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Build Quality - Phone looks & feels good! It becomes an even bigger phone with the case on. This is seriously big! The bumper case is good. It fits well too.
In Hand Feel - The phone’s weight is on the heavier side, It’s 220g! I thought it must be 210g. So it’s a big & heavy phone! Friends as I told you earlier, it’s a niche product. And it’s price is $1,499 (about Rs 1.10-1.20L). You’ll get it on the Snapdragon’s website. You won’t get it on Amazon/Flipkart. Qualcomm wanted to show their power with their chipset, which is very well demonstrated through this phone! So may it be sound/performance/camera features, this is going to have a whole lot of it! By the way, it’s sim card tray is a dual sim card slot. For the first time, the tray came out along with the ejector tool, which isn’t a bad idea as it’s very small.
Display - It’s a huge 6.78” FHD+ display with 144Hz fast refresh rate. It has a 1200 Nits peak brightness. And comes with Gorilla Glass Victus. And it’s got a decently big upper bezel & a chin. The side bezels are average. But this is definitely a big phone! So it’s ok if you have big hands, if you’ve average/small. I don’t understand why they haven’t included an in-display fingerprint sensor. There’s a physical one at the back. If your hands are big, you’ll be able to reach it but it’s quite a stretch!
Specifications - It comes on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. I know you must be wondering why not 888+. This phone was in the works for a year & was delayed which is why it’s on SD888. If it was manufactured now, it would have been on SD888+, I’ll talk about performance, just wait for it. It has 16GB RAM with 512GB of storage. The RAM type is LPDDR5 while the storage type is UFS3.1
So it’s top of the line in terms of specifications. It has a 4000mAh battery which is on a smaller side looking at the big screen with the 144Hz fast refresh rate. But it has a 65W fast charging, so it’ll charge the whole battery in half an hour.
OS UI - It has the ZenUI by Asus, but it’s filled with Qualcomm Snapdragon’s features. It’s based on Android 11 with June’s security patch. There are minimal apps & not many 3rd party ones. But there’s an MnD app (Master & Dynamic) To pair the given TWS buds & you can control(ANC on/off) & use different functions. Friends the logo on the back lights up. It’s a static light as well as a breathing one. I think RGB lights would have been better as it’s made by Asus in the ROG Phone 5. But there’s only white light. Friends I really like 1 feature, the Screen Recording, you can record the screen on 120FPS with FHD. There’s also a DC dimming feature.
Performance - Oh My God! Friends, it's our one of the highest AnTuTU scoring phones with an 8.30L score! I expected it to be above 8L but it’s at 8.30L which seems great. As there’s the 144Hz screen, the SD888 power & with Qualcomm’s in-built optimizations that pushes gaming on the next level! You can play the games on the highest settings without a problem. In fact, the gameplay was very smooth!
There’s an Elite option for gaming, where you can set your own graphics (high/low). It’s a performance powerhouse for sure.
Multimedia - It sounds amazing! It’s sounds seriously loud & the quality is quite good & that’s because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon. They’ve shown all of SD888’s power in the sound. So thumbs up there. There are a lot of sound optimizations as well if you want more bass/more treble etc that you can set. There’s an equalizer sound optimization in the settings & there should have been a headphone jack. It’s a niche product for developers so they should’ve added the headphone jack.
Camera - It’s a good camera setup with a 64MP Sony primary sensor + 12MP secondary sensor & 8MP tertiary sensor. And, you get OIS support in both primary and secondary sensors. And the 8MP telephoto gives 3x optical zoom. The 12MP secondary sensor can click macro photos & videos from a distance of 4cms. You can shoot videos on 8K 30FPS! And shoot 4K videos on HDR. So good performance on video & photos definitely. It has a 12MP selfie sensor. Friends the selfie sensor is inside the big upper bezel which is why it seems impossible to locate it.
Sensors - You get all the sensors, the fingerprint sensor is a 3D sonic sensor. And it works very well!
Connectivity - It stands out as it has global 5G supporting bands, so if you travel much, you won’t have a problem! And all other connectivity options are top of the line! So this is not a consumer product but surely Qualcomm demonstrates the Snapdragon 888’s power! It can do a lot & can do it very well! I think, Qualcomm made the phone for a very specific reason that they wanted to demonstrate what all the SD888 SoC can do. But for Rs 1.20L it looks a little dated, that’s for sure!