Darkshadow, 05 Oct 2018personally ram and storage not that importance for me, since both phones support sd card..btw ... moreThen best you go for the note8. ItÂ’s a way better package. The extras you get on the note8 are worth sacrificing the extra ram, storage and chip. In my country the note 8 is $250 more than the 5z(8gb ram + 256gb storage) model. I got the 5z with 6gb + 64gb config for roughly $400, which made the difference in price with note 8 even bigger.
Bottom line, if you gots $550 then get the note 8 over the 5z.
Darkshadow, 05 Oct 2018personally z5z is my 1st choice until the price of note 8 drastically down..hmmm i already tri... moreGlad you liked it dear.
Yeah i agree with you
Super AMOLEDs are way better in temrs of color accuracy, sharpness, clarity and blacks.
enjoy your new phone and tell samsung users about your XP. :)
Vonarian, 04 Oct 2018Camera, display, SoC, Storage chip and etc. are better on 5z. be sure that the ZenFone 5z wil... morepersonally z5z is my 1st choice until the price of note 8 drastically down..hmmm i already tried the both phones..i think z5z camera just decent and done a fair job for the price..the selfie and lowlights performance for both front and back camera were not that good, to many noise and lack of detail..display if compare to other lcd phone, then z5z have the best display and if u put side by side with xiaomi mi8 and 1+6 super amoled, 5z may win...I'm totally agree z5z with 845sd falwless..i like 5z due to wide angle lens compare to telephoto, stereo speakers and beautiful design..but I'm also would love to have slightly better camera, ip68 rating and super amoled screen that HDR10 support..no doubt asus will frequently update even zenfone 3 already git oreo updates..tq for ur kindly advice
Teddy G, 05 Oct 2018Since youÂ’ve mentioned ram and storage being more for the price and if that is of importance ... morepersonally ram and storage not that importance for me, since both phones support sd card..btw I'm frm Malaysia..in Malaysia official set that asus brought in are 6/128gb price around 450usd, 8/256gb around 550usd and the latest price for official new note 8 exynos 555usd (all prices estimated after conversion frm Malaysian money to usd)..my friends also told me to buy the note 8..even though it's last year model and the performance not that sluggish it's still pretty fast..plus the note 8 camera slightly better, super amoled, and ip68rating hmmmm
Cyclonite, 03 Oct 2018The thing about Zenfone 5z is that the one you want is probably different from the one you can... moreI'm leave in Malaysia..asus Malaysia officially brought the 6/128gb and 8/256gb versions that compatible with all careers and telcos..no reports or bad feedbacks..i shouldn't be worry 😅
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2018I can't see how you can make a fair comparison. Both phones are for a different group of audie... moreyup that's my point..it's hard for me to choose..note 8 have ip68 rating, super amoled, better camera (mostly said) and Spen..zen5z more ram, more storage, latest chipset and can shoot 4k60fps..price matter is only the same..sigh
tjeco, 05 Oct 2018Does the silver turn pinkish in the sun?Yeah a little.
but it's not visible.
Darkshadow, 02 Oct 2018Zenfone 5z or Samsung note 8??? Since the price of z5z 8gb ram 256gb storage same as note 8 6/... moreSince youÂ’ve mentioned ram and storage being more for the price and if that is of importance then yea go for the 5z. If youÂ’re looking to compare both models as a complete package, its a bit more tough. IÂ’m using the 5z and IÂ’m plenty happy. In my country the note 8 and the 5z are nowhere close to the same price. If they were i might actually lean to the note 8 even for lesser ram and storage. The samsung camera is slightly better than the 5z and IÂ’m sure itÂ’ll only get better with the pie update. Also the UI on the Samsung feels more cohesive, ZenUI is almost there. But i do feel ZenUI is not to heavy.
To conclude, for the same price IÂ’d recommend you get the note 8 even for the lesser ram and storage. Last years chip in there is plenty fast too.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2018I might be wrong on this but my previous experience with the Zenfone 2 was that they are made ... moreI don't have prior experience with Zenfone 2 but from what I can find online about Zenfone 5z, different models were made for different regions and they have different LTE bands. If you bought a 256GB ZS620KL model, it is pretty much guaranteed that you won't have 4G LTE connection in the States (under AT&T). It's confusing because even though all models (apart from those in the Indian market) were marked as ZS620KL, they have different band support.
Cyclonite, 03 Oct 2018The thing about Zenfone 5z is that the one you want is probably different from the one you can... moreI might be wrong on this but my previous experience with the Zenfone 2 was that they are made as "universal" as they can because they have many LTE bands. On that front, I believe it shouldn't matter where the phone was purchased. However, there might be software installed by other telcos in the phone which was for the LTE band but may not work as well elsewhere.
Darkshadow, 02 Oct 2018Zenfone 5z or Samsung note 8??? Since the price of z5z 8gb ram 256gb storage same as note 8 6/... moreCamera, display, SoC, Storage chip and etc. are better on 5z.
be sure that the ZenFone 5z will never disappoint you.
in first month on release, it got 3 improvement updates.
Darkshadow, 02 Oct 2018Zenfone 5z or Samsung note 8??? Since the price of z5z 8gb ram 256gb storage same as note 8 6/... moreThe thing about Zenfone 5z is that the one you want is probably different from the one you can get (officially), because they release different versions for different regions. For example, in the United States the only version available is 6GB+64GB. You could technically get other versions (like 8GB+256GB) on various online websites but they won't work as smoothly in the States (There will be times you can't use 4G LTE under AT&T because that model was not designed to be used in NA). Just make sure you factor that in when you are buying a Zenfone 5z.
Darkshadow, 02 Oct 2018Zenfone 5z or Samsung note 8??? Since the price of z5z 8gb ram 256gb storage same as note 8 6/... moreI can't see how you can make a fair comparison. Both phones are for a different group of audience. Those who buy Note 8 want the features that 5z will not have. 5z has more storage and more RAM. But this does not mean it's necessarily better than Note 8. You're not comparing apples with apples.
Zenfone 5z or Samsung note 8??? Since the price of z5z 8gb ram 256gb storage same as note 8 6/64 gb..which one better?? Overall package worth?? Not only for the soc..of coz z5z will win..tq
Dig, 28 Sep 2018This ohone change from 4g to 3g very frequently like what the f is going on? Full bars in 4g ... moreyou can actually change the mode to 4G only by dialing *#*#4636#*#*. Note that it will only work on Sim 1.
Teddy G, 29 Sep 2018Oh yes, I agree this might not be an Asus only problem. But the reason I said the 5z is more a... moreI agree with your point, I just want to point out that it really depend. I have switch 4 telco by this year, from the very cheap one to the moderate one. The cheapest has the lowest coverage, which always makes the phone struggle, and drain battery. The other one is better, but stuck with that kind of problem, where I can see the line is ok, but in actual cannot use at all, or totally slow, that one also drain battery a lot. The current one I use has the best coverage, then has less drainage issue. The fourth one is I go to oversea, try their sim, they only get connect to either 4G or 4G+, only very few case drop to 3G, so the battery life is good also. These only can be experienced if always stay with mobile network.
AnonM, 29 Sep 2018Please don't try with this mode. If the voice call is not VOLTE, then probably you won't recei... moreAgreed. In 4G only mode, if the signal drops then it wonÂ’t connect to anything. Not a good idea to do this.
AnonM, 25 Sep 2018This one happen on all smartphone, not just this ASUS Zenfone 5Z. I got used before with diffe... moreOh yes, I agree this might not be an Asus only problem. But the reason I said the 5z is more agresive is cuz I used a Mi A1 with the same two sims in 4G mode and I got around 4h SOT. So in comparison I found the 5z more agressive. Again there maybe other reasons why the A1 gave me better usage, IÂ’m not an expert. Just presenting something I noticed. Honestly IÂ’m very happy wit my 5z, itÂ’s an absolute steal for the price they selling it at in my country.