Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro review: We test the Snapdragon 888+
So is this the new top dog now and is it worth upgrading to im, will for gsm marina and lets find out in our rog phone 5s pro review Music asuss rog series phones are designed entirely around the mobile gaming experience and the 5s pro is the Latest iteration of that in most respects its the same as the previous models, but it brings a new chipset and a more responsive screen. Lets start with the display, like before its a 6.78 inch amoled with a 1080p resolution, a super fast 144hz refresh rate and hdr10 plus support, but this time around instead of a 300hz touch, sampling rate is 360 hertz thats supposed to bring down touch latency to just 24 milliseconds, this should add even more responsiveness to your touch, input, controls and potentially give you the extra edge in competitive games im, not so sure. If the difference is that noticeable, while playing compared to before, but at least it looks good on a spec sheet. More is better right and its not just a touch. Latency thats different asus has managed to make this screen a bit brighter at around 510 nits maximum with a slider and a boost to 840 nits in auto mode in bright sun. The colors are a bit less accurate this time around, but if you play with the color settings you can adjust for that. The other major difference on the rog phone 5s pro is the chipset rather than a snapdragon 888.
It brings the new snapdragon 888 plus its for the most part, the same as the non plus version, but has a higher clock. Speed on its prime cpu, core graphics tests dont demonstrate a significant difference with the new chipset, which makes sense, but when it comes to the cpu performance, things are a bit complicated. You would think the higher clock speed would result in better scores, but the snapdragon 888 was already quite power hungry and put out a lot of heat and the plus is even more so in benchmarks. We see that in single core cpu tests, the rog phone 5s pro comes out on top of the previous model, but in multi core tests it actually does worse, perhaps due to power or thermal limitations. The 5s pro does have a respectable thermal management system carried over from the previous models, including an active cooling fan, but there is even more heat to manage here and in our thermal throttling test. Sustained performance is notably worse than the vanilla, rog 5. Dont. Get me wrong: the snapdragon 888 plus is flagship tier and the 5s pros performance is respectable even for a gaming phone, but it would have been even better, at least in benchmarks, if it packs some extra measures to fight the heat charging. Speed is the same as last year: the battery is split into two cells that can charge simultaneously and with the bundled 65 watt adapter, we were able to charge the phone from zero to 71 percent in half an hour, even though the rog 5s pro has the Same 6, 000 million power battery as its predecessor, a new chipset, could lead to a difference in battery life.
But overall this isnt the case here. It earned the same solid endurance rating of 110 hours in our tests. In most other respects, the rog phone 5s. Pro is absolutely the same as the previous models ill go over the features briefly here, and if you want to go more in depth, you can check out our full rog phone 5 review. The 5s pro brings a familiar gorilla, glass and aluminum design with a gamer style, aesthetic. It features, edgy contrasty accents and, like the rog 5 pro theres, a flashy pm oled screen on the back that can give alerts or show off your custom logos. You have air triggers on the corners which act as extra touch input for your games and on the pro version which we have here. There are also a couple of extra capacitive pads on the back too, like i mentioned before theres a bundled active cooling fan which helps to cool things down, and it provides even more touch inputs and you have the option to buy additional accessories for the phone. Like the kunai gamepad controller, which turns your gaming into more of a console like experience for audio, you get a headphone jack and a pair of front facing stereo speakers with very good loudness and audio quality. There are 512 gigs of storage on board, not expandable and theres. An under display fingerprint reader for unlocking the phone with the software experience revolves around gaming theres a feature packed armory crate, which offers a ton of customization options for each individual game title as well as global settings, and you can also access a lot of these settings On the fly in game, thanks to a handy game, genie overlay, finally, theres a 64 megapixel quad, bayer main cam, a 13 megapixel ultra wide cam and a 5 megapixel macro camera.
This hasnt changed and the quality is about the same as well. So there you have it guys the rog phone 5s pro brings the same great features. We love from the regular rog 5 and 5 pro, and on top of that, you get slightly better screen specs and a new chipset. However, im not sure if the lower touch latency is really that big of a deal and the snapdragon 888 plus isnt a clear upgrade. It has potentially more power on paper, but doesnt seem to be able to reach its full potential and beat the non plus model outright but at the same time, its really not any worse outside of benchmark tests.