The Zenfone 6 costs around Rs.80,000 island-wide. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it. When it was first released, it was more expensive.
It was released in 2019 so it’s fairly new. It’s pretty big, which is common with devices released these days. Its screen stretches 6.4 inches across. Unfortunately, its width isn’t the best. Its dimensions are 159.1 mm x 75.4 mm x 9.2 mm.
The mobile has quite a bit of weight. It is 190 grams. We’d normally be a fan of this. However, it's thick, so the weight makes it brick-like.
Looking across its sides, you’ll find a microSD slot. The Zenfone already comes with good ROM, though. You’ll be getting a 3.5 mm headphone jack on it as well. More expensive devices these days don’t have the port, so its presence is appreciated.
The handset was made from Gorilla Glass 3 and aluminum. The Gorilla Glass makes it highly durable. The device can be slippery and the glass makes the back a fingerprint magnet too.
Although it is big, its buttons are easy to reach. They’re quite tactile as well. The company placed a fingerprint sensor on its rear that’s also easy to reach. We’re happy to say that the Zenfone unlocks in the blink of an eye.
You can’t pick it up in many colours, however. The shades available are Midnight Black and Twilight Silver. Whichever option you choose, there would be a gradient effect on its rear.
As its display is so big, immersing in whatever you’re watching would be easy. It doesn’t come with the best panel, though. It is IPS LCD. Colours won’t be vibrant.
That being said:
There’s very little bezel action going on. Its screen-to-body ratio is 83.8%. There is no top notch, which is great.
Its resolution is superb. It is 1080 x 2340 pixels, so you won’t notice blurriness even if you look closely.
On its front, Gorilla Glass 6 is present. You’ll have a hard time trying to scratch it.
Although it comes with Android 9 out of the box, you can upgrade its systems to Android 11. The OS will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 chip. It’s beastly. It gives the newer Snapdragon 865 a run for its money.
If you remember, you’ll be able to expand its storage. You’ll have to buy the microSD card separately of course. But the choices you can pick it up in are 64, 128, and 256 GB. RAM-wise, 6 or 8 GB of memory would be available. They are more than enough memory to prevent apps from force-closing.
The Zenfone houses a massive 5000 mAh battery. It takes well over a day for it to fully drain. To charge it, you’ll be plugging an 18 W fast charger into its USB-C port. As you can imagine, its battery is nonremovable. Its 18 W fast charger would take it from 0-100% in a little over 2 and a half hours.
If you’re expecting reverse charging, know that it comes with the feature. Sadly, wireless charging is not something you’ll get.
Asus is a brand that produces good cameras. There is a dual set-up on its rear which consists of a 48 MP wide primary lens, and a secondary 13 MP ultrawide lens. The shots taken would be vibrant and colour accurate – they are decent in low-light as well.
There is a dual-LED flash on its rear. It’s quite bright.
As discussed, there is no notch on its front. That’s because its back camera rotates.