Few months back Asus Launched their much awaited Smartphone in India that is Asus Zenfone 5z . Which turned out to be the competitor of One Plus 6
under 30,000 INR segment which houses Qualcomm’s Latest Offering SnapDragon 845 SoC .
We are thankful to Asus India for providing us with the Review unit of Asus Zenfone 5z for Review and Hands-on .
In this post we will be sharing the whole Review on Asus Zenfone 5z . If it’s worth to buy , How’s the camera , How long the Battery last , How’s the performance , Which Android version it have , How’s the User interface ? . All these questions will be answered here in this post .
Asus Zenfone 5z – Review
What’s inside the Box ?
The inbox elements of Asus Zenfone 5z are –
The Device itself
A silicone Case
Pair of Earphones ( Good Quality One )
Sim ejector Tool
A Data syncing and charging cable
The fact we like about Asus is that they are offering so much inside the box content for which the user have to pay a little extra from his pocket namely – a a silicone case and a pair of earphones which would cost a few bucks extra .
Physical Overview of Asus Zenfone 5z –
At the Front we have a massive 6.2 inches 19:9 ratio Display which have a Corning Gorilla Glass Protection and at the top of the screen we have a notch which have a 8 Mega pixels selfie Camera and a Speaker grill and if the user don’t like the notch they can turn it off from the setting .
At the Left we have a hybrid sim card slot where the user can use a dual sim or a SD card and a sime and at the Right we have the volume rockers and the power button .
At the bottom we have the Speaker grills coupled with Type – C Charging port and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
At the back we have the Dual rear cameras 12 Mega pixels main camera and the 8 Mega pixels secondary Camera with LED flash and beneath that there is a Finger Print Scanner under which there is a Asus Branding .
How’s the Performance ?
Asus ZenFone 5z is a Budget Segment device under 30,000 INR segment device in which the most highlighting part is the Processor which is it hiding underneath the hood which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and the device gives a premium touch by it’s all glass body which gives a very premium look and looks great in hand .
The Asus ZenFone 5z Boast a 8 Mega pixels front camera and Dual rear cameras setup where the main camera is 12 Mega pixels main camera and the 8 Mega pixels . Along with that the ZenFone 5z also has 64 GB of internal storage from which the user gets around 52 GB ( approx ) and it supports OTG too. The asus ZenFone 5z is also available in 6GB+64GB , 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB Variant .
The Asus Zenfone 5z is Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which is a 64 bit processor which is coupled 6GB of RAM which does it’s work very well . The Ram management in 5z was on point as when we opened the app let it be in the memory for a while and even after 24 hours the App didn’t relaunch itself.
Well we tried quite few games and it worked quite well . We did tried heavy games and it worked like a charm without a lag .
PubG is one of the game we tried as it’s the most demanding game this time which worked without even a single lag in the HD and FHD and even when we switched to HDR settings the game played very smoothly but their was a battery drop which is obvious as the setting was in HDR .
We don’t know why the Asphalt 9 Legend isn’t available for the Asus ZenFone 5z . But other games like Dead Trigger 2 , Unkilled Zombie and Modern Strike also worked fine .
What’s Powering it up ?
The Asus ZenFone 5z has a massive 3300 mAh non-removable battery which is another key highlight of this device and which also makes it fall in the category of a budget device under 30,000 INR . At first use we charged the device to 100 percent then we checked the standby time it lasted for 5 days ( no kidding ) with WiFi on , no background application running ( recent applications ) , auto brightness and sometimes Data services enabled .
The Asus ZenFone 5z also lasted for a day of battery with minimal usage like – 4G data services on , normal web surfing with switching from one social media application to another , WiFi on , auto brightness on and yes with normal gaming too. It still had 20 percent of battery left after a day of usage .
The Device also supports a fast charging option with a AI charge feature which boost up the charge time .
How’s the camera ?
The Asus ZenFone 5z has Dual rear cameras 12 Mega pixels main camera and the 8 Mega pixels secondary Camera which support AI Bokeh and which various modes to play with and even the Pro mode works like a charm .
Here I am sharing few shots taken from the Asus ZenFone 5z in various Lighting conditions . Do have a look –
The camera does it’s best in the day light and the colors comes out to be great with both the front and the back cameras .
Here are some of the samples taken with the Manual mode in Zenfone 5z .
The low light performance was nice but not great .
This is a picture comparison with a Normal Mode and a Wide Angle Mode .
Is it Latest ?
The Asus ZenFone 5z runs on Android 8 Oreo with Asus’s own new User interface – ZenUi 5.0 . Well that’s something really cool to see with many Ui Tweaks .The UI is honestly speaking has got some really cool features and gestures are the thing which I liked the most and it also includes tons of customization including better RAM management and a AI boost Feature which boost the performance of the Device.
Is it worth to Buy ?
The Asus ZenFone 5z is worth to money if you are looking for a full package of a flagship Device under 30,000 INR .
The Device has a flagship grade processor and decent cameras whether it’s a front or a back camera with inbuilt modes and the looks of the device is very premium . The battery backup is great and supports fast AI charging .
Also it’s providing bundle of things in one pack namely the inbox elements including the silicone case , a pair of Earphones too for which a individual would have to spend few extra bucks from there pocket .
It’s a great device to get as having a great Specifications sheet which is a direct competitor of One Plus 6 which is having the same specifications and is priced in between 35,000 INR .
Asus Zenfone 5z is a great device starting from 29,999 INR goes till 36,999 INR ( as per different variants ) and is available on various Online Stores .