ASUS Zenfone 5 Unboxing/ Hands On: So Much Quality For a Notch-y Midranger

asus zenfone 5Since after its first debut at the Mobile World Congress, ASUS officially launched the ZenFone 5 for its home fans in Taiwan on April 12. The smartphone was also unveiled in China this week. ASUS ZenFone 5 is no doubt a well-designed smartphone and its sleek design are likely responsible for the huge popularity the device enjoys since it was announced. Here’s are some hands-on/ unboxing pictures which bring to the fore, the Zenfone 5’s design captured from all angles.

As a reminder, the ZenFone 5 has a double-sided glass design. Both are 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass with a metal frame in between them.  The Zenfone has a notch display design similar to the iPhone X but the Zenfone’s notch is smaller. The device features a 6.2-inch Super IPS LCD FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The screen has up to 90% screen-to-body ratio.

The Zenfone 5 is coming as one of the first models to be powered by the new Snapdragon 636 chipset that powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Chinese edition) and Meizu E3. It has an internal storage of 64 GB and comes with support for additional storage through microSD card. It is expected to arrive in Taiwan in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options. It runs on the latest Android 8.0 that is customized with the newest Zen UI. A 3,000mAh battery enabled with Quick Charge 3.0 powers the smartphone.

On the camera aspect, the ASUS Zenfone 5 features a dual camera module on its back panel. The main camera is a 12MP Sony IMX363 lens, coupled with a secondary wide-angle lens that offers a field of view of 120 degrees. The primary lens with f/1.8 aperture offers features like pixel size of 1.4micron, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel autofocus and 83-degree field of view. It has a f/2.0 aperture selfie camera of 8-megapixel.

Other features of the smartphone include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock, dual 5-magnet speakers assisted by dual NXP smart amplifiers, PMIC internal dual amplifier, three microphones, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack. The Zenfone 5 comes with a price tag hovering around NT$11,990 ( around 2,600 Yuan, $413) and is presently on sale in Taiwan and China and even online via GearBest. Meanwhile, check out a photo gallery of the Zenfone 5 from below.

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