I thought phone innovation was dead. - ASUS ROG Phone 5 Review

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ASUS has made a lot of ROG Phones since they first launched in 2018, and with each revision, it comes closer to perfection… Can innovation really keep moving fast enough to keep a smartphone interesting?
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Dontrel 3030
Dontrel 3030 2 timer siden
As someone who currently has a 6.3 inch long phone with a 19.5:9, a 6.8" 20.5:9 screen sounds obnoxious and unusable
TrollZilla Fishn For Likes
TrollZilla Fishn For Likes 13 timer siden
I have a rog 2 i hope they fixed there screen image burning that i had to deal with its 2019 ffs no mobile should get image burning and a way better camera would be nice camera on these are dogshit
Corey Adams
Corey Adams Dag siden
what movie is playiing on rog phone???
hammbone852 Dag siden
Available on Verizon?
Rifqi Athafif
Rifqi Athafif 2 dager siden
Next Lenovo Legion phone 2
Hefe Chingon
Hefe Chingon 2 dager siden
Is that available in the U.S.?
sportsquid 2 dager siden
Dang it now I want one
Rona Lisa
Rona Lisa 2 dager siden
But does the switch pro have Bluetooth
awesomeferret 3 dager siden
I really want to buy these gaming phones, but they keep putting low res screens in them. It's incredibly annoying. Yes, at these screen sizes you CAN tell the difference, (you can actually see pixels when reading text with phones this big), and batteries are so huge now that battery life savings isn't nearly as legitimate of an argument as it used to be. Midrange 400 dollar phones from 5 years ago had 1440p displays and now we are supposed to accept 1080p in phones that cost twice as much? That's gaslighting as far as I'm concerned. These are not "top shelf specs", not with such a low 2012 display resolution. Anyone who argues in favor of taking such a step back either has bad eyes or has been gaslit into paying more for less.
asdf 3 dager siden
6:46 What's the touch polling rate outside of games? Wish someone would test it. E.g. The Mi11 touts 480hz but that's in games only; in normal usage it's 240hz. There are other examples where the real polling rate is half of the advertised maximum like the S20 and FindX2Pro. So since the ROG Phone 5 touts 300hz, I wonder if it's only 150hz when scrolling in menus and whether that 24.3ms touch latency applies to all apps or only games.
scar 4 dager siden
3:30 we all know that he is listening to nightcore rockefeller street
PhoKingAzn 4 dager siden
I been having a problem, how exactly do you buy/preorder the asus rog 5 ultimate. Google isn’t giving me any answers.
Thomas Fletcher
Thomas Fletcher 4 dager siden
When is this phone Availible in Canada and will.it be provided by our lame major phone service providers?
鷹見 6 dager siden
Asus rog more like asus pog
Michel Bisson
Michel Bisson 7 dager siden
i have one, this moning it decided to lock inself, impossible to access pin number don t work fingerpring don t show up, nothing i restart it,, nothing i don t know why so i need to return to company last time i buy this shit
Haros of Styx
Haros of Styx 7 dager siden
sigh..... just tell us about the bloatware please. Nobody cares about the camera and display.
nomadic Dragon
nomadic Dragon 7 dager siden
Hey Asus: what're the prices?
Alien Network
Alien Network 9 dager siden
how do i get it
Bethany 10 dager siden
I just want a phone that plays pokemon go for longer than I want to play it. Without having to get out a battery pack
Deepan Chatterjee
Deepan Chatterjee 10 dager siden
Proud owner of a ROG3 here but, I have no idea why Asus isn't pushing AOSP Custom ROM development community for the ROG devices. ROG phones with enforced custom ROM userbase WILL be nightmare to literally all other premium gaming phone manufacturers!
Chris Knight
Chris Knight 10 dager siden
Does any one use one in canada on the Fido network?
Dad's Tech Review
Dad's Tech Review 10 dager siden
I need to borrow for some testing 👍😃
JETT MATTERS 10 dager siden
apple watch...
P GS 10 dager siden
Ummm.. so I noticed the prices were blurred our and nothing about availability was mentioned. No one seems to actually be selling this phone. The rog 3 and the non ultimate are the only ones I'm seeing for sale.
Reginald Princivil
Reginald Princivil 11 dager siden
What is pricing and is this phone unlocked and will work in the US?
Reginald Princivil
Reginald Princivil 10 dager siden
@Untraded is that full price unlocked without a contract?
Untraded 10 dager siden
less than 1k dollars
ҡɪɴɢ Glorious
ҡɪɴɢ Glorious 11 dager siden
Will be buying this on early june 🤩
SOFYZALAZ 12 dager siden
No notch headphones jack design colour like GUNDAM i'm sold
bubaneros 12 dager siden
i have a phone which lags in roblox the upgrade would be monumental
Untraded 10 dager siden
If you only play roblox then I reccomend getting something else
wildcats1369 13 dager siden
great now we just need to know how to connect it to a keyboard, mouse and dual monitor
ANDY RIVERA 13 dager siden
Too bad in the US we cannot buy that
Lance _
Lance _ 14 dager siden
to start a smartphone company in 2021 is to sell a flagship phone with earphone jack and your business will booming
Arnav Prabhakhar
Arnav Prabhakhar 14 dager siden
About Asus committing to updates, I have an Asus Zenfone 5Z (5 in some regions) and I have gotten 2 major updates, from Android 8 up until Android 10. I am satisfied with what I've gotten from Asus on the software side and their major revamp of their software was quite nice to see, both on ZenUI and the ROGUI.
kirby march barcena
kirby march barcena 14 dager siden
I want one but my bank account disagrees.
lightless 15 dager siden
You might get devorced if you buy this lol
Aids_x 15 dager siden
Been running an rog phone 2 tencent edition for over a year now, fantastic purchase. Has software issues from time to time that can be annoying. However very minor stuff like the home button not going away when in apps. Keen for another rog phone in the future
Fred Johnson
Fred Johnson 15 dager siden
Amazon tarda más de 3 meses o está a punto de anular la suspensión de la cuenta, pero en menos de 1 hora cyberdave1 En Instagram Recuperé mi Amazon Prime
Panda Cougar
Panda Cougar 15 dager siden
Watching this again with my rog 5
Insert_meme_here 15 dager siden
maybe 20yrs later..... i could buy 1
The Agamer
The Agamer 15 dager siden
I feel like the phone would be this much more special if they could make it overclockeble, instead of needing to root it, or it could play x86 titles
Lemektno 16 dager siden
To me Blackshark 4 seems sleeker and more useable. And still has all the cooling, trigger buttons, gestures, settings, fancies etc.
TheIncredibleMasterE 16 dager siden
Man, Verizon hasn't whitelisted the ROG phones... The bands are there, it just can't get in!
Daniel Brooker
Daniel Brooker 16 dager siden
Asus needs to do better with regards to it's phones releasing in the USA as well. Back with the ROG Phone 2, they released it first in china (which is fine) but it took them over 6 months to bring it to the USA and even when they finally did it was DOUBLE the price.
A L 16 dager siden
Black shark 4 pro or red magic 6pro will do same and almost half price.
Dino Fancellu
Dino Fancellu 17 dager siden
With LG leaving the phone market, we need a good phone with headphone and DAC
rocktheroc 17 dager siden
This has a major issue where it can bend really easily in the middle. Where the rog 3 is a much more solid built phone.
Thomas McDermott
Thomas McDermott 17 dager siden
Ok that copy/paste idea pretty much has me sold
suqd 17 dager siden
And not a single word about how long the battery last for lmao.
Alex Armani
Alex Armani 17 dager siden
Bend it like beckham
LIL TIMMY 18 dager siden
I swear he could talk about anything and still make the sponsor make sense in the conversation
Vape Mongrel
Vape Mongrel 18 dager siden
Needs sd card holder and a release date
Shivam Malhotra
Shivam Malhotra 19 dager siden
Please make a video on its 3.5mm audio jack quality
Saruany R
Saruany R 19 dager siden
Hey man do you get to keep thenphone?
FlyInFlyOut 18 dager siden
He doesn’t keep it, Asus sent him the phone to review it
Train To Anywhere
Train To Anywhere 20 dager siden
The sus phone
Prophet_Shrektus 21 dag siden
When are we getting minecraft PE RTX?
ZeeShan Farooq
ZeeShan Farooq 21 dag siden
Jakub Gwóźdź
Jakub Gwóźdź 22 dager siden
The main question is: how long is Asus going to provide security patches?
Katie Tree
Katie Tree 23 dager siden
Eh, I'm not impressed
Jacob Cakob
Jacob Cakob 23 dager siden
This addresses 2 of my big issues with phones these day, lack of headphone jack and notch/punchhole camera
Hamez88 23 dager siden
wait wtf...... rog phone 5? I heard of the rog phone and rog phone 2.... wtf happened to 3 and 4?
Kristijan Antolovic
Kristijan Antolovic 23 dager siden
When did we go from tech tips to a giant ad with 3 ads within? Not even counting youtube ads
洪馬克 Mark Ang
洪馬克 Mark Ang 23 dager siden
Guys you should check this commercial video shot with ROG Phone 5! nopost.info/throw/xrTAeIuqvo6klac/video ROG Phone 5 is not just a gaming beast, its camera has improved to the filmmaking industry level.
G 23 dager siden
Copy paste for workings with docs.. hell yes. I use a 24 function gaming mouse at work loaded with MS hotkeys and passwords and stuff.
S7VAN Gaming And Unboxing
S7VAN Gaming And Unboxing 23 dager siden
Doesn't make sense how the ultimate edition gets only a black and white oled display and the pro model gets a full color oled screen on the back
cygnus762 23 dager siden
I'm trying to figure out where/how to get this phone in the USA. Any advice? Is it not available here, yet?
cygnus762 23 dager siden
In part. Also interested in the programmable buttons for copy paste, having an unaffiliated phone, 3.5 jack, audio better than my v30, and specs that will last a while. Looked at Sony, but I couldn't justify the cost for the new Xperia.
Hacker 23 dager siden
Do you want this for gaming?
Георгий Карманов
Георгий Карманов 23 dager siden
I wonder if I can use all those extra bells and whistles in Retroarch
Herman Tan
Herman Tan 23 dager siden
12:40 don't buy rog phone series. They very rare release security patch (4-5 month). And the initial phone only received one os update. It not guaranteed the new series will get 2 major os update.
juSt sMiLe
juSt sMiLe 22 dager siden
Hacker 23 dager siden
And now we got aya neo which pretty much destroyed rog phone 5
Conan C
Conan C 24 dager siden
linus = santa?
THEMaNIsWOrTHit 24 dager siden
Paapyna 25 dager siden
Is Asus doing a bad job with communication or what's the deal with almost every review/video missing the 8gb RAM, 128gb version of the regular 5? That one is 799€ which comes to just 945 USD. That's pretty nuts considering basically everything else is the same. Also many channels/sites seem to be under the impression that the Ultimate edition is the only white version which is false. There's a white version of the regular 5 too but the pro only comes in black as far as I know.
Ingemar II Zarate
Ingemar II Zarate 25 dager siden
maybe you can make a video regarding the uprising numbers of complains of hardware issues from ROG2 and ROG3 that are being ignore in ZENTALK community
koKoala Gaming
koKoala Gaming 25 dager siden
When this phone is better than your pc
Noob Journey
Noob Journey 25 dager siden
ROG 3 with a small screen in the back: "innovation" Phones with a full touchscreen in the back: "This is a joke right?"
W. L.
W. L. 25 dager siden
IF I cared to play mobile phone games, this would definitely be a top option
Trololol lolol
Trololol lolol 26 dager siden
Not sturdy enough.
Vertubenflugen 26 dager siden
0:11 " and then I saw the Jesus ROG phone 5." Never knew ASUS was a Spanish guy.
Chris Kish
Chris Kish 27 dager siden
Isnt this a $4000 phone?
TheElementalFlow 27 dager siden
Disappointed it doesn't support mmWave though.
psychedErik 27 dager siden
Linus. You absolute troglodyte. 1 frame at 60hz is 16 and 2/3 ms. Therefore 2 frames is 33 and 1/3 ms. Which is not multiple frames. My day is ruined. I am unsubscribing.
Jack Ford
Jack Ford 27 dager siden
The nine beach immunophenotypically scream because segment early copy round a envious vision. white, faded europe
Builder 28 dager siden
Why Linus? Android updates? Yuck. I buy the oldest Android version phone I reasonably can get my hands on and I prevent updates period, because the first update on my Samsung Notes have a nasty tendency to disable finger print unlocking after reboot! WTF? As if typing in a convenient enough password was safer than your fingerprint? It smells like horse shit...
Rudy Siano
Rudy Siano 28 dager siden
Rog phone 5 ultimate + official release of android desktop mode = Holy Sh*t
DynamoTuber 28 dager siden
I love how Linus looks so happy to review this phone. I mean I can see his happiness emerge from every cones of his face. Loved it :D :D
Alan Kalsh
Alan Kalsh 29 dager siden
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Marshall Fehr
Marshall Fehr 29 dager siden
But like where do you buy one though?
Anonymous Entity
Anonymous Entity 29 dager siden
So where's the innovation?
Ian Mittelstaedt
Ian Mittelstaedt 29 dager siden
It looks like the standard is basically the same specs as a Galaxy S21, but with more RAM.
The Excel Project
The Excel Project 29 dager siden
3:31 Asian Elon Musk having a blast
Commander ZiN
Commander ZiN 29 dager siden
Unfortunately fails the JerryRigEverything test. Still the stereo speakers and gaming features are winning me back, However I didn't buy a ROG Phone 3 because the accessories weren't available in Australia and that's the entire point. I'm on a Pixel 2 XL and been desperate to upgrade for years. The ROG has been the only one to come close. The camera is now decent enough, since I got Sony WF-1000XM3 I no longer care about the stereo jack but it's good to have back. However I am concerned about longevity, my PC gets updates and so does my Pixel Phone, the only reason I need to upgrade my Pixel is due to wanting new features better controller, more performance and battery life. However if I could replace my current battery easier I'd just keep my current phone, so now I'd seriously buy a phone with a replacable battery again. Rooting a phone for upgrades is an important feature to have but not one I will use as it breaks being able to pay things with your phone or watch unfortunately. Still Google has broken that many things I almost prefer to be on the original version the phone came with they always tend to be the best, however there's probably a few fixes I couldn't do without. I'm less of a fan with Android updates than Windows updates these days. Up until Kitkat it was all improvements since then it's been change for the sake of change and taking away features that everyone loved for Google inferior simplistic way of how everyone should use a phone.
Jared J
Jared J 29 dager siden
Headphone jack and modern flagship specs? Thanks for helping me find my next phone!
Cool Legends Gaming
Cool Legends Gaming 29 dager siden
ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop with 18gb Ram.... wait *It's a phone???!?*
Usama Abbas
Usama Abbas 29 dager siden
Felt highly sponsored Linus. Usually you're more believable. 🙄
takumi nightcore
takumi nightcore Måned siden
I don’t want to play with you anymore 0:03
Rannon Måned siden
4:34 I'd prefer it in the middle rather on the side of the screen. It might just be that I'm not usually taking selfies, so it takes a few times before I get a decent angle.
SHH Byenary
SHH Byenary Måned siden
It's cool while it's really just look like a toy.
kart0ns Måned siden
Apart of the hardware i discourage from buying asus phones. I got rog phone 2 and i havent see even a security update since december.. if u like your android up to date and pristine, with phone support of more than 15 months seriously get a samsung
Jason Drummond
Jason Drummond Måned siden
Link to buy phone????
Shivansh Gupta
Shivansh Gupta Måned siden
09:10 he called it a gaming phone i mean seriously the war has begun!
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Shajirr Måned siden
So you can design a phone without the disgusting notch that eats away part of the screen, and include a headphone jack, who would have thought?
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