So this time, i’m checking out the raw phone 5, which pretty much just came out right and i do have some accessories for it as well, so we’re going to be checking them out and i’m going to give you my final verdict later on in the video Um but yeah, if you want to buy the rock phone five, you can do it um from down below in the description from my amazon affiliate link, if you wish um but yeah i mean you know: asus is back with another raw phone right this time with The fifth installment and what a powerhouse it is right now my review sample is the rogue phone 5 pro, which is coming in with a 2.84 gigahertz qualcomm snapdragon 88 processor running on eight cores and using a total of 16 gigs of lpddr5 memory. This thing is literally meant for gaming for the screen. It is using an amoled display that comes in at 6.78 inches and uses 144 hertz at one millisecond response time. Add to that hdr then support as well and um yeah. We do find a very nice phone overall here, but how good is it in real life? Specs aren’t everything right well after playing around with it for quite some time. Here are my general thoughts. The design itself is very decent. It still gives the original rog phone design here with an aluminium chassis and the cpu has a copper and vapor chamber cooler inside which you know helps with the overall temperatures as well, which you can easily keep an eye on through the armory great app on your Phone, which is pretty nice, you know you can swipe with a single swipe with a finger in any game, and you know check the temperatures if you wish.
It also has a nice horizon. Rgb rog logo on the back, which, for some reason does not want to stay turned on uh. When you switch the screen off, i mean, i guess, it’s fine, just you know, save the battery, but give us an option for this right. It looks really cool with the rgb, but you would never see it and nobody else would ever see it when you are just you know, holding the phone in your hand, or you know talking on the phone, so kinda useless, uh right now at the moment, uh Something that i actually found um to annoy me a bit. Uh was the rubber band closing for the side, usb type c and optional power. I mean i kind of understand why it’s there uh, but the side that was closing the power was very thin and it kept popping out to the point. I almost dropped the phone now. I think this might be a small little design, flaw um and should be replaced with a plastic clip or or something similar right, anything, but a rubber gloving that you know flips open like this, so i kind of you know tried to not use the rubber glitter, But then it had a hole that i always you know felt with my finger, which was kind of awkward uh anyway, moving on to the battery, as you can see, it is a pretty big one here, 6 000 milliamps to be precise, and it should be enough For almost anybody out there, it is worth mentioning that you know: asus has separated the battery due to three thousand milliamp batteries here and kept the hardware parts uh, which you know tend to get hot every now and then in the middle of the phone.
So when you’re you know playing or watching videos, the most hot parts are away from your hands, which is super nice for cameras. We find a decent 8k lens on the back and a 1080p one for selfies, now testing it out and comparing it to my pretty old iphone 7 uh. You can see that asus still uses a very narrow, selfie lens, for whatever odd reason i mean come on guys. I don’t want to see my zoomed in pimples right. If you want to take a selfie or make a selfie video, you would want as wide of a lens as possible. This is still not changed after years from the first model that came out very disappointed on this, and one of the main reasons. I cannot justify this phone for myself, so a quick selfie test with the raw phone five and, as you can see, versus my old old ancient iphone 7 uh yeah, the camera lens is there i mean it’s, pretty decent but it’s so zoomed in again, like what The hell come on guys, one more thing i found was these strange black empty spaces when you know capturing videos, i thought my phone was broken or glitched at one point uh, but it turned out that this is how it keeps the aspect ratio through to itself, But man, it looks so awkward seeing these big black bars when you know filming vertically now the main camera on the back is pretty good, though it can capture 8k footage at 30, fps or 4k at 60fps and even 720p at 480fps.
So that is a huge range of options depending on, if you want the highest detail possible – or you know medium and also medium file, size right or you know, capture super slow motion, stuff uh, comparing the colors and overall image quality to my iphone 7, though i Was not really that impressed by it i mean apple is apple and even phone from half a decade ago can still capture very good video compared to the latest and greatest from 2021.. Anyway, then, turning our eyes to gaming, because this is what the rock phone is meant for for gamers right who, like to game 24 7, pretty much right. So i do have some pretty nice extras here as well. As you can see the aeroactive cooler, which is actually really cool literally, you know sometimes when you’re browsing apps like 9gag or watching youtube videos or playing games. You know the phone tends to get super hot at times and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it now. Asus has thought about this and made this arrow cooler, so you can easily click this thing on and keep going without frying your hands in the process. Now for actual gaming experience, the rock phone 5 is absolutely killing it. The armory great software can let you tweak your phone to give you the best possible experience in games, and you never feel that something is a bit slow right. The 144 hertz one millisecond response time amoled display screen, is also amazing for a lot of games and the audio is absolutely amazing as well.
Thanks to the built in game fx audio system, which is really rich in bass and loudness, you never feel that man. I wish it was louder or bassier and yeah, as you can see, yep it does have a 3.5 millimeter audio check as well. To hook your favorite headphones to it. The rock phone 5 also has the air triggers that you can turn on. If you wish and which simply means you can use the size of the screen and a lot more as dutch buttons kind kinda awkward, if you have bigger hands, but for some i can see it work very well. So overall i mean it is a pretty perfect phone for any gamer out there, but i still feel that you know i do see comments uh here and there that you know gamers don’t care about cameras and stuff like that right, but that’s kind of false. If you’re a gamer right, you buy a phone for gaming, but you see something cool happening and you want to cover it and then your camera kind of sucks right, which is not the coolest thing right. So i mean it’s cool to have a right. A powerhouse of a gaming phone here right, but still i mean, is it really that hard to make a wider selfie lens and maybe tweak the camera on softer side to be a little bit more sharper? And you know overall to produce a little bit better picture.
Quality – i guess not right and i mean overall, i feel there’s too little of a change from the previous third model and i think the biggest change besides a bit faster cpu is that the battery is now split in due and allows for faster 65 watt charging. But that’s about it for major changes, i mean as it’s, not waterproof. Why not add something like? Oh, i don’t know a wireless charging option anyway. My final verdict for the raw phone 5 pro is a 80 7.5 out of 10.. I mean it is still one of the very best phones on the market right now for gaming. If that’s, you know literally the only thing that you do. If you do enjoy taking pictures and videos too, then there are better options out there still for gaming, dome yeah. I can recommend it, but thanks to the narrow, selfie lens and some other things like the side button popping out constantly and the awkward empty space when capturing video vertically those things and the lack of meaningful changes compared to the older, the previous generation of rogue phone, Which you know pretty much just came out as well. Right is why i’m gon na leave the score at 7.5 out of 10 right, but anyway, uh yeah, um, that’s gon na conclude my quick little review, so i mean yeah overall, if you’re a gamer. Why not right, but still asus, you can do a better job on the cameras here and uh yeah.
Please do something with the pop off uh rubber thingy on the side here, that’s kind of annoying for at least for me anyway, that’s gon na, be it for my quick little review.