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


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  • awesomeferret
    awesomeferret14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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
    asdf20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    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

    3:30 we all know that he is listening to nightcore rockefeller street

  • PhoKingAzn

    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 Fletcherวันที่ผ่านมา

    When is this phone Availible in Canada and will.it be provided by our lame major phone service providers?

  • 鷹見
    鷹見3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Asus rog more like asus pog

  • Michel Bisson
    Michel Bisson4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Styx4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    sigh..... just tell us about the bloatware please. Nobody cares about the camera and display.

  • nomadic Dragon
    nomadic Dragon4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey Asus: what're the prices?

  • Alien Network
    Alien Network7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how do i get it

  • Bethany
    Bethany7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Chatterjee7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Knight7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Does any one use one in canada on the Fido network?

  • Dad's Tech Review
    Dad's Tech Review7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I need to borrow for some testing 👍😃

    JETT MATTERS7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    apple watch...

  • P GS
    P GS7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Princivil8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What is pricing and is this phone unlocked and will work in the US?

  • Reginald Princivil

    Reginald Princivil

    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Untraded is that full price unlocked without a contract?

  • Untraded


    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    less than 1k dollars

  • ҡɪɴɢ Glorious
    ҡɪɴɢ Glorious8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Will be buying this on early june 🤩

    SOFYZALAZ9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No notch headphones jack design colour like GUNDAM i'm sold

  • bubaneros
    bubaneros9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i have a phone which lags in roblox the upgrade would be monumental

  • Untraded


    7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If you only play roblox then I reccomend getting something else

  • wildcats1369
    wildcats136910 วันที่ผ่านมา

    great now we just need to know how to connect it to a keyboard, mouse and dual monitor

    ANDY RIVERA10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Too bad in the US we cannot buy that

  • Lance _
    Lance _11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    to start a smartphone company in 2021 is to sell a flagship phone with earphone jack and your business will booming

  • Arnav Prabhakhar
    Arnav Prabhakhar11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 barcena11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I want one but my bank account disagrees.

  • lightless
    lightless12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You might get devorced if you buy this lol

  • Aids_x
    Aids_x12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Johnson12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Cougar12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Watching this again with my rog 5

  • Insert_meme_here
    Insert_meme_here12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    maybe 20yrs later..... i could buy 1

  • The Agamer
    The Agamer13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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
    Lemektno13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    To me Blackshark 4 seems sleeker and more useable. And still has all the cooling, trigger buttons, gestures, settings, fancies etc.

  • TheIncredibleMasterE
    TheIncredibleMasterE13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Man, Verizon hasn't whitelisted the ROG phones... The bands are there, it just can't get in!

  • Daniel Brooker
    Daniel Brooker13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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
    A L13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Black shark 4 pro or red magic 6pro will do same and almost half price.

  • Dino Fancellu
    Dino Fancellu14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    With LG leaving the phone market, we need a good phone with headphone and DAC

  • rocktheroc
    rocktheroc14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 McDermott14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ok that copy/paste idea pretty much has me sold

  • suqd
    suqd14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And not a single word about how long the battery last for lmao.

  • Alex Armani
    Alex Armani14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bend it like beckham

    LIL TIMMY15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I swear he could talk about anything and still make the sponsor make sense in the conversation

  • Vape Mongrel
    Vape Mongrel15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Needs sd card holder and a release date

  • Shivam Malhotra
    Shivam Malhotra16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Please make a video on its 3.5mm audio jack quality

  • Saruany R
    Saruany R16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey man do you get to keep thenphone?

  • FlyInFlyOut


    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    He doesn’t keep it, Asus sent him the phone to review it

  • Train To Anywhere
    Train To Anywhere17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The sus phone

  • Prophet_Shrektus
    Prophet_Shrektus18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When are we getting minecraft PE RTX?

  • ZeeShan Farooq
    ZeeShan Farooq18 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Jakub Gwóźdź
    Jakub Gwóźdź19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The main question is: how long is Asus going to provide security patches?

  • Katie Tree
    Katie Tree20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Eh, I'm not impressed

  • Jacob Cakob
    Jacob Cakob20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This addresses 2 of my big issues with phones these day, lack of headphone jack and notch/punchhole camera

  • Hamez88
    Hamez8820 วันที่ผ่านมา

    wait wtf...... rog phone 5? I heard of the rog phone and rog phone 2.... wtf happened to 3 and 4?

  • Kristijan Antolovic
    Kristijan Antolovic20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Ang20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Guys you should check this commercial video shot with ROG Phone 5! thmy.info/dev/mbCUdbepvZDZnnc/w-d-xo.html ROG Phone 5 is not just a gaming beast, its camera has improved to the filmmaking industry level.

  • G
    G20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Unboxing20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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
    cygnus76220 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm trying to figure out where/how to get this phone in the USA. Any advice? Is it not available here, yet?

  • cygnus762


    20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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


    20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do you want this for gaming?

  • Георгий Карманов
    Георгий Карманов21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wonder if I can use all those extra bells and whistles in Retroarch

  • Herman Tan
    Herman Tan21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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

    20 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Hacker


    20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And now we got aya neo which pretty much destroyed rog phone 5

  • Conan C
    Conan C21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    linus = santa?

    THEMaNIsWOrTHit21 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Paapyna
    Paapyna22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Zarate22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Gaming22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When this phone is better than your pc

  • Noob Journey
    Noob Journey22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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.22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    IF I cared to play mobile phone games, this would definitely be a top option

  • Trololol lolol
    Trololol lolol23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Not sturdy enough.

  • Vertubenflugen
    Vertubenflugen24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    0:11 " and then I saw the Jesus ROG phone 5." Never knew ASUS was a Spanish guy.

  • Chris Kish
    Chris Kish24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Isnt this a $4000 phone?

  • TheElementalFlow
    TheElementalFlow24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Disappointed it doesn't support mmWave though.

  • psychedErik
    psychedErik24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Ford25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The nine beach immunophenotypically scream because segment early copy round a envious vision. white, faded europe

  • Builder
    Builder25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Siano25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Rog phone 5 ultimate + official release of android desktop mode = Holy Sh*t

  • DynamoTuber
    DynamoTuber25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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

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    Alan Kalsh26 วันที่ผ่านมา

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  • Marshall Fehr
    Marshall Fehr26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But like where do you buy one though?

  • Anonymous Entity
    Anonymous Entity26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So where's the innovation?

  • Ian Mittelstaedt
    Ian Mittelstaedt26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It looks like the standard is basically the same specs as a Galaxy S21, but with more RAM.

  • The Excel Project
    The Excel Project26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    3:31 Asian Elon Musk having a blast

  • Commander ZiN
    Commander ZiN26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 J26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Headphone jack and modern flagship specs? Thanks for helping me find my next phone!

  • Cool Legends Gaming
    Cool Legends Gaming26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop with 18gb Ram.... wait *It's a phone???!?*

  • Usama Abbas
    Usama Abbas26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Felt highly sponsored Linus. Usually you're more believable. 🙄

  • takumi nightcore
    takumi nightcore27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don’t want to play with you anymore 0:03

  • Rannon
    Rannon27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Byenary27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's cool while it's really just look like a toy.

  • kart0ns
    kart0ns27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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 Drummond27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Link to buy phone????

  • Shivansh Gupta
    Shivansh Gupta27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    09:10 he called it a gaming phone i mean seriously the war has begun!

  • \m/Metal Forever\m/
    \m/Metal Forever\m/27 วันที่ผ่านมา

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  • Аgajan Jorayew
    Аgajan Jorayew28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Продай мне бро

  • Shajirr
    Shajirr28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    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?

    GBOTIX28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love this phone but it's the only flagship phone this year that failed multiple durability tests. The design has weak points in the frame and not only bends, but breaks. Shattering the glass and rendering the phone unusable. It's not that I plan to bend my phone but as a phone targeted towards gamers and the ASUS claim being the best gaming phone out there - durability should be important. There isn't even an IP rating on this phone. It's just not acceptable in 2021. Ditch the backside screen gimmick and invest the money into durability and an IP rating and I'm sold. Until then, what a disappointment. So close but so far. Sorry Linus you aren't taking someone down on the bus with this. It may be heavy, but a wet fart can damage it in multiple ways. All phones should be wet fart proof. Just sayin'.

    DUDES FREE FIRE28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Kane Williamson what r u doing here?

  • Just Crazy
    Just Crazy28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Has more ram than a school pc 💀

  • Drakanoid25
    Drakanoid2528 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Now then, what games do you play on phones? Hardcore Candy Crush and Clash of Clans? I know theres Minecraft and Fortnight people play on their phones. I sure bet emulators work great on it.

  • Pantom Pikachu
    Pantom Pikachu28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Paid review

  • Aljaž
    Aljaž28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    JerryRigEverything has entered the chat

  • Sicebi Mthethwa
    Sicebi Mthethwa28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Anyone considering this over a Samsung S21 or Note 20 because of the perfect screen ergonomics, i.e. no hole punch, flat screen, proper powerful front firing speakers?

  • B Dog
    B Dog28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    5:13 Is that the Dark Crystal?! 😂😂😂