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We asked, you told us: You think the ROG Phone 5 is a scorcher

It looks like ASUS has a winner on its hands, according to polled Android Authority readers.

Published onMarch 16, 2021

ASUS ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition rear hero shot
Ryan-Thomas Shaw / Android Authority

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 was launched last week, marking the latest generation in the company’s gaming phone lineup. And we’ve actually got a few variants this time, although they all offer the same core experience.

The ROG Phone 5 delivers some very impressive specs on paper, but is this enough for you? We asked Android Authority readers for their thoughts on the new phone, and here’s how they voted.

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Hot or not?


We posed this question on March 10, and 1,207 votes were tallied as of writing. It’s plain to see though that almost 80% of Android Authority readers think the ROG Phone 5 is hot, making it a landslide victory.

The phone is certainly packing plenty of heat, thanks to that Snapdragon 888 chipset, FHD+ 144Hz OLED screen, and 6,000mAh battery with 65W wired charging. We also see the return of those shoulder triggers, and the welcome addition of a 3.5mm port. So it’s easy to see why readers think the ROG Phone 5 is a hot device.

Roughly 20% of respondents thought the new phone wasn’t hot though, with at least two comments looking for better cameras. Another reader comment pointed to the high price and lack of microSD expansion or wireless charging.


  • Denards: THe pro model with the white/pearl backing looks sleek af! would love to get my hands on it.
  • Doom: So near yet so far. Just 2 items missing, and this would be the closest to a perfect phone. A better camera, and SD card slot.
  • Sojourner: This is an “almost” phone. The camera, no wireless charging,, monochrome screen (ultra), and the huge price, are enough to offset the huge specs. My “gaming” phone should do well at the daily driver things first. This old of a camera is silly. Gaming on mobile isn’t so important as to give up those things
  • Roberto Suarez: This is the portable gaming machine first, phone second. Good job for the ROG team
  • Lamar Taylor: The front of the Rog 5 look fine with no issues. The back of the phone is an eye sore with the OLED panel and unnecessary branding. Someone should tell ASUS that a gaming phone doesn’t have to look like a gaming laptop disguised as a smartphone.

Thanks for voting in our ROG Phone 5 poll! What do you look for in a gaming phone? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Next: ASUS ROG Phone 5 problems and how to fix them

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