Asus ZenFone 7 Pro: An overview of the results
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.
Asus ZenFone 7 Pro Review