Asus Zenfone 5Z Review: A value-for-money Flagship Phone

Asus Zenfone has Gorgeous Display, Great Audio, Powerful Performance


Asus Zenfone 5Z

8 out of 10
Asus Zenfone 5Z


Gorgeous & Crisp Display

Impressive Dual Camera

Wide Angle Secondary Lens

Great Performance


No water resistance

No Gorilla Glass 5

Asus Zenfone 5Z is a Value-For-Money Flagship Phone

Asus Zenfone 5Z was launched in India on July 9, 2018. It looks like a pack of punch. The phone comes at the price of ₹29,999 with lots of features and specs. It actually stands with the OnePlus 6 compared to its price and performance.

Price & Availability:

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with different variants. There are 6GB RAM variants with 64Gb storage at ₹29,999 and 128GB storage at ₹32,999, $549. Another variant comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage at a ₹36,999 price. It supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0.

All three are available in either Midnight Blue or Meteor Silver. It is available on both Amazon and Flipkart online shopping sites.

Design & Display:

Asus Zenfone 5Z has one of the best displays. It has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 19:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has an AI color system with 100% DCI-P3 coverage. With 550 nits brightness, the colors look vibrant and crisp on this display.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Display

It comes with a smart screen feature that knows when to keep it on. The screen keeps on when you are looking at it, and goes off as soon as you look away. The latest firmware update changed the smart screen features. After confirming with our tech team, the “smart feature” will be disabled when the battery power is lower than 15%.

There are trigger timings for every time option in the “sleep” feature. For example: if you set the sleep option as “15 seconds”, the phone will automatically start to detect any human faces using the front camera 6 seconds before sleep. If no human face has been detected, the phone will sleep as intended within the desired time. If a human face has been detected, the countdown to sleep will reset.

The phone has a notch at the top. You can disable it in settings if you want. The glass back with a light pattern of concentric circles looks rad. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor and a face unlock system.


Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with Dual cameras. It has a 12MP Sony IMX363 flagship sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The dual-camera setup is in a vertical format with a 12MP main camera and a secondary 8MP wide-angle lens. All photos taken by Zenfone 5Z are great and have accurate color reproduction, balanced exposure, and sharp edges.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Camera Samples

The 120-degree wide-angle secondary camera captures a wide world. You can also take beautiful portrait shots with blurring effects, autofocus features, etc. Low-light photos also come good with Zenfone 5Z.

The phones come with both OIS & EIS systems for image stabilization. It also supports RAW files and can click up to 48MB photos. You can record 4K/UltraHD videos with Zenfone 5Z.


Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with up to 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Kryo 385 Octa-Core CPU, Adreno 630 graphics. It has 6/8GB RAM options. The multi-core artificial intelligence (AI) engine has been integrated into every aspect of the phone’s functionality. The AI helps from grouping pictures in your gallery to suggesting what application you’re going to use next.

The interface of the phone is smooth. It doesn’t come with Stock-Android but with its own user interface (UI). The phone gives a great performance with its specs. You can enjoy PUBG, Asphalt games without any lags.

The audio quality of the phone is good. It comes with ‘five-magnet’ speakers which give louder sound. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, so you can enjoy music with Asus DTS Headphone: X. Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with an adaptive ringtone feature. The ringing volume of the phone changes according to the surroundings.


Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a 3300mAh battery. It supports 3.0 quick-charging. You get an 18W charger that charges the phone in 90 min from 0 to 100%. Asus has also added AI adaptive charging in a phone. The company claims that it will double the battery life that you’d normally get out of the phone.

The phone has several battery modes like Performance, Normal, Power Saving, and Super Saving. You can also customize it and choose to control battery draining.

Should You Buy Asus Zenfone 5Z?

Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with powerful specs. It gives a great performance. The camera, sound, display quality of the phone is also great. Asus is offering AI and lots of features. So, if you want all this with just ₹29,999 prices, then go for it.

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