Great internals. Awful "iPhone X - style" design. I am very disappointed by these devices.
Friendly Reminder: It is IMPOSSIBLE to have a completely bezelless phone and retain the front camera(s), earpiece/speaker, and IR/light/proximity sensors without resorting to the notch. The technology simply isn't there.
I mean, look at the the Xiaomi Mi Mix. It has gotten so close, BUT
- You had to INVERT your phone to use the front camera because your palm covered it.
- And Xiaomi had to used fancy tech which vibrates the entire screen so you can hear who you're calling. That means ZERO PRIVACY and concentration of sound; everyone can hear your conversations.
My take it will be down to either Redmi Note 5 or Zenfone 5.
Gotta wait for the pricing for the ZF5 and make comparison.
AnonD-246723, 01 Mar 2018Calm down fan boy . No one ever mention any first . You can't deny your beloved asus copy exac... moreComparing = Admit it
The Wide Notch even has difference = Copycat
WOW! VERY AMAZING LOGIC!
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018Their ZF3 and ZF4 are both rubbish, full of bugs and bloatware that were not fixed for months.... moreCompare to miui, miui has alot bugs rather than zenui. 😅 I prefer return to zenui, i regret use miui b'cuz lack of software support. It's better asus support zf3 from MM to Oreo. Yet Xiaomi neglect many of their 2016 devices without any software support.
is it so hard to just stay out of stupid trend like adding ugly notch to your phone???
I love the design of Asus zenfone 5 and zenfone 5 2018 because of the shiny rear design like zenfone 3, although someone say copy iPhone X but I think this phone has the best design than Xiaomi and Vivo, i just don't like screen is too big, at least in my opinion zenfone 5 has 5,5 inch
and zenfone 5z has 5,8 inch.
Make me surprised is the right difference of zenfone max & lite is battery, but screen....zenfone lite have bigger screen than zenfone max.
I think Asus with zenfone 5 and zenfone 5z have good design though copy iPhone X, at least than better of Vivo and Xiaomi.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018iPhone clone? Don't be ignorant and you better shut up if you know nothing. Essential is the f... moreiPhone brought the notch design into mainstream. Essential is just a small company that few people know about and has little influence on mobile phone trends. They don't even sell their phones worldwide. So if we are finding someone to blame, it is Apple.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018iPhone clone? Don't be ignorant and you better shut up if you know nothing. Essential is the f... moreCalm down fan boy . No one ever mention any first . You can't deny your beloved asus copy exactly the ugly cut off shape and the traffic light camera . Even asus admit they copied iPhone x . What's the point you fanboy decide to go against asus and say it's not copying
If others are stupid, don't follow them stupid.
Consumers don't need a distracting notch or a curve screen, they just need a big battery and a fast processor chip. Notches and curve screens are just gimmicks to lure consumers to buy so as they will feel like using an Apple or Samsung phone, in other words, to show off.
asus zenfone 5z would be a hit if they did it smaller. i've an htc u11 5.5" with the same size of this phone, and i miss my preview size phone 5.2" htc 10. it was a much easier to use 1 hand phone. a phone with that size (htc 10) without almost no bezels (and if possible without the horrible notch) i would buy it in the second it appears. till that day come..if it will....i will stay with my fantastic device...just wish it was smaller.....
Android Consultor, 28 Feb 2018Iphone fans keep complain about Asus and other brands being copy Iphone. But, they forget that... moreinfinite display is a copy from xiaomi mi mix. it was a concept phone that everyone liked and samsung understood that and just copy it...with compromise solution because mi mix had serious problems with speakers because of near 0 bezel on top, thats why they got the top and bot bezels. mi mix 2 evolved with better aproach, and solution to a real use phone. btw xiaomi mi mix it self was inspired by sharp ugly 3 side bezeless phone. so the first 3 side bezeless phone was sharp...xiaomi picked that idea and made it beautiful, samsung understood it was the future, it invested in it. lg also...others just went in the game later. first phone with notch was essential phone, in lack of a better solution to put the front camera. xiaomi mi mix 2 for me is the best solution for the front camera, mi mix 2s is a step back from mi mix 2 in my point..a corner notch is not the way to go...or any notch at all...the vivo apex looks good and the best implementation so far for a phone without bezels and still be usefull and with good sound.