The best asus smartphones

ASUS smartphones are easy to find in any cellular salon. But which of them are the best?

At the time, ASUSTEK Computer produced video cards, sound cards, laptops and other similar goods. Sales growth allowed Taiwan enterprise to begin experiments. So, communicators operating using Windows Mobile began to appear.

Now all ASUS smartphones are running Android. These devices are called reliable and relatively inexpensive. Sell ​​them including in Russia. In this selection, we will tell about the best ASUS smartphones. Buying any of the considered models will not exactly cause you negative emotions. In this case, it will be strictly about those devices that are present on the shelves of Russian retail stores.

Best in all


  • Processor : 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, clock frequency 2.8 GHz
  • Screen : 6.2 inches, resolution 2246 × 1080
  • Cameras (main / frontal) : 12 MPIX + 8 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Memory (operational / built-in) : 6 GB / 64 GB (in minimal configuration)
  • Battery capacity : 3300 mAh

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The in the summer 2018 Zenfone 5z deserves attention not only because it is the most Powerful smartphone in the ASUS directory. The gadget attracts its price - it is surprisingly low for that filling, which Zedka boasts.

Zenfone 5Z is largely similar to the ZenFone 5 model, which was presented a few months earlier, however, the new processor is much more modern. The simple "five" was equipped with 636th Snapdragon, which is why the gadget, which was originally positioned as the flagship, could not compete with other companies with the flagships. Zenfone 5z is also provided with a super-modern Snapdragon 845 chipset with an artificial AI Engine intelligence. The processor is associated with 6 GB guarantees Performance at the level of the top SAMSUNG smartphones and Xiaomi.

of advantages :

  • Powerful processor.
  • A large 6.2-inch screen covering 90% of the front surface.
  • Lights (F / 1.8) Dual camera from Sony.
  • Tropina microphone with noise reduction.
  • Funny animated Zenimoji emoticons - Analog Animoji.
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  • The price is more than reasonable.
  • Presence of stereo speakers.

Disadvantages :

  • No moisture protection.
  • Mediocre autonomy.

For vloggers

Asus Zenfone Live (ZB501KL)

  • 66) Screen : 5 inch, 1280×720
  • Cameras (Rear / Front) : 13 MP / 5 MP
  • Memory (RAM / built-in) : 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity : 2650 mAh

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You don't have to go to the salon to get a multi-year loan on your iPhone X. Asus offers a much cheaper alternative - Zenfone Live. The smartphone, which is one of the most affordable in the Taiwanese manufacturer's lineup, is positioned as streaming-optimized. The 5-megapixel front camera will provide a clear picture due to the fact that its sensor consists of large pixels (size - 1.4 microns). Also, thanks to the increased pixels, the light sensitivity of the selfie camera is 2 times higher. The exclusive BeautyLive application, integrated with YouTube and Facebook, is responsible for improving the image during the broadcast.

If you have Zenfone Live, the vlogger will not have to think about buying a separate microphone - after all, the mobile gadget from Asus has two of them at once. The blogger's voice is written in stereo and with a minimum of extraneous noise - even if he is in a noisy place, like a subway or a shopping center.

Features :

  • Selfie camera with LED flash and wide angle.
  • Dual MEMS microphone.
  • Good rear camera with large aperture (f/2.0).
  • Attractive appearance.
  • Modest price.

Disadvantages :

  • SIM.
  • Low flash memory.
  • Mediocre performance.


Rog Phone

  • Processor : 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, clock frequency 2.96 GHz
  • Screen : 6 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • chambers (main / frontal) : 12 MPIX + 8 MPIX / 8 MPIX
  • Memory (Operational / Built) : 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity : 4000 mAh

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Rog Phone - The most unusual smartphone is not only in the ASUS line, but also probably in general on everything mobile market. The design of the gadget is so aggressive and steep that the feeling arises as if he fell out of the pocket of Chuck Norris.

ROG is decrypted as republic of Gamers. This is a gamer line that ASUS founded in 2006. Before it included laptops, computers, components for PC and peripherals - and now the smartphone is also. Rog Phone is quite powerful to pull the most demanding games of the AAA. It is designed for many hours of game sessions - the GameCool system is responsible for cooling the processor, which has a carboxylic thermal staple and copper heat distributor in its design. When working Gamecool, the surface of the body of the apparatus remains at 4.7 ° C colder than when using traditional technologies.

The user can fully immerse itself into the game due to the high-contrast (100000: 1) display with minimal response time (only 1 millisecond) and a stereo system consisting of 2 frontal speakers with intelligent sound amplifiers.

Advantages :

  • AMOLED-screen with an update frequency of 90 Hz.
  • A large amount of RAM.
  • The presence of two USB Type-C connectors.
  • Original design in the Spirit of Republic Of Gamers.
  • Support LTE CAT 18 is the download speed of data up to 1.2 Gb / s.

Disadvantages :

  • High cost.
  • The housing is rather thick (8.6 mm).

with the best screen


  • Processor : 8-nuclear Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, clock frequency 2.2 GHz
  • screen : 6.3 inches, resolution 2280 × 1080
  • chambers (basic / frontal) : 12 MPIX + 5 MPIX / 13 MPIX
  • Memory (operational / built-in) : 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 5000 mAh

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Zenfone MAX Pro 2nd generation (it is M2) came out at the end of 2018 and gathered a rich harvest of positive feedback from mobile experts and ordinary users. From the "predecessor", the M1 model, the new gadget is very different - primarily its 6.3-inch screen with a fashionable "cheek". At the first MAX Pro, there is no Chelinka - and the size of the display is less (6 inches).

The M2 screen is so bright that it is possible to suspect the application of technology AMOLED - although in fact it is a classic TFT-IPS display, just with a good matrix. Brightness - up to 450 cd / m2. This with the margin is enough to comfortably use the smartphone during sunny weather. The screen is distinguished by strength - it is covered with Gorilla Glass glass 6th generation, which is reliable than the glass of the 4th and 5th generations, twice.

Advantages :

  • Large display, exciting 94% NTSC color space.
  • Cream Battery (10 hours in Games).
  • "Smart" Double chamber capable of recognizing 13 types of scenes.
  • Self-chamber with high resolution and LED flash.
  • Original glossy design.

Disadvantages :

  • Plastic hull, not from metal.
  • No support for Wi-Fi 5 GHz.

With better camera

Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL)

  • ) Screen : 6 inches, 2160×1080 resolution
  • Cameras (Rear / Front) : 20 Mp + 8 Mp / 16 Mp + 8 Mp
  • Memory (RAM / built-in) : 4 GB / 64 GB
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  • Battery capacity : 3300 mAh

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expensive Zenfone 5 Lite. However, the price of the device is not "exorbitant" - especially when you consider that it already has 4 cameras.

Zenfone 5 Lite's front camera is more powerful than the main camera. In front there is a block of a pair of modules: the first is a fast aperture (f / 2.0) from Sony with a resolution of 20 megapixels, the second is an 8-megapixel one, providing a coverage angle of 120 degrees. The selfie camera is equipped with a diffused LED flash and is capable of shooting Full HD video.

At the back, the combination of sensors is similar - the main one with a high resolution (16 megapixels) plus an additional wide-angle one. The main camera cannot boast of a sonorous brand, but it has other advantages - high detail, fast phase autofocus (it works in 0.03 seconds), recording in UltraHD. A curious feature of the rear camera is the " Super resolution" mode - in this mode, you can take a picture of 65 megapixels.

Features :

  • Wide-angle cameras - front and rear.
  • 6-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Attractive appearance and many color options.
  • Availability of an NFC module for contactless payments.
  • A fingerprint sensor that can recognize fingerprints even when wet.
  • Separate slot - you can put a pair of SIM cards and a flash card at the same time.

Disadvantages :

  • No fast charging.


All ASUS smartphones except Rog Phone are part of the ZenFone line. At the time of this writing, fifth-generation devices are actively sold in stores. Despite similar names, Asus devices are very different from each other.

Have you ever used smartphones or ASUS communicators? Or perhaps you still have a fan of mobile devices near Taiwanese brand? Share your opinion in the comments.

excluded from the selection

the best in all

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4 kernels, 2150 MHz
  • Screen: 5.7 inches, amoled, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 GB

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Announced in the summer of 2016, the smartphone first struck the imagination. The device received a cute metal case at his disposal. The facial surface was protected by Gorilla Glass glass - at that time of the last generation. Inside the device is located giant memory. They did not remain forgotten by the creators and quick wireless modules. In short, the keys to the smartphone were not terrible, and in high-speed access to the World Wide Web was provided to almost all over the world. All the infrared port was considered a pleasant bonus - to control home appliances with a smartphone very convenient.

In fact, many characteristics of the device are not outdated even in a year. Until now, positive emotions cause a 23 megapixel camera, let it not know how to clean the back background. Nothing bad cannot be said about the screen created according to the energy efficient AMOLED technology. Two SIM card slots are another plus that allows combining tariffs of different operators. In general, it is possible to find face only to the processor. No, in terms of power, it seems not to give up more fresh creations by Qualcomm. But high heating and decent energy consumption sometimes make themselves felt.


  • there is a dactyloscopic sensor;
  • Hi-Res Audio support is built-in;
  • Cream Battery with Fast Charging Support;
  • The display was created using AMOLED technology;
  • Cute design;
  • Very good rear camera with optical stabilization;
  • Huge amount of RAM;
  • Installing two SIM cards is possible;
  • high-speed wireless modules are built into;
  • A powerful processor is used.


  • I want a higher resolution screen;
  • Under the load, energy consumption increases very much.

Where to buy: In E2E4, Gogol, Rearth, Boltun, " Megabit "and other online stores.

Best Budget Smartphone

ASUS Zenfone GO ZB500KL

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: SNAPDRAGON 410 MSM8916, 4 kernels, 1400 MHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in storage: 32 GB

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A low-cost smartphone equipped with an optimal set of components. The picture is displayed on a small screen created by IPS technology. The processor uses a quite decent product of Qualcomm. An even number of RAM is hidden under the case, which is needed for stable operation of the operating system. Does not feel the buyer and lack of permanent memory - you can theoretically use the device and without a microSD card.

Of course, the creators had to go for some simplifications for the sake of cost reduction. The device did not receive a fingercopic scanner (although the rest of the important sensors in place, including the gyroscope). Not everyone will like the work of the front camera having a 5 megapixel permission. Strictly speaking, and the rear camera is not installed here. But why it is impossible to complain, so it is by weight - the mass of ASUS Zenfone GO does not exceed 150 g.

of dignity:

  • You can insert two SIM cards;
  • A relatively good processor from Qualcomm;
  • LTE networks are supported;
  • The volume of permanent memory cannot be called insufficient;
  • Navigational chip works perfectly;
  • low weight;
  • Compact dimensions.


  • Not the best cameras;
  • no fingerprint scanner;
  • small battery capacity;
  • Someone will want a higher resolution display.

where to buy: in retail chains "Svyaznoy" and "M. Video", salons Mobile communication "MegaFon", and the cheapest is all - in the online store "Photoklad".

Best Compact Smartphone

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser Ze500KL

  • Operating system: Android 5.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4 kernels, 1200 MHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • Battery: 2400 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Built-in storage: 16 GB

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This machine received its name in honor of the laser autofocus, which is built into its camera. At the time of the announcement it was an interesting innovation. The camera also consists of a 13 megapixel matrix. In general, snapshots are good, although it seems that you have not photographed with the flagship.

It is impossible to name the dimensions of this device are very small. The strongest disappoints the thickness that reaches 10.5 mm. But the 5-inch display allows you to reach all the corners with a thumb of that hand in which the smartphone is located. In the assortment of the Taiwanese manufacturer there are even more compact devices, but we would not recommend their purchase due to outdated components and operating system. About ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser cannot be said - the smartphone has a sane memory, a fairly powerful processor and a rich set of wireless modules. Somewhat confuses only the battery, the capacity of which is only 2400 mAh. But but the device turned out to be very easy, and for someone it will be even a more important fact that pushing it.


  • Weight does not exceed 140 g;
  • A good Qualcomm processor is used;
  • The rear chamber can not be called bad;
  • Installing two SIM cards is possible;
  • LTE support is built-in.


  • Slightly overestimated cost;
  • no fingerprint scanner;
  • Display resolution is not very high;
  • Not the most actual version of the operating system;
  • Not very long autonomous work.

Where to buy: In online stores 1Click, Arsenal Plus, Cenam and some Others.

with the best screen

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ze520Kl

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 8 cores, 2000 MHz
  • Screen: 5.2 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 2650 mAh
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Built-in storage: 32 GB

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Unlike the best creation of the Taiwanese manufacturer. The device has a 5.2-inch display, thanks to which it turned out to be very compact. But the most important fact is that the screen has permission from Full HD. Pixel density at 424 PPI allows you to play and watch movies with comfort. The manufacturing technology was used familiar - buyers do not complain about the corners of the review. Nothing bad cannot be said about the brightness of the backlight, which allows you to see the image on the street without any problems even in a clear sunny day.

Smartphone operates running Android 6.0 - not the oldest version of the operating system. For photography, a 16 megapixel camera is used. It shows itself quite well, separately creators should be thanked for the introduction of an optical stabilizer. Everything is in order of a smartphone and with wireless modules. Among them, there are new solutions that can boast a high data exchange rate. Not forgotten by the manufacturer and dactyloscopic sensor.

Such a device is obliged to possess a powerful processor. Indeed, the device received an eight-year solution from Qualcomm, which easily pulls any games. And the device has 3 GB of RAM - the most optimal volume. In short, brakes and other problems are completely absent here.


  • There are LTE-A modules, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac;
  • built-in powerful eight-core chipset;
  • a decent amount of RAM;
  • High resolution of a 5.2-inch display;
  • Installing two SIM cards is possible;
  • Weight does not exceed 144 g;
  • A good rear chamber with an optical stabilizer;
  • Good 8 megapixel "Frontalka";
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.


  • Not the longest battery life
  • Slippery hull;
  • No NFC;
  • A lot of unnecessary software that cannot be removed without root rights.
Where to buy: the easiest and cheapest way is in the MegaFon operator’s stores, MTS, Technopolis also sell smartphones and a lot of various online stores.

With better camera

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 8 core 2000 MHz
  • Screen: 5.5" AMOLED, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Operational Memory: 4 GB
  • Built-in Storage: 64 GB

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A rare case when a Taiwanese company decided to give its smartphone an AMOLED display. He should please the buyer with the saturation of colors. Also, such a screen is highly energy efficient, and it uses fifth-generation Gorilla Glass as protection. It would seem that the manufacturer could install a simple battery here, making the device as light as possible. But no, a 5000 mAh battery is hidden under the case! With this setting, a full charge is enough for about three days of battery life. This is a dream come true for some users!

The device can also please with its other characteristics. For example, it includes 64 GB of permanent memory. This allows you to abandon the microSD card, the slot for which is still present here. Qualcomm's eight-core processor also evokes positive emotions. It pulls almost any 3D games, often graphics settings do not need to be lowered. However, the buyer will most likely be interested in the dual camera. Under its lenses are hidden 12-megapixel modules. One of them is supplemented with optical stabilization. It should be noted that optical modules differ from each other in focal length. As a result, the user has access to a 2.3x optical zoom, after which the smartphone got its name. The wide-angle lens has an aperture that opens up to f/1.7. This indicates a high luminosity. In a word, the camera is capable of producing wonderful pictures - in this regard, the rest of ASUS creations nervously smoke on the sidelines.

From other features of the device, it is necessary to highlight the excellent operation of the navigation chip that can recognize signals from GPS, GLONASS and Beidou satellites. And the device has a very advanced front camera.


  • A powerful processor from Qualcomm is built-in;
  • Large volume of operational and permanent memory;
  • LTE-A networks are supported;
  • high-quality double chamber providing optical zoom;
  • Very good "Frontalka";
  • You can insert a pair of SIM cards;
  • there is a dactylconus sensor and a gyroscope;
  • The screen was created using AMOLED technology.


  • Large size;
  • There is no NFC chip;
  • Slipping case.

where to buy: Expensive smartphone risk trading only the online store E2E4 and well-known "connected "