Asus never ceases to amaze with its affordable and reliable products. The company just unveiled another device called the Asus Zenfone V. This Android Smartphone has some unique characteristics that set it apart from others in the lineup. Let’s see how it holds up against its competitors.
The Asus Zenfone V doesn’t have the most groundbreaking design. In fact, it’s very common and quite reminiscent of the Zenfone 4. The most striking difference is it features a square camera hump on the back. There is no fingerprint scanner on this area, but the feature itself is not absent. You can still find it on the home button because they’re merged into one. The top and bottom bezels are equally large. Thankfully, they’re much slimmer on the sides. Though the phone doesn’t have a premium feel due to the plastic construction, the build quality is still solid. The speaker is located at the bottom along with the USB-C port, which is required for charging. The left side house a SIM/microSD tray. It makes the phone looks sleek.
When it comes to the display, the specs are very promising. The full HD resolution is very high when its 5.2-inch AMOLED screen is taken into consideration. It makes the display look very sharp. Despite not adopting a bezel-less design, it still looks wonderful due to the 74.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The bottom bezel is considerably thick because that’s where the fingerprint sensor is located. Besides, the capacitive buttons also take the same space. The speaker added to this handset has superb quality. When it’s put head-to-head against the previous releases, it’s clear that the new Asus Zenfone V stands out in this area. The loudspeaker is nearly 20% louder, not to mention that it also suffers the least from distortion when the volume is turned up.
The camera performance further proves that the Asus Zenfone V is value for money. On the back there is a 23-megapixel f/2.0 sensor which benefits from 2 types of Image Stabilization, electronic and optical. It also brags super fast autofocus in which the company refers to as TriTech autofocus. It’s claimed to focus on an object in under a second, 0.03 seconds to be exact. There is also an RGB sensor for color correction. You probably haven’t heard this before, but this sensor helps a lot in optimizing the settings for ambient light.
If only the Zenfone V was released last year, we’re sure it would’ve been touted as a flagship because the specs don’t lie. They easily put it in the high-end territory, but now, the phone seems like it belongs to the mid-range category. It has a snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM for multitasking. For daily computing, the phone doesn’t disappoint. Besides web browsing and streaming, it’s also quite reliable for gaming. Some demanding titles like Asphalt 8 run smoothly on this device. As for the operating system, it’s stuck with the Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s not bad in any way since Nougat offers many useful features, but that would be great to hear the possibility of a newer update.
Asus Zenfone V specs:
- 146.6 x 72.6 x 7.6mm (Size)
- 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage
- microSD support up to 256GB
- 23MP f2.0 rear camera, 8MP, f2.0 selfie camera
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 3000mAh battery