Asus’ Zenfone 8 tests whether anyone wants small flagships instead of the full-sized Samsung S21

The launch of the 5.9-inch Asus Zenfone 8 will be a litmus test for whether or not phone buyers care about small, powerful phones – or whether Asus will regret withholding a plus-sized Zenfone 8 Pro.

Many of the best small phones, like the Google Pixel 4a and iPhone SE, offer mid-range specs to go with low prices for bargain shoppers. Anecdotally, some critics and consumers like these devices, but it’s not clear whether people buy these phones because they’re easier for one-handed browsing, they fit smaller hands, or simply because they’re more affordable.

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Asus releases updates for the Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip, ROG Phone 5 and 3, Zenfone 6 too
Weekly poll: is the Asus Zenfone 8 the small phone for you or would you like a Zenfone 8 Flip?

Asus has been doing a lot of work on its new flagships in the weeks after their release – there’s Read more

ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip teardown can be quite a chore
ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip teardown can be quite a chore

While most of the smartphone world seems to have outgrown their popup and flip camera phase, ASUS has gone old Read more

Weekly poll results: the Asus Zenfone 8 excites, Zenfone 8 Flip flops
Weekly poll: is the Asus Zenfone 8 the small phone for you or would you like a Zenfone 8 Flip?

Asus caused a buzz in the smartphone world – something it hasn’t done in quite a while. The Asus Zenfone 8 in Read more

Destiny 2 cross-play beta begins next week: What you need to know
Destiny 2 cross-play beta begins next week: What you need to know

Earlier this month, some lucky Destiny 2 players got a brief glimpse that the cross-play functionality that’s heading to the Read more

Samsung Galaxy A52 4G: Even without 5G a good successor
Galaxy A52 and A72 availability delayed due to chip shortage

Since the availability of 5G across the whole country is still something we are waiting for, it definitely makes sense Read more

Asus Zenfone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21
Asus Zenfone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

Asus might not be the first brand you think of when you’re considering Android smartphone brands that can go toe-to-toe Read more

ASUS Zenfone 8 vs Zenfone 8 Flip: Which one is for you?
ASUS Zenfone 8 vs Zenfone 8 Flip: Which one is for you?

ASUS recently launched its Zenfone 8 Series flagship smartphones, consisting of the Zenfone 8 and the Zenfone 8 Flip. Interestingly, Read more

Weekly poll: is the Asus Zenfone 8 the small phone for you or would you like a Zenfone 8 Flip?
Weekly poll: is the Asus Zenfone 8 the small phone for you or would you like a Zenfone 8 Flip?

Truly tiny flagships may never return, but over the last couple of months a couple of relatively small models did Read more

Hot take: Asus Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8
Hot take: Asus Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8

It’s been 7 years since Asus launched its Zenfone series and we now have the latest additions with the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone Read more

Asus Zenfone 8 May Launch as Asus 8Z Due to Branding Lawsuit Against Company
ASUS ZenFone 8 full specifications leaked ahead of this week’s launch

Asus launched the Asus Zenfone 8 series including the Asus Zenfone 8, and Zenfone 8 Flip globally earlier this week. Read more

Fast Charge: I want more phones like the Zenfone 8
Fast Charge: I want more phones like the Zenfone 8

Asus unveiled its 2021 flagship this week with the Zenfone 8, an Android phone that takes a distinctly different direction Read more

ASUS Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip: Price, Specs in the Philippines
ASUS Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip: Price, Specs in the Philippines

ASUS has officially announced the price of the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip in the Philippines. Check out the Read more