Asus ZenFone 5z

8.5/10 AVG.
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8.5/10
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The Asus ZenFone 5z currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.2"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Central

If you're looking from a value standpoint, the ZenFone 5Z is an easy sell. You're getting the same hardware as the OnePlus 6 at a lower price, and ZenUI is no longer infuriating to use. Leave it to ASUS to come up with one of the best phones of 2018.

- Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central
Fone Arena

With the Zenfone 5Z, ASUS is taking the fight to the competition. This is a really good phone at an exceptionally good price and OnePlus should be worried. Is it better than the OnePlus 6? Not quite. The camera still needs a bit of work.

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena
Business Standard

The Zenfone 5z is a power-packed proposition in the mid-range flagship segment. The phone has strengths in all areas and is the only smartphone close to challenging the OnePlus dominance. The phone’s AI engine is more than a gimmick and its system-wide implementation adds to the smooth performance o...

- Khalid Anzar, Business Standard
The Mobile Indian

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is probably the best device you can get under Rs 30,000. The phone comes loaded with an impressive design coupled with flagship-level performance. The camera does a good job most of the time and battery is mediocre.

- Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian
BGR

It is aggressively priced, comes with good cameras, a vibrant display, and it offers a good battery life. And thanks to top-notch specifications and fine-tuned software, you get the best flagship experience on budget.

- Ritesh Bendre, BGR


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Asus released the ZenFone 5z on June 13, 2018.


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


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Screen Size
6.2"

The Asus ZenFone 5z's screen size is 6.2 inches with 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128/256 GB

Internal memory is 64/128/ 256 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.

ZenFone 5z Specs

Overview
Release date June 13, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
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 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128/ 256 GB
RAM 4/6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
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 Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.565 x 0.785 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 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 2246 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.2 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. Corning Gorilla Glass
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
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 Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse, Slow motion recording (1080p at 120 fps / 720p at 240 fps)
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, f/2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZS620KL

  • 64 GB of storage variant comes with 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of storage variant comes with 6 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB of storage variant comes with 8 GB of RAM
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Critic Reviews


Android Central

A compelling alternative to the OnePlus 6

from Android Central

If you're looking from a value standpoint, the ZenFone 5Z is an easy sell. You're getting the same hardware as the OnePlus 6 at a lower price, and ZenUI is no longer infuriating to use. Leave it to ASUS to come up with one of the best phones of 2018.

Read full review

If you're looking from a value standpoint, the ZenFone 5Z is an easy sell. You're getting the same hardware as the OnePlus 6 at a lower price, and ZenUI is no longer infuriating to use. Leave it to ASUS to come up with one of the best phones of 2018.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Exceptional value for money

from Fone Arena

With the Zenfone 5Z, ASUS is taking the fight to the competition. This is a really good phone at an exceptionally good price and OnePlus should be worried. Is it better than the OnePlus 6? Not quite. The camera still needs a bit of work.

Read full review

With the Zenfone 5Z, ASUS is taking the fight to the competition. This is a really good phone at an exceptionally good price and OnePlus should be worried. Is it better than the OnePlus 6? Not quite. The camera still needs a bit of work.

Read full review

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Business Standard

Sleek, swift and power-packed mid-range smartphone

from Business Standard

The Zenfone 5z is a power-packed proposition in the mid-range flagship segment. The phone has strengths in all areas and is the only smartphone close to challenging the OnePlus dominance. The phone’s AI engine is more than a gimmick and its system-wide implementation adds to the smooth performance of the smartphone.

Read full review

The Zenfone 5z is a power-packed proposition in the mid-range flagship segment. The phone has strengths in all areas and is the only smartphone close to challenging the OnePlus dominance. The phone’s AI engine is more than a gimmick and its system-wide implementation adds to the smooth performance of the smartphone.

Read full review

Less

The Mobile Indian

Flagship-level performance along with some standout features

from The Mobile Indian

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is probably the best device you can get under Rs 30,000. The phone comes loaded with an impressive design coupled with flagship-level performance. The camera does a good job most of the time and battery is mediocre.

Read full review

The Asus Zenfone 5Z is probably the best device you can get under Rs 30,000. The phone comes loaded with an impressive design coupled with flagship-level performance. The camera does a good job most of the time and battery is mediocre.

Read full review

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BGR

Slaying the flagship killer in its own yard

from BGR

It is aggressively priced, comes with good cameras, a vibrant display, and it offers a good battery life. And thanks to top-notch specifications and fine-tuned software, you get the best flagship experience on budget.

Read full review

It is aggressively priced, comes with good cameras, a vibrant display, and it offers a good battery life. And thanks to top-notch specifications and fine-tuned software, you get the best flagship experience on budget.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

Killing the ‘flagship killer’

from Gadgets Now

At the given price, you get a smartphone that has a flagship processor, good cameras, above-average performance, a decent display and a package that is value for money. So, in all we can say: This actually kills the 'flagship killer'.

Read full review

At the given price, you get a smartphone that has a flagship processor, good cameras, above-average performance, a decent display and a package that is value for money. So, in all we can say: This actually kills the 'flagship killer'.

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TechPP

Sailing into OnePlus waters

from TechPP

It comes with great performance, a long-lasting battery, stereo speakers, decent bundled earphones, expandable storage, and a pack of AI features which do work. But it stumbles with the cameras, lacks the navigation gestures which are now defacto UX for tall screens, misses out on the OLED goodne...More

It comes with great performance, a long-lasting battery, stereo speakers, decent bundled earphones, expandable storage, and a pack of AI features which do work. But it stumbles with the cameras, lacks the navigation gestures which are now defacto UX for tall screens, misses out on the OLED goodness and is strangely struck with an older version of Android.

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NDTV

Flagship-class at a surprisingly low price

from NDTV

Asus has hit the ball right out of the park when it comes to pricing, considering that you get a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 processor, good cameras, lots of features, and AI-enhanced software. If you are looking for a powerhouse on a budget but find the OnePlus 6 to be a bit out of reach, yo...More

Asus has hit the ball right out of the park when it comes to pricing, considering that you get a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 processor, good cameras, lots of features, and AI-enhanced software. If you are looking for a powerhouse on a budget but find the OnePlus 6 to be a bit out of reach, you can choose the ZenFone 5Z, and you won’t feel like you’re settling.

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Deccan Chronicle

An impressive flagship contender

from Deccan Chronicle

If you are seeking a premium smartphone that stands out with its aesthetics, 'top notch' specifications (pun intended) and solid everyday performance, then the Zenfone 5z is definitely recommendable.

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If you are seeking a premium smartphone that stands out with its aesthetics, 'top notch' specifications (pun intended) and solid everyday performance, then the Zenfone 5z is definitely recommendable.

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Firstpost

Surprisingly, beats the OnePlus 6 and is cheaper

from Firstpost

Asus has done a fantastic job with balancing the hardware, user experience and the price with the ZenFone 5Z. It is both surprising and shocking to see a worthy competitor to the OnePlus 6, which not only competes but performs better on some fronts.

Read full review

Asus has done a fantastic job with balancing the hardware, user experience and the price with the ZenFone 5Z. It is both surprising and shocking to see a worthy competitor to the OnePlus 6, which not only competes but performs better on some fronts.

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