Finally, ASUS just introduced two new smartphones in its Zenfone 8 series, the flippy Zenfone 8 Flip and the standard Zenfone 8. As, we saw some leaked renders and specifications of the phones early this month, which were very true. This year ASUS rolled two new Zenfone phones, one traditional flippy (Zenfone 8 flip) and a kind of “compact” or “mini” Zenfone 8 like iPhone 12 mini.
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Unboxing’s
The unboxings for both the phones are very similar. On the box of Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip, we get SIM-Ejected Tool, Quick start guide, a black plastic case, a Type-C to C charging cable, and 30W of charging brick.
- Smartphone (Zenfone 8/ Zenfone 8 flip)
- SIM-Ejected tool
- Some documentation
- Balck Platic Case
- Type-C to C charging cable
- Charging brick of 30W
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Design
The ASUS Zenfone 8 is a compact phone and weighs 169 grams with 148 x 68.5 x 8.9mm dimensions. Whereas the Zenfone 8 Flip is pretty much a heavy phone weighting at 230 grams with 165.04 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm dimensions.
Both the phones are covered with Gorilla Glass 3 at the back, but a glassy finish on the Zenfone 8 Flip and a matte finish on the Zenfone 8. While we get an aluminum frame on both phones. For the protections, the Zenfone 8 only has IP65 ratings, but on the other hand, the Zenfone 8 flip is missing this feature.
Moving to the Display, we get a smaller 5.9 inches AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate screen and has Gorilla Glass Victus on the front of Zenfone 8. However, we get a bigger 6.67-inches AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, with Gorilla Glass 6 on the front of Zenfone 8 Flip.
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Hardware
Moving to the hardware of the phones, both Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip are powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset, and we get Android 11 with ZenUI 8. But, we get 6GB, 8G, and 16GB of RAM choice for Zenfone 8 and only 8GB RAM choice for the flip model.
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Camera
Coming to the camera, the Zenfone 8 is packed with a Dual Camera setup, which includes, a 64-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor. And the rare camera allows you to record 8k video at 24fps. We also has a fornt camera of 12-megapixel senor.
However, the Zenfone 8 Flip is packed with a triple camera setup. This includes a 64-megapixel wide, 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. For the selfish camera, it is motorized, meaning that you get triple cameras at the front also. This triple-camera setup allows us to record 8k video at 24fps.
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Battery
Zenfone 8 Flip is packed with a 5,000 mAh battery with 30 Watts of fast charging, but unfortunately, there is no wireless charging support on ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip.
Zenfone 8 is packed with a 4,000 mAh battery with 30 Watts of fast charging, but unfortunately, there is no wireless charging support on ASUS Zenfone 8 .
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Features
Starting from similar features, both Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 flip have an under-display fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM support, 5G support, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2.
But, besides these all features there are some features, that Zenfone 8 has and Zenfone 8 Flip don’t and vice versa. For Example, Zenfone 8 Flip has a dedicated micro-SD card slot and Zenfone 8 doesn’t, whereas Zenfone 8 has 3.5mm jack and Zenfone 8 flip doesn’t.
Zenfone 8 & Zenfone 8 Flip: Pricing and Availability
The standard ASUS Zenfone 8 comes in two colorways Horizen Silver and Obsidian Black, and with four variants. It will cost $599 to $799 in the US.
Whereas the Zenfone 8 Flip also comes in two colorways Silver and black, and with two variants. There is no confirmation on the pricing for the Zenfone 8 flip.