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5. Asus ROG Phone 5 – Best for Accessories

The Asus ROG Phone 5 may not have mass appeal, with a bulky, gamer-esque design, but that’s not the goal here.

Gaming is the priority here, and Asus has kicked things up a notch with a 144Hz AMOLED display, two 3,000mAh batteries, last year’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888, and up to a whopping 16GB of RAM. It can handle just about any game currently available on Android, with enough power left to future-proof the phone for quite some time – all for a lower price than big-name flagships.

The gaming experience is further enhanced by haptic triggers built right into the side of ROG Phone 5, and if you want to take it one step further, the plethora of official accessories – including Nintendo Switch-esque Kunai 5 controllers and the fan-driven AeroActive Cooler 5 cooling system – should be right up your alley.

They are not gaming related but even the cameras are decent which is unusual for a gaming phone. We can only really complain about the size and weight, with a thickness of 10.3 mm and 238 g, but that is not so applicable in the gaming sector.

The ROG Phone 6 has since launched, but we’re yet to review it – and will update this card as soon as we have it.

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