This is a larger phone, but not a gigantic one. A layer that plays with reflected light sits under the rear glass, making it look as though beams fire out of the back fingerprint scanner in all directions. We can often see the cyan-shift effect in blue skies that is caused by clipping one or two color channels. Asus Zenfone 5 design and screen The Asus Zenfone 5Z and Asus Zenfone 5 both have glass-covered bodies, with a shimmery design in Midnight Blue or Meteor Silver. On some rare occasions we have also spotted something that looks like image corruption.
Even in low light and with a short delay between defocusing and pulling the trigger, focus is quick and reliable, as you can see in the chart below. We very occasionally saw slight underexposure in our test samples in indoor light conditions, but in general, target exposure is spot on, from bright outdoor scenes down to very low light levels, such as in the 5 Lux studio shot below. We class these issues as little quibbles, not major disasters, in a phone that focuses on value and camera tech above other concerns. It looks and feels similar to a more expensive phone and has impressive tech inside, but is fairly affordable. The ZenFone 5 delivers good dynamic range in this scene, but noise and a loss of detail become more obvious in indoor and low-light conditions.
It works perfectly in live-streaming video, too. Just keep in mind that dynamic range is reduced in bokeh mode compared to standard shooting, so you can end up with clipped skin tones, as seen in the sample below, or a cyan-shift effect in the sky. Is the Zenfone 5 really better? Outside of Metro Manila we offer cash on delivery among many other payment options with free delivery nationwide! You just know they are there. The ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and ZenFone 3 Ultra use the connector. Crop of image from Google Pixel 2 at 5 Lux. We've only spent a short time with the Zenfone 5 so it's too early to tell if these really do offer any kind of competition to Apple's handset, or indeed 's new. This means the camera is still capable of getting you a usable exposure even when shooting in very dim conditions.
On the downside, a cyan-shift is visible in the sky. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, and Qualcomm Kryo are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The device has a similar notch like the Apple's flagship at the top but has slightly thicker bezel at the bottom. In this backlit portrait scene, the subject is very well-exposed, but some highlight details are clipped in the brighter background. Images are nicely saturated and vivid, but still natural-looking. The Snapdragon 636 is the Qualcomm's product for mid-range phones. Photo scores explained With a total 93 points, the Asus ZenFone 5 achieves a good Photo score for a mid-range device.
In good light conditions, the ZenFone 5 delivers a good trade-off between detail and noise, but is not quite on the same level as the Huawei P20 and Google Pixel 2 in the comparison below. On the plus side, blur transitions are smooth and the bokeh mode blurs objects in the foreground, not just behind the subject. Part of this is just a thin visual issue. The first-generation ZenFones were announced at the in ,. It has a 13 at the rear along with 3× optical zoom and 12× digital zoom, Real Tone Flash, optical image stabilization and laser auto-focus.
The ZenFone 3 Ultra features a 4600mAh battery that can double as a for other devices with a 1. Asus has made a good phone here, and it shows. . Low light and Flash Although in bright light the Asus comes quite close to the best devices in our ranking, the difference between it and the top end becomes more obvious in dimmer conditions, with the ZenFone 5 images showing more noise and lower levels of detail than such devices as the Google Pixel 2 and the Huawei P20. Design Drawing on the PadFone's design aesthetic, the ZenFone 5's is simple and clean.
Please note that you have to be Filipino citizen, resident in Metro Manila. The new ZenFone 5 mid-ranger is no exception. It might not be for you if you rely on good-quality zoom images, but it comes with an excellent autofocus system, and delivers good image quality with excellent dynamic range in bright light across all shooting situations. In addition, the Asus stabilization system works quite well, keeping things pretty steady when holding the camera still and while walking. The image is partly corrupted, showing red to the right of the lady bugs on the white wall. For the most accurate read of your photos, use Standard screen mode. For optimum battery health and longevity, you should keep it between 20 and 80 percent.
Both our comparison devices, the Google Pixel 2 and the Huawei P20, come with single-lens cameras, but achieve better results than the Asus at a 2x short zoom range. Positioned below the screen is the touch-sensitive buttons. Texture 68 and Noise 55 Texture and noise are heavily interlinked, which is why it makes sense to look at the two test criteria in conjunction. Exposure and Contrast 92 At 92 points, the Asus ZenFone 5 achieves a very good score for exposure, and dynamic range plays an important part in this. The specifications are largely the same as the Zenfone 2, with the exception of the camera. Additionally, Asus announced two other models of the Zenfone 2. The ZenFone 2 was launched in Taiwan on March 9, 2015 - followed by India, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand In July 2015, the ZenFone 2E was released in the as an exclusive prepaid.