Great phone for its price. Micro usb and maybe an average camera is forgivable. After all, we're(at least me) not buying a low-cost phone to have a great photography.
"Interestingly, Asus has forsaken its ZenUI in favor of pure Android 8.1 and is promising at least two major OS updates."
For real?! Is this the same device as the one which launches in Indonesia today? Gosh, pure Android with 5000 mAh battery... SD 636... 4GB/64BG at roughly Rp2,999,900 (around $216)... it's too good to be true... if the camera is good enough and on par with Nokia 7 plus I might turn to this one instead of Nokia 7 plus...
Asus only missed on 2 points - Micro USB and availability. Otherwise, it's an almost perfect phone. If this had an SD660 brother it would be even better!
Camera and phone design is a disappointment. Still very good for its price. They could have increased its price by 7-10k and lauched it with premium design and above average camera to make it near perfect device.
this phone will be very popular will certainly give SAMSUNG real competetion
almost got it right. if they make the build quality better (was really disappointed about that on my zenfone 3 zoom) and put a top of the line camera in it while maintaining a decent price they got a hit
If this is available in Philippines, this will be my next smartphone. Stock Android? 5000 mah battery? Snapdragon 636!? YEAH!!!
This phone is too good to believe.
SD 636 + a massive 5000 mAh battery+ StockAndroid !! This deserves to be a hit.
nik.007, 23 Apr 2018For the first time in years, we have a Xiaomi killer in the mid range in India! After that Zenfone 5, I lost faith in those guys. But man, I'd be lying if I said it isn't vfm, even more than note 5 pro...
Why is it, that 2nd and third tier manufacturers can manage to include a decent sized battery in their phones, but the Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony bunch fail time and time again to offer anything comparable? More pressure from the tech press please! Seems that journalists are happy to take the swag from all the meet and greets, but rarely get any answers to the questions that consumers are asking in comment sections.
If I was not interested in the camera abilities, I'd be all over this device.
For the first time in years, we have a Xiaomi killer in the mid range in India!