Asus Zenfone 5z Full Specs and Price Review

ASUS ZenFone 5Z

The Asus Zenfone 5z was also launched at the 2018 Mobile World Congress alongside the Zenfone 5. The phone is much more powerful than the Zenfone 5 in terms of specs and features.

It houses Qualcomm’s best Snapdragon chip the 845, has more RAM and storage space than the Zenfone 5 as well. Without further ado, meet the brand new Zenfone 5z.

DESIGN

There’s absolutely no difference with the design, it was made from Aluminium Alloy, which is quite attractive. The company really did their best just like they do with other devices. There’s a rear fingerprint scanner at the back for easy access, while the Asus logo is under it.

Asus Zenfone 5z Full Specs and Price Review

Sporting the trending dual vertical cameras at the top left corner. In a unique twist, the dual-LED flash is now under the dual shooters instead of being in between like the iPhone X. Turning to the sides, It measures 7.7mm slim and weighs just 159g. Furthermore, it’s available in just Blue and Silver colours as well.

DISPLAY

It sports the trending bezel-less display with top-notch which was all over the MWC. The Zenfone 5z looks exactly like the Zenfone 5 from the front as well. Impressively, the screen got 81.3% screen to body ratio which is super brilliant.

Asus Zenfone 5

The 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is as sharp as it comes. Boasting of 1080 x 2246 pixels in resolution, 402 pixels per inch density and displaying breathtaking visuals. Protecting the screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which offers durability and scratch resistant.

HARDWARE and SOFTWARE

Houses the all new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.8 GHz. It has a 64-bit CPU architecture and 10nm process technology for faster processing speed. While the Qualcomm Adreno 630 graphics processor handles graphics.

There are three versions in terms of RAM and internal storage, there’s a standard one with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. While other cheaper variants have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The RAM space on all three reaches a memory speed of 1866MHz while all storage space is upgradeable up to 2TB. The Zenfone 5z runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Zen UI 5.0 user interface.

CAMERA

At the back, there’s 12MP + 8MP dual rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.0 aperture respectively. Both cameras come with a dual-LED flash capturing 4K resolution images with ease. At the front, there’s a super sharp 20.2MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 83° wide angle lens and face recognition technology.

BATTERY

The Asus Zenfone 5z is powered by a Non-Removable Li-Po 3300mAh battery with fast charging technology.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Asus Zenfone 5z will be available for about $799 from March, that’s about (N270,000 – N300,000)

Full Specification Of Asus Zenfone 5z

LAUNCH
・Announced: February 2018
・Status: Coming soon. March 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN
・Type: Aluminium Alloy
・Dimensions: 75.6 x 158 x 7.7 mm
・Color: Silver and Blue
・Weight: 155g

DISPLAY
・Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 6.2-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 2246 Pixels
・Pixel Density: 402ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 81.30%

SOFTWARE
・OS: Android 8.0, Zen UI 5.0
・Processor: Octa-core 2.8 GHz
・Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
・GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 630

STORAGE
・Card slot: Yes, up to 2TB
・Internal: 64GB/128GB/256GB
・RAM: 4GB/6GB/8GB

CAMERA
・Primary: 12MP + 8MP
・Secondary: 20.2MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED Flash
・Front Flash: No

FEATURES
・Wifi: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, hall, gyroscope
・USB: 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 3300mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Removable: No
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

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