ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review

The affordable flagship segment has essentially been dominated by OnePlus over the last few years. Despite strong attempts by Xiaomi and Honor, there hasn’t been a breakthrough success that could really put a dent in OnePlus’ march. With the Zenfone 5Z though, ASUS has a formidable competitor that gets almost everything right on paper and is priced exceptionally well. Does real world use live up to the promises though? Let’s find out.  Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone 5Z Review”

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Unboxing and First Impressions

Its been a couple of months since we last saw the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Announced at MWC, the device was quite a jump up. Sure, ASUS usually does have an array of refreshed options available under its Zenfone series every year but this was a massive leap forward aimed at taking the OnePlus 6, head on. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z doesn’t just pack the internals of a flagship, it sure looks and feels like one too. Fast forward to July and we’ve finally had a chance to spend a bit of time with the phone. Hang tight as we run you through our first impressions of the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone 5Z Unboxing and First Impressions”

ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB RAM, AI dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 29999

ASUS just launched its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India at an event in Delhi. It was introduced at the MWC earlier this year, packs a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 Super IPS display with notch design and 90% screen-to-body ratio with AI Display for auto color temperate adjustment, is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with support for up to 8GB RAM, runs Android Oreo with ZenUI 5.0, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with support for OIS, Sony IMX363 sensor and 0.03s  Dual-pixel PDAF along with AI scene detection to detect 16 type of scenes automatically and has a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens for portrait shots and shoot images with wider view. Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB RAM, AI dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 29999”

Asus Zenfone 5Z price surfaces on Flipkart ahead of India launch, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version could start at Rs. 29999

ASUS is all set to launch its lagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India  tomorrow exclusively on Flipkart. Now the pricing of three variants of the smartphones have been surfaced on Flipkart. This reveals that the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version will cost Rs. 29,999, cheaper than the OnePlus 6 and the Honor 10. Also this will be the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone in the country. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 5Z price surfaces on Flipkart ahead of India launch, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version could start at Rs. 29999”

ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845, AI dual rear cameras launching in India on July 4

ASUS introduced its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona earlier this year. The smartphone started rolling out from Europe earlier this month. Today the company has announced that the phone will be launched in India on July 4th exclusively on Flipkart. Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845, AI dual rear cameras launching in India on July 4”

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 update brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea, front camera improvements and more

Asus rolled out first update for the Zenfone Max Pro last month, ahead of the sale that brought Face unlock and several improvement along with Android security patch for April, 2018. Today the company has started rolling out a new update that brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea (In circles where it’s available), in addition to Reliance Jio. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 update brings VoLTE support for Vodafone, Airtel and Idea, front camera improvements and more”

ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845 goes on sale in Europe, is cheaper than the OnePlus 6

ASUS introduced its flagship Zenfone 5Z smartphone at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona earlier this year. As promised the smartphone has started rolling out from Europe with the phone going on sale in France and Italy for 499 Euros (US$ 588 / Rs. 39,785 approx.), making it the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC in Europe till date, cheaper than the OnePlus 6 that costs 519 Euros. There is also 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version that costs 599 Euros (US$ 706 / Rs. 47,770 approx.) that is available only in France. Continue reading “ASUS Zenfone 5Z with 6.2-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, Snapdragon 845 goes on sale in Europe, is cheaper than the OnePlus 6”

ASUS PixelMaster camera app update with Google Lens integration starts rolling out

ASUS has started rolling out an update for its PixelMaster camera app that brings Google Lens support inside the camera app that brings object and landmark recognition. This was announced by Google at the I/O, and Sony smartphones and the Motorola’s 2018 lineup got the feature recently. Continue reading “ASUS PixelMaster camera app update with Google Lens integration starts rolling out”

Asus ZenBook Pro 15, Pro 14, VivoBook S15, S14 and Project Precog first convertible, dual-screen notebook announced

Asus at the Computex 2018 has announced the ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 laptops with ScreenPad input device, VivoBook S15, VivoBook S14, VivoBook S13, and VivoBook Flip 14. The Project Precog- first convertible, a dual-screen notebook with fully enhanced AI features, Zen AiO 27 desktop, Lyra Voice, three-in-one 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi router, RT-AX88U dual-band route, and more.  Continue reading “Asus ZenBook Pro 15, Pro 14, VivoBook S15, S14 and Project Precog first convertible, dual-screen notebook announced”

ASUS VivoWatch BP with real-time blood pressure monitoring, 28-day battery life announced

ASUS at the Computex 2018 in Taiwan announced VivoWatch BP (HC-A04), the company’s latest smartwatch with built-in ECG and PPG sensors. It also provides  real-time blood pressure measurements in 15 seconds. It features ASUS HealthAI technology to help users keep track of their blood pressure and health stats – such as heart rate, sleep quality, activity data, and de-stress index –- while also providing suggestions for a better lifestyle. It can also track heart rate, sleep quality and fitness/activity. Continue reading “ASUS VivoWatch BP with real-time blood pressure monitoring, 28-day battery life announced”

Asus ROG Phone with 6-inch AMOLED 90Hz HDR display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, AeroActive Cooler announced

Asus’s ROG at the Computex 2018 in Taiwan introduced the ROG Phone, the company’s first gaming smartphone. It has a 6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED  HDR 90Hz, 1ms response time AMOLED display with DCIP3 gamut with Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported by dedicate hardware display chip, is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC that is clocked up to 2.96GHz with 8GB RAM. It has new GameCool system that improves thermals with a copper heat spreader and 3D vapor chamber that efficiently transfer heat away from the SoC and into the body, says the company.

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Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II laptops, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 tri-band Wi-Fi router and more announced

TUF Gaming today has introduced the M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset, GT501 chassis and the FX10CP desktop. These products are developed by the company’s internal teams, plus an array of components produced by TUF Gaming Alliance partners. It also introduced new products in the ROG series. Continue reading “Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and Strix Hero II laptops, ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 tri-band Wi-Fi router and more announced”

Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out

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Asus has announced the rollout of Oreo update to the Zenfone 3 Zoom bringing the version to V80.20.179.40. Since it is a server side roll out, the update might take few days and will be available in batches. The company has been actively pushing Oreo update to Zenfone smartphones since the start of this year. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out”

Asus Zenfone Live L1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone with 5.45-inch HD+ display announced

Asus has officially introduced Zenfone Live L1 (ZA550KL), the company’s first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in Indonesia, after it surfaced earlier this month. It packs a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 82% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB RAM or 3GB RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition or Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5 depending on the version, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera and also has face unlock. Continue reading “Asus Zenfone Live L1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone with 5.45-inch HD+ display announced”

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review

The ZenFone series of devices have had a rollercoaster-like existence in India. From the soaring success of the first generation ZenFone to the hit or miss attempt at making it a high end product, the company hasn’t shied away from experiments either. The ZenFone series became a catch all of sorts with interesting devices like the ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone AR also falling under the same branding. As it goes though, it is the value segment that rules the roost in India. Asus went back to the drawing board and has created a brand new device specifically for India and our initial impressions put it as rather impressive. Let’s dive in for a closer review of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.  Continue reading “Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review”