Asus ZenFone 5 Is Basically A Cheap iPhone X Running On Android

Asus ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5 Lite and ZenFone 5Z launched at MWC 2018

MWC 2018: ASUS unveils new AI-powered Zenfone 5, 5Z smartphones

If you are looking for something a little more powerful, there is the Zenfone 5Z which will come with the Snapdragon 845 chip. At the front, you get dual camera setup again consisting of a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 8MP sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens.

According to Asus, though, its notch is 26 per cent smaller than that on the iPhone X, allowing for a more significant 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a larger 6.2in screen size. The new phones are the ZenFone 5Z, the ZenFone 5, the ZenFone 5Q (or 5 Lite in some markets) and the Max Plus M1.

On the front there's a 6.2-inch 19:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ IPS display.

Both the devices are backed by 3300mAh battery with fast charging support and AI charging tech and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

One aspect which Asus has left alone is Apple's advanced 3D TrueDepth Camera system which powers Animoji and Face Time.

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Now that we've settled that ZenFone 5 looks incredible, let's check out what technology and hardware specs it uses and see what it can do.

MobileSyrup has reached out to Asus for Canadian pricing and availability and will update this article when it arrives. The company didn't reveal the price of the other two models as of yet.

The first thing you will realize as soon as you pick up the Zenfone 5 is that it's an unapologetic ripoff of Apple's iPhone X right from the rounded corners to the notch to the camera placements.

A big part of the announcement was reserved for AI, as Asus announced AI Boost, which should provide a bit more performance when needed, AI Photo Learning, which automatically applies effects that you might like, AI Camera, which selects best mode, AI Charging, which adjusts charging of the phone depend on your needs, as well as AI Ringtone and AI Display.

The ZenFone 5 Lite is rather a simplified version of the phone. The phone also holds a solution if you're anxious about overheating from heavy use, with four 0.06mm thick carbon fiber cooling pads that reduce the heat from the Snapdragon 845. The phone supports AI Charging technology to recharge the device super quickly.

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On the front side, the device comes with 20 Megapixel + 8 Megapixel sensors as Secondary Camera on the device.

Asus will release the ZenFone 5 in April and ZenFone 5Z in June. The ZenFone 5 will feature a less-powered Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Android Oreo with ZenUI.

The ZenFone 5 will be available to buy in late summer in two shades: blue and silver. There is only one Storage variant available on the ZenFone 5 smartphone. The body of the Zenfone 5 Lite is built of aluminium which makes it both light as well as durable.

If you missed the live stream of Asus Zenfone 5 launch at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona on Tuesday, we bring you the cool stuff that really matters in the Zenfone 5 series. As of yet there is no clear information on which model will hit the Indian shores. Rest of the specifications include a Snapdragon 845, 4/6/8GB RAM, 64/128/256GB of Internal storage which can be expended upto 2TB. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 36 hours of talk time on 3G, and 41 days of standby time on 4G. The phone will also come with a face unlock feature as well.

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