Asus ROG Phone 5 tops DxOMark Audio rankings ahead of launch ROG logo

The upcoming Asus ROG Phone 5 will be the first major gaming smartphone of the year when it goes official on March 10. DxO has already put it through its paces, revealing massive upgrades on the audio front.

Back in October, the DxOMark Audio test protocol was announced to rate and rank the audio playback and recording capabilities of smartphones in an objective and scientific fashion. Ahead of its launch, the Asus ROG Phone 5 was tested, emerging as the new top smartphone when it comes to audio performance — dethroning the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro which had a score of 76.

With an array of four microphones, a headphone jack and two symmetrical front-firing speakers, the ROG Phone 5 scored 79 points overall: 79 in recording and 78 in playback, topping both parameters.

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On the playback front, DxoMark says that it has a very homogenous frequency response with “top-tier” timbre performance while being consistent across the range. While it’s amongst the loudest smartphones available, there is some additional pumping at the highest levels and a tad insufficient bass.