About to buy Z8, final decision

GnubboGnubbo Level 1
edited September 2021 in ZenFone 8

Hello guys,

my One plus 3t is about to leave me and I'd love to take a Z8 , since it's more compact, fast and almost stock and I've found it at a great price, well below S21. I don't use gaming on my phone, except for very random plays, I use it a lot for daily productivity and multimedia and as a travel companion for video, camera, gps and my only alternative is the new nord 2 but it's bigger.

I've read extensively the topics about the heating issue and battery performance and I'd like to know if the experience is better after the update WW_30.11.51.103. Some of you said yes, some other say that the experience is still disappointing. The reason I give up with my current phone, which is quite old now, is because it's really heating up and battery is gone, things I don't want to see on a new phone (i'm kinda exagerating).

I thought I could gather some feedbacks here.

Comments

  • After the latest update heating issues have been partially solved but abnormal battery drain is still a big problem. Depending on your average usage of the phone, you might not be able to reach the end of the day with a single charge. I would suggest to wait for future patches/fixes or go for another brand. I would have not bought it if i knew about that issue in advance.

  • Someone just posted 6 days with 2h SOT on full charge and you say that you wont last a day?!? Shure it depends on use, but that is with all phones. With normal use of less than 4h SOT you can last a day easily wih 80% (if you dont use heavy gaming or camera).

  • There is also the problem of the flash storage corruption, for now I would wait.

  • There is no problem with this phone except it's to heavy to hold it in your hands, you'll see what i mean with this when you buy it and use it for a while.

  • Can't complain about heat at all and my battery life even in 120 Hertz mode is okay, I got 6 hours of screen on time with pretty heavy usage over a good day. Seems fine to me!

  • Finally bought the device and I find it's a great piece of kit, love it, it's really comfortable in the hand compared with what I had so far and until now i didn't have any problem of heat or weird battery. the gps, call quality, mobile data, all work great and the camera seems promising.

    The form factor is great, really if have to find defects i'd say a little bit narrow, staying below 70mm you'd still have a grip (but I don't know what would happen to screen ratio and size) also I didn't like rounded corners in the screen or the glass metal back, I would have really appreciated the metal to dissipate heat (since wireless charge isn't there).

    Surely a negative point is support only 2 years, that is really crazy considering we must be more responsible producers and give support to old items, it's a matter of sustainability. I really hope Asus will confirm 1 more year for at least security updates.

  • @personal.email.rv Welcome to the Zenfone family. 😊

  • MoeenMoeen Level 1

    All we know Asus is quite good in quality, so expect some heavy phone in weight. Other than that I think it's hard to compete the Asus quality.

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