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Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.2 inch 19:9, 2246 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive , SuperIPS, DCI-P3, SuperIPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 400 GB (SIM 2 slot), Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 153 x 75.65 ( = 0.3 x 6.02 x 2.98 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual-camera 12 MP (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12 mm, 1/4", 1.12 µm), 6p lens
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 24 mm, 1/4", 1.12 µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.06% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 72 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 92%, features: 90%, display: 85% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL

New ZenFone 5Z Camera Update Makes An Already Good Camera Great
Source: Unbox English
It’s 10K more expensive than the regular version, but is it worth it? It’s been quite a few weeks since we first took possession of ASUS’ budget flagship, the ZenFone 5z. Since then we’ve spent quite a bit of time with it, along with the phone’s other budget competitors in extensive real-world tests and usage. … Continue reading.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z review: The ‘flagship killer’ killer (Updated with video!)
Source: Android Authority English
The ZenFone 5Z was clearly aimed to kill the “flagship killer,” the OnePlus 6. At 29,999 (~$430) rupees in India for the base variant, it undercuts the OnePlus 6 by a big 5,000 rupees. With the performance it pulls, the base variant is good enough for most people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
75% Asus ZenFone 5Z Review: Great, but not for everyone
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Asus ZenFone 5Z lacks some tools smartphone users might find essential in a device. First, the phone doesn't feature IP68 water resistance. And the lack of water resistance is something that some users may consider an immediate dismissal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Asus Zenfone 5z review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Asus ZenFone 5z may just be one of the most underappreciated phones around. It's built well, it has an excellent display, it performs like a bat out of hell and has more software features than you can count. We wish the primary camera quality was better (although the wide-angle secondary camera is much appreciated) and Asus isn't really known for keeping up with the latest Android updates.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2018
80% Asus ZenFone 5Z Review: The Next Great Android Bargain Is Here
Source: Tom's Guide English
Asus has put together a formidable rival to the OnePlus 6 in the ZenFone 5Z. But a derivative design and clunky software keep it from being the best.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 5Z review: The ‘flagship killer’ killer
Source: Android Authority English
The Asus Zenfone 5Z has all the elements of a flagship smartphone — there’s top-of-the-line specifications sheet, pretty good camera, interesting software additions, as well as a neat looking chassis — and all that at almost a steal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z Review – Another flagship phone slayer?
Source: Manila Shaker English
This flagship smartphone of Asus may be one of the smartphones that gave us good visual display. Aside from that is its speed as it is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which is a good thing for gaming and other tasks that maximize CPU and GPU of the phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2018
89% Asus Zenfone 5Z Review
Source: Gadget Diary English
The Zenfone 5Z is an amazing phone and stands as a worthy competitor to OnePlus 6 and LG G7+ ThinQ. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option is priced at Rs. 29,999 which is definitely a great deal for people looking for a flagship smartphone where the same configuration from OnePlus is priced at Rs. 34,999. It comes with great cameras, a great looking display and a lot of other goods that make this phone worth the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 92% display: 92% mobility: 85% workmanship: 91%
78% Asus ZenFone 5Z Review
Source: Phone Arena English
In totality, the sacrifices on this phone are mostly minimal; the ZenFone 5Z is a device you won’t regret buying – especially considering how much you can save in buying a phone of such capability with the few shortcomings it has.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL review - All hail the new Affordable AI-powered flagship killer
Source: Tech Nave English
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL looks good and performs even better. While the overall ZenUI experience is a bit rougher than the midrange ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL, the RM1899 price to performance of the ZenFone 5Z blows practically any other smartphone out of the water. As ASUS gear themselves up for the higher-end gaming oriented ROG Phone, the ZenFone 5Z could well be the company’s answer to flagship-level gaming performance for the masses at a super affordable price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2018
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Price + Availability Leaks CONFIRMED!
Source: Tech ARP English
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z smartphone is almost here! We had earlier shared the leaked price of the 6GB ZenFone 5Z. We can now confirm the ASUS ZenFone 5Z price and availability of both the 6GB and 8GB models! Check out the full details below!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2018
80% Asus Zenfone 5Z review: Affordable alternative to the OnePlus 6
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Despite a few shortcomings, Asus Zenfone 5Z is pretty impressive. It doesn’t outshine OnePlus 6 in various departments such as low-light photography and UI, but can be an affordable alternative to the OnePlus flagship phone. We believe the base model is also good enough as there’s a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% ASUS ZenFone 5Z review: A compelling alternative to the OnePlus 6
Source: Android Central English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus Zenfone 5Z review: Killing the ‘flagship killer’
Source: Gadget Show English
Like we said earlier, Asus’ 'Make in India' plans seem to be slowly bearing fruits in the form of competitive price tags for its devices. This not just brings the brand back into the race but also makes it grab the pole position in the Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 segment. 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'.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2018
ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review
Source: Fone Arena English
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. The display is no slouch but is just very slightly superseded by the one on the OnePlus 6. All of that can easily be negated though if you are on a budget. Priced under Rs. 30,000, the Asus Zenfone 5Z is exceptional value for money and gives you so much for phone for your buck.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
70% Asus Zenfone 5Z Review: Affordable flagship with good performance
Source: The Indian Express English
At a starting price of Rs 29,999 with 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage, Asus Zenfone 5Z is one of the viable alternatives for OnePlus 6. It also happens to be the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone currently available in India. The performance is great, and the phone sports a premium design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review
Source: Techniqued English
Priced at Rs 29,999 for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB Storage, the ASUS Zenfone 5Z is a terrific deal especially with great design and build quality, good cameras, excellent performance, and improved Zen UI. If you are looking for a great premium flagship device which gives you great value for money, then, without doubt, the Zenfone 5Z is totally worth the money. The device will be available exclusively on Flipkart.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Review
Source: Yugatech English
So is the ZenFone 5Z just the 5 on steroids? The answer is obvious. Almost all of the features of the 5Z are taken from its mid-range sibling, from software to design. While that’s not at all bad since the ZenFone 5 is a commendable device, we expected a little bit more for the added price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2018
90% Asus Zenfone 5Z Review: Surprisingly, Beats The Oneplus 6 And Is Cheaper!
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Better value for money than the OnePlus 6, but it all depends on whether you prefer ZenUI or OxygenOS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Review – OnePlus 6 Killer
Source: Mobygyaan English
ASUS has been working on with the ZenFone 5Z to defeat the unbeaten OnePlus 6, and they are quite successful with it. The ZenFone 5Z, offering the same specs, is Rs 5,000 less than the OnePlus 6 which makes it worthy opponent and for those who are looking for the best Qualcomm chip on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z Review: 'Honey, I killed the competition'
Source: The Mobile Indian English
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. However, what makes it stand out from the crowd is the AI-centric features. To conclude, if you are looking for a device that gives you flagship-level performance along with some standout features then Asus Zenfone 5Z is the device for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018
97% Asus Zenfone 5Z review (in Hindi) – Killer of Flagship Killer!
Source: Gogi.in English
Here is Asus Zenfone 5z review. This handset competes with the Flagship killer the OnePlus 6. This review covers the handset performance, gaming, camera quality with samples and battery life. No doubt the 5Z is competing with the OnePlus 6, but does the features and the price make it a better option?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 97%
90% Asus ZenFone 5Z Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone 5Z is priced starting at Rs. 29,999 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which we reviewed. The higher variants with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and the other with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage are priced at Rs. 32,999 and Rs.36,999 respectively. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
86% Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone 5z does almost everything right. From the top-notch hardware to a stunningly bright display (albeit with a notch), but most importantly it's the price of the phone that is the best part about it. The Zenfone 5z with its Rs 29,999 starting price makes the OnePlus 6 look like an expensive flagship in comparison.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% Asus ZenFone 5Z review: The OnePlus 6 killer?
Source: India Today English
The Asus ZenFone 5Z is the best phone to buy under Rs 30,000. It is the best phone to buy under Rs 35,000 as well. But most importantly, it is the first (and only) phone in the market right now that should make OnePlus (and Nokia and Motorola) very nervous.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
ASUS ZenFone 5Z Hands-on and First Impressions
Source: Mobygyaan English
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z is retailed at Rs 29,999 for 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant while the other two variants 6 GB + 128 GB and 8 GB + 256 GB are priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 36,999. As far as the availability goes, you can get in on Flipkart.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z First Impressions: A Knight in shining armour!
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Asus Zenfone 5Z is a headline grabber for its hardware specs, but the AI features are not bad at all, actually helping you to simplify your daily user experience. While we reserve final comment on the cameras, the fact remains that with these specs, this phone is right up against the best , be it the One Plus 6 or the Honor 10.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z Unboxing and first Impression, cheaper than OnePlus 6 priced Rs. 29,999
Source: Gogi.in English
Asus today launched the much awaited Zenfone 5Z. The specifications were already known the only thing that everyone was waiting for was the price, however a day before the price was leaked and today everyone were waiting for the confirmation if the price was indeed the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2018
ASUS Zenfone 5Z: First Look: The Extreme Performer
Source: PC Quest English
Today, ASUS launched its all-new ZenFone 5Z. The beautiful smartphone is the latest entry to ASUS flagship series. It has some interesting features in its AI-powered camera to look forward to.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2018
Asus ZenFone 5Z
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus ZenFone 5Z is an unlocked phone with a slick 19:9 display, top-tier specs, and an AI-powered camera that could give the OnePlus 6 a run for its money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2018
ASUS ZenFone 5z Review: Yet Another Flagship Killer?
Source: Unbox English
The ASUS ZenFone 5z looks like a killer deal on paper, considering it’s from a company that’s not exactly known for their affordable flagships. With a decent set of cameras, powerful hardware and good-looking exterior, the ASUS ZenFone 5z is a solid choice if you’re looking for a flagship that won’t go past 30K.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2018
ASUS ZenFone 5z Unboxing, First Impressions: Promise Fulfilled
Source: Unbox English
We suggest you wait for our full review before you commit to getting one, but if you really want one you can head over here to pre-order your own until June 17. You’ll be getting a couple of freebies with the phone, specifically a soft case, JBL T450 headset and a ZenPower Slim 3000 power bank with every purchase. The phone is priced at an affordable 29,995.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2018
Opinion: If the ASUS ZenFone 5Z coming in June is below RM2.2K, will it be the most value-priced flagship killer?
Source: Tech Nave English
At this point, the upcoming OnePlus 6 has quite a lot of catching up to do because if the Mi Mix 2s doesn't come to Malaysia in June, the ZenFone 5Z will take over the mantle of flagship killer instead, especially as rumours from industry experts indicate that ASUS could have learned their lesson from the previously somewhat overpriced ZenFone 4 series. This could mean that they'll be bringing in their 8GB RAM + 256GB storage version or that the price for the ZenFone 5Z could actually dip below RM2K. How much do you think the ASUS ZenFone 5Z will cost in Malaysia? How much would you pay for it? Stay tuned to TechNave.com.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/05/2018
Asus ZenFone 5z and ZenFone 5 (2018) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Asus might be the first mainstream manufacturer to emulate Apple’s iPhone X notch on Android, but it won’t be the last. Whether or not people like this new direction, they’re sure to be talking about it, and that’s what Asus needs. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for news of when the Asus ZenFone 5 and 5z are going to launch in India, and what their prices will be. We’ll also have full reviews complete with rundowns of the cameras, batteries, and overall performance of each model.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2018
Asus Zenfone 5, 5z, 5 Lite hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Tempting pricing is what probably raises the potential for success of the new Asus Zenfones. The Zenfone 5 and 5z impress with notched full-screens and well-specked main camera, while the Lite model has not three but four cameras and a trendy screen. The Max (M1) brings long-lasting Oreo experience and dual-camera on the cheap.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2018
Asus ZenFone 5 & 5Z Hands On: Following the Trend
Source: Lowyat.net English
In retrospect, the new ZenFone 5 phones are really Asus’ most exciting phones yet. They’re well-designed – albeit not very original – they look and feel premium, and their software is quite possibly Asus’ most polished version of Android yet.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z hands on: More than just an iPhone X lookalike
Source: It Pro English
The Zenfone 5Z is, without question, the most impressive smartphone that Asus has ever put out. Yes, it may look like an iPhone X knock-off at first glance, but look under the hood and you'll find one of MWC's most impressive smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018

Foreign Reviews

88% Asus Zenfone 5Z
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
91% ASUS Zenfone 5Z der wahre Flaggschiff-Killer!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 99% display: 89% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Das günstigste Smartphone mit dem neuen Snapdragon 845
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2018
Asus Zenfone 5Z
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
98% ASUS Zenfone 5Z
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 98%
Análisis del Asus Zenfone 5Z: La sorpresa del año
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice design; decent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2018
Análisis previo del Asus Zenfone 5Z, un móvil top por menos de 500 euros
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; powerful hardware; great built quality; high performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2018
85% Review – Asus Zenfone 5Z
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
0% Recensione Asus Zenfone 5Z by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2018
Rating: price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 5Z: specifiche di fascia alta a un prezzo accessibile
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 83% features: 90% display: 84% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 80%
85% Recensione ZENFONE 5Z
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 86% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 79%
85% ASUS Zenfone 5Z, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 5Z, Snapdragon 845 fa la differenza
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Preview Asus Zenfone 5Z by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; decent hardware; good cameras; beautiful design; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2018
ASUS Zenfone 5z recensione: ecco il vero top di gamma
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; decent display; solid workmanship. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2018
75% Review: Asus Zenfone 5Z – te weinig, te laat
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Asus Zenfone 5Z review: sterke subtopper
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Review ASUS Zenfone 5Z: supersnelle krachtpatser staat zijn mannetje
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus Zenfone 5Z - Zenfone in vijfde versnelling
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 5(Z) preview: niet origineel, wel goed
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Test de l’Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) : un haut de gamme à bon prix
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100%
70% Test Du Asus Zenfone 5Z : Un Snapdragon 845 Avant Tout
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Test Du Asus Zenfone 5Z : Un Snapdragon 845, Et Puis C'Est Tout
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Prise en main du Asus ZenFone 5Z : un Snapdragon 845 plus accessible que la concurrence
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; good price / performance ratio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2018
86% Recenzja Asusa Zenfone 5Z i porównanie do Zenfone’a 5. Jak bardzo odczuwalne jest 400 złotych różnicy w cenie?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Recenzja Asus Zenfone 5Z. OnePlus-killer w trudnym starciu z rzeczywistością
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; beautiful design; nice screen; fast system; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; combined slot; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Asus ZenFone 5Z incelemesi
Source: Teknokulis TR→EN
Positive: Fast system; nice cameras; decent display. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Обзор смартфона Asus ZenFone 5Z: поумневший флагман
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice display; decent cameras; good speakers; quick charging; attractive price. Negative: Combined slot; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2018
Đánh Giá Chi Tiết Asus Zenfone 5Z: Mức Giá Hợp Lý Cho Cấu Hình Mạnh Mẽ
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; good price; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2018
Preview Asus Zenfone 5z – Snapdragon 845 Termurah?
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent cameras; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2018
83% Test: Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test: Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Asus Zenfone 5Z testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 5z: Prispressat flaggskepp – med topprestanda
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review ASUS Zenfone 5z – un flagship despre care lumea nu vorbeste
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; good price; high autonomy; nice dual cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2018

Comment

Model:

One could argue that the Asus Zenfone series was one of the pioneers in the affordable smartphone category. The Zenfone 2, in particular, sparked the “Cheap and Good” trend among smartphones. But with so much competition from various Chinese companies, Asus has been losing its market share in this category since the Zenfone 3. The Zenfone 5 is set to make a comeback for Asus into the top seller league. As with previous generations, Asus has used the same name for all their 2018 models. They all sit under the Zenfone 5 name, but defer in terms of target buyers and specs. The Zenfone 5Z sits at the top of the chain of  2018 models. Covering almost the entire frontal part of the phone is a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display has quite high brightness and is really good, despite not being an AMOLED display. It comes in the latest 19:9 aspect ratio, and the top part has a notch that covers a slight portion of the display. Just like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro and various other new devices, the notch takes a bit of time to get used to. However, it is necessary to maximize the display on a smaller device. The body of the Zenfone 5Z is made of aluminium and glass, giving it a sleek and neat look. The back of the device has a metal shine to it. The entire phone weighs 155 grams and measures 7.9 mm in thickness.

The smartphone comes with the latest processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845, also seen in most of the current flagship devices such as the OnePlus 6 and Samsung Galaxy S9. The processor is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU, ready for some serious gaming. The Zenfone 5Z comes with various memory configurations to choose from. For built-in memory, buyers can choose between 64 GB, 128 GB and even 256 GB of storage. This is paired with either 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. The second sim-card slot of this phone can be used to expand the device’s storage by up to 512 GB. In the camera department, the Zenfone 5Z comes with a dual-camera setup consisting of a 12MP and an 8MP shooter. It features dual LED flash, 4K video recording and HDR mode. The selfie camera is a single 8MP unit with Full-HD video recording capabilities. Initial reports on the cameras are not so great when compared to other flagship devices. However, this could improve with some app updates. Other features of the device include the latest Bluetooth 5.0, which allows multiple simultaneous connections; a rear mounted fingerprint sensor; USB Type-C for charging and data transfer; and a 3300mAh battery to power it all. The Zenfone 5Z is also equipped with two speakers for clearer and richer sound effect and a traditional 3.5mm earphone jack for personal music playback. Like its predecessors, the Zenfone 5Z has managed to squeeze a lot into a very affordable price tag. However, the competition is tough, and there are many other choices out there from Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo that can come close to it.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.2":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.155 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


81.06%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-03-22 (Update: 2018-03-22)