ASUS ZenFone V Lands As Verizon Wireless Exclusive With Snapdragon 820 And Sub-$400 Price
Verizon has announced a new smartphone that it has as an exclusive device from ASUS called the ZenFone V. The best thing about the handset is probably going to be the price for most folks; it will retail at $384 or can be hand for $16 monthly for 24 months on a device payment plan. As you would assume from the reasonable price point, the smartphone doesn't have the flagship hardware you will find in something like the iPhone 8 or Galaxy Note 8.
For the money, what you get is solid with a Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage (microSD expansion is supported to 256GB). The smartphone has a large 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display with the screen and back of the smartphone covered in 2.5D glass. The rear camera uses a 23MPS Sony IMX318 image sensor. The camera also has laser autofocus and 4-axis optical image stabilization. ASUS PixelMaster software is of course loaded on with full manual controls, HDR, low light, super resolution, beautification, depth of field, panorama, GIF animation, and more. The front selfie camera is an 8MP unit.
ASUS builds in support for fast charging with an 18W charger, which plugs into the smartphone's USB-C connector. Power comes from a 3000mAh internal battery that can be recharged to 60% capacity in 39 minutes using the bundled charger. We should also note that a 3.5mm headphone jack is included for those that still like to plug in your cans.
ASUS has managed to pack in quite a bit into the ZenFone V for less than $400. However, if you want something higher-end, Verizon launched the LG V30 on October 5.