Asus’ Zenfone 7 Pro is a flagship smartphone by the consumer electronics manufacturer, a big telephone with a potent camera that can flip around to the front. This telephone is not the best photography-oriented smartphone that money can buy, as there are many others in the market, still, its potent battery and nice screen make it a valuable candidate. Asus’ plans on including better specifications for its next line of telephones comes at a moment where user interaction with consumer electronics has a process of reshaping, as the new normality that arises from Coronavirus changes buying and interaction patterns.
The central attraction to this telephone is its flippable camera, and like most telephones, it runs on Android. The screen is a 6.67-inch Full HD Plus AMOLED, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chip, with a potent 5000 mAh battery, a distinctive 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB internal storage and bundled with a fast 30W charger and Asus’ gaming software.
At a bigger size than its predecessor, the Zenfone 7 Pro has a larger display and features a flip-up camera. The bezels are smooth on the top and in the bottom part of the phone. This telephone has a fingerprint sensor in the back and is integrated with a big lock button on the right side. With a thick profile —230 grams—, the phone presents a certain challenge to hold, as its sides are so thin it’s hard to pick up from a flat surface.
Despite only having one speaker, the audio on this telephone is crisp. Its USB-C port caters into the future. The Zenfone 7 Pro’s Full HD AMOLED 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution looks great in a seamless screen smartphone.
The flip camera takes a sizable portion of the top part of this smartphone. A three-camera contraption that allows its user to shoot front and back photos. The camera is a 64MP with OIS; it has an ultrawide 12MP 113-degree field of view lens and a 3x optical telephoto that maxes at 12x zoom. These cameras can record 8K video at 30fps, and the ultrawide lens can record video at 4k 60fps.
With its Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G chip, Adreno 650 Graphics processing unit, and up to 2TB expandable storage, the phone is fast running Android 10 with its 5000 mAh battery that charges at decent speeds with the 30W charger.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly About Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
Potent RAM, 8GB LPDDR5 is the kind of ram that the 2020 Asus ROG 3 smartphone. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset inside and nice battery capacity.
No wireless charger, a trend that seems to be dominating in demand across mobile phone users. The phone is heavy and its not comfortable to hold, it has no in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The 12x zoom lens is pale in comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy S20 30x zoom. The flip camera is a weak point, as any blow to the phone could harm the inner mechanics that make the flip-top a novelty.