The best ASUS smartphones

The best ASUS smartphones

ASUS smartphones are easy to find in any mobile phone store. But which are the best?

At one time, ASUSTeK Computer produced video cards, sound cards, laptops and other similar products. The increase in sales allowed the Taiwanese company to start experiments. Thus, communicators that work using Windows Mobile have started to appear.

Now, all ASUS smartphones are running Android. These devices are called reliable and relatively inexpensive. They are also sold in Russia. In this collection, we will talk about the best ASUS smartphones. Buying any of these models will certainly not cause you any negative emotions. In this case, we will focus strictly on those devices that are present on the shelves of Russian retail stores.

Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL)

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8 GHz
  • Screen: 6.2 inches, resolution 2246 × 1080
  • Photo cameras (main / front): 12 Mpixel + 8 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Memory (operational / embedded): 6 GB / 64 GB (minimum)
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh

Price: from 29 490 rubles

Launched in the summer of 2018, Zenfone 5Z deserves attention not only because it is the most powerful smartphone in the Asus catalog. Also, the gadget attracts its price – it is surprisingly low for the filling with which "zedka" can boast.

The Zenfone 5Z is in many ways similar to the Zenfone 5, which was introduced a few months earlier, but the new processor is much more modern. A simple "five" was equipped with the 6th Snapdragon, because the gadget, which was initially positioned as a pilot, could not compete with the flagship of other companies. Zenfone 5Z is equipped with an ultra-modern Snapdragon 845 chipset with artificial AI. The processor, coupled with 6 GB of RAM, guarantees performance on top Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones.


  • Powerful processor
  • Large 6.2-inch screen covering 90% of the front surface.
  • Aperture dual camera (f / 1.8) from Sony.
  • Three noise canceling microphone.
  • Funny animated emoticons ZeniMoji – Analog Animoji.
  • The price is more than moderate.
  • Presence of stereo speakers.


  • No moisture protection.
  • Fair autonomy.

For Asus Zenfone Live Video Bloggers (ZB501KL)

  • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.4 GHz
  • Screen: 5 inches, 1280 × 720 resolution
  • Photo cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh

Price: from 6 490 rubles

To maintain a nice blog, you don't have to go to the salon for a multi-year loan on iPhone X. Asus offers a much cheaper alternative – Zenfone Live. The smartphone, which is one of the most accessible in the Taiwanese manufacturer's line, is positioned as optimized for streaming. The 5 megapixel front camera will give a clear image due to the fact that its sensor consists of large pixels (1.4 microns). Also, due to the increased pixels, the sensitivity of the selfie camera is 2 times higher. The exclusive BeautyLive app, integrated with YouTube and Facebook, is responsible for enhancing the image during broadcast.

With Zenfone Live, the video blogger doesn't have to think about buying a separate microphone – after all, Asus's mobile gadget has two of them. The blogger's voice is written in stereo and with minimal foreign noise – even if it's in a noisy place, such as a subway or a mall.


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


  • Combined SIM slot.
  • Not enough flash memory.
  • Environmental performance.

Gaming Rog Phone

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 8 cores, 2.96 GHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • Photo cameras (main / front): 12 Mpixel + 8 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 8 GB / 128 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh

Price: from 57 159 rubles

ROG PHONE is the most unusual smartphone, not only in the ASUS line, but probably in the entire mobile market. The gadget's design is so aggressive and cool that it feels like it has fallen out of Chuck Norris's pocket.

ROG stands for Republic of Gamers. This is the line of games that ASUS founded in 2006. Previously, it included laptops, computers, PCs and peripherals – and now also a smartphone. The ROG phone is powerful enough to attract the most demanding AAA games. It's designed for hours of gaming sessions – the GameCool system is responsible for cooling the processor, which has a carbon thermal design and a copper heat distributor in its design. During GameCool operation, the body surface of the device remains 4.7 ° C cooler than when using traditional technologies.

The user can completely immerse himself in the game thanks to a high contrast display (100,000: 1), with a minimum response time (only 1 millisecond) and a stereo system consisting of 2 front speakers with intelligent sound amplifiers.


  • AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.
  • A lot of RAM.
  • The presence of two USB Type-C connectors.
  • Original design in the spirit of the Republic of players.
  • Support for LTE Cat 18 – download speed up to 1.2 Gb / s.


  • High cost.
  • The casing is quite thick (8.6 mm).

With the best screen of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2)

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with 8 cores, 2.2 GHz
  • Screen: 6.3 inches, resolution 2280 × 1080
  • Photo cameras (main / front): 12 megapixels + 5 megapixels / 13 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh

Price: from 15 439 rubles

The second generation Zenfone Max Pro (aka M2) was launched in late 2018 and has garnered a wealth of positive reviews from mobile experts and regular users. From the "predecessor", the M1, the new gadget differs greatly – first with its 6.3-inch screen with a trendy "little boot". The first Max Pro has no straps – and the display size is smaller (6 inches).

The M2 screen is so bright that you can suspect the use of AMOLED technology – although it's actually a classic TFT-IPS display, only with a good array. Brightness – up to 450 cd / m2. This is enough of a margin to comfortably use a smartphone in sunny weather. The screen is also durable – it is covered with 6th generation Gorilla glass, which is more reliable than the 4th and 5th generation glass in half.


  • Large screen capturing 94% of NTSC color space.
  • High capacity battery (10 hours at games).
  • A dual intelligent camera capable of recognizing 13 types of scenes.
  • High resolution selfie camera with LED flash.
  • Original glossy design.


  • The housing is made of plastic, not metal.
  • There is no 5GHz Wi-Fi support.

With the best Asus Zenfone 5 Lite camera (ZC600KL)

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 with 8 cores, 2.2 GHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, resolution 2160 × 1080
  • Photo cameras (main / front): 20 Mpix + 8 Mpix / 16 Mpix + 8 Mpix
  • Memory (RAM / ROM): 4 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh

Price: from 16 290 rubles

For those who like to keep a simple vlog on Instagram, the Zenfone Live budget is enough – sophisticated amateur photos get a more expensive Zenfone 5 Lite. However, the price of the device is not "high in the sky" – especially when you consider that it already has 4 rooms.

The Zenfone 5 Lite from the front panel is stronger than the main camera. In front is a block of a pair of modules: the first is a fast (f / 2.0) from Sony with a resolution of 20 megapixels, the second is an 8 megapixel camera that offers a 120 degree viewing angle. The selfie camera is equipped with an LED flash with ambient light and is capable of shooting FullHD videos.

At the back, the combination of sensors is similar – the main one with high resolution (16 megapixels), plus an additional angular one. The main camera can not boast a sound brand, but it has other advantages – high details, fast phase autofocus (works in 0.03 seconds), UltraHD recording. An interesting feature of the rear camera is the "Super Resolution" mode – in this mode you can take a photo with a size of 65 megapixels.


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


  • No quick charge.


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, the Asus devices are very different from one another.

Have you ever used ASUS smartphones or communicators? Or maybe you're still a fan of mobile devices under the Taiwanese brand? Share your opinion in the comments.

Excluded from collection
Best of all ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe

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

Price: from 35,500 rubles.

The smartphone, announced in the summer of 2016, was initially amazing. The device provided a metal housing. The front surface was protected by Gorilla Glass – at that time the last generation. Inside the device is a gigantic amount of memory. The creators did not forget about the wireless modules quickly. In short, smartphone keys were not scary, and high-speed access to the World Wide Web was offered almost everywhere in the world. Everyone considered the infrared port a nice bonus – it's very convenient to control appliances using a smartphone.

In fact, many features of the device are not exceeded even after one year. The 23-megapixel camera still causes positive emotions, even if it doesn't blur the background nicely. Nothing bad can be said about the screen, created by energy efficient AMOLED technology. Two SIM card slots – this is another plus that allows you to combine the fees of different operators. In general, you can only find one error with the processor. No, in terms of power, it doesn't seem to be inferior to Qualcomm's latest creations. But high heat and decent energy consumption are sometimes felt.


  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Built-in Hi-Res sound support;
  • Powerful battery with support for fast charging;
  • The screen was created using AMOLED technology;
  • Beautiful design;
  • Very good rear camera with optical stabilization;
  • A huge amount of RAM;
  • It is possible to install two SIM cards;
  • Built-in high-speed wireless modules;
  • It uses a powerful processor.


  • I want a higher resolution screen;
  • Under load, energy consumption is greatly increased.

Where to buy: in e2e4, Gogol, "Regard", "BOLTUN", "Megabit" and other online stores.

The best budget smartphone ASUS ZenFone Go ZB500KL "width =" 450 "height =" 450

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

Price: from 8 490 rub.

Cheap smartphone equipped with an optimal set of components. The image is displayed on a small screen created using IPS technology. As a processor, a fairly decent Qualcomm product is used. Even if exactly the amount of RAM required for the stable operation of the operating system is hidden. The buyer will not feel the lack of permanent memory – theoretically, you can use the device without microSD card.

Of course, for the sake of cost reduction, the creators had to make some simplifications. The machine did not receive a fingerprint scanner (although the remaining important sensors are in place, including the gyroscope). Not everyone will love the work of the front camera, which has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Strictly speaking, the back room is not the best. But what can't be wrong is the weight – the weight of the ASUS ZenFone Go does not exceed 150 g.


  • You can insert two SIM cards;
  • A relatively good processor from Qualcomm;
  • Accepted LTE network;
  • The amount of permanent memory cannot be called insufficient;
  • The navigation chip works great;
  • Light weight;
  • Compact size.


  • Not the best rooms;
  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • Low battery capacity
  • Someone will want a higher resolution display.

Where to buy: In the retail chains Svyaznoy and M.Video, MegaFon mobile phone stores and the cheapest way is in the PhotoStore online store.

The best compact ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL smartphone "width =" 450 "height =" 450

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

Price: from 11,460 rub.

This device has received its name in honor of laser autofocus, which is incorporated into its camera. At the time of the announcement, it was an interesting innovation. The camera also consists of a 13 megapixel sensor. In general, the pictures are not bad, although it shows that you did not take pictures with the flagship.

The dimensions of this device cannot be called very small. The most disappointing is the thickness, reaching 10.5 mm. On the other hand, the 5-inch display lets you reach every corner with the thumb of your hand on your smartphone. The Taiwanese manufacturer's range includes even more compact devices, but we would not recommend purchasing them due to outdated components and operating system. This cannot be said about the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser – the smartphone has a healthy amount of memory, a fairly powerful processor and a rich set of wireless modules. Somehow it just confuses the battery, whose capacity is only 2400 mAh. But on the other hand, the device has proven to be very easy, and for someone it will prove even more important, by clicking on a purchase.


  • The weight does not exceed 140 g;
  • It uses a good processor from Qualcomm;
  • The back room cannot be called bad;
  • It is possible to install two SIM cards;
  • Built-in LTE support.


  • Easily expensive;
  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • The display resolution is not very high;
  • Not the most current version of the operating system;
  • Not very long battery life.

Where to buy: in the online stores 1CLICK, Arsenal Plus, Cenam and others.

with the best ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL screen "width =" 450 "height =" 450

  • 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

Price: from 16 950 rub.

Perhaps the best creation of a Taiwanese producer. The device has a 5.2-inch display, which has proven to be very compact. But most importantly, the screen has Full HD resolution. A pixel density of 424 PPI allows you to play comfortably and watch movies. Manufacturing technology has been used familiarly – buyers do not complain about viewing angles. Nothing bad can be said about the brightness of the backlight, which allows you to easily see the image on the street even on a clear and clear day.

The smartphone runs Android 6.0 – not the oldest version of the operating system. For photography, a 16 megapixel camera is used. It looks great, separately the creators should be pleased with the introduction of an optical stabilizer. Everything is fine with your smartphone and wireless modules. Among them are new solutions that can boast of a large data exchange rate. The fingerprint sensor is also not forgotten by the manufacturer.

Such a device must have a powerful processor. Indeed, the device received an eight-core solution from Qualcomm, which easily pulls any game. And the device has 3 GB RAM – the most optimal quantity. In a word, brakes and other problems are completely missing here.


  • There are LTE-A, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac modules;
  • Powerful eight-core chipset built-in;
  • A decent amount of RAM;
  • 5.2-inch high-resolution screen;
  • It is possible to install two SIM cards;
  • The weight does not exceed 144 g;
  • Good rear camera with optical stabilizer;
  • Good 8 megapixel front camera;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner.


  • Not the longest battery life;
  • Sliding body;
  • No NFC;
  • Lots of useless software that can't be deleted without root rights.
Where to buy: the simplest and cheapest way – in the salons of the operator MegaFon, MTS, Technopolis and a lot of online stores also sell smartphones.

With the best camera ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL "width =" 412 "height =" 450

  • Operating system: Android 6.0
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 8 cores, 2000 MHz
  • Screen size: 5.5 inches, AMOLED, 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Built-in storage: 64 GB

Price: from 29,990 rub.

A rare case when a Taiwanese company decided to equip their smartphone with an AMOLED screen. It should thank the buyer with color saturation. Also, such a screen has high energy efficiency and uses the fifth generation Gorilla Glass protection. It would seem that the manufacturer could install the simplest battery here, making the device as easy as possible. But no, the 5000 mAh battery is hidden in the case! With this option, a full charge lasts approximately three days of battery life. This is a dream come true for some users!

It can satisfy the device with its other features. For example, it includes 64 GB read-only memory. This allows you to abandon the microSD card, the slot for which is still present here. Positive emotions are caused by Qualcomm's eight-core processor. It attracts almost any three-dimensional games, often the graphics settings should not be reduced. However, the greatest interest among the buyer is likely to cause a dual camera. Under its lenses are hidden 12 megapixel modules. One of them is completed by optical stabilization. It should be noted that the optical modules differ from each other depending on the focal length. As a result, the user has access to 2.3x optical zoom, in which the smartphone received its name. Широкоугольный объектив имеет диафрагму, раскрывающуюся до значения f / 1.7. Это говорит о высокой светосиле. Словом, камера способна выдавать замечательные снимки – в этом плане остальные творения ASUS нервно курят в сторонке.

Из других особенностей устройства следует выделить отличную работу навигационного чипа, умеющего распознавать сигнаты совпесов А ещё девайс располагает весьма продвинутой фронтальной камерой.


  • Встроен мощный процессор от Qualcomm;
  • Большой объем оперативной и постоянной памяти;
  • Поддерживаются сети LTE-A;
  • Качественная двойная камера, предоставляющая оптический зум;
  • Очень неплохая «фронталка»;
  • Можно вставить пару SIM-карт;
  • Присутствуют дактилоскопический датчик и гироскоп;
  • Экран создавался по технологии AMOLED.


  • Крупные размеры;
  • Отсутствует чип NFC;
  • Скользкий корпус.

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