Asus Zenfone 9 review: Compact, powerful and versatile phone

Asus Zenfone 9 is the premium smartphone from Asus, launched in July 2022. It is one of the most compact phones on the market today, measuring only 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 mm. and weight 169g. However, the Zenfone 9 doesn’t lack in power and features, thanks to its flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm) processor , a durable 4300 mAh battery, and an upgraded dual camera system with gimbal stabilization. .

Design and display

Zenfone 9 has a simple yet classy design, with scratch and impact resistant Gorilla Glass Victus front , premium plastic back and metal frame. The device has four colors to choose from: Starry Blue (blue), Moonlight White (ivory white), Sunset Red (sunset red) and Midnight Black (night black). A highlight of Zenfone 9 is that it is dustproof and waterproof according to IP68 standards, can be submerged in water to a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes.

Zenfone 9 owns a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED screen , Full HD + resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels), 20: 9 aspect ratio and 445 ppi pixel density. This screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate for smooth images, HDR10+ support for vibrant colors, a maximum brightness of up to 1100 nits for good visibility under strong light, and an integrated fingerprint sensor underneath. screen. Zenfone 9’s screen has an ultra-thin bezel that occupies up to 84.6% of the front area, providing a great viewing and gaming experience.

Performance and battery

Zenfone 9 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm) processor, with eight processor cores including one Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.19 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.75 GHz and four cores. Cortex-A510 clocked at 1.80 GHz. This processor is combined with Adreno 730 graphics chip and RAM from 6 GB to 16 GB depending on the version. Zenfone 9 also has internal memory from 128 GB to 256 GB, no memory card slot.

Zenfone 9 is a smartphone with excellent performance that can smoothly run today’s heaviest apps and games. According to the performance tests (benchmark), Zenfone 9 achieved AnTuTu score of 1083092 , GeekBench of 4338 and GFXBench of 89 fps. Zenfone 9 also supports high-speed wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi 6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and precise GPS. In particular, Zenfone 9 is also capable of connecting to 5G networks with speeds up to 4.5/0.9 Gbps.

Zenfone 9 is equipped with a Li-Po 4300 mAh battery, which is non-removable. This battery can be used continuously for about 10 hours when watching videos or playing online games. Zenfone 9 also supports 30W fast charging via USB Type-C port, allowing to fully charge the battery within 60 minutes. In addition, Zenfone 9 also features 5W reverse charging via wire, allowing charging for other devices.


Zenfone 9 has a dual rear camera system including a main camera of 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, supports phase detection focus (PDAF) in multiple directions and optical image stabilization (OIS). ) gimbal type; and 12 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 113°, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm super wide-angle camera, with dual PDAF support. This camera has LED flash, HDR and panorama mode. This camera can record video 8K@24fps , 4K@30 /60/120fps, 1080p@30 /60/240fps; supports electronic stabilization (EIS) and HDR.

Zenfone 9 has a 12 MP, f/2.5, 28mm (standard) selfie camera, 1/2.93″, 1.22µm, with dual PDAF support. This camera can record 4K@30fps , 1080p@30 /60fps videos.

Zenfone 9 is a phone capable of taking great photos and videos, thanks to the main camera with gimbal technology that keeps images sharp and stable. Zenfone 9’s ultra-wide-angle camera also allows capturing large and vivid scenes. Zenfone 9’s selfie camera is not inferior, producing natural and detailed selfies.


Asus Zenfone 9 is a premium smartphone, compact, powerful and versatile. The machine has a luxurious design and is dustproof; the Super AMOLED screen is sharp and smooth; excellent performance with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor ; durable battery and fast charging; dual rear camera with gimbal stabilization; high quality selfie camera; and high-speed wireless connection. If you want a phone that’s compact but doesn’t lack features, then the Zenfone 9 is the perfect choice for you.

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5/5 - (3 votes)
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