Introduction and Performance
The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) looks similar to the Apple iPhone X but in fact is a cutdown variant of the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite in terms of imaging capabilities. The Zenfone 5 (2018) features a similar notch at the top which the company claims have been integrated to fit in the front facing shooters and the microphone. The device sports an edge-to-edge display with 18:9 resolution. Also, the smartphone features a fingerprint reader which is slotted at the back that allows users to record multiple fingerprints. Asus has also taken to Apple in terms of the placement of the dual rear shooters.
At its heart, the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM that ensures a seamless and lag-free smartphone experience even while gaming or working on multiple apps at the same time.
Display and Camera
The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) flaunts a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display which is coupled with wide viewing angles and has great colour reproduction which makes images look lively. The screen on the handset also features Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
For imaging, the device ships with dual front and rear sensors. At the back, the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is equipped with dual 13+5-megapixel shooters which along with an LED flash is designed to shoot quality images and videos. At the front, to shoot wide angle selfies and video calls, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Platform and Storage
The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) runs the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box and ships with an onboard storage space of 64GB which as per user requirement can further be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,300mAh battery which under normal usage might last throughout the day.
To help you remain connected to the world, there are options like 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, and a microUSB 2.0 port. Users also get the option of using two networks simultaneously as the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) comes with dual SIM support.