Asus launched its Zenfone 5 series at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona (Spain) earlier this year. The series includes the Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite. Now the Zenfone 5Z has now gone on sale in France and Italy in Europe. The smartphone comes in two colour options – Space Silver and Shiny Black.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z 6GB variant is priced at 499 Euros which is Rs. 39,785 approx. There is also 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant which is priced at 599 Euros which is Rs. 47,770 approx. which is available only in France. The 6GB variant price makes it the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 chipset in Europe which is even cheaper than the OnePlus 6 priced at 519 Euros.
Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) has a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio which makes quite taller than many phones but not as tall as iPhone X which has 19.5:9 ratio. It has an octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU.
The phone comes in 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM models 128 GB and 256 GB storage respectively. The phone comes with an expandable memory up to 2TB via micro SD card slot. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with ZenUI 5.0 which is said to be upgradable to Android P.
There is a dual rear camera set up of 12 MP and 8 MP sensors in its back. The main 12 MP sensor has Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 83-degree field of view, 24mm equivalent focal length, and a Softlight LED flash. The 8-megapixel sensor has 120-degree wide-angle lens, an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel resolution, with an f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field of view, and a 24mm equivalent focal length in a 35mm film camera.
Besides, the Asus Zenfone 5Z offers fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with 3300 mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging. The phone measures 153 × 75.65 × 7.85 mm and weighs 155 grams.