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ASUS Zenfone 5Q: First Impressions

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The Asus makes a big comeback from the Zenfone 4 series with the Zenfone 5 series (don’t be confuse about the another Asus Zenfone 5 last 2014). The one who makes shine in Zenfone 5 series in MWC Barcelona 2018 is the Asus Zenfone 5Q.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q specs:

  • 6.0” FHD+ display IPS 2160 x 1080 resolution at 402 ppi
  • 2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 508 GPU
  • 64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB (dedicated)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16MP f/2.2 OV16880 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with PDAF, 120-degree wide-angle lens, EIS, and LED flash, dual rear cameras
  • 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with 120-degree wide-angle lens and softlight LED flash, dual front camera
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with ZenUI 5.0
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE Cat 13, Bluetooth, OTG, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Available colors: midnight black, rouge red, moonlight white

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE /  DESIGN

Zenfone 5q

The Asus Zenfone 5Q makes us stun of having a sandwich-like glass and aluminum combination. From its glass display and back panel and the aluminum steel in the middle. The front of the phone is 18:9 display and yes, Asus is following the trend.

Zenfone 5q right side

The volume rocker is on the right side of the phone.

Zenfone 5q left side

The tri-card slot is on the left of the phone.

Zenfone 5q bottom

At the bottom is where you can see the microphone, the microUSB (not Type-C), and the single firing speaker.

Zenfone 5q top

At the top is the secondary microphone and the 3.5mm earphone jack.

Zenfone 5q upper front

At the upper front of the phone is the dual front cameras which are consist of the 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with 120-degree wide-angle lens with softlight LED flash, notification led and the earpiece.

Zenfone 5q back

At the back you will see the dual rear camera setup which is the 16MP f/2.2 OV16880 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with PDAF, 120-degree wide-angle lens, EIS with LED flash and fingerprint scanner.

DISPLAY

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is 6.0” FHD+ display IPS 2160 x 1080 resolution. Good punch of colors, slightly high contrast and you can see the onscreen display even under the bright sun.

SOFTWARE AND UI

Zenfone 5q ui

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is in Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with ZenUI 5.0, yes still on Android Nougat OS but the UI itself is so clean, nit, and looks like near stock android.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Asus Zenfone 5Q is one of the promising smartphone of Asus last MWC 2018 and yes this is the great opportunity of Asus to make them a bright light in brand wars. One of the alas of Asus Zenfone 5Q is the quad camera which is one of the trend right now (like notch which you will see in the Asus Zenfone 5Z and Asus Zenfone 5 and 18:9 to 19:9 display) and amazing mid-range phone with front and back glass panel. We will find out more features of Asus Zenfone 5Q in full review.