Asus Zenfone 5Z
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With its premium touch, the Asus Zenfone 5Z will capture your heart. It has a few pros and cons:
- The Asus Zenfone 5Z arrives with a beautiful design that has a premium feel to it.
- The phone has a vibrant LCD screen which provides a powerful display.
- The phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which is a fast processor making multitasking easier and efficient.
- The phone has a fast-charging battery which can keep the phone alive for an entire day.
- Regarding the cameras, the Asus Zenfone 5Z can shoot well-defined photos even at night.
- The phone does not have an AMOLED screen, and so you miss out the deep blacks that AMOLED screens offer.
At a mid-range price, the Asus Zenfone 5Z comes as a flagship killer. It has excellent performance, a great set of cameras and a delightful battery. It is a value-for-money recommendation for any midrange user looking for premium phone capabilities.
Asus Zenfone 5Z is a handsome phone which matches its look with its substance. Priced at Rs. 27,999, the phone looks flagship and acts like one too.
The phone has a powerful performance, paired with a long-lasting battery. It has a great display and a fantastic set of cameras, thereby providing a well-rounded experience. It is a flagship killer which can make to the top spot among the competitors in the price range that it comes in.
Asus Zenfone 5Z has a stunning look that defines it. It has a glass back which has a few concentric circles making it look beautiful. The metal frame placed within the 2.5D glass is produced from the aerospace-grade aluminium. It is quite lightweight at 155 grams, and then, the weight is evenly distributed. However, the phone does attract fingerprints easily and therefore, gets too messy. It has an audio jack as well. Plus, the phone does not come with an IP rating, which is a disappointment.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z has a large 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD screen with a modern 19:9 aspect ratio. It is fitted with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection. The display is colour and sharp, and the viewing angles are excellent. It does not distort colours. The LCD of the phone is well-calibrated, and the text looks quite crisp, even when you are using it outdoors. The blacks are deep too, though you do not get the AMOLED screen experience. There are colour temperature sensors on the camera, which helps the ZenFone 5Z to adjust the display colour and brightness based on the ambient light conditions. It is quite accurate.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and can come in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The 845 is a powerful top-end processor, and you can see that with multitasking. The phone can run several apps together and is an efficient multitasker. Plus, gaming is a delight on this phone – it does not lag or stutter. On top of that, the phone uses AI boost, which allocated resources to gaming, therefore, making gaming smooth. It also has an AI feature called OptiFlex which makes open frequently-used apps much faster.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary camera coupled with an 8MP wide angle camera. In ideal light conditions, the primary camera tends to focus accurately on the subject and gets the exposure accurate. The photos appear to be brilliant with just the right colour presented in them. The portraits are excellent, and the edge detection is almost perfect. However, in a crowded background, the edge detection falters a bit. In low-light, the AI Scene shifts to Night View mode, which lowers the shutter speed. It controls the noise, and the output becomes quite sharp. The 8MP selfie camera does an excellent job with your selfies in ideal light conditions.
You can record 4K videos on this phone at about 60fps with Electronic Image Stabilization present. With the wide-angle cameras, you can go for 1080p videos.
The Aus Zenfone 5Z comes with a 3300 mAh battery which is quite a large battery and keep the phone chugging most of the day. With moderate use, you can still get a 20% worth of juice at the end of the day. The phone charges quickly to get from 0-100 in one and a half hours. However, Asus deliberately chooses not to go for quick charging from 0-100 but rather trickle-charge the 80-100 bit, so that the battery doesn’t get stressed.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z puts together several flagship elements in the phone- a great camera with low-light image clicking capabilities, a fantastic processor which keeps the phone fast as well as a tremendous fast-charging battery. It looks good too. The only aspect where the Asus Zenfone 5Z falls is the lack of an AMOLED screen, something common among flagship killers. However, the LCD used is quite delightful and overall, it makes the phone remain flagship premium. Overall, the Asus Zenfone 5Z is a well-rounded phone which keeps the price low, making it a value-for-money phone.