Asus Zenfone 5Z to be Available at Rs.5,000 Discount, Should You Still Buy Xiaomi POCO F1, Honor Play?

The Asus Zenfone 5Z will sell with a massive discount of Rs. 5,000 and other additional offers during the Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale. Should there be worry for the POCO F1 and Honor Play?


The Asus Zenfone 5Z will soon be available with a massive discount of Rs. 5,000. The price drop will not last long, but it will allow the premium Asus smartphone to easily beat Xiaomi POCO F1 on the very basis it gained popularity. Moreover, the Asus handset could even compel smartphone buyers to look beyond the Honor Play, which till date, has been a great gaming device on a budget.

Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available during the upcoming Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale. The Indian e-commerce platform will sell the capable mid-range Android smartphone at a Rs. 5,000 discount. This price reduction, albeit temporary, has the Asus Zenfone 5Z competing against the Xiaomi POCO F1. Moreover, buyers can now seriously consider buying the Asus handset instead of Honor Play as well.

Asus Zenfone 5Z; Price, Availability During Flipkart The Big Billion Days Sale

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is part of ‘Flagship Deal of The Season’ that Asus announced in association with Flipkart. Asus confirmed all variants of the Asus smartphone will sell at an instant flat cash discount of Rs. 5,000 during the Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale.

The base variant of Asus Zenfone 5Z with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage usually sells for Rs. 29,999. But during Flipkart’s time-restricted sale, it will sell for just Rs. 24,999. Similarly, the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal memory variant of the handset will sell for Rs. 27,999 instead of Rs. 32,999. The top-end variant of Asus Zenfone 5Z ith 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory will end up costing just Rs. 31,999.

Smartphone buyers will quickly realize that the price reduction squarely puts the Asus Zenfone 5Z against POCO F1’s base variant, which retails for Rs. 20,999. Incidentally, the 4GB/64GB variant of Honor Play retails at Rs. 19,999. The Honor smartphone’s 6GB RAM + 64GB internal memory variant sells for Rs. 23,999.

Interestingly, in addition to the deep discount of Rs. 5,000, Flipkart is extending even more appealing offers to Flipkart Plus Members, and HDFC credit and debit cards as well. HDFC Credit and Debit cardholders get an additional 10 percent off on the discounted piece. Moreover, under an exchange program, Flipkart is offering an exchange bonus of about Rs. 3,000.

Flipkart is even throwing in the Complete Mobile Protection Plan which sells for Rs. 799, for just Rs. 99. It is also promising 50 percent value in buyback if buyers return the device within 8 months from purchase. Buyers merely have to pay Rs. 99 for the privilege. Considering all these benefits, not just the POCO F1, even the Honor Play is at a price disadvantage.

Asus Zenfone 5Z: A Capable Mid-Range Android Smartphone

With regular updates and feature additions, the Zenfone 5Z has continued to remain a very relevant and reliable handset. Moreover, the smartphone could soon be upgraded to Android 9 Pie .

The ZenFone 5Z has a 6.2-inch Super IPS LCD display with 2246×1080 pixels Full HD+ resolution with a notched display, 19:9 aspect ratio, and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Qualcomm’s current flagship processor Snapdragon 845 mobile chipset clocked at 2.8 GHz and paired with an Adreno 630 GPU, powers the smartphone. It features a 12MP+8MP dual camera setup on the back and 8MP front-facing camera.

The Asus smartphone packs stereo speakers with NXP 9874 Smart AMP, DTS Headphone X, Dual 4G VoLTE, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, and a 3300mAh capacity battery with ASUS BoostMaster technology for fast charging.