2019 Best New Smartphone, Asus Zenfone 6 Only Costs $500

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2019 Best New Smartphone, Asus Zenfone 6 Only Costs $500

The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the coolest smartphones I’ve ever seen. And it only costs $500.

These days, it’s increasingly rare to find an incredible smartphone that doesn’t cost close to $1,000. But the Asus Zenfone 6 packs an incredible amount of value and innovation into a relatively affordable package.

Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. “MKBHD,” recently got his hands on the Zenfone 6 and took some gorgeous photos of the new phone with his 8K camera rig. All of the stunning imagery in this post comes from his videoand his channel, which you should definitely subscribe to if you don’t already.

  • The coolest Android phone I’ve seen in 2019 isn’t made by Google, or Samsung, or any of the big names in phones.
  • The Zenfone 6 from Asus is one of the best smartphone designs in years, and the phone only costs $500.

Check out the Asus Zenfone 6, and why it’s the best smartphone design of 2019 so far.


First, the display: The Asus Zenfone 6 rocks a 6.4-inch 1080p LCD edge-to-edge screen.

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It really is edge to edge: There are no cut-outs for the selfie camera, which means no notches (looking at you, Apple) and no hole punches (looking at you, Samsung). The display is totally seamless.

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You might be wondering: “If the phone doesn’t have a cut-out for the selfie camera, where is it?”

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This is the main attraction of the Zenfone 6: The selfie camera is actually the main camera, flipped around.

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The Zenfone 6 features a dual-camera system that’s both electronic and motorized: It stays on the back for regular photos, but if you toggle selfie mode, the cameras flip around to face you.

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The camera system consists of one 48-megapixel main sensor and one 13-megapixel ultrawide sensor.

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It’s a pretty decent rear camera, compared to the top shooters like the Pixel 3, but when the cameras flip around …

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… the rear cameras become one of the best selfie cameras on any smartphone, period. Since it has two sensors, it can actually create a real depth of field in your selfies.

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This camera might seem like a gimmick, but Asus actually created some really thoughtful experiences around this unique feature.

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For example, you can control the placement of the motorized selfie camera to capture any angle, up to a full 180 degrees. The phone’s volume rocker can act as a controller for how much you want the camera to flip up.

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