The ASUS Zenfone 5 looks like an Android version of the iPhone X which may be a good thing or bad thing depending on the individual. Looking past the design, camera tests by DxOMark have revealed the phone actually has very impressive cameras.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 is a mid-range phone powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor. It has dual rear cameras – a 12MP 1.4µm f/1.8 primary sensor and an 8MP 1.12µm f/2.0 secondary camera. The performance of both cameras combined is flagship-level.
DxOMark has given the phone an overall score of 90 points. It is said to perform excellently when taking still photos in all scenarios and even gets an above average performance in low-light conditions.
Its photo score is 93 points which is an average of its scores in areas such as Exposure and Contrast (92), Color (86), Autofocus (98) and more.
Video performance isn’t very great as the Zenfone 5 scored 86 points. Autofocus is still its strongest point here but it doesn’t do very well in capturing fine detail and textures.
Nevertheless, the ASUS Zenfone 5 seems to be a great choice if you are looking for a mid-range device with great cameras. DxOMark doesn’t have test results of other mid-range phones like the Nokia 7 Plus or Mi 6X, so we can’t say how their cameras compare to that of the Zenfone 5.
However, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is another device reviewed by DxOMark that offers a similar camera performance. It also has a more powerful processor than the Zenfone 5 and currently sells for less.