Asus Zenfone 5z everything you should know about

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About Asus

ASUS is a multinational computer hardware and consumer electronics company which is in Taiwan in the year 1989. It is the No.1 Company in Motherboards and Gaming brands. ASUS products include Desktops, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets and Hybrid Devices. The company smartphones are now powered by Intel and Qualcomm SoC. ASUS Released its new Zenfone in the Asus Zenfone Flagship with its best features to compete with the other smartphones companies.

Launching of Asus Zenfone 5z

Asus Zenfone 5z, after announcing the flagship smartphone at MWC 2018. It finally launched its new smartphone Asus Zenfone 5Z in India on Wednesday and is available in Flipkart from Friday onwards.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z has Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor SoC, Octa-Core processor with 2.8GHz. It is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM with storage of 64GB, 28GB, and 256GB. Internal storage and can expand up to 2 TB microSD Card.

Asus  Zenfone 5Z is having both 4G dual slots both supporting VoLTE on both slots with connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC, etc. It runs on Android Oreo 8.0 OS and ZEN UI on top. Zenfone 5Z has dual rear cameras with 12MP + 8MP  vertically with LED Flash and having a front camera of 8Mp front facing, and it runs with a battery of 3300mAh. Asus Zenfone 5Z is having sensors of the Proximity sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer sensor, Ambient light sensor and fingerprint sensor.

Also Read: Top budget and flagship phones having dual-VolTE support

Asus Zenfone 5Z design

Asus Zenfone 5Z was available in two color variants Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue. It has a 2.5D glass at front and back, and the gap between the layers is made up of aerospace- grade aluminum. Asus Zenfone 5Z has a body thickness of 7.8mm and Width of 75.6 mm, height 153mm and weights 155 grams.

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Display

Asus Zenfone 5Z has opted for 6.2 inches full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9 and pixel density of 402ppi. It has the Multi-touch and capacitive touchscreen with corning-gorilla Glass protection 3.

 

It has good viewing angles, and the display gets bright enough in outdoors which helps a lot when we use the phone in bright sunlight. Asus uses the camera’s color temperature sensor to adjust the screen automatically to suit the current ambient lighting.

The display on the ZenFone 5Z supports the DCI-P3 color gamut(The entire range of colors available on a particular device), and you can switch between this and a standard gamut. There’s also the Smart screen feature which keeps the display on when you are looking at it.

Some Artificial Intelligence features of Asus Zenfone 5z

I like this feature so much, For instance, you left your phone on charging the whole night, and there is no need to disturb our sleep to unplug the charger. It automatically slows the charge after 80% and slowly reaches 100%. This can help your battery life a bit and a brilliant and innovative feature.

This AI feature is related to ringing volume, any guesses? 🙂 Okay! I will reveal it. We can set a ringing volume according to our needs. When we are in the meeting, we keep a deficient amount. So, what if Asus does it by itself. Yes! It can set the ringing volume according to the noise. If you’re in the calm atmosphere, the ringing volume decreases automatically, and it increases when you’re in the noisy atmosphere.

AI is also built into the camera software on the ZenFone 5Z in the form of AI Scene detection and AI Photo Learning. AI Scene detection kicks in when framing a photo. The phone can recognize specific objects or scenes, and set up the camera accordingly. In testing, we found that the phone could identify animals, flowers, and people before we hit the shutter button.

Asus Zenfone 5z scene detection

When shooting at night, the AI Scene feature automatically switched to Night View mode, which decreases the shutter speed and enables night HDR if required.

UI features

Twin AppsWe can create and use 2 working social accounts like WhatsApp at the same time.
Game GenieAwesome feature for Gamers. We can record the gameplay or even livestream it to YouTube or Twitch
Game ToolbarGame toolbar in the navigation bar when we launch games, giving us options to lock the navigation bar, disable alerts, and clear up RAM
Display ScalingWe can force games to run at 19:9 aspect ratio.
BeautyLiveBeautification of photos is common. But this masterpiece can beautify live stream video.
ZeniMojiIt works same as Animoji in Apple.
ZenUI SafeguardIt is a safety feature that lets you send out an SOS along with your current location either to emergency services or to specific contacts by quickly pressing the power button thrice
ZenMotionlets you interact with the ZenFone 5Z using gestures. You can double-tap to wake the phone or put it to sleep

Processor

ChipsetSnapdragon 845
MakeQualcomm
No.of CoresOcta core (8)
Frequency2.7 GHZ (Quad Core) + 1.7 GHz (Quad Core)
GPUAdreno 630
Architecture Kryo 385

It is one of the best processors which we have in the market right now. With the RAM of 6GB, all the apps and games are not reloaded and are stored in memory even after 1 hour.

So, let’s look over alternative mobiles having 845 processor

OnePlus 6

Samsung Galaxy 9

Samsung Galaxy plus

Oppo Find X

Vivo Nex s

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer

LG G7 ThinQ

LG V35 ThinQ

Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Mi Mix 2s

HTC U12 Plus

Storage

Storage is expandable using the hybrid dual-SIM slot, and the 5Z can support cards of up to 2TB. The ZenFone 5Z is a dual-SIM device and supports 4G and VoLTE on both slots.

Geekbench score

Single-Core2451
Multi-Core9111
In AnTuTu271,867
GFXBench T-Rex Managed to get 66fps
Car ChaseManaged to get 30fps
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Open GL4681

Gaming

However, playing games shouldn’t be an issue with this phone. We didn’t notice any lag in playing PUBG keeping graphics to HD.

Battery

It has 3300 mAh high-capacity battery and it supports quick-charging 3.0. If you use WhatsApp, email-accounts and play a few games. The battery lasts for one day easily and 15% charge is still left by the time of 11.30 PM.

Charging

In HD video loop test, the phone ran for 10 hours and 42 minutes, a little less than the OnePlus 6, which clocked nearly 11 hours. We observed that playing games for extended periods do result in faster battery drain.

We can choose between Performance, Normal, Power Saving, Super Saving, and a customized battery saver mode that lets you pick how precisely the phone optimizes battery life. The charger bundled with the Asus ZenFone 5Z is rated at 18W, and it takes close to an hour and a half to charge the phone completely.

Camera

Camera TypeDual Camera
Primary+Secondary camera MP12+8
Lens TypeWide angle lens
Primary camera aperture f/1.8
Dual-Pixel technologyYes, this feature is mostly seen in DSLR camera. It helps in quick Auto-Focus
Selfie Camera8MP
HDR,Depth effect, Timer flash.Yes
How to enable featuresBy swiping left from main screen shows you filters and to enable pro you need to swipe right.
Super-ResoltuionYes
Slow-MotionYes
GIF animationYes
Time-LapseYes

Even front-camera has HDR support. In low light, you can use a screen flash which isn’t very bright but is enough to illuminate your face. The beautification mode offers different parameters to adjust, or you can set it to auto.

 

Asus Zenfone 5z selfie

 

 

Asus Zenfone 5z camera

Video recording maxes out at 4K 60fps with the primary camera of the ZenFone 5Z. You can use the wide-angle camera but the footage will top out at 1080p just like with the selfie camera.

Asus Zenfone 5z selfie camera (1)

There is EIS for all the cameras, which helps deliver stable output. 4K shots were stabilized well, and there didn’t seem to be any time restriction, letting us record for well over 10 minutes. Do keep in mind that the phone gets hot when recording the video for a long time.

Sound

asus zenfone earphones

It has pretty much good features like the stereo speakers, Dual 5-Magnet speaker, Dual-smart AMP, and Audio Wizard.

Asus Zenfone 5z sound

Pricing

6GB and 64GBRs. 29,999
6GB and 128GBRs. 32,999
8GB and 256 GBRs 36,999

conclusion

Pricing of this phone is the main attractive aspect. As at this price range even OnePlus 6 can’t offer these many features. Moreover, it has many new technological features like AI.

Review

Asus Zenfone 5Z

29,999
9.4

Design and Display

9.0/10

Value for Money

10.0/10

Software

9.0/10

Performance

10.0/10

Camera

9.0/10

Pros

  • Best software
  • Premium Build
  • Best AI
  • Hi-responsive earphones
  • Best phone at this price

Cons

  • Slow-Face unlock
  • No splash or water resistant
  • Camera is not as good as OnePlus 6

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