Asus ROG Phone 5 failed miserably in the popular JerryRigEverything endurance test in a YouTube video. For Rs. 50,000 starting price Asus wants the phone, ROG Phone 5 is scratched at number 6 on the Mohs scale and breaks and breaks when pressed by hand. Although the packaging is extremely sophisticated, the phone is not as strong as one would expect it to be. The easy folding of the ROG Phone 5 raises questions about whether it is safe to put in your pocket, and buyers are advised to be extremely careful while handling the phone.
JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson has published endurance test of Asus ROG 5 phone on his YouTube channel. The phone is equipped with a detachable fan for intense gaming sessions and in its scratch test it starts to show level 6 marks. In addition, there are rubber plugs for the charging port, which according to Nelson may not last more than a week. The sides are easy to scratch, as they are made of metal, and the SIM card tray lacks a rubber lining for basic water protection.
The fingerprint scanner also refused to work after the scratch test, and Nelson failed to register his thumb after several attempts. The Asus ROG Phone 5 really survived the flame test, with the pixels turning white after 30 seconds but recovering soon after.
However, things went significantly downhill after Nelson began the bending test, with the first turn showing large cracks in the antenna lines. It also affects the internal vibrator, which then begins to make hissing sounds. Consecutive tilts make the display unusable and completely shatter the phone from the side. When bent on the other side, the back panel of the Asus ROG Phone 5 breaks completely. Most phones survive this basic test, but the Asus ROG Phone 5 with its Rs. 49,999 asking a starting price, easily broken under pressure.