Asus Zenfone 9 review

28 July 2022


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  • 14 Aug 2022

Debatreyo, 04 Aug 2022What if this phone came out with the 6.1" panel used f... moreYou are more likely to get these on the upcoming Galaxy S23 so if you're not really in dire need of a new phone anytime soon, I'd say wait and see what S23 brings.

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    • AtomicFillet
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    • 12 Aug 2022

    How's the aptic feedback?

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      • Debatreyo
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      • 11 Aug 2022

      Anonymous, 11 Aug 2022Only if they increased the display size by minimizing the &... moreThe more focal length a camera has, the more stability it requires. So a telephoto camera need more stabilization than a primary camera which needs more than an UW. Also larger the sensor, lesser stabilization it requires. As for the size of the phone, S22 is also good for one handed purposes. When you use a phone for entertainment/gaming purposes, it needs some screen real estate. S22's display supports more screen refreshing frequencies which makes the display more power efficient while making it smoother.

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        • Anonymous
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        • 11 Aug 2022

        Debatreyo, 04 Aug 2022What if this phone came out with the 6.1" panel used f... moreOnly if they increased the display size by minimizing the "chin", without any increase in overall dimensions of the phone. Making the phone any bigger will hinder one hand usability which is a main selling point.

        As for telephoto, it will only make the phone bigger which again goes against the intended purpose. Also the gimbal shouldn't be wasted on a small telephoto camera. Instead, they could use the 1/1.33" Isocell HMX as main sensor, which produces 27mp images by default, which means rather good quality even at 3x digital zoom, not to mention even better if a crop from 108mp is used! Honestly, these 2x or even 3x 8mp or 10mp telephotos feel gimmicky in such case.

        Also, they could probably make space for a microSD slot by making the phone slightly thicker, but that could be made unnoticeable by minimizing this rather unnecessarily big and weird looking camera bump. Phones with bigger and more number of camera sensors have less noticeable camera bump than this phone!

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          • AWk
          • 10 Aug 2022

          This price for that looking phone isn't acceptable to be honest.

          Nothing phone has no chin all symmetrical from front half the price. This phone looks like came out in 2017 2018... This big chin??? Seriously? People dissed pixel3xl for that notch which has dual camera but now look at that thick usless chin on front and asking £700??

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            • 08 Aug 2022

            Miex, 07 Aug 2022I owned a Zenfone 8 for ard 9months, sold it afterwards due... moreI could agree and disagree to what you are complaining, but since Zenfone 8 is still considered a budget flagship, I won't surprise if the selfie camera performed badly.
            That's the common problem with these budget flagship where it can't get full fledged performance on everything, price is the main factor.

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              • 08 Aug 2022

              Miex, 07 Aug 2022I owned a Zenfone 8 for ard 9months, sold it afterwards due... moreThank god I never expect any quality from smartphone camera especially the front facing camera, so it's never a deal breaker for me to begin with.

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                • 07 Aug 2022

                I owned a Zenfone 8 for ard 9months, sold it afterwards due to terrible front camera performance. Specifically speaking, low to no natural light selfie picture and video performance. Which is specifically not covered in all GSM reviews. There's a lotta folks out there that video calls their love ones at night, or even take night selfies in the pub with mates. For you folks, dont ever get a zenfone, its muddy and blurred looking like a 2014 phone, asked a youtube reviewer how was it at night. Yeah same exact setup as the zenfone 8, unacceptable. PS. Low light doesnt mean stepping away from an office window at daytime lol.

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                  • Trn
                  • 07 Aug 2022

                  tooooo much costly better go for one plus yeah samsung for this price

                    Bartieee, 03 Aug 2022If the phone finally reaches your country after 6 months or... moreThen there is only one OS update left. Android 13 is coming in September.

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                      • 06 Aug 2022

                      salarx, 05 Aug 2022All that is possible expect for 4300mah battery. No way you... moreWhat's the need for LTPO panel when you get 108 hr of endurance ratings.

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                        • 05 Aug 2022

                        Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022I was wondering if the usb-c port also supports video output?No

                          Debatreyo, 04 Aug 2022What if this phone came out with the 6.1" panel used f... moreAll that is possible expect for 4300mah battery. No way you can have 3 cameras and 4000mah+ battery.
                          But yeah that LTPO display would have been nice touch. It'll get rid of chin too.

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                            • 04 Aug 2022

                            What if this phone came out with the 6.1" panel used for the S22. It could have dialed to 24, 30, 48, 50, 60, 90 & 120Hz when needed. It would save the battery and make the display LTPO adjacent. They could have fitted a telephoto lens there - 2x or 3x. The gimbal could have been transferred to the telephoto lens which need more stabilization. 4300 mAh for a 6.1" panel is still good. The charging could have been more optimised. It would technically still be a small phone. A perfect competitor for the iPhone 13. Or the 13 Pro.

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                              • Anonymous
                              • smT
                              • 03 Aug 2022

                              I understand the phone rocks if paced on a flat surface because of the camera rings. Does it still rock if the phone cover is on?

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                                • 03 Aug 2022

                                Anonymous, 03 Aug 2022This phone is really nothing special. I had once ASUS and ... morecould you elaborate more? what is your take on the matter?

                                  If the phone finally reaches your country after 6 months or so, there's only 1.5 years of security updates left.
                                  Only 2 android updates, ok, but security updates should be at least a few years more.

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                                    • Anonymous
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                                    • 03 Aug 2022

                                    I was wondering if the usb-c port also supports video output?

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • EUk
                                      • 03 Aug 2022

                                      This phone is really nothing special.
                                      I had once ASUS and no more!
                                      Many folks thinks the same after they try it.... if you really like it, try it...only then you will realize why asus is not a good option.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • EUk
                                        • 03 Aug 2022

                                        Anonymous, 28 Jul 2022just in display Speakers+performance+battery life = zenfone 9dont forget about the updates which are not so frequent with ASUS