Apr 18, 2018

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL Officially Launched in the Philippines for PHP19,995

ASUS fans have reason to rejoice as the latest smartphone standard bearer from the Taiwanese tech company is now out in the Philippines.

The ASUS ZenFone 5 series made quite an impression at the 2018 Mobile World Congress back in February. Much of the hype was centered on how the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL gave the iPhone X-like experience at a fraction of the price. While not exactly accurate, it doesn't change that the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL and its accompanying line of phones are a fantastic set of products at a really competitive price. Now, the ZenFone 5 series has officially launched in the Philippines bringing the latest ASUS ZenFone 5 handsets to the local market.

The ZenFone 5 series was launched in the country at the One Esplanade in Pasay City. The phones launched at the event include the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL, the ZenFone Max (M1), the ZenFone 5Q ZC600KL, and the flagship ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL. ASUS is launching a promotion with the #BackTo5 hashtag and is a way of focusing the attention to the ZenFone 5 ZE620KL.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

The vanilla ZenFone 5 ZE620KL is the front runner of the line and competes in the mid-range segment with the likes of the OPPO F7, the HUAWEI P20 Lite (nova 3e), and the Vivo V9. It sports a 6.2-inch notched display with a generous 83.62% screen-to-body ratio, and the curved glass display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass makes for easy holding. The resolution is FHD+ 2246 x 1080, which is on par for this segment. It's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, with options for 4GB to 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, along with a 3,300mAh battery. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

The dual cameras on the rear are a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture main lens paired with an 8-megapixel f/2.0 wide angle lens. The cameras are quick to focus and take great, clean images, and it has AI support with the Snapdragon 636. The front camera on the notch is a simple 8-megapixel lens, unlike its rivals in this segment like the OPPO F7 and the Vivo V9 which focus on the selfies. The ZenFone 5 ZE620KL gives more attention to the rear camera and is the phone of choice for the generalist rather than those who are looking for a selfie-centric device.

It's a great option for those looking for a great-value mid-range smartphone, and is available in the country for PHP19,995. Those buying up until April 24 will also have PHP8,000 worth of freebies to go with it along with a raffle entry to win a Toyota Vios E AT.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL Specifications

Display Size6.2 inches
ResolutionFHD+ 2246 x 1080 pixels
OS verZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
CPUQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa-core Kryo 260
Storage64GB
External StorageUp to 2TB
RAM4GB, 6GB
Main Camera12MP + 8MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery3300mAh with fast charging AI & scheduled charging for battery protection 5 minutes charge for 2 hours talk time 38 minutes charge to 60% capacity Up to 22 days 4G standby Up to 25 hours 3G talk time Up to 13 hours video playback Up to 17 hours Wi-Fi web browsing
Dimensions153 x 75.65 x 7.85 mm
Weight165 g
ColorMeteor Silver, Midnight Blue
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