Quad-camera, no-notch Asus ZenFone 5Q scores $30 discount, now costs $269

Quad-camera, no-notch Asus ZenFone 5Q scores $30 discount, now costs $269
Asus is not exactly the world’s most popular smartphone vendor, but the company has done a solid job of updating previous-generation flagship models and inexpensive mid-rangers to Android Oreo.

The ZenFone 5 family obviously comes powered by OS version 8.0 out the box, looking likely to score official Android Pie makeovers before long. Two unlocked variants are already available stateside with LTE support for GSM networks, and if you’re not keen on embracing the notch or spending $500 for the ZenFone 5Z, now’s the time to get the 5Q.

This affordable bad boy made its commercial debut at $300 with a “Full View” 6-inch display and “ultra slim bezel”, but everywhere we look, the price has quietly dropped to an almost irresistible $269.

Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and the manufacturer’s own US e-store all have a cool $30 discount to offer, and seeing as how there’s no expiration date listed anywhere, we believe this is a permanent thing.

But you probably shouldn’t take that for granted and try to pull the trigger as soon as you’ve made sure the Asus ZenFone 5Q, aka ZenFone 5 Lite, satisfies all your basic requirements.
Those may include a respectable processor (Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630), a wide and sharp screen for high-quality content consumption (2:1 aspect ratio, 2160 x 1080 resolution), plenty of memory and storage (4 and 64 gigs respectively), and a boatload of cameras (two on the front, two on the back, ultra wide shots all around).

Overall, the value for money provided at the marked-down price of $269 is pretty great, also taking a reasonably-sized 3,300 mAh battery into consideration, as well as the inclusion of both fingerprint and facial recognition methods, and a microSD card slot in addition to dual SIM support.

sources: Amazon, Asus, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video

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ZenFone 5Q
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(30h 3G talk time)

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1 Comment

1. BGChicago

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Booo for the 6" display. Stop the retina burning madness. Market needs more phones that can be operated completely by one [small] hand. It's redicolous that virtually all midrangers and flagships are 6" this year. On top of that, with extra tall display making reach for the quick toggles impossible one handed. Stupid times

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