The Zenfone 5z from Asus is nothing but an enhanced version from the inside. The ZenFone 5Z can record video in stunning 4K UHD resolution, with smooth and steady videos assured by three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS).
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z is the company's new flagship smartphone, it was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) today, and we're here to take a closer look at the phone's spec sheet. The display is 6.2-inch Super IPS LCD panel and it comes with an 19:9 aspect ratio with Full HD+ (2246 X 1080p) resolution. The stars of the show - Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5S - received mixed reactions and yes, a lot of iPhone X-clone labels. The smartphone's variants go up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. Asus says that it has 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080p) display with 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. That's just shy of the iPhone X's 19.5:9 aspect ratio, but both screens appear to be almost as narrow as each other.
The ZenFone 5's United Kingdom price is yet to be announced, but it's highly likely to cost less than £500 when it goes on sale later this year, making it half the price of the £999 iPhone X. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's current most powerful chipset - the Snapdragon 845 paired with Adreno 630 GPU and Artificial Intelligence Engine.
The Asus Zenfone 5 Lite also features dual SIM card slots and also has ad amp fingerprint recognition positioned at the back for safety features. This variant has the 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixel size and the other 12MP sensor is a 120-degree wide-angle camera. Asus says notifications will wrap around the notch, which is smaller than that of Apple's handset. It has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C (2.0) connectivity.
The Zenfone 5Z on the other hand is powered by the Snapdragon 845, the current Qualcomm champion.
■ Asus has clubbed the new processor with 4GB RAM in the 64GB storage in the lower variant.
And they both run on Google's Android OS, which is a rival to Apple's iOS software for the iPhone. Only the first two were mentioned on stage, but only the 5 and 5Z will have the strong resemblance to the iPhone X.
The Asus ZenFone 5 is similar to the ZenFone 5Z.
The third ZenFone 5 lineup phone that was unveiled at the launch event was the ZenFone 5 Lite. Specs are light on this device, but we know that it has a 5.5-inch display. It runs Android Nougat-based ZenUI 4.0.
Battery capacity on the Zenfone 5 is 3300mAh with BoostMaster (fast charging). As of yet there is no clear information on which model will hit the Indian shores. The device offers 32GB of internal storage which should be further expandable via MicroSD card.
On the imaging front, the ZenFone Max Plus M1 sports a front-facing f/2.0 selfie camera alongside a dual rear-camera setup and wide angle lens. At the front, you get dual camera setup again consisting of a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 8MP sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. The handset will be available in Moonlight White, Rouge Red, and Midnight Black colors in the coming months.