Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8): Specifications, FAQs, Pros and Cons

Asus has launched its compact phone in the market named Asus 8Z (also known as Zenfone 8). The Zenfone 8 makes its debut in the Indian market with a different name and is called Asus 8Z.

The Asus 8Z (or Asus Zenfone 8) comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor, a 64MP Dual Rear Camera, a Selfie Camera Lens in the punch-hole design display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, and price of the Asus 8Z (or Zenfone 8). We have also listed the Pros and Cons of the device along with some FAQs. Read on to check all the details.

Price of Asus 8Z (or Zenfone 8)

The device launched in only one variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Horizon Silver and Obsidian Blue.

The sole 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 42,999 (or USD 594.99).

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Asus 8Z Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Compact Size Phone with LightweightOnly 8-bit panel (no 10-bit color depth)
Great Performance with Snapdragon 888Still Android 11 (no Android 12 OS)
3.5 mm Headphone JackOnly 4,000 mAh Battery
12 5G Bands 30W Charging at this price
IP68 Water-Resistant RatingThe low light photo needs improvement
120Hz AMOLED DisplayOnly 12MP Selfie Camera
Dual Stereo SpeakersNo SD Card Slot
NFC SupportedBit Expensive

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Asus 8Z 5G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the smartphone.

Asus 8Z Review

Asus 8Z 5G has its Pros but Asus has done some compromises which can be a letdown for some users and disappoint them. So, let’s go deeper and see what Asus has offered in its Asus 8Z smartphone.

Display

The Asus 8Z features a 5.92-inches FHD+ Samsung E4 AMOLED Display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The display further has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 1100 nits Peak Brightness and HDR10+ support.

The device has an 8-bit color depth that produces 16.7 Million possible colors. The brightness of the device is also good enough to use the phone outdoor without any issues.

The smartphone also has Widevine L1 support which means users will be able to play FHD+ content on OTT apps like Amazon Prime Videos and Netflix. The Asus 8Z also has an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner which unlocks the device instantly without any issues.

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Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) Display

The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection on the backside while the frame is made out of metal.

The Asus 8Z also has an IP68 rating which means the device is water and dust resistant. The display quality of the device is great and it is a compact design phone, you will not face any issues with the display and Asus has done a great job.

Cameras

The Asus 8Z features a 64MP Dual Rear Camera Setup with an LED Flash in the rectangular module. The cameras consist of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture that has OIS and has a 12MP Sony IMX363 ultrawide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture that has a 112-degree field of view.

There is a 12MP Sony IMX663 Selfie Camera Lens with f/2.2 aperture in the punch-hole design display. The rear camera can record up to 8k videos at 24fps (frames per second) while the front camera can record 4k videos at 30fps.

The phone has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), so you will not face any issues with videos, but when recording the videos at 4k or 8k, the phone heats up and also drains the battery, so this is an issue, but it can be fixed via OTA update.

The 64MP primary lens takes decent shots with a good depth of field but it smooths the pictures and also boosts the colors whether it’s an indoor shot or outdoor. So, yeah, Asus needs to improve it by OTA update but who knows when they fix it. The 12MP ultrawide angle lens is really good and also takes some good shots.

Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) Cameras

There is a 12MP selfie camera which is not enough at this price point and Asus also needs to work on the selfie camera as does not give good shots whether it’s an outdoor shot or indoor.

Overall, the Asus needs to work on both front and rear cameras as they are not justifying the price of the device.

Performance

The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.

Now, the Snapdragon 888 is a powerful processor and it will provide good performance in day-to-day life tasks and also capable of running every single game available in the market.

The device runs on Android 11-based ZenUI skin out of the box. Asus will provide two years of OS updates and three years of security updates. The ZenUI gives you a stock Android-like experience. Here, Asus should have provided the Android 12 out of the box, but they didn’t.

Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) Performance

The device is 5G supportive and has twelve 5G bands which include n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n28, n38, n77, and n78.

Overall, the smartphone is fast enough and it will capable of running every single game available in the market without any issues.

Battery

The smartphone packs a 4,000 mAh Battery with 30W Fast Charging Support. Asus has also included a 30W Charger inside the box of the device.

Asus has claimed that the 30W charger can fully charge the device from 0 to 100 percent in around 80 minutes.

However, Asus should have provided a bigger battery with faster-charging support but they didn’t, instead of that they have only provided a 30W charger charging which is not enough at this price point, and the size of the battery is also small.

Audio

The device has dual stereo speakers which give you a better sound experience without any issues. The smartphone also has a dual noise cancellation microphone that helps you in calling.

The Asus 8Z also has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

Overall, the audio quality of the device is good and Asus has done a great job in the audio department, so you will not face any issues.

Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) Full Specifications

Display5.92-inches FHD+ E4 AMOLED
HDR10+ support
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
1100 nits Peak Brightness
SGS Blue-Eye Certification
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection
Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight148.0 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm, 169 grams
BuildGlass Front (GG Victus)
Metal Frame
Glass Back (GG 3)
Operating SystemZenUI Based on Android 11
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC
GPU – Adreno 660
CPU – Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-X1, 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
StorageLPDDR5 RAM + UFS 3.1 Storage
8GB+128GB
Card SlotDual SIM Slot
Rear Camera64MP IMX686 primary sensor
12MP IMX363 ultrawide sensor
Video (Rear)8k@24fps
Front Camera12MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)4k@30fps
Battery4,000 mAh Battery
Charging30W Wired Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes
SpeakersDual Stereo Speakers
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
NFCYes
5G Bandsn1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n28, n38, n77, n78
IR BlasterNo
FingerprintIn-Display Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsGyroscope
E-compass
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
G-sensor
Accelerator
Gyro (Support ARCore)
NavigationGPS, Glonass, BDS, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
ColorsHorizon Silver and Obsidian Blue

Key Specifications

  • 5.92-inches FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor
  • 64MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 12MP Selfie Camera
  • 4,000 mAh Battery, 30W Fast Charging
  • Dual Stereo Speakers
  • IP68 Water Resistant Rating
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • ZenUI Based on Android 11

Asus Zenfone 8 (or Asus 8Z) FAQs

Is there a 10-bit color depth?

No, the device does not have a 10-bit panel. Instead of that Asus has included an 8-bit color panel that produces 16.7 Million colors.

Does the device have Gorilla Glass?

Yes, the Asus 8Z (aka Zenfone 8) has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection on the top while the back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Is there a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

Yes, the phone has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack which is a good thing considering the price of the device as most of the brands do not provide a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack at this price.

Is the device waterproof?

Yes, the smartphone has an IP68 rating which is enough to withstand dust, sand and is resistant to submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for thirty minutes.

Does the device have Widevine L1?

Yes, the smartphone has Widevine L1 support which means you can play FHD+ content on OTT Platforms.

How much mAh Battery does the device have?

The Asus 8Z features a 4,000 mAh Battery with 30W Fast Charging Support. Asus has also provided a 30W Charger inside the box.

How many 5G bands does the device have?

The phone has a total of 12 5G bands which include n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n28, n38, n77, and n78.

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