The ASUS Zenfone 5Z (review) is one the most affordable Android-running flagships being sold in India and it competes with some of the biggest names in the industry. Here is everything you need to know about the premium phone with the ‘not so premium’ price tag.
ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Design, Display, Camera Features
The ASUS Zenfone 5Z comes with a large 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a 2246 x 1080 full HD+ resolution, with the screen covering 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space coverage. Protecting the display is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, but it is yet to be known which variant is being used. The flagship utilizes a very premium design and that is surprising because it is so affordable, much like that OnePlus 6 (review).
At the back of the smartphone features a 12 + 8MP dual-camera setup with the primary sensor boasting a 1.4um pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS), electronic image stabilization (EIS), and a f/1.8 aperture. The secondary 8MP sensor is coupled with a 120-degree wide-angle f/2.0 aperture lens. For capturing selfies, the Zenfone 5Z is equipped with a single 8MP sensor with an 83-degree wide-angle lens.
ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Hardware Specifications
The chipset of the smartphone is Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 845 running at a speed of 2.8GHz, along with an Adreno 630 GPU. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z is available in several RAM and memory configurations in India. There is a 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model, followed by a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version and last, but certainly not least, there is an 8GB RAM model that is paired with 256GB of expandable storage thanks to sporting a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
Connectivity options for the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and dual 4G VoLTE. In the audio department, the handset can greatly impress those who are looking to consume media with its dual-speaker system and NXP Smart Amp, Hi-Res Audio support, DTS Headphone X for 7.1-channel surround sound, and dual microphones.
ASUS Zenfone 5z: Battery Life, OS Updates
The Zenfone 5Z is running a 3300mAh capacity battery that comes with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging technologies. In terms of software, the ASUS Zenfone 5Z runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0 out of the box. There was a recent update added to the smartphone and this included support for the RAW file format and Panorama mode, giving the Zenfone 5Z better camera features in the end.
ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Price in India, Color, Storage Variants
The base model of the ASUS Zenfone 5Z, which houses 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage comes at a price of Rs. 29999, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model is sold for Rs. 32999. The model with the best possible configuration, which is 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage is being for Rs. 36999 at Flipkart. The available colours for the flagship are Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver.
ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Availability, Offers
The ASUS Zenfone 5Z is available on Flipkart with all variants being sold at the online retailer. Offers for the smartphone include No Cost EMIs from Rs. 5000 per month, with other EMIs starting from Rs. 997 per month. You can also get up to Rs. 15950 off on exchange, as well as a flat Rs. 2000 discount with the Axis Bank Buzz Credit and Debit Cards, along with an additional 10% percent using the same cards.
The Jio partner offer includes Rs. 2200 Instant Cashback and up to 100GB free data on the Rs. 198/299 plan. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z is available in a variety of RAM and storage models, giving buyers a whole lot of options in return. If you do not like the OnePlus 6 and want something similar, you can always get this flagship.