Very impressive phone. I'm the type of guy that despises the idea of spending a lot of money on a new phone. I got this for 300$ CAD and it's turning out to be 100% worth the money.
- Massive battery. Lasts over 3 days using YouTube and playing games on breaks at work.
- SD card slot for huge amounts of upgraded storage
- Very fluid fingerprint unlocking. Unlocks smoothly in milliseconds.
-Crystal clear LED display
-Very good camera with surprising optical zoom.
-Included case and good headphones
-Loud and clear speaker (for a smartphone)
-Not water resistant.
-ASUS software is o.k at best. Nothing new if you're used to their lackluster P.C software
-Because of the large battery it has some weight to it. Not an issue for most people but it is heavier than most phones.
-Not able to use screen protectors
-Does not have a slick, curved look like premium Samsung and Apple phones.
Conclusion- A worthy purchase. I would definitely recommend this phone if you're looking for something that loaded with features at a decent price
LRF, 23 Dec 2018I'm still on Nougat. Should I upgrade it to Oreo ?Do not upgrade. It works worse after the upgrade. I'm looking on how to downgrade it back!
I find it awkward how google project fi allowed me to register this device on my account as a fi supported phone even though its missing a tmobile band, but wont allow me to do it on a huawei mate 10. Oh well at least theres a reason to keep using this phone for some time longer.
This phone has very good specs and features, but its main problems are the build quality and the bad OS (Do not upgrade to Oreo). The display can be easily broken, letting the front glass intact but having nothing else to show because the internals of the display are now broken. That would be a very good phone to have if it could last.
does it also have a built in "bluelight filter" in the top down menu?
A great and ridiculous problem about this phone is that doesnt support 5GHz wifi signal and only support 2.4GHz wifi signal.
Is nt it?
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2018black screen of deathtrue. been using it for more than a year now. it happened to me 4 times
After latest July security patch, the phone is performing spectacularly with consistent SOT of more than 11hrs with Internet & other day to day apps always running
The latest update (2018-07-05) seems to have fixed the problem of the camera app under Oreo. Previously the app would be "half frozen" and I couldn't focus on objects I want. Now it focus instantly like it used to before the Oreo update.
The OS is also more staple now. Previously the Oreo OS would crush often. Now it is fixed.
Very happy so far. Been using this phone for over a year and still going strong.