Asus Zenfone 9 review

28 July 2022


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I am a bit confused. You say that "it's missing more advanced adaptive refresh rate functionality" yet when you test the battery you say that id gets "15h of web browsing (at a variable 120Hz-60Hz)."

So does it automatically change the refreshrate depending on what you're doing like scrolling at 120hz and it automatically switching to 60hz when you turn on a 60fps yt video or not?

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    • 01 Aug 2022

    blue, 30 Jul 2022And that nonsense is your own idea?Nah, I also read about ppl with unregistered print getting in.

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      • Evlo
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      • 01 Aug 2022

      I like the option of choise in size, but I just give money to manufacturer who goes with the hole in the display when they flips did not have any holes

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        • 01 Aug 2022

        Anonymous, 31 Jul 2022How come it got a lower score than the Zenfone 8 (4.5 stars... moreAgree with the battery.
        You can only put the latest greatest processor.
        Phones can't get higher ratings each year for having faster processors

          Anonymous, 31 Jul 2022How come it got a lower score than the Zenfone 8 (4.5 stars... moreThe improvements are minimal. They are using the same display as Zenfone 8. They could have improved the display, or atleast increased to 3 years of updates. Overall it's a better phone in comparison to Zenfone 8, but not good enough upgrade for existing Zenfone 8 users. Maybe if next one uses a bezelless display and offers atleast 3 years of upgrades, I'll consider upgrading. It was fine when this costed $600 but now it costs same as s22 (though only in some markets, in others the price difference is $250-$300). $300 difference is enough to forgive shorter update support and slightly larger chin.

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            • Anonymous
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            • 01 Aug 2022

            Anders, 30 Jul 2022Windows OS was awful therefore the phones were awful. It do... moreYou don't like 5.9"? You have 7364763243243248353 choices for anything bigger than 5.9" size. You must be using a car and not public transit. Otherwise, you'd see people stupidly juggling one hand to switch from holding a passenger handlebar/strap to assisting their other hand typing on the phone. And that's just one case lmao.

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              • 01 Aug 2022

              piku, 31 Jul 2022I wouldn't buy any Asus phones, their after sales serv... moreI've been using Asus products for over 8 years. Laptops and phones. The service is fine. Repairs done under a week. Pricy, but you get components swop, not fixed, which resulted in longer performance.

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                • Anonymous
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                • 31 Jul 2022

                Hemedans, 31 Jul 2022you are suggesting s22 its not alternative because doesnt h... moreiPhone 13/13 Mini has decent battery though.

                  kek, 31 Jul 2022Its ridiculous you guys are suggesting the S22 is a 'g... moreyou are suggesting s22 its not alternative because doesnt have 3.5mm jack, has bad battery life and its pricy, then you are suggesting iphone 13/13 mini which has same weakness?

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                    • Anonymous
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                    • 31 Jul 2022

                    How come it got a lower score than the Zenfone 8 (4.5 stars) when it has improved battery and processor?

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                      • 31 Jul 2022

                      I wouldn't buy any Asus phones, their after sales service is horrible.

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                        • GBh
                        • 31 Jul 2022

                        Its ridiculous you guys are suggesting the S22 is a 'good' alternative when it has terrible battery life, no 3.5mm jack and overall it was considered a pricy handset from Samsung for what it was.

                        Same goes for the Xiaomi and saying 'the 5MP macro camera is a nice add to the mix' when we all know macro cameras are a scam.

                        The only solid alternative is the iPhone 13 and its mini counterpart. And maybe last year's Zenfone 8.

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                          • Peter
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                          • 31 Jul 2022

                          Now introduced in Sweden, the 8/256 version is sold for €874 (8990 SEK), but then the Zenbook 9 is bundled with the Chromebook CM3000DVA-HT0030 for free! (Campaign until August 14) That on it's own is worth some €470. That is a really good value, if you also have need for the Chromebook.

                            StealthRequiem, 30 Jul 2022An in screen reader is a lot of tech for a not always great... moreIt is legit one of my favourite implementations of the fingerprint reader apart from the best one at the back of the phone. In display readers suck so much, especially if they dont have ultrasonic tech and are optical.

                              Anonymous, 31 Jul 2022did not see xperia 5 iii as an alternative... though it is... moreDont buy the Pixel 6a, it is not a good choice right now, Google has been struggling to keep a well rounded software experience on their flagships like the 6 and the 6 pro this year already so it is hard to believe that it is liable to change for the 6a too. Also the 6a has gotten some hare for its choppy display feom MKBHD. I would rather suggest you stick with the zenfone or xperia or just go for other brands in 6a's segment.

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                                • 31 Jul 2022

                                Tom, 30 Jul 2022Does anyone know they use tsmc or samsung processor?Tsmc. All gen 1+ cpu are tsmc.
                                No overheat issues like gen1 which was samsung

                                  Anonymous, 29 Jul 2022Gcam mod? Sadly u cannot always rely on it as a daily driver... It sure would do wonders with it I expect

                                    Anonymous, 31 Jul 20227g1, 695, or 778 get rid of the cameras, put a single on... moreYou may be describing a very different phone with a different target audience.

                                    I don't think you're gonna get a $250 phone with this form factor and a 778 or 7g1 unfortunately but that would be pretty awesome. Pixel 6a's $450 with tensor trades blows with 7g1 so $200 cheaper than that's a tough ask. I wish the zenfone 9 was $2-300 cheaper with a 7g1+ or something similar.

                                    If you have access to Xiaomi, a Redmi Note 11 Pro 5g has an sd card slot, headphone jack, 695 and better screen with that ~$250 price tag but is kind of a phablet.

                                    Xperia 10 IV is basically what you're describing but $400 cause Sony and extra gizmos.

                                    I suggest keeping an eye out for the upcoming Motorola Edge 30 Lite, that could be the closest to what you're suggesting in the smallish size, I'm guessing $2-300 on that. No info on SD card yet, but no Xiaomi or Xperia 10 for me here in the US which is a bummer.

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                                      • Anonymous
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                                      • 31 Jul 2022

                                      Tom, 30 Jul 2022Does anyone know they use tsmc or samsung processor?Tsmc is only a semiconductor manufacturing house and does not design CPUs

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                                        • 31 Jul 2022

                                        Tom, 30 Jul 2022Does anyone know they use tsmc or samsung processor?As far as I know, the SD8+G1 is manufactured by tsmc