ZenFone 5 Lite review

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite officially. Screen 18: 9 and two dual cameras


At the MWC 2018, ASUS presented three new models, including two typical ZenFone 5 and 5Z models. The addition of the new lineup was the model ZenFone 5 Lite, which is also the cheapest representative of this line.

Already the first information leaks indicated that the Lite version of the new ZenFone 5 would be a good product of the average price range. And in Barcelona ASUS confirmed it officially.

On the market, the device will appear in two configurations. They differ:

  • system: Snapdragon 630 vs Snapdragon 430;
  • RAM: 4 GB vs 3 GB;
  • built-in memory: 64 GB vs 32 GB;
  • module Wi-Fi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac vs b / g / n.

ZenFone 5 Lite phone

Appearance and quality are exactly the same – in front and behind the smartphone is covered with a layer of 2.5 D glass, and the main element of the design is a 6-inch 18: 9 IPS LCD screen with FullHD + resolution. Behind is the fingerprint reader and the dual camera module.

The Lite also boasts a 3300 mAh battery, which is more than ZenFone 5. ASUS refused stereo speakers and a number of audio solutions, but instead supplied a dual front camera. The technical specification of the device will be found below.

ASUS ZENFONE 5 LITE – Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Asus.
  • Family: Asus ZenFone 5.
  • Segment: smart phone of middle class.
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • System tab: ZenUI 5.0.
  • Released: 2018.


  • Display diagonal: 6 inches.
  • Screen resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels.
  • Type of matrix: IPS LCD.


  • Processor model: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (Snapdragon 430).
  • The number of cores: 8-core, 8 x Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz (1.4 GHz).
  • Graphic system: Adreno 508 (Adreno 505).


  • The maximum amount of RAM: 4 GB.
  • The maximum internal memory is 64 GB.
  • Support for microSD memory cards: up to 400 GB.

Main camera:

  • Matrix resolution: 16 megapixels.
  • Aperture brightness: f / 2.2.
  • Electronic image stabilization.
  • Flash.
  • Auto focus with phase detection.
  • The second matrix: a wide-angle lens at 120 degrees.

Front camera:

  • Matrix resolution: 20 megapixels.
  • Aperture brightness: f / 2.0.
  • Flash.
  • The second matrix: a wide-angle lens at 120 degrees.


  • LTE.
  • Wi-fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, two display areas, Wi-Fi Direct (b / g / n).
  • Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE.
  • NFC.
  • USB 2.0, microUSB.
  • Two SIM cards.

Safety and sensors:

  • The fingerprint scanner.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, approximation, digital compass.

Dimensions and weight:

  • Weight: 168 grams.


  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh.
  • The battery is not removable.

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite

ZenFone 5 Lite is not as smart as the more expensive Asus

The cheap novelty Asus reminds a bit of Mate 10 Lite. And it’s not just the external similarities, the screen 18: 9 or two double cameras. ZenFone 5 Lite – from the point of view of the middle Huawei – is deprived of a number of functions based on artificial intelligence, which are available in the flagships.

Despite the fact that there is no artificial intelligence here, which is a good assistant in creating beautiful photos, the camera in ZenFonie 5 Lite will take good pictures. The main rear camera lens has a resolution of 16 megapixels and aperture of f / 2.2, and the main lens of the front camera is 20 megapixels (Sony IMX376) and aperture f / 2.0.

Additional lenses in the new ASUS are more useful than in most smartphones with a dual camera. Additional modules of the front and back cameras have wide-angle lenses (120 degrees), which will make excellent shots or group self-images.

ZenFone 5 Lite review

It also uses the PixelMaster software, which is known from the previous generation of ZenFone. It gives us the following advantages:

  • automatic transition to the “portrait” mode;
  • night-time HDR functions;
  • photo in high resolution (65 MP);
  • animated GIF files;
  • eight additional filters;
  • professional mode.

SelfieMaster technology will provide automatic editing of photos taken by the front camera or streaming playback of recorded video. ZenFone 5 Lite will provide decent quality of photos, which will satisfy most users.

The Lite version is a good product, which can be an interesting alternative to Mate 10 Lite and its many variations. The decisive role will be played by the price, which at the moment is not known. ZenFone 5 Lite will go on sale in March.

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