Asus Zenfone 8 series debuts with a 5.9″ model and a bigger 6.67″ Flip variant. The differences between the two phones don’t stop there. They both sport different max screen refresh rates, memory configurations, battery volume, IP certification, and camera setup. But, a strong similarity between the two has to be the Snapdragon 888 processor inside.
Here’s the full-fledged specs table to discern the parities and disparities between the two Zenfone 8 models.
Asus Zenfone 8 vs Zenfone 8 Flip Specs
|Model||Zenfone 8||Zenfone 8 Flip|
|Display||5.9-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED HDR 10+ 20:9 aspect ratio display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1100 nits brightness, 112% DCI-P3 Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection||6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ E4 AMOLED HDR 10+ display with 90Hz refresh rate with 200Hz touch sampling rate, 110% DCI-P3, 105% NTSC color gamut, up to 1000 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection|
|Software||Android 11 with ZenUI 8||Android 11 with ZenUI 8|
|Processor||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888|
|Memory||6/8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 64GB (UFS2.1) / 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage
8/16GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
|8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage,
microSD up to 2TB
|Rear Camera||64MP (Sony IMX686 sensor, OIS), 12MP 112˚ ultra-wide camera (IMX363 sensor, dual PD autofocus, 4cm macro) mode, 8K video||64MP (Sony IMX686 sensor), 12MP 112˚ ultra-wide camera (Sony IMX363 sensor, dual PD autofocus, 4cm macro mode), 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 12x digital zoom, 8K video|
|Front Camera||12MP (Sony IMX663 sensor, dual PD autofocus)||Same as above (Flip)|
|Battery||4000mAh (typical) with 30W fast charging, Quick Charge 4, PD charging||5000mAh (typical) with 30W fast charging, Quick Charge 4, PD Charging|
|Misc.||Dual SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Triple Mics, Water and dust resistant (IP68), In-display fingerprint scanner, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NavIC (L5), USB-C, NFC||Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), In-display fingerprint sensor, Dual Stereo Speakers, No headphone jack, 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NavIC(L5), USB-C, NFC|
|Dimensions and Weight||148×68.5x9mm; 169g||165.04×77.28×9.6mm; 230g|
The Zenfone 8 seems a better pick if one wants a smaller sober phone. There is also water resistance and no moving parts in its design.
Having said that, Asus does claim that the motorized module on the Zenfone 8 Flip should endure better than the predecessor, and has been tested to withstand up to 300,000 “flips”. There is, of course, the accidental drop retraction feature included. And if you want extra protection, the company has a custom RhinoShield case that will be sold separately in select markets. The case also has a sensor that instantly activates the camera when you slide down the cover.
Asus Zenfone 8 Price and Availability
Asus Zenfone 8 starts at $599 (~₹44,095) going all the way up to 799 Euros(~₹71,040). It will be available in Europe first followed by the U.S. Meanwhile, the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip starts at 799 Euros (~₹71,040). It will soon hit the shelves in stores across Europe.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the company has canceled its launch events pertaining to India. So, if and when we have a further update on the same, we will let you know.