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Asus ROG Phone 5 long-term review: Expensive but worth it

Asus ROG Phone 5 long-term review: Expensive but worth it

There's no doubt that the Asus ROG Phone 5 is a beast — as a gaming phone, it packs all of the latest and greatest hardware, and that makes it a really chunky boy. Asus has a laser focus on gaming-centric features that will delight its core demographic, but the ROG 5 isn’t a complete nightmare to use outside of gaming either. The ROG Phone 5 offers stable everyday use with the added benefit of killer specs that can be tweaked and adjusted like a gaming PC. This is indeed a phone for gamers, but that means it lacks some popular features, and the software has some rough edges.

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Last-minute ROG Phone 5 renders show off some stylish changes, including a new white color option

Last-minute ROG Phone 5 renders show off some stylish changes, including a new white color option

We've been seeing a bit more of the ROG Phone 5, the Asus-branded gamer phone, in the leadup to its official announcement. Yesterday a chip supplier let slip that at least one model will be equipped with a staggering 18GB of memory. Today a Twitter leak appears to show the phone in rendered form, revealing a white variant and a clip-on cooler unit carried over from the last model, and what appears to be an LED dot matrix on the back.

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The Asus ROG Phone 5 will have a stupid amount of RAM

The Asus ROG Phone 5 will have a stupid amount of RAM

Asus has scheduled an announcement for the ROG Phone 5 tomorrow, March 9th. But one of its corporate partners has spilled the beans a little early. SK Hynix, a South Korean chip supplier, issued a press release Sunday that said it's sending its first 18 gigabyte mobile LPDDR5 RAM modules to ASUS for the new ROG Phone.

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Asus says the 2018 ROG Phone will stay on 2018's Android Pie

Asus says the 2018 ROG Phone will stay on 2018's Android Pie

Asus has a mixed history with software support, but more often than not, the company slips behind on keeping its phones updated. The original ROG Phone was released in late 2018 with Android 8.1, a few months before Android 9 Pie became available, and finally received Pie a year later. Now it seems the gaming flagship will stay on the outdated OS.

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ASUS unveils the ROG Phone 3 with the Snapdragon 865+ and up to 16GB of RAM

ASUS unveils the ROG Phone 3 with the Snapdragon 865+ and up to 16GB of RAM

Gaming phones are chunky, overpowered beasts with outrageous aesthetics that most consumers don't need. But if you're someone who doesn't care about looks or weight, they pack incredible oomph. ASUS released its ROG Phone 2 last year, and it earned a place on AP's Most Wanted list. Now the company has unveiled its successor, and the ROG Phone 3 is probably more powerful than your home computer.

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Asus ROG Phone 3 hands-on video gives us our first real-world look at the phone

Asus ROG Phone 3 hands-on video gives us our first real-world look at the phone

Asus's ROG phones have always been jam-packed with the best hardware you can think of, and it looks like this won't be different for the next smartphone in the series. The ROG Phone 3 has hit the Chinese regulation agency TENAA, and it spilled almost all of the internals. It will run Android 10 out of the box and comes with an overclocked, 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865, and up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Other than the regulatory information, we've also got a first look at the handset thanks to videos and photos leaked on Weibo, via MySmartPrice.

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ASUS’ first gaming-focused ROG Phone finally starts getting Android Pie

ASUS’ first gaming-focused ROG Phone finally starts getting Android Pie

ASUS’ gaming phone lineage started in 2018 with the launch of its first ROG-branded phone developed on the lines of the company’s acclaimed gaming PC series. It came running Android Oreo and was expected to receive the update to Pie sometime this year, but this plan encountered several roadblocks and delays. The original ROG Phone is finally getting the anticipated Android Pie firmware more than two weeks after ASUS began beta testing Android 10 for its follow-up.

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512GB ASUS ROG Phone on sale for $869 ($231 off) at Amazon

512GB ASUS ROG Phone on sale for $869 ($231 off) at Amazon

You might be a little tired of the talk about gaming phones, especially as we're still left with a lot of Snapdragon 845-powered devices. The good news from our perspective? Every time we do, it's always about a sale. So, if you want to pick up a ROG Phone from ASUS, you can do it now for at least $200 off recent retail pricing.

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Asus ROG Phone II is officially a beast: SD 855 Plus, 120Hz display, 6,000mAh battery

Asus ROG Phone II is officially a beast: SD 855 Plus, 120Hz display, 6,000mAh battery

We've been skeptical about the need for dedicated gaming phones over the years, but it appears there's enough appetite for them as they keep on coming. The latest is the second generation ROG Phone from Asus, and its got an insane spec list that no other Android phone can boast right now, just as we were expecting after the recent leaks.

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[Update: Teardown] ASUS ROG Phone withstands the JerryRigEverything test

[Update: Teardown] ASUS ROG Phone withstands the JerryRigEverything test

ASUS has joined the ranks of gaming phone makers with the new ROG Phone. It sports high-end specs and a weird cooling bracket, but how does it stand up to wear and tear? The latest JerryRigEverything video seeks to answer that question. Overall, the ROG Phone does alright.

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