[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] The Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 series was officially released on March 10, and this time ROG launched three models in one breath, Tencent ROG gaming phone 5, Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 Pro, and Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 Phantom. The Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 series not only brings a new appearance with powerful configurations such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, up to 18GB LPDDR5 memory, and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, but also achieves Enhancements and innovations in display, audio, and interaction can all be achieved through optimization. Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 brings a smooth and highly immersive gaming entertainment experience from a period of experience, as the first gaming cell phones to be unveiled in 2021. So, what are the other highlights of the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 and what are the unforgettable details? This review will reveal them for you one by one.
The model under review is the “top version” of the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 with 16GB memory and 256GB storage. Before seeing the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5, the box with the bright dot matrix ROG logo caught people’s attention. After opening the box, you can see a 7-frame cartoon printed on the inside.
The box also provides ROG style game stickers, armor protective case, 65W charger, and data cable.
Furthermore, the cartoon in the box is part of the “Beginner’s Guide.” After scanning the cartoon with your phone, the AR interactive experience will turn it into a colorful animation, and after watching the animation according to the guide, you can also set up an AR-style avatar. There are also many interesting and practical details in Tencent ROG Game Phone 5’s new ROG UI, such as unique animations for fingerprint unlocking and charging, game style theme packages, smart control center and game hall for convenient game management and more. Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 reveals gaming elements from the outside to the inside, providing a good sense of immersion right from the new machine settings, which can quickly bring players into the gaming world.
The Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 is available in two body colors, Shadow Black and Phantom White, and has a better sense of unity. With a design that narrows the bezel by 25%, the machine’s size does not change significantly while increasing the screen, and the grip in the hand is more comfortable and snug.
The Tencent ROG game phone 5 has a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2448×1080 and supports under-screen fingerprint recognition. The top and bottom of the screen are not alien-designed, and the 24-megapixel (f/2.45) front camera is hidden in the upper right corner of the screen.
The whole screen is a more natural viewing experience during the game, but it also helps to avoid edge mis-touching during control. Due to the 20.4:9 screen ratio, there may be some black edges on the left and right sides of the screen when watching dramas or playing games.
The Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 screen surface is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla 2.5D glass Victus, which has better scratch resistance. In addition, the screen surface has a coating to reduce hand sweat friction, improving the feel of long gaming sessions. For gamers, the benefits of the new screen of Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 include 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms fast response time, 300Hz native touch sampling rate, 24.3m full-link touch response, HDR 10 certification, screen brightness as low as 5nit and as high as 800nit (1200nits peak brightness), up to 111 percent DCI-P3 color gamut
As a result, the screen customized for Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 can provide a more realistic display effect and display a more complete and beautiful gaming world. Simultaneously, the high refresh rate and quick response can make game control smoother and more followable. It is worth noting that the ROG 5’s screen refresh rate can be set to 144Hz, 120Hz, 60Hz, or auto refresh rate depending on the usage scenario and demand, and with a wide range of brightness adjustment, it can strike a balance between performance and battery life.
Tencent ROG game phone 5 also actively pursues game adaptation, which can support Crossfire 144FPS, QQ Speed 144FPS, Ace Combat 144FPS, and others. As a result, the Tencent ROG game phone 5 screen’s excellent display effect and high refresh rate can provide a better viewing and control experience for games and video entertainment.
In addition to the high refresh rate, fast touch response, and full display, the dual front symmetrical stereo speakers help make the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s audio experience a highlight, which we will discuss in detail later. The Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s back is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass and features a dot matrix design, gravitational wave stripes, and a large ROG backlit logo, making it highly recognizable. And, with the new dazzling dot matrix design, the phone’s back is more colorful, fully meeting the needs of players seeking individuality and coolness.
Players can customize the color and dynamic effect of the LOGO backlight to their preferences.
Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s three rear cameras are horizontally arranged; in comparison to current mainstream flagship models, the camera module does not have an obvious bulge. The three rear cameras are as follows: a 64-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX686, f/1.8) with 0.8m large pixels and fast phase focus support; a 13-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens (125°, f/2.4) with real-time distortion correction support; and a 5-megapixel macro camera. The integrated volume controls are located above the power button, and on both sides of the right side, Tencent ROG game phone 5 hides the “big trick” – AirTrigger 5’s ultrasonic 2X2 shoulder key, which will be discussed in detail later.
On the left side of the body, the SIM card slot is also set to red, and the hexagonal design has a mech style, echoing the cool texture on the back of the phone. Furthermore, the fan comes with its own stand, allowing you to free your hands while “hanging out” or watching live TV shows. The ROG Gaming Phone 5 is equipped with a “four-stage microphone noise reduction array” to ensure that no microphones are covered at the same time regardless of how the user uses it.
The ROG 5 has a 3.5mm headphone jack and another USB C port on the bottom. As a gaming phone, the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s configuration is unavoidable. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 16GB LPDDR5 256GB UFS 3.1 is a performance iron triangle that can easily handle large handheld games while also ensuring a smooth experience for daily browsing and program launching thanks to platform-level performance improvements.
Snapdragon 888 uses a 5nm process and improves the main architecture. The platform’s Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU is the first to use the latest ARM architecture, with one Cortex-X1 mega-core running at 2.84GHz, three A78 performance cores running at 2.4GHz, and four A55 efficiency cores running at 1.8GHz. In gaming scenarios, the flexible architecture with mega cores can provide more extreme performance.
The Snapdragon 888’s Adreno 660 GPU frequency, on the other hand, has been upgraded to 840MHz, enabling a 35% increase in graphics rendering speed and supporting new Snapdragon Elite features such as Qualcomm Game Quick Touch and variable resolution rendering. Gaming features.
The Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 is not only able to leverage these hardware and software advantages of Snapdragon 888, but also allows for further optimization of the hardware and software experience. For example, the Snapdragon 888 supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity at up to 3.6Gbps transmission rate, and with the HyperFusion feature of automatic Wi-Fi antenna switching, it can provide more stable and faster Wi-Fi connectivity in a crowded network environment. As a result, the Tencent ROG gaming phone 5, with its “core platform,” memory, and storage upgrades, can become a gaming tool for gamers, avoiding hardware performance and network connection restrictions on gamers’ “show operations.” The ROG gaming phone 5 can become a gaming tool for gamers to “show off,” with a high refresh rate screen and six-finger control innovative interaction, to move forward in the gaming world.
In the X mode, the score can reach 731,585 without the Cooler Fan 5 installed by Rabbit. After the installation of Cooler Fan 5, that is, entering X mode, the score can reach 73W, the performance output is very powerful.
Tencent ROG game phone 5 powerful game performance into the game experience, the most intuitive evaluation is two words – smooth, and the depth of collaboration with Tencent also allows ROG game phone 5 in a variety of games have a higher frame rate settings, give full play to the advantages of high refresh rate screen. In the game test, X mode, “glory of kings” in the highest quality, highest resolution, the game can reach an average frame rate of 92. In ranking games where “performance” is important, it is recommended that you enable the more powerful and stable X mode. Compared to “King of Honor,” “Peace Elite” is a bit more configurable, also in X mode, with smooth picture quality and frame rate set to 90 fps, the phone plays very stable, with an average frame rate of 89.8, fluctuating very little, and no feeling of lag in the game at all.
Furthermore, thanks to the excellent display effect provided by the Samsung 144hz AMOLED screen, you can enjoy more realistic and full-screen effects in games such as “Peace Elite,” “King of Honor,” “QQ Speed,” “Ace of Fighters,” and “Original God.” If the phone’s performance is poor, it is difficult to appreciate the developers’ meticulously crafted graphics details, which is also a loss for gamers who enjoy games. For better performance, heat dissipation is also an important factor. The Tencent ROG Gaming Phone 5 has Matrix Liquid Cooling Architecture 5.0, which keeps the heat generators away from the finger touch area by adjusting the internal layout.
Furthermore, the phone’s interior achieves rapid heat transfer and even dispersion through large graphene, 3D true cavity homogeneous plate, and aluminum alloy bezel to avoid the touch of heat during use, so while the phone will feel hot in X mode, neither the side nor the back feel hot. Furthermore, there is no discernible variation in the performance of long-running games.
When playing Honor of Kings for more than an hour at the highest image quality, the frame rate can be stable at 90 fps or less. Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s cooler fan 5 is also an effective means of improving cooling efficiency, which can quickly cool down and make performance more stable after retrofitting.
And, because it is powered by the phone, the fan is simple to use and has no negative impact on the grip. On the contrary, the control experience of the game can be significantly improved with the two physical buttons provided on the fan – the tactile feel of the physical buttons, there is really nothing to say. If you want to give Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 to hand game players, the innovative control or interaction must be the first to be recommended.
The Tencent ROG gaming phone 5’s AirTrigger 5 control system increases the number of sensors on the side ultrasonic shoulder keys from 7 to 9, with higher precision and sensitivity, so control feedback is more timely and followable; with more sensors, players can also customize the ultrasonic shoulder button more, “open it in different positions, then you can achieve different functions.” In the ultrasonic button settings, for example, the trigger method will include click, long press, slide, and so on. To better adapt to the needs of different users, the 2×2 shoulder button mode can also be used as two short buttons by splitting the “one long ultrasonic button into two.” Both sides of the ultrasonic button can also be set to trigger the strength and slide is the trigger speed, trigger distance multiplier, trigger distance, and so on.
Furthermore, Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 can support physical control mapping as well as newly added interaction methods such as horizontal forward and backward movement, tilt left to right, phase left to right rotation, left to right horizontal slide, and forward to backward tilt if Cooler Fan 5 is added. Apart from the ultrasonic shoulder button, this is one of my favorite new features. Here, I set up a set of combinations that are more suitable for individuals, the left shoulder button for horizontal sliding, the right side for clicking, physical operation left and right flip for changing guns, left move on bullets, the left and right fan buttons are left and right probes, the initial use requires some adaptation, but after the refusal of a very efficient, more smooth operation. It has two symmetrical long 7-magnet 12×16 super linear speakers on the front, each with a dedicated Cirrus Logic CS35L45 mono amplifier, which is 21% more powerful than the NXP amplifier used in its predecessor, and supports Dirac HD technology, which adjusts transients and frequency response, enhances low frequencies, and optimizes volume for excellent stereo sound, whether playing games.
The first is the reconnaissance mode, which appears in reverse color after opening the screen, making it easier to find the enemy hidden in the grass. Shortcut operations, on the other hand, can be set up with a button on the screen and then triggered quickly, for example, I set it to turn on reconnaissance mode. The aiming aid can add a more conspicuous aiming star in shooters like Peaceful Elite, making it easier to aim.
If, after opening the flight mode, you watch offline 1080P video for 1 hour using the Aiki client at the same brightness and volume settings, your power consumption will drop to about 4%. That is to say, using Tencent ROG game phone 5 to catch up on drama and catch up with fans, with a 6000mAh battery, continuous viewing for more than 10 hours without pressure, and charging, Tencent ROG game phone 5’s 65W fast charging can be fully charged in about 60 minutes, which is also a very good performance considering it has a large capacity battery of 6000mAh.
Tencent ROG gaming phone 5 is said to be the ROG engraved in the bones of the gaming gene fully demonstrated, not only in the continuation of the previous product cool appearance design style, but also in the innovative introduction of light display RGB LOGO light, full of faith at the same time also make the product design more personalized. At the same time, the Snapdragon 888 flagship processor, game wizard, 144Hz refresh rate 300Hz touch sampling rate screen, symmetrical dual speakers, ultrasonic shoulder keys, cool cooling fan, and a series of hardware and software combinations, all-round for a wide range of gamers to create a visual, auditory, tactile excellent gaming experience.