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Asus Zenfone 8

Announced: May 2021.OS: Android 11 → 12. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $725. Starting price of: 44 863 ₽. Starting price of: 26 753 ₴.
Status: Almost gone.
  • Screen 5.9" Super AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 64 MP Wide 2 modules
  • Selfie camera 12 MP
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • Memory 6/16 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 4 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
  • WaterProof
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Short description Asus Zenfone 8

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a large touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 2 modules (64 MP Wide, 12 MP UltraWide), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Asus Zenfone 8 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there), dust and water protection.

Versions: ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

Asus Zenfone 8 is smartphone of 2021, which was officially announced in May the world′s electronics manufacturer — the company Asus. In addition, this smartphone supports the work of two SIM cards, here you are, and please, the first reason for buying this model (or any other dual-smartphone from the catalog).

In 2021 this new model works out of the box running the Android operating system 11. But in the market of android-smartphones an important factor when buying a new device is the possibility of updating it to a fresh version of the OS. So Asus Zenfone 8 can be updated to version 12, therefore, we believe that it can be added to the candidates for purchase.

There is another feature of this model — it works in the fifth generation networks (5G). This means that you can watch online video in 4K or even 8K quality without loading delay, you can play online games without freezing the interface. All 5G smartphones save battery power and can run longer than on 3G\LTE networks.

Screen, body and battery

Super AMOLED edge to edge touchscreen with a diagonal 5.9″ and refresh rate 120 Hz mounted on the front panel Asus Zenfone 8, thickness 8.9 mm, which has a dust and water protection.

The battery in Asus Zenfone 8 is installed on 4 000 mAh. It can be said that by today′s standards, such a volume is a very good indicator, of course there are models with even more volume, but they will probably be more expensive.

In addition to the described features of the body of this smartphone, we will add an important detail. To increase the screen area on the front panel, the producer added a rectangular cutout in the screen to fit in a selfie camera and several additional sensors.

Main camera and selfie camera

Asus Zenfone 8 has a very good camera with multiple lenses (dual camera smartphones): 64 MP Wide + 12 MP UltraWide. Thanks to this smartphone can safely be called one of the best cameraphones. In addition to the main camera, which is very important, it is also worth paying attention to the quality of the pictures from the front camera. And here at this model the front-seat camera has one lens: 12 MP with a regular lens, which is very little. If you really want to make quality smartphones on the smartphone, we advise you to look in the catalog selfie smartphones, in which the frontcamera of 13 Mp.

Processor and Internal Memory

A smartphone without a processor will not work. And the better the processor, the faster the smartphone works. Asus Zenfone 8 received 8-core processor Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm). The amount of RAM in it is 6 GB or 16 GB, depending on which option you choose.

But, more importantly, it′s the amount of built-in memory for storing your information (photo, video, music, etc.). Here you will receive 128/256 GB. This is again different versions of your choice. The more memory, the more expensive the version of the smartphone. If you want to buy this smartphone, then we recommend taking the maximum option for the amount of internal memory, because this model does not support memory cards.

Price for Asus Zenfone 8: buy or not to buy?

$725 is the price for Asus Zenfone 8 at the start of sales. For this money you get a smartphone with a fast processor, a large touch screen, with a very cool main camera that makes amazing photos and videos, and with a conventional front camera. And with such characteristics, the smartphone got into the price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500”, where you can choose any other similar model for a same price.

And how important is the battery capacity in your smartphone? This model received a very good battery with increased capacity.

Asus Zenfone 8 will be available after the beginning of official sales. We always recommend that you look at the smartphone before you buy it to make sure that it fits you in all respects — screen size, case materials and build quality, speed and smoothness of the interface, photo and video quality, etc. After you choose a model, then you already look at the different offers from the sellers — you can buy it on the Internet or in the offline electronics supermarket. Buy where you prefer, where there are stocks and discounts, and where the seller guarantees the service of the device under warranty.

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15 May 2021

Asus announced new compact flagships Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip

In 2021, the first compact flagship Asus Zenfone 8 and its version with the improved camera Zenfone 8 Flip appeared on the market. The general characteristics of the models are the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor and a large amount of RAM (from 6 to 16 GB), a software shell with Android 11. But the difference between these two models is the body size and the characteristics of the cameras. Prices start at $725 and $970 respectively, with sales starting this month.

Asus Zenfone 8
Asus Zenfone 8

Let’s describe the differences between these two new products. The Asus Zenfone 8 has IP68 water and dust resistance, but the Zenfone 8 Flip does not. But it has the best camera — three modules are installed in the rotating block (64 Wide Mp + 8 Mp Telephoto + 12 Mp UltraWide). The base model has only two main camera modules (64MP Wide + 12MP UltraWide) and a 12MP front camera.

And the main difference between these two models is the screen diagonal. The base model has a compact 5.9-inch (Super AMOLED at 120Hz), while the Flip version has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen at 90Hz. And besides, this version, unlike the base one, has support for microSDXC memory cards and a more capacious battery (5000 versus 4000 mAh).

30 December 2021
Asus Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip started receiving Android 12 update
Asus Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip started receiving Android 12 update

At the end of the year, many producers began to actively publish their updates to Android 12 for smartphones. And Asus prepared an update for only two models: Asus Zenfone 8 ZS590KS (version 31.1004.0404.73) and 8 Flip ZS672KS (version 31.1004.0404.61). It also became known which next Asus smartphones will receive Android 12. So, in January-March 2022, an update is expected for the ROG Phone 5 and 5s. Then by the end of the first half of the year, Android 12 should be received by Asus ROG Phone 3 and Asus Zenfone 7.

21 December 2021
Full list of smartphones that will receive the update to Android 12 - December 2021
Full list of smartphones that will receive the update to Android 12 - December 2021

Throughout the fall, each manufacturer published their lists of smartphones and the schedule for the update to Android 12. We have compiled a single list of devices that have already begun to receive the new interface firmware based on Android 12. You are looking for your smartphone in this list.

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