The new Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate device 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 S21 Ultra 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 S21 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.78 in (inches) 6.8 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/13/5 MP 108/12/10/10 MP
Front Camera 24 MP 40 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 5000 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.

Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888..

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 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 S21 Ultra has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 20% (percent) more powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual-cell battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 5.0 and Power Delivery 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 S21 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is a 0.2% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
106.87% NTSC 120Hz refresh rate
111.23% DCI-P3 1600 cd/m² peak brightness
1200 cd/m² peak brightness Always-On Display
144 Hz refresh rate Capacitive
150.89% sRGB Gorilla Glass Victus
24.3 ms touch latency HDR10+
300 Hz touch sampling rate Infinity-O Display
800 cd/m² HBM brightness Multi-touch
Capacitive Scratch resistant
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 S21 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The maximum capacity offered by the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate is 18 gigabytes ,which is a 12.5% bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with 16 gigabytes.

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 S21 Ultra.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 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 S21 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 120 fps 10x hybrid optical zoom (#4)
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus 10x optical zoom (#3)
3-axis electronic image stabilization 2160p @ 60 fps
720p @ 480 fps 3x optical zoom (#4)
Angle of view – 125° (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3) Angle of view – 10° (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Autofocus Angle of view – 35° (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2) Digital zoom
Geotagging Dual Phase Detection (#2)
HDR Dual Phase Detection (#3)
ISO settings Dual Phase Detection (#4)
Macro mode Exposure compensation
Optical image stabilization Face detection
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3)
Pro Video Mode Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto)
RAW Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) HDR10+ video recording
Self-timer ISO settings
Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Touch focus Nona Super Phase Detection
White balance settings Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Object tracking AF
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
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 S21 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
24 MP 40 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Autofocus
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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 S21 Ultra
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 20
TD- UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate price is $1500 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price tag is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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