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Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30


Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30
Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30 (Zenfone Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8 x 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Graphics adapter
12 GB 
6.40 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, glossy: yes
512 GB UFS
Card Reader: 2 TB microSD
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 159.1 x 75.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.26 x 2.97 in)
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30

[Review] Asus Zenfone 6: a câmera Transformer com bom custo-benefício
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Attractive price; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2020
Recensione Asus Zenfone 6 30 Edition: esclusivo, 30 mesi garanzia e 12GB di RAM
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2019
Review ASUS Zenfone 6 – un flagship corect pe care eu l-as cumpara oricand
Source: Arena IT →EN version
Positive: Low price; high performance; great built quality. Negative: The location of fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2020


Model: If you want to feel special by just having a smartphone, here is your chance. Asus is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a signature smartphone, called Zenfone 6 Edition 30.

Is there anything new compared to what we already have in hand? I mean compared to current Zenfone 6 models. Only 2 things. More RAM and more storage. That is the only difference from the hardware point of view. Then what is the point you might wonder? It is exclusivity. There will be only 3,000 units manufactured. Even if this does not sound too much exclusive, it is still somewhat limited. What will you get in return? A special box, a card that will give you VIP priority for repairs and customer service as well as 30 month guarantee. Since pricing it not yet announced as the time of this article, it would be very hard for me to make a comment on this. In order to justify this purchase, there has to be a purpose behind it. Paying for something more just for a special box and 30 month of guarantee is just not okay to me. There are a few reasons behind it. First of all, given the competition on the market, in 2 years there will be already better models with better configs, cameras etc. Even today’s flagship models will become average in 24 months. So, extended warranty may not mean much in this sense. Increased storage and RAM can resonate better to justify the price once it is announced.

Who should buy this special model then? If you are a collector or if you are an Asus fan, I would say go for it. It can be a special gift to someone as well. But other than that if you don’t think you would need the extra 4 GB RAM and 256 GB space over the regular Zenfone 6, it would be money wasted. For some, it can even be a status symbol, but maybe for a very limited time.

I am not criticizing the value of the smartphone or anything else, overall the Zenfone 6 is a great phone with all its features and what it brings to the table. But, this Zenfone 6 Edition 30 should not be seen as a regular model. It is an anniversary model. Therefore it has to be handled differently. If you are planning to use it everyday, then it may just be extra money spent for a phone. If you are just going to get it for your collection, sure it makes sense to me.

If I were to buy this model, I would not use it. Just keep it and maybe sell it after 20 years? I am pretty sure there will be some interest. Otherwise, just for a daily usage a Zenfone 6 is more than capable.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs).

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.

SD 855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09-25 (Update: 2019-09-25)