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Asus Zenfone 5Z Review – Is It Really a Budget Flagship Killer?

Screen & Display

Since Asus is providing a budget-friendly flagship, the screen and the display is where you witness it. However, I don’t mean that the cheapness is experienced in terms of visual. Asus Zenfone 5Z has a generous 6.2-inch LCD IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 px (FHD+) and pixel density of 402. Now there’s nothing wrong with providing an LCD display. However, the interesting thing is that for $30 more, OnePlus 6 provides a much better OLED display with better deep blacks than LCD. Maybe a disadvantage in this Asus Zenfone 5S review.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z has a rich and bright display despite being LCD

Regardless of this, the 5Z has one of the best LCD displays with the soundest software optimization. With the software tweak, one can simply change the wide color gamut to his/her liking, but I recommend it to leave the way as it is which is perfect. The LCD display has great viewing angles since it’s IPS. However, what makes the Asus Zenfone 5Z LCD better than other smartphones’ LCDs is the brightness and the color depth. It’s simply a well-calibrated LCD, the text is crispy as well as the images, even when using outdoor.

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The viewing angles are perfect because of IPS, and there’s almost zero reflection when used outdoor

There are some additions features as well, which includes the increased durability with Gorilla Glass Protection 5 coating on both sides. Furthermore, there’s a color temperature sensor as well which is located at the rear camera, to adjust ambient light surrounding and is pretty responsive.

To be honest, an OLED display is far superior to LCD, but with the given budget, Asus Zenfone 5Z has the best LCD display in this compartment, which can be adjusted with your likings.

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