Tilting head high at the sky with up to Snapdragon 865+, the Asus Zenfone 7 series is one of the true flagship series that comes with a full-screen no interruptive display and a no-gimmick single camera system. Even though the series is only a few months old, it has been taciturn in the plethora, not literally, but in between a bunch of flagship phones. Let us jot down some interesting features that make the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro worthy flagships in late 2020.
Glass Sandwich Built With a Few Cons Out of The Way
The Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro have minor differences with both the phones built on a glass sandwich design with Corning Gorillas Glass 6 at the front and Gorilla Glass 3 at the back. The aluminum frame has been wrapped around the sides and top/bottom of the phone. Well, even though the device has a glass back, sadly, there is no support for wireless charging technology. There’s no water-resistant nor there is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Before you ask why are we discussing the cons first, let me take you to reality. The Zenfone 7 series is quite incredible in terms of design and looks, it also packs good specs but due to these cons, the smartphone has been overlooked by many. Therefore, it was mandatory for us to take it to them out of the way. With that being said, let’s take a look at the major highlight of the series.
True No-Gimmick Camera Setup
Well, those were some unpleasant features about the phone but the device has a ton of good in the tow. What good do you ask? the Asus Zenfone 7 duo comes with a single flip-up camera system that works for both selfies and rear-view shots.
It equips a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and f/1.8 aperture, third 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 ultra-wide-angle lens with an FoV of 113-degree. Interestingly, the phone can shoot 8k videos at up to 30fps and 4k Slow-mo videos at up to 120fps. These camera specs are rare at this price range. The vanilla Zenfone 7 has Electronic Image Stabilization whereas the Zenfone 7 Pro has Optical Image Stabilization.
Often, companies invest in a selfie camera that works fine but it’s not as good as the rear camera. Here, Asus made a smart move by implementing only a single camera setup as you can click high-quality and loss-less portraits as well as selfie portraits from the IMX686 main sensor.
Display and Raw Specifications
The phones pack a large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution and HDR10+ support. The display is bright enough at 700 nits. It has a 90Hz screen refresh rate and a 395 PPI pixel density. Asus claims that it has an 84.2% screen-to-body ratio but with the full-screen panel, the display looks immersive.
Under the hood, the vanilla fuels the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset and the Pro surfaces on the Snapdragon 865+ 5G SoC. For those who are unaware, it is a new octa-core chipset series based on the 7nm process. That 7nm process shines in the battery efficiency as the phones have a 5,000mAh battery said to last up to two days on medium usage. The battery is boosted by 30W HyperCharge Fast Charging technology which will juice up the phone from 0% to 60% in just 34 minutes. The battery can be charged via the USB Type-C port and it also supports the wired reverse charging feature. The series has up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage(expandable).
The duo has a dual-SIM 4G-enabled handset with a dedicated microSD card slot. As for audio, the phones have a stereo speaker setup and support aptX audio. Both of them have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and features NFC support. The series boots on Android 10 out of the box but is upgradeable to ZenUI based Android 11.
Pros over other flagships
- Full-Screen Display
- True Unique Flagship Cameras
- Latest Snapdragon 865+
Cons over other flagships
- No Wireless Charging
- No IP rating
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
If you are someone who wants a great camera phone with a beautiful design and latest hardware, the Zenfone 7 series is for you.
On the Giztop Shop, the series starts at $899 and is shippable internationally at your doorstep. For the asking price, we don’t really see a solid reason to over-look the no-gimmick flagship series, except for the minor cons mentioned above.
Buy – Asus Zenfone 7 Series
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