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Weekly ballot: will you purchase the Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely?

Weekly ballot: will you purchase the Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely?

In a latest ballot, the Asus ROG Cellphone 8/8 Professional proved to be a probably highly regarded mannequin if it might clear one hurdle – the $1,100/€1,100 worth was too excessive (it was even worse for the Professional, $1,200/€1,200/₹95,000).

What if the ROG Cellphone 8 was cheaper? Want granted – simply not the best way you might have thought. This week the corporate unveiled the Zenfone 11 Extremely, its first massive Zenfone since 2021’s Zenfone 8 Flip. This implies a bigger show, bigger battery and (by the way) an extra digicam (the primary tele module because the Flip).

Weekly poll: will you buy the Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra?

The identical 12/256GB configuration that prices €1,100 on a ROG telephone is accessible for €1,000/£870 on the Zenfone. And Asus has a €100 low cost for early birds, which you’ll nonetheless get because the telephone goes on sale in mid-April. There’s a 16/512GB model too with a €1,000/£950 base worth.

The Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely is basically an ROG Cellphone 8 with muted branding – extra muted we should always say, as Asus was already dialing again the “gaming telephone” aesthetic with the 8-series and making it one thing that may have mass attraction.

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra: 6.78” 1-144Hz LTPO AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution
Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely: 6.78” 1-144Hz LTPO AMOLED show with FHD+ decision

Evaluating the 2 fashions reveals solely minor variations – the 6.78” LTPO AMOLED show runs at 144Hz as a substitute of 165Hz and lacks 10-bit colours. Additionally, the trademark second USB port that the ROG mannequin has is dropped to save lots of on price. The RGB-illuminated ROG emblem on the again and the stress delicate triggers on the facet are gone too – this isn’t a gaming telephone, you understand.

And that’s it – you continue to get a big, quick show, the highly effective Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, a big 5,5000mAh battery with 65W wired and 15W wi-fi charging, together with goodies like stereo audio system and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In comparison with the earlier Zenfone 10, this one additionally has a 32MP tele digicam with a 65mm lens (3x), however Asus didn’t see match to additionally equip a microSD slot. A minimum of it left the IP68 mud and water resistance intact.

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra: 50+32+13MP camera

Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 • 50+32+13MP digicam

For extra particulars on the Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely, try our detailed assessment. You can too watch our video assessment under:

Let’s have a short have a look at the competitors. In Europe, the Samsung Galaxy S24+ comes with Exynos 2400 as a substitute of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, however it has a 12/256GB configuration for a similar worth. The 6.7” LTPO show trades just a few hertz (it runs at as much as 120Hz) for a better decision of QHD+ (vs. FHD+ on the Zenfone). The battery is smaller, leading to a decrease energetic use rating (12:30h vs. 14:43h) and wired charging is slower (45W, 58 minutes to full).

Nonetheless, the S24+ will obtain 7 years of assist – longer than principally any Android that isn’t a Pixel and far, for much longer than the Zenfone. Asus continues to be solely promising 2 OS updates and 4 years of safety patches. Is that adequate for a €1,000 system?

The OnePlus 12 is across the identical worth for a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and 12/256GB reminiscence. It has a 6.82” LTPO show (additionally a QHD+ 120Hz panel), a better decision 48MP extremely vast digicam (to go together with the 50MP major and 64MP 70mm periscope), plus a 5,400mAh battery. The energetic use rating is a bit decrease (14:11h), however charging is quicker (24 minutes to full vs. 41 minutes for the Asus). The OnePlus will obtain 4 OS updates and 5 years of safety patches.

Samsung Galaxy S24+
OnePlus 12
Google Pixel 8 Pro
Apple iPhone 15 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S24+ • OnePlus 12 • Google Pixel 8 Professional • Apple iPhone 15 Plus

The Google Pixel 8 Professional is half a yr previous, so the true different stands out as the upcoming 9 Professional (however that’s nonetheless months away). This telephone makes use of the Tensor G3, which is healthier than its predecessors and that’s the place the compliments cease. The 6.7” 120Hz LTPO show has barely lower than QHD+ decision and the 5,050mAh battery inside is gradual to cost each wired and wirelessly (30W and 23W, respectively). Battery life is even worse than the S24+ at 11:14h (that Tensor has its flaws). On the plus facet, Google will assist this telephone for 7 years.

The Apple iPhone 15 Plus can be a competitor, even when its spec sheet doesn’t appear to be it. You get a 6.7” OLED show with not fairly QHD+ decision, a robust chipset, lengthy software program assist, stellar battery life (16:33h energetic use rating!), although charging could be very gradual (1:34h to full). There’s no tele digicam, however a minimum of this technology has a 48MP major.

Will you pre-order the Asus Zenfone 11 Extremely or will you watch for the small mannequin – which Asus by no means formally confirmed to exist? Would you relatively have the ROG telephone or not one of the above?

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