Asus Zenfone 9 review

28 July 2022


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When you review the camera section, it's becoming rather ridiculous. You speak nothing of the actual image quality per shot while comparing it with other cameras (such as the iPhone 13) but focus on the camera system, and camera hardware etc. The thing which matters most at the end of the day is the end photo quality. The sensor, number of cameras, while slightly relevant, is nothing compared to the ultimate photo quality coming from the main sensor. So please focus on that from now on. The current approach is immature.

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    • Anonymous
    • Lkg
    • 29 Jul 2022

    Anonymous, 29 Jul 2022Plastic back? So they improved the design but skimped on th... moreThat is bad.
    But leather would be even worse.

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      • Anonymous
      • a0V
      • 29 Jul 2022

      Plastic back? So they improved the design but skimped on the materials? Pass.

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        • Lkg
        • 29 Jul 2022

        Hemedans, 28 Jul 2022Sony rank preety high among manufactures who throttle their... morePhones need to throttle when screen is off? 🤣

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          • 29 Jul 2022

          Anonymous, 29 Jul 2022Vita yes becauuse it turns off wifi and turns it in standby... moreI assume uses streepass when WiFi is ON on the 3ds, not off.

          Probably a typo

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            • Anonymous
            • M@p
            • 29 Jul 2022

            blue, 28 Jul 2022Poor standby time? Nonsense. I use iPhone 8 and it has real... moreiPhone user here, it seems you didn't read the post properly.

            iPhone 13 series and 12 have poor standby, but it is true you will notice it more as a light user.

            From experience

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              • Lkg
              • 29 Jul 2022

              notafanboy, 28 Jul 2022Maybe they were good enough for Asus? If they weren't ... moreIt is not compact. It is even larger than phones like S7 that are not compact.
              Compact are sub 14cm.

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                • Anonymous
                • Lkg
                • 29 Jul 2022

                SShock, 28 Jul 2022Lol, no it wasn't. More like 2017, on phones with f**k... morePlease, keeping making lame excuses.
                We know that when phone is very slow, people feel they need to buy a new one.

                Battery thing was just excuse because Apple got caught.
                Same way Samsung with lame excuses for the GOP thing (benchmarks are never restricted coincidently)

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                  • L1T
                  • 29 Jul 2022

                  Pecan, 28 Jul 2022Keep your 7,5" phone then :-DToo small? Really???? I miss micrSD and IR, that's all.

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                    • Anonymous
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                    • 29 Jul 2022

                    Hemedans, 28 Jul 2022Thats because of true Multitasking in Android, Agrresive An... moreVita yes becauuse it turns off wifi and turns it in standby on to check if there is anything new.

                    PSP on the other hand always had terrible standby

                    Bonus: Switch has solid standby but it depends on many factors like how strong is the wifi or if a heavy game is suspended.

                    3ds on the other hand has roughly 1 week of standby if you turn off its WiFi, problem is that it constantly checks for streetpass is WiFi is off and that causes terrible standby.

                    From experience, hacking and gaming is more of my thing tha. smartphones.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 29 Jul 2022

                      Hemedans, 28 Jul 2022Sony rank preety high among manufactures who throttle their... moreSony does it but not as aggressive like Xiaomi or Sasmung.

                      I do remember that Motorola and especially LG and Google themself didn't go the "kill everything in the background" route.

                      Makes me even more sad LG is gone.

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                        • wrX
                        • 28 Jul 2022

                        SShock, 28 Jul 2022It's a great feature and that paired with 100+ hour ba... moreI think because of small display. Competitor have 20:9 above 6,5" with 1440p resolution.
                        I hope they released zenfone 9 lite with Snapdragon 778 with lower price.

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                          • pEd
                          • 28 Jul 2022

                          JoXim, 28 Jul 2022So...it is basically Xiaomi 12x with high performance mod. ... moreYou know SD870 is more or less 865+? Its only cheap if you got plenty in stock that is written off like the Chinese OEMs.

                            I see the move to a side FP sensor and flat design as negatives. I also don't care for the large camera design and only two years of guaranteed updates. Given it's been released before Android 13, it will likely only receive Android 13 and 14, which is ridiculous.

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                              • 28 Jul 2022

                              i dearly hope the Z9 comes to the US with Bands 41/71, N41/N71. just offer every config in America...i want Red or White in 16gb/256.

                              weird that both the Z9 andbthe Rog6 speakers are downgraded from the z8 and Rog5. that deep bass n high treble remain high water marks.

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                                • mNI
                                • 28 Jul 2022

                                Well, damn. Zenfone 8 wasn't really interesting to me, but this? This is almost perfect. Almost, because I will go into dept to get it.

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                                  • 28 Jul 2022

                                  Anders, 28 Jul 2022I am thinking. You're not. What you're doing is a... moreI'll give you HTC's phones before they sold that division to Google, but during the early Android period their phones were pretty good. The first Pixel was developed in collaboration with them.

                                  Nokia is more interesting, since their phones were held back by the woeful lack of apps on Windows Phone. Design-wise, they were great. Amazing cameras for the time as well. To say their phones were "awful" is ignorant. Microsoft squandered the OS and they died.

                                  I can't speak to ASUS' sales numbers but both they and Apple see a market for smaller phones somewhere. I doubt it'll sell gangbusters, but they must be looking at data I don't. Also, too small? Do you have gorilla hands?

                                    Anonymous, 28 Jul 2022Xperia barely uses 2% over night. Unless an updates comes... moreSony rank preety high among manufactures who throttle their phones and kill background task.

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                                      • 28 Jul 2022

                                      Anders, 28 Jul 2022I am thinking. You're not. What you're doing is a... moreYou really believe what you are writing?

                                        Anonymous, 28 Jul 2022Remove the sim card from an Android device and it will give... moreIf you remove sd card you kill all background apps which use data like whatsapp, mail apps etc