In recent Zenfone models, ergonomic design has been a top priority, and the Zenfone 9 is no different. The phone weighs only 169g and has a small 5.9-inch screen, so it can actually fit in your pocket. That’s a nice change from the big, bulky things you see in the flagship market. The phone is made so that everything can be reached with one thumb. It’s also well made. The small phone’s rectangular edges make it feel sturdy in your hand.
The polymer material on the back has a nice feel, and the Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front gives you peace of mind if you drop it. On the side of the phone, the power button is also a fingerprint sensor and a “Smart Key.” When you drag your finger from top to bottom across the second button, you can change how it works. By default, it pulls down the quick settings and notification shade.
- Pocket-sized design
- Blazing-fast fingerprint scanner
- Great screen and smooth overall performance
- Better-than-average built-in speakers
- Very fast and snappy, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 onboard
This is a nice way to check notifications with one hand without having to reach up to the top of the screen, which is still a stretch, even on a small phone. The phone has both a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack, which will please fans of wired audio. On the right side, there is a volume rocker and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. This is pretty quick and easy to use, and it works 9 times out of 10, which is better than some phones.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line SoC when the Zenfone 9 came out, and it’s still not a slouch in any way, shape, or form, even though its successor is slowly starting to show up on some phones. We definitely don’t think you need to get something with the 8 Gen 2; yes, there are improvements, but it’s very unlikely that you’ll notice any of them too much in everyday use.
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The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 also doesn’t have any of the problems with overheating and throttling that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 didn’t have. This makes it a high-quality chipset that works well in all ways. It’s not surprising that it’s the fastest SoC we’ve seen in an Android phone we’ve used for a long time, and – get ready for an avalanche of cliches – it flies no matter what you throw at it.