Asus Zenfone 8 specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Asus Zenfone 8
  • Released 2021, May 13 169g, 8.9mm thickness Android 11, up to Android 12, ZenUI 128GB/256GB storage, no card slot
  • Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) Adreno 660 Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) About 618 USD
  • 5.9" 1080x2400 pixels
  • 64MP 4320p
  • 6-16GB RAM Snapdragon 888 5G
  • 4000mAh Li-Po

Asus Zenfone 8 overview

Asus Zenfone 8 is a smartphone that runs on Android. It was released on 2021, May 13. Asus Zenfone 8 has 5.9 inch, Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 700 nits (HBM), 1100 nits (peak), a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It uses Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) CPU, Adreno 660 GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks with Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). It has 64MP Dual main camera, 12MP Single selfie camera. Asus Zenfone 8 uses Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The price of Asus Zenfone 8 is about 618 USD.

Score the key features of Asus Zenfone 8 compared to the other phones on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 95 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 103 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 81 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 88 / 100 points
  • Price: 65 / 100 points

Asus Zenfone 8 full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 66, 71 - USA
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 77, 78 SA/NSA - International
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 38, 40, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA - USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G

LAUNCH

Announced 2021, May 12
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 148 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm (5.83 x 2.70 x 0.35 in)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 700 nits (HBM), 1100 nits (peak)
Size 5.9 inches, 84.0 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~446 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Always-on display

PLATFORM

OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 12, ZenUI
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM
  UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA

Dual 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.2, 112˚, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS, HDR

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/2.5, 28mm (standard), 1/2.93", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  32-bit/384kHz audio

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (market/region dependent)
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BATTERY

Type Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 30W, 60% in 25 min, 100% in 80 min (advertised) USB Power Delivery 3.0 Reverse charging

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
Models ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU, I006D
Price About 618 USD

TESTS

Performance AnTuTu: 676001 (v8) | 799738 (v9) GeekBench: 3604 (v5.1) GFXBench: 61fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -27.9 LUFS (Good)
Battery life Endurance rating 88h

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