Android-Smartphone Asus Zenfone 8 im Test

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So far, you have not looked for compact high-end smartphones in the Android warehouse. Either the devices are not really compact (for example the narrow but long Sony Xperia 5 II) or not really high-end (for example the Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G). The Asus Zenfone 8 puts an end to it, it is the most compact smartphone with Qualcomm’s top SoC Snapdragon 888. In addition, Asus packs up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of non-expandable flash memory into the handy (148 mm × 68 mm × 8.9 mm) 170 gram package.

Thanks to its dimensions, the Zenfone 8 can be comfortably operated with one hand. The frosted glass back and the slightly rounded metal frame sit comfortably in the hand, the workmanship is rock solid. Thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus, the display should also withstand falls from a height of two meters onto hard surfaces undamaged. A fall from this height onto a wooden floor with the display first did not cause any visible damage to the device. It is protected against water and dust in accordance with IP68 certification. This certifies that the smartphone is dustproof and can withstand a bath in fresh water at a depth of one meter. After the obligatory test swimming lesson in the sink, the smartphone worked as before.

The front of the Zenfone consists almost entirely of the display, which is reasonably generous despite the small 5.9-inch case. Streaming or gaming series is more fun on larger screens. The flat OLED displays a maximum of 120 fps and has a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels. This results in a pixel density of 448 dpi – or to put it another way: all content is displayed razor-sharp. The software adjusts the frame rate automatically to the content to save battery.

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