The Asus ZenFone 5z has finally landed and as always, JustInReviews is here with its mobile review, exclusively for you.
The ZenFone 5z is being termed as a souped-up variant of the ZenFone 5 launched prior this year. The handset is said to have the same outward appearance and a significant part of the hardware of the more cheaper version with a major distinction: a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor in addition to added RAM plus internal storage.
This 6.2-inch handset has a 90% body-to-screen ratio, which is considered better contrasted with the iPhone X (about 81 percent). Both front and rear are made of glass, with no wireless charging as in case of other glass-featuring phones. It’s lightweight, as well, at 155g.
Physical button is gone from the front – likewise with the ZenFone 4 – now the controls lie on screen while the fingerprint reader has been positioned at the rear beneath the camera.
The screen in-fact is 19:9 as far as aspect ratio is concerned, however, just 2,220×1,080 FHD+ with respect to the resolution. Asus claims that the aspect ratio is such that you can see a video without the the notch creating a hassle.
The rear cameras are a blend of a 12-MP primary rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, Sony IMX363 sensor Night HDR, EIS, OIS, RAW, PDAF capture and a 8-megapixel secondary rear camera having a 120-degree wide angle view. The ZenFone 5z gadget is said to be able to click quality photos during day-time and under low-lights.
Hardware and Software Specifications:
On the engine front, the 5Z is controlled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, a part of technology updates? It is accessible in three different variants namely—4GB RAM/64GB configuration, 6GB RAM/128GB configuration, and 8GB RAM/256GB configuration. Any of the above variants, with the 1080p screen for support, should make for an enhanced gaming performance.
On the software front, Asus has additionally incorporated an AI Boost into its ZenUI 5 (running over Android 8.0 Oreo), which is expected to dynamically manage processes in the background to suit your everyday use.
The battery power is 3,300mAh, which appears to be decent for the size. For comparison, the OnePlus 6 has a similar sized battery that clocked 5 hours, 49 minutes of LTE video playback in the battery rundown test. Wireless charging is absent as on pricier leaders, however the 5Z supports quick charging (Power Delivery 3.0) at 9V/2A for a 18W output with the accompanying adapter.
This flagship phone from Asus is expected to come at a price of Rs. 24990, for the 128 GB variant.
– Impressive body-to-screen ratio
– Sharp rear camera reported
– Features AI
– No wireless charging
– UI layer said to be heavy
– Similar to ZenFone 5 in many aspects
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