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Asus ZenFone 5
Asus ZenFone 5
Asus ZenFone 5

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The Asus ZenFone 5 currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

As the middle of the 2018 ZenFone lineup the Asus ZenFone 5 offers much of the visual flair of the ZenFone 5Z with scaled back specs and price.

It shares much of its specs with its pricier sibling, including screen size, design, cameras, and battery.

However, there are a two key differences.

The first is the display. While both feature 6.2-inch 1080-by-2246 pixel displays, the ZenFone 5 uses an IPS display instead of the AMOLED display found in the more expensive 5Z. Reviewers found the display nice and bright with good viewing angles and color. Contrast isn’t as high as the AMOLED panel in the 5Z and as such it has trouble hiding the notch. Otherwise, it received high marks.

It also features a weaker processor -- a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with either 4 or 6GB of RAM. Despite the slower processor, reviewers found it plenty powerful for daily use. Moreso, you should expect slightly better battery life as it uses the same battery as it’s pricier sibling but the hardware requires less power.

Otherwise, you’re looking at the same specs as the higher-end model. For more information on what to expect, consult our review summary for the Asus ZenFone 5Z.

Operating system
Operating system
1.8 GHz
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.8
12+ MP, f/1.8
3300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


In our tests, the Asus ZenFone 5 (2018) ZE620KL proved to be a good mid-range smartphone with enough system performance for most applications— including some programs with higher performance demands. However, the ZenFone's high energy consumption rates have a significant impact on the battery life,...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is a very solid phone if you don’t want to spend more than £350. With a couple of refinements, it could be even better.

- Dominic Moass, KitGuru
Daily Express
Daily Express

Asus has made a valiant effort with the ZenFone 5 - the company has managed to cram a litany of flagship features in a phone costing only £350. Although technical hiccups could be addressed by Asus in a software update, the fact the phone is hampered by them from the outset means our confidence in t...

- Joseph Carey, Daily Express
GSM Dome
GSM Dome

It’s just a comfy phone, a sexy phone with a decent camera and nice media features (screen, audio). It may become more tempting at $300 or less.

- Alexandru Stănescu, GSM Dome

If you’ve yet to encounter an Asus’ smartphone, the ZenFone 5 might be the device with which to jump on-board. That’s not to say you should leap without trepidation, however.

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews

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Asus backs up the ZenFone 5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your ZenFone 5 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Asus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Asus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Asus ZenFone 5's screen size is 6.2 inches with 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 1020 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

ZenFone 5 Specs

Release Date April 12, 2018
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.04 W/kg
Body: 0.37 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse, Slow motion recording (1080p at 120 fps / 720p at 240 fps)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, f/2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels
Pixel Density 402 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen. Corning Gorilla Glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 780 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to 22 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.565 x 0.785 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 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
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Asus ZenFone 5 (2018), ZE620KL
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