Asus recently launched its two new flagships for the year 2021 based on the latest Snapdragon 888 SOC. The Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip are the flagships for the year 2021 from the house of Asus. The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip isn’t much of an upgrade over the previous Zenfone 7 in terms of design, whereas the Zenfone 8 is an entirely different attempt for Asus in the smartphone market. In this article, we will talk about the new Zenfone 8!
The Asus Zenfone 8 comes with a 5.9″ 1080P Super Amoled Display with 120Hz, HDR 10, and a peak brightness of 1100 nits. That’s a lot of specs for this little guy. People might argue that the 1080P display isn’t flagship level but for a 5.9″ display with a PPI of 446, it’s pretty good. Also, you won’t find a compact phone with such amazing display specs! Even the costlier Zenfone 8 Flip comes with just a 90Hz display and a lesser peak brightness of 1000 nits. We can say this is no doubts the best display in a compact phone.
The Zenfone 8 comes with the latest Snapdragon 888 SOC. It is a 5nm chip and is 5G enabled. The Antutu benchmark for the chip is close to the 8 Lac mark and is one of the highest in the benchmark list. The graphics are handled by the Adreno 660 and you will surely have an amazing experience playing games on this little device. It comes with three ram options, 6GB, 8GB, and the huge 16GB option. The storage offered is UFS 3.1, the fastest in the industry.
The Zenfone 8 comes with a modest dual-camera system in the world of quad cameras. It comes with a primary 64 MP, f/1.8 with OIS, and an ultra-wide 12 MP, f/2.2 camera. Asus says that its primary camera can also act as a 2X telephoto camera without any loss in image quality. It can also record in 8K at 24fps and 4K at 120fps!
The Zenfone 8 comes with IP68 dust/water resistance up to 1.5m for 30 mins. It has a dual sim option, two storage options 128GB and 256GB! Zenfone 8 comes with a 4000mAh Li-Po battery that can be charged to 60% in 25 mins. It additionally offers reverse charging.
The Zenfone 8 is an excellent compact flagship and is a strong contender to the iPhone 12 Mini. It is expected to start at a price of €599 which is quite cheaper than the 12 Mini. Anyone who is looking for a compact phone must consider it!