first impressions

ASUS 8Z finally launched in India after being delayed for over six months. It’s a compact Android phone with powerful specs. 

Here’s our first impressions of the iPhone Mini contender.

ASUS 8Z price in India

The ASUS 8Z comes in a single RAM and storage configuration. It’s priced at Rs 42,999 for the 8GB + 128GB configuration.

ASUS 8Z India availability

The ASUS 8Z is already on sale in India. The smartphone can be purchased from Flipkart. It is available in Obsidian Black and Horizon Silver colours. 


The ASUS 8Z comes with a very compact 5.9-inch sAMOLED display. The 120Hz screen offers Full HD+ screen resolution, which offers sharp visuals. The phone also has a dual-speaker setup.


The ASUS 8z is the smallest phone to feature Snapdragon 888 processor. Assisting the processor is 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage.


In terms of software, the ASUS 8Z boots Android 12 with a custom skin on top. The bloatware-free interface offers a no-frills experience and is near stock.


The phone comes with a 64MP + 12MP rear setup and a 12MP front selfie camera. The main camera clicks good pictures with high details, whereas the selfies are good when the lighting is good.


The 4,000mAh battery of ASUS 8Z comes with 30W fast charging. However, the small battery cannot keep up with the powerful processor and 120Hz display and depletes faster.


For its sticker price of Rs 42,999, the ASUS 8Z ticks a lot of the right boxes.

It offers a unique compact form factor, sharp display, good camera, capable SoC, and clean software.