The ASUS Zenfone 10 is here to revolutionise the smartphone game and upgrade your tech life in every way.

Asus Zenfone 10 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 146.5×68.1×9.4mm, 172g; Glass front, plastic back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min).
  • Display: 5.92″ Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (HBM), 1100 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 445ppi; *144Hz only available in supported games.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software: Android 13.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, gimbal OIS; Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, f/2.2, 120°, 1/3.06″, 1.12µm.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.2″, 0.7µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS, HDR; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 4300mAh; 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, QC4, 15W wireless, 5W reverse wired.
  • Connectivity: 5G; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.3, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive; NFC; 3.5mm jack.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); stereo speakers.

Design

The ASUS Zenfone 10 resembles the Zenfone 9 a lot, despite some minor improvements. With the Zenfone 10 on the left and the Zenfone 9 on the right, the image above should serve as a decent illustration.

We believe that in this case, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies. The Zenfone 10 improves on the Zenfone 9’s beauty with improved detailing, more color options, and highly sturdy construction. Additionally, as the Zenfone 10 has the same IP65/IP68 rating as its predecessor, durability need not be sacrificed.

In addition to the phone, ASUS is also selling the Connex Case, a stylish first-party accessory. The official Zenfone 10 case installs on the phone similarly to other cases, but it also has attachment points for accessories. These feature a kickstand and a credit card sleeve. However, the kickstand is really wired to the phone, enabling customized actions when using it. For instance, extending the kickstand might start your chosen app on its own.

Asus Zenfone 10 Camera

Without a doubt, the Asus Zenfone 10 cameras are exceptional. They could seem a little extravagant or flashy to certain people. For my part, I’d merely like to apply a skin to the back that uses the cameras on both devices as the eyes for an absurd face. Big old anime eyes come to mind when I look at the cameras, which fits with their kawaii-ness and truly emphasizes how cute they are. The least significant aspect of the cameras, though, is how they seem.

The top lens has a gimbal to ensure steady photos with just one hand, which is why it protrudes above the bottom wide-angle lens. Naturally, because video is the main focus here, that gimbal is combined with an adjustable EIS system. This will automatically adjust the FOV, thereby cropping the image as it is being taken to make sure the subject is steady, in focus, and well-framed.

Despite the fact that I don’t personally record many videos, I can attest to the camera’s excellent output. The actual improvement is quite minimal when compared to competing cameras, according to Asus, who claims that side-by-side video from competing cameras will make the difference most obvious. This essentially indicates that Asus has capable cameras that can compete with the industry’s top models, and that’s what counts.

But because I’ve been using the phone religiously for the past two weeks, I naturally shot some pictures to document how things ended out. I’m quite happy with the outcomes. Clear and vibrant images perform well in both bright and low-light conditions. No, the pictures definitely won’t always surpass Samsung or Google, but they are still more than adequate for my purposes, which is basically all I expect of the phone cameras.

With the addition of white pixels to the RGB to produce RGBW, Asus Zenfone 10 has upgraded the selfie camera from last year, allowing for better images in low light. Although I don’t have a Zenfone 9 to use as a comparison, I can report that most selfies taken in low light were successful, however, some were slightly pixelated.

Cost and Accessibility

In Europe, the Zenfone 10 costs €799, or about INR 71,000. It will undoubtedly land in the US in the third quarter of 2023, according to verifiable reports. We have not yet received any official confirmation that it is accessible in India.

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