Asus sold 2 million smartphones in 2019, less than Sony which sold 3 million smartphones in 2019. 2020 will be the year Asus will struggle to reach the 1 million sales mark. ROG 3 will sell less than ROG 2, since the initial response from its primary market, the Chinese Market, is way below that of ROG 2. (More than 65% of world wide sale of ROG 2 was from this primary market.)
Will Zenfone 7 series help Asus to make the 1 million sales mark? Lets hope it will, although a good response from this site probably will not contribute directly to any significant sales.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2020Put your own word where it belong pal.. Did you read my entire comment or stopped halfway? Pre... moreIt doesn't have anything to do with being recognised or not. It doesn't matter if it was 'partly designed' by the Chinese. The only thing matters is that people don't want their data to be sent to China, or give a monopoly to Chinese brands. It's possible that Zenfone 3 to Zenfone 5 were actually made in China, but only designed Asus, since it was a time when Asus shifted from Intel processors to Qualcomm Snapdragon, so it might have been difficult for them to adapt to it and decided to outsource it. And I don't get the Chinese launcher part, was it only the launcher that was made in China or it had Chinese language? How do you even verify if it's a Chinese launcher?
Anyways it's clear you're a proud Chinese Anon and don't recognise Taiwan as an independent nation.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2020Put your own word where it belong pal.. Did you read my entire comment or stopped halfway? Pre... moreSo by your logic, motorola is american. It is owned by lenovo, and manufactured by chinese. But it is designed by americans in america, lenovo only has to accept projects made by said americans.
And since this is a great logic to prove that motorola is still american, I honestly thank you
salarx, 30 Aug 2020The official language of taiwan is Mandarin Chinese too I know, as I don't recall mentioning it not...
Both are really great phone but I think vanilla is a better deal cause you dont lose much
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2020Taiwan part of china or not is depends on how other countries sees them, not just UN point of ... morePut your own word where it belong pal.. Did you read my entire comment or stopped halfway? Pre-Zenfone 5 were not only manufactured but partly designed, where ODM are involved and vendor just slam on their badge, you would call yourself a proud owner of 'x' company's product? I don't think so not to say Asus did that, but really read the entire comment. Ahh, good example you use Apple. Not only they have their own custom SoC, they design it ground up with a closed OS and can even tell the OEMs to dance like Cinderella around them... The two literally are miles off as a phone vendor.
Now, you can stop being a sensitive ass like good majority of Chinese. What I think of Taiwan is irrelevant, but since I am talking about country to country level here, give me the number of country recognizing Taiwan as a country? Even with the given political situation tension between China and US, where US want to leverage off Taiwan, it still hasn't recognize Taiwan officially as a country. Not even Czech, despite going to visiting the country. Not a Single EU country to my collection, recognize Taiwan as a country. So tell me, which country does not see it that way?
salarx, 30 Aug 2020Your comments will have more credibility if you also provide the source. Source of which part? If you refer to the partly design in China part, it ain't a secret if you can read Chinese, there's being briefly mention many times in review in Taiwanese tech sites.
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2020Go to developers mode. You can force sd card as storage. could you be more specific? Which setting in developer options should I tick to enable storage on the SD card?
Andreidinutu, 30 Aug 2020What can you ask for more in those water cheap prices in india. An indian like you, coming to ... moreLmao I wanted to edit my comment...
Water cheap prices? I wanted the 256GB version but it wasn't available. So I'm getting the zf7 pro within 3 to 5 months after launch because... custom roms... Won't upgrade until 5 years are over. Unless ofc ww3 doesn't start by then...
AnonD-909757, 30 Aug 2020I voted "Neither is the phone for me" because of the lack of 3.5mm Jack, lack of hig... moreHonestly the only real dealbreaker for me is the headphone jack. It's the only reason I got the zenfone6
Not at that price nah. And by the time the price drops there will be better phones in the market for cheaper so why bother?
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2020Well, politically and UN point of view speaking it part of China... BUT, if you're lookin... moreTaiwan part of china or not is depends on how other countries sees them, not just UN point of view.
So, using your logic, iPhone is chinese products? and samsung phones is vietnam products since assembled in vietnam or called chinese products? bcause some of their parts are made in china? that subcontract practice are common in industry, that's what we called contract manufacturing like OEM/ODM
Like all the specs and design but wish it weighed less and had a smaller form factor.
So, the high pricing wait out and no count for near 60%, with high pricing leading... Asus, you getting the message?? Before market your phone pricing next time, look at where you're on the market and competitor before you set one.
chris1998, 30 Aug 2020Yes they're Taiwanese. Taiwan is not in China lolWell, politically and UN point of view speaking it part of China... BUT, if you're looking different otherwise:
Asus Zenfone 3 though out 5 are manufactured and partly design by vendor in China, and their software was also contracted to China, including the launcher. Though after Naught, Asus has being increasingly removing the extra software which is good, but under these conditions, would you still call it a Taiwanese products?
I voted "Neither is the phone for me" because of the lack of 3.5mm Jack, lack of high resolution ToF scanner who would have been useful for both photography and 3D facial recognition, the Telephoto have nothing to do in a flip camera (and it is under 12Mp), more camera along with it should have been put on the body, under the flip camera, allowing for a periscope Telephoto and also 12Mp+ Macro and 12Mp+ Portrait camera.
Also side FPS aren't the best as they see only a thin part of the finger, with a thicker phone it would make more senses, I would have preferred something like the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max.
Sound like a great phone that could fit many users, but it isn't for me.