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Asus ZenFone 7 Pro: An overview of the results

The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro flip camera has a resolution of up to 64 MP and can record videos at 8K and 30 fps.
The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro flip camera has a resolution of up to 64 MP and can record videos at 8K and 30 fps.
Like its predecessor, the ZenFone 6, the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro is equipped with a flip camera that removes the need for a display notch. This time, the resolution has been increased from 48 to 64 MP and expanded to include three lenses. The ZenFone 7 Pro also offers several other new and improved features.
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Asus has taken the success that was the ZenFone 6 and reworked it in several areas. Instead of the 6.4 inch IPS display, the ZenFone 7 Pro now features an AMOLED display with 6.67 inches and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The ZenFone 6 only offered 60 Hz. The AMOLED display is very good and has precise colors and high luminosity - we measured a maximum of 993 nits - which makes it very suitable for outdoor use.   

Improved flip camera

The Asus ZenFone 7 Pro's showstopper is its flip camera. While the ZenFone 6 had to make do with two lenses and a maximum of 48 MP, the main camera now has a resolution of 64 MP. The main camera is a Sony IMX686 lens (ZenFone 6: Sony IMX586) with an F/1.8 aperture and an optical image stabilizer (OIS).

The camera trio is completed by the 12-MP ultra-wide angle lens Sony IMX363 and the 8-MP telephoto lens Omnivision OV08A, equipped with 3x zoom and OIS. Video recordings in particular benefit from this setup. They turn out very steady and (much like the photos) are of good quality in good lighting. 

The ZenFone 7 Pro now also features an "angle sensor" which lets you flip the camera not only to 180°, but also to one of three preset angles, e.g. 45°, 90° or 135°. In addition to that, the lens can be opened to any angle by pressing the volume buttons, which makes for unusual photos. The panorama mode makes use of this function, so that the camera basically does all of the work by itself.   

Users need not worry that the camera mechanism will stop working sooner rather than later according to Asus. Apparently, the flip camera should be able to open and close up to 200 000 times, which is equivalent to almost 110 "flips" a day for five years. If you use the included "Active Case" cover you can also prevent the camera from flipping open with a slide switch. The smartphone recognizes the switch and doesn't even try to start the mechanism.

Worse battery life despite the same battery

The battery capacity of 5000 mAh is the same as that of its predecessor. However, its energy needs have risen considerably. The ZenFone 7 Pro needs to catch its breath a lot sooner during our test and cannot keep up with its high-end competitors including the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, the OnePlus 8T and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, despite all of them having a smaller battery. 

You can read our detailed review of the Asus ZenFone 7 Pro here. 

The opening angle of the flip camera can be adjusted manually, for example to 90° rather than the standard 180°. This enables users to take pictures from unusual perspectives
The opening angle of the flip camera can be adjusted manually, for example to 90° rather than the standard 180°. This enables users to take pictures from unusual perspectives

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Manuel Masiero, 2020-10-30 (Update: 2020-10-28)
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Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Review Editor
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.