The Asus Zenfone 5 was announced by the Taiwanese company back in February at MWC 2018, and we also had a chance to take a look at an early unit of the device in India. While Asus was scheduled to launch the phone in the local market, the device still hasn’t launched in India. Perhaps it’s because of a change in strategy or a push towards some of its more affordable devices such as the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, but the notched smartphone doesn’t look like it’s up for a launch any time soon.
For now though, the phone has been rated highly by DxOMark for its camera chops. The camera review specialists have rated the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) a strong score of 90. For comparison, the score puts it on par with last year’s HTC U11 and the original Google Pixel from 2016. While it obviously isn’t as high as the top-rated smartphones currently, it’s important to remember that the Asus Zenfone 5 is a mid-range smartphone.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, the phone sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ notched display and up to 6GB of RAM. The phone has a dual-camera setup at the rear, with a 12-megapixel primary camera with 1.4-micron pixel size, an 8-megapixel secondary camera for depth effect, and an 8-megapixel front camera.
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DxOMark has praised the phone’s performance for its device class, noting that it’s among the best mid-range smartphones when it comes to camera performance. The sub-scores are 93 for photos and 86 for videos, and the review praises the dynamic range, white balance and fast autofocus on the device.