The new ASUS Zenfone 9 is here; the most recent addition to the company’s line of smartphones keeps the previous model’s slim design while updating it with high-performance technology, including Qualcomm’s potent Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and 16 GB of RAM.
All of this fits on a screen currently regarded as relatively small at 5.9 inches. We shall learn about the capabilities of this device and its positioning in this cutthroat market in this ASUS Zenfone 9 review.
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Asus Zenfone 9 Full Specifications
- Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SOC + Adreno 730
- 5.9″ FHD+ display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels
The screen/front ratio is 90.02 percent
Touch response rate of 240Hz
AMOLED from Samsung
112 percent DCI-P3 and 151.9 percent sRGB
1100 nits maximum
Victus Gorilla Glass
- 16LPDDR5 RAM
- 256GB Storage UFS 3.1
Sony IMX766 50MP 1/1.56″ main sensor with 6-axis Gimbal F1.9 aperture, 8K@24FPS and 4K@60FPS video capture
Sony IMX363 12 MP wide angle camera, 1/2.55″ and 113o angle, F.2.2 aperture, 14.3mm equivalent in 35mm. 4K@60FPS video capture
Front-facing camera on the screen. 12 MP, Sony IMX663, 1/2.93″, 76.5oC, F2.45, equivalent to 27.7mm 35mm.
- Two speakers
7 magnets at the bottom
Top four magnet
- Two microphones
- WiFi 6E with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.2
- GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, and NaviC are examples of satellite navigation systems.
- Dual SIM with 5G Sub6 connectivity.
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Type 2.0 USB-C
- 3.5mm minijack headphone jack
- Battery capacity of 4,300mAh.
- 30W rapid charging
- 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1mm
- 169 grams.
- ZenUI 9 on Android 12
- The cover is included.
Zenfone 9 Design
The Zenfone 9 has 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm dimensions, which decreases length and height while increasing thickness from 8.9 to 9.1 mm. We have a 2% reduction in physical size overall. Its weight is still 169 grams. Its primary feature is that it is a compact mobile device with highly high-performance components; it has the most potent Qualcomm SoC available right now. The word “little” has to be defined and given context.
They are still 5.9 inches in size, which was once thought to be enormous and a “phablet” (the first Samsung Galaxy Note had a screen that measured 5.3 inches, and the second generation had a screen that measured 5.5 inches), but is now thought to be compact because most high-end smartphones are around 6.5 inches.
We have a 5.9-inch FullHD Plus screen with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, giving us a density of 445 pixels per inch because the panel is the same, or at least the specifications are the same as the Zenfone 8. As a result, the relationship between dimensions and resolution is favourable, making the switch to 2K unnecessary. This display boasts an adjustable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, which is the pinnacle of the present high-end. A layer of Gorilla Glass Victus shields it.
The camera on the Zenfone 8 has already seen some improvement, but ASUS has now upgraded its primary sensor by switching to the 50-megapixel, 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 with a combination of 4 pixels in 1. A 6-axis stabilizer has also been included, stabilizing the entire module, including the lenses and sensor.
A 1/2.55″ SONY IMX363 sensor with F/2.2 and 12 MP for the wide angle and a 1/2.93″ IMX663 for the front camera with 12 MP and F/2.2 are the same as in the case of the previous model.
Day time Sample pictures
Night Time Sample Pictures
Zenfone 8K Camera Test
The ASUS Zenfone 9 is the only device available for people seeking a tiny size under 6 inches with the performance that a top-of-the-line processor like the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 has to offer. Regardless, it is a unique device in its class.