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

Low cost with high features


In photo mode, the phone’s software also presents a slider that you can swipe up and down to control the placement of the swiveling camera.

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Perhaps the coolest feature in this camera system, though, is how it handles panoramas. Just press a single button and the phone automatically rotates its camera system to capture a perfect panorama — no need to move your hand, or yourself, at all.

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The panorama feature works really well. You can even get in the panorama if you let the camera flip all the way around.

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In video mode, the camera system can also work automatically to track your subjects. Just tap your subject on the screen, and the motorized camera can follow your subject.

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You might be thinking, “this camera system seems cool, but it also seems kind of fragile?”

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Thankfully, the phone can sense when it’s being dropped, so as to immediately retract the camera back into its safe rear-facing position.

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Asus also says the phone is rated for 100,000 opens and closes of the motorized camera, which should definitely last you for a couple of years or so.

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The phone’s display is solid, the camera system is one of a kind, and the rest of the Zenfone 6 doesn’t disappoint, either.

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The Zenfone 6 runs on a Snapdragon 855 chip, with up to 8 GB of RAM. Asus also cleaned up its phone software this year to provide a pretty clean version of Android.

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The phone itself has some heft to it. That’s partly because it’s made of metal and glass, but it’s really because of the massive 5,000 mAH battery inside the the Zenfone 6, which is one of the biggest batteries in any smartphone.

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