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Asus Zenfone 8
  • Operating system

    Android 11

  • Screen size

    5.9 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.84 GHz

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Asus, a well-known manufacturer of PCs and laptops, intends to find a place as high as a smartphone manufacturer with this Zenfone 8, which does not lack ambitions and beautiful promises.

The good surprise is the relatively small size of this smartphone, which stands out in this era of ever larger smartphones. The design is quite sober, with very elegant polished glass that doesn't get fingerprints, and the general ergonomics are pleasant, the normal dimensions of this Zenfone 8 help to hold it and the fingerprint reader under the screen works very well. On the good side, there is the presence of a micro-Jack port to reuse an old pair of earphones or headphones, and the waterproofing is well present. For the rest, only classic for an ergonomics without surprise, but without worry either. The 5G is also present.

The Zenfone 8's screen is very well defined (especially considering its "modest" dimensions), displaying 1080 by 2400 pixels, for a nice thin display. The refresh rate, which goes up to 120 Hz, is also a guarantee of comfort. The color rendering is good when you take the trouble to go through the settings, and the brightness and contrast make this screen readable in all circumstances.

The sound of this Zenfone 8 has been particularly well taken care of. If we are pleased to find the connection for headphones with micro-Jack port, the two speakers are very well made and make a particularly precise and well dosed sound, both in the highs and in the lows.

There's nothing to complain about when it comes to power for this smartphone, which is fast for all uses, with applications that open and close in the blink of an eye, and games that run without ever having to make concessions in terms of detail. Beware, however, of the device's heat, which is quite sensitive.

For photography, Asus has put two sensors on this Zenfone 8, a sensor that goes up to 64 million pixels classic, and an ultra wide angle module. The first one does well in good light conditions, with even more detail and contrast when used in 64-megapixel mode, which is not the case automatically, because the module can also capture photos in 16-megapixel. The interest of this mode is to reduce digital noise when shooting in a dark environment. The night and portrait modes do very well and have no reason to be ashamed of their results, clearly optimized when these tools are used. Selfies are also satisfactory, and video is no problem for this smartphone.

In terms of autonomy, there is the disadvantage of a small battery for this smartphone with modest dimensions, but it proves to have a fairly decent endurance, the Zenfone 8 almost never runs out of steam before at least a day and a half of solicitations. However, the charger could have been more powerful, and therefore faster.

Review of the Asus Zenfone 8 done by Julien Hany the 2021/09/02

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Key points

Video resolution

1080 p

Photo resolution

64 MP

Internal storage (Version 256GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM)

256 GB

RAM (Version 128GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM)

8192 MB

Processor frequency

2.84 GHz

Screen size

5.9 in

Photo resolution (Front camera)

12 MP

Capacity

4000 mAh

PPI

446

Rugged

Yes

Weak points

Weight

169 oz

SAR

1.412 W/kg

Removable storage

No

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Technical specifications

The Asus Zenfone 8 has several versions, you will find the features of the 128GB / 6GB RAM, Dual SIM version then on the (128GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM, 256GB / 8GB RAM, Dual SIM, 256GB / 16GB RAM, Dual SIM) alternative versions, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 11
Available Yes
Released (US) May 2021
Released (FR) May 2021
Street price (EUR) 699 €
Design Candybar
Color
Black
Silver
SAR 1.412 W/kg
Rugged Yes
Type Waterproof
Dust
Ingress Protection IP 68
Display
Screen type Super AMOLED
Resolution 2400x1080 pixels
Screen size 5.9 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 446
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 800
850
900
1700/2100
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
850
900
1900
2100

2600
5G Yes
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 64 MP
Video resolution 1080 p
Flash Yes
Flash type LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 12 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
68.5 in
8.9 in
148 in
169 oz
Asus Zenfone 8
Height 148 in
Width 68.5 in
Thickness 8.9 in
Weight 169 oz
Hardware
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Processor frequency 2.84 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 6144 MB
Internal storage 128 GB
Removable storage No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.2
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version 2.0
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM Yes
eSIM No
Infrared No
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Video player Yes
Radio Yes
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-Polymer
Capacity 4000 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Hardware
RAM 8192 MB
Hardware
RAM 8192 MB
Internal storage 256 GB
Hardware
RAM 16384 MB
Internal storage 256 GB



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