Asus6Z Honest Review- Specs, Price, First impression (Flip Boss?)

Innovation is the base of the Future, we all know it Right? and if you are a Smartphone Brand then it becomes more emphasising to have a future sight so that you can grow every day and that’s what Asus has shown on its New Flagship-Killer Smartphone Asus 6Z or say it Asus Zenfone 6 to the world with its Flip Camera Setup & Killer Specs Sheet.

But that’s also true that Asus is not the first brand to introduce this, a long-ago Oppo has come with the same Concept on its N1 phone where you have to manually rotate the camera to click selfies.
Taking the Idea of N1 Asus has come forward with Mechanical Flip Camera which is great, but further, go let’s see the Specs of Asus 6Z:

Display
16.26cm(6.4) Full HD+ (2340×1080) IPS display
92% screen-to-body ratio
600nits outdoor readable brightness
96% NTSC color gamut, supports 100% DCI-P3 and HDR10
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for best screen protection
Night light filter for eye care
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (supports glove touch)

Processor
CPU:
7nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
GPU:
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640

Memory
LPDDR4X 6GB / 8GB

Main Camera
Sony flagship IMX586 48MP image sensor – 1/2.0” large sensor size, 0.8 µm pixel size
Quad Bayer technology – 12MP, 1.6 µm large effective pixel size
F1.79 aperture
26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
6p lens
79° field of view
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection autofocus
Laser autofocus
Dual LED flash
Instant camera switching
Rear camera modes:
Auto (with HDR+)
HDR+ Enhanced
Portrait
Panorama (Motorized / Manual)
Super Night
Pro (RAW file support / up to 32 seconds long exposure)
AI Scene Detection
8 various filters
Front camera modes:
Auto (with HDR+)
HDR+ Enhanced
Portrait
Super Night
Pro (RAW file support / up to 32 seconds long exposure)
8 various filters

Second Camera
13MP, 125° ultrawide camera
200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
Real-time distortion correction
11mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

Video Recording
4K UHD (3840×2160) video at 30 / 60 fps with EIS on main camera sensor
Up to 4K UHD (3840×2160) video at 30 fps on secondary camera with EIS
1080p FHD video recording at 30 / 60 fps with EIS on main and secondary camera sensors
720p HD video recording at 30 fps with EIS on main and secondary camera sensors
Motion Tracking video (4K / 1080p FHD video at 60 fps)
Time Lapse (Up to 4K UHD video)
Slow Motion video (480 fps at 720p / 240 fps at 1080p)

Audio
Speaker
Dynamic stereo speakers
Dual 5-magnet speakers with dual NXP TFA9874 smart amplifiers for louder, deeper and less distorted sound
Audio Output
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit
DTS (Digital Theater System) DTS:X Ultra 1.0 for realistic 3D audio rendering featuring immersive 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response.
Qualcomm Audio CODEC
AudioWizard with listening profile
Microphone
Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
3.5mm headphone jack
Yes
FM Receiver
FM radio

Wireless Technology
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth V 5.0 (EDR + A2DP), supports  aptX  and  aptX  HD
Wi-Fi direct
NFC

Navigation
Support GPS (Dual bands, L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1), GALILEO (Dual bands, E1+E5a), QZSS (Dual bands, L1+L5)

SIM Cards
Triple slots: Dual SIM dual standby (4G VoLTE + 4G VoLTE) & one microSD card
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 3: Supports up to 2TB microSD card

Network Standard
GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+;FDD-LTE; TD-LTE; DSDV
Data rate
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76Mbps / DL 42Mbps
LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat16 DL 5CA up to 1Gbps
Bands
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)
EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

Sensor
Rear fingerprint sensor (supports 5 fingerprints), Face recognition, Accelerator sensor, E-Compass sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyro sensor (supports ARCore), Laser autofocus sensor, Hall sensor

Battery
5000mAh high capacity battery supports Quick Charge 4.0
Up to 26 days of 4G standby time
Up to 33.3 hours 3G talk time
Up to 21 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing
Up to 24 hours of 1080p video playback

Power Adapter
Output: 9V 2A 18W

Operating System
Android™ Pie™ with new ASUS UI

In the Box
ASUS 6z with Android™ Pie™ and new ASUS UI
ASUS Pro Hi-Res earphone with microphone
Type-C USB cable
Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)
USB power adapter (18W)
Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
Transparent hard case

Price– ₹31,999-39,999 (6/65GB & 8/256GB)

Honest Overview:
The Phone comes with an IPS Full HD+ Display with Gorilla Glass 6 in front where I think they can provide AMOLED but still, I found no issues in bright Sunlight to see the screen so no problem in that.
One thing I noticed on the Smartphone is the Heating issue, the Phone heats up so badly from the top end where the camera is situated that it comes difficult to hold it, maybe because of bright sunlight and continuous use of Camera but this can be solved I am sure.asus6z front display

A major Plus Point I found is that 6Z has both Expandability Storage option + 3.55mm Headphone Jack which most Flagship misses these days and even you have a Physical Fingerprint Scanner which we know is faster than InDisplay.
One thing to Mention is that the Sim Try is a Hybrid Sim Tray with 3Slots.

In terms of Hardware with SoC855 n Adreno640 I found no lacks in UI and Experience on 6Z, it gives the feel of Stock Android even with Asus skin – because there’s no Bloatware though. Also, 6Z’s 5000mAh Battery works great and keeps your Juice up for long.
You get USB typeC Port to Fast charge your phone that also adds up a Plus point to the bigger battery as it takes around 20 Minutes to Charge 35%.

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Zenfone 6 also have a Notification LED light and 2 slots of bottom facing Speakers with Volume Buttons on the Right Side + Power Button + SmartKey which can be modified accordingly.
You can Adjust Smartkey as Shutter Button, App Launcher, Google Assistant, etc
Settings>Advance>Smartkey>Customise

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Taking Camera is the Mainhighlight, a Flip Camera with Primary Lens of 48MP at f/1.79 + 13MP Wide Angle Lens (125 Degree Capture View) with SONY IMX586 for capturing every moment is added, the missing point here is in the Stabelisation of the Camera where you only get EIS but no OIS Support which is a disgrading point.
Camera can be Stopped at every 2Degrees while Rotating/Fliping and you get Plenty of Modes to Cover with some unique Features,

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1.Panaroma- From Now you dont have to move with Phone to Capture Panaroma but Camera will move itself to capture the entire Shot Verticle/Horizontal.
2.Nigh Mode- Captures great Pics in night or in dark.
3.Slow-Mo- You can Capture Slowmos with Fliping Cam Now!
4.4K Video Recording– at 60fps
5.HDR n HDR++- This helps you to capture some more detailed photo in some bad considitions where your shot may can loose.
6.Motion Capture- This is kinda my fav. one as in this you just have to lock a face or an object and camera will keep fliping to keep the object in focus backward/forward. This can save lots of blurry of waste image which can grade impressive.
7.Portrait- Great back Blurs with some natural Light coming in thats makes a Bookeh more effective n realastic to see.
8.Control Flip- You can Control rotation of Camera with Volume button- Up/Down.

Leaving the Back Camera in the front as well you get same features with same quality n features, I know thats a kick (isnt it?) You get same Portraits, Wide-Angle, Night Mode, 4K records even in front.

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Must Try GCAM on 6Z 

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Design is also made strong here with Gorilla Glass 3 at back with Glossy Looks in Grey shade or Black Gradient Varient feels premium in hand-hold without any bulkyness even with big battery size.

Asus promises to get 3yr+ Android updates on 6Z, which means Adnroid Q Beta is already standing to get tested on this one. Even Phone is Splash Proo (Self Tested) but I don’t know Company Claims it or not.

Conclusion-
Under 32K this is one of the best in Market to kill other competitors thats a sure-sure thing. I can say this Device is made with Innovation, Smartness and can be a great Value for money Device if Asus keep the updates up-to-date.
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