Our Opinion

The Oppo Find X is a slightly better phone, but the Asus Zenfone 5Z (6GB RAM, 64GB) is much better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But from a pure value perspective, the Asus Zenfone 5Z (6GB RAM, 64GB) is ahead.

Asus Zenfone 5Z (6GB RAM, 64GB)  Oppo Find X 
Asus Zenfone 5Z Oppo Find X
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Excellence Score
83.7
84.0
Value for Money Score
91.7
60.0
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 59,990 expected
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Coming Soon!
Expected Launch Date N/A 3 August, 2018
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 P
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2246 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features Super IPS+, Bluelight filter, Smart Screen On AMOLED, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 630
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 8MP) 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 24mm Focal Length; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size, 8MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length; 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) Dual Camera (16MP + 20MP), 16MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 20 MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), OIS, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 25.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 24mm Focal Length, 1/4" Sensor Size, 1.12µm Pixel Size, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Full HD Video Rec. F/2.0 Aperture, Portrait Lightening
Internal Memory 64 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mm 9.6 mm
Weight 155 gm 186 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3730 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, VOOC Flash Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; NFC; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; DTS Headphone X; Hi-Res Audio; Google Drive: 100GB free space (1 year) Face Unlock (with 3D Scanning); Scratch Resistant (Gorilla Glass 5) Back Glass; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, elegant, glass & metal design, with a 'notch' screen - quite similar to the iPhone X - and arguably the most beautifully designed phone in this price bracket
  • The power button and the volume rocker on the right have just the right amount of tactile give, and also the mid-frame has a smooth matte finish that ups both the premium quotient as well as the in-hand feel - the ZenFone 5Z feels like an expensive phone that isn't expensive at all
  • Build quality is rock solid too - the phone has considerable heft but not unbearably so - you'll feel the phone in your hands but you won't find it taking the better of you - it's just the right proportion
  • It's very pocketable too - boasting of an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 90 per cent - the phone is almost border-less, barring a notch up-top and a chin portion at the bottom
  • The tall, modern, 19:9 display is absolutely gorgeous - it can get really bright and produces rich and vibrant colours that look pleasing to the eyes - it has great viewing angles as well - again, this is arguably the best display in this price bracket, even better than the OnePlus 6, especially in terms of colour accuracy
  • Asus's ZenUI is a huge improvement over its previous, bloated versions - it's now much lighter and smoother, and adds tons of useful AI frameworks to make the core Android experience much better - the cameras use AI for scene detection and better shots, the battery uses AI to optimize charging, the processor uses AI to boost specific apps/games, and the display uses AI to remain on when you are looking at it!
  • Asus also makes probably the best use of the 'bunny ears' on the sides of the notch of any Android phone so far - the implementation is well thought-out - the bunny ears in the case of the ZenFone 5Z are interactive - they don't bombard you with icons and notifications - instead, everything is neatly arranged and there's even a tap to view more option - tapping on either side of the notch takes you to a small sub-head that gives you an expanded view of all the incoming notifications, without having you to pull them down all the way through - it's these little details in the software that really add to the experience of using the Zenfone 5Z
  • The hardware on the Zenfone 5Z is as top-end as it gets - it is the cheapest phone in India right now with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood - in short, it will fly through anything you throw at it - and will be as fast as other flagships (OnePlus, Galaxy S9 etc)
  • Excellent dual camera system at the rear - arguably the best at this price point, and not too much behind the best of the best like the Pixel 2 - photos clicked with it in good lighting come out well, with lots of detail and colours which are mostly true to source - dynamic range is also spot-on - the ZenFone 5Z is also capable of taking some good shots in tricky and low light conditions - the phone also comes with an in-built night mode that ups the detail (even further) and leads to brighter photos at the cost of resolution (4-megapixel)
  • Thanks to the 4-axis OIS, shake is minimal (or altogether absent) in videos and the 4K clips shot with the phone also look fantastic - the phone further comes with a 3 mic system that results in fairly crisp audio recording as well
  • The secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor on the rear performs its job really well too - it gives you both a pretty amazing portrait mode, and a wide-angle shot option
  • The phone's front 8MP shooter is decent too (though not exceptional like the rear camera setup) - it takes some good selfies in good light
  • The stereo speakers can get really loud, and the phone also supports High-Resolution audio via compatible wired and wireless headphones
  • Excellent battery life - the 3300mAh battery inside the ZenFone 5Z lasts significantly longer than the similarly sized battery inside the OnePlus 6 - you will comfortably get a day of use and then some
  • It even charges as fast as OnePlus' excellent Dash charger - you can top it off in some one hour fifteen minutes using the bundled 18W Qualcomm Quick Charger 3.0 charger
  • On the whole, the Asus ZenFone 5Z looks better, has arguably better cameras, has better battery life, and is as fast as the excellent OnePlus 6 - it is the first (and only) phone in the market right now that should make OnePlus nervous, and will give it some very tough competition
  • The Oppo Find X is a stunning phone, anyway you look at it - with beveled edges, a beautiful gradient back design and the highest screen-to-body ratio available, it is quite the looker - the body feels quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9 with its curved sides — even the top and bottom contour inwards to create a nearly uniform design - the rear color is also a sloping gradient, and creates beautiful reflections in light - very simply, this is one of the most beautiful phones ever designed
  • What makes the design really unique is that the rear and front cameras are hidden inside the phone itself - when you launch an app using the camera, the Oppo Find X will lift the shaded window at the top of the phone to reveal the cameras beneath - the whole process takes about half a second!
  • With no fingerprint reader, the biometric authentication part is handled by the a 3D infrared based Face unlock mechanism - and it works basically as well as the iPhone X - i.e. effectively, seamlessly and even in the dark
  • Besides the camera module, the display is definitely the most striking aspect of this device - the face of the phone is almost completely display, clocking an incredible screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent - the display is also fairly massive in general, with a size of 6.42 inches and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio - the 1, 080 x 2, 340 AMOLED display looks phenomenal - colors are punchy and vibrant - and it can also get pretty dim at night to avoid hurting your eyes
  • ColorOS is a decent, iOS-like, Android skin, and works seamlessly on the Find X (though a lot of people these days tend to prefer more stock like Android experiences)
  • With some of the latest hardware available on the market (including the awesome Snapdragon 845), the Oppo Find X, as expected, performs admirably - and in line with other flagships like the OnePlus 6 and the Galaxy S9
  • The dual rear-facing 16 and 20MP cameras perform quite well - the dynamic range especially is very good, and so is the portrait mode
  • The 25MP front facing camera performs just as well, and selfies have nice skin tones
  • Overall, the cameras are pretty good, although still a notch below the best - the likes of the Pixel 2 or the Galaxy S9
  • Very good battery life - moderate use will give you a comfortable day and a half on the device
  • The Find X also uses Oppo’s VOOC fast-charging standard, and it juices up the device very quickly
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The shutter speed on the camera could have been slightly better - it's decent but not the best - it can sometimes get in the way when you're looking to take a quick shot, or clicking a moving subject
  • One long-term possible issue with the phone could be durability, due to the added moving part of the camera piece - although Oppo claims the camera module can be raised and lowered over 300 thousand times, but the real test would be when people actually use this device daily for months/years
  • The camera module also tends to get dirty very easily - just keeping the phone in your pocket normally will make it collect quite a bit of dirt and lint, that you will need to clean out every now and then
  • There is also an issue with the camera app, where it can take a good 3-4 seconds for the live viewfinder to appear (this might get fixed via a software update though)
  • Like many modern flagships, you are also left with no standard headphone jack on the Find X - you will either have to use USB-C headphones, bluetooth headsets, or use the included dongle if you want to use your old 3.5mm jack headphones
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  1. Asus has hit the ball right out of the park
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  2. Exceptional value for money
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  3. Makes the OnePlus 6 look like an expensive flagship in comparison
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  4. What makes it stand out from the crowd is the AI-centric features
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