Asus Zenfone 9

Asus Zenfone 9

Asus Zenfone 9

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.3
CAMERA: Fair6.2/10
SIZE: Smallest Android
BATTERY: Good7.6/10

The Asus Zenfone 9 comes at an upper midrange price, offering a compact form factor with its 5.9-inch OLED display. Its plastic body houses a potent 4300mAh battery, which provides decent battery life but may not be the top choice for heavy users. Camera enthusiasts may find the photo and video qualities to be lackluster, especially if high-quality imagery is a priority, as the device only has a 50MP main camera alongside a 12MP ultrawide camera, without telephoto or periscope lenses. The phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor paired with 6GB RAM, ensuring good performance. Additional features include a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers, but it lacks wireless charging. Its Android operating system functions smoothly and the device features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, but no desktop mode, making it less versatile for productivity tasks. Waterproofing is not specified, and camera enthusiasts may not be satisfied with the overall camera quality. If your focus is on having a solid performer with a manageable screen size and good build quality at a reasonable price, the Zenfone 9 could be a favorable option. However, if you need top-notch camera performance or more robust features like wireless charging, you might want to consider alternatives. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Compact 5.9-inch OLED screen
  • High screen refresh rate
  • 3.5mm headphone jack included
  • Good battery life
  • Solid system performance
Cons
  • Average camera quality
  • No telephoto or periscope lens
  • No wireless charging
  • No SD card expansion slot

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.3
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Performance:
4.3
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Videos:
3.5
The Asus Zenfone 9 takes fair videos primarily because it offers good video stabilization and microphone quality, which are important for smooth and clear audio-visual captures. However, it has limitations in its video dynamic range and low-light performance, which can affect the overall video quality, especially in environments with high contrast or poor lighting.
Overall Camera:
3.3
The Asus Zenfone 9 has poor cameras largely because it delivers a poor low light performance and dynamic range in photos, impacting the overall image quality. Additionally, its selfie camera quality is rated as fair, which is subpar for users who highly prioritize front-facing camera performance.
Photos:
3.0
The Photos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including resolution, dynamic range, low-light performance, versatility of shooting modes, and selfie quality, as well as software features, photo processing quality, and ease of use.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$700
Brand
Asus
Operating System
Android
Release Date
September 15, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.9"
Resolution
2400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
445
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8+G1
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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6.3/10
Photos Score
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6/10
Videos Score
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6.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mAh
Wireless Charging
No
Wireless charging Speed
0 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.68"
Weight
5.96 oz
Back Material
Plastic
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 89

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Sunset Red, Starry Blue
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
No

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Robert Triggs | March 2023
"The Asus Zenfone 9 is a compact device that still packs more than enough power under the hood. It's compact size, Bluetooth and audio features (including a headphone jack!), and hardware gestures combine to offer a package that does enough differently to warrant your attention."

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