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Rog 5 FAQ video by Geekyranjit (Indian YouTuber)

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Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:
Model Name:
Firmware Version:
Rooted or not:
Frequency of Occurrence:
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


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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?

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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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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.

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Rog has always been marketed in India
Asus sponsors local Indian esport gamers and influencers
3/5 both got this treatment

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About durability my Nexus 6p is still alive even after taking a lot of beating 🙂
At the end of the day the YouTube reviews aren't end all
Even the legion broke in his test and OnePlus 9 which uses a plastic frame wasn't even tested
OnePlus 7t,ipad broke too but real life I know many with those devices but no issues

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People who want to buy any devices will buy it anyways tbh

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6000mah,wifi 6e support actually matters to me tbh
Including jack and led
Those small features are good quality of life features in the long run
It's just I see R5 as better value
OnePlus 9 and R5 at same price I choose R5
If it costed more I could've gone a different way then
OnePlus doens't even have a proper fps meter and is filled with bloat like red cable crap which is permanently pinned in settings with all OnePlus adware inside