gen can't be used to their own backward Rog devices even though they are using some sort of same technology for connecting.(I really wish someday in future they will provide and universal cooler which supports most of the rog line ups)

  • SunainaSunaina Level 2
    edited April 2021


    Rog 5 base and OnePlus 9 base both cost 50k in India for 8/128 (665$)

    OnePlus 9 pro costs 65k (865$) for 8/128

    Have you watched the video? He clearly says display is a lot better than rog 3 at lowest brightness in all contents plus people with R5's on Facebook say the same that the display is much better than rog 3's

    1.Rog 5 uses an E4 Samsung 144hz custom made panel

    OnePlus uses an Samsung 120hz panel

    2. Both are marketed as "5g ready" in India but R5 has 11 5g bands and OnePlus 9 and pro just have 2 and who's to say that only two two bands will be employed in India?

    3. OnePlus 9 has no OIS neither rog has OIS, OnePlus 9 has an imx 689 (48mp) Rog 5 has an imx 686 (64mp) both have decent wide angles and macro

    I won't say one is clearly better than the other both of these lenses are pretty good and shine in their respective areas

    Gcam wise Asus does better as Asus is pro gcam and allows aux support and 48mp raw support in gcam without root unlike OnePlus which locked aux support in stock on OOS 11

    4. OnePlus has gorilla glass 5 on front and back,R5 has Victus on front and GG5 on back

    5. Best in smartphone market stereo speakers in R5 (with amplifiers) compared to OP9's "stereo" with an earpiece and bottom speaker which isn't that good

    6. Notification led and headphone jack with dac in R5

    7. Bigger battery (4500 mah is just not enough for 888)

    8. Air triggers which has a lot of usability with extra gestures and can even be used as a zoom trigger in camera app

    Dual type c port,better haptics,quad mic with all the noise cancellation tech,Wifi 6E (OnePlus 9/pro lacks this), better touch sampling, better ui with more features and no bloat, better touch sampling R5 300hz Op9 240hz

    And more

    Now say what will you take at same price?

    I'd go for rog if I consider 888 phones it's the most value for money one

    Thermal wise to OnePlus 9 pro is restarting during gaming due to heat,apps are force closing and phone heats up in normal usage and this is for "pro" which has better cooling idk how base 9 will be that phone has been neglected so far none have reviewed it properly

    One more thing OnePlus 9 has an plastic frame :(

  • Indian models are lower priced than global ones and the difference is 15-20k+

    That's why in R5 too we gwt 30W charger in box not 65W you can buy those seperately tho it's not "double standards" you pay less and get less

    They can't sell in India without competitive pricing which they have done since R2

    And about accessories many are not compatible with R5 as it uses an different type of connector pin compared to past Rog phones

  • About OnePlus 9 pro this is the fate of that 65k phone in India smh

    These are only some of the reviews "on the top"

  • Some even got faulty units with hardware issues

    Lines on display,dead phone 😖

  • This is "Pro" not the "base" one In which they have done a lot of cost cutting FYI


  • The link

    This phone is hidden on Amazon India and google link leads to the promotion page 😂

    They did it a while back and still the same

    OnePlus/Amazon trying to save face probably

  • I was expecting braided cables iny box when I unboxed. I was (am still) disappointed for what they did in the teaser and what they delivered in the box isn't it double standards. If they are cost cutting then the customers should be informed atleast what they are expecting while after buying the product (I took rog3 on first day first sale then realised and felt scammed for simple braided cable ) for me simple things matters a lot. I didn't even care about other brands

  • 1.) The display of the Rog3 is actually quite good once calibrated, that being said the display of the Rog5 has severe black crush. Even on bright scenes the shadows are so black, details completely dissapear, there are some comparisons with the mi10 for instance perfecly showcasing the problem. While both are samsung (op and rog5) displays, the one rog5 is using has been mishandled quite drasticly. This also happened with the rog3, where ASUS has miscalibrated it to the point where it got severe color banding.

    2.) 5g is a valid point, that being said the bands don't mean everything, the problem with many bands are that they are simply not used, but your point still stands.

    3.) The camera is FAR superior on the Oneplus, it's not even an argument at this point. The main camera of the Oneplus has far bigger sensors that capture far more light. You're literally saying there isnt much difference between 2.24micrometer and 1.6micrometer lens, which is ridicolous. Also oneplus camera software is also much better than the ASUS's. The ultrawide isn't even comparible between those two, the oneplus has a high end 50MP ultrawide camera while the rog has some crappy cheap 16 mp ultrawide lens, implying they are even remotely on the same level, easily showcases your lack of knowledge in the matter and disqualifies you any argument about cameras at this point.

    4.) All marketing blahblah, glass is still glass no matter how you call it, this is wonderfully demonstrated by jerryrigeverything where you can see the glass scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7 and shatter as easily as well when he did the bendtest and broke the phone easily because of its flimsy design.

    5.) While it has impressive stereo speakers, the black shark 4 pro has better speakers, hence the rog5 isn't the best. It's a fact:

    But thats not a point we should argue about because I never said you're wrong on that one, while I do not know how the OP9 sounds, I'm very certain that the rog5 is superior in that regard.

    6.) Is easily doable with AOD to have notifications in real time on your phone so I don't really take that as an argument with notification LED, while some people like the 3.5mm headphone jack I think it's simply not that much needed anymore, not many are using 3.5mm headphones anymore and have gone over to bluetooth, that being said I suppose you can still roll with it as a bonus.

    7.) 4500mah for a non gaming phone is absolutely fine, remember this phone isn't made for gaming hence the high temps on the phone and throttling.

    8.) much blahblah not translating into real world practicality aside from the dual type c ports which I use for certain usecases which normal consumers don't use.

    If i had a choice I would still choose the OP over the rog5, as already mentioned, superior display, superior camera, superior support. I like my phone to last, hence I purchased the rog3 and fixed the display myself which I made a topic about here, not only that the rog5 already has some very concerining behaviour that could lead to another power IC chip failure rate. A gaming phone that is easily breakable, overheats and already has some very concerning overheating problems is an absolute nogo. The worst about it is that the support in certain regions is absolutely lacking. I am lucky to live in a region where the service center does a fast and nice job, however especially in asian regions there is a huge problem with the service centers as can be seen on the rog2 and rog3 sub forums. If i had to buy another gaming phone that isnt a rog3 I would have gone with red magic 6 as it seems so far to be the most stable and well thought out phone, also best performing phone.

    To give you an idea how much of a heater the rog5 is:

    The Rog5 is bad on many levels, The moment i saw the USB warning I wouldnt want the phone at all due to probably another IC chip problem that I just don't want to deal with. You can fall for all the marketing fluff, but tech savy people will not fall for it, this is also the reason why you see many devs who got asked if they get the rog5 answer with "I won't be buying this phone". The phone was rushed and i critized asus for it a lot of times for very bad design on many areas for it as well, it's all flashy "hey look at me" with no real substance, also with misleading marketing, for instance they advercate that the speakers are 35% larger, which is absolutely nonsense which can be seen on jerryrigs video. It's simply the top speaker box that got 35% larger but the actual earpiece is smaller hence there is no notable difference vs the rog3, infact the bottom speaker is actually smaller than the rog3 as well. Same with their "ESS SABRE DAC" bs, while they now are using the sabre dac, it won't make a difference because the output stage is basicially same anyways and won't make a difference vs the rog3. If you compare the rog5 and rog3 presentation you'll notice how much they tried to mislead the customer because it was simply a not very competitive phone, the rog3 barely got any informations out on the marketing, because ASUS knew it was a good phone and major updgrade to others based on the chipset alone, while the ROG5 was hardly any improvement and got crushed by the competition. Rog5 is easily the worst gaming phone of 2021.

  • He didn't even address black crush issue for rog3 when he did QnA. How can he be unbiased reviewer? Or did get paid more to his promotions for the phone?

  • I don't think he is biased, I think its the typical problem of reviewer not being tech savvy. Most reviewers don't know what they're talking about and don't use their phones much because they want to push out review as fast as possible.

  • Much like topic creator who thinks op camera is comparible with the rog5 :'D

  • At the end of the day it's preference OnePlus 9pro is too costly here and 9 cuts too many corners R5 is what I'd prefer if given a choice

    OnePlus is pretty meh nowadays they,ui and support too

  • Plus Redmagic,black shark none of them sell phones here anymore they released one model alongside R2 but had crap sales they sold it for 50% after a few months

    The variants didn't come it's safe to say Rog dominates the gaming segment in India and importing is not worth here you pay double for the device the customs are exorbitant if not I would've gotten myself a Zenfone 7pro which didn't come to India officially

  • I still think so OnePlus algorithm is crap whatever sensor they use

    And both base 9 and R5 lacks OIS

    There would be side by side comparisons of both in a few days as both are priced same though will see then

    Plus OnePlus 9 pro reviews are very negative as you can see in above reviews who knows 9 might be an even bigger disaster just using camera heats up the phone and force closes applications like camera smh

  • Nobody did for any phones last year

    2019 famous term was tint 2020 black crush for almost all OEMs

    2021 they are talking about black crush now

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