Hi the world! Which one is best buy, Asus Zenfone 5Z or Xiaomi Mi 8 (not SE, not explorer) ? Thanks a lot.
the latest ZenUI has a screen recording tool built-in, right? can it record internal sound of the app?
Its only show 4G LTE. Who can tell me what band for 4G. Sorr if my english broken
Vonarian, 24 Aug 2018Sure, ZenFone 5z (6GB/64GB)Thank u for ur reply. How is the camera after the latest update. Is there any improvement in the focus problem.
Hi, I am looking for a good mobile in 25 to 30k range. Camera, screen and battery is priority. Honor view 10 vs zenfone 5z - which is better?
Sj, 21 Aug 2018Hi, Zenfone 5z or Honor 8 Pro/V9? (my preference Cam and gaming)Of course Zenfone 5z with SD845 win on cam and gaming, definitely are beast over Honor 8 Pro and v9, particular the 2K screen on Honor 8 Pro further reduce gaming rendering performance too.
If you want the price of Honor 8 Pro with quality in gaming, suggest Honor Play or Xiaomi Pocophone F1.
Camera, I would say all are not very good at this price, unless you want an almost decent Huawei P10 Plus, but still on Kirin 960, and still expensive. Depend on what you are after, mostly camera performance lose is on low light performance, which can be the apps issue rather than the camera issue.
Dominique, 21 Aug 2018How is the shape of the phone affects functionality and quality?I think he means the screen shape, not the phone shape.
New smartphone comes with rounded corner screen, which reduce viewability, this I definitely agree.
However, when viewing video, the 16:9 video still can be viewed fully.
Application wise, this might not an issue too, just that we can't view all at the corner of the screen, just like the useless notch as well. I have seen Samsung Galaxy S8/Note 8 have worse screen usability and viewability too, especially the curve edge screen.
The Volume rocker doesn't work sometimes. And also I am facing Hanging Issues
Hatesaab, 21 Aug 2018Have you faced the problem of auto rotate on asus zenfone 5z.. being the auto rotate function ... moreWhat do you means not adjust to it's position?
Do you means fitting the whole screen?
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2018Just update phone and camera will take pictures betterThere is no problem on day light picture, only the low light picture suffer the noise and blur.
Google Camera apps definite solve these issue.
I can show some sample shot from both camera apps using Zenfone 5z, you will know what I mean.
Have you faced the problem of auto rotate on asus zenfone 5z.. being the auto rotate function on the phone wont adjust to its position.. it happens while using youtube and many other video streaming apps! Please give me a solution
As usual with the budget flagship phone, there is always give and take, but this one are getting almost everything, just minus the stock camera apps quality, which is not flagship worthy compared to Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei and HTC, which always have reputation to have best camera in the market. The problem is it's stock camera apps issue. Image quality significantly improved by using a proper Google Camera apps. (The GCam for S9+ can be installed on this phone)
The phone performance wise, it is phenomenal, given the SD845 SoC, everything just fast. It's ZenUI has been streamlined, not much bloat apps, everything just as functional.
128GB Kingston Micro SD card works without any issue. 3.5mm jack is there, it's supplied earphone is very good. It also has very good loud stereo speaker, great LCD screen despite not AMOLED, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, battery can last for 1 full day. Glass build quality is very good, but extra back and screen cover are always recommended protection.
VOLTE definitely no issue, 4G+ are supported. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 definitely is sufficient.
The minor issue would be no IP rating, no support for type C to HDMI, no wireless charging, I know I am asking too much at this price, even the much more expensive Oneplus 6 doesn't even has these feature either.
For the given price, this is the most bang for bucks Android smartphone, definitely beat Oneplus 6 sold in my country (I don't know why the 128GB Oneplus 6 sold so much more expensive than this phone), and also beat Xiaomi Mi8, despite Mi8 sold a bit cheaper with 64GB, this ASUS priced close to 64GB Mi8 price with 128GB version. This is definitely the true flagship killer of the year.
As always, not every smartphone are people's cup of tea. Oneplus, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Google, OPPO, Vivo user will defend their choice. But this one definitely is the flagship worth buying, where finally at this launching price, Micro SD slot, good stereo speaker, OIS camera and FM radio are present.