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ASUS ZenFone 6 Review Rundown

ASUS | Published on 20 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ASUS ZenFone 6
  • Super-cool dual-lens camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Great battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Zenfone 6 is Asus' all-singing and all-dancing flagship phone for 2019. Its camera module is powered by a motor that rotates it for front-facing use. The camera mechanism has been tested for more than 100,000 uses, which is supposedly the same as using the selfie camera 28 times a day, every day, for five years.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ZenFone 6 was conceived around four principles: A big-screen viewing experience, long battery life, fast and smooth performance, and photographic creativity. The flip camera is the headline-grabbing feature, but the rest of the phone is just as interesting and unusual. Asus has added its own pop-up camera control overlay so you can use the feature in apps like Instagram and Twitter.
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Pros[**]
  • Long battery life
  • Super-lightweight metal chassis
  • Fingerprint sensor works well
Cons[**]
  • Notch-free camera is a step behind the OnePlus 7 Pro

expertreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The ZenFone 6 is Asus' all-singing and all-dancing flagship phone for 2019. It has a massive 6.4in IPS display and a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080. Rather than following the trend for in-screen sensors, Asus has instead opted for a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, placed just above the middle of the phone. It can be picked up only in boring black or silver colour schemes at launch.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb front-facing camera
  • Superb battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

gsmarena[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The Zenfone 6 packs a 5,000mAh battery - that would be the biggest battery fitted to a mainstream production phone with the Snapdragon 855. Out of the box, the Asus smartphone's numbers are among the highest in the Android world when it comes to the single-core test. Only the Exynos 9810 powered Galaxy S10s can outperform theZenfone.
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Pros[**]
  • Super-cool rotating camera
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Lacks HDR+ Enhanced Night mode
  • Not the best selfie camera

gsmarena[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
Asus just announced the Zenfone 6 - the latest in a line that was massively successful a few years ago. It has a dual camera that sits on a motorized platform which rotates 180 degrees and flips the main camera over to take selfies. Asus says the swivel mechanism wasn't meant to be the star of the show, but ended up being a consequence of their push to simply make a good phone for power users.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Sturdy design
  • Good camera performance
  • Smart Key
Cons[**]
  • Not part of Android One Program
  • Some bloatware

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The ZenFone 6 has a 6.4-inch IPS display, the colors seem bright and the brightness seems to be very correct. The smartphone is quite heavy (weight of 196 grams) and has a certain thickness because of its large battery. Other positive features include a headphone jack, stereo sound and LED notification. Compared to more high-end smartphones, the smartphone has nothing to envy.
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Pros[**]
  • Large 6.4-inch bezel-less display
  • Good camera performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not the best value for money

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) has a 6.4 inch IPS display with a resolution of 2,340x1,080 pixels. The operating system of the Asus Zenfone 6 is Android 9.0 Pie, which at the time of testing has already been updated with the security patches from June 1st 2019. The Asus phone misses the mark when it comes to real-world measurements with evenly distributed bright and dark areas.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 5
  • Decent cameras
  • Good performance
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast display
  • Mediocre cameras

phonearena[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
With the ZenFone 6, Asus aims to deliver a fast, reasonably priced smartphone with a beautiful screen. The chip of choice is the powerful Snapdragon 855, the main camera has a whopping 48MP of resolution, and the 6.4-inch display stretches from to edge without a notch. Oh, and did I mention the huge, 5000mAh battery inside?
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful screen
  • Long battery life
  • Good camera
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenFone 6 is available to pre-order via the Asus e-Store in the UK and Europe right now, with units shipping on 30 May. It starts at £499 for the 6GB/128GB variant and, for those that want the high-end experience, there's also an 8GB/256GB variant for £599. The module sports a 48Mp Sony IMX586 sensor, with 1.6um pixels and an aperture of f/1.79, alongside a 13Mp 125-degree wide-angle camera.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Flippy front-facing camera
  • Superb battery life
  • Fantastic cameras
Cons[**]
  • Camera isn't great in low-light environments

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Asus ZenFone 6 is part of a new class of attention-grabbing models a little different to others you'll find on shelves. It has a curved Gorilla Glass 6 front, an earlier generation of this toughened glass on its back, and aluminum sides. The camera sits in a little metal block that rotates around on a 13-gear mechanism. It's an LCD display, so you don't get the color saturation or contrast of the Galaxy S10 or OnePlus 7 Pro.
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Pros[**]
  • Motorized camera is great for selfies and regular shots
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Motorized camera isn't for everyone

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Asus' ZenFone 6 is one of the best unlocked phones you can buy. Like flagship phones from Samsung, LG and OnePlus, it uses a class-leading Snapdragon 855 processor. The phone's performance looks more impressive when you compare it with other sub-$500 phones.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading cameras
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wide angle view
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better
  • Mediocre cameras

trustedreviews[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Asus' ZenFone 6 has a dual rear camera that can also be used as a front-facer. The flip camera is housed within a highly durable liquid metal housing. Sony's 1/2-inch 48-megapixel IMX586 is the main camera sensor on the phone. It's also found on the Honor View 20, Xiaomi Mi 9, and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Wide angle camera
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review. Digitaltrends. 2019-06-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review: Solving the notch problem. Expertreviews. 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Asus Zenfone 6 review. Gsmarena. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  4. 4. ^ Asus Zenfone 6 hands-on review. Gsmarena. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. 5. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review: one of the most pleasant surprises of 2019. Nextpit. 2019-06-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL): Reviewing the King of Stamina. Notebookcheck. 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 Review. Phonearena. 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. 8. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review. Techadvisor. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  9. 9. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review. Techradar. 2019-06-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  10. 10. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 review: This $500 phone holds its own with flagships. Tomsguide. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  11. 11. ^ Asus ZenFone 6 Review. Trustedreviews. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  12. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  13. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  14. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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