Asus launched the ZenFone 5Z recently in India aiming to capture the budget range flagship segment or we can say to compete with the OnePlus 6’s dominance in the market. The ZenFone 5Z’s starting price is Rs. 29,999 and has a 3,300 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support. So if have any questions regarding the Asus ZenFone 5Z Battery Performance, we have an in-depth article for you.
As the smartphone competes with the OnePlus 6 (and the specs are right up there with flagship phones of 2018), it is a sensible decision by the company to enable QuickCharge 3.0 on the ZenFone 5Z.
When trying to charge up from 10%, the ZenFone 5Z gets up to 50% in around 30 minutes. That’s really fast, and even though it’s not as fast as Dash Charge (which charges up to 60% in half an hour), it’s comparatively good. To complete the full charge of 100%, it takes around 90 minutes.
Talking about the battery life, the ZenFone 5Z, the phone lasts about as long as you’d expect a modern day flagship with an IPS LCD panel to last on that battery capacity.
Battery Life with Light Usage
Starting with a full 100% charge in the morning, in every day usage of the phone which includes web browsing, light casual gaming, calls, social media for few hours and playing around with ZeniMojis (the Animoji kind of stuff by ASUS), at the end day around 38% battery was left on the ZenFone 5Z. That’s pretty much expected, the screen on time was approx 3 hours and 30 minutes. Basically, if the usage is pretty light, the phone will last through a day without any issues at all.
Battery Life with Heavy Usage
With the heavy usage and extensive use of the phone with a lot of heavy games (including PUBG Mobile, Nova 3 and Asphalt 8), clicking a lot of pictures and videos, and high Instagram usage along with the regular WhatsApp messages and phone calls, the phone didn’t fare all that well. The screen on time, in the end, was 4 hours and 8 minutes — the battery had reached a panic-inducing 5% by then.
So, for the heavy user, the ZenFone 5Z might need charging between the regular day to keep going till the end of the day.
Asus ZenFone 5Z Battery Performance: Conclusion
The Asus ZenFone 5Z battery life is decently good enough. The OnePlus 6 also has a similar battery life, so the ZenFone 5Z is definitely not lacking behind when it comes to the battery department in any way. In fact, with an LCD display, the battery life is better than most of the phone in this price range. The base variant of the Asus ZenFone 5Z is for Rs. 29,999 and at that price.