The 9 best features in the Zenfone 6, the most surprising new smartphone of 2019 that only costs $500
- The new Asus Zenfone 6 one of the best Android phones you can buy, with a gorgeous screen, innovative features, and an attractive starting price of $500.
- We break down the best features that make the Zenfone 6 such a compelling option for prospective smartphone buyers.
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The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the best surprises of 2019 so far.It's one of the most attractive smartphones out this year, with a true "all-screen" design - unlike so many smartphones with notches and hole punches in them to make room for a selfie camera.Advertisement
In the Zenfone 6, the selfie camera is actually the rear camera: there's actually a mechanism that flips the rear camera to the front whenever you want a selfie. It's pretty cool!
The Zenfone 6 is unlike any other smartphone we've seen this year, so we compiled its best features to help make sense of why it's such a compelling package.
1. The price: The Asus Zenfone 6 starts at just $500 — half the price of other premium smartphones.
2. The Zenfone 6 is truly an "all-screen" phone. Its 6.4-inch 1080p LCD panel actually stretches from edge to edge — with no notch or hole punch for the selfie camera. It's totally seamless.Advertisement
3. The Zenfone 6 doesn't have a traditional selfie camera. Instead, whenever you want to take a selfie, the rear camera flips around to face you. This is how Asus was able to deliver an all-screen phone.
4. The camera itself is really neat: You can actually control the placement of the motorized camera to capture any angle, up to a full 180 degrees.Advertisement
5. Thanks to the unique camera system, the Zenfone 6 can take automatic panoramas. Just press a button, and the phone will take the perfect panorama by slowly moving the camera a full 180 degrees. There's no need to move your hand, or yourself, at all.
6. The unique camera design isn't just good for photos; in video mode, it can also automatically to track your subjects. Just tap your subject on the screen, and the motorized camera can follow it.Advertisement
7. The Zenfone 6 has a cool defense mechanism to handle drops: Once the phone senses it's falling, it quickly retracts the camera into a safe, rear-facing position as to not damage the camera or the mechanism.
8. The Zenfone 6 has a massive 5,000 mAh battery, one of the biggest batteries in any smartphone you can buy.Advertisement
It even has — gasp — a headphone jack.
Overall, the Zenfone 6 packs in a ton of innovation for an incredible value.Advertisement
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