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Zenfone 8 review: worth buying?

Created date: 05/12/2021, 16:00:41, Updated date: 05/12/2021, 18:45:34

We've conducted a detailed review of the Zenfone 8, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Zenfone 8

Zenfone 8's size

The Zenfone 8 is 2.7inches (68.5mm) wide, 5.8inches (148mm) tall, and 0.35inches (8.9mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the Zenfone 8, it weighs about 6.0oz (169g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the Zenfone 8, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

The CPU performance of Zenfone 8

The Zenfone 8 has an extremely high processing power of 2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Zenfone 8 has a very high RAM capacity at 16GB. There are few cases where the RAM capacity would be insufficient, so it is also well suited to multitasking. It's unlikely to feel slow even when switching between several different apps.

The Zenfone 8 is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.

Zenfone 8's storage capacity

The Zenfone 8 has 256GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

The Zenfone 8 is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

Zenfone 8's screen

The Zenfone 8 has a 5.9 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Zenfone 8 is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The camera function of Zenfone 8

The Zenfone 8 has an ultrahigh performance 64 MP main camera. This allows you to make high-quality photos and will rarely leave you wanting with regard to camera performance. This will make using your camera fun.

The Zenfone 8 is equipped with a rather powerful 12 MP front camera. The photos turn out quite well since they don't look grainy even when you print them out.

Overall assessment of Zenfone 8

The Zenfone 8 is a smartphone with no particular weaknesses. Being a high-spec, high-performance phone, it's well suited for use as your main smartphone in a wide variety of settings.

The merits and demerits of Zenfone 8

The merits of Zenfone 8

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • The extremely high-spec rear camera makes the phone great for taking photogenic and scenic shots.

The demerits of Zenfone 8

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Specifications of Zenfone 8

Zenfone 8
ImageZenfone 8
MakerAsus
Release date5/13, 2021
ColorObsidian Black/Horizon Silver
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.7inches (68.5mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)
Weight6.0oz (169g)
Display size5.9 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2400
Pixel density446ppi
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G
CPU specs2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size16GB
Storage size256GB
Rear-camera resolution64 MP
Front-camera resolution12 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Zenfone 8

84.4-Color:Obsidian Black/Horizon Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68.5mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.0oz (169g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:446ppi, Display size:5.9 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:16GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP, Front-camera resolution:12 MP

ZenFone 5Z

69.3Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:3300mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

55.9Color:Black/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.8mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295ppi, Display size:5.45 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Zenfone Max (M2) ZB633KL

62.7Color:Black/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.00394inches (76.3mm) x 6.2inches (158.4mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:268ppi, Display size:6.26 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:4000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL

72.2Color:Blue/Titanium, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.5mm) x 6.2inches (157.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.2oz (175g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2280, Pixel density:403ppi, Display size:6.26 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:5000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:13 MP

Zenfone Max Shot ZB634KL

68.4Color:Red/Silver/Blue/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.3inches (159.2mm) x 0.33inches (8.4mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g), Display type:S-IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:398ppi, Display size:6.26 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1, CPU specs:1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:4000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

70.2Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.3oz (180g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403ppi, Display size:5.99 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:5000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 7 Pro ZS671KS

80.7Color:Aurora Black/Pastel White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0433inches (77.3mm) x 6.5inches (165.1mm) x 0.38inches (9.6mm), Weight:8.0986oz (230g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:394ppi, Display size:6.67 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+, CPU specs:3.1GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Zenfone 8

59.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68.5mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm)

ZenFone 5Z

53.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

50.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

52.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

50.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.3inches (160.6mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

53.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

57.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.8mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm)

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

57.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Zenfone 8

62.8-Weight:6.0oz (169g)

ZenFone 5Z

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

58.4Weight:6.3oz (180g)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

74.3Weight:4.9oz (140g)

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

70.3Weight:5.3oz (150g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Zenfone 8

88.4-Display size:5.9 inch

ZenFone 5Z

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

89.8Display size:5.99 inch

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

90.0Display size:6 inch

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

81.2Display size:5.45 inch

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

81.2Display size:5.45 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Zenfone 8

76.2-

ZenFone 5Z

74.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

72.7

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

74.0

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

72.7

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

74.0

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

45.6

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

45.6

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Zenfone 8

100.0-RAM size:16GB

ZenFone 5Z

90.0RAM size:6GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0RAM size:6GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

93.4RAM size:8GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

70.0RAM size:4GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

90.0RAM size:6GB

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

50.0RAM size:2GB

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Zenfone 8

91.5-Storage size:256GB

ZenFone 5Z

90.0Storage size:128GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0Storage size:128GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

91.5Storage size:256GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

67.0Storage size:64GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

67.0Storage size:64GB

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

50.0Storage size:16GB

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

55.5Storage size:32GB

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Zenfone 8

100.0-Rear-camera resolution:64 MP

ZenFone 5Z

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Zenfone 8

70.0-Front-camera resolution:12 MP

ZenFone 5Z

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Zenfone 8

61.2-Color:Obsidian Black/Horizon Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68.5mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.35inches (8.9mm), Weight:6.0oz (169g)

ZenFone 5Z

58.7Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

54.5Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.3oz (180g)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

58.6Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

57.0Color:Midnight Black/Moonlight White/Rouge Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.3inches (160.6mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

58.7Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

65.8Color:Black/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.8mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g)

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

64.0Color:Deepsea Black/Sunlight Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70.9mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.3oz (150g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Zenfone 8

86.1-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:446ppi

ZenFone 5Z

84.9Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403ppi

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

60.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295ppi

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

60.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Zenfone 8

98.4-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:16GB

ZenFone 5Z

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

88.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

94.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 ,Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

88.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

60.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

72.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

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