Latest updates explanation

moilanen88moilanen88 Level 1
edited August 2021 in ZenFone 8

So,there was this latest update that "improved camera quality".

But,what did you exactly did? I would like to hear what are the improvements on every update,like how did you make it better that phone wont heat up so easily by firmware update? Etc,you get the point.

Yes,i'm curious about those kind of things 😅


  • Regarding call quality, at least here in Lithuania it did not improve a bit on my side. However, the person I called said I sounded way worse than usual, 'like you would be in the underground bunker'. Disappointed.

  • After the last update, my home app is constantly changing back to Asus Launcher, even though it would still have Nova Launcher selected in settings. Also, I have noticed, that phone works much smoother with Asus Launcher than it does with Nova Launcher, especially switching between apps, going to home screen and adaptive refresh rate seems to drop lower with Nova. This was the case before update as well. Could someone from Asus please look at this? I have used Nova launcher with every Android phone I have ever had and did not have any such issues.

  • After the recent firmware upgrade, the phone no longer takes input from the car GPS via wireless android auto. In the past I could leave the phone in the pocket. Now google map navigation will only work if I exposed the phone to get GPS signals through the windscreen.

  • Aryan202Aryan202 Level 5
    edited July 2021

    To my knowledge every non Pixel phone will have that "not smooth/janky" feeling to it while using gestures on 3rd party launchers

    Pixels have some specific code for that hence the gestures and recents manager is "smoother" idk if any other OEMs implemented that but I've read a couple of mod replies on this forum regarding the same

    And about your phone defaulting to Asus ui did you try changing it via nova launcher settings? (As setting default home app in settings doesn't work you say) try a restart maybe if it still doesn't work

  • regazusregazus Level 1

    This is a good request.

    I would like to see explanations for each update.

  • Front camera skin smoothing is still making my face fucking blurry.

  • dradumdradum Level 1

    The latest update (51.83) did NOT improve the thermals on Asus Camera, although it says it has. Just like before, I am still barely able to record about 6 minutes of 4k 60 fps before the camera app shuts down. And mind you, this happens at an outside temperature of about 29°C, not 35. Also, the phone continues to heat up really fast when performing usual tasks, like updating the apps. At that point it becomes uncomfortable to hold. This is already the fifth update and the overheating issue is not resolved. I do not understand the point of the updates, if they do not resolve basic stuff, like overheating. At this point it really seems like a structural problem for the ZF8, which is not fixable. I have had enough, I am returning the phone.

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