Asus unveiled three different ROG Phone 5 models for gamers last week. The phones attracted attention with the Snapdragon 888 processor, UFS 3.1-speed storage and 16 GB of RAM. These features were also reflected in the prices. The phones hit shelves between 799-1299 euros. However, it turns out that the high price and equipment are not reflected in the robustness. A YouTube channel called JerryRigEverything tested the robustness of Asus’ ROG Phone 5. The phone failed the test…
ROG Phone 5 fails in robustness
The test starts with the screen. Asus uses Gorilla Glass Victus technology in the iPhone 12 and Galaxy S21 family. When the phone interacts with objects with a hardness of 6 Mohs or more, it begins to scratch. This is the maximum level of durability that today’s touch glasses can be. On the other hand, in the past, some phones have managed to achieve a higher level of robustness using sapphire display instead of glass (HTC U Ultra).
The sim card tray stands out in the robustness test that continues with the bezels. The ROG Phone 5 box comes with a longer sim card pin than normal. That means if you lose the needle that came out of the box, what you have won’t work.
Finally, it’s time for the bending test. The phone fails to pass this test, which many of its opponents survive. The front and rear windows of the model, which are broken from the frame in the first move, are shattered when slightly more difficult. But in exchange for the price of the phone, a situation arises that will disappoint users.
The reason for the weakness is the battery design
Zack Nelson, the network’s owner, makes two predictions about the break in the video. The first is the antenna line in the frame. Smartphone manufacturers are adding plastic antennas to frames for better signal transmission. This creates a weakness in the overall structure. In previous tests, there have been some phones that have been broken for similar reasons. The second reason is the dual battery design. This design, which is preferred for faster charging, causes another weakness in the design and this weak spot to break.
The test is not done to the Pro or Ultra version, but to the standard model. Here are the images from the test: