ASUS 8z launched in India with compact design, Snapdragon 888 SoC, 30W charging: price, specifications

ASUS 8z is a compact flagship.

Highlights
  • ASUS 8z price in India is set at Rs 42,999.
  • The phone features a compact 5.9-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 chipset, and a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
  • ASUS 8z will go on sale through Flipkart.

ASUS 8z (ASUS Zenfone 8 globally) has finally launched in India after a pretty long delay. The handset made its debut back in May 2021 and it comes as a successor to the ASUS 7 series. The flagship highlights a compact design that features a punch-hole camera, dual rear cameras, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. ASUS 8z specifications include a compact 5.9-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888 chipset, and a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Here’s a look at the ASUS 8z price in India, sale date, and complete specifications.

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ASUS 8z price in India, sale date

ASUS 8z price in India is Rs 42,999 for the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone will be available via Flipkart online and comes in Black and Silver colour options. The ASUS 8z will go on sale starting March 7th.

ASUS 8z specifications

ASUS 8z specs:

  • 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, a 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  • Android 11 OS
  • Up to 16GB RAM, 256GB storage
  • 64MP + 12MP dual cameras
  • 12MP selfie snapper
  • 4,000mAh battery, 30W fast charging

ASUS 8z sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR10, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1100nits brightness, 20:9 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone is equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD Sound, and Hi-Res Audio. A 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging and quick charge 4 support fuels the phone.

ASUS-8Z

Unfortunately, the phone runs on a dated Android 11 OS with ZenUI 8 custom skin on top. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G SoC paired with Adreno 660 GPU. The chipset is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. It comes with a dual Cirrus Logic CS35L45 amplifier, triple microphones with OZO Audio Zoom & ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, and FM Radio.

Moving to the optics, the handset features a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens that supports macro mode, dual PD autofocus, and f/2.2 aperture. It has a 12MP Sony IMX663 selfie snapper on the front with dual PD autofocus. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, USB Type-C, and NFC.

Key Specs

Asus 8z
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 8 GBProcessor
5.9 inches Display
64 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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Asus 8z Price
Rs. 42,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Compact form factor
  • Capable performer
  • Main sensor clicks good photos
  • Excellent audio setup

Cons

  • Sub-par battery life
  • Heats up quickly when running games
  • Selfie camera not the best
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