Asus announced it’s first flagship device Asus Zenphone 5Z recently. Today The flagship device goes official in India at a killer price. Here is the price details and launch day offers.
The 6GB RAM and 64 GB Internal memory variant is priced at Rs.29,999 and the 8GB RAM with 128 GB internal memory will be availanle at Rs.32,999. The top variant 8GB RAM with 256GB Internal memory has the price tag of Rs.36,999. The phone will be available for purchase from July 9th.
Launch day offers:
- ICICI Card holders will get Rs.3000 cashback.
- No cost emi for all major credit cards for maximum of 12 months.
- Complete mobile protection for just Rs.499.
- Both tempered glass and back cover will be available for just Rs. 229 each
The smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2246 pixels) LCD panel display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The device also features an iPhone X like notch.
Unlike Asus Zenphone Max Pro, ZenFone 5Z runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0 and not Pure Android.
The device is powered with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, coupled with the powerful Adreno 630 GPU.
The smartphone has a 12MP with an f/1.8 aperture along with an 8MP secondary f/2.2 aperture lens. For Selfies, the device has an 8MP with f/2.0 aperture along with an 84-degree Field of View lens. AI assisstance is also available thst enhances the low light camera, power saturation, white light balance and much more
The device supports protrait mode with its secondary camera and supports face unlock too. Optical Imahe stabilization(OIS) is supported and 4k videos can be captured upti 60 fps.
Zenphone 5Z has 3300 mah battery and has USB Type C connector. The device supports fast charging as well. Company claims that fast charging is assissted with AI.
Asus Zenphone has hybrid dual sim which provides user an extra option to go for either dual sim or a micro sd memory card. A rear mounted finger print sensor is also placed at the right place where user can reach easily. The smsrtphone comes in 2 colors – Mid night blue and Meteor Silver.
Here is the hands on video of Asus zenphone 5Z
Asus The Real Killer:
Few months back Asus launched Asus Zenphone Max Pro which takes on Redmi note 5 pro. Except the front camera, the smartphone has better specs and also offered at lesser price than Redmi note 5 pro.
What is better in Asus Zenphone 5Z (Advantages or Pros) :
- Killer price: Asus Zenphone is the cheapest flagship device with Snapdragpn 845 chipset.
- AI assissted camera which Oneplus 6 is missing
- Hybrid slots that gives user to choose external memory card which is missing in mpst of the flagships including Oneplus 6.
- Specs: Asus dint compromise anything in the specs sheet. 3300 mAH battery with 6/8 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB Internal memory with the latest Chipset and GPU, Asus ticks everything correct.
To be frank Asus Zenphone 5Z is the best device from Asus and it has all the features of a flagship device.
What could have been better (Disadvantages or Cons) :
- ZenOs isnt the most impressive OS. Asus could have opted for Pure Android, which provides faster updates.
- Zenphomes has the normal IPS display. Not AMOLED , OLED or SUPER AMOLED which doesn’t has an upper hand.
- Only available in 2 colors.
- Weaker Glassy back that doesn’t look great.
After targeting the mid range King, Now Asus targets the Flagship killer. The Zenphone 5Z again provides better specs than Oneplus 6 also offered at lesser price. We all know the success formula of Oneplus -“The flagship device at an affordable price”. Asus worked on this formula in midrange and has seen some success as well. Let’s see whether the same formula works again in the flagship segment.
How Asus Zenphone 5Z performs in long time is the important aspect we have to look far. Oneplus devices provides better life and Oneplus 2 runs smoother even now without lags.
From the Specs sheet, Asus is really a killer with a killer price.