The beastly Asus ROG Phone 5 with 5G is available in the US at a not-so-excessive price
The latest candidate for the title best smartphone your money can buy in 2021 is here … just two and a half months after its official announcement. It’s actually not such a bad deal for a company that unveiled its previous gaming handset back in July 2020, before finally launching its US shipments in November.
Still The Asus ROG Phone 5 is a bit behind with the state of availability, compared to the first wave of Snapdragon 888 powerhouses from similar Samsung and OnePlus. Also, the somewhat bulky and decidedly idiosyncratic 6.78-inch device seems to be only ready to grab directly from the manufacturer’s regional e-store so far without a word about an impending expansion to Amazon or B&H Photo Video yet.
Cheaper, smoother and more expensive than some of its best rivals
On the bright side, the starting price is $ 999.99 … not too bad, all in all. This is an absolute beast, remember to pack a full 16 gigabytes of memory and 256 GB of internal storage in addition to Qualcomm’s aforementioned advanced SoC.
This is because you also get an overwhelming amount of juice for your thousand dollars, and not surprisingly, the 6,000 mAh cell is also equipped with lightning-fast 65W charging functions.
Much more than just a great gaming device