Asus ZenFone 5Z now available in the US to take on the OnePlus 6

Ricky, 06 August 2018

ASUS’ latest flagship is now officially available for purchase in the United States. The ZenFone 5Z was first announced back in February at MWC with a Snapdragon 845 and a 6.2-inch notched display. The phone went on to launch in Europe and Indian markets where its pricing undercuts the OnePlus 6 by $30.

The phone became available for purchase today at B&H Photo, ASUS USA, and Amazon. However, as of this post’s writing, ASUS and B&H have run out of stock and amazon has limited quantities with “more on the way”.

The ASUS ZenFone 5Z recently received a huge camera update enabling RAW support, improving overall image quality in both video and still images. The OnePlus 6 has already been praised for its excellent camera experience so ASUS is prepared to aim for the same thing.

There’s a dual camera with a 12MP sensor and another 8MP wide-angle one. There’s also a 3,300 mAh battery with 18W Quick Charging. 6GB of RAM keep multitasking in check and there are 64GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. Currently, it looks like the only color option coming to the US is Midnight Blue.

What do you think of the ASUS ZenFone 5Z? Is this something that you’d consider over a OnePlus 6? Let us know what you think in the comments.

The much cheaper ZenFone Live (L1) is also available for $109 from Best Buy with Android One and a Snapdragon 425 CPU.

Via | Amazon | B&H | ASUS


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  • Koper1

One big "plus", at least for, me is the way of dual sim implementation. You can bind a exact sim to any contact, so work numbers always use my work sim and personal numbers personal sim. If contact has no preffered sim, it ask me to chose any before ...

  • k-9

that's not undercutting the one plus it has an ips and the one plus has an amoled screen should have been 100 cheaper then you could say it is under cutting it!

  • Tucking_Fypo

Since you already had a conclusion let me ask, have you used both phones? If so, can you post the proofs here?