Less than a year ago Asus launched the Zenfone 4 for five hundred euros. The device was found to be too light for us for pricing and he could not stand out from the competition. The midrange Zenfone 5 is the successor of that phone, but we are more interested in the Zenfone 5Z. Just like the Zenfone 4, it is offered for five hundred USD but carries the Snapdragon 845-soc. In contrast to the Zenfone 4 and 5, this is also a high-end device in many areas. That sounds a lot more attractive than a smartphone with a middle-class soc that costs almost as much as a OnePlus 6 or 6T or Huawei P20. Asus has positioned the 5Z as the cheapest phone available here with the SD845 and that’s it, along with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. That alone makes the new Zenfone worth a closer look. Right now you can buy it from Gearbest at $469.99 with using Coupon Code: GBMP1111AZ
The Asus ZenFone 5z looks almost identical to Apple’s iPhone X. It’s got a large edge-to-edge display with a notch at the top. The display is 6.2-inches with Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with either 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The mid-range ZenFone 5z is equipped with a 6.2-inch LCD Super IPS+ panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and resolution beyond full HD. The resolution of the ZenFone 5 is 2246 x 1080. That’s thanks to a thin-bezel design that results in a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Asus is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 with a choice of 6GB of RAM. The internal storage of 64GB can be further expanded by up to 2 TB.
The intelligent dual-camera system in ZenFone 5z thinks for you, with advanced AI features. The main sensor is rated at 12 megapixels, with an aperture of f/1.8, while the second one is 8 MP and has a slightly smaller aperture of f/2.2. On the front, you’ll get an 8-megapixel camera with a Portrait mode. Similar to the iPhone X the ZenFone 5 features face unlock too.
The battery comes with a capacity of 3300mAh and supports Quick Charging technology (BoostMaster) from Asus. Other features of the iPhone X clone include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C charging port, dual speakers, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and Dual SIM. The operating system of the Asus ZenFone 5z is Android 8 Oreo with the new ASUS ZenUI 5.