Asus Zenfone 8

Asus Zenfone 8
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Pro and cons Asus Zenfone 8

  • Compact flagship
  • 5.9" screen with 120Hz
  • Powerful performance
  • Stereo Hi-Res speakers
  • Average camera and battery life

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Asus Zenfone 8 product description

The Asus ZenFone 8 is a compact, powerful and somewhat quirky smartphone. That combination is something we don't see much nowadays and that makes the ZenFone 8 fairly unique. But does that make it useable in every-day use and is it a worthy alternative to other popular flagships? Let's find out.

Compact flagship

Besides this ZenFone 8, name another compact Android flagship. Right, there aren't any. Sony used to make compact Xperia phones with high-end specifications, but those days are behind us. Therefore, the ZenFone 8 has no real competition except for the Apple iPhone 12 mini, but you have to be willing to trade Android for iOS to do that. Compact it is thanks to a 5.9 inch screen with a smooth 120Hz display and high HDR10+ colour reproduction. An excellent screen that thanks to thin screen bezels give a very slim and compact phone. If you come from a larger phone then the smaller screen will take some getting used to.

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Camera focuses on sound

On the back of the ZenFone 8 we find two cameras; a 64MP with f/1.8 wide angle for every-day use and a 12MP ultra-wide angle that you can also use for macro photography. A separate lens for zooming is missing (telephoto), altho you can always zoom in digitally. Asus has equipped the ZenFone 8 with 3 different microphones so that video sound is recorded spatially and can also be filtered of wind noise. Video playback sounds extra good thanks to the stereo speakers with Hi-Res Audio sound reproduction tuned by the specialists of Dirac. There is also a 3.5mm headphone port to plug in your own favourite headphones.

Main Asus Zenfone 8 specifications

  • Compact 5,9-inch AMOLED display with smooth 120Hz playback
  • Powerful performance thanks to Snapdragon 888 processor and up to 16GB of RAM
  • 4000 mAh battery with 30W HyperCharge fast charging
  • 64+12MP camera with wide and ultra-wide-angle lens and 8K video
  • 12MP selfie camera with portrait mode
  • 128 or 256GB non-expandable storage (UFS3.1)
  • IP65/68 waterproof body made out of Gorilla Glass Victus

Snapdragon 888 delivers peak performance

As a true flagship, the ZenFone 8 is equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 888. It delivers the fastest possible performance and we therefore find the chipset in almost all other flagships. The Asus ZenFone 8 has an extra edge because it uses virtually stock Android. Unnecessary software (bloatware) is therefore missing and that will not hold it back unnecessarily. Inside, we find a 4000 mAh battery and that seems to be on the generous side considering the screen size. Still, the battery life can be called average. Fast charging is possible with up to 30W but only wired, wireless charging is missing. What is not missing is a waterproof housing with an official IP65/IP68 rating.


Asus Zenfone 8 specification summary

Dimensions 148 x 68,5 x 8,9 mm
Weight 169 gr
EAN code 4711081137689, 4711081137672, 4711081137665, 4711081137658, 4711081137634
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Colour display 5.9 inch, AMOLED
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 64 MP, dual camera sensor
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera 12 MP
Processor 2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa core
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4000 mAh
Fast charging

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Asus Zenfone 8 alternatives

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Asus Zenfone 8
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (G975)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (N960)
Samsung Galaxy S20 4G (G980)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android119.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)8.110
Colour display5.9 inch, AMOLED6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 64 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera12 MP10 MP10 MP, 8 MP8 MP10 MP
Processor2.84 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.8 GHz, 2.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core2.0 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 990, octa core
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)
Battery4000 mAh3400 mAh4100 mAh4000 mAh4000 mAh
Fast charging

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