ROG Phone 5 Classic, Pro and Ultimate: What’s the difference?

Send this to your gamer S.O. or friend or sibling! New gaming smartphones from the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) are now officially available in the Philippines. Meet the ROG Phone 5 Classic, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate — three new devices dubbed as “the world’s most advanced line of gaming smartphones”, as well as supporting ROG Phone accessories to make mobile gaming easier and more enjoyable.

The ROG Phone 5 series is powered by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform featuring advanced 5G communications and premium Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. All three have an upgraded GameCool 5 cooling system – which ensures that the heat generated by the CPU is transferred to all the edges and corners of the chassis for higher thermal efficiency, along with the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate to ensure maximum performance for any gaming scenario.

To ensure longer hours of gaming, all devices are also packed with a 6,000 mAh battery, new software optimizations, and power-saving mechanisms. It’s smart enough to optimize itself for the best power efficiency, no matter how it’s being used so users can expect up to 67% more power savings.

Main difference between the three would be the memory, storage, available colors, and the price. Complete specs, as well as the price and ROG accessories that come with each bundle, can be found below. However, there are also features that are only available in the Ultimate and Pro variants.

ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate

The ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and ROG Phone 5 Pro allow gamers make their presence known to the world with the exclusive ROG Vision, a pioneering rear matrix display — ROG Phone 5 Pro features a colored ROG Vision display, while ROG Phone 5 Ultimate has a monochrome version. ROG Vision can display a variety of cool animations that show whether the phone is charging, if there’s an incoming call, whether X Mode is enabled, and more. Useres can even create custom animations to make their phone even more personal.

ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate additionally features innovative hidden rear touch sensors on the back cover, which provide L2/R2 trigger functions just like a game console controller.


Processor2.84 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform with 5 nm, 64-bit Octa-Core Processor
GPUQualcomm® Adreno 660
UIAndroid 11 with new ROG UI
Display6.78″ 20.4:9 (2448 x 1080) 144 Hz / 1 ms Samsung AMOLED display
800 nits outdoor readable brightness
1,200 nits peak brightness
Delta-E < 1
111.23% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus
Supports Always-On HDR display HDR10 and HDR10+ certified
Capacitive touchscreen with 10-point multitouch (supports glove touch)
Dimensions173 x 77 x 9.9 mm
Battery6000 mAh typical capacity
MemoryROG Phone 5 Ultimate: 18 GB LPDDR5 RAM
ROG Phone 5 Pro and ROG Phone 5: Up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
StorageROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Pro: 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
ROG Phone 5: Up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
SensorsIn-display fingerprint sensor
Face recognition
Proximity sensor
Ambient-light sensor
Ultrasonic sensors for AirTrigger 5 and grip press
Wireless TechnologyIntegrated WiFi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2×2 MIMO)[i]
Bluetooth® 5.2 (HFP + A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP), supports Qualcomm® aptX
Adaptive WiFi Direct NFC
GPSGNSS support GPS (L1/L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1/E5a), BeiDou(B1i/B1c/B2a), QZSS (L1/L5) and NavIC (L5)
I/O PortsSide and bottom: USB-C®
Front Camera24 MP
Rear Camera64 MP (Main camera Sony® IMX686) + 13 MP (125° ultrawide-angle lens) + 5 MP (Macro)
Voice WakeupYes
SpeakerSymmetrical dual front-facing speakers powered by Dirac technologies
7-magnet stereo speaker with Cirrus Logic amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
ColorROG Phone 5 Ultimate: Storm White
ROG Phone 5 Pro: Phantom Black
ROG Phone 5: Phantom Black and Storm White

[i] WiFi 6E availability and features are dependent on regulatory limitations and co-existence with 5 GHz WiFi.


Bundle price ranges from Php 39,995 to Php 59,995 SRP but the ROG accessories can also be purchased separately. Note, however, that the ROG Phone 5 Classic and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate’s Storm White variant, as well as the ROG Lighting Armor Case 5, will only be available starting May 2021.

All ROG Phone 5 phones come with an AeroActive Cooler 5 and will also sport a 1-year Warranty.

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4 Replies to “ROG Phone 5 Classic, Pro and Ultimate: What’s the difference?”

  1. I like that you have listed in details the difference among ROG Phone 5 Classic, Pro and Ultimate. These are a bit pricey but they are worth for the price. Their specifications and features are superb, I specially like huge battery capacity.

  2. It is really amazing to have such kind of gaming phone. I know that those gamers out there will surely love to have such phone. I really love that it is very detailed. And It is very amazing that you make an effort to differentiate those ROG phone 5 classic, ROG phone 5 pro, ROG phone 5 ultimate that will help those buyers to decide what is the best ROG phone for them.

  3. Aww ang ganda nman nito . Same namang maganda ung specs amd quality tlga nman pang gaming siya ,perfect sa mga mahilig maglaro 🤗❤️ gusto ko ung camera niya ang ganda ng specs . Kaso super mahal niya tlga pero worth it nman 🤗❤️

  4. Wow ang ganda naman po nito.. Ang gandA ng quality nya. 🤗🤗 Napaka ganda ng specs. Perfect na perfect ito sa mga mahihilig mag laro ng cellphone.. Ang ganda ng design at camera nya . 😍

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