With the release of the Zenfone 9, Asus is entering a segment of the market that many competitors seem to have neglected. It's a part of the market called the compact flagship phone category. Consequently, it is up to Asus to capitalize on this opportunity, and with the Zenfone 9, the company is expanding upon the foundation it laid with the Zenfone 8. Let’s check out what does the Asus Zenfone 9 offer?
Key Features of ASUS Zenfone 9
The Zenfone 9 maintains a compact design and is around the same size as its predecessor, the Zenfone 8, but incorporating a number of pretty significant improvements.
This involves changing the body design so that it no longer has curved edges but instead has a squared-off finish.
There is a whiff of iPhone about it, but the Zenfone improves on this by adding two enormous camera lenses on the rear, which really sets it apart from the model that came before it. Additionally, the material used for the rear of the phone is completely different.
Asus has gotten rid of the glass back and replaced it with a composite material; nonetheless, the composite material has been developed so that it has a smooth, velvety feel. It can be touched, it can be stroked, and it has a firm grip. In addition to this, it is one of a kind because it does not show fingerprints and avoids reflections.
There are elements strewn around it that make it a little more fascinating than just a normal phone, such as the numbering that begins with 09 and the camera specs that are scribed on the rear of the device. It is not gaudy in appearance like some other devices, and the longer you use it, the more you enjoy using it.
The display on the Zenfone 9 maintains the same dimensions and pixel density as the display on the Zenfone 8, which means that it has a diagonal measurement of 5.9 inches and a full HD+ pixel density.
This display has a pixel density of 446 ppi, which makes it very crisp, and the AMOLED technology that it uses makes it pleasant and punchy as well.
Additionally, it has a peak brightness of 1100 nits, which enables it to cut through reflections even when the surrounding environment is bright.
In this device, users get the option of selecting a refresh rate of 60, 90, or 120Hz. Zenfone 9 also includes an auto mode that will allow its system to select the optimal refresh rate based on the content that the user is currently viewing. This option is identical to the one that was available on the Zenfone 8.
Performance and Software
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the most recent iteration of Qualcomm's industry-leading mobile hardware, and it comes preinstalled in the Zenfone 9.
This is not a significant improvement in comparison to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but it does make some incremental increases, and it is a few steps better in comparison to the Snapdragon 888 that was included in the previous Zenfone 8.
Because it may have anywhere from 8 to 16 gigabytes of random-access memory (RAM), as well as storage capacities of either 128 or 256 gigabytes, users have a variety of model choices from which to choose. There is no support for microSD, although there is support for dual SIM cards.
There are two cameras located on the back of the phone, with the primary camera using the stabilization abilities of a 6-axis gimbal to provide a smoother overall experience. Double rear camera: Main: 50MP and Ultrawide: 12MP.
That helps explain, at least in part, why the camera lenses seem to be so large.
It is important to note that the primary camera projects outward a bit farther than the ultrawide camera does; nonetheless, at least some of this protrusion is necessary to support the gimbal.
The Zenfone 9 is unable to compete with other models since it does not have a telephoto camera, despite the fact that it has a primary camera and an ultrawide camera. Because of this configuration, the Zenfone 9 cannot compete with other models that have a camera with a specialized lens.
The primary camera is where it can compete with other options. You'll obtain terrific images that are consistent in most situations thanks to the Sony IMX 776 sensor, and those shots will have true colors and lots of detail. There is a noticeable difference in the photographs produced by the primary and ultrawide cameras, with the latter generating darker images.
A respectable selfie can be captured with the front-facing camera thanks to effective edge recognition provided by the portrait mode, which also creates pleasingly blurred backgrounds.
It suffers a little bit in reduced light, losing clarity and being much more likely to be blurry, which means that it is not as competent as a phone such as the Google Pixel 6a when it comes to this aspect.
But since it has autofocus, it has the potential to provide crisper photographs for you under certain settings, which is always a benefit over front cameras that have a fixed focus.
Video provides a broad variety of customization choices; however, HyperSteady stabilization is only available up to a resolution of 1080p; as a result, you will not have access to the highest possible level of stability while capturing 4K or 8K video.
Battery and Charging
In addition, there is a 30W HyperCharge charger included in the package, which is unusual in today's market. With this charger, you can fast recharge the 4300mAh battery.
Even if it's not the quickest charger available, nobody will have an issue with it as long as they don't have a pressing need to leave the building right away. However, there is no wireless charging; you must use the connection provided.
Additionally, the battery life is good. You won't necessarily need to charge this phone every night if you use it less often since it can easily go through the day and into the following one without needing a charge.
Price of Asus Zenfone 9 in Bangladesh
The Asus Zenfone 9 costs £699 or roughly BDT 80,176 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB model, and £749, or around BDT 85,911 for 16GB/256GB. After official release in Bangladesh, the price may increase due to tax and other issues.
An Overview of Pros and Cons
The Asus Zenfone 9 is the preferred tiny phone since it makes very few concessions in order to provide a flagship-level experience despite its smaller size. There is a sufficient amount of power and performance. The construction of this latest Asus phone is of high quality, including the fact that it is waterproof, and the design is appealing.
However, Zenfone 9 is let down by the software; bloat and program duplication are made worse by the relatively limited support; only two years of upgrades are provided. A drawback to the cameras is that they do not have telephoto capabilities.
On the whole, the Asus Zenfone 9 can be a good choice for the individuals who desire to buy a smaller smartphone but don't want to sacrifice the top features available in a flagship phone.