When ASUS released ZenFone 5 on MWC, Notch design was still a big topic, but after the subsequent releases of Oppo R15, Vivo X21, Huawei Nova 3e, and Huawei P20, a hole was cut in the middle. Notch screens have become the mainstream of contemporary high-end mobile phones, but the design likes or dislikes is really a matter of opinion. Since the device’s sensor is not as large as the iPhone X, the bangs of the ZenFone 5 are relatively small. Let’s see what’s we can find inside the box and our first impressions with it.
What’s inside the box?
- ASUS Zenfone 5 unit
- USB Type C cable
- Wall adaptor
- Earphones with earbuds
- jelly case
- SIM card ejector tool
The rounded corners of the screen and the “chin” that the board had to leave behind (not every one of them can be considered as costly as Apple) are all standard devices for modern mobile phones. The screen size of ZenFone 5 is 6.2 inches apart and the resolution is 2,246 x 1080. Here Asus chose the LCD panel and the color seems slightly colder. In addition, the device is housed in a rugged aluminum alloy casing.
For fans of Selfie Zenfone, 5 has a 20MP camera in front.
It has a 2.5D curved glass at the back and in front protected by an unspecified version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Zenfone 5 is equipped with a 12MP + 8MP camera with two LEDs and AF on the rear panel.
On the left are the power switch and the volume keys. On the left is the sim tray (but one of the cards is shared with the microSD).
The bottom is the USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jacks. In addition to headphones in the box, the ZenFone 5 comes with a transparent protective cover.
Adapted Asus platform smartphone is equipped with a powerful 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and graphics processor Qualcomm Adreno 509 under the hood.
Zenfone 5 is powered by a built-in lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 3,300 mAh. Moreover, it runs on the Android 8.0 operating system Oreo running Zen UI 5.0.
ZenFone 5 is available in both Star Silver and Deep Blue color and At a price of just under $450 (approximately 2,600 yuan) you get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, which can be increased to 2TB. We are pretty sure Zenfone fans will love this phone very much! Nice hardware, great price, and decent cameras.
Update on April 19, 2018
only 50 units, Asus ZENFONE 5 at $429.99 to use coupon code: GBAsus5