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How to get the best gaming experience on Asus Zenfone 5Z

Asus Zenone 5Z has been released for quite a while now, it is the most affordable smartphone available which comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset right now. This smartphone is sure fast and I can tell it because I am using it as my daily driver. And after using it for quite a while now, I can easily say that this smartphone is worth all the money you are paying for it.

Today we are going to tell you some tricks which will help you in making your gaming experience even better on the Asus Zenfone 5Z. You don’t have to download any third party app to enhance gaming, Zenfone 5Z has a prebuilt feature called Game Genie. Let’s dive deep into this feature and see how can it enhance the gaming experience.

To bring up the Game Genie interface, you have to launch a game and tap the game genie icon on the navigation bar. This will bring up a small overlay with lots of options which we are going to explain one by one here.

Search and Settings

On the very top of the Game Genie interface, you will see a search bar which automatically searches for videos related to the game you are playing on YouTube. The search will open in an overlay, you don’t have to leave the game for this, you will also be able to search about the game on the web. The settings button beside the search bar will take you to the Game Genie settings to tweak around with different options.

Lock Mode and No alerts

These two modes in Game Genie are self-explanatory, the lock mode will lock down the navigation bar. The bar will still show up but it will only show you the Game Genie button, the other navigation buttons will be hidden until you turn the lock mode off.

The No Alert mode will pause all notifications even if it is a call during the whole gaming session or until you turn it off. You will get more settings about this option in the Game Genie settings so you won’t miss any important notification while gaming.

Speed up

Speed up option boosts the performance of the game by cleaning the RAM and shutting down background activities. You can tap this option whenever you see a lag during the gaming session. To be very honest, we didn’t have to tap this Speed up option because the games never lag on Asus Zenfone 5Z.


This option comes in handy when you are playing a game where you have to swipe faster for a long time. You can create (record) a swiping macro which you can play anytime during the game. This will swipe on the same spot where you recorded the macro. This could be considered as cheating if you use it to win some competition (only if you get caught).

Record and Live options

The record option will let you record the gameplay so you can put it on the social media or YouTube. The live option broadcast the gameplay live on Twitch or YouTube, you can live stream with face cam as well.


The Asus has done a great job making a smartphone with hardware and optimized it with the best software without any bloatware. The Game Genie addition is very useful for a gamer who live broadcast or record his/her gameplay and post them on social media. There was no fail seen while using the Game Genie on Zenfonfe 5Z during gaming.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.