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Asus Zenfone 9

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Asus Zenfone 9
Asus Zenfone 9 (Zenfone Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
5.90 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 446 PPI, capacitive touchscreen , AMOLED , glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 218 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n12/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 146.5 x 68.1 ( = 0.36 x 5.77 x 2.68 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/​1.9, OIS) + 12 MP (f/​2.2, wide angle lens), camera2API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/​2.45)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo , Keyboard: onscreen, USB power adapter, USB cable, phone case, SIM tool, ZenUI, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, fanless, waterproof
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 108 g ( = 3.81 oz / 0.24 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.05% - good
Average of 49 scores (from 69 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 92%, features: 81%, display: 90% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 9

88.6% Asus Zenfone 9 review - Light 5G smartphone almost without any alternative with its compact size | Notebookcheck
The Asus Zenfone 9 is particularly attractive with its compact design. At the same time, the Asus smartphone also offers very powerful hardware with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 16 GB of RAM, and a gimbal main camera. Find out in our review whether a purchase of the lightweight smartphone is worthwhile.
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Small in stature, big on personality
Source: Android Authority English
Still, the Zenfone 9’s unique design, compact size, Bluetooth and audio features (including a headphone jack!), and hardware gestures combine to offer a package that does enough differently to warrant your attention. Asus’ minimal Android skin is paired with customizable gestures to make the phone your own without cluttering up the interface. Performance is swift while battery life is long enough to cover essential day-to-day tasks with no problem, but this isn’t a phone built to convert the big-screen power user. The Zenfone 9 is a fine little handset, even if it’s not quite fully fleshed out with the necessary features for the price Asus is asking. The lack of wireless charging, middling dual camera setup, and single storage capacity should give you pause for thought. You can easily find more hardware for your buck on today’s market, and most other phones will be kept up to date much longer, though they might take up a bit more space in your pocket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Zenfone 9 Review: A Small Device With Big Performance
Source: Hot Hardware English
Although it’s not the perfect “small” device, and there is a lot of stiff competition at its price points, we really like the ASUS Zenfone 9 and also like the direction ASUS took with this phone. The Zenfone 9’s performance is stellar, it takes very good photos, battery life is good, the textured back provides excellent grip, and the small form factor and gesture controls make it ideally suited for one-handed use. ASUS obviously put a lot of thought into the design and features of the Zenfone 9. For users in the market for a smaller phone, the only real caveats to consider are the lack of a true telephoto camera and wireless charging. We suspect, however, those two things aren’t going to be deal breakers for many folks. The ASUS Zenfone 9 has a starting MSRP of $699 for the 8GB/128GB model, while the 16GB/256GB model we tested here is priced at $799. Order one between today and October 15th as part of ASUS’s pre-order promotion and the company will throw in a set of ROG Cetra True wireless headphones (a $99 value). There are some excellent devices, like the Galaxy S22 and OnePlus 10T available in the Zenfone 9’s price range that offer some additional features, not to mention devices like the Pixel 6, though the Pixel doesn’t perform nearly as well. Still, all of those devices are either bigger or have some caveats of their own.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2022
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Pint-sized powerhouse
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is one of the most enjoyable-to-use Android phones I've reviewed all year. Its new design is fresh and appealing, performance is blistering, and its compact body will come as a sweet relief to anyone who bemoans the ballooning state of modern Android flagships. Any iPhone users looking to make the switch to Android, meanwhile, will struggle to find a phone that makes the transition any easier. It’s not without its flaws, however, and there’s definite room for improvement. The Zenfone 9 arguably either needs to be a little cheaper, or it needs a little more refinement for its newly elevated asking price. That design, while sharp from most angles, falls short from the front, and the phone lacks wireless charging. Meanwhile the camera, while mostly solid and impressively steady, isn’t top of its class, and throws up some weird artefacts in low-light shooting. It’s still a hugely impressive effort, however, and a phone that faces very little competition within its pint-sized flagship niche.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus Zenfone 9 Review: One For The Small Phone Superfans
Source: The Verge English
That pleasantness extends to the experience of using the phone to do day-to-day things. It feels responsive and polished. The built-in speakers are better than average. If I forget to charge my wireless earbuds, I can just plug in wired headphones. The power button even does what it’s supposed to when you hold it down for Pete’s sake! Realistically, the Zenfone 9 is destined for cult classic status in the US. It doesn’t work on all carriers in the US, and the American public has spoken loud and clear that it wants big phones. For not much more money, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is a better choice for most people, with broad carrier support, a telephoto camera on every model, and a solid five-year security support policy to back it all up. I just hope that something like the Zenfone 9 can remain an option in our current duopoly for small phone superfans like me.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Ausdroid Reviews: ASUS Zenfone 9 – where high-end meets a compact form
Source: Ausdroid English
In terms of availability and pricing, ASUS haven’t provided any details, retail pricing or availability for the Zenfone 9, however, it is Ausdroids understanding that the Zenfone 9 could be around the same if not similar pricing to the current Zenfone 8 device of 2021. If it is the same price or at least close to, then it could be worth it but without pricing, I honestly can’t say either way if it is worth forking out for the Zenfone 9.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 9 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Asus launched the Asus Zenfone 9 smartphone in July 2022 with an expected price of $815 (Rs 64,490 in India) approx. The design of the Zenfone 9 is similar to the design language of Apple and Huawei smartphones. The device features a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display with up to a 120Hz refresh rate and 1100 nits brightness. It has 445-pixel density and HDR10+ support. The smartphone is powered by a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The chipset is paired with up to 8GB to 16GB RAM and 128GB to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. As for the camera section, the Zenfone 9 has a dual camera setup on the back with a 50 MP primary sensor with a 12MPultrawide lens. On the front, the Zenfone 9 comes with a 12MP selfie camera that has snappy autofocus. The main camera can record video at 8K 24fps with Gyro-EIS and the selfie camera can 4K at 30fps. The smartphone will be available in Black, Red, Blue, and Silver color variants. Lastly, the device provides a Li-Po 4300 mAh battery capacity with 30W fast charging support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2022
Asus Zenfone 9 review: The small phone of choice
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is the compact phone of choice, making few compromises to deliver a flagship experience in a smaller package. There's plenty of power and performance, with good cameras only marred by the lack of telephoto. The design is attractive and the build is quality, including waterproofing. Still, the phone is let down through the software - bloat and app duplication are compounded by relatively short support, with only two years of updates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2022
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Pint-sized powerhouse
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is one of the most enjoyable-to-use Android phones I've reviewed all year. Its new design is fresh and appealing, performance is blistering, and its compact body will come as a sweet relief to anyone who bemoans the ballooning state of modern Android flagships. Any iPhone users looking to make the switch to Android, meanwhile, will struggle to find a phone that makes the transition any easier. It’s not without its flaws, however, and there’s definite room for improvement. The Zenfone 9 arguably either needs to be a little cheaper, or it needs a little more refinement for its newly elevated asking price. That design, while sharp from most angles, falls short from the front, and the phone lacks wireless charging. Meanwhile the camera, while mostly solid and impressively steady, isn’t top of its class, and throws up some weird artefacts in low-light shooting. It’s still a hugely impressive effort, however, and a phone that faces very little competition within its pint-sized flagship niche.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 9 Review: A better small phone than the iPhone 13 Mini
Source: XDA Developers English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is, simply put, the best small phone today. But even if the size thing doesn’t matter, the Zenfone 9 is an absolutely great value, particularly in the North American space. To get a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, a gimbal camera system that really works, a vibrant display, in a well-designed package that’s easy to hold, for just $699? Absolute no-brainer recommendation for most people. I’m glad Asus had the foresight to pivot the Zenfone series to a smaller form factor to differentiate itself from the sea of smartphones because as much as I enjoy how every 2022 flagship is a good performer, I am starting to feel a bit of boredom as they all look and feel the same. The Zenfone 9 is a breath of fresh air.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2022
ASUS Zenfone 9 Review 6-Axis Hybrid Gimbal Camera In A Small Package!
Source: TechTablets English
ASUS Zenfone 9 unboxing and full review. The new Zenfone has a new rear look with a hybrid 6-axis gimbal 50MP main camera. Powered by the SD 8+ Gen1 up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. 120hz 5.9" SAMOLED screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4300mAh battery, and 30W charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
ASUS ZenFone 9 Review - Small Package, Big Ambition!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: The smallest superphone
Source: Stuff TV English
Back to the question – does the world really need a small superphone? Of course not – it needs climate crisis solutions and honest politicians. Do you need a small superphone though? That’s the real question here. At £699, the Zenfone 9 is one of the lowest-cost Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 smartphones around. It’s the only top-tier compact option on the market with gaming phone power, and could be perfect for anyone sick of the oversized overlords of the Android flagship world. It’s also bursting with value. From the touch-sensitive, customisable Smart Key, to the autofocusing ultra-wide and selfie cameras, and hard plastic shell in the box – the list of value adds is as long as the phone is short. We expected the gimbal-stabilised primary camera to be great across the board – but while its video capture impresses, stills performance is less stunning. We would have also loved wireless charging. Imperfect as it may be though, the Zenfone 9 is a very good, compact phone that checks a lot of boxes left unchecked by the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 9
Source: GSM Choice English
You have to pay for something small and nice... unfortunately, in my opinion it is quite salty. In our market, Asus ZenFone 9 comes in three versions: 8+128 GB, 8+256 GB and even 16+256 GB. The cheapest model costs 799 EUR, the average version is 849 EUR, and the top model is 899 EUR That's just how much flagships cost at the moment! Nevertheless, I have such a strange feeling that this smartphone could be a little cheaper - then it would definitely be a hit. With prices at the level of competing flagships, well - it tempts primarily with its compactness. Yes, you must admit it, but it is impressive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2022
100% Review: Asus Zenfone 9
Source: L&B TechReview English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is a great little phone at a price you can’t help but be excited about. At the time of writing, the Zenfone 9 is faster than any competitor’s handset in virtually every area. That’s probably because Asus is first out with a mobile based on Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. But that still means that all existing models offer less raw performance than this one. The Zenfone 9, by the way, is a nifty little thing that fits in most pants pockets. The screen is colourful and stylish. But too small if you like watching movies on your phone. Mounting a mobile camera on a gimbal is so unusual that only Asus could come up with it. But it actually works, and it can both stabilise video footage and give sharper stills in the dark. All in all, the Asus Zenfone 9 is one of the most attractive mobile phones right now. It’s unlikely to change Asus’ status as a niche manufacturer. But consider going against the mainstream by buying one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% ASUS Zenfone 9 Review: Android's Answer to the iPhone Mini
Source: Android Headlines English
For us in the US, it’s tough to recommend the Zenfone 9. I really like this phone, and if it had the Pixel’s camera, it’d be my new daily driver. But in the US, it’s tough because we don’t have a release date or a price yet. It is coming to the US, but we don’t know when. And it’ll also only be available unlocked, as ASUS does not have carrier relationships, which means it’s not going to sell super well here. That also means ASUS is likely not in a huge rush to bring it Stateside. But if you are in Asia or Europe and are looking for a good, small and compact smartphone, then look no further than the ASUS Zenfone 9. At €799, it’s pretty competitive. Considering the smallest Galaxy S22 is €50 more. Keep in mind that the €799 price is for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, not the 16GB/256GB model that we have here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Asus Zenfone 9 review: the flagship phone you can use with one hand
Source: Digital Trends English
If small and powerful is what you want from a smartphone, the Asus Zenfone 9 delivers, but it’s not quite the full flagship phone experience in a tiny package some may still crave, and the reason why is pure physics. The size of the battery and the complexity of the camera are constrained due to the size of the phone. You simply can’t fit a whopping battery and six cameras inside. You end up with a compromise. If you don’t care much about a really fantastic, feature-packed camera but want the overt power to play the latest games and multitask to your heart’s content — but in a phone two-thirds of the size of a Galaxy S22 Ultra or Pixel 6 Pro — it’s a strong option. However, if you plan on making full use of the Zenfone 9’s ability, the battery life may not always keep up. The screen, although attractive, isn’t as bright as we’d like either. Asus is very good at making capable, exciting smartphones for small segments of the phone-buying public.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Asus Zenfone 9 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Setting out to make a proper flagship in a tiny body, Asus did a lot of things right with the Zenfone 9, with only minimal compromise. If we have to point out its missteps, those will include the lack of wireless charging (all the bar phones above have it, and so does the Flip) and the missing telephoto camera. These are both more or less understandable omissions, given how both take up valuable space. The rather slow Night mode implementation had to be mentioned, but it's more of a niggle in the absence of other flaws and one that could potentially be fixed in an update. The rest of the Zenfone 9 is actually pretty great, starting with the water-resistant build and eye-catching design. The large circles on the back aren't just for show, and camera performance is respectable with autofocus across all lenses and a particularly impressive video stabilization capability. The latest top-end Qualcomm chipset delivers excellent performance and is also decently efficient, which results in class-leading longevity when coupled with the YoY increase in battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 86%
First Impressions: Asus Zenfone 9 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is a phone that is proudly different from the others, at least as far as its design is concerned. Its small size and thin aspect ratio, along with its retention of the 3.5mm headphone jack, are unusual choices, and it is undeniably good to see all of these make rare appearances on a high-end phone and broaden the range of options for consumers. From our brief time with the phone, the screen seemed good rather than great, likewise with the camera system, though we need more time with them before we can reach our final conclusion. However, we’re expecting great things from its processor, which has already proved itself on other flagship devices, and the battery too could be highly promising.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2022
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Small in stature, big on personality
Source: Android Authority English
Still, the Zenfone 9’s unique design, compact size, Bluetooth and audio features (including a headphone jack!), and hardware gestures combine to offer a package that does enough differently to warrant your attention. Asus’ minimal Android skin is paired with customizable gestures to make the phone your own without cluttering up the interface. Performance is swift while battery life is long enough to cover essential day-to-day tasks with no problem, but this isn’t a phone built to convert the big-screen power user. The Zenfone 9 is a fine little handset, even if it’s not quite fully fleshed out with the necessary features for the price Asus is asking. The lack of wireless charging, middling dual camera setup, and single storage capacity should give you pause for thought. You can easily find more hardware for your buck on today’s market, and most other phones will be kept up to date much longer, though they might take up a bit more space in your pocket.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Zenfone 9 is a full-force flagship in a small size, and with remarkably few compromises for it. The 5.9in display makes this one of the smallest phones on the market, especially on the Android side, and comfortably the smallest with specs this strong. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and up to 16GB of RAM mark this as a serious performance phone, though cooling problems do leave that power slightly throttled. The 8+ Gen 1 is also partly to thank for the excellent battery life however, which puts other compact smartphones to shame. The gimbal-stabilised main camera impresses, especially at night, though with a few visual glitches and issues in bright environments it’s clear Asus has some software tuning to do. Some may also miss the variety offered by rivals, especially the lack of a telephoto lens here. Given the phone is so good, it’s frustrating that Asus is only promising two years of support, so this will only suit those who know they’re on a regular upgrade schedule.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus Zenfone 9 review: One of the best small phones ever
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Zenfone 9 may be small, but it’s one of the most impressive phones to come out this year. Not only does it sport a beautiful 5.9-inch AMOLED display, but it turned in impressive results in our benchmark tests, thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. Best of all, the Zenfone 9 goes an incredibly long time on a charge, beating much larger phones with bigger batteries.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Asus Zenfone 9 review: The iPhone mini alternative for Android enthusiasts
Source: Zdnet.com English
Asus has done it again. The $699 Zenfone 9 is a small phone that delivers big performance. By making clever sacrifices (if you perceive a thicker phone as one), the latest flagship carries similar processing power, battery life, and software features as its larger counterparts. What should you watch out for? The underwhelming software update policy, average video recording and audio output, and over-aggressive variable refresh rate are my main call-outs. Here's the thing: besides the tinny speakers, all of those issues can still be solved via future updates. For now, it's just a matter of consumers showing the demand and Asus following up on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 84%
91% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Compact perfection
Source: Phone Arena English
Time for the final verdict. The Zenfone 9 is a great phone, there's no doubt about it. Whether or not it will be great for you, depends on your specific needs. If you like small phones that pack a punch, the Zenfone 9 could be your dream phone. On the other hand, if large screens and multiple camera systems are your thing, you probable won't find the Zenfone 9 as exciting as other, bigger flagships. But to sum it all up, this phone features an impressive package - the fastest processor out there, a great screen, amazing battery life, surprisingly good speakers, backed by a 3.5mm audio jack, fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, UI tricks to make your experience even smoother, and last but not least, quite a decent price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% ASUS Zenfone 9 review: Great things come in small packages
Source: Android Central English
ASUS says that engineering resources constrains are the reason it can only deliver two platform updates to its phones, but when you consider that all other phones in this category will get at least one more Android OS version update than the Zenfone 9, it is a letdown. That said, there really isn't another device that quite manages to deliver the combination of hardware, cameras, and clean software in such a small chassis, so if you're still on the lookout for a small flagship, your search ends here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus Zenfone 9 review: Pocket rocket
Source: T3 English
The Asus Zenfone 9 is very close to being a world-class, compact flagship smartphone, but its camera falls short of excellence and it misses out on wireless charging. Despite those drawbacks, it’s still an incredibly powerful, stable, compact Android phone with long-lasting battery life, a great screen and some charming smart features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% Zwei Dinge stören am Mini-Leistungsmonster!
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Kleines Smartphone, große Power
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Kompakt, leistungsstark, aber hitzköpfig
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2022
80% 5,9 Zoll-Handy praktisch konkurrenzlos im High-End-Segment
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mit 5,9 Zoll zu meinem Lieblings-Androiden avanciert
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2022
Kompaktes Kraftpaket klotzt statt zu kleckern
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2022
Asus Zenfone 9 im Test: Klein, aber oho?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; elegant design; headphone jack; waterproof. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2022
90% Asus Zenfone 9, análisis: el Android pequeño, potente y con buena cámara que estábamos esperando
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 98% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
93% Asus Zenfone 9 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% performance: 100% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95%
98% ASUS Zenfone 9 Review
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 98%
Asus Zenfone 9, análisis: una bestia comprimida al máximo
Source: El Español Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice cameras; powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Very small size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; good cooling system; excellent display. Negative: Relatively heavy and bulky; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
87% ASUS Zenfone 9, la recensione del migliore smartphone Android compatto
Source: Multiplayer IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 87%
89% Recensione Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 77% display: 88% mobility: 89% workmanship: 83%
86% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 9
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
89% Recensione Asus Zenfone 9: è lo smartphone che chiedete da anni
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 73%
88% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 9: di nuovo il miglior compatto di fascia alta
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% mobility: 82% workmanship: 81%
85% Asus Zenfone 9 Recensione: Il Compatto Dal Cuore Flagship
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
La recensione di ASUS Zenfone 9: il top di gamma super-compatto
Source: Techprincess IT Italian IT→EN
Positive: Simple design; great built quality; headphone jack; excellent display; high performance; good autonomy. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2022
89% ASUS Zenfone 9 review: ontdekking van 2022, met accu van 2 dagen
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 89%
ASUS Zenfone 9
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; fast processor; excellent battery life; decent cameras. Negative: No wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2022
80% Test de l'Asus Zenfone 9 : le petit qui a tout d'un grand
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Test Zenfone 9 : ce n’est pas la taille qui compte
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
60% Prise en main rapide du smartphone Asus Zenfone 9 : un format compact, très ergonomique qui ne l’empêche pas d’être surpuissant
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Test Asus Zenfone 9, compact mais costaud
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test Asus Zenfone 9 : a-t-il les armes pour devenir le meilleur smartphone compact ?
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Test de l’Asus Zenfone 9 : compact, endurant et surpuissant
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Test Asus ZenFone 9 : mais à qui s’adresse vraiment ce smartphone ?
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise en main de l’Asus Zenfone 9 : un smartphone compact très abouti
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent design; high performance; good autonomy; nice cameras. Negative: Relatively thick; slow and no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2022
85% Recenzja Asusa Zenfone 9. Maluch, którego da się lubić
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Обзор ASUS Zenbook 14 Flip OLED : ноутбук с впечатляющим экраном на базе Intel Core i7-1165G7
Source: ITC UA RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus Zenfone 9 - zsebbe való
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2022
Rating: price: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
91% Recenze Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Testado CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 95% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
91% Recenze Asus Zenfone 9: kompaktní tělo, skvělá výdrž a slušná výbava
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% features: 92% mobility: 89% workmanship: 89%
Asus Zenfone 9 recenze: výkonná bestie v kompaktním těle
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; good speakers; headphone jack; nice main camera; waterproof IP68. Negative: No wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2022
100% Test Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Asus Zenfone 9 test | Endelig en kompakt telefon der fungerer
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% TEST Asus Zenfone 9
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
84% Test: Asus Zenfone 9 – Kompakt kraftpaket
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Asus Zenfone 9: Charmig minimobil med vassa prestanda
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS Zenfone 9 review: Probabil cel mai bun telefon compact cu Android din 2022
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Excellent performance; compact size; elegant design; long battery life; nice display; headphone jack; good cameras. Negative: Unsupported wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2022
Asus ZenFone 9 review: revine cel mai compact flagship Android
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; modern design; large battery capacity; nice cameras; beautiful display; powerful processor; headphone jack; waterproof IP68. Negative: Relatively high price; no microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2022
90% Asus Zenfone 9 arvostelu
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%

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Qualcomm Adreno 730: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 30% faster than the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 SoC. For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in late 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 8+ Gen 1: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2021 and manufactured in 4 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A710 but clock up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X65 modem. Compared to the non plus version, the 8+ Gen 1 offers a 200 MHz higher clocked Prime Core and a 10% higher clocked GPU. Furthermore, it is now produced at TSMC and not Samsung.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.90":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.


0.169 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).


86.05%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

 

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Nubia Z40S Pro
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Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 7.60", 0.263 kg
Xiaomi 12S Ultra
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.73", 0.225 kg
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Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.73", 0.204 kg
Nubia RedMagic 7S Pro
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.80", 0.235 kg
OnePlus 10T
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.70", 0.2035 kg
Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.78", 0.239 kg
Asus ROG Phone 6
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.78", 0.239 kg
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra
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Vivo X80 Pro
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1, 6.78", 0.215 kg
Honor Magic4 5G
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Honor Magic4 Ultimate
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1, 6.81", 0.242 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09- 1 (Update: 2022-09- 1)