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Asus Zenfone 5Z FAQs: Everything to know about the new flagship killer

Asus has finally launched its Zenfone 5Z flagship today in India. If you have been planning to buy the new flagship from Asus, there might be some questions about the device that you have been looking for. So, through Zenfone 5Z FAQs we will try to answer most of the queries about the device.

Asus has launched its latest flagship with several premium features like Snapdragon 845 processor, dual rear cameras, and a display notch. The Zenfone 5Z starting price in India starts at Rs. 29,999 and it will be available starting from July 9 via Flipkart.

We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the Zenfone 5Z to help you decide in a better way before purchasing the flagship phone.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Full Specifications

Key Specifications Asus Zenfone 5Z
Display 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED 18.7:9 ratio
Screen Resolution FHD+ 1080×2246 pixels
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
 Processor Octa-core
Chipset Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
Expandable Storage Yes, Up to 2TB
Primary Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, dual-LED dual tone flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, 1080p
Video Recording 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Battery 3300mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight 155 g
Water Resistant No
Sim Card Type Dual Nano SIM
Price 6GB/64GB- Rs. 29,999

6GB/128GB- Rs. 32,999

8GB/256GB- Rs. 36,999

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Zenfone 5Z?

Zenfone 5Z

Answer: Asus Zenfone 5Z looks premium with a glass back and a notch display at front with 90% screen to body ratio. The Corning Gorilla Glass protected display panel provides a premium feel with a notch and slimmer bezels on each side. While the rear panel has a shiny dazzling finish, which is not much reflective to avoid the mirror-like effects.

Overall, with its mix of aluminum and glass design with glass on the front and back and metal along the sides, the Zenfone sits in the category of premium phones.

Question: How is the display of the Zenfone 5Z?

Zenfone 5Z

Answer: Zenfone 5Z sports a 6.2-inch Super IPS display panel. The display has an FHD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. Further, it has 18.7:9 aspect ratio which means it has a full-screen display with slim bezels and a notch on top.

Question: Can the notch on Zenfone 5Z display be hidden?

Answer: Yes. The Zenfone 5Z is among the first few phones to come with the popular notched display. For those who don’t like the notch, it can be hidden by the settings.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is a little bit slow when compared to the other flagships.

Question: Is the Zenfone 5Z water resistant?

Answer: No, the Zenfone 5Z is not water or dust resistant.


Question: What are the camera specifications of Asus Zenfone 5Z?

Zenfone 5Z camera

Answer:  The Zenfone 5Z comes with a dual camera setup at the rear. There is a 16 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, PDAF and an 8 MP secondary sensor with f/2.0, and 1.12µm. The camera has gyros EIS and dual tone dual-LED flash. Up front, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0, 1.12µm pixel size and gyro EIS.

Question: What are the new features of Zenfone 5Z camera?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z has a Sony IMX 363 primary sensor with an increased size of the pixels to let in more light for brighter pictures. Also, the Zenfone 5Z is one of the few phones that support 4K video recording at 60fps and also supports Electronic Image Stabilization.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: Yes, you can record 4K videos at 30 and 60fps on Zenfone 5Z.

Question: Does the Zenfone 5Z support OIS (optical image stabilization)?

Answer: Yes, the Zenfone 5Z comes loaded with 4-axis OIS and gyro EIS in the rear camera. The OIS and EIS help in shooting stable videos and also in reducing blur in images.

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz and coupled with Adreno 630 GPU.

Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z comes with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. The storage options are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB top variant.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Zenfone 5Z be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Zenfone 5Z is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Zenfone 5Z and does it support fast charging? 

Zenfone 5z fast charging

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z is powered by a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery. It supports company’s AI backed fast charging tech as well as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.

Question: Does it support wireless charging?

Answer: No, the Zenfone 5Z doesn’t support wireless charging, even though it has the glass back.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z runs its own ZenUI 5.0 skin on top of Android Oreo 8.0.


Question: Does Zenfone 5Z support both LTE and VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, it supports both LTE and VoLTE networks. Notably, Zenfone 5Z also supports dual SIM dual VoLTE feature.

Question: Does Zenfone 5Z support dual SIM cards?

Zenfone 5Z

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Zenfone 5Z support NFC connectivity?

Answer: Yes, it supports NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Zenfone 5Z sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Zenfone 5Z

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.


Question: Does it supports face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, the Zenfone 5Z has Face Unlock feature with AI tech that claims to unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds.

Question: How is the audio experience of Zenfone 5Z?


Answer: The Zenfone 5Z has several new features in terms of audio experience. It has HD Receiver, Dual Speakers, external amplifier, Smart AMP, and 3 Microphones for a better sound experience.

Question: What sensors are there in Zenfone 5Z?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z comes with Accelerator, compass, Proximity, Hall Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, RGB Sensor, and Gyro.

Price and availability

Question: What is the price of Zenfone 5Z in India?

Answer: The Zenfone 5Z has been priced at Rs. 29,999 in India for the 6GB/64GB variant. While the 6GB/128GB model is priced at Rs. 32,999. And the top model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 36,999.

Question: Will the Zenfone 5Z be available in offline stores?

Answer: No, currently the Zenfone 5Z will be available to buy exclusively via Flipkart only starting from July 9.

Question: What are the color options of Zenfone 5Z available in India?

Answer: This Zenfone 5Z will be available in two color options in India- Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver.

Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra Pal Singh

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