I am 100% satisfied with my Zenfone 6

pavelvarga24pavelvarga24 Level 1
edited April 2021 in ZenFone 6


I just want to bring a little positivity to this thread

I'll start with software. I am happy that I got Android 10 & then Android 11, I didn't have any bugs or issues, my Android 11 is solid, everything works, no bugs, the phone is the fastest it's ever been. I want to thank all the developers for the sw support, Android 11 works flawlessly for me.

And now I'm gonna talk about the phone itself.

Why I chose the Zenfone 6? It was easy. I wanted:

Flat display

3,5mm headphone jack

No display notch (or punchhole)

At least 8GB of RAM

Flagship processor for games & smooth, powerful experience (Snapdragon 855 is plenty powerful even to this day)

Micro SD card slot or at least 256 GB of internal storage (ZF6 has both)

Reasonable price. I didn't want to pay $1000 for a smartphone (ZF6 in 8/256 variant cost me $700, which is still a lot, but reasonable with prices these days)

Zenfone 6 was literally the only smartphone on the market that met my criteria. So I bought it, in the 8/256GB variant, and I am happy that I did.

And even to this day, there aren't too many phones on the market with this featureset. There are actually only few:

Sony Xperia 1 II (expensive AF), Xiaomi Poco F2 pro... And that's about it. There also was the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K29 Pro), but it wasn't sold in 8/256 variant in my country. 6/128 wasn't quite enough for me, so I skipped it.

That's why I want to keep my Zenfone 6 for as long as possible. Every single other phone on the market misses at least 1 of my feature requirements (most often it's the 3,5mm jack, that includes the ZF 7 & 7 Pro). Also, 99% of the phones have notches & punchholes in the displays these days, I hate that.

Zenfone 6 also brings me a lot of little stuff that doesn't shine on the spec sheet, but it's very useful in daily life, for example: glove support, LED notification light (rarity these days), smart key. The smart key is unique feature, I use it every day, it's sad that Asus dropped it in ZF7. I also like the display, I love AMOLED panels, but the LCD in ZF6 is so good that I don't mind not having OLED. Also the LCD will never get burn-in issues, so that's good. Also the speakers are very good, I like the fact that you can EQ the sound output of the speakers. Many smartphones do have EQ, but it's limited to headphones only. It just simply seems like whoever designed the ZF6 actually used their brain to design it properly.

So to conclude my post: I want to thank everyone involved in developing this phone & all software developers for their work, I am one satisfied and happy customer. I love my ZF6 and I don't want any other phone. When I'm gonna be buying new phone in the future, it's definitely going to be ASUS again.


  • baster1982baster1982 Level 2
    edited February 2021

    Agreed with every word you said my best and favorite phone i ever had. :)) (only few small bugs that asus team fixed and will fix soon for sure)

  • Also agree with everything. That's exactly my preference and reason I chose it after very long and deep research. Maybe would add the fact of best selfie camera and great battery life.

    To minor negatives: slippy cover that falls from everywhere and not fully stereo speaker

  • @brave: Best cover with perfect grip for ZF6, the fabric on the back is waterproof with a finish to prevent soiling.

  • Coming late but I really wanted to say I agree with you all. The Android 11 experience has been solid for me even though there are a few bugs such as notification sounds fading in/clipping when screen is off, or shutdown/reboot process taking more time than expected, but I think they will be fixed eventually. Not to minimize the issues others are having, but I think it deserves to be said when the experience is fine. Not to mention it will be hard to find a good upgrade after this phone, as even some €1000 or €1200 phones are released with many compromises this phone doesn't make and no, I won't give names, I probably don't need to. anyway.

  • @aubry.pierre45

    or shutdown/reboot process taking more time than expected, but I think they will be fixed eventually

    Do I understand correctly that the reboot in Android 11 is even slower than it was in Android 10?

    If that's the case, I noticed the same thing after updating from Android 9 to Android 10:

    Could you please measure how long the reboot in Android 11 takes?

  • Agree with your every point except that zenfone 7 don't have smart key, it's still there integrated with power button which is intended with fingerprint sensor so you can open apps by using smart key even when it's locked so that was good idea by asus I hope they will make this asus 6z android 11 bug free by providing further updates. I still feel that it's navigation gesture is still buggy so that have to be improved

  • I prefer not doing this myself as I'm a blind user using Talkback and a sightted user might be able to measure it better. I don't have much memories from 9 as I got the device in 2020, but 10 felt normal or at least not too bad. I tap the option, Talkback says shutting down and the phone vibrates 2 or 3 seconds later and shuts down. In Android 11, there's like 10 seconds between double tapping the option and the phone vibrating. As a result the reboot process is also slower, but the normal boot process feels fine.

  • Well sorry for the double post, but I figured I might as well do it anyway. I counted in my head so it might be approximative, but the reboot process took 45 seconds. The phone vibrated at the 30th, probably indicating the start of the boot process, and Talkback prompted me about entering my pin at the 45th second.

    I'd still be interested if a sighted user could chime in and do the same.

  • I'd also like to know, and I'm very sorry to the thread's author, that I turned this thread in a slightly different direction with my query, which was prompted by your mention of a slower reboot.

  • Yeah, I'm sorry too. Also I should have mentionned I didn't do a factory reset yet which could have an impact.

  • I agree with all the reports, I was a fan of the brand for the motherboards, then it was the Zenfone 2 then the Zenfone 4 MAX, and now the Zenfone 6, just joy, thank you very much ASUS for the excellent devices that you make.

  • superniiicesuperniiice Level 1
    edited March 2021

    I fully agree with all the positive experiences with Zenfone 6 mentioned above. Run it on A9, A10 and now A11 without any major flaws or hickups since my purchase in June 2019. Fully contented and satisfied user, please keep up this excellent work for me to stick to Zenfone Zx as soon as required. I've never had such a reliable and stable mobile ever since starting using them in 1995 (Siemens S3). The only comparable device was the very 1st edition of Sammy Galaxy Note in 2012 besides a very oldskool and "not smart yet" N0kia device.

    Honest and solid craftsmanship!

  • Thumbs up from me as well, it's a great device. Will definitely be considering a ZF8 or 9 whenever I feel the need for a change, probably only when 5G service is widely available where I live.

  • Agreed, the zenfone 6 (or called the 6z in my region) has been an excellent phone till date, great battery life, stable, clean UI, fast and quick updates.

    Some people faced motherboard issues and I think that effected the sales of an otherwise excellent device. Even the zenfone 7 doesn't have the 3.5mm jack which is a shame imo.

    Also the zenfone 7 wasn't launched in my region, probably because the zenfone 6 didn't have satisfactory sales.

    Hopefully the zenfone 8 is launched here, with the right marketing and after sales service it can definitely take on OnePlus.

  • I join in, I've never had a problem, I already have a 4 type ASUS and everything was always fine, it just wants to improve the camera in poor lighting conditions - at night.

  • I have a limited edition 12GB/512 GB 3 yrs warranty +128 GB SD which is perfectly for me :) I'm a little bit obsessed with space, now I'm cool :)

    So next phone would be zenfone 9/10 with lot of space :D

    I'm still on the latest 10 (if it ain't broke, don't fix it). Battery is good. Whole day for me.

    Camera could be faster (kids and pets are blurry), night photos could be brighter.

    I had problems with random restarts, but after changing the photo module (I broke it) and factory reset, phone stills.

    Only one thing is scaring me. Long start after turn off. Not working from first time. If I turn the phone off (not reboot) i can't turn the phone on at first attempt. Maybe on fifth or tenth attempt. It makes me scared, that’s phone is bricked.

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