Do you all remember the Asus Zenfone 6 way back 2014? The smartphone has reincarnated in 2019, and this time around, it’s bigger (screen) and better. Here you have an improved design, specs and lots more. In this article, we explore a comprehensive Asus Zenefone 6 Review.
The Asus Zenfone 6 (2019) was announced this May 2019 and bring in lots of high-end specs and features. The new smartphone features sharp cameras with a nice concept, crisp display, flagship processor, and huge battery life.
Unlike most smartphones of a similar range that cost at $1,000, the new smartphone cost way less than that. Without wasting much of your time, let’s see the features and specifications of this smartphone. Let’s see if it is worth the price tag it brings along.
The 2019 ZenFone 6 brings along an all-glass body build with aluminum frames. The glasses are actually a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for both back and front protection.
The first thing you notice when you look at the smartphone is the absence of a notch. There is neither a punch hole nor a notch and what you are left with is a large display. On the corners of this smartphone is a very slim bezel, while the bottom chin is a little bit noticeable.
The screen is a 6.4 inches IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio (~403 PPI density). The large screen looks great for both gaming, movie streaming and other media activities.
On the back, you will find the eye-catching dual Motorized flip-up primary camera which doubles as a selfie camera.
There is also a responsive fingerprint sensor on the back, as well as the company’s logo. On the right-hand side of the smartphone seats the volume rockers and the power button. The smartphone still comes with 3.5mm jack and the USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector for file transfer & charging.
The smartphone as of the time of writing is presented in just two colors which are the Midnight Black, and Twilight Silver.
Asus Zenfone 6 Camera
The ZenFone 6 might have arrived with a beautiful Motorized flip-up camera concept, but if it delivers good-looking photos, then it is a waste. Thankfully, the smartphone’s camera performed very well during our time with the smartphone.
Despite bringing just two lenses, it was able to still produce a number of nice shots in various circumstances. The Motorized flip-up camera compartment also holds a Dual-LED flash which aids detailed shots even in a low light environment.
The smartphone technically has just two cameras on board, though practically it is four in number since the dual primary cameras also double as the dual selfie camera.
The camera is made up of a 48-megapixel with an f/1.79 aperture and 26mm (wide). The second is the 13-MegaPixel ultrawide angle shooter with an f/2.4 aperture. The cameras can either act as the main or selfie camera. It is usually acting as the main camera sensor, but it swivels whenever you want to take selfies.
Overall, the cameras of the smartphone offer amazing and impressive shots with a lot of detail.
Powering the Asus ZenFone 6 is a powerful Snapdragon 855 which happens to be the fastest Qualcomm chipset. It is actually an Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485).
There is also the Adreno 640 GPU which also oversees both gaming and graphics performance. There where no performance lag of any kind and playing high graphics games on the smartphone was smooth.
The smartphone arrives with three storage configuration. While the base model is the 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM, the second is the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The biggest version is the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage option. The three models can be further expanded up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) via microSD card.
There is a Smart Key by the side of the smartphone which launches the Google Assistant anytime you need it. You can use it even from the lock screen.
The software interface of the smartphone has been really improved, there are no bloat nor gimmicks. The smartphone uses the company’s ZenUI 6 software which is based on Android 9.0 (Pie). The experience doesn’t stray far from the pure Android 9 Pie.
Asus Zenfone 6 Battery
There is a huge Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery which smartphone depends on for power. The battery is sure to offer you a full day use of both gaming, video streaming and more.
The battery is blessed with an 18-watt QuickCharge 4.0 fast charging technology. This simply means you can quickly add an extra battery juice to the smartphone. The charger was able to offer an extra 17% batter juice in 15 minutes.
Apart from the fast charging technology, it also ships in with the Power bank/Reverse charging 10W technology. The battery offers you nothing but the best and giving you enough time for both movie streaming, gaming, and more.
- FM ~ No.
- 3.5mm Jack ~ Yes.
- Expandable storage ~ Yes.
- Dual Primary Camera ~ Yes.
Asus Zenfone 6 Price
The Asus ZenFone 6 is set to be released in July though we really don’t have the official release date for the U.S. The smartphone offers high-end features and yet doesn’t bring in high price tag as we mentioned before.
The base model which is the 6GB RAM with 64GB ROM cost 499 euro equivalent to $499 / 31,999 rupees. The second on the line is the 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM which sells for 559 euro equivalent to 34,999 rupees. Finally, the jumbo size is the 8GB RAM with 256GB ROM selling at 599 euro (39,999 rupees).
To be sincere with you, it’s actually been a while we reviewed a less expensive smartphone with a bunch of great specifications. The Asus Zenfone 6 may not be perfect, yet it is totally an amazing device.
It brings great features and specifications like impressive cameras, powerful battery life, large display, awesome lag-free performance and more. Apart from what we just mentioned, there are many other interesting features it also comes in with.
The only course for concern is the camera software which needs to be tweaked a bit to attain perfection. The cameras produce nice images, though its HDR software slightly produce images with an over-processed look, flat images, it’s a look not everybody may appreciate.
If the perfect image quality is your top priority in a smartphone, then try the Pixel 3a XL. They are all smartphones of the same category.
There you have it a comprehensive Asus Zenefone 6 Review. If you have any contributions or questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.