Asus ZenFone 5Z now available for pre-order in the US (at a decent price)

Not long ago, Asus told us that its ZenFone 5Z smartphone would be released in the US in mid or late August. If you're interested in this handset, we're glad to inform you that it can now be pre-ordered via Amazon, and should start shipping on August 13.

Update: Asus is now accepting ZenFone 5Z pre-orders via its own web store (see the first source link below). The handset costs $499 and its estimated delivery date is August 6.

At the moment, only the midnight blue variant of the Asus ZenFone 5Z can be pre-ordered, but a silver model should be available soon, too. As for the price of the phone, this is an attractive one: $499, US warranty included.

The ZenFone 5Z is a high-end handset that comes unlocked and is fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, but not with Verizon and Sprint. Made out of aluminum and glass, the smartphone runs Android 8 Oreo (customized with Asus' ZenUI) and is quite powerful - thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM. Other notable features include a 6.2-inch Super IPS+ display with 1080 x 2246 pixels, dual rear camera (12 MP + wide angle 8 MP), dual speakers, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3300 mAh battery.

Unlike most high-end smartphones currently on the market, the Asus ZenFone 5Z is not water-resistant. But we guess that's a compromise you have to make if you need a powerful handset that doesn't cost more than $500.

sources: AsusAmazon

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ZenFone 5z
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. fyah_king unregistered

Not bad, but I just got mate 10 pro and Note 8 on the

2. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And here in India Asus Zenfone 5Z is being sold starting $390 for which it's an absolutely no brainer and even a better pick than likes of OnePlus 6 which in itself is already a better pick than others. And i do see it selling very very decently. Already crossed sales of likes of Honor View 10 and Honor 10 which have been selling for 2+ months in just 15 days of it's availability. Also catching up fast with OP6.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Great phone from Asus at a great price. Definitely a better value than OP6 and just as good.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

A better deal than OP6. OnePlus is so overrated.

8. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

How so?

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

1. It's cheaper. 2. It got better camera (according to DxO)

11. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

According to everyone else, the camera is not as good (even spec wise). it has less storage, and less RAM which makes it cheaper. What else?

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

5 was tested, 5z not.

22. foscrew

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

If you enjoy non-stock Android and gimmick "AI" features, sure.

5. olayaya unregistered

Yes, they are coming to the competition pace! I'm still dreaming OP6 OR these well rated Asus zenfon 5z but I can't get it. No roads to buy it even if I afford the money or can purchase it.

6. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Now compare this and Moto Z3 Play for the say price .

7. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

$399 at best....

10. mschmal

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Should have a 2k screen.

12. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Why? 2k screens are a useless gimmick to sell phones to gullible folks.

18. fyah_king unregistered

Yeah, sure tell yourself that.

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I wonder what the camera is like? I'm sure with the SD 845, the photos will look pretty decent.

16. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

There are many videos on YouTube with camera quality samples.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'll take one when available at that price just for giggles and back up. Hard to stay mad at a decent bang for the buck.

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Great Price. So I expect the ASUS ROG phone to be no more than $999. I wonder when will the 256GB version be available, and for what price. I'm guessing $599.

19. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

One day soon within the next half-decade, God will strike down all makers of these vile loathsome notch phones and their sinful users. Make the mobile world great again, denounce and boycott the notch!

20. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Zenfone 5Z is definitely much better deal than the OP6. My co. Worker has one. It has a solid build with a shimmering concentric back that's signature of Asus. The camera is the same as my S9+. If the OP is the flagship killer, then the 5Z is the OP killer.

21. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Ugly notch.

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