Asus Zenfone 6 Review – Flip Camera - Notch-Free Screen And Massive BatteryUpdated: 1 week ago
Asus isn’t the leading smartphone brand but it’s gradually strengthening its position worldwide and interestingly things seem to be changed with Asus Zenfone 6 in Australia which is the company’s latest and coolest flagship smartphone with all-new camera mechanism. This handset has been released in Taiwan and a few other countries and a bunch of online sources have got an opportunity to take a look at this gorgeously designed smartphone, helping us to see what it dishes out.
The state-of-the-art features of Zenfone 6 include dual flip cameras (leaving a concept of pop-up camera mechanism in Oppo Find X behind), 6.4-inches notch-free IPS LCD screen, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM and 5000mAh mind-blowing battery. Let’s keep going to find out more in our Asus Zenfone 6 Review below!
Asus Zenfone 6 Specifications
The smartphone is loaded with a massive 5000mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0 and Adreno 640 GPU. Rest of the Asus Zenfone 6 Specs are as follow:
- Dimensions: 159.1 x 75.4 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 190 grams
- Display: 6.4-inches IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 Pixels)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
- RAM and ROM: 6GB with 64GB/128GB and 8GB with 256GB
- Rear Cameras: 48MP + 13MP
- Front Cameras: Motorized Flip-up Main Camera Module
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Compass, Proximity, Gyro, and Accelerometer
- Battery: 5000mAh (18W Quick Charge 4.0)
- Colors: Twilight Silver and Midnight Black
Design And Display
Every single time, Asus comes with a mind-boggling design which consists of a plastic body with a matte finish and interestingly, Zenfone 6 is no different. There is a motor camera on Zenfone 6 which comes automatically when you unlock it. Unfortunately, it’s said that this flip camera mechanism is less stable as compared to the smartphones with a pop-up camera such as Vivo V15 Pro. The back of the handset is backed by a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and both sides are made up of Aluminum.
Taking a look at its display, a 6.4-inches IPS LCD screen provides you with an awesome view of pictures and let you enjoy the games on the massive screen. According to Asus itself, it’s a lot bright and goes up at the handsome 600 nits. Moreover, it offers punchy colours so that you no need to change the saturation level.
What does flip mean? The rear camera unit – consists of a 48MP + 13MP sensor flips forward when touching of a button in the camera flip. Thus, it’s called a flip camera. Taking photos feels quick and responsive, but it may not be the best camera in your class to some extent. There's a SuperNight mode, which takes a few seconds to capture the shots of the night but looks somewhat less clear and loud. And the autofocus of the Asus Zenfone 6 is slow to react on a few occasions while generally quite swift, according to the online sources.
The camera motor can be controlled manually as well. Would you like to shoot on a strange angle? Just press the volume button in the camera app and the camera creeps around like a robot.
Asus smartphones always shine when it comes to hardware and software. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 Chipset which is also powerful in the Android devices. Asus is offering Zenfone 6 in two different tiers in terms of storage and RAM. It’s available with 64GB and 128GB of onboard memory with 6GB of RAM whereas 256GB of storage variant comes with a gigantic 8GB of RAM.
Performance-wise, it’s faster as compared to the previous-generation devices. The handset scored 3,529 in a single core in Geekbench and 11,131 in a multi-core – suggesting that Apple’s A12 bionic-fitted iPhones can perform a little better. However, it offers smooth and silky multitasking and most interestingly, one can play graphics-enriched games like PUBG and Fortnite without getting a sign of lag even with highest graphics settings.
It’s indeed the area where Asus Zenfone 6 improved significantly over its predecessor – thanks to its 5000mAh non-removable battery. Doesn’t it overshadow the 4200mAh battery of Huawei P30 Pro? Obviously, yes! The 5000mAh is a lot of juice that keeps you online all day long even with heavy usage. And due to the 10W Quick Charge 4.0 Technology, it doesn’t take more than an hour or two to get charged from 0% to 100%.
Asus Zenfone 6 Release Date
The official Asus Zenfone 6 release date in Australia isn’t announced yet – but it’s available to pre-order right now if you are living in the UK or any other European country. This handset will officially start landing on May 30, however. The Aussies, as usual, have to wait a little more to get their hands on.
Asus Zenfone 6 Price
Price is the most interesting part of Zenfone 6. It’s amazingly cheaper as compared to its rivals. It set users back £499 for 6GB/128GB variant whereas 8GB/256GB variant goes for a whopping £599. Taking help from Google’s quick currency conversion and putting our educated guess, Asus Zenfone 6 Price in Australia will be somewhere in between AU$909-1092.
The Xiaomi’s leading smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9 set users back AU$910 with almost similar onboard features and superb rear cameras. Likewise, Honor View 20 does a commendable job whereas OnePlus 7 also promises users similar value for money.
Where To Buy?
Asus Zenfone 6 is officially available on the company’s website and some online stores in the UK and other European countries are already offering this amazing handset. As mentioned above, it’s not yet live in Australia – but as soon as it arrives, we will have it onboard and Aussies from every corner of Australia will be able to buy it with ease. So, let’s wait a little bit more together!