This is good phone. First of all, the phone is well built and compact in size, which is neither too big and nor bulky. The camera is good also and video recording is good with EIS working well. Performance great as well thanks to SD 855 however software support is over but this has pretty good customization options with some system apps provided by Asus like Gallery. Sound quality is great as well. Thankfully this is one of a kind phone, with a large battery, dual sim with dedicated microSD slot, 3.5mm jack, flip camera while being slim and compact. My first Asus was the Zenfone Max Pro M1, quite popular for its time. Also had Asus Laptops. I got this phone a few days ago and I must say this is an amazing phone, Asus just needs to re launch this phone with improved hardware and latest software, while keeping the design unchanged. The only thing I don't like on this phone is that the LCD display which isn't bright enough for 2023 standards and colour reproduction isn't accurate, other than that this is a nice phone. The camera and video recording is much better than my Samsung A80.
This is still my daily phone and my all time favorite ❤️😄❤️. I am just sad they removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on the 7 and 8, and then stopped offering the flip mechanism on the 9 😔 Their global availability has also always been very limited.
AD25742, 02 Jan 2022So is my set, 02 Jan 2022. Same case: Out of sudden when woke up noticed the phone shut down a... moreThis is exactly what happened to me. Woke up to find that the phone wont charge or turn on. It didn't show any signs of issue prior to this. Just stopped working without any warnings. The service centre wont take they say the production has stopped and spare parts are not available.
drilku, 25 Feb 2022Had it for about 2 years. For the past 2 months, problems with charging; apparently the chargi... moreSame thing happened to me yesterday. Service centre said the phone is out of production and no spare parts are available so they refused to service it.
My phone have constant screen flickering. Dont know how to solve
Anjan, 01 Oct 2022Is this phone okay in 2022 for media consumption purpose!?a full screen experience is always good for media consumption. screen quality is not upto 2022 standards. sound is clear and loud. weight distribution & in hand feeling is awesome. 2022 software and hardware standards cannot be expected.
Is this phone okay in 2022 for media consumption purpose!?
Had it for about 2 years. For the past 2 months, problems with charging; apparently the charging socket needs to be replaced. The local ASUS service refuses to repair because the phone had not been purchased locally.
I really enjoy the phone, had mine since black Friday 2020. But suddenly I'm having a SIM card problem, both chips just stopped to work and I have to restart the phone, beside that it's a amazing phone
JohnnyD, 20 Dec 2021You've never ever ever dropped your phone in 2 years? Yeah, rightI also don't have any scratches on the screen with no screen protector, is that ok with you?
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JohnnyD, 20 Dec 2021You've never ever ever dropped your phone in 2 years? Yeah, rightJohnny boy stop being cynical. I dropped my Zenphone 6/6Z once in the last 2+ years.
Had this phone since launch and I just love it! Never had a big problem (the camera sometimes won't turn but that happens in like 1 out of 100 cases and from time to time I have to turn on and off flight mode to receive connection, but really not a big issue).
Best phone I've ever had so far :)
nuckllhead, 11 Dec 2021My Zenfone 6 stopped working in less than 2 years. It just shutdown on its own and now won... moreSo is my set, 02 Jan 2022. Same case: Out of sudden when woke up noticed the phone shut down and unable to turn on back when alarm clock failed to ring. Tried power charge up. No led light up. Vol down + power on for some time still no avail. Finished.
nuckllhead, 11 Dec 2021My Zenfone 6 stopped working in less than 2 years. It just shutdown on its own and now won... moreYou've never ever ever dropped your phone in 2 years? Yeah, right
My Zenfone 6 stopped working in less than 2 years. It just shutdown on its own and now won't turn on. Bought this brand new, didn't mod the firmware and has never been dropped.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2020If it's on Android one project, you would get it. Using Zenfone 4 pro, a SD835 phone didn... moreI know I might say something favor to manufacturer, but here is the facts, the updates are not just mere firmware, it is like upgrade from one different OS to a totally different OS, so the process is difficult and take time to optimize/stabilize the OS, also means need money to maintain or upgrade OS. That's why most manufacturer only promise 2 version of Android OS updates and no more. You can blame that this is part of the weakness of the Android OS where it doesn't automatically usable by simply install on a smartphone, it take many modification to be made. Then, ASUS also need to wait for the Android code released by Qualcomm, then have to do plenty of modification for ASUS specific model. Like it or not, if you really want stable software and hardware, the only option to go is Apple iPhone, where the expensive price is paid for the expensive maintenance of software, and expensive repair price for hardware too, but you have to deal with Apple ecosystem which no longer as exciting as Android, and also willing to go with premium paid price.
Maybe one day Android OS can be unified like Windows, easy to install, but that is long way to go. Another option is to go with custom ROM, which has it's pros and cons too.
All in all, if you favor to Android and like Android OS, you have to bear with it's weakness. There are plenty choice out there, such as Oneplus brand, or Google Pixel series.
Yup, ASUS Support in the US is a complete disaster. I got my ZenFone 6 in Oct 2019. 10 days later I cracked the screen (spooked by a little white puppy in misty cobbled streets of Lake Como).
Contacted ASUS and got kicked around for days trying to get them to email me a quote after sending photos of the cracked screen. I was so annoyed that I decided to get creative and found replacement screen on Amazon/eBay for $30~ . Ended up fixing it myself.
Also, I had purchase protection from AMEX, so they refunded me my $500 - should’ve gotten the top tear $900 model had I known they’d be so generous.
Anyway, the ZenFone 6 has been the easiest phone to fix that I’ve ever had (compared with iPhone 6/6s/7 & HTCs). Parts are widely available and cheap if you’re willing to do a little DIY.
I’m down to my 4th screen, 3rd camera glass (been a little abusive), and 2nd google button (cut the wire accidentally). Apart from the camera flip module being wonky at times, you should be fine with keeping it alive for years to come!
Victim of Zenfone 6, 17 Jun 2021Asus support and service, during 2020 and 2021 after my purchase of a Zenfone 6, was the worst... moreI totally agree my rog damaged only after 2days
Asus laptop even more terrible
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