Asus ZenFone 5

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9/10
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The Asus ZenFone 5 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


Techgoondu

That innovative spark seems missing in the ZenFone 5. Instead, Asus has resorted to designs like the notch (as are many Android phone makers, sadly) and struggled to keep up with rivals such as Huawei and Nokia in terms camera prowess. The Taiwanese company needs a more competitive phone that can ch...

- Wilson Wong, Techgoondu
DxOMark

It might not be for you if you rely on good-quality zoom images, but it comes with an excellent autofocus system, and delivers good image quality with excellent dynamic range in bright light across all shooting situations.

- Lars Rehm, DxOMark
TechRadar

Asus has made an incredibly beautiful looking device here and if the pricing is right, it could be a flagship competitor to watch out for. That said, it does look like one particular phone already on the market.

- James Peckham, TechRadar
Tech Advisor

The phone looks beautiful - even if we mostly have Apple to thank for that - and if it can deliver on performance it could be a very serious contender in the mid-range market.

- Dominic Preston, Tech Advisor
Pocket-lint

The ZenFone 5 won't be to everyone's taste, but the design is excellent and there's some great tech at work here. We're expecting it to be competitively priced, too.

- Dan Grabham, Pocket-lint


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Asus released the ZenFone 5 on April 12, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Asus ZenFone 5 user manual here.


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


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Screen Size
6.2"

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

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 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 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 1500 minutes, 1020 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

ZenFone 5 Specs

Overview
Release date April 12, 2018
Regions available 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 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.04 W/kg
Body: 0.37 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 Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 780 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
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 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, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
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 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/ 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 Formats
MPEG-4
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 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
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZenFone 5 (2018), ZE620KL

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Critic Reviews


Techgoondu

Goes for the tried and tested

from Techgoondu

That innovative spark seems missing in the ZenFone 5. Instead, Asus has resorted to designs like the notch (as are many Android phone makers, sadly) and struggled to keep up with rivals such as Huawei and Nokia in terms camera prowess. The Taiwanese company needs a more competitive phone that ca...More

That innovative spark seems missing in the ZenFone 5. Instead, Asus has resorted to designs like the notch (as are many Android phone makers, sadly) and struggled to keep up with rivals such as Huawei and Nokia in terms camera prowess. The Taiwanese company needs a more competitive phone that can challenge in the mid-end segment that has become a cut-throat business.

Read full review

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DxOMark

Good camera performance in the mid-range segment

from DxOMark

It might not be for you if you rely on good-quality zoom images, but it comes with an excellent autofocus system, and delivers good image quality with excellent dynamic range in bright light across all shooting situations.

Read full review

It might not be for you if you rely on good-quality zoom images, but it comes with an excellent autofocus system, and delivers good image quality with excellent dynamic range in bright light across all shooting situations.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Just like an Android-toting iPhone X

from TechRadar

Asus has made an incredibly beautiful looking device here and if the pricing is right, it could be a flagship competitor to watch out for. That said, it does look like one particular phone already on the market.

Read full review

Asus has made an incredibly beautiful looking device here and if the pricing is right, it could be a flagship competitor to watch out for. That said, it does look like one particular phone already on the market.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

Android iPhone X lookalike

from Tech Advisor

The phone looks beautiful - even if we mostly have Apple to thank for that - and if it can deliver on performance it could be a very serious contender in the mid-range market.

Read full review

The phone looks beautiful - even if we mostly have Apple to thank for that - and if it can deliver on performance it could be a very serious contender in the mid-range market.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

There's so much to like

from Pocket-lint

The ZenFone 5 won't be to everyone's taste, but the design is excellent and there's some great tech at work here. We're expecting it to be competitively priced, too.

Read full review

The ZenFone 5 won't be to everyone's taste, but the design is excellent and there's some great tech at work here. We're expecting it to be competitively priced, too.

Read full review

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Stuff

There’s a lot more here than simple imitation

from Stuff

Get past the iPhone-inspired looks and there’s lots to like about the ZenFone 5. It’s got capable cameras, a simplified OS and makes clever use of its modest hardware.

Read full review

Get past the iPhone-inspired looks and there’s lots to like about the ZenFone 5. It’s got capable cameras, a simplified OS and makes clever use of its modest hardware.

Read full review

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