The Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range device that competes with the top dogs, DxOMark says
Asus unveiled its latest set of devices at MWC a few months ago, including the Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5z. The former, a mid-range offering, has made its way over to camera benchmark platform DxOMark.
According to the DxOMark report, the Zenfone 5 makes for an extremely capable camera device. The device recorded an overall score of 90, placing it in the same tier as devices like the first generation Google Pixel, HTC U11, and iPhone 7 Plus. That's impressive for a device with a $400 MSRP.
The Zenfone 5's photo score is definitely up there, as it achieves a score of 93—about par with the Vivo X20 Plus and iPhone 8. Performance was also balanced for the most part, with the device's major weakness being its bokeh abilities. Video isn't as impressive as photo, but a handsome score of 86 places it alongside devices like the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
As always, DxOMark scores are not to be considered gospel. It's undeniable, however, that you'd be hard-pressed to find a better camera device in the $400 range right now.