Asus Zenfone 5Z Review - The flagship killer (Design, Camera and Performance)

Subsequent to releasing the balanced and aggressively priced Zenfone Max Pro M1 earlier this year, Asus has brought its lead smartphone in India, Asus Zenfone 5Z.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Design
Like most premium Asus phones, the Zenfone 5Z looks striking with the glass back and concentric circles, it feels well constructed. Weighing just 155 grams, the Zenfone 5Z feels light, good to hold, despite the box-shaped grasp.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Display
The Asus Zenfone 5Z showcase a 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, featuring in-trend notch on the top.The display quality is sharp, and the viewing angles are really great. The pictures and content look fresh — even outside.Asus Zenfone 5Z Review


Asus Zenfone 5Z Performance
The Asus Zenfone 5Z packs in Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and comes in three memory versions, 6GB + 64GB or 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB.

The Zenfone 5Z will voyage through pretty much anything you toss at it. There is no slack or lagging of any kind when put to intensive graphics oriented games.

An AI Boost helps when you require a sudden push for intensity by diverting more resources to that objective. Another AI-based component is OptiFlex, which supports to open the often used applications quicker.

The battery is another region where Asus has done some intriguing work. The battery modes such as Performance, Normal, Power Saving, and Super Saving — and various customized features

The Zenfone 5Z comes with 3300mAh battery that can be charged from zero to 100 percent in 90 minutes. The battery life is quite satisfactory and passes the day with 15-20% remaining at the end of the day after moderate usage.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z supports microSD card (sim slot) up to 2TB. The stereo speaker of Zenfone 5Z is quite loud and there is no issue during outside locations as well.


Asus Zenfone 5Z Camera

The Asus Zenfone 5Z sports a 12-megapixel primary back camera with 8-megapixel secondary camera for in-depth clicks. The primary camera has a f/1.8 aperture with autofocus.

The camera focuses rapidly and gets the picture without flaw in good light conditions. The photographs look incredible, catching great detail and outstanding colour shades.
The additional choices such as AI Scene identification and AI Photo Learning helps in better capturing experience.

The front camera also works decent and produces sharp selfies with good colour feature. In low light conditions, the screen can be used to put flash on the face.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Software performance
The ZenFone 5Z runs on Android 8.0 Oreo customized with Asus own UI layer — ZenUI. The phone is not bad in terms of software support and performance, but the company hasn't revealed any detail regarding Android Pie update.

Whether to Buy Asus Zenfone 5Z or Not?

The ZenFone 5Z was obviously meant to surpass the flagship phones. The way it delivers performance, it is sufficient to satiate all major needs. The Asus Zenfone 5Z projects as a balanced premium smartphone. In case you're searching for a mid-range leading smartphone, this is certainly one of the best choices.