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odeco

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Sep 9, 2021
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I'm thinking about these two.

rog phone 5 12G 128G White
US $629.99

vs

rog phone 5S 16G 256G White
US $780.00


I don't care about the storage capacity.
I think the biggest difference between the two is cpu.

Is Snapdragon 888 Plus worth paying more to buy?
Will there be a significant difference in gaming?
 

JazonX

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I'm thinking about these two.

rog phone 5 12G 128G White
US $629.99

vs

rog phone 5S 16G 256G White
US $780.00


I don't care about the storage capacity.
I think the biggest difference between the two is cpu.

Is Snapdragon 888 Plus worth paying more to buy?
Will there be a significant difference in gaming?

If you buy the 5, At some point you will regret not going for the 5s.
If you buy the 5s, you'll be at peace until the 6 comes.
 
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thejus44

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Jan 2, 2014
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The ROG phone 5 is already more than sufficient for gaming.


Take a look at the benchmark charts and ask yourself if that performance difference from a PHONE is worth the extra $150.
 
The processor isn't that significant of an upgrade, but the storage will matter at some point. I would get the 256 even if you opted for the 5.

If I were buying today, I'd consider the S just because they had a small preview of the issues with the 5 and may have improved on them, despite knowing it wasn't much. They will also be more focused on updating it.

My biggest concern would be if they improved heat management. Some small hints say it's possible. If not, the processor would be a ticking time bomb and I would definitely get the 5.
 
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TheWolfOne

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Jul 7, 2021
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Go for 5
5s performance worst than 5 because it's hotter than 5 and will throttle more
You can watch youtube to see how bad 5s
They should upgraded cooling system for 5s to fight against 888+ heat but they didn't do that
If you want another option you can go for Nubia RM 6s which is the only one phone who can tame SD 888+
 

Anubarak16

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Oct 24, 2014
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ASUS ROG Phone 5
If storage really does not matter then go for the 5. Many sources and tests say it performce much better than the 5s because while the 5s has a little higher peak performance it throttles much more and gets even hotter. It depends on your usage if you use your phone longer then (let's say) 20/30 minutes or not.
I have the 5 and even that thing gets hot really quickly. I had the same question if I want the 5s pro or the 5 ultimate and chose the 5 instead of 5s due to the heating issue.
 
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    I'm thinking about these two.

    rog phone 5 12G 128G White
    US $629.99

    vs

    rog phone 5S 16G 256G White
    US $780.00


    I don't care about the storage capacity.
    I think the biggest difference between the two is cpu.

    Is Snapdragon 888 Plus worth paying more to buy?
    Will there be a significant difference in gaming?

    If you buy the 5, At some point you will regret not going for the 5s.
    If you buy the 5s, you'll be at peace until the 6 comes.