Meet Asus Zenfone 5, The iPhone X Clone With AI Features

It's no longer a new thing seeing some smartphone companies cloning Apple products. The latest victim is the iPhone X that is now cloned and named Asus Zenfone 5.

So Asus Zenfone 5 is a clone of the iPhone X,
Asus Zenfone 5

Asus however claimed that its notch is “26% smaller than the Fruit Phone X” though and then uses a wallpaper that hides the notch in the phone’s official images. Sigh. One is not sure what to make of this. If you are proud of it, flaunt it, please.

The devices looks similar in appearance and the cloned version has an impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio.

You can easily spot the Apple iPhone X influence imprinted in the front and back of the phone, from the notch to the camera location. And on the inside, the iPhone X touch is visible too.

Now here is another interesting one, there is Zenimoji, something similar to Apple's Animoji and Asus revealed that ZeniMoji avatars can be used in video chats, live-streaming, and regular text chats.

The device comes with several AI features including the AI Charging, which dynamically adjusts the charging rate by monitoring the user’s charging habits. The main advantage this technology is to help maximize the battery lifespan.

Another feature is the AI Ringtone which intelligently adjusts the ringer volume according to the ambient noise level, so the phone rings louder on a noisy street and quieter in a serene hotel lounge. Nice right?

Another one is AI Scene Detection in the camera, and its work is to analyse the subject and matches it to one of its 16 scene types.

There is also an AI Photo Learning which lets you teach the ZenFone 5 how you want your photos to look. It then automatically adjusts the camera settings for future shots — so photos will always reflect your unique style preferences.

Other basic features of Zenfone 5 smartphone are the trendy dual camera setup, stereo speakers, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE and VoLTE, and others which are listed later on this post.

Meanwhile, don't forget there is a more powerful variant of the Asus Zenfone 5 called the Zenfone 5Z. We have all the technical details below.


2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands
SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM

OS: Android 8 Oreo + Zen UI 5.0

Dimensions: mm
Weight: g
Display: 6.2 inches, 2246 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 2.5D curved glass, Super IPS LCD display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
Build: Metal frame + 2.5D curved glass front and back
Colours: Midnight Blue. Meteor Silver

Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core
Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Graphics Processor: Adreno 509

RAM: 4GB / 6GB
Internal Storage: 64GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 400GB (hybrid slot)

Rear: Dual 12 megapixels, Sony IMX363 sensor, F/1.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: 2160p @ 60fps. 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: 8 megapixels, F/2.0

Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Type-C, USB-OTG

Charging: ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology + AI Charging
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 3300mAh
Announced: February 28, 2018
Availability: April 2018
Smartphone Price: Coming soon

Like I said earlier, Zenfone 5Z is a higher variant of the Zenfone 5, having a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of internal storage options. While the price of the Zenfone 5 is yet to be announced, Asus says the price of Zenfone 5Z will start from $499.

I thinks that's fair for the price.


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