Asus Zenfone 8 review: powerful, small and quite dull
Remarkable and memorable. That’s how I would describe the Zenfone 8, Asus ’latest Android phone. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad phone. It has a high-end processor that is able to run the applications I want quickly, with a compact design that is easy to use with one hand. Plus, it’s not worth a thousand dollars. Depending on the configuration, it’s between $ 599 and $ 799 (although Asus’s prices aren’t final).
However, there is no style behind the substance. There are few advantages that set Zenfone 8 apart from its peers. If I looked boring in a dictionary, I would see a picture of this phone. Yes so it made him sad, amazing, bright considering he was from the same company ROG Phone 5. But hey, sometimes generics wins.
Delivery of goods
Compare Zenfone 8 specifications with more expensive phones OnePlus and Samsung and it’s easy to be surprised. It has the same flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip inside, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gig storage (a 256 GB model is also available). Flash Universal Storage 3.1 allows you to match your read / write speeds to faster application and game loading times.
That kind of power and speed isn’t easy to find at $ 599. You never have to worry about stopping or delaying your favorite games when switching from one app to another. You also get a high touch sampling rate of 240 Hz (the size of the touch screen that records finger touch). Pairing the screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate (how many times the screen is refreshed to show a new image) by scrolling through apps like Twitter and playing similar titles Oddmar it feels smooth and sensitive.
Rather, if today’s phones are too big for you, then the Zenfone 8 will feel happy. It is not iPhone 12 Mini, but has the same size Google’s Pixel 5. I reach every section of the 5.9-inch screen with my thumb. That’s special because there aren’t many small Android phones today have even less of the main performance.
Speaking of the screen, the AMOLED panel is sharp and colorful, although I would like it to be a little brighter on the outside. It’s backed by Corning’s ultra-hard Gorilla Glass Victus, and the background Gorilla Glass 3. Definitely because you need a case will release this phone; the matte texture of the back is very slippery! Fortunately, glass coatings have proven to be surprisingly durable. I’ve thrown the phone away three or four times, and there’s almost no friction or signs of damage. I still wouldn’t miss my luck.
The Zenfone 8 has a 4,000 mAh battery cell and they usually take me all day, but almost no. If you have many hours on TikTok, you will probably need to connect before connecting. (These results are always on and the 120 Hz screen is turned on; you can turn them on and extend the battery life until the morning of the second day.)
It doesn’t charge as fast as other flagships, but in 25 minutes you can get just over 50 percent with a 30-watt plug charger. I like that Asus includes some features around the battery ROG Phone 5 here, like the ability to charge your phone at a slower pace and the charging capacity of 80% or 90, both will help extend battery life.
Asus uses Game Genie software here as well. While you’re playing the game, swipe right from the edge and access menus allow players to do things that suit them, such as disabling notifications and calls, capturing featured videos, improving better RAM, creating better controls, and activating the screen recorder.
High-end features don’t stop there. The Zenfone 8 includes dual speakers, a headphone cable (!), Support for standard Wi-Fi 6 and IP68 water resistance. There is also 5G support, you are limited to the smaller types of 5G called sub-6; there is not millimeter wave 5G for super fast speeds. The truth is that millimeter waves are still scarce in the US, so you won’t miss much.