Weekly poll results: tiny Asus Zenfone 9 stirs big excitement

07 August 2022
It's pricey, sure, but a lot of people are strongly considering buying one. The limited software support drew some criticism, but not enough to turn the vote negative.

Sort by:

  • ?
  • Anonymous
  • gDf
  • 07 Aug 2022

I guess „tiny“ is relative

    blue, 07 Aug 2022And as for the iPhone and price - why the mini was not the ... moreThose Phones dont have good battery life though.

      The increase in price could simply be down to the cost of chips at the moment, not everything has come back down pre-pandemic prices yet

        • ?
        • Anonymous
        • I@H
        • 07 Aug 2022

        another "let us see" moment...
        battlecry for a compact is always loud... but the soldiers are weak...
        but with the battery life this has, it now waits to be seen...
        if it will surpass even just all zenfone sales last year, it is a good sign...
        honestly, it is on my shortlist, aside from pixel 6a and phone (1)...

          • b
          • blue
          • 0CN
          • 07 Aug 2022

          LoneOwl, 07 Aug 2022Except they dont. They want big screens and batteries f... moreAnd as for the iPhone and price - why the mini was not the best selling one, since it is by far the cheapest of the series (not counting SE)?
          Or how is it possible, that the best selling of S22 series is the most expensive Ultra?
          Does not fit your theories, huh?

            • b
            • blue
            • 0CN
            • 07 Aug 2022

            LoneOwl, 07 Aug 2022Except they dont. They want big screens and batteries f... moreMost phones are large, because it is cheaper to make them large. Packing high power into a tiny package requires top components, which is expensive. And people, most of all, want cheaper things.

              blue, 07 Aug 2022"Admittedly, the poll is probably skewed"... real... moreExcept they dont.

              They want big screens and batteries for media consumption/movies/games etc.

              Thats why most android phones these days are over 6.3''

              And on iphone side too, the only reason the base 6.1'' model is the most sold every year is because of its lower price(compared to max)and not for its size.

                The Android Freak, 07 Aug 2022Yes excellent phone. But wait for price to drop by 300USD. ... moreLol, it will take year or 2 to drop to 300 dollars at that time would be outdated crap.

                  • ?
                  • Anonymous
                  • gIa
                  • 07 Aug 2022

                  blue, 07 Aug 2022Since Apple has three small phones (mini, SE, iPhone), one ... moreOr even better and perhaps most plausible is if they use the X/XS chassis, even with an IPS LCD screen, that would be awesome.

                    • ?
                    • Anonymous
                    • gIa
                    • 07 Aug 2022

                    dbjungle, 07 Aug 2022The iPhone Mini is actually just too small. The normal iPh... moreI second that, if only there were more phones of that size and more affordable ones...

                      • A
                      • Arsha
                      • atY
                      • 07 Aug 2022

                      sung, 07 Aug 2022This phone is a BIG JOKE costing same/more than the APPLE i... moreIphones are dumb in user experience they don't hav fst chrg support even don't have charger. You won't get same price of full package

                        NickValok, 07 Aug 2022Even before Apple released the iPhone Mini, many people ins... moreThe iPhone Mini is actually just too small. The normal iPhone 12 and 13 are already the perfect size.

                          Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022If ASUS can make a Lite version with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 or ... moreI agree with this. I'm not sure why Asus increased the price. IMO it's never a good idea for any company to price the same as Samsung and Apple. The newest Qualcomm flagship is not the X factor. An 870 is already more than enough for most people.

                            Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022There's a huge gap with the segment of compact flagshi... moreI just got the Pixel 6a and while it's not a flagship it does have an upper mid rang SoC. At 449 it's the device to beat for me. Xiaomi 12X has slipped to 399 which is a good price as well. The reality is that practical users who want a smaller phone aren't always the same ones who want the most expensive phone. I think Asus should either find a way to get the price down a little or make 2 models for the next one. I think 800 is a hard sale when compared to the current small offerings: Pixel 6a, Galaxy S22, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, Zenfone 8, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12S. Sure the Zenfone 9 is the newest in this group, but it is also one of the most expensive. With all that said, I love the Zenfone 9, but I'm just not in the market for a $800 phone.

                              blue, 07 Aug 2022What would it change? A "no" is always a "no... moreLike I previously said, it wouldn't change the result that more than half voted "yes" but would further specify the "no" votes. Just saying that since the second option, which was essentially also a "no" (software-wise), was a separate option, it would've been better if a "no" (hardware-wise) was also a separate option and not lumped in together with "no" (prefer large phones). This suggestion is for the writer/editor to consider for future polls or to just ignore completely.

                                • ?
                                • Anonymous
                                • 63x
                                • 07 Aug 2022

                                Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022If ASUS can make a Lite version with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 or ... moreOr even better, the Dimensity 8000 or 8100. Those chipsets show a huge potential as a true flagship killer.

                                  • ?
                                  • Anonymous
                                  • rJX
                                  • 07 Aug 2022

                                  Anonymous, 07 Aug 2022There's a huge gap with the segment of compact flagshi... moreThe sad part is that in reality the options are even slimmer as not all of these are available everywhere.
                                  For me S22 is the only available option now, with Zenphone 8. It will be a while before Zenphone 9 is available.
                                  And if you don't have a budget for it, then you have no other option but to use those huge glass slabs.

                                    • b
                                    • blue
                                    • 0CN
                                    • 07 Aug 2022

                                    NickValok, 07 Aug 2022Even before Apple released the iPhone Mini, many people ins... moreSince Apple has three small phones (mini, SE, iPhone), one of them simply had to go. Maybe it will make space for a new version of SE based on iPhone mini design (which would be amazing).

                                      • b
                                      • blue
                                      • 0CN
                                      • 07 Aug 2022

                                      casualtechenthusiast, 07 Aug 2022Yeah, I mean it would've been clearer if the "No&... moreWhat would it change? A "no" is always a "no", regardless to reasons for it. And in this very poll it would mean even less, since the negative votes were only 18 %. Do we really need to know their exact reason in that minority?

                                        Apple robots keeps kicking a dead horse.