Asus launches the One+ 6 rival, Zenfone 5z

Asus has just launched it’s latest and greatest offering, Zenfone 5z in India. The phone itself looks great and have all the things that make it a flagship in 2k18. Snapdragon 845, Dual cameras equipped with AI, almost bezel-less design, big 19:9 display and of-course the notch.

That said it is perfect rival for the famous OnePlus 6. For the complete specs, please have a look below.

ASUS Zenfone 5z(ZS620KL) specifiacations:

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 by 1080) Super IPS+ display with 550nits brightness & 90% screen-to-body ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630
  •  4GB / 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X available with 64gb/ 128gb/ 256 gb variants
  • 12mp Dual pixel image sensor Sony IMX363, f1.8 with 1.4µm pixel size coupled with 120° wide angle secondary camera
  • 0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization LED flash
  • 8mp front camera f2.0, 84° FOV
  • 4k recording at 60fps , 1080p at 30/60fps, slow-mo 1080/720p @ 240fps
  • WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
  • 802.11ac WiFi with 2×2 MIMO (DL 866Mbps)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi direct
  • NFC
  • Dual speakers
  • 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP Smart Amp for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
  • DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround sound for headphone support ,Qualcomm Audio CODEC
  • Rear fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Face recognition, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor
  • 3300mAh with fast charging , AI & scheduled charging for battery protection
  • Dual sim , 4g support

Other specs

Zenfone 5z has many other great features up it’s sleeve. The 6.2″ Super IPS full HD+ display on the Zenfone 5 has 90% screen to body ratio along with 96% NTSC color gamut, supports DCI-P3, on top of it is Corning gorilla glass protecting it. Asus has not specified which one it is using specifically, but i hope it’s atleast gorilla glass 3. It also has Bluelight filter for eye care, Auto Color Temperature ,Smart Screen On ,Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch).

Camera 

Zenfone 5z has a dual camera setup on the rear. The main sensor is Sony’s IMX363 12MP  f1.8 dual pixel image sensor – 1/2.55″ large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size , 5x light sensitivity low light photos (compared with a typical camera with 16MP, F1.7 & 1.12µm pixel size). The secondary camera on the zenfone 5z is a 12mp camera with 120° wide-angle camera 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame.  The front camera is a 8MP f2.0 aperture 24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera 84° field of view, with all the Beauty modes along with AI.

zenfone 5z rear

Zenfone 5z has all the camera features you can find in smartphones these days.

AI Scene Detection in 16 types: food, sky, green field, plant, ocean, sunset, snow, flower, stage, dog, cat, people, text, tripod, QR code, night view. AI Photo Learning Real-time Protrait Real-time Beautification.

You can record videos on Zenfone 5z at 4k UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 60 fps for main rear camera. Sadly there is no super slo-mo feature here. But you get the animoji replica and asus calls it ZeniMoji.

Multimedia

Zenfone 5z promises to deliver rich multimedia experience with its Dual speakers , 5-magnet speaker with dual NXP Smart Amp for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect. It has support for Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality. DTS (Digital Theater System) Headphone:X™ 7.1 virtual surround sound for heaitdphone support, Qualcomm Audio CODEC, AudioWizard with listening profile.  Zenfone 5z has triple laternal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology for better audio recording and better call quality.

Zenfone 5z front

Other features

In case you wondering zenfone 5z too has face recognition along with rear fingerprint sensor. Zenfone 5z is equipped with 3300 mah battery with fast charging,  AI & scheduled charging for battery protection.

Zenfone 5z is running on Android oreo(no specific detail on version) with asus ZenUI on top. There is also 100gb free Google Drive space for 1 year.

Price

Asus is going to price the Zenfone 5z below 30k, making it the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 in India. The detail pricing will be updated once asus announces them.

In the BOX

Zenfone 5z is gonna come with

  • ASUS ZenEar Pro Hi-Res earphone with microphone
  • Type-C USB cable
  • Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)
  • USB Power adapter (18W)
  • Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
  • Clear soft bumper(always a nice addition)

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