Tag Archive: Asus


I’m no gamer – but I’m still smitten by the ASUS ROG Phone

As smartphone designs creep ever closer to total iPhone-like homogenization, any manufacturer that bucks the trend is one that makes me sit up and take notice. So when ASUS announced its crazy ROG Phone at Computex in June, I knew I’d be falling over myself to cover it come release. And that day has finally come.

It’s not so much the spec upgrades, like the slightly-speedier Snapdragon processor, that have me stoked for the ROG Phone. It’s  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 display, ASUS ROG Phone available, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Friday, October 19th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we may have gotten a glimpse of the Galaxy S10’s display, the  [Read More…]

The Chromebook C423 is a new mid-ranger from Asus

There’s USB-C, a touchscreen display, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Hot on the heels of HP’s new Chromebook x360 14, Asus is also unveiling a new Chromebook today in the form of the Asus Chromebook C423. The C423 arrived with no fanfare or proper announcement from Asus, but even so, it looks like it could be one of the better mid-range Chromebooks this holiday shopping season.

The C423 measures in at 16.1mm and weighs  [Read More…]

Sub-$500 smartphone showdown: Pocophone F1 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Z

Companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus started a new movement a few years back. As they begun releasing products packing high-end features and much cheaper price tags than the competition’s, a new product category was born: the affordable flagship.

And over the years more and more Android phone makers have joined in the efforts to offer well-specced, but still wallet-friendly handsets for customers who don’t want to spend $ 800+ on a phone.

Well among the most recent entries into this  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A2 vs. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Divergence

You can choose between a great camera or outstanding battery life, but not both.

Earlier this year, ASUS turned the tables on Xiaomi with the ZenFone Max Pro M1, a budget phone with a huge battery and enticing hardware that went toe-to-toe with the Redmi Note 5 Pro and came out ahead in a few areas. ASUS not only managed to undercut the Redmi Note 5 Pro but was also able to make enough units available to  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]

Asus ZenFone 5Z and ZenFone Live now available in the U.S.

The phones cost $ 499 and $ 109, respectively.

Asus has a couple new Android handsets up for sale in the United States starting today, including the ZenFone 5Z and Android Go-powered ZenFone Live. The 5Z is definitely the more exciting of the bunch, so let’s touch on that one first.

The ZenFone 5Z is Asus’s flagship phone for 2018, and in regards to both price and features, is a direct competitor with the OnePlus 6. There’s  [Read More…]

Which flagship killer is for you? ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs OnePlus 6

Unveiled back at MWC 2018 in February, the ASUS ZenFone 5Z finally went up for pre-order in the US this week at an affordable $ 499. And the price puts it in direct competition with the OnePlus 6.

The affordable flagship category has been seeing an intense amount of competition in recent years. It was initially dominated by OnePlus and Xiaomi, but now entrants like ASUS are coming out with very compelling alternatives.

Which brings us to today’s question. How  [Read More…]

ASUS Zenfone Live (L1) is a new Android Go phone, available in the US

The Android Go family is expanding in the US. After the likes of Nokia, Alcatel, ZTE and Motorola, ASUS too has unveiled a new smartphone that runs Google’s stripped-down version of Android. The device is called the ASUS Zenfone Live (L1) and is available for purchase from Best Buy for only $ 109.99.

Android Go is comprised of three optimized main areas: the operating system, Google Play Store and Google apps. These have been reinterpreted in order to provide a  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5Z is finally up for pre-order in the US

Update: After months of waiting,t he ASUS ZenFone 5Z is finally available for pre-order on Amazon. You can grab it for an affordable $ 499.99 in Blue or Black. Shipments will start going on starting on August 13.

Original story:

ASUS is not a company known for its smartphone products. Although in the last few years they’ve launched a few interesting mid-range models. Well this week at MWC 2018, ASUS certainly managed to attract a lot of attention as it  [Read More…]