ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) scores 90 on DxOMark

ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) scores 90 on DxOMark

Typically, DxOMark leaderboards are dominated by flagship smartphones, but today, the ASUS ZenFone 5 joins their ranks with an overall score of 90.

In a test summary from DxOMark, the ZenFone 5 scored 93 in the Photo department.


  • Good dynamic range in bright light
  • Fast, accurate, and repeatable autofocus
  • Has nicely rendered detail and textures in bright light
  • Accurate white balance in most situations



  • Fusion artifacts in HDR scenes
  • Image corruption (orange blocks) on some rare occasions
  • Quite noticeable noise in the sky, even in bright light
  • Loss of detail and chroma noise in flash images
  • Depth artifacts, color casts, and exposure inaccuracies in bokeh mode

As for the Video department, the device got a score of 86.


  • Generally accurate target exposure
  • Fairly good white balance in bright light and indoor conditions
  • Decent stabilization in static outdoor scenes


  • Quite noticeable levels of luminance noise, especially in low light
  • Loss of detail in all light conditions
  • Frequent refocusing while panning or walking during recording
  • Cyan shift (same as blue sky saturation) in the sky in high-contrast scenes

For a midrange smartphone, this is definitely an impressive feat considering that it is placed on the 11th, just below the Apple iPhone 8, in the overall DxOMark scores. The Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) is priced Php19,995. You can check our review for the device here.

ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) specs:
6.2-inch FHD+ (2246 x 1080) IPS 19:9 display, 402ppi
2.5D Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core processor (w/ multi-core AI)
Adreno 509 GPU
64GB internal storage
microSD up to 2TB (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Sony IMX363 1.4um, 1/2.55?, f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main camera
8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary camera, LED flash
4K video recording (RAW file support)
8MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual speakers with Smart Amp Audio Wizard
Fingerprint Scanner
Face Recognition
Android 8.0 Oreo with Zen UI 5.0
3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging
153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm

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