On October 12, 2023, Malaysia saw the debut of the gaming smartphone ASUS ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition. It is a partnership between Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) developer and publisher Moontoon Games and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG).
The phone is made for MLBB enthusiasts and contains an exclusive gift box with an AeroActive Cooler 6, a Yu Zhong Devilcase, an MLBB badge holder, and other MLBB-branded items.
The phone also has a customized boot animation and a back with a Yu Zhong motif. We will examine the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition’s features, performance, camera, battery, durability, price, and conclusion in this review.
|Processor (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform|
|GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)||Adreno 730|
|RAM (Random Access Memory)||12GB LPDDR5|
|Internal Storage||256GB UFS 3.1|
|Battery||6000mAh with 65W fast charging|
|Display||6.78-inch AMOLED, FHD+ (2448 x 1080), 165Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Camera||Rear: 64MP main + 13MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro; Front: 24MP|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C|
|Security Features||In-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock|
|Operating System and Updates||Android 12 with ROG UI|
|Additional Features||AirTrigger 6 controls, dual front-facing speakers with Dirac HD Sound, GameCool 6 cooling system|
Performance: Smooth and powerful gaming experience
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, one of the most potent CPUs for Android smartphones, powers the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition. It can easily handle any game or application, especially MLBB.
Additionally, the phone boasts a gigantic 256GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM, allowing you to multitask and store a lot of video files and games without worrying about running out of room.
Additionally, the phone supports 5G connectivity, which provides online gamers with quicker and more reliable internet rates.
The display on the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition is one of its best features. It sports a huge 6.78-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ (2448 x 1080) resolution.
Gameplay is smoother and more responsive thanks to the screen’s high refresh rate of up to 165Hz. Additionally supported by the display is HDR10+, which improves the color and contrast of the images. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which is more resistant to drops and scratches than earlier iterations, shields the screen.
The AirTrigger 6 controls are yet another element that improves the gaming experience. On the phone’s edges are touch-sensitive buttons that may be programmed to carry out various actions in games.
In FPS games, for instance, you can use them to aim and shoot, and in MOBA games, you can cast skills. Additionally, the AirTrigger 6 controls offer motion gestures that involve shaking or tilting the phone to activate specific features.
Another attachment that attaches to the rear of the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition is the AeroActive Cooler 6. This fan aids in cooling down the phone when it becomes hot from vigorous gameplay.
Two more physical buttons on the cooler can be used as extra AirTrigger controls. Additionally, the cooler has a kickstand that you can use to support your phone when streaming or viewing videos.
Camera: Decent but not exceptional
A single camera is present on the front and three cameras are present on the back of the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition. A 64MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera make up the rear cameras. A 24MP selfie camera is located on the front.
In excellent daylight, the primary camera can capture pictures with respectable details and colors. Low-light conditions, where the images typically turn out noisy and fuzzy, provide a challenge.
The ultra-wide camera may catch a larger portion of the picture, but it also exhibits distortion and quality loss at the corners. The macro camera can capture close-up images of tiny objects, but it has a low resolution and a very restricted focus range.
Selfies taken with the front camera turn out well, with settings for natural skin tones. Additionally, it can capture films with a resolution of up to 1080p at 60 frames per second.
The rear cameras can capture video at up to 8K resolution and 30 frames per second or at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second. Thanks to electronic image stabilization (EIS), the videos are often stable and smudge-free.
A few modes and functions in the camera app of the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition are helpful to gamers. For instance, utilizing the front camera as a picture-in-picture overlay, you can record both your gameplay and face simultaneously in the Game Mode.
Additionally, you may stream your games and your face to websites like YouTube and Twitch using the Live Mode. Additionally, you can change the camera’s settings, including the resolution, frame rate, bitrate, and audio quality.
Battery: Long-lasting and fast-charging
With its enormous 6000mAh battery, the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition can run for hours on end while playing demanding video games.
The battery life of the phone is up to 16 hours of movie playing, 11 hours of online browsing, or 9 hours of gaming, according to ASUS. These figures will, of course, differ based on your usage and configurations, such as refresh rate, brightness, and connectivity.
With a 65W charger already in the package, the phone also supports fast charging. It is quite impressive that the charger can charge the phone from zero to one hundred percent in about an hour.
The phone also supports reverse charging, so you can use a USB-C cable to use it to power other devices.
Durability: Sturdy and water-resistant
A durable phone, the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition can survive moderate use and abuse. The phone has a glass back and a metal frame with a unique design that incorporates the dragon scales and logo of Yu Zhong.
Additionally, the phone has an IP68 classification, which means it is resistant to dust and water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. This does not imply that you may use the phone submerged or expose it to substances like saltwater.
The phone also comes with a Yu Zhong Devilcase, a protective case with a look identical to the phone.
The case also contains cutouts for the AeroActive Cooler attachment and the AirTrigger controls. The phone’s case can aid in preventing dings and scratches, but it might not shield it from hard falls or collisions.
Pricelist: Affordable for a gaming smartphone
The cost of the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition in Malaysia is RM2299, or roughly $550 USD. Given its features and specifications, this is actually a fairly affordable gaming smartphone. Black and Red are the only two color options for the phone.
|Storage / Promo||Price|
|12GB + 256GB||RM2299|
|First 500 purchases with 500 MLBB Diamonds||RM2299|
The phone is available from Malaysian authorized dealers, ASUS eStore, Shopee, and Lazada. For more information, you can also speak with your neighborhood ASUS representative.
Conclusion: A great choice for MLBB fans and gamers
A gaming smartphone with a strong performance, a high refresh rate display, a long-lasting battery, a respectable camera, and a sturdy build is the ROG Phone 6 MLBB M5 Special Edition.
Additionally, it features a special gift box that has an AeroActive Cooler 6 attachment, a Yu Zhong Devilcase, an MLBB credential holder, and a screen cleaning cloth. The phone is made for MLBB lovers and gamers who wish to play their preferred game on a responsive gadget.
- Smooth and powerful performance
- High refresh rate display
- Long-lasting battery
- Fast charging
- AirTrigger 6 controls
- AeroActive Cooler 6 accessory
- Exclusive gift box
- Affordable price
- Camera struggles in low-light situations
- Heavy and bulky
- No headphone jack
Reasons to buy:
- You are a fan of MLBB and Yu Zhong
- You want a gaming smartphone that can handle any game or app
- You want a device that has a long battery life and fast charging
- You want a device that has customizable controls and cooling accessories
Reasons not to buy:
- You prefer a lighter and slimmer device
- You want a better camera performance
- You need a headphone jack