Small times are coming back – I finally ordered a Zenfone 8 before bed – the 16GB variant. That’s more than most laptops have in them. Whether that actually makes any difference day to day than the 8GB variant – time will tell. But I do know my 12GB Zenfone 6 Edition 30 was always very smooth. I also read that there is barely any speed increase from 8GB to 12GB, although I read that before the Snapdragon 888 was around, and maybe it has changed since. Certainly Sony have chosen to put 12GB in the Xperia 1 III, and Sony don’t generally choose to over-spec their products if there isn’t any benefit to doing this.
We shall see!
The phone was £850 from an Ebay seller. Yes that is a lot – but it’s still not £1199.99! I will also be able to use it out and about right away because ASUS include a plastic phone case in the box! They’ve been known to do this for several of their phones, in fact. I really wouldn’t ever choose to use a plastic case but it should be fine for a bit whilst I get to ordering a gel case.
Disappointingly I read that the Zenfone 8 does not have an HDR mode for the camera. Whether this is a huge issue, again I will wait to see. One thing I do know for sure is that I have always been very pleased with the results I get with taking photos with Zenfones. Ohh but it doesn’t have wireless charging. Oh NO. How ever will I cope without the need to source and pay extra money for a wireless charger, just so I have to lug that thing around with me to work all the time instead of just plug and go with a normal charger. Ohh, I am just so very heart broken about the lack of wireless charging.
Hopefully ASUS also leave silly gimmicks to the likes of Samsung next year as well…..