ASUS had been off the beat as far as the two previous generation of its ZenFone lineup are concerned. But that will change as ASUS formally launched their next generation smartphone the ZenFone 5 family. Bringing back the Love to the brand, Asus not only redesigned its devices from ground up but also gives other competitors a run for their money.
Sure, past ZenFone lineup are underwhelming, with numerous user complaints here and there, we’ll have to agree that ASUS had lost a huge chunk of user base after the ZenFone 2. The ZenFone 5 might just turn the table and hopes to that change current perception on ZenFone devices with top of the line specs and a surprisingly competitive price tag.
Just soon after its debut on MWC 2018 in Barcelona Spain, ASUS formally introduced the new ZenFone family in the Philippines and brought primary all three main devices from the series namely the ZenFone 5Q – The best mass market beast, the middleman ZenFone 5 and the most powerful of the three the ZenFone 5z.
ASUS focusses on imaging this time with the ZenFone 5 with all of these three models having a dual camera sensors on the back, while having a single sensor on the front with an exemption to the ZenFone 5Q which sport 2 cameras on the front designed for Selfie lovers we guess. What’s missing on the ZenFone 5Q is ASUS’s AI assistance but for the ZenFone 5 and the ZenFone 5z, Their sensors are backed by AI technologies which brings image enhancements as you take a shot.
A trend in 2018 really persists on these devices, The ZenFone 5Q has a standard 18:9 Aspect ratio while the ZenFone 5 and the ZenFone 5z are equipped with an 18.7:9 Aspect ratio and the reason behind the non-conventional figures from these two latter devices is because of notch found on their display. All three devices runs on full-HD+ displays and that’s not even a bad thing as this means that it uses less battery power than those higher resolution displays.
As for performance, these new devices are all boosting with one of the best chipset in the market. The ZenFone 5Q runs on Snapdragon 630 or the Snapdragon 430 depending on the market. The ZenFone 5 runs on Snapdragon 636 while the ZenFone 5z runs on the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Now for the price, this is where it gets interesting, ASUS Philippines priced the ZenFone 5Q at only 16,995 Php. Now that’s just a start, the ZenFone 5 who plays the mid-ranger of the three comes with 19,995 Php price tag. And last and also definitely not the least but the most interesting of them all is the ZenFone 5z’s 29,995 Php price, this makes the ZenFone 5z the most affordable flagship in the Philippines to date.
What do you think of these new offerings from ASUS? Would you give them another shot? Let us know…