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Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5z Specifications, Price and Features

After the company introduce the entry level Zenfone 5 Lite, they got to the main event of the Mobile World Congress press conference. That is of course, the unveiling of the Asus Zenfone 5. But hold on a minute, there is a higher version Asus Zenfone 5z too. Both models are almost identical except for the chipset used, and the different amount of RAM storage you can get from them. Read on and see their full details.

Asus Zenfone 5 Features

The Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5z both feature a metal frame and 2.5D curved glass on the front and back as well.

Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5z Specifications, Price and Features

Both phones are filled to the brims with AI: AI Boost (this gives more power when gaming), AI photography (with scene detection, photo learning, portrait mode, and beautification), AI Display, and even AI Ringtone (this automatically adjust the vi=olume of the Asus Zenfone 5 according to how noisy your surroundings are). The brand is also introducing something called Zenimoji, these are live animated avatars which you can use in video calls or live streams.

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The Asus Zenfone 5 has a 6.2 inch 2246 x 1080 Super IPS touch-screen with DCI-P3 support, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has a 90% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to the slim bezels all around.

The Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snaodragon 636 chipset, built on 14nm process. You can get two RAM storage variant , which is either 4GB or 6GB, and a 64GB internal storage.

On the back of the phone, you will find a 12MP main camera with Sony’s IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, QIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 1.4um pixel size, and 83-degree field-of-view. Together with that, you will get a 120-degree wide-angle camera of unknown resolution. For the selfie lovers, you will find a single 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view at the front.

The Asus Zenfone 5 has a 3300mAh battery with AI charging which can double its lifespan. The phone is also a dual SIM phone that has other features like dual speakers with dual amps, FM radio etc.

Software-wise, the Asus Zenfone 5 runs on Android Oreo with ZenUi 5.0 on top. The phone will be available in two colours, and they are Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver.

The Asus Zenfone 5z on the other hand is just the Zenfone 5 built with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The available RAM/Storage options are 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage, or 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage. See their full specifications below.

Asus Zenfone 5 Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, April

 

BODY

Dimensions
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 96.9 cm2
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – DCI-P3 gamut
– ZenUI 5.0

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core
GPU Adreno 509

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.4 µm) + Unknown MP (12mm), phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm), 1080p

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
  – MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo editor

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver

 

Asus Zenfone 5z Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 96.9 cm2
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – DCI-P3 gamut
– ZenUI 5.0

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24 mm, 1.4 µm) + Unknown MP (12mm), phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm), 1080p

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
  – MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo editor

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver
Price About 480 EUR

Asus Zenfone 5 Price

The Asus Zenfone 5 is expected to be priced from €479, though the official price is yet to be announced. There will be an update on that on this spot once it is announced.

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