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ASUS Zenfone 8

"The Asus Zenfone 8 is the Android answer to the iPhone 12 mini but is positioned as the release's flagship smartphone."
As posted by reviews.org

Pros

  • Robust build quality and IP68 rating
  • Excellent Snapdragon 888 performance
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • FHD resolution, 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Good camera performance

Cons

  • Battery life is just okay
  • No telephoto lens
  • No wireless charging
  • No microSD slot
  • Poor battery life

Product Details

Date First Available:
June 1, 2021

Overall Rating

82.2%
The overall rating was calculated based on 102 customer and expert reviews from 16 review sites and 1 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 89.9%
    Design
  • 97.5%
    Performance
  • 81.1%
    Camera
  • 78.0%
    Battery
  • 72.4%
    Charging
  • 94.7%
    Display
  • 98.2%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
4
Good
12
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

The ZenFone 8 delivers flagship-level build quality and performance in a small package

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

  • Thoughtful compact design
  • Robust build quality and IP68 rating
  • Excellent Snapdragon 888 performance

Cons

  • Battery life is just okay
  • Only two major OS updates
  • No telephoto camera

The Zenfone 8 is a great smaller-format phone with compromises to drop its cost below competitors, making it a high-value phone packing the essentials.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Top-level specs
  • Small form factor
  • Respectable camera capability

Cons

  • No telephoto lens
  • Middling battery life
  • No wireless charging

This pocket-friendly Android phone has a speedy processor and an excellent screen. It's also really boring.

Read more on wired.com

The Asus Zenfone 8 is the Android answer to the iPhone 12 mini but is positioned as the release's flagship smartphone.

Read more on reviews.org

Pros

  • Small and stunning display
  • Solid hard-shell case included
  • 3.5mm headphone jack!
  • Outstanding performance

Cons

  • Compromising on camera
  • Slow charging/no wireless charging
  • No microSD slot

The Asus Zenfone 8 may be the most surprising phone of 2021 with top-of-the-line performance in the smallest Android flagship in years.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Durable and compact design
  • Vivid and bright 120Hz display
  • Solid photo/video quality
  • Affordably priced

Cons

  • 5G support is weak
  • Poor software update track record
  • No telephoto zoom lens

Asus isn't targeting the massive flagship phones of this year with the Zenfone 8, but more compact phones like the Google Pixel 5 and iPhone 12 Mini.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Small and lightweight
  • Great, but quite simple, camera

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Screen responsiveness problems
  • No wireless charging

The Asus Zenfone 8 is truly compact and somehow still manages to pack in impressive hardware. It may not look like anything special straight out of the box, but it really does have a stunning display and flagship-level performance.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Fast performance
  • FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Compact and lightweight

Cons

  • Plain, simple design
  • Camera lacks oomph
  • No MicroSD card slot

The Zenfone 8 isn’t being marketed as a ‘Mini’ or ‘Lite’ version of a larger device – this is the true ZenFone flagship for the year.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Great size for those who find Android phones big
  • Impressive speed
  • Lovely screen
  • Impressive value

Cons

  • Can get hot when gaming
  • No telephoto camera
  • No wireless charging

There's a lot to like about this compact phone - which will suit many looking for a smaller flagship. There's a great display, quality build, and good cameras. But it heats up quickly under load so it's not for gamers, while the fingerprint scanner is irritating in use.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Stereo speakers and 3.5mm port
  • Good camera performance
  • Flagship power

Cons

  • Gets hot quickly when gaming
  • Fingerprint scanner is temperamental
  • No zoom camera

The Zenfone 8 is a compact, powerful phone. WIth its top-tier specs and decent camera performance, it punches well above its weight, especially given this price point.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Compact and easy to handle
  • Clean, minimal software
  • Excellent performance
  • Good cameras

Cons

  • No wireless charging
  • Portrait mode leaves a lot to be desired

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