Asus Zenfone V Review
In the box:
- Asus Zenfone V
- USB-C to USB-C charging cable and wall adapter
- SIM tool
- Quick reference guides
Glass in the front and back certainly help to class up the joint
In terms of design, the Zenfone V is a bit of a departure from most Asus phones. Gorilla Glass 5 sandwiches the device's black, aluminum frame. The sides have shiny tapered edges at the front which meet with the rounded matte finish in back. These angular cuts give the device some character, but they don't necessarily make it fit better in the hand as opposed to the smooth, rounded sides found on other handsets. Under the glass backing is Asus' familiar “Zen” concentric circle design, which looks quite nice. The camera, with its built-in OIS, does stick out and create a protrusion.
A 1080p AMOLED screen is nice to have at this size and price
We thoroughly enjoyed the perks of a 1080p display, even at the size of 5.2-inches, which is smaller than the average today. Producing 424 pixels per inch, on-screen content was clear and detailed. Colors air slightly on the bluish side, but enough tools for tweaking are found in the Settings menu to rectify this. Otherwise, the deep, rich colors of this AMOLED display were always pleasing to look at.