With the growing popularity of mobile gaming, companies like Razer and Asus have really leaned in — the Asus ROG phone 5s Pro is a beast. Accessories like gaming controllers, phone clamps for console controllers, attachable triggers, and finger sleeves are just some of the gaming accessories you can get for phones.
Perhaps my favorite part of the gadget is the optional joystick, which works particularly well in shooters like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile. The concentric circle texture adds a nice amount of grip, and while it’s not responsive as proper joysticks, it works. But that’s about all the nice things I have to say.
Initially, the phone’s CPU measured 33° C and the phone’s surface between 28-30° C depending on the area. Those temperatures spiked to 40° C for the CPU when downloading Genshin Impact’s large files. After playing for 30 minutes, by which point the phone warmed up, the CPU climbed to 42° C and the surface to roughly 39° C at its highest.
It’s a comfortable gaming grip but $40 is much too steep for a piece of molded plastic. It’s better to buy GameSir’s $12 F2 grip or pick up the X2 gaming controller, which we enjoyed very much. The F5 Falcon Mini triggers, which GameSir also provided me to test, are excellent triggers with a satisfying, responsive click. But the F8 Pro Snowgon? I can’t recommend it.