Asus Zenfone 8 5G 128GB Reviews

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★★★★ 4.3
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Asus Zenfone 8 review: Hot little number?

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: There's a lot to like about this compact phone - which will suit many looking for a smaller flagship. There's a great display, quality build, and good cameras. But it heats up quickly under load so it's not for gamers, while the fingerprint scanner is irritating in use.
Pros: 
  • Waterproof
  • Stereo speakers and 3.5mm port
  • Good camera performance
  • Flagship power
Cons: 
  • Gets hot quickly when gaming
  • Fingerprint scanner is temperamental
  • No zoom camera
7 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: If it wasn’t for the disappointing battery life, I’d have no issues recommending the Asus Zenfone 8 to anyone after a compact smartphone. Besides that, it’s a beefy device with strong media chops and a dependable everyday camera, packed into a diminutive form factor that won’t give you an unsightly bulge.
Pros: 
  • Pleasingly compact
  • Absolute powerhouse
  • Clean, satisfying ZenUI
  • Capable camera
Cons: 
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Netflix stuttering
  • Not exactly attractive
6 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 Preview

★★★★★
Verdict: With two impressive cameras, a top-notch chipset, and a compact build, the Asus Zenfone 8 could be just right for fans of small phones and Android.
Although the iPhone 12 mini didn't make quite the splash Apple anticipated, there are plenty of people shopping for a smartphone that's both powerful and palm-sized. The upcoming Asus Zenfone 8 looks like it could fill just that role in the Android market, at least based on the few hours we've spent with it so far. This isn't a full review because we don't have all the details on the phone just yet. An Asus representative told PCMag the Zenfone 8 will likely be available by the end of June and pricing will be around $599 to $799. That's a pretty big gulf, so we can't make an accurate assessment of the phone until we have all of the facts. For now we have some first impressions to share.Just the Right Size The Zenfone 8 measures 5.8 by 2.7 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 6 ounces, which is a little larger than the iPhone 12 mini (5.2 by 2.5 by 0.3 inches) and about on par with the Google Pixel 5 (5.7 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches). The important thing is that it's easy to use with one hand. ...
Pros: 
  • Hand-friendly size
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent onboard audio
  • High-quality cameras
Cons: 
  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Software updates aren't guaranteed
7 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 review

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The Asus Zenfone 8 is a solid flagship phone at a sub-flagship price, though inevitably there are compromises: there’s no telephoto lens or wireless charging, and it misses out on its predecessor’s novel flip camera that let the rear lenses rotate forward to take selfie shots. You can still get that camera in the limited-release Asus Zenfone 8 Flip, but the regular Zenfone 8 delivers top-tier specs at the most affordable price since the OnePlus 6T.
Pros: 
  • Top-level specs
  • Small form factor
  • Respectable camera capability
Cons: 
  • No telephoto lens
  • Middling battery life
  • No wireless charging
6 months ago

Designed by engineers

★★★★★ 5.0
I can't find any faults with this phone. I was searching for a smaller device after owning a Samsung S10+ and constantly dropping it constantly due to it's size. You can tell this thing was designed by engineers rather than a marketing department which will be of no surprise to anyone who is familiar with ASUS computer motherboards. It comes with a slimline case in the box which enhances rather that detracts from it's aesthetics. The speakers, fingerprint sensor, processor and screen are top of it's class. 128GB is plently for a phone so I'd recommend the base model.
5 months ago

Finally, a compact phone!

★★★★★ 5.0
Sick of oversized phones that are impossible to use one-handed, it's a breath of fresh air that Asus has chosen to fill the void left when Sony gave up on the Australian market. A solid phone, just needs VoLTE on Australian networks to make it perfect. Well built, reasonably priced, and excellent performing phone. Camera is great, OLED display vibrant, and sound quality from the speakers is top notch.
4 months ago

Excellent Asus Premium Phone

★★★★★ 5.0
All the best specs, quality and packed into a compact size.
4 months ago

pretty solid

★★★★★ 5.0
nice phone, i think the samsungs are more user friendly (like the systems and navigating through apps). However no problems with the phone. It's fast and battery is decent, hasnt overheated running games. Headphone jack on it is a big plus. Charges super fast as well. Worth it
4 months ago

Asus ZenFone 8 review

★★★★★
Verdict: The Asus ZenFone 8 forgoes the signature motorised camera, and instead boasts strong core features for a very competitive price.
Pros: 
  • Slick performance
  • Crisp 120Hz display
  • Compact design
Cons: 
  • Iffy battery life
  • No wireless charging
  • Occasional heat issues
3 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 review: Size isn’t everything, and this small phone proves it

★★★★★ 2.0
toAsus isn’t looking to take on the Galaxy S21 Ultra or any other massive smartphone with the new Zenfone 8. Instead, it’s targeting phones like the iPhone 12, the Google Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 by making a high-performance mobile phone that fits neatly in your hand and pocket. The Zenfone 8 is a compact flagship phone, and a really well-designed one, but the bigger question is, does anyone really want such a thing anymore? The Zenfone 8 has been my main phone for a while now, and if I’m absolutely honest, despite its ability, I did miss a bigger phone. But if you’re tired of thumb-stretching screen sizes, you will probably feel very differently. However, Asus hasn’t got the fundamentals right with the Zenfone 8, and it’s in danger of being lost in the crowd. Let’s go into more detail. Asus set itself some tough targets with the Zenfone 8. It wanted a phone that was less than 70mm wide and under 150mm tall, as this would make the phone suitable for comfortable one-handed use. It has s...
Pros: 
  • Small and lightweight
  • Great, but quite simple, camera
Cons: 
  • Poor battery life
  • Screen responsiveness problems
  • No wireless charging
6 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 Review

★★★★★
Verdict: With two impressive cameras, a top-notch chipset, and a compact build, the Asus Zenfone 8 is a top choice for small-phone fans.
Though the iPhone 12 mini didn't make quite the splash Apple anticipated, there are plenty of people shopping for a smartphone that's both powerful and palm-sized. The Asus Zenfone 8 ($629.99) fills the small-phone gap for flagship enthusiasts who prefer Android. In addition to stuffing a lot of power in its small frame, the Zenfone 8 packs a crisp 120Hz OLED display, capable cameras, and incredible sound. But millimeter-wave and wireless charging, both found on the iPhone 12 mini, are missing here, as is any support for Verizon subscribers. That's why the powerful, flexible $450 Google Pixel 5a remains our Editors' Choice among midrange phones.Perfectly Pocketable The Zenfone 8 measures 5.8 by 2.7 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 6 ounces, which is a little larger than the iPhone 12 mini (5.2 by 2.5 by 0.3 inches) and about on par with the Google Pixel 5 (5.7 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches). The important thing is that it's easy to use with one hand. The Zenfone 8's design language is sophi...
Pros: 
  • Hand-friendly size
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent onboard audio
  • Flagship-quality photos
Cons: 
  • Lacks wireless charging
  • Software updates aren't guaranteed
  • Does not work on Verizon's network
3 months ago

Asus Zenfone 8 review review

★★★★ 4.0
Pros: 
  • Pleasingly compact
  • Absolute powerhouse
  • Clean, satisfying ZenUI
  • Capable camera
Cons: 
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Netflix stuttering
  • Not exactly attractive
6 months ago

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