Asus launched Zenfone series Flagship smartphone named Asus Zenfone 7 Pro successor to Zenfone 6. Zenfone 7 Pro was released Globally on 26th August 2020. Zenfone 7 Pro is priced at €799 In Europe @ 8GB + 256GB Base Variant.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 865 which is available on OnePlus 8 Pro, Find X2 Pro, Galaxy S20 FE too. This chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A77 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, The second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A77 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. It has Adreno 650 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 855 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. It has a 5G Modem which 5G Ready for Future Use. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Asus Zenfone 7 Pro and Jump into the review.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro Specs
- 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED Display with 90Hz Refresh Rate and 200Hz Touch Sampling Rate
- Snapdragon 865+ Soc
- Adreno 650 GPU
- 8 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 256GB Internal Storage
- Triple Rear Camera with Rotating Mechanism, 64MP f/1.8, PDAF (main) + 12MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) + 8MP f/2.5 (Telephoto, 3x Optical Zoom)
- 5000mAH battery with 30W fast charging support
- Zen UI 7 Based On Android 10
- Side Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS / 5G + 5G / 4G
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C 3.1 / Dual Stereo Speakers
6.67” Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :
Here in Display Department, Asus Zenfone 7 Pro Features an Excellent Full HD+ Amoled panel Notchless Edge screen with 395 pixels per inch, the colours are a bit vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+ Which is quite common in all Flagship Smartphones.
It has 90 Hz Refresh rate Display Which is good For Gaming and Viewing Content.
Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:
In Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, Asus Used the Stereo Speaker System and it is Much louder. these speakers are supported by Dolby DTS X Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos) which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.
Coming to USB-C jack and earphones, the USB-C provided with an Optimized and clear sound with Software Support like Dolby Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.
Build Quality :
Zenfone 7 Pro is Build with a Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Back is Protected With Coring Gorilla Glass 3 and Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Zenfone 7 Pro well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.67” screen. Asus has included a pretty nice soft clear case with asus zenfone 7 Pro to protect the smartphone right out of the box.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro has a unique design. The Flip pop-up camera is good and back side look of the smartphone is very nice. We can feel the design when we hold it.
Side Mounted Fingerprint scanner:
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro Features a Side mounted Fingerprint Sensor which is present on the Right Side Of the Smartphone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro feels A bit Heavy with 6.67” Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. This zenfone 7 Pro can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is made Up of 6000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.
My Asus Zenfone 7 Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 36% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000 mAH Battery. We got 6.3 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 7 hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Zenfone 7 Pro is very low. the 30W Fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 92 min which is a bit good. There are Battery Care Options in the UI Which Reduces the Wear and Year of Battery while Using.
Zen UI Based On Android 10 :
Zen UI 7 present on the Zenfone 7 Pro is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It is a clean UI Which gives Stock Android Like Experience. There are some extra features like Dual Apps, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display in this Oxygen Os making Zenfone 6 Perfect.
We can get Upadates On System Optimization, Security patches and New Android Version upgrades because it is a custom OS. If we get the updates the updates are very slow compared to a stock Android Branding Smartphone.
My Asus Zenfone 7 Pro managed to do day to day tasks very well and there are No issues and problems with the UI. there are no heating issues with Asus Zenfone 7 Pro. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming, But From Inside it will be cool Due Cooling System and heat transferring pipe.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & Call Of Duty ( COD ) at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. We had a smooth game play and does not heats much.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is not well on this Zenfone 7 Pro device. It features 8 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the device and there are reloading of apps on this Zenfone 7 Pro. the Multitasking experience on Zenfone 7 Pro Is Good
In Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, Out of 256GB Storage, we get 240GB With Google Account Included. We can also expand the storage by using Micro SD card upto 1 TB.
Call Quality :
The Call quality on Asus Zenfone 7 Pro is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call Quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Asus Zenfone 7 Pro the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.
Coming to the Camera Department, Asus Zenfone 7 Pro features a Triple Flip Camera setup on the back of the device and that is used as selfie camera also. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. 64MP Primary Camera:
the 64MP main Camera With PDAF is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.9. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain good details Which are near to natural photos. Exposure is in control with an good Dynamic range to take good pictures in Daylight or Good lighting conditions. In low light conditions, the images are average. With Night Mode it just Improves a Bit.
2. 12MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera:
the 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Zenfone 7 Pro does an Awesome job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with Good details Which is Slightly Lower than the Main Camera. exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 13MP camera have a bit of noise in pictures.
3. 8MP Telephoto camera:
the 8MP Telephoto Camera with PDAF, OIS is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.4. the Telephoto camera is Awesome and provides 3x Optical Zoom in Pictures. this Camera Does the Job.
Video recording can be done up to 8k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Taking a Look on Stabilization, Stabilization is Very good at 8k @60fps recording.
You can record 4k@ 30 / 60fps .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Zenfone 7 Pro Video Footage Has remained UnShakey good at 4k @60fps.
in 1080P@ 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 4k @60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.
Slow Motion video Recording is Good in 1080P.
In Box Contents:
In Asus Zenfone 7 Pro smartphone box Asus provided Zenfone 7 Pro, USB-C cable, 30W Fast charger and a protective case which is good for Flagship Smartphone.
- Snappy software without Bloatware
- Awesome 90Hz AMOLED Screen
- provides battery life easily upto 2 days and Some Battery Care Options
- Extreme image and video quality, Worthful selfie videos and photos From Flip Camera
- Motorized camera Setup is Unique and Eye Catching, Useful to Capture Same type of Shots from front and Rear
- Reverse charge like a powerbank
- No 3.5mm Jack
- No Water resistance
- No Wireless Charging
- Too Heavy
Who can Get Asus Zenfone 7 Pro view:
if you want a True Flagship Phone with AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 865+ processor and 30W Wired fast charging, 64MP + 12MP + 8MP Triple Camera Module Setup & Zen UI then you can go with Zenfone 7 Pro. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then
Oppo Find X2
Mi 10T Pro
LG Wing 5G
OnePlus 8T can be your Alternatives to Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
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