Asus Zenfone 8 Brings Incredible Performance in a 5.9’’ Flagship
The Asus Zenfone 8 is released as a small phone with a feature and power-packed model. It does not follow the iconic flip camera setup that has been around for almost two years but it does come with wonderful bits on the inside. Well, the Asus smartphone coming to Nepal is highly unlikely but, if it does some way or another we have got all the necessary information, specs, details, and price for you.
The most unusual aspect of the Asus Zenfone 8 is the design it carries. Just by the look of it, one can find itself perplexed to realize that it is a flagship phone. The previously released models by Asus do follow a unique design and appearance which the Asus Zenfone 8 does not carry and looks more like a model from a decade ago.
However, the features set in the phone are quite modern. For instance, the Asus Zenfone 8 has a smart key that works as a power button and, whatever you would like custom—let’s say, direct access to social media or something like that. Similarly, there is a notification LED on the bottom of the phone which reminds you of the charging state of the phone or a text back from your crush.
Let’s talk about the details of the design aspect. Firstly, the Asus Zenfone 8 measures 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm in dimension and weighs 169 g. There is a completely plain monitoring finish, the most generic camera on the rear, the brand logo that looks just written on text, and a punch-hole selfie camera with chrome surround. The overall design of the phone is kept to a minimalist level and also, the rear camera is misaligned; it looks quite lost or something is odd during the first encounter. Despite the simple design of the Asus Zenfone 8, what this phone can do is simply amazing which we will get to in a while.
One of the interesting facts about the Asus Zenfone 8 that will lead you to know that this phone is small—it has a 5.9’’ display. Well, it is small but it is an AMOLED display that has an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is HDR10+ certified, covers 112% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and comes with well-calibrated colors. Meanwhile, the refresh rate stands at 120 Hz, touch sampling rate at 240Hz, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The brightness of the phone stands at a peak of 1,100 nits and the fingerprint reader is built into the display. The 1080p resolution can be considered fair in this phone as it is small and it doesn’t need it anyway.
Well, the fact that the Asus Zenfone 8 doesn’t need the higher resolution thanks to the small screen, does make a way for its smaller battery and simultaneously does not need a higher charging power output. This is why this phone carries a 4000mAh battery which supports quick charging through a 30W power adapter that can work just fine for it—half an hour of charge will juice up almost 70% of the battery. Additionally, 70% for the phone is considerable for full-day use, partly it may be due to the smaller display or it may be due to the numerous battery saving features on the phone.
The Dual camera setup on the rear might seem discouraging at first but it can do wonders. The primary 64MP sensor – the same IMX686 as used on the Zenfone 7 generation with an f/1.8 lens, paired with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 secondary sensor that has an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. The chrome surrounded front camera is a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 with a dual phase-detection autofocus lens. Both the ultrawide and the selfie cameras can record 4K video (at 60fps and 30fps, respectively).
For such a plain phone, one might think it will lack in the processor but it does come with the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and it runs on Android 11 with ZenUI 8 (which Asus describes as a “mindful improvement over stock Android”).
For the latest flagship phone, the Asus Zenfone 8 comes with a headphone jack which is one of the features that is being cut out by most of the tech manufacturers. It is also an IP68 dust and water resistance rating—this is Asus’ first phone with an IP rating. The latest Wi-Fi 6E is supported as is Bluetooth 5.2 (with aptX Adaptive). The phone has a dual nano-SIM slot, but unfortunately no microSD slot. Asus equipped the tiny Zenfone 8 with some serious audio hardware; it has a 3.5mm audio jack, two linear speakers with dual Cirrus Logic mono amps (CS35L45), and Dirac HD Sound support.
|Dimensions||165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm (6.50 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|Built||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display type||IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~80.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10, Realme UI|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal||32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM|
|Main camera||-13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, PDAF|
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Selfie camera||5 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Battery type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Colours||Cross Black, Cross Blue|
Asus Zenfone 8 price in Nepal
The Asus Zenfone 8 price in Nepal is expected to start from Rs 90,000 for the 6/128GB variant.
|Asus Zenfone 8||Price in Nepal|
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