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ASUS - ZenFone 5Q with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Midnight Black

Keep in touch by using this 6-inch Asus Zenfone 5 Lite smartphone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core chip optimizes the performance of Android applications, and the front-facing 8-megapixel camera lets you take high-quality selfies and videoconference with friends. The fingerprint sensor on this Asus Zenfone 5 Lite smartphone prevents unauthorized users from accessing it.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • ASUS ZenFone 5Q (ZC600KL)
    • 3300 mAh Battery
    • Power adapter, micro-USB to USB cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 47)

    Features


    Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor

    Octa-core 1.4GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

    Android 7.1.1 Nougat

    Rapid operating system keeps you safe and secure on your mobile device.

    Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile

    Also compatible with GSM SIM Kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid and Simple Mobile.

    4G LTE speed

    Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

    5.99" IPS touch screen

    Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand.

    16.0MP rear-facing camera

    Produce detailed images thanks to high resolutions. Also includes a front-facing 20.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

    64GB internal memory plus microSD slot

    Extensive storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 2TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

    Listen to music and news with the included FM radio app

    Scan for new stations, store your favorites and record audio directly from the radio.

    Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

    Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

    Access to Google Play

    Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

    * SIM Card not included.

    * Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best Bang For Your Buck With A GREAT Camera

      Posted
      Keem

      I will start this review by saying that I can understand the few reviewers confusion because this phone is listed with Android 8.0 but it's still on 7.1. Asus did verify that 8.0 will be coming in a few weeks so that's not a reason to rate it low. To give you a brief history I have owned/used the Moto G4, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, Galaxy S8, Honor 7x and Mate SE as my personal devices so I will provide highlights of this Zenfone 5Q below PROS: - EASILY the best looking phone (IMO) between any device under $600 - Device is lightweight and feels great in hand - FRONT FLASH for the selfie cameras - The wide angled lenses add a nice touch and have become my goto mode - Picture quality is GREAT! I was shocked to see how crisp the pictures are. Photos look fairly good in low light and the camera outperforms ANY of the Moto G devices without a doubt - The phone is fast, I have experienced no lag at all through, emails, snapchat, fb, browsing, etc. - This has NFC, yes at this price point..it has NFC and works very well - Face unlock and fingerprint sensor work quick, no issues - Battery can last you a day and a half, gaming is FAST and you can play PUBG on the medium setting without issues - NO NOTCH! Room for Improvement? - Not really "slow" charging but they could have added some kind of quick charge technology. C'mon mannn - I have so many micro usb chargers that I don't care for USB-C but I know some of you would like to see that feature - The Asus Launcher....not terrible but it's not the best. My wife doesn't mind it at all but I prefer to install Nova or Action Launcher anyways so that's an easy fix. Overall you cannot go wrong with this device! Screen looks great, camera works great, etc. If you are torn between the other mid range selections, this Zenfone slightly out performs the Moto g6, Honor 7X and can hang with the Galaxy s9. I'm no longer going to buy expensive flagship devices because these mid range devices perform virtually the same, it's the NAME, the fancy designer cameras and newest processors you are paying for.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I would rate this phone a 4.4

      Posted
      Todd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I am rating it a 5 (even though 4.4 doesnt round up to 5) because the current rating (3.9 as of August 8) doesnt accurately reflect the quality of the phone. Don't be mistaken. This is an excellent phone. Excellent build, excellent quality, excellent price. You just need to know what you are getting, that is all. The biggest reason one would opt for this phone is because it has quad cameras (2 each side, 1 normal 1 wide FOV on each side). It has an 18:9 screen. No notch. And most importantly is the inclusion of T-Mobile band 12 for LTE. So few phones have Band 12 support. The biggest knock with this phone is the processor. But, if you are looking for a mid-range phone, you sort-of expect this. You won't be getting a flagship processor (e.g. SD845) in a mid-range phone. The processor that they give you is actually very good. The SD630 is a good performer. Next biggest knock? For a phone with a non-removable battery, it is kind-of a downer that you don't get waterproofing. The whole REASON manufacturers gave us batteries we can't replace was to allow for water proofing. If a phone isn't going to be water proof, then you might as well make the battery replaceable. The next biggest knock, which isn't so apparent with the specs, is the polarization. Unfortunately, the 5Q's polarization is such that you can't view the screen vertically when using polarized sunglasses. Horizontally looks perfect, though. Real bummer. And lastly, the last knock on the phone is Micro USB. Very strange to me that they would use Micro USB instead of USB C. I get the downgrades between the 5Z, 5 and 5C to provide actual justification for price differences, but Micro USB? I mean, at least I get to continue using my existing micro usb cables, but USB C is the future. Android N comes with the phone out of a box. People will knock the phone for that. ASUS has said officially (on their forums) that they will skip Android O and go directly to Android P, to be released in early 2019. You might find some problems with the Google Play store out of the box. You just need to update all the firmware, make sure everything is up to date. On a more positive note...the phone cameras are excellent. Having a wide FOV selfie camera is very unique, as is the front LED flash. The phone comes with a TPU case (very nice!), which unfortunately is kinda necessary to install just because the build of the phone is so smooth (hard to grip). The screen is very clear. The FM radio is great to have - the phone comes with a built-in app for that. Very unique is the fact that they SIM tray offers two SIM slots PLUS a dedicated media card slot. Usually the second SIM slot is shared with the media card - very very nice. Would I recommend this phone? If you are OK with micro USB and don't use polarized sunglasses you will really like and enjoy this phone, especially for the price point.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Remarkable Phone for the Price ($300)!!

      Posted
      Marcus

      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Best phone I've purchased so far for this price. Overall, this phone is amazing for its price ($300). You really can't ask for more given that. When you first open this phone, you can see the 2.5D glass screen and back. It makes the realistically resemble a premium, flagship phone. You also notice that the phone comes with the standard charger, a silicone case, complementary earbuds and the little "pick" for opening the microSD/ nano sim card tray. After setting up and using for a while, I believe this phone is worth your money, even though it does have its negatives. Nevertheless, these negatives are nothing if you consider what this phone has to offer! Let's take a look at the pros and cons. PROS (too many to list): 1) It has an excellent screen size plus a beautiful, vivid screen display with the 1080x2160 resolution display! 2) This has quad cameras with DUAL flash (hard to find on these budget phones)! 3) The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/ Octa-core 2.2GHz processor makes the phone stunningly fast! 4) The 3,300 mAh battery with power saving modes makes the phone last really long. 5) High storage compacity: 64 GB onboard storage! 6) The 4GB of RAM also adds to the phone's fast reactions and fast operation. And many more! CONS (to me, these are not as important): 1) There is no USB-C charging (I don't use too much of the battery on a daily basis, therefore I don't need fast charging) 2) This phone runs stock Android Nougat (7.1.1). 3) Camera in low lighting is a little bit poor, however, there is a trick to using that camera in low lighting; just play around with the camera in low lighting for a few days just as I did and you will find a trick(s) that will make low lighting photos great! And that's all the major cons! All in all, this phone is incredible for its price. For $300, the specifications for this phone are usually not found on budget level phones. For instance, 4GB of RAM with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor is usually not found on a phone this inexpensive. Also, quad cameras with dual flash are usually not found in this price range either.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Inconveniences Galore

      Posted
      Anonymous

      I have to say that I am pretty disappointed with this phone. It was advertised at the Best Buy location to receive LTE which it does not. Trust me, I went through every single setting possible. Did every update available as I am rather knowledgeable with phones. Aesthetically, it's a good looking device. There is a lack of information all over the internet as far as the actual specs on this device. What this phone DOES NOT have out of the box: Android 8.0 USB Type C The camera is mediocre, it takes decent video at 1080p60fps, but the 4K option is washed out and pretty awful. Photos are pretty washed out and even grainy, even after going through multiple camera settings. This phone has a decent display though. Honestly at the $300 price point, I was expecting a little more bang for my buck. Yes, I understand that this is SUPPOSED to be a mid-range device, yet it doesn't even come close to other mid-range devices I own. The phone OS is clunky and seems to lag quite a bit as well. Especially while multitasking even at a minimum as I do not use social media, or game with my phones. Talk, text, email and light web browsing with the occasional YouTube video watch. I highly recommend staying away from this phone. My advice, purchase a Huawei Mate SE for half the cost of the Asus Zenfone 5Q. You won't regret the Huawei as I regret purchasing the Asus ZenFone 5Q. It is a shame, I really wanted to like this phone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great phone with decent cameras.

      Posted
      Ric1957

      I purchased this phone in June and so far, I really like it. The only negative is that it comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, not Oreo 8.0 as advertised. That is surprising for a midrange 2018 phone. The phone has a great display, decent cameras, NFC, 64gb of storage and a fast processor. No lag when using multiple apps. Battery lasts all day with over 50% left most of the time. This is a really good phone, but will be better if it gets the Oreo update. I will post a few images from the camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great phone

      Posted
      BG805
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've been looking for a phone for a very long time and I'm glad I waited for this. This phone takes incredible pictures; I went to San Francisco for the weekend and I was impressed with the quality. It holds enough space and its a pretty good size. It does come with a phone case as mentioned by another customer. It also comes with earbuds which was a nice plus. I do want to say though that the phone looks a little blue instead of black but I have no problem with it because I had ordered a case for it. Overall, it's a steal considering it's cheaper than most phones.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everything is great on this Phone! No complaints

      Posted
      MKEYHAN
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Instead of paying over $700 ++ for a premium phone I purchased this Asus 5Q smartphone that has everything you want in a phone and more without that high price, great screen, great sound, great cameras 4 by the way, lots of internal space and RAM, and quite fast for all apps. No complaints save your money for more important things since in another 2-3 years we would like to get another phone but you cannot bet the ASUS brand quality. I am very happy my best phone up to date beats any I phone or Samsung heads down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not 4g lte on Cricket/AT&T and a lot of lags!

      Posted
      ATorres

      The phone looks beautiful,but lacks of LTE on Cricket/AT&T you get just 4g and H+ when you are making calls...this is unacceptable right now on top of that forget about android 8.0 they skipped saying that they will be sending Android P next year! The lag in this phone is crazy,the UI is super heavy and not optimized for this phone . The camera is no so great and is extremely bad in low light the wide camera loos like a 5mp super bad quality... Note: not wifi calling or Volte On AT&T/Cricket also and not band 30

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • gsmarena.comGSMArena team on February 28, 2018
      Asus Zenfone 5, 5z, 5 Lite hands-on review
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