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Asus Zenfone 5 Specs and Price

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The Asus Zenfone 5 is the new upgrade to the Asus Zenfone 4 of the previous year. Among the phones displayed in the MWC 2018 event, the smartphone is a less premium model to the Asus Zenfone 5Z which is Asus’s flagship for the year. More or less the same with the more premium smartphone as it has the same size and design. The only difference being the processor featured on the smartphone, internal storage and the RAM size. However, it stands squarely in the mid-range category with quite decent specs to go along.

Asus Zenfone 5 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2246 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 400GB
  • Dual 12MP + 8MP camera and a 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 300mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

As discussed in the Asus Zenfone 5Z, the smartphone is identical in every way to he iPhone X like design with the notched display. While Asus might be the first major smartphone maker to adopt this design, its execution is quite good-looking. The bottom still plays host to some bezels even if they are just small in size.

Asus maintains the same screen size and resolution on both the Asus Zenfone 5 and the Zenfone 5Z. The smartphone has been designed so that the notch does not interfere with the display of applications. You still have the same 6.2-inch 2246 X 1080 pixels display has before and an unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass protection..

Battery and Camera

Shipping with the same battery capacity as the more premium variants is a nice addition. According to Asus there’s an AI feature that study your behaviour and habits of charging to better extend the battery life. There is a 3, 300mAh battery which also charge using Qualcomm quick charge. In reality, how long this goes depends entirely on how conservative the  processor is and a number of other factors.

Following the progression into the usage of dual camera set-up, the Asus Zenfone adopts a 12MP + 8MP rear camera. It also integrates the AI assistance which seems to be the next headway in technology into its camera. In addition, you have an 8MP camera for taking selfies alongside a beautification mode and other features to better the image.

Hardware and Software

Being more of an intermediate between the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite and the Zenfone 5Z as regards the hardware it features. The smartphone comes with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and an Adreno 509 GPU for graphics munching. Making use of the AI feature, the smartphone has the ability to attain the power of the Snapdragon 660 processor during intensive usage.

Going further, the Asus Zenfone 5 sports a 4GB internal memory accompanied by a 64GB built-in storage with support for memory card up to 400GB. This is about the best you could have from a smartphone of its category and it also runs Android 8.0 Oreo which is the latest at the moment.

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Pricing and Availability

Announced in the ongoing MWC 2018, there’s no official date of release or price. Although the expected price is around $460 which is equivalent to 166, 000 naira.

Asus Zenfone 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Asus Zenfone 5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB
  • Colours: Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver
  • Dimension: 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2246 X 1080 please pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 8MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, dual LED flash,
    phase detection
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yee
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbp
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (3CA) Cat 12 600/100Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB V2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Ye
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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