Asus Zenfone 7 Series - Amazing Specs, But Priced a Bit High. 10

Asus Zenfone 7 Series – Amazing Specs, But Priced a Bit High.

Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro are here.
The Asus Zenfone series was revived with the Zenfone 5Z, it had flagship specs at the budget price point and was the first to compete with the OnePlus, then came the Zenfone 6Z with its flip camera, and became the smartphone with best selfies. Now we have the Zenfone 7 series, under which we have two smartphones, the Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro. They have improved on many fronts like having an AMOLED display instead of an IPS-LCD display.

This Post is a Detailed Specification Overview of the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro.

Asus Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro Specification Table

SpecificationsZenfone 7Zenfone 7 Pro
Display6.67-Inch Super AMOLED Display, ~85% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
Corning Gorilla 6
398 PPI Pixel Density.
90Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
6.67-Inch Super AMOLED Display, ~85% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
Corning Gorilla 6
398 PPI Pixel Density.
90Hz Refresh Rate
HDR10+
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Octa-core (1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
Memory6/8GB LPDDR5 8GB LPDDR5
Storage128GB UFS3.1 Storage256GB UFS3.1 Storage
Camera/Optics64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens),3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual pixel PDAF
64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens) OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual pixel PDAF
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected][email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]
Front Camera64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens),3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual pixel PDAF
64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens) OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual pixel PDAF
Battery5000mAh Battery
30-W Fast Charging
4000mAh Battery
30-W Fast Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.0
WiFi 6
Bluetooh 5.0
SecurityFace Unlock
Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Face Unlock
Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNo.No.

Specification Details
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-ZS670KS/Tech-Specs/
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-Pro-ZS671KS/Tech-Specs/

Design and Build Quality

Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro

Both the Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro have the same design and build quality; on the back, we have the flip camera module on the top-center. Asus branding at the bottom-center, on the front, there is just display and nothing else, The frame is made of aluminum, and it has got a sand-which build the front is protected by corning gorilla 6 and back is protected by corning gorilla 3.
Overall it’s an excellent smartphone in terms of Design and Build Quality.

Display

Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro

Again both the Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro have the same display
A 6.67-Inch Super AMOLED Display, with ~85% Screen to Body Ratio, a 1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels Resolution, A 20:9 Aspect Ratio, a 398 PPI Pixel Density. the Display is Protected by Corning Gorilla 6, it has a 90Hz Refresh Rate Display and Supports HDR10+.

Performance

Zenfone 7

Zenfone 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 first-half flagship of 2020, its an Octa-Core SoC with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 core and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, it is the second most powerful Android SoC after the 865 Plus, it can handle everything you throw at it, it can play all the games at the highest setting possible, so no problem with the performance.

7 Pro

Zenfone 7

Zenfone 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Second-half flagship of 2020, its an Octa-Core SoC with 1×3.1 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 core and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU(OverClocked), it’s more powerful than the 865, so again it should have no problem with its performance.

Memory and Storage

Zenfone 7

Zenfone 7 has 2 memory options, 6/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and one storage option 128GB of UFS3.1 Storage.

7 Pro

7 Pro has only 1 memory option 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and One storage option 256GB of UFS3.1 Storage.

Also both the smartphones has dedicated SD-Card slot for memory expansion upto 512GB.

Camera/Optics

Zenfone 7

It has a Flip Triple Camera Setup, meaning it uses the same camera for both selfies and the main camera.
64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF{Sony IMX686}
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens),3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual-pixel PDAF{Sony IMX363)

Video Recording options include
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]

Due to having a flip camera, it has the potential to become the best selfie camera smartphone.

7 Pro

It also has a Triple Camera Setup with the Same sensors but with the addition of OIS.
64 MP, f/1.8, (Wide Lens) PDAF, OIS{Sony IMX 686}
8 MP, f/2.4, (Telephoto Lens) OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2,(Ultrawide Lens) dual-pixel PDAF{Sony IMX363)

Video Recording options include
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]

Due to having a flip camera, it has the potential to become the best selfie camera smartphone.

Battery

Both the 7 and 7 Pro has a huge 5000mAh battery with 30-W fast charging support.

Audio

Both the Phones have a stereo speaker setup, but due to the bottom speaker being more powerful than the upper speaker, it can cause some issues and may not seem like a stereo speaker.

5-magnet speaker with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect

Security

Both the Smartphones have a Physical Side-Mounted Fingerprint sensor and also has face-unlock options, but due to the flip camera setup, face-unlock may seem a bit slow.

User-Interface

They are running of ZenUI 7 on top of Android 10.0
ZenUI 7 is very close to stock android.

Extra

Both the Phones lack a Headphone jack, but with that amazing flip camera setup, it balances out.
Both the Phones have WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 5G options.

Pricing

Asus Zenfone 7 Pricing

6GB+128GB: TWD 21,990(~₹55,700)
8GB+128GB: TWD 23,990(~₹60,100)

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro Pricing

8GB+256GB: TWD 27,990(~₹71,000)

Both ZenFone 7 and 7 Pro will be available for purchase in Taiwan shortly, though there are no details about their global launch.

Conclusion

Zenfone 7

Its an excellent smartphone, the only thing which may seem bad is that physical fingerprint sensor, even though it has an AMOLED display it doesn’t have an In-Display fingerprint sensor, also the lack of a headphone jack and OIS hurts, but other than that its a pretty solid smartphone. But at ₹55,700, it’s very overpriced if it was priced somewhere around ₹44,000, then it would have been an excellent choice and would easily compete with the likes of OnePlus 8, but this price is converted from TWD so it may change when released in India.

7 Pro

Same as the Zenfone 7, but it does have OIS, and it is also overpriced at ₹71,000; if price around ₹55,000, then it would be an excellent choice and would easily compete with the likes of OnePlus 8 Pro.

Early Verdict

Asus Zenfone 7

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU
  • Excellent Camera Setup(Lacks OIS)
  • Excellent Selfie Camera(Potentially the Best Selfie Camera Out there)
  • Excellent(Premium) Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 900Hz)
  • Excellent Battery life(30 W Fast Charging)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • Stereo Speakers
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • Lack Headphone Jack

Asus Zenfone 7 Pro

  • One of The Best CPU/GPU
  • Excellent Camera Setup
  • Excellent Selfie Camera(Potentially the Best Selfie Camera Out there)
  • Excellent(Premium) Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 90Hz)
  • Excellent Battery life(30 W Fast Charging)
  • UFS 3.1 Storage
  • Stereo Speakers
  • LPDDR5 RAM
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC Support, 5G
  • Lack Headphone Jack

Visual Image Credits
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-ZS670KS/
https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-7-Pro-ZS671KS/

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