Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 6 Edition 30
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Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2019
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.
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