. Contrary to what we saw last year, we now have two very different devices, no matter if they bring the same Snapdragon 888 SoC inside., While the Zenfone 8 Flip follows the trend seen since the Zenfone 6 with a camera in a flip mechanism that brings the rear Sensors forward serving both to take selfies and shoot landscapes. The standard Zenfone 8 adopts a look more in line with the rest of the market, with a hole in the corner of the screen for the front facing camera. Want to know everything about the new ASUS devices. So, stick with us, we will detail everything in this hands on by TudoCelular, in a partnership with our brothers from HDBlog. The Zenfone 8 targets, those who are tired of bigger high end mobile phones, offering compact dimensions that place them between the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S21 being a little bit thicker than both., The device marks the long awaited arrival of IP68 certification to ASUS’ devices, allowing its owners to be unconcerned about everyday accidents, as is the case with virtually all rivals.. It has an aluminum body with Gorilla Glass, 3 on the back with a silver or black matte finish. At the rear, which has curved sides to help with the grip. We have a block in the upper left corner for the two cameras and the LED flash with the ASUS Zenfone inscription centered. Yes, no number just the name of the series., The matte finish and curved sides contrast with the mirrored module and create a look reminiscent of models from the Lumia series, which can catch the heart of the most nostalgic ones.
On the right side. Are the volume and power buttons the latter textured in blue, which helps to create a nice detail in the design.? Looking from below? We have a sound output, the tray for two SIM cards and the USB C port, and on the top, is the P2 port for headphones., Well, a flagship that, in addition to being compact, still has a P2 port.. The front part is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, which gives extra resistance to scratches and falls.. The edges are not as contained as in the Galaxy S21, especially the chin, and the front facing camera takes up more space than we are used to seeing. But this has a reason and we will talk more about why it is a positive point.. Overall, the Zenfone 8 passes the premium experience that is expected of a top of the line with the extra compact body that fits well in the hands and does not bother when inside the pocket.. It could have smaller edges, but it is not something that bothers so much.. The screen has always been a controversial point in ASUS devices, with an LCD panel being used in virtually all models up to the Zenfone 7. Here. Fortunately, the company included a great 5.9quot display with a 209 aspect ratio Full resolution, HD 120 Hz, refresh rate 1100 NITS peak brightness, integrated, fingerprint reader and HDR10 content. Support and best of all ASUS continues to pay great attention to the sound system of its devices.
So the great screen is accompanied by stereo audio quality with well balanced and powerful speakers optimized for Cirrus Logic.. This is the Zenfone 8 is a great choice for those who want to consume content, even if the panel is less than we have in other markets.. The Zenfone 8 is compact, but leaves nothing to be desired for giant market handsets.. It comes with Snapdragon 888 up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, but does not bring Micro SD card space. in preliminary tests came to see the device flows very well and ve. Please those who want the maximum in speed.. The interface adopted by ASUS focuses on performance, but does not give up good functions and customization options with a clean look and close to what we have in the models of the Pixel line. The Zenfone 8 proves to be an alternative for those who do not go much with the face of One UI and want a compact Android device. Since Google has not yet presented a top of the line successor to the Pixel 4., The same can be said about games with all titles running smoothly with maximum quality. In addition, even with compact body, the device doesnt overheat managing to maintain good performance even after a longer game. In the cameras, we have the back of a dedicated front sensor after the flip camera of the Zenfone 6 and 7.. But anyone who thinks this will make the quality of the selfies drop.
A lot can rest assured ASUS included a sizeable SONY IMX663 sensor in the front camera, which justifies the larger size for the hole in the screen than we are used to seeing.. It has 12 MP and auto focus to make your selfies clearer, while still being able to record 4K videos at 30. Fps. At the rear are two cameras with a main camera of 64 MP and an Ultrawide of 12 MP, both with SONY sensor.. The main camera records videos at 8K at 30, fps being the only one of the three cameras to bring optical image stabilization.. We will still need more in depth tests to see if the Zenfone 8 can hit head on with the Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12. But the preliminary images are interesting with well balanced, colors, dynamic range in measure and good level of details.. The Zenfone 8 is fatter than its rivals, and this has a good cause, the battery. Even being more compact in height and width. The Zenfone 8 has the same 4000 mAh capacity as the Galaxy S21 and by the initial results. The device can withstand at least one day of moderate use, and it is possible to activate some of the various economy modes. If you want a extra duration., The 30 watt charger that comes in the box is more powerful than what we have in the Galaxy S21, which, when it comes with a charger in the box, has 25 watts.. This allows the Zenfone 8 to go from 0 to 100 in about 1 hour, which is not as impressive as Chinese models, but it will be enough for a lot of people.
. Unfortunately, it was not yet this time that we had the arrival of wireless charging in a Zenfone. To speak of the Zenfone 8 Flip is to speak of the Zenfone 7, since the new device inherits practically everything from its predecessor, focusing on delivering only a more powerful Processor to please anyone who wants the latest in terms of hardware., In addition to the practically identical design, we have the same 6.67 quotAMOLED screen with a 90 Hz rate, the same rear cameras with 64 8 and 12 MP sensors. That can be rotated forward like a toy Power, Ranger head. And the same 5000 mAh battery with 30 watt recharge.. Even the dimensions and weight are practically the same, implying that ASUS basically took the model from last year and updated the processor to maintain an option with a flip camera for those who want this type differential. With the launch of the new Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8. Flip ASUS makes it clear that not completely abandoned its innovative rotary engine to use the same set for selfies and landscape shots., But you want to expand your audience for those who want a model top of the line smaller than we normally have having the Galaxy S21. As a great rival., We still don’t know if the Taiwanese will be able to compete with the South Korean for consumer taste, Samsung’s greatest asset being reliability. of its software support that guarantees updates for 3 years and security updates for 4 years.
. Overall, however, we can see that the Zenfone 8 leaves almost nothing to be desired in relation to the Galaxy S21 being even superior in some points, such as in the presence of the Snapdragon 888 absent in the Brazilian S21 metal and glass body and battery with recharge. Faster leaving us to see the price they will charge for it if it is launched in Brazil., More details about price and availability in the international market can be found in the full text list which can be found in the link below in the description and in The commentary. Take the opportunity to say what you think of the new devices from ASUS and if you think that the company will finally be able to carve its place among the giants of the smartphone market.