ASUS ZenFone 5Q: Unboxing, Initial Review and Benchmarking

ASUS has maintained their promise of providing consumers to have a smartphone that will help you capture memories and scenic view without even trying to become a professional photographer. With ASUS newest technology it will surely help you achieved photography on the next level.

What’s inside the box?

  • The unit
  • usb charging cable (the usual android one)
  • adapter
  • ZenEar (earphone?
  • manuals and the warranty card

The Design

The body is made of aluminum and made of glass for the front and back. The phone is 6’0” and following the trend of Samsung going on the edge to edge display and a curved edges also.

The Volume rocker is on the right side of the phone and on the left side is the sim tray with 3 slots for sd card and 2 sim cards.

The ZenFone5Q is still using the normal android charger. You can also see infront the two cameras which features a 20MP f/2.0 Sony IMX376 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with 120-degree wide-angle lens and soft light LED flash. At the top you’ll see the ZenEar jack. At the back you’ll see the finger sensor and the two cameras with 16MP f/2.2 OV16880 + 8MP f/2.4 OV8856 with PDAF, 120-degree wide-angle lens, EIS, and LED flash.

OS, UI and Apps

I thought the new ASUS ZenFone 5Q will be running in the  OREO os but its still in Nougat 7.1.1. It also houses the ZenUI 5.0 which is a clean and simple UI than the previous versions. Apps can be access with a simple swipe of your fingers. There are pre-installed apps like Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Selfie Master and some Google Apps.


Benchmarking and Performance

The new ASUS ZenFone 5Q runs on the new Android OS Nougat 7.1.1 with Andreon 508 for its graphic processor,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa-core 2200MHz, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

Adreno 308 graphics processor, 2GB RAM coupled with 16G/32GB eMCP expandable internal storage. We checked the benchmarking of ASUS ZenFone 5Q and here are the results:

Antutu: 36382
Geekbench: 854(single core) 4110(multi core)
GFX: 294.9 frames
Benchmark Comparisons: 10366

Multi touch score: 10/10



  • 6-inch18:9 Full HD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core
  • Adreno 508
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • Dual-SIM card slot (nano)
  • expandable up to 400GB
  • dedicated microSD card slot
  • 20MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle rear cameras
    16MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle rear cameras w/ LED flash
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Face Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 5.0)
  • 3,300mAh battery


The new ASUS ZenFone is priced at P16,995.

For more information on ASUS, the ZenFone 5 Series, and other incredible products from ASUS, tune in to the ASUS Philippines Facebook Page and the ZenTalk Philippines Forum. 

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