Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

On paper, Asus ZenFone 5Z (₹29,999) seems too good to be true, and may be that’s why we are being bombarded with questions regarding this smartphone. Hence, we decided to answer all your questions in a single article. In this article, we are going to answer all the frequently asked questions about the Asus ZenFone 5Z which our readers have asked us, and hopefully clear all the doubts which you are having about the smartphone. So without wasting any more time, here is our Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ which explains everything that you need to know about the device:

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Specs

  • What are the tech specs?

You can find the entire technical specifications of the Asus ZenFone 5Z in the table attached below:

NameAsus ZenFone 5Z
Dimensions153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
Weight155 g
Display6.2 inch-inch IPS LCD panel (1080 x 2246 pixels) ~402 ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630
12 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.0)
8 MP (f/2.0)
Battery3300 mAhg
ZenUI 5 based on Android Oreo
SensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity, compass
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct
  • ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6 Specs

Since ZenFone 5Z is competing directly with the popular OnePlus 6, most of us are interested to see how both the phone stack up against each other. Well, you can see the details in the table below:

NameAsus ZenFone 5ZOnePlus 6
Dimensions153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight155 g177 g
Display6.2 inch-inch IPS LCD panel (1080 x 2246 pixels) ~402 ppi6.28-inch, Optic AMOLED , 1080 x 2280 pixels, (~402 ppi density)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
Storage64GB/128GB/256GB64/128/256 GB
12 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.0)16 MP (f/1.7) + 20 MP (f/1.7) with dual-LED flash
8 MP (f/2.0)16 MP (f/2.0)
Battery3300 mAh3300 mAh
ZenUI 5 based on Android OreoAndroid Oreo 8.1
SensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity, compassFingerprint, accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity, barometer, compass
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0
PriceRs. 29,999Rs. 34,999
  • Does it have an AI engine?

It brings the same AI engine which is present in the Snapdragon 845. Asus is not bringing any in-house AI engine with the ZenFone 5Z.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Build Quality

  • Does ZenFone 5Z have any IP rating?

No, the ZenFone 5Z has not been certified with any IP rating or any water resistant tag.

  • Which version of Gorilla Glass does ZenFone 5Z have?

The ZenFone 5Z is using Gorilla Glass 3 which is by now about 2 years old.

  • Does it have notification LED?

Yes, the phone comes with a physical notification LED which is hidden in the notch.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Performance

  • What are ZenFone 5Z Benchmark scores?

We ran both AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarks on the ZenFone 5Z and here are the scores:

AnTuTu: 270031

Geekbench: 2443 (single core) / 9030 (multi-core)

  • Can it play PUBG without frame drop?

PUBG performance on Asus ZenFone 5Z is just amazing. I played the game multiple times in the past week and never did I experience any lag, stutter, or frame drop.

  • How is the day to day performance?

Considering the fact that Asus ZenFone 5Z packs Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU and at least 6GB of RAM, it’s no surprise that the phone flies through day to day tasks. That said, the slower animations fo ZenUI 5 does make the phone feel a bit slower than OnePlus 6.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Camera

  • Does AI help in camera performance?

In our testing, AI scene detection feature along with other AI camera features were a hit or miss. The phone was able to use AI to identify subjects in focus, however, sometimes it led to over-saturating of the images captured. So, either disable the AI or use it at your own risk.

  • Is the secondary lens a telephoto lens or a wide-angle one?

The secondary 8 MP lens at the back is a wide-angle lens and not a telephoto lens.

  • Does it support portrait mode?

Yes, despite packing a wide-angle lens, the ZenFone 5Z supports portrait mode.

  • Does the front-facing camera support portrait selfies?

Yes, the front-facing camera support portrait selfies.

  • Does it come with EIS or OIS?

The Asus ZenFone 5Z brings both EIS and OIS at the back.

  • Does it support slow-motion video recording?

Yes, the phone supports slow-motion video recording at 1080p and 240 fps. That said, do not expect super slow-mo video recording at 960 fps like the one on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

  • Does it have a Pro mode?

Yes, the camera has a built-in Pro mode.

  • Does it shoot in 4K?

The primary camera can shoot in 4K at 60 fps.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Connectivity

  • Does it support dual 4G?


  • Does it support VoLTE?


  • Does it have IR blaster?


  • Does it support 5 GHz WiFi band?

Yes, the phone supports dual-band WiFi which means it can utilize both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi standards.

  • Does ZenFone 5Z has a microSD slot?

The ZenFone 5Z has a hybrid slot which means you can either use two SIM cards or a SIM card and a microSD card.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Software

  • Does ZenFone 5Z have full screen gestures?

No, ZenFone 5Z doesn’t support full screen gestures.

  • Does ZenUI 5 have App Lock?

Yes, ZenUI 5 allows you to lock apps using password and biometric authentication.

  • Does ZenUI 5 have Face Unlock?

Yes, ZenUI 5 on ZenFone 5Z comes with Face Unlock. In fact, it’s as fast as the one on the OnePlus 6.

  • Does ZenFone 5Z come with Zenimojis?

Yes, ZenFone 5Z comes with Zenimojis. That said, it’s so bad that I doubt anyone will be using it.

  • What’s the Android version of ZenUI 5 in ZenFone 5Z?

ZenFone 5Z’s ZenUi 5 is based on Android Oreo.

  • Does ZenFone 5Z support Project Treble

Yes, the phone supports Project Treble.

  • Will ZenFone 5Z Get get Android P?

Yes, Asus has confirmed that the ZenFone 5Z will be getting Android P.

Asus ZenFone 5Z FAQ: Battery

  • What’s the battery size?

The Asus ZenFone 5Z packs a 3300 mAh battery.

  • Does it support fast charging?

Yes, the phone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard.

  • How much time it takes to charge the phone from a 0 to a 100%?

The phone takes approximately 1 hour and minutes to go from 0 to 100%.

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Get to Know the Asus ZenFone 5Z

I hope that the article was able to answer all the questions that you had in your mind related to the Asus ZenFone 5Z. If there are still any doubts left, shoot your questions in the comments section below and we will be happy to answer them at the earliest. Also, share with us your opinion of the phone. We love to hear from our readers and your comments are always appreciated.

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  • Monti says:

    Can Asus zenfone 5z work in -40 degree temperature because most of the smartphone not works in this temperature especially in Russia.

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