ASUS ROG Phone 5 Gaming Smartphone Woefully Failed Durability Test

ASUS recently launched its fourth-generation gaming smartphone — ASUS ROG Phone 5 series earlier this month. The lineup comes in three variants — ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate.

Asus ROG Phone 5 ultimate
Asus ROG Phone 5 ultimate

Now, popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has conducted a durability test on the ASUS ROG Phone 5 but to the surprise of many, the device couldn’t stand the test. A premium high-end gaming smartphone, is expected to be meant for rough usage, should have better durability.

When Jerry tried to bend the smartphone, without applying the full force, the phone’s vibratory went haywire and the bottom of the display started facing issues. A little more bend on the front made the display stopped working. When the phone was bent on the back, the glass-coated back panel cracked and the phone was dead.

However, the phone survived a few other tests, including the scratch test and the heat test. But it ultimately failed the durability test given that the smartphone was dead after performing the bend test on the device.

ASUS ROG Phone 5 Specs

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 series come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The standard and Pro model max at 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage, while the Ultimate version comes with a whopping 18GB RAM, similar to the RedMagic 6 Pro Special Edition.

On the front, the phones in the lineup come with a 6.78-inch FHD+ Samsung Super AMOLED Display (E4) with up to 144Hz refresh rate, 24.3ms touch latency, 300Hz touch sampling rate, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Speaking about its camera department, the devices feature a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide unit, and a 5MP macro shooter. There is also a 24MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

The devices run the latest Android 11 operating system out-of-the-box with both ZenUI and ROG UI on top. The phones are powered by a dual-3000mAh (6,000mAh) battery with support for 65W fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0.

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