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 Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) Adreno 660 Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) About 439 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 Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) 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 439 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: 49 / 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 Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
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 439 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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