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The Best Smartphone to buy in May 2021: Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and more!

On the market for a new smartphone and overwhelmed with options? Don't worry -- we here at XDA test almost every smartphone on earth, so here's our expert guide on the best smartphone -- covering both the best Android and best iPhone -- for you depending on your need or budget! Navigate this article: Best...

ASUS ROG Phone 5 receives March 2021 security patches, bug fixes, and more with latest update

Shortly after ASUS unveiled the all-new ROG Phone 5 lineup earlier this year, it rolled out the first software update for the devices. The update included several optimizations for system stability, the camera experience, Armoury Crate, and more. Less than two weeks later, ASUS rolled out yet another update for the devices with even more...

The Best Galaxy S21 Alternatives – The Top Phones to buy instead!

Samsung kicked off 2021 with the launch of its flagship Galaxy S21 series. All three devices in the Galaxy S21 lineup were the best Android had on offer at the time, but other manufacturers have caught up with Samsung over the last few months. So if you're currently in the market for a flagship smartphone,...

ASUS ROG Phone 5: Everything you need to know before buying the gaming beast

The ROG range of products by ASUS is designed to facilitate serious gamers, and the ROG Phone aligns with this image. The ROG Phone is inarguably the most expedient gaming smartphone, featuring the most powerful chipset available for Android devices, RGB lighting, the highest refresh rate display on a smartphone, and a host of performance-enhancing...

ASUS releases new updates for the ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 3, and ROG Phone II with security patches and bug fixes

ASUS' Republic of Gamers (ROG) smartphone lineup grows each year and has become increasingly popular among power users for the great hardware they offer. Following the release of the first closed beta build of Android 11 for the ROG Phone 3, ASUS is now rolling out a new stable channel build based on Android 10...

ASUS ROG Phone 5 cracks spectacularly in JRE’s durability test

ASUS’s ROG lineup has earned a name for itself as one of the best in the gaming phone business. The company’s latest contender is the ROG Phone 5, which was launched earlier this month. In terms of raw hardware power, the ROG Phone 5 is simply outstanding, featuring a 6.78-inch 144Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon...

The ROG Phone 5 is unapologetically niche even among gaming phones, but I’m not complaining

ASUS has been making serious efforts to shape the smartphone gaming niche. Since launching its first ROG Phone in 2018, ASUS has added meaningful changes to the series. The focus of the ROG Phone lineup is to deliver a powerful experience for passionate gamers. Realistically, a smartphone cannot replace your gaming rig, but it can...

ASUS releases the bootloader unlock tool and kernel source for the ROG Phone 5

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is now officially out, and the reviews are raving wild, including our own. The device packs incredible oomph, such as a 6.78″ FHD+ AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage (on the "Ultimate" variant), dual 3,000mAh batteries, and...

ASUS ROG Phone 5 is already getting its first update

ASUS has barely taken the wraps off the ROG Phone 5, and already the first update has been announced. The company said the update is rolling out now in batches, so it could be a few days before you see it on your end. According to ASUS, the update includes several enhancements and optimizations, from an...

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the first phone with Sentons’ new ultrasonic game triggers

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 is finally here, and it brings some major improvements over the ROG Phone 3 from last year. It packs the latest flagship SoC from Qualcomm, a gorgeous 144Hz AMOLED display, and a massive 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support. Along with these run-of-the-mill flagship specs, the ROG Phone 5...

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 has everything you could ever want in a Gaming Phone

I'm sure you've heard the saying: "The best camera is the one you have with you." I would argue the same is true for gaming, which is partly why the Nintendo Switch is so popular. Even though your typical gaming smartphone won't have access to the huge library of AAA games that are available on...

XDA Forums now open for OnePlus 9 series, ROG Phone 5, Mi 11 Ultra, OPPO Find X3 series and Galaxy A72

There have already been so many smartphone launches in the first week of March, and it only gets crazier as we move further into the month. From ASUS ROG Phone 5 and OPPO Find X3 series to Mi 11 Ultra and OnePlus 9 series, we are staring at some exciting weeks ahead. To make it...