Asus Zenfone 8 is a 5.9" flagship with an S888 chip, Zenfone 8 Flip keeps rotating cam

12 May 2021
The Zenfone 8 is smaller than the Xperia 5 III. The Flip is a Zenfone 7 with a Snapdragon 888 and a few other tweaks. Available for pre-order today.

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wbpwns, 13 May 2021Compared to zenfone 7 series which use sd865/865+ which has... moreI agree. They could have easily made it better than the vanilla one, just with the lack of IP rating which isn't possible. But they didn't, most probably they want it to be in less demand compared to vanilla. From what I've read, the liquid metal in flipcam is hard to produce, and not many suppliers make it, so it's hard for them to mass produce it. That might be the reason they are putting Inferior hardware in it, so that it has less demand, and if anyone wants to buy it regardless, they can. But I don't think it's a better buy anymore, last year's Zenfone 7 Pro was amazing, and one should get it over Zenfone 8 Flip if they can. It is as if Asus wants to sell less Zenfone 8 Flip, and later use it as an excuse to discontinue the lineup. Or they'll upgrade the hardware once their liquid metal supply chain gets better. The future of flipcam phone is in dark.

YUKI93, 13 May 2021I don't think ASUS can put the headphone jack on the F... moreCompared to zenfone 7 series which use sd865/865+ which has external modem, this same phone but with sd888 with integrated modem, they should have some more space since it's literally same phone from zenfone 7 series.

IpsDisplay, 12 May 2021Oh boy asus the redmi note 4x had 5.5 inch display to work ... moreWhat's the dimension of redmi 4x you brought up, compared to this? Or you thought a phone is only as big as the screen, especially bezel-lous ones?

Come clean and tell us what really is your gripe with this phone, because 4000m4h is a respectable capacity for a phone this size. Redmi Note 7 had same battery capacity despite its bigger footprint.

IpsDisplay, 13 May 2021I already acknowledged my ignorance, someone was pretty neu... moreMy bad, I'm sorry, I realized my mistake later and wanted to edit my comment but I couldn't, it had the blue moderator thing.

salarx, 13 May 2021iphone had lost very early in the race, and if you see, it ... moreI know that's because apple doesn't oversaturate their photos.

Applehaterzsuck, 13 May 2021lol that's because the public loves those massively ov... moreiphone had lost very early in the race, and if you see, it had exposure problems for the backgrounds. Not saying Asus has the best cameras, but iphone isn't amazing either.

imparanoic, 13 May 2021Not as simple as that, 600 euros for your lowest RAM and st... moreYou're comparing the top variant of Zenfone 8 with 16 gb ram, with the base variant of Xperia 5 III, and even then Xperia 5 III is expensive. I mean you can buy any phone accordingly to your needs, but doesn't change the fact that Xperia 5 III is gonna be expensive (a UFS class microSD card will cost a lot too if you plan to add storage), and you lose on dual Sim functionality since it's not dedicated slot.

salarx, 13 May 2021*Zenfone 8 Let's compare Xperia 5 III starting price ... moreNot as simple as that, 600 euros for your lowest RAM and storage at 128gb, then presumably 650euros 8gb RAM and 128gb, 16gb RAM and 256gb could be as high as 850euros, plus there is no sd card, but Sony xperia 5 iii isn't that far off from that price and it has better camera and sd card support.

i0S.- Never.- Again, 13 May 2021Go check Gsmarena reviews, the photo and video is flagship ... morelol that's because the public loves those massively oversaturated photos that the zenfone 7 produces.

It doesn't mean the zenfone 7 is the better camera phone, it's just that it's photo tone is oversaturated, just like samsung phones.

Trust me, if the iPhone was as oversaturated as the zenfone 7 was, then the public would have chosen that. nothing to do with the actual image proccesing.

And MKHBD has proven that twitter and snapchat display photos differently. If both oversaturated photos that went into it, iPhone would have also won because the other photos would be too oversaturated, iPhone "just right" oversaturated.

You get it?

Finally a phone I can upgrade to from my old Motorola which is about same size as this phone. Almost got the iPhone 12 mini but now that there is a petite Android alternative to it I can buy this one instead

Shadocx, 12 May 2021You're here comparing screen size to battery size rati... moreI already acknowledged my ignorance, someone was pretty neutral in educating me, the did it without labeling my comment bs was a pretty constructive reply from them, very refreshing

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imparanoic, 13 May 2021Let's see by the reviews, Asus ain't been the lea... moreGsmarena review concluded that this is a great camera phone.
Xperia ain't good enough in processing. It gets beaten by the s21

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salarx, 13 May 2021You're lucky that your region got Zenfone 7 series, wh... moreWhat happened with Asus...Asus didnot launch 7z,7zpro,and 8z flip..this is not fair for Asus and their business...i had twitted to Dinesh Sharmaji but he couldnot reply me...

Anonymous, 13 May 2021Xperia camera specifications on paper don't matter. T... moreLet's see by the reviews, Asus ain't been the leading edge of camera technology either, but using last year technology even then they were not exact the best, by comparison, sony xperia 1 iii and xperia 5 iii has significantly improved their camera compare to last year model, however, I am presuming that Asus may want to target a more budget Target market than Sony flagship.

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imparanoic, 13 May 2021yes, zenfone 5 is direct competitor to xperia 5 iii and pri... moreXperia camera specifications on paper don't matter.
Their software processing is inferior to Zenfone 8

impinas, 13 May 2021Very interesting devices with a big but! They are not avail... moreYou're lucky that your region got Zenfone 7 series, which is the rarest of rarest phones you can get. Now you get Zenfone 8 series too (cries in Indian region).

imparanoic, 13 May 2021yes, zenfone 5 is direct competitor to xperia 5 iii and pri... more*Zenfone 8
Let's compare Xperia 5 III starting price and Zenfone 8 starting price. €930 VS €600. That's a €330 difference. And by the time Xperia 5 III goes on sale, Zenfone 8 will probably be on sale with discounts. Even if it doesn't, that's a €330 difference in price, and people are already crying that Zenfone 8 is expensive, like seriously. Even the ROG Phone 5 is cheaper than the Xperia 5 III, and if Zenfone 8 Pro ever comes, it'll definitely be cheaper than Xperia 5 III. And it's a phone for normal users, with a normal price. Only Sony fans (or ROG Users) can afford to buy a €900+ phones; Zenfone fans are poor.

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impinas, 13 May 2021Very interesting devices with a big but! They are not avail... moreWrong, they will be sold in Europe

YUKI93, 13 May 2021Lol, don't be so confident with your so-called "f... moreyes, zenfone 5 is direct competitor to xperia 5 iii and pricing may be the difference, could be only US$100-150 difference, but it seems xperia 5 iii is more higher specification in terms of camera, the camera used on zenfone 5 seems to competiing with iphone 12 instead

[deleted post]Lol, don't be so confident with your so-called "fact". The Sony still has a periscope telephoto camera, USB-C 3.1 with video output support, and a bigger battery. I'm not a Sony fanboy since I never use a Sony phone in my life, but I am definitely looking forward to this 2021 Zenfone-Xperia shootout.