Tanase Adrian, 08 Jun 2019omfg,what are you doing here man?!killed by software?!you know that there are software updates... moreI've already seen 2 phones, one Honor and one Asus, both with screen brightness dimming when switching between different apps. It's Android garbage at work here. People complain about bloatware, but all software is mostly bloatware these days, that's why so many updates, a lot of unwanted and useless garbage "features" and bugs.
Notsure, 30 May 2019Why isn't it 600 nits everywhere? I hope it isn't the Asus auto-dimming "feature" that can't b... moreomfg,what are you doing here man?!killed by software?!you know that there are software updates....and it isn't killed by nothing except in your mind.and that garbage talk about the shit screen ....all garbage.gsmarena's tests suck,other reviews managed to get 550+ nits from the first testing,why did not gsmarena?!not to mention the deltaE of 5.9 on gsmarena and 2.4 on other reviews!!don't trust anything you read,search more and then draw a line and a conclusion.
Supersnake, 03 Jun 2019Thought you might like to see this communication I had with ASUS Technical Support.
I request... moreOof. It's looking more increasingly bleak for me (being that I am on Verizon).
I mean... I suppose that's $500 less I'll be spending in July. More money for me?
On the other hand, my only hope is they mention "current models". Maybe new models for USA market coming in July?
Patrik, 03 Jun 2019I see the review of this phone on Android Authority youtube channel, and i saw that this phone... moreA lot of Nokia Lumias had AOD with a LCD pannel. The screen was really dim compared to when the screen was ON, but still readable. The good point was you could set a walpaper since anyway all the screen was on and it would not cost more energy. The effect was pretty cool and almost like old phone with no backlit, but I don't think it will be like this on Android.
So it's perfectly possible.
I see the review of this phone on Android Authority youtube channel, and i saw that this phone have an AOD feature even its using an IPS LCD panel.. is it true..?
One of the best, if not the best,(but highly possible the best) smartphone of 2019. I'm eyeing this one
Thought you might like to see this communication I had with ASUS Technical Support.
I requested that the inclusion of bands 66 and 71 be made via a firmware update and wanted to know if they had any plans to certify VoLTE on North American carriers.
Here is their response.
May 30, 2019
Hello xxxx ,
Thank you for your patience and patronage!
In regards of your escalated query, our engineering department confirms the enabling of any GSM LTE bands cannot be done within firmware since it's integrated in the hardware of the modem itself.
Also on all our current unlocked USA/CANADA Zenfones, we currently do not have support for Voice Over LTE VoLTE in our North American market at this time.
ASUS Product Support
Cons, 01 Jun 2019Not a good camera for nighttime, no wireless charging, lack of IP rating, AMOLED isn't somethi... morePeople don't seem to realise is that what Asus has done here is what OnePlus used to do many years ago and that provides a phone with flagship specs but at a fraction of a price. If this phone had all of those feature then it would be a dream but would also have a price like the OnePlus 7 Pro
Just wireless charging. Is that really needed :/
Have we humans become that lazy that plugging in a type C cable into our phones has become a struggle, that we're relying on a charging pad that needs to be powered on VIA an AC adapter to do the job
they should make a pro version, same but replacing that crap panel with a 90hz OLED with indisplay fingerprint reader, replace the rear fingerprint reader with a 5x telephoto and wireless charging
boom, the phone to beat
Cons, 01 Jun 2019Not a good camera for nighttime, no wireless charging, lack of IP rating, AMOLED isn't somethi... moreWell, you can spend a extra $600 to get all those functions that you want. You must be rich.
Anonymous, 31 May 2019The contrast ratio is calculated by (white cd/m^2) / (black cd/m^2) at 100% brightness. You ca... moreAre you serious?! The blacks can (and almost surely do) change, too, when you raise the brightness, so the contrast automatically changes. The blacks don't stay the same while fiddling with the max brightness.
Not a good camera for nighttime, no wireless charging, lack of IP rating, AMOLED isn't something that's in this phone, the sound speaker won't be accurate or audiophile friendly despite the EQ controller, and 8K resolution won't happen.
As this is a poor LCD, does it have any ghosting? What's the response and refresh rates?
Notsure, 31 May 2019I've seen the maximum brightness update on gsmarena, but there's no 1500 contrast update, it's... moreThe contrast ratio is calculated by (white cd/m^2) / (black cd/m^2) at 100% brightness. You can see that the in the table, the contrast ratio at max auto brightness is (455 cd/m^2) / (0.399 cd/m^2) = 1140.35.
Since GSMArena has now been able to achieve 600 nits at max auto, take the new number and divide it by the same black brightness. The new contrast ratio at max auto brightness is (600 cd/m^2) / (0.399 cd/m^2) = 1503.76.