|The best mid-range shooter in the game today?|
|90 overall score!|
To most users, ASUS might not be the first brand that springs to mind when thinking about smartphones, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has been showing for a long time that it’s more than capable of designing devices that can compete with the big smartphone brands. The new ZenFone 5 mid-ranger is no exception. It might not be for you if you rely on good-quality zoom images, but it comes with an excellent autofocus system, and delivers good image quality with excellent dynamic range in bright light across all shooting situations.
There is a noticeable drop-off in detail and an increase in image noise once the light gets dimmer, but the autofocus system works just as well as in bright light, and exposure and color are nice down to very low light levels. The video mode’s main drawback is slightly low levels of detail across all light levels, but otherwise the Asus is capable of recording decent moving images as well, making it a very good option for anyone who values camera performance but doesn’t want to spend top-end money.