Asus Zenfone 5 Review: Smooth Multitasking Device

Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range smartphone from Asus that isn’t only a sleek multitasking device but also a sharp shooter. The smartphone has a remarkable 13 MP plus 5 MP cameras at its rear for photography functions. The smartphone also doesn’t cost too much although that depends on your pocket. As we’re still on the matter, let’s get into the real deal of the day – Asus Zenfone 5.

Design & Display

As much as design is concerned, the dual rear camera setup and the dual front camera of this smartphone are the main highlights. As regards the dual rear camera setup, it sits comfortably at the top left corner with a LED flash support while the dual front camera are arranged at the top bezel beside the earpiece. The right hand side of the smartphone occupies the traditional volume keys and power button. The fingerprint sensor is mounted close to the dual cameras at the rear while the ASUS logo appears underneath the sensor. Owing Black, Gold, Silver and White colors, the smartphone’s body material consists of aluminium alloy and glass.

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The display has a 5.7-inch HD+ display that uses a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The pixel density of the display that controls sharpness is 282 PPI. The screen’s display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9, 2.5D Curved glass and the Eye Care Mode.

Camera

The smartphone’s camera on its rear has a 13 MP primary snapper and a 5 MP sub-snapper for handling the bosh effects. Right in the camera department, the smartphone has a LED flash to brighten up images taken in low light conditions. The front camera of the smartphone has dual 5 MP sensors for taking beautiful selfies. Additional features of the smartphone’s camera are HDR, panorama, face detection, auto focus, touch focus, CMOS sensor and phase detection.

CPU, OS & Storage

Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, the smartphone uses an octa-core CPU to power it’s operations. In the graphics department, the main deal is the Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The smartphone multitasks easily with the aid of the 3 GB RAM present while the storage has a 32 GB capacity. The internal storage can be expanded to 128 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card. In the software unit, the main handler is the latest Android Oreo OS.

Battery

Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by a low non-removable Li-Ion 2,500 mAh battery. However, the battery charges very fast as a result of the Qualcomm Quick Charge feature.

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Asus Zenfone 5 Full Specifications Table 

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Asus Zenfone 5
Announced February 2018
Released February 2018
Status Available

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 160.1*74.3*9.3mm
Weight 174g
Body Material Plastic Mix
Colours Rose-Gold, Silver, Black, Gold

Display                                                               

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7”
Resolution 1440*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 282 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 13 MP + 5 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP + 5 MP

Software

Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon
CPU Octa-core CPU
GPU Qualcomm Adreno
RAM (Memory) 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 128 GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2,500 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 179 hours
Talk Time Up to 9.3 hours
Music Play Up to 13.1 hours

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Asus Zenfone 5 costs around $240.

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  1. Asus ZenFone 5 is a great mid-range Android device with a lovely screen, excellent performance and a decent camera that just needs the latest version of Android and a nice battery.

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