ASUS ZenFone 5Q Unboxing, First Impressions, Antutu Benchmark, Sample Photos

The ASUS ZenFone 5Q is the company's attempt to capture the mid-range selfie space. It is defined by its four cameras which makes it, according to ASUS, the "world's first true quad-camera" in a smartphone. On paper, this claim could be right since it packs a combination of 16MP shooter and a 120-degree wide-angle sensor at the back. On the front, it comes with a combination of 20MP camera and another 120-degree wide-angle sensor.

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Unboxing

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Unboxing, First Impressions, Sample Photos

The ASUS Zenfone 5Q is a promising handset for selfie fans and power users alike. But this smartphone has something more than just four cameras. Join us in this unboxing and first impressions of the ASUS ZenFone 5Q as we give you a preview of the handset's capabilities and features.


Design, Display

The Zenfone 5Q traditionally looks like a handset that came from ASUS' melting pot - it touts a fusion of industrial design with the iconic concentric circles pattern found in several parts of the handset. The ZenFone 5Q boasts a metal frame with a plastic back that is polished to look like glass. The design is a lovechild of the Zenfone 4 Selfie and 2016's Zenfone 3.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Unboxing, First Impressions, Antutu, Sample Photos

The front panel is treated with 2.5D glass which makes swiping on the screen smoother towards the edge. This 168-gram handset is on the light side; it's also thin at 7.8 mm. You can slip it easily on your pockets due to its subtle depth. My only complaint is that it feels boxy on the hands. Thus, one-handed usage is a challenge, especially for someone who has small hands like me.

The display is stunningly good. The ASUS ZenFone 5Q comes with a 6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a 75.95% screen-to-body ratio and 1080 x 2160p resolution. The display is great for content consumption due to its great viewing angles and good color accuracy.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Unboxing, First Impressions, Sample Photos

On the front panel, you'll see the 20MP front facing camera paired with 8MP 120-degree wide-angle shooter in the same center line as the earpiece and the front-facing LED flash. 

ASUS Zenfone 5Q First Impressions Philippines

The left side has the SIM tray with dedicated slots while the right side is a home to the volume rocker and the power button. The latter has a concentric circle design on its surface to provide additional texture. 

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Hands On

The bottom houses the micro USB port, microphone and the speaker grill. The 3.5-mm jack is on the top with the secondary microphone.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q First Impressions Hands On

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Unboxing Hands On


Underneath the ASUS ZenFone 5Q ticks the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 which is a pretty standard chipset for mid-range devices. It features an octa-core CPU and Adreno 508 GPU. The ZF5Q also packs 4GB of RAM which makes our initial use of the handset smoother in every way.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q First Impresions

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Antutu Benchmark Score

In our Antutu Benchmark, the ASUS ZenFone 5Q scores 86872 which is entirely great for a smartphone that touts a Snapdragon 630 chipset.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Antutu Benchmark Score


Selfies from the ZenFone 5Q's 20MP front camera are great, especially when I used the Beautification suite. Outputs come with good saturation and exposure. Likewise, the 16MP rear camera also does a great job in capturing details with good color accuracy and contrast. Check out our initial sample photos below.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Sample Photos, Unboxing

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Camera Sample Shots

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Sample Camera Photos

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Sample Photo with good lighting condition

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Sample Photo - Lowlight

ASUS Zenfone 5Q Sample Photos Selfie
ASUS ZenFone 5Q Front Camera Sample (Group Selfie)

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Unboxing 

The ASUS ZenFone 5Q is packaged in a familiar white box. Inside, you'll find the standard out-of-the-box items - the microUSB cable, headphones, extra earbuds, and AC wall adapter. 

Zenfone 5Q Out-of-the-box Items

It's worth-noting that the Zenfone 5Q does not support fast charging. To complete the set, you'll also have the SIM ejector tool and documentation of the handset.

The Wrap 

There's more to love about the new ASUS ZenFone 5Q. Being the most affordable of the 2018 Zenfone 5 series, it draws a lot of value-for-money features most users will like. In its ₱16,995 price standpoint, we consider ZenFone 5Q as a good deal.

Zenfone 5Q Unboxing, First Impressions

The quad-camera system is also one of the best features of the smartphone. You can easily shift to wide-angle mode anytime you want, whether you're using the rear camera or taking a selfie.

Its processor is also power efficient. So far, it has handled tasks in smooth fashion. The display is engaging with the stunning FHD+ panel - perfect for watching videos and/or consuming content. We will be having more of the Zenfone 5Q in our full review. Do you need four cameras? Will it change the game in mobile photography? We will answer that in our review. Stay tuned!

ASUS ZenFone 5Q Specs

6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2246 pixels at 402 ppi
18:9 Aspect ratio, 75.95% screen-to-body ratio
2.5D curved glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC
2.2GHz Octa-core processor
Adreno 508 GPU
64GB Storage, up to 400GB expandable
Dual rear camera: 16MP IMX363 (f/2.2, PDAF) + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle
2160p video at 60fps
Dual front camera: 20MP + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle
4G LTE, 3G, 2G
Dual SIM (nano)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
MicroUSB 2.0
Fingerprint Sensor, Rear mounted
Face Unlock
Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer Sensors
Android 7.1.1 Nougat, ZenUI 4.0
160.6 x 76.2 x 7.8 mm, 168 grams
3300mAh Li-Ion battery, non-Removable
₱16,995 Official Price in the Philippines
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