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Asus ROG Phone 5 Review: A Brilliant Overall Phone, But Still Too Specific for Gamers

Apr 20, 2021 01:47 PM IST iVideos iVideos
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The Asus ROG Phone 5 is an undeniably good smartphone. It is a novelty, which isn’t what we get to say about phones these days at all. It is excellent in terms of performance, has a very good display, usable cameras and great battery life, too. The software features have plenty of gaming optimisations to make it a good enough toy for enthusiast gamers, and most features here are functional – thereby showing that the ROG Phone 5 isn’t just a flashy LED toy, it means business, too. However, unfortunately, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is not your ideal everyday phone. As a non-gaming user, you won’t ever make the most of the features that it offers, and it is simply too big to suit single handed usage. At Rs 57,999 for the 12GB + 256GB version, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is priced well too for what it offers. But, in the general sense, you’d probably be better off buying the OnePlus 9 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S21, or even wait for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, should you only want a phone that offers the best performance – and also looks good while doing so.

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