neo, 29 Mar 2018The camera hardware sounds promising but much opinions said it has bad camera, can anyone tell... morei own the phone for many months, the camera is excellent, i'm tempted to say it's the best phone camera i ever tried. the only issues is that you can't rely on the auto mode in bad conditions like low light etc... but the manual mode rocks it's pro level quality.
Miles, 02 Feb 2018Can i connect this phone to a projector? Any who had tried it?Nope, this phone only has USB 2.0 speed on it's type-C port , sadly
Kvakere, 06 Mar 2018Hey there, just got one but for some reason itÂ’s impossible to download the 7.1 update even a... moreIf you have this device with an unlocked bootloader, then you can no longer receive ASUS software updates.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2018Kindly is this phone Support dual app aptionYup. This phone support Dual Apps option
The camera hardware sounds promising but much opinions said it has bad camera, can anyone tell me? I planned to buy this one for camera and battery.
Is the build number (sku) 'ww' for asus users in india? Or is it something different?
Initial impression was very good. Prolonged use proved otherwise. - AMOLED screen gets burn in after a couple months.
- Camera is terrible even though it's the main selling point; it's grainy, the zoom doesn't matter much, the lens cover isn't sealed and fills with dust, camera is terribly slow with awful low-light.
+ Battery is the only redeeming feature, can go 2 days on a single charge. Though haven't managed to refill anything else with reverse charging.
- No 5Ghz wifi / NFC / IR, the wifi is constantly disconnecting.
- 32GB is actually really small these days considering Android takes about 8-10 GB for itself.
- It's slow. It was fast at first but this thing can't handle switching between YouTube and chrome without something crashing and needing a reboot.
- UI layouts have changed so much after updating that it's no longer customizable like ZenUI claims and most things are white which makes burn in worse!
- Looks good on paper but is actually really sub par, every region with 32 gig model got completely shafted cause it's straight out of 2012, not 2017.
What is the latest android version released for the device & also what version of zen ui accompanies it?
does anybody know how to make the clock on the lockscreen appears? seriously it's driving me crazy.
what I've tried:
- updating system to the latest os and zenui
- factory reset
- changing theme
- enabling weather apps and other widgets
Android - Prime, 18 Feb 2018This phone's battery life won't let you go down :) I constantly get around 9h of SOT with hea... moreHey there, just got one but for some reason itÂ’s impossible to download the 7.1 update even after following all the available instructions. Any suggestions as itÂ’s bought online and no shop distributes this where IÂ’m located
can a user in India please tell me what the sku details are? Is it ww?
if not what is it?
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2017Dear GSMArena, please put a review for this phone. Why did you rather put a review on pathetic... moreThis phone's battery life won't let you go down :)
I constantly get around 9h of SOT with heavy gaming use, and around 12h of SOT with light use (YouTube, Browsing).
The low-light camera performance kinda sucks on auto, but you can tweak it freely with manual mode. On daylight, it's not the best I've seen but great nonetheless.
UI also sucks, I use Nova Launcher instead.
Performance is so-so if you use it for gaming, no issues for daily light tasks though.
The screen... (u can check my comment from Dec 2017)
Design-wise it's definitely not original nor grippy on hand (slippery that is) and leaves smudges when you touched the back. But it's quite solid. Though, I always have a case for extra protection.
DTS audio is mostly for gimmicks, my old ZenFone 2 can do better with earphones (DTS makes me can't manually change the bass anymore D:)
Speaker is mono but it's quite loud, no distortion even on full volume.
I rarely took a selfie, but when I do it turns out quite good, but don't expect it to do well on low-light though.
No NFC and that's kinda sucks, fingerprint recognition isn't the fastest around but it's accurate most the time.
Alright, hope this mini-review helps you :)
Lauryboy, 20 Jan 2018I'm appalled at gsm arena for not reviewing this phone while it does "long term" reviews of ot... moreYea, such a downer they don't review this phone. But hey, super wide-angle vs zoom lens there. I love super wide-angle more but this phone's endurance doesn't let me to look at other option :)
For the guys who had their replacement, did you update your system? From marshmallow to nougat? Im currently using my second zoom 3. Asus replaced my first cause of whiteline. I kinda read here somewhere that whilteline appears days after upgrading the system. I could say its probable because thats what happened to my first. I havent upgraded my replacement yet cause the whiteline could appear again. Any insights that could help? Thanks