- 06 Jul 2023
Netflix HDR issue (Zenfone 9)
Any one experiencing the inability to play Netflix on Full HD on Zenfone 9? I've contacted both Asus and Netflix, and they cannot solved this issue. A little bit dissapointed.
- 13 Jun 2023
Adil, 12 Mar 2023I am using it since a month now. Its awesome phone. Battery... moreCan you check if max. cpu frequencies are locked during 1080p recording? This is the downside on zen8 after playing a lot with 1080p video recording in pro video mode. Probably nobody noticed this.
There are also occasional freezing in recorded videos(3 frames long once per 1-3 min.) which is also downside, but I can live with that. Also noticed that zen8 optical stabilization can make mistake(blurriness in few frames) when light condition are not perfect...I noticed this even when everything was on manual(exposure speed, iso, focus).
If zen9 doesn't have these minor glitches, I'll be happy.
- 13 Jun 2023
Nelson , 03 Jan 2023You know that movies are done at 24fps.
It is not all abou... more24fps in movies are good for static scenes. With combination slow exposure times(1/50) you can give the impression that the moving scene(e.g. car chase) was very fast. Motion blur can hide lack of fluency a little bit, but that is all what 24/30fps can gives you.
As technology improved, 60/120fps with OLED combination can gives you what human eye is capable of perceive and process.
It is very pleasant to watch 60/120fps fast moving content which was recorded at least 1/400+s per frame.
- 11 May 2023
Lithium, 02 May 2023Your problem is that you are using an OLD Xperia, phone bri... moreThanks for your reply, you must be right. My concern was about the battery life if I had to increase the brightness level, but the battery is good, I'm not a heavy user and I charge my phone once in 2-3 days.
- 02 May 2023
nick, 06 Apr 2023Just bought it and my first impression of the screen brigh... moreYour problem is that you are using an OLD Xperia, phone brightness from that time was far better than a lot of phones these days. Especially the Xperia and Galaxy lines
- 06 Apr 2023
Just bought it and my first impression of the screen brightness is terrible. It's way too dark compared to my old Sony XZ1 compact. At 30% brightness Sony is brighter than Zenfone 9 at 70%. Any suggestions or advice? I'm really disappointed with Zenphone 9 screen brightness.
- 12 Mar 2023
I am using it since a month now. Its awesome phone. Battery life is not an issue at all its excellent. Cameras r very good. The only bad thing is slow photography in night mode. Apart from tht its a near perfect device. Very fast fingerprint scanner. 30 watt charging with option to charge your phone at 18w and 10 w too. I will answer any questions u guys have
- 08 Feb 2023
audio jack alone is enough to convince me to upgrade from iphone 13 pro max
- 02 Feb 2023
The screen size and audio jack alone is enough to convince me to upgrade from Poco X3 NFC
- 03 Jan 2023
- 02 Jan 2023
This has a headphone jack! Just missing micro sd then it is perfect
- 11 Dec 2022
Bruhwtf, 05 Dec 2022Exactly. I'm sitting here like the thing can do 4k@120... more60fps can look crappy on some (mainstream) TVs, especially at 4K. So, unless you know your audience has screens that can handle your 60fps video, you may want to use 30fps.
- 05 Dec 2022
ghenceaRO, 01 Dec 2022Great design ratio and dimensions. I would like you guys to... moreExactly. I'm sitting here like the thing can do 4k@120fps and they don't even show the video samples? Wtf guys? Also what is this obsession with 4k@30? Who even records at that when you have 4k@60. Just so many questions man.
- 01 Dec 2022
Great design ratio and dimensions. I would like you guys to add in your reviews also slow-motion samples and to use flash to see how it works. Very good phone by the way. Good thing the 3.5 jack too.
- 24 Nov 2022
- 20 Nov 2022
This phone just got launched for €500 (6/128) in Indonesia. It basically obliterates the mentioned competitor in this review.
- 18 Nov 2022
marksjc, 31 Oct 2022Headphone jack + but no removable storage a deal breaker. B... moreIf someone looks for the removable storage (i.e MicroSD card slot) in the current phone, he/she look for the basic smartphone after all.
- 31 Oct 2022
Headphone jack + but no removable storage a deal breaker. But very low on value, maybe they hired some ex-Sony guys that overpriced their own value as well. The best way to knock down inflation is to restrict discretional spending until prices go down.
- 05 Oct 2022
EXCEPT idiotic comment on 3.5mm jack...
- 03 Oct 2022
It's good to see that Asus listen to their users. The button fingerprint reader is a much better idea.
The screen fingerprint reader on the 8 was awkwardly placed. I could never get it to work one handed, couldn't get my thumb to it consistently even trying for 2 weeks of use. Dropped it and went back to passcode as I could just do that one handed (after they moved the lock keyboad back down at user request on the next OS update)
I've found their support to be very helpful, whether it's a simple stupid question about the ever increasingly complex settings pages (and changing where the settings are) in Android or technical questions such as how to remove even Asus limited bloatware apps.
Even after a year of ownership (I run most tech into the ground) I'm tempted to upgrade as thier compromises are absolutely fine with me. Who needs (not wants/likes) wireless charging? Who needs something to look glossy and sleek, I'd rather it worked well, didn't scratch, helps me to not drop it and if I do then nothing creaks or cracks as it hits the pavement or tiled kitchen floor. It's a tool. Yes I'd like it to be presentable but I'd much rather it did it's job forever.