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Asus Zenfone V Review

Asus ZenFone V

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Call Quality


Calls come through clearly on both ends, and the speakerphone is plenty loud. Reception seemed to be quite strong as well, connecting phone calls in spots in which we'd usually have more trouble.

Battery Life

A full day of use requires a concerted effort.

Asus Zenfone V Review

Well, evidently you can't have all of ZenUI's speed and customization without a disappointing battery. 3000 mAh ought to get you farther than it does on the Zenfone V even with high-end components like the super AMOLED display and Snapdragon 820. Alas, the V struggles to make it through a day of moderate use. Even knowing this, the V lasting less than five hours in our custom screen-on test was still a let-down.

Conclusion


Asus Zenfone V Review

Asus has created a phone that could only compete on Verizon's tiny roster. At Big Red, you can still get an iPhone 6s for $70 more or the Moto Z2 Play for $20 more, both of which will offer better battery life and are likely to take better photos. In totality, though, the differences between these three phones aren't huge. If you're a Verizon customer, you will be getting a lot of value for $380, as the Asus Zenfone V is a premium-looking device with fast internals, but just don't be surprised if your friends on other networks lord their superior OnePlus or Honor devices over you.



Pros

  • Glass and metal give a more premium fit and finish
  • Camera captures excellent details in almost any lighting
  • Quick performance
  • Sharp 1080p AMOLED display

Cons

  • Camera is inconsistent with color reproduction
  • Battery life withers away quickly
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PhoneArena rating:
7.2Good
Display5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) AMOLED
Camera23 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 , Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo processor
4 GB RAM
Size5.77 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches
(146.6 x 72.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.19 oz  (147 g)

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