Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – Review, specifications and prices

The new Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate mobile phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 6000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.78 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System ROG Gaming X Mode UI ROG Gaming X Mode UI
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 18 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/13/5 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 24 MP 10 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. Running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on ROG Gaming X Mode UI OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 50% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual-cell battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 and Power Delivery 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.78 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is a 9.3% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
106.87% NTSC 120Hz refresh rate
111.23% DCI-P3 Always-On Display
1200 cd/m² peak brightness Capacitive
144 Hz refresh rate Corning Gorilla Glass 6
150.89% sRGB HDR10+
24.3 ms touch latency Infinity-O Display
300 Hz touch sampling rate Multi-touch
800 cd/m² HBM brightness Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
DC Dimming
Delta-E < 1
Display manufacturer – Samsung
Eye Care Display
Glove touch support
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Oleophobic coating
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is carrying a ram memory of 18 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length and 35 mm:26.6 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX686 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 120 fps 2160p @ 60 fps
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus 3x optical zoom (#3)
3-axis electronic image stabilization 720p @ 960 fps
720p @ 480 fps Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Angle of view – 125° (#2) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Dual OIS
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings HDR10+ video recording
Macro mode ISO settings
Optical image stabilization Object tracking AF
Panorama Optical image stabilization
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical zoom
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Panorama
Pro Video Mode PDAF (#3)
RAW Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) Scene mode
Self-timer Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro) Self-timer
Touch focus Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
White balance settings Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate comes with a 24 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
24 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Panorama Sensor model:Sony IMX374
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LAA (US only)
TD- LTE Cat 20
TD-SCDMA Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate price is $1500 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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