Asus released the Asus Zenfone 5, an iPhone-like Android Smartphone last month. The Zenfone 5 looks so much like the iPhone X, they both have the same vertical front camera orientation.
This device has some high-end specs for its price. With Android Oreo out of the box, and dual 12MP rear cameras.
This post is a quick review of this Android device.
Design and Display
The Asus ZenFone 5 sports a reliable aluminum alloy body and has its front covered in Corning Gorilla Glass material. This phone is quite comfortable to hold and use.
This device comes with a 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm (6.02 x 2.98 x 0.31 in) dimension. With a weight of about 180g.
The Asus ZenFone 5 has a 6.2-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels, it has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio (~402 include density).
The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Material with a 95% DCI-P3 coverage.
This Smartphone also supports Multitouch. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in two colors: Midnight Blue, and Meteor Silver.
Hardware and Software
The Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone comes with the Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android operating system.
Asus ZenFone 5 is powered by a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (1.8 GHz Kryo 260).
Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 509 GPU for graphics handling.
The Asus Zenfone 5 comes in two memory variants: 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.
Both inbuilt memories can be expanded to 400Gb with the use of a microSD card.
Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, and gyroscope.
Camera and Battery
The Asus Zenfone 5 sports a Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm) camera. With phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
In front, there’s an 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, 1080p camera. For crisp selfies even in low light conditions.
There are different shooting modes, filters, beautification settings, and more.
Other features of this camera includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery. Also included is the Fast battery charging feature at 5V/2A 10W.
This Asus Smartphone will sell for about 370 EUR. Which is equivalent to N157,267.
Finally, here are the full specifications of this device.
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released in 2018, May|
|Body||Dimensions||153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm (6.02 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.2 inches, 96.9 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 10 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|– 95% DCI-P3 coverage
– ASUS ZenUI 5.0
|Platform||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636|
|CPU||Octa-core Kryo 260|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with dual speakers|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DTS Headphone X
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo editor
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver|