Asus ZenFone 5Q review

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Asus ZenFone 5Q currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Trends

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is a beautiful smartphone on the outside, but once you peek under the hood you start to realize it’s not as impressive — especially for $300. There are plenty of other midrange smartphones on the market with the same processor, but better cameras, and more recent software.

- Brenda Stolyar, Digital Trends
Android Headlines

The ASUS ZenFone 5Q is a pretty interesting device. Like many smartphones in this category, it doesn’t check all of the boxes, but it does get most of the important things right. Which includes the camera, battery life and display quality. Using this phone for taking photos outside on vacation has b...

- Alexander Maxham, Android Headlines
Android Police

I have to wonder if Asus is out of its mind with the Zenfone 5Q. For what it is, it's ridiculously over-priced at $300, especially in comparison to the Moto G6 and Nokia 6.1, its biggest competitors (in the West).

- Jordan Palmer, Android Police
Tom's Guide

With the ZenFone 5Q, Asus has produced yet another reasonable proposition for budget buyers, with speedy performance for the price and a long-lasting (albeit slow-charging) battery. And once again, it's hampered by a laundry list of features that look good on paper but mean almost nothing in the rea...

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
PhoneArena

The Asus Zenfone 5Q turns out to be a pretty solid performer. Asus’s push for capable photography continues to impress us with its results, and efficiency in the OS has led to improved battery life – something Zenfones have shown a distinct need for in the past.

- Corey Gaskin, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Asus released the ZenFone 5Q on June 27, 2018.


Asus backs up the ZenFone 5Q with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your ZenFone 5Q has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Asus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Asus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Asus ZenFone 5Q's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 1800 minutes.

ZenFone 5Q Specs

Overview
Release date June 27, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.442 W/kg
Body: 1.481 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1800 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Midnight Black, Rouge Red, Moonlight White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.052 x 7.606 x 0.775 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168.3 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera, 120° wide-angle), HDR, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, Aperture f/2.0, front camera flash, HDR, Dual camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera, 120° wide-angle)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (ASUS WebStorage)
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZenFone 5 Lite, ZC600KL

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Digital Trends

Beautiful design, but features aren’t as impressive

from Digital Trends

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is a beautiful smartphone on the outside, but once you peek under the hood you start to realize it’s not as impressive — especially for $300. There are plenty of other midrange smartphones on the market with the same processor, but better cameras, and more recent software.

Read full review

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is a beautiful smartphone on the outside, but once you peek under the hood you start to realize it’s not as impressive — especially for $300. There are plenty of other midrange smartphones on the market with the same processor, but better cameras, and more recent software.

Read full review

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Android Headlines

An affordable yet capable smartphone

from Android Headlines

The ASUS ZenFone 5Q is a pretty interesting device. Like many smartphones in this category, it doesn’t check all of the boxes, but it does get most of the important things right. Which includes the camera, battery life and display quality. Using this phone for taking photos outside on vacation...More

The ASUS ZenFone 5Q is a pretty interesting device. Like many smartphones in this category, it doesn’t check all of the boxes, but it does get most of the important things right. Which includes the camera, battery life and display quality. Using this phone for taking photos outside on vacation has been a great experience, especially with its wide-angle camera.

Read full review

Less

Android Police

Pretty on the outside, but full of questionable decisions

from Android Police

I have to wonder if Asus is out of its mind with the Zenfone 5Q. For what it is, it's ridiculously over-priced at $300, especially in comparison to the Moto G6 and Nokia 6.1, its biggest competitors (in the West).

Read full review

I have to wonder if Asus is out of its mind with the Zenfone 5Q. For what it is, it's ridiculously over-priced at $300, especially in comparison to the Moto G6 and Nokia 6.1, its biggest competitors (in the West).

Read full review

Less

Tom's Guide

Unpolished software keeps it from being our favorite handset

from Tom's Guide

With the ZenFone 5Q, Asus has produced yet another reasonable proposition for budget buyers, with speedy performance for the price and a long-lasting (albeit slow-charging) battery. And once again, it's hampered by a laundry list of features that look good on paper but mean almost nothing in the real world.

Read full review

With the ZenFone 5Q, Asus has produced yet another reasonable proposition for budget buyers, with speedy performance for the price and a long-lasting (albeit slow-charging) battery. And once again, it's hampered by a laundry list of features that look good on paper but mean almost nothing in the real world.

Read full review

Less

PhoneArena

One of the best phones you can get around the $300 price point

from PhoneArena

The Asus Zenfone 5Q turns out to be a pretty solid performer. Asus’s push for capable photography continues to impress us with its results, and efficiency in the OS has led to improved battery life – something Zenfones have shown a distinct need for in the past.

Read full review

The Asus Zenfone 5Q turns out to be a pretty solid performer. Asus’s push for capable photography continues to impress us with its results, and efficiency in the OS has led to improved battery life – something Zenfones have shown a distinct need for in the past.

Read full review

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