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Asus ZenFone 5 is a Cheaper iPhone X Alternative

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Though the iPhone X is undeniably impressive in its own right, it is also notably quite pricey. With that said, it’s worth looking into more affordable options if the iPhone X is a bit beyond your budget. This is where the Asus ZenFone 5 comes in. Though it’s no iPhone, it can definitely hold its own in the smartphone arena — especially with such a competitive price tag.

Asus ZenFone 5 vs Apple iPhone X

The most obvious similarity between the ZenFone 5 and iPhone X is appearance. Simply put, the ZenFone 5 looks nearly identical to the iPhone X. For one, both phones feature curved edges. The rear dual cameras on both are also arranged in the same portrait orientation. However, seeing as the phones run on different systems, the similarities may seemingly end at that.

There is, of course, the ZenFone 5’s color adjustment feature. This allows the phone to change the temperature of its screen according to different situations. Such a feature already exists on some recent iPhones. For Apple, this is known as True Tone.

Comparisons between the Asus and Apple phones are seemingly inevitable, and even the folks at Asus themselves concede to such. As Asus’ global head of marketing, Marcel Campos, shares, “Some people will say it’s copying Apple, but we cannot get away from what users want. You have to follow the trends.”

Regardless, it’s worth noting that the ZenFone 5 is a significantly cheaper option against the iPhone X. At $590, the smartphone comes to be quite an affordable contender, especially with its plethora of features.

Asus ZenFone 5 Specs and Features

Besides its True Tone counterpart, the ZenFone 5 also has a Face Unlock option. While it’s similar to Apple’s Face ID system, Asus’ Face Unlock option may not be as advanced, as it is an added feature that has been included in order to address demands from audiences. However, as an alternative to the Face Unlock option, the ZenFone 5 offers a fingerprint sensor as another means to unlocking your phone.

The ZenFone 5’s processor makes use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636. Its on-board storage sits at 64GB, while its RAM can be at either 4GB or 6GB. In terms of camera specs, the ZenFone 5 boasts of a 1.4-micron pixel size on its main 12-megapixel image sensor. On top of this, there is also an 8-megapixel wide-angel camera, providing users with more options for their photos.

Notably, the ZenFone 5 also boasts of some AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities with its AI boost feature. This allows the phone to manage not only apps, but battery life as well. However, as to how efficient the phone’s performance in terms of AI will be is still debatable.

More details on the ZenFone 5 can be found on the Asus website.

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