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

06 August 2018
It is positioned to compete against the OnePlus 6 with its $499 price point and Snapdragon 845 CPU.

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  • Koper1

k-9, 22 Aug 2018that's not undercutting the one plus it has an ips and the one p... moreOne 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 making the connection. Awesome for in-car bluetooth voice call.

  • 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

suarez92, 07 Aug 2018Camera (front and back) OnePlus 6 Preformance OnePlus 6 Batt... moreSince you already had a conclusion let me ask, have you used both phones? If so, can you post the proofs here?

suarez92, 07 Aug 2018Camera (front and back) OnePlus 6 Preformance OnePlus 6 Batt... moreYou forgot to mention that OnePlus isn't available in my country AND if you import one, it costs twice the price!
Asus still wins for me.

So the 30 dollar question is, AMOLED or IPS LCD?
Gsmarena review their screen quality.

  • Anonymous

All the OnePlus fanboys have heard that call
and trolling here . . .

Many thanks for the author.
What about a Zenfone 5z review instead ???

  • Anonymous

The Voice of Reason, 07 Aug 2018Has Asus fixed their updates? They used to abandon their devices... moreCheck ASUS' support page or
Release Notes on Zentalk!

and you will see
- the updates,
- bootloader unlock tool,
- kernel source codes etc. (for custom-rom support!!!)

Just check for yourself!

  • Anonymous

Grizz, 08 Aug 2018I've owned an Asus Zen in the past and hated the entire experien... more" . . . in the past . . . " Jeah!

and what's up with present-days?

Just live in the past!
Just hate!

  • sam

knowing asus and using zenfone 2 i can guarantee they will not update their phones after max one update. their UI is so heavy that they will pull the performance down later. their service center is shitty and their product will start showing sim tray issues, power button issues. serious quality issues with their phones. i will still go with one plus for guaranteed updates and loyalty to customers.

  • Grizz

I've owned an Asus Zen in the past and hated the entire experience. The OP6 is by far the better choice.

  • Android Consultor

The Oneplus 6 is so overvalued. I don't understand the hype with this phone. If you search on youtube, you will see that Asus Zenfone 5Z is more faster due the AI boost. Also, you have an audio-jack entry, good screen, super ips, stereo speakers,

  • Anonymous

Chine no style design

  • Anonymous

suarez92, 07 Aug 2018Camera (front and back) OnePlus 6 Preformance OnePlus 6 Batt... more"Pre!formance OnePlus 6"

Trolls OnePlus

ZenFone 5z wins,
Sold Out everywhere! :)

Geric.770, 07 Aug 2018Nope. ZenFone 5z is the real rival of the OP6 with cheaper pric... moreCamera (front and back) OnePlus 6
Preformance OnePlus 6
Battery life OnePlus6
Multitasking OnePlus 6
Software OnePlus 6

Choice is clear. Asus cant compare with OnePlus.

  • Anonymous

i actually considered buying this instead of an OP6, due to its expandable storage and aptX HD support. however, i kinda really want to try an OLED panel, so...
plus, Asus' software layer seems rather heavy with lots of stuff that i don't need or want and i'm not sure about custom ROM support

  • .alpha

How is long term board quality. A lot of cheaper phone start dying after a year from heat cycle

  • BLS NE

Put a 5000 mAh battery in it. then we'll talk. Until then, don't waste my time.

  • Anonymous

Why did not gsmarena review the zen4 Pro last year?

The Voice of Reason, 07 Aug 2018Has Asus fixed their updates? They used to abandon their devices... moreZenfone 3 has 3 years upgrade software. They already fix it.

Taking on Oneplus?

6GB vs 8GB

Battery 3300? Should have bumped that to 4000

Surely the ROG is a direct competitor for the Oneplus and not this thing?