Asus has been on a roll in India lately launching phones that offer an excellent value for money. After the success of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 which took on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the company has now launched its flagship handset: the ZenFone 5z.
The handset takes on the mighty OnePlus 6, packs flagship specifications, and comes with a price tag far lower than its competition. For the price it commands (Rs 30,000), you really cannot go wrong with the Asus Zenfone 5z. If you are looking to buy the handset but have some questions surrounding it, check out our FAQ below.
Q) What are the full specifications of the Asus ZenFone 5Z?
A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:
- Dimensions: 153 x 75.65 x 7.7 mm
- Weight: 165g
- Display: 6.2-inch 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2246 x 1080), 100% DCI-P3 coverage, Notch panel, 550nits brightness
- Chipset: Snapdragon 845 @ 2.8GHz
- GPU: Adreno 540
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 12MP Dual Pixel PDAF, F/1.8 aperture, 1.4um large pixel, OIS, EIS;
- Secondary: 8MP wide-angle camera
LED flash, 4K video recording
- Front camera: 8MP, F/2.0, EIS
- Sensors: Accelerometer, E-compass, Proximity, Hall Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, RGB Sensor, Gyro
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM with dual VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
- Battery: 3300mAh non-removable
- Others: Face unlock, Android 8.1 Oreo, ZenUI 5
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) The ZenFone 5Z features a unibody glass build which means the rear panel and the battery are not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The ZenFone 5z features a hybrid microSD card slot. This means you can use either 2 SIM cards or a microSD card on the phone at any given time.
Q) What is so special about the camera of the ZenFone 5z?
A) Asus uses AI to help improve the overall imaging capabilities of the ZenFone 5Z. The AI Camera app can automatically detect up to 16 different scenes and change the settings accordingly to take even better photos.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the ZenFone 5Z?
A) No, an IR blaster is missing from the device.
Q) Do you get face unlock on the handset?
A) Yes, the ZenFone 5Z features face unlock.
Q) Can one record calls on the ZenFone 5Z?
A) Not natively. You will have to download and make use of a third-party application from the Play Store for this.
Q) Does the ZenFone 5Z feature FM radio?
A) Yes, it has FM radio.
Q) Is the display on the ZenFone 5Z protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes, the 6.2-inch notched display is protected by Gorilla Glass.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the ZenFone 5Z?
A) Yes, you can. But you will have to download a third-party application from the Play Store for this.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the handset?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the handset?
A) Yes. The handset is also capable of recording videos in 4K resolution.
Q) Is there a notification LED on the handset?
A) Yes, there’s a notification LED on the handset.
Q) Can one make native video calls on ZenFone 5Z without using a third-party app?
A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the handset without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.
Q) What’s so special about the audio aspect of the ZenFone 5Z?
A) The handset features 5-magnetic speakers and dual-smart AMP to deliver outstanding music quality through its speaker as well as over the 3 5.mm headphone jack.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, with ZenUI 5 on top of it.
Q) Does the ZenFone 5Z support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box.
Q) Is there dual VoLTE support?
A) Yes, you can use two VoLTE SIM cards at the same time on the Zenfone 5Z. It is among the very few phones available in India right now with this feature.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) There’s no mention about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network but that should be added to the handset with a future software update.
Q) Does the Asus ZenFone 5Z support fast charging?
A) Yes. The handset comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support which means it can be charged to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the ZenFone 5Z out of the box?
A) Almost 54GB of free space is available right out of the box
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall some of the pre-installed apps and bloatware on the ZenFone 5Z.
Q) What AI features are available on the ZenFone 5Z?
A) The ZenFone 5Z comes with plenty of new AI features. Apart from an AI-powered Camera app, it also has an AI display which automatically turns the screen off when not needed to keep battery usage in check. Then there’s AI Ringtone which adjusts the ringtone volume depending on the ambient noise.
Q) What colors are the ZenFone 5Z going to be available in?
A) The handset will be available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver colors.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the ZenFone 5Z?
A) You get the phone, a USB-C to A cable, an 18W power adapter, ZenEar Pro Support Hi-Res Audio, USB cable, SIM ejector tool, bumper, and some regulatory papers.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, it has USB On-The-Go support. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When does the Asus ZenFone 5Z go on sale and where?
A) The handset is already on sale in India. It can be purchased from Flipkart. Buy here.
Q) How many variants of the ZenFone 5Z is Asus selling in India and what’s their price?
A) The prices of the different variants of the handset are as follows:
ZenFone 5Z Price:
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 29,999
- 4GB RAM + 128GB storage – Rs 32,999
If you have any other question regarding the Zenfone 5Z, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.