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ROG Phone 5 Review Thread

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Android Authority:
"The ROG Phone 5 takes the already great formula established by its predecessor and modernizes it for 2021. It has a fast and fluid screen, a surprisingly great main camera, brilliant performance, best-in-class audio, and a flexible software experience. For those reasons, the ROG Phone 5 is the best gaming smartphone you can buy right now."
"Nobody does smartphone gaming quite like Asus. Four iterations into the ROG Phone line, that remains a fact. The ROG Phone 5 is a true powerhouse in every sense of the word - a phone that is specifically crafted to deliver the best possible gaming experience, with any other concern or consideration taking a back seat. It just so happens that when you make an excellent gaming flagship, you usually end up with an excellent all-around device in general that has plenty of appeal outside gaming."
"The ROG Phone 5 is a fourth-gen gaming phone. ROG stands for the Republic of Gamers. And this year, Asus knocked it out of the park. This isn't a major redesign but rather a round of significant tweaks that make this phone another step closer to an 'ideal' that Asus has been chasing since 2018. Every improvement from the Gorilla Glass Victus on the screen and updated speakers to relocating cooling elements to the middle of the phone are done with the goal of making the ultimate gaming phone."
Android Central:
"The ROG Phone 5 has a stunning 144Hz AMOLED panel paired to the latest internal hardware you'll find today, a gigantic 6000mAh battery with 65W charging, a decent 64MP lens at the back, and clean software. Bring it all together, and you get the best mobile gaming experience in 2021."
"The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the ultimate gaming smartphone from the Taiwanese brand. It has loads of gaming features, accessories, and chart-topping performance to handle any game you throw at it."
"The Asus ROG Phone 5 manages to improve upon last year's already impressive ROG Phone 3 with even better stereo speakers, better battery life, and the world's lowest touch latency on a phone display. It is arguably the coolest phone to get if you wish to stand out from a crowd of Samsung and Apple users, or you simply enjoy having full control over every aspect of your device – from screen refresh rate and audio tuning to GPU and CPU clock speeds. And if you're heavy into mobile gaming – the ROG 5 is pretty much the only phone to get in 2021 for its performance, accessory support, AirTriggers and gaming-dedicated software."
Digital Trends:
“Playing games on the Asus ROG Phone 5 is more exciting than on other comparable phones due to a combination of excellent visual and audio ability, masses of power, and more.”

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