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Flagship Asus 6Z – India Launch, Flip Cameras, Price, Specs, Benchmarks, Discounts

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Asus 6Z India Launch India Flip Cameras, Price, Specs, Benchmark, Discounts

OnePlus recently launched the flagship OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 in India and it is time for other brands to bring their offerings to counter the brand.

The first two phones we are going to see to rival Oneplus are Xiaomi Redmi K20 and the Asus 6Z. Also, there can be a Poco F2 in the closet to undercut the Oneplus 7.

Note* – Asus is not going to use the “Zenfone” word in it’s naming going forward due to a case filed by Zen Mobiles. It is a big blow to the brand.

Nevertheless, Asus is now calling the Zenfone 6Z in India as Asus 6Z and the same name is used by the brand on Flipkart and other sales channels.

 

Price and Availability 

Asus 6Z is available for purchase from Flipkart and it comes in 3 different variants:

  • Base Version – 6 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage – Rs. 31,999.
  • Mid-Version – 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage – Rs. 34,999.
  • Top Mode – 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Storage – Rs. 39,999.

Moreover, the price for OnePlus 7 in India is Rs. 32,999, Asus has kept it a bit lower.

The key highlight feature of the Asus 6Z is the motorized flip cameras that enable you to click normal images and selfies with the same pair of cameras.

So some ignorants may see this as a new innovation, but it is not. Back in 2014, Oppo launched the Oppo N1 (followed by the N3) with the motorized rotating cameras.

The only issue with such phones was the reliability of the motor and mechanism. Due to the moving parts, the failure rate was higher and it even has some impact on the battery life.

Nevertheless, fast forward few years to 2019, and we will see many more motorised camera phones to accommodate the true full view bezel-less display without notches.

Highlight Features Asus 6Z

  • Motorized flip Cameras 48 Primary + 13 MP Wide angle
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Flagship Processor
  • Vastly Improved Zen UI With Android Pie.
  • 5000 mAH Battery With Fast Charging support
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

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Key Specs and features – Asus 6Z

The above highlight features mention the 3.5 mm headphone jack which is becoming a luxury for high-end phone users.

In fact, brands are releasing overpriced wireless headphones (Oneplus Wireless Bullets 2, Airpods) to squeeze more profits from the sale of these accessories.

Audiophiles with expensive headsets are still not happy with the decision and a huge number of these prefer the Audio jack. Thanks, Asus for the inclusion.

Motorized Flip Cameras

The most impressive thing about the new Asus 6Z is the motorized camera mechanism that enables you to use the rear cameras as front selfie cameras.

Typically, we get better rear cameras on any phone and the front cameras are not as great.

The Zenfone 6Z overcomes this problem and since there are no front cameras this leads to cost saving.

There are two cameras present at the back, the primary camera comes with 48 Megapixel resolution and has the Sony IMX586  sensor with f / 1.79 aperture.

The second camera comes with 13 Megapixel lens and has a 120° field of view (wide angle camera).

The secondary camera comes with a much needed automatic distortion correction feature which is a life saver for wide angle lens cameras.

The camera can record 4K videos with 60FPS and comes with EIS support. Surprisingly, there is no OIS support on the Asus 6Z.

There is portrait mode support, automatic panorama support that clicks images using the flip cameras.

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You can even control the movement and angle at which the flip cameras are tilted to take some incredible shots and videos.

The great thing with this setup is the ability to record 4K videos using better cameras while facing the display which is not possible on other phones.

Also, the camera retracts back to its position when it detects a fall similar to what we have seen on the Oneplus 7 Pro.

Performance

The Asus 6Z comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.84 GHz and has the Adreno 640 GPU.

Also, there are 6 or 8 GB of DDR4X Ram for quick multitasking.

The phone runs on the Asus Zen UI 6.0 along with the Android 9.0 Pie update.

Further, there is a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery which is more than any other phone in the premium segment.

There is Quick Charge 4.0 support and it comes with a 19 Watts Quick Charger.

Benchmark Scores

The Benchmark Scores for the 6Z are inline to what is expected of Snapdragon 855.

Antutu – 370,000

GeekBench Single Core – 3487

Geek Bench Multi-Core – 10,840

Display and Design 

The phone comes with an IPS LCD display panel with full view display and has a screen size of 6.4 Inches.

The display is not as great as the OLED panels on some other top end devices but is acceptable. Further, we are getting an FHD+ (2340*1080 pixels) resolution and there is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

The display offers 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 600 nits of brightness and even has 96% NTSC Color Gamut.

The phone has a full view display with a non-curved display panel with no notch or cutout camera holes.

The flip cameras rotate and sit on the top of the display when taking selfies or using it for face unlock.

The rear side design looks a bit weird as there is a large camera assembly cut out.

The whole thing flips and moves to the top, I just don’t find it very refined.

It is the first generation motorised flip camera phone from the company and maybe next iterations may look even better.

Other Features

Also, we have a fingerprint scanner at the back instead of the fancy in-display scanner on OLED display phones.

There is NFC support, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0 and even a dedicated micro-sd card slot. Notably, there is a notification led and a stereo speaker (with AMP) for better audio.

Lastly, it is not very bulky despite the big battery measures 9.1 mm in thickness and has 190 grams weight.

Major Cons

  • The Asus 6Z comes with an IPS LCD Panel which is no match for a Super AMOLED panel on rival devices like Samsung A70 or the Oneplus 7.
  • The design looks ugly, it is a functional and utility-based design, but is far from aesthetic.
  • Reliability of the Rotating camera mechanism is questionable and can cause issues down the line.
  • Asus claims the rotating cameras can work for 100,000 times which is low in comparison to pop-up cameras by Oppo/ Oneplus rated for 300,000 times usage.
  • Software is near stock but is not stock Android and Asus is not great at optimizing and issuing future updates.
  • No Wireless Charging or Water or Dust resistance.
  • Fingerprint Scanner orientation should have been vertical.

Overall

The Asus 6Z has its flaws and despite them, it is a solid offering for the price. The biggest advantage is to click better selfies and make high-quality videos when using flip cameras.

I would have loved it even more if there was an OLED panel. Nevertheless, for the starting price of Rs. 31,999 it offers a lot and overall user experience on the device is great.

You should not worry too much about the cameras since they will only use the motor mechanism when you want to take selfies. (I am assuming you don’t take selfies 10 times a day). The SD 855 offers top-notch performance and battery life is superb on this phone.

Comparison with Rivals

The price for the Asus 6Z will be close to the Oneplus 7 but it is also fair to compare to the Oneplus 7 Pro as both come with pop-up/rotating cameras.

Comparison of Asus 6Z Vs Oneplus 7

Specs

Oneplus 7

Asus 6Z

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Display

6.4 Inch OLED Panel FHD+

6.4 Inch IPS LCD FHD+

In-Display Scanner

Yes

No

Cameras

Dot Notch camera

Flip Cameras

Battery Size

3750 mAH With Fast Charging

5000 mAH QC 4.0

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

No

Yes

Price

32,990

31,999

 

Comparison of Asus 6Z Vs Oneplus 7 Pro

Specs

Oneplus 7 PRO

Asus 6Z

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Display

6.7 Inch OLED Panel QHD+

6.4 Inch IPS LCD FHD+

In-Display Scanner

Yes

No

Cameras

Pop up selfie camera

Flip Cameras

Battery Size

4000 mAH Warp Charging

5000 mAH QC 4.0

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

No

Yes

Price

49,990

Rs. 31,999

 

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Information Source – https://eshop.asus.com/es-ES/smartphones/zenfone-6/zenfone-6-zs630kl-2a002eu-6gb-ram-128gb-hdd-black.html

Kanuj Sharma
Senior Editor - Tech Enthusiast for Life! A Decade of Experience in Telecom - B.Tech + MBA! I am usually busy testing new PC hardware or phones. Let's Connect.

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