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ASUS Zenfone 5Q Review + Contest

This year, The ASUS Zenfone 5 Series has come back to its Zenfone roots. Instead of offering smartphones with gimmicky features, they opted for what the consumers want. A non-expensive smartphone with a powerful hardware inside and also a beautiful design. And today, we will review the latest smartphone and the most affordable from the ASUS Zenfone 5 Series, the ASUS Zenfone 5Q.

Design and Hardware

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q’s design reminds me of the ASUS Zenfone 4. It’s all glass on the front and the back and then there are the rounded sides of the smartphone. The smartphone isn’t really handy as this one has a flat black. I strongly suggest that you guys use a phone case for this one as it might slip in your hand.

Surely, the smartphone feels really premium to the hand because of the glass. The volume rocker and the power button are placed at the right hand of the smartphone while the fingerprint scanner is placed at the back which is accessible despite its tall build. Unfortunately, the smartphone still uses a micro USB port instead of USB Type-C. Also, there’s no fast-charging on the smartphone too.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t that satisfied with the speaker of the smartphone as it wasn’t that loud. Thankfully, there’s a headphone jack on the ASUS Zenfone 5Q. The fingerprint scanner of the smartphone works well and it was really fast however the face unlock of the smartphone is still disappointing in my use.

Display

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q has a 6.0-inch Full HD+ IPS display with rounded corners. And damn, I love the display of the smartphone. The color reproduction were really good on this one and the screen of the smartphone was just bright.

Since we have an 18:9 display on the smartphone, this one is perfect for browsing feeds on portrait mode and also on gaming on landscape mode as it offers wider view on the display. Overall, the display of the ASUS Zenfone 5Q is really good.

Software

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q that we’ve reviewed runs on Android 7.1.1 with ZenUI 4.5. The smartphone is expected to be updated soon to Android Oreo with Zen UI 5.0. Well, the smartphone does have a good UI. Yes, it isn’t vanilla but opening apps and also browsing thru your phone is snappy and smooth.

As expected, the smartphone does have some bloatware but most of the apps are just useful and don’t worry too much about it because the ASUS Zenfone 5Q does have a large 64GB storage inside.

Performance

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q’s Snapdragon 630 chipset is probably the most interesting hardware inside the smartphone. The smartphone’s chipset is powerful enough to run all games on the Play store. It also packs 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking and opening memory hog apps.

Speaking of performance, the ASUS Zenfone 5Q didn’t fail to impress me. The chipset was pretty good and it doesn’t overheat when playing 3D heavy games. I’ve played NBA 2k18 at medium settings and I was able to play the game smoothly and without problems. I’ve also tried PUBG Mobile at medium settings and I was really happy with its performance as the phone didn’t heat up that much and there were NO drastic drop in frames after a long playtime.

Thanks to its 18:9 FHD+ display and the Snapdragon 630 inside the smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone 5Q makes it one of the pretty good mid-range gaming smartphone.

Battery

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q got a 3300mAh battery inside and in my use, I was pretty happy with it as I was able to get a day of normal usage of the smartphone including some light gaming. I was able to use this smartphone for 14 hours on average use. That’s pretty good you know. It will run on a single work day for most of us.

Camera

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q got a Quad-camera setup. Two cameras on the front and two cameras at the back. The smartphone packs a wide angle lens on both sides which can be used for Wefies or group photos or taking wider shots.

Using the portrait mode of the ASUS Zenfone 5Q was good, it has really improved from last year but I noticed that all of the cameras are a hit and miss. Let’s talk about the rear cameras of the smartphone first.

Here are the shots that I took using the selfie camera of the smartphone:

Overall, the camera of the ASUS Zenfone 5Q is a little bit of a hit and miss. Sometimes you get a good shot, sometimes not.

Verdict

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q is the device that we’re expecting from ASUS. The smartphone got a quad-camera setup that is not just a gimmick because having a wide-angle lens camera at the back is really useful. The ASUS Zenfone 5Q also got a premium body with its glass construction on the front and back, an 18:9 FullView Display, and also powerful chipset inside. The battery wasn’t disappointing on the smartphone too.

Despite that, you should also take note of its camera is a hit and miss and also the face unlocks which is still disappointing. I do hope that ASUS can really fix those issues in the future.

Overall, the ASUS Zenfone 5Q is still a good smartphone from the Taiwanese company. If you are into mid-rangers and you want a smartphone with a good battery life, powerful performance and a sleek design then you might want to check the ASUS Zenfone 5Q.

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q doesn’t have a price yet but expect the launch and pricing of this smartphone this April 2018.

WE’RE HAVING A RAFFLE!

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ASUS Zenfone 5 Launching this April in the Philippines

ASUS Fans! here’s a good news for you guys. The ASUS Zenfone 5 Family will finally arrive in the Philippines this April 14. It is expected that we get to see the whole ASUS Zenfone family at the launch — the ASUS Zenfone 5Q, Zenfone 5, & the Zenfone 5Z.

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q is the most affordable in the family and it is the Taiwanese brand’s first smartphone to sport a quad-camera setup. The ASUS Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5Z has a similar design however, the Zenfone 5 features a Snapdragon 636 processor while the Zenfone 5Z sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

The prices and availability of these smartphones are expected to be revealed this April 14.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Camera Sample Gallery

We’ve been using the ASUS Zenfone 5Q for days now and in case you’re following my website, we have posted our unboxing and first impressions of the ASUS Zenfone 5Q or the Zenfone 5 Lite. The smartphone is currently the most affordable in the series and it packs a quad-camera setup in where both the front and the back camera of the smartphone sports a wide-angle lens for shooting images with wider field of view.

The selfie camera of the smartphone is a 20-megapixel IMX376 sensor with f/2.0 aperture along with the 120-degree wide-angle 8-megapixel OV/8856 sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera of the smartphone is a 16-megapixel OV/16880-GA5A sensor with f/2.2 aperture along with the 8-megapixel wide-angle OV/8856 sensor with F/2.4 aperture.. So how does the smartphone camera fare? Check it out on our camera sample gallery below

Using the wide-angle rear camera. The colors are good and details were ok in this shot.
Using the rear wide-angle camera. The dynamic range is pretty terrible in this shot.
Using the front wide-angle camera. The colors are a little bit pale.
Using the rear wide-angle lens. The colors and the details were really good here.
Using the 16-megapixel rear camera. The shot produced good colors and fine details
Using the front wide-angle camera. Overall, the shot here is pretty good.
Using the rear wide-angle camera. The colors are a little bit over-saturated but the details were good.
A shot of the tree using the 16-megapixel rear camera of the smartphone
Using the rear 16-megapixel camera. Dynamic range of the smartphone is pretty bad.
A close-up shot of a flower using the 16-megapixel rear camera of the smartphone
Using the front 20-megapixel camera of the smartphone. The shot is pretty good on this one.
Portrait mode using the 20-megapixel front camera of the Zenfone 5Q

Overall, the ASUS Zenfone 5Q’s camera is a hit and miss but I notice that both wide-angle lens camera of the smartphone has a pretty bad dynamic range however, the 16-megapixel front camera and the 20-megapixel front camera of the smartphone still does its job well in some cases. The portrait mode of the smartphone has noticeably been better compared to the previous generation of Zenfones.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Unboxing and Hands-on

Last February at MWC 2018, ASUS has announced the Zenfone 5 series and there are three variants that belong in the series — the ASUS Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone 5, and the Zenfone 5 Lite/Zenfone 5Q. The ASUS Zenfone 5Q is the most affordable of them all and it packs a Quad-camera setup with both the front and the rear camera features a wide-angle lens for wider field of view. There’s a 20MP + 8MP Selfie camera and 16MP + 8MP rear camera.

The smartphone also got some power inside as the Zenfone 5Q packs a Snapdragon 630 chipset inside along with 4GB of RAM. It doesn’t have a notched screen but it does have a FullView Display with slim bezel. So what do I think about the smartphone? Check it out on our unboxing and hands-on of the smartphone below:

 

ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite, Zenfone 5, & Zenfone 5Z Now Official

ASUS has just announced the all-new Zenfone 5 Series and they’ve just announced not just one but three Zenfones for the fifth generation of Zenfones at Barcelona, Spain. The smartphones that were introduced today are the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite, Zenfone 5, and the Zenfone 5Z. All of the smartphones pack an 18:9 display and a powerful hardware inside.

ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite

The ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite is their first smartphone to sport a Quad-Camera. It packs a 120-degree wide-angle lens camera on both front and back of the smartphone so you can take selfies and group photos. This feature will also probably allow portrait mode on both the rear and front camera.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite packs a 20-megapixel front camera with Sony sensor while the back is a 16-megapixel camera.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite also features a 6-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution with a Full View 18:9 display aspect ratio. It does have a minimal display but it doesn’t have a notch.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite also packs a triple sim/microSD card slot, face unlock, NFC, and NFC at the back of the smartphone.

The smartphone also packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which is still powerful. The smartphone also features a 3300mAh battery

ASUS Zenfone 5

The ASUS Zenfone 5 is actually interesting as this smartphone packs a new design similar to the iPhone X. It doesn’t have a quad-camera setup like the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite but it does have an all-screen display with a notch at the top to give way for the camera and speakerphone.

The smartphone packs a 6.2-inch display with a smaller than iPhone X notch at the top. It’s a 19:9 display with 90% display aspect ratio which is why the smartphone only has a body of a 5.5-inch smartphone.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 also packs a dual lens-camera at the back which is equipped with a Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4um pixels and f/1.8 wide-aperture lens and 120-degree wide-angle secondary camera with AI-enhanced features.

Speaking of AI, the smartphone also packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with an exclusive ASUS AI boost which lets you help optimize the performance of the smartphone. With AI, the camera now has AI scene detection that can be used for 16-different scenes and objects and for better shots.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z

Well, here’s a little bit of surprise from ASUS. There will be two versions of ASUS Zenfone 5 and one of them is a more powerful one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with AI. It will also be paired with Hexagon 685 Vector DSP, Adreno 630 Graphics, and Kryo 385 CPU. It will also have a Snapdragon X20 Gigabit LTE modem that lets you have gigabit internet experience and also Bluetooth 5.0. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z will also have a 6GB of RAM along with 64GB of Internal Storage and ASUS AI boost.

The design of the smartphone is very similar to the ASUS Zenfone 5. It will have a 6.2-inch all-screen display with a notch at the top and it will also have a premium glass back and front with a fingerprint scanner at the back.

The ASUS Zenfone 5Z’s camera will also be equipped with a Sony® IMX363 sensor with large 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features — including AI Scene Detection for 16 different scenes and objects, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification

ASUS Zenfone 5 First Impressions

The ASUS Zenfone 5 is finally here and luckily, we just got a sneak peek of the 5th generation Zenfone, the ASUS Zenfone 5. The smartphone is a big overhaul when it comes to design but it doesn’t lose the DNA of the Zenfone series. Check out our first impressions of the ASUS Zenfone 5 below.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 now has a full-screen display with a notch at the top. Yes, just like the iPhone X. it’s a big design change and yes, the smartphone is beautiful despite the notch. The front and the back is made up of glass with a camera placement similar to the iPhone X. The sides are metal which is why I love the feel when holding the smartphone. It feels really premium.

But despite the similar looks, the ASUS Zenfone 5 doesn’t lose the 3.5mm audio jack and also the fingerprint scanner at the back of the smartphone. And of course, we still have that the concentric circle design at the back which retains the identity of the Zenfone on the ASUS Zenfone 5. The ASUS Zenfone 5 also comes with USB Type-C port.

The ASUS Zenfone 5’s display is actually big. It’s a 6.2-inch IPS display with 19:9 display aspect ratio. It also comes with an FHD+ resolution and it actually looks like a large iPhone X. Is it bad? No. It actually looks and feels good. There’s a small notch at the top and actually, the notch isn’t that big and it doesn’t block notifications and most of the things at the top of the smartphone while below of the display is a small bezel which is still nice as it gives a little of allowance for your fingers.

 

Despite having a notch at the top of the display, the applications on the smartphone doesn’t have any problems despite the notch as the full-screen applications will not reach to the notch and actually, you won’t even notice the notch on unsupported applications as it will only blacks out.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 also comes with AI features and it will help the smartphone have better usage such as smart charging, boostmaster for optimized performance. Not only that, it can also be used for photography in which the smartphone can recognize the object and then it will have the best setup for the object.

The ASUS Zenfone 5 is expected to be launched this Q2 in the Philippines.

ASUS Zenfone 5 Leaks Out: Comes with Notch & Powerful Hardware

A new ASUS Zenfone has leaked out in the wild and unsurprisingly, their next smartphone would have a notch on the display just like the iPhone X and it also has the same look of the iPhone X.

Aside from the display, the smartphone is also expected to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor, 6GB of RAM and also Android 8.0 Oreo. I’m still wondering why they still have a 32GB ROM but maybe it’s because the Zenfone 5 is still an engineering unit

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The ASUS Zenfone 5 is expected to be unveiled this MWC 2018 at Barcelona, Spain.

Source GSM Arena

ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite Leaks Out Again

New images of the upcoming ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite has leaked out again and this time, it shows the three different colors of the smartphone and also the clear look on its back. The leaked image shows that the smartphone would definitely have an 18:9 display. The image also confirms that the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite will have a Quad-camera setup with one of the rear camera is set to be a 120-degree wide angle camera.

The leaked image shows that the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite will be available in Midnight Black, Moonlight White, and Rouge Red.

Source: @EvLeaks

ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite Leaked: Quad Camera & 18:9 Display

We just got our first glimpse at one of the members of the ASUS Zenfone 5 family and it’s the ASUS Zenfone 5 Lite courtesy of @evleaks. The smartphone will sport a quad-camera setup and also an 18:9 FHD+ display.

There’s the 20-megapixel dual-lens camera on the front while there’s a dual lens 16-megapixel rear camera. It seems that the smartphone will also feature a full view 18:9 display on the front with FHD+ resolution while the fingerprint scanner of the smartphone is placed at the back.

 

 

We’re not yet sure at the rest of the hardware but we can expect the unveiling of the ASUS Zenfone 5 family at MWC 2018 this month.

Source: @evleaks

ASUS Zenfone 5 Render Leaks Out

We’re a few weeks away from MWC 2018 and it looks like we got a first glimpse of what seems to be the next smartphone in the Zenfone series. The ASUS Zenfone 5 is expected to be unveiled this February at Barcelona, Spain and we got a first leaked photo of the Zenfone 5 Render.

The smartphone looks like it will have a full screen display similar to the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus and it will also have a dual lens camera with a similar look of the iPhone X. There’s a fingerprint scanner and the leaked smartphone will also sport a Micro USB port which suggests that this smartphone might not be their flagship smartphone.

Source: winfuture.de

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