You might think at first sight that this smartphone is only a clone beast of the iPhone X designed by any Chinese manufacturer. It is actually the Asus Zenfone 5. The device is offered in two variants, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z. Presentation.
Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z are very similar in their specifications. Both share a 6.2-inch LCD – in the same 5.5-inch chassis as the Zenfone 4, with a screen-to-chassis ratio of 90 percent – in 19: 9 for a definition of 2,240 x 1,080 pixels.
If it is so easily confused with an iPhone X, it's because of its notch, although it is 26% smaller than that on the Apple smartphone. The notch of the Zenfone 5 includes an LED indicator, a receiver, the front camera and proximity and light sensors.
The Zenfone 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 64GB of storage and, optionally, 4 or 6GB of RAM. The Zenfone 5Z, meanwhile, uses a Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The audio part is provided by five stereo speakers with dual amplifier for maximum volume. The device is capable of handling encoded Hi-Res audio files up to 25 bits and 192 KHz.
The latest Sony flagship features a 1.4μm IMX363 sensor at the rear, with f / 1.9 aperture, and an 8MP wide-angle secondary sensor at 120 °. Asus also offers its version of Animoji iPhone X, here called ZeniMöji. The principle is exactly the same, allowing users to communicate using an animated avatar.
The Asus Zenfone 5 also offers several features of artificial intelligence. AI Ringtone, for example, lets you adjust the ringer volume to the surrounding volume, so you never miss a call. AI Scene Detection, for its part, allows the photo application to analyze the scene and select the best of the 16 predefined configurations while AI Photo Learning will allow your camera to learn your own way of taking photos.
The Asus Zenfone 5 is expected to be marketed in May, the Zenfone 5Z in June. Count 499 € for the first. The second will be sold 599 € in its configuration 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage RAM or 699 € for the model 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.