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Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
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7.9/10
Informr score
The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The camera isn't just a novelty. Reviewers said it works great. But the phone is heavy and it lacks some little things, like wireless charging or a water-resistance rating, for the price.

What's good

  • Great performance
  • All-screen design
  • Flip camera system

What's bad

  • No telephoto lens
  • No wireless charging
  • No waterproofing

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip has a camera mechanism that flips out at the press of a button, making it both the front-facing and rear-facing camera all in one. But beyond this one trick, is it worth owning?

Design

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip is quite a hefty piece of equipment, according to reviewers, The all-screen design means minimal bezels on the outside of the screen but it’s still quite heavy compared to comparably sized phones. It comes in two colors: galactic black and glacier silver.

Display

A 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen dominates the front of the device. Reviewers were pleased to see a 90Hz refresh rate rather than the standard 60Hz option on many phones. Reviewers argued that 90Hz was a good compromise between battery stamina and display quality compared to snappier 120Hz models.

Performance

While the Zenfone 8 Flip has 8GB of RAM compared to its 16GB sibling, the Zenfone 8, it’s no slouch when it comes to performance. Reviewers were delighted with its ability to run things smoothly, owing partially to the better refresh rate. Performance modes also make it easy to prioritize multitasking, battery life, and other factors as you see fit.

Software & Storage

The phone runs Android 11 with Asus’ ZenUI running over the top. Reviewers stated that ZenUI was much like stock Android except for a few extra quality of life additions. The Zenfone 8 Flip comes with either 128 or 256GB of storage, with an expansion option via a microSD card.

Cameras

The camera mechanism is the real star on this phone, allowing the front-facing 64MP lens to double as a selfie camera as well. There’s also a 113-degree ultra-wide lens and a telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. Overall, reviewers were very happy with the camera performance for the Zenfone 8 Flip. However, it won’t quite keep up with the likes of Samsung or Apple on detail or image quality.

Battery Life

The weight of the phone is mostly due to its massive 5,000mAh battery, but that also means plenty of charge for a long day of work.

Reviewers stated that while it’s not a multi-day battery for heavy users that it would certainly make it through the day just fine and in the event you were away from a charger and needed to sneak more out of the battery life there are options for battery saving mode and reducing the 90Hz refresh to 60Hz.

Audio

It can be assumed by the lack of mention of good or bad audio that it likely rides the middle line like most smartphones these days. Bluetooth headphones or a headphone adapter are your best options for really immersing yourself in the audio experience.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum and glass chassis
  • 6.67-inch FHD+AMOLED display
  • SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Android 11
  • 128/256GB of storage with MicroSD expansion option
  • 64MP flip camera
  • 5000mAh battery

Bottom Line

There’s a lot that could be disappointing when compared with its sibling the Zenfone 8. However, this phone is mostly about the futuristic camera design. Its real value will depend on how important photos and selfies are to you.

Android Authority says, “Upon first impressions, the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip packs a functional camera design, premium build quality, and an incredibly large battery to the table. I was quite impressed with Zen UI as a skin, and the full-screen display is just such a joy to use.”

TechAdvisor states, “The ZenFone 8 Flip retains the creative motorized camera system, but a lack of features compared to the cheaper, smaller ZenFone 8 make it a harder sell than ever before.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2.84 GHz
Processor
Processor
2.84 GHz
6.67"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.67"
64+ MP, f/1.8
Camera
Camera
64+ MP, f/1.8
5000 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


DxOMark
DxOMark

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip does not offer a very good charging experience, but provides more than 2 days of autonomy with moderate use.

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
DxOMark
DxOMark

With an overall score of 118, the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip is in the lower half of the ultra-premium ranking for Camera. Its global score is some ways behind such top-ranked devices as the Huawei P50 Pro and Xiaomi the Mi 11 Ultra, and its overall performance is more comparable to phones such as the Sams...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark
Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip is a smartphone with a unique selling point. The swiveling camera leaves it without any competition if this feature is the driving purchase reason. It has the advantage especially for selfies that they can be taken in the quality of the main camera. However, the variable angl...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
Pokde.Net
Pokde.Net

The ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip is a good device with the Flip Camera as its trump card, but lacks some key features that could have been easily added to make it a much better option for everyone.

- Vyncent Chan, Pokde.Net
Android Authority
Android Authority

The Zenfone 8 Flip is essentially the Zenfone 7 with a new flagship processor. But otherwise, you're still getting a 90Hz OLED screen, 5,000mAh battery, 30W charging, and that flippy camera system. The latter allows you to take higher quality selfies with the main, telephoto, or ultra-wide sensors.

- Luke Pollack, Android Authority


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Asus backs up the Zenfone 8 Flip with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.67"

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip's screen size is 6.67 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 (Update Available: 12) operating system (OS).

Camera
64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery.

Zenfone 8 Flip Specs

Overview
Release Date May 13, 2021
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11 (Update Available: 12)

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Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.412 W/kg
Body: 1.582 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
64+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Telephoto, 3x Optical zoom, 12x Total zoom), Motorized flip-up main camera module
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
8K (7680 × 4320 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density 395 pixels
Size 6.67 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, In-display fingerprint sensor, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 90Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 588 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 12.4 days
Mixed Usage No
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Galactic Black, Galactic Black Glacier Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.504 x 7.728 x 0.96 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 230 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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