6.2″ Asus Zenfone 5 with Snapdragon 636 and Android Oreo is finally available

No Need To Pay $1000 for iPhone X or Samsung S9+ thanks to Asus

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As of today April 19th the newest 6.2″ Asus Zenfone 5 with Snapdragon 636 and Android Oreo is finally available. The latest Zenfone is big, beautiful and fast with all the latest features. Read all about Asus Zenfone 5 Price, Specs and why should you buy Asus over overpriced iPhone X and Samsung S9.

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iPhone X and Asus Zenfone 5 side by side

Asus Zenfone 5 Display – 19:9, Smaller Notch and Gorilla Glass 5

Starting Asus Zenfone 5 Specs analysis with the display the above picture actually says it all. Larger 6.2-inch display and thinner bezels than iPhone X already makes Zenfone 5 lucrative. The tall and striking 6.2-inch 19:9 display has a resolution of 2246×1080 pixels and unbelievable 90% Screen-to-Body ratio! Adding Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch and shatter-resistance is another nice touch.

Asus Zenfone 5 with Snapdragon 636 and Android Oreo

Asus Zenfone 5 Performance and Battery Life – Powerful Octa-Core Snapdragon and Bigger Battery

Performance has become a major factor in people buiyng phones. We like them tall, beautiful and fast. Asus Zenfone 5 performance is taken care off by the 14nm Snapdragon 636 SoC by Qualcomm. Furthermore, Snapdragon 636 is much faster than Snapdragon 625 and 630 used in previous Zefone 3 and 4. Especially releveant is the gaming performance with a 40% boost in high-quality 3D games. Zenfone 5’s memory and storage configuration is on par with industry standard with 4/64GB and 6/128GB variants. To keep the Zenfone 5 thin, yet produce good battery life Asus chose the perfect balance when it comes to battery size. A 3300mAh unit is sealed inside the 8mm thin body which weighs just shy of 160 grams.

Zenfone 5 Software – Android Oreo Out of the Box with Android 9 coming this year

Last but not least Android Oreo is on board with ZenUI on top. Google’s latest features and battery optimizations will be present straight from the box. Asus has a stellar reputation of always delivering updates for their phones. Zenfone 5 adopts can surely expect Android P (Android 9) by the end of the calendar year.

Asus Zenfone 5 Cameras – Aiming at Best Photography in Price Category

Need a superb camera phone with all the bells and whistles, Zenfone 5 bring flagship cameras to the mid-range market. On the back Zenfone 5 has Dual Sony cameras with the highest grade Sony IMX363 12MP f/1.8 with 1.4-micron pixels, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS! Next to it is an 8MP additional sensor to produce 2x Optical Zoom! If all of this is too technical let me rephrase – Zenfone 5’s cameras are as good as Samsung S8 and Google Pixel 2. Furthermore, the ability to get 2 times closer to the object without loss of quality was not possible until recently. For selfies Asus has chosen a 8MP sensor with a larger pixel size and wide angle lenses. Maybe not best-in-class but still pretty decent for casual selfie users.

Asus Zenfone 5 with Snapdragon 636 and Android Oreo

Asus Zenone 5 Price, Alternatives and Conclusion

What is the ideal Asus Zenfone 5 Price? Taking into account Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Meizu E3 both have Snapdragon 636 at around $300 people would automatically assume $350 is a decent price. A phone is much more than just the chip powering it. Asus Zenfone 5 delivers a much higher quality device in terms of display, cameras, design, software and warranty support. Zenfone 5 is for the buyer who wants the latest style, premium feel and no compromises in the camera, display and software updates.
You can buy Asus Zefone 5 here for $449 which is far less than iPhone X and Samsung S9+ or the over-hyped Huawei P20.

Asus Zenfone 5 Price and Where To Buy

Look forward to a detailed Asus Zenfone 5 hands-on Unboxing and Review here in WiredLeaks and Zenfone 5 Video Review in my youtube channel.