Asus rolls out ZenUI 4.0 for ZenFone 4 Max, but Android 8.0 Oreo is still MIA

Asus launched a few ZenFone 4 models back in September, but they had different versions of ZenUI despite the fact they all shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board. For example, the ZenFone 4 Max was running ZenUI 3.0 on top of Nougat, while the ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4 included a new version of the skin.

Even though Asus promised to provide ZenFone 4 Max users with an update that will bring ZenUI 4.0 to the smartphone, the company didn’t say when it will happen. Today, Asus announced that it has commenced the roll-out of ZenUI 4.0 for ZenFone 4 Max.

Along …


Screenshots of Android 8.0 Oreo for Asus ZenFone 3 leaked out

Asus promised to update the ZenFone 3 and 4 smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo at some point but didn’t offer a clear ETA for the release of the major OS upgrade. Today, we have several screenshots that show the new ZenUI that will run over the upcoming Oreo update for ZenFone 3.

Graphics-wise, there don’t seem to be many differences between the new ZenUI and the one running on top of Android Nougat. Also, we can’t yet confirm whether or not Asus cut back on the bloatware as it promised back in August.

The good news is all the new features and improvements included …

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro Review

Some phones push the boundaries of what mobile technology is capable of. They represent the latest advancements in hardware and software reflected in a product that commands top dollar, but feel as if they’ve been taken out of a James Bond movie. Other phones – phones like the Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro – stick to the good old value-for-money approach. While not particularly groundbreaking, both handsets are well spec’d and reasonably priced – at $400 and $600 respectively – topping it off with dual cameras at the back and the promise of “an unparalleled mobile photography …

Brand new Asus ZenFone 4 is already slightly cheaper than at launch


Officially launched in the US at the end of October, the
Asus ZenFone 4 is a pretty nice mid-range smartphone that’s sold unlocked and
can be used on carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T (but not on Verizon and Sprint).

 

Initially sold for $399, the ZenFone 4 is already cheaper
than at launch, as retailers Amazon and B&H are currently offering it for $379.
B&H says this offer ends on December 2 at 11:59 pm ET, while Amazon doesn’t
say when (or if) its offer will end.

 

For $379, you’re getting a handset made out of aluminum and
glass, with an interesting “micro-etched, …

Asus unveils its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1). Although we have yet to learn when it will be available for purchase and how much it will cost, we already know quite a lot about its specs.

First off, Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is a purely mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0 on top. Also, it comes in two …

Asus ZenFone V is available for free at Verizon, but only for 2 days

Asus ZenFone V is exclusively available in the United States through Verizon. The carrier launched the smartphone about a week ago for $240 outright or $7 per month for 24 months. In the meantime, the price slightly increased to $10 per month for two years, but the outright price remains the same.

However, for a limited time, the ZenFone V is available for free at Verizon, as long as you agree to a long-term contract. You can still get the phone for $240 outright, but if you can also add a new line and pay nothing for the next two years.

The deal is available …

Deal: You can now get the Asus ZenWatch 3 $50 cheaper on Amazon

Well, there are plenty of deals on smartwatches these days, so it’s hard to assess them all in order to make an informed purchase. Just about every smartwatch maker has its products on sale, so it’s up to each and every one to choose their favorite brand.

If that brand is Asus, then you might want to consider purchasing a ZenWatch 3, an Android Wear smartwatch that’s been discounted in the past but didn’t really get below the $180 price mark.

Luckily, for a limited time, customers can purchase the Asus ZenWatch 3 for just $179, thus saving $50 (22%) from …

Asus ZenFone V Live

The Asus ZenFone V Live is a budget priced handset that features a 5-inch display made with slightly curved 2.5D glass, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which comes with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage.

Asus ZenFone V Live now available as a Verizon exclusive for only $7 a month

Asus and Verizon announced today that the new Asus ZenFone V Live is now available exclusively from Verizon. The budget priced handset features a 5-inch display made with slightly curved 2.5D glass, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which comes with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage.

The rear-facing 13MP camera has, according to Verizon, “class-leading low light performance.” The front-facing 5MP camera handles selfies and video chats. The 3000mAh battery, combined with the …

Asus announces its first smartphone with 18:9 display, the Pegasus 4S

Since everyone has decided that an 18:9 display is innovative enough to drive the sales of a high-end smartphone, Asus didn’t want to sort of “live in the past.” The Taiwanese company has decided to jump in the 18:9 display bandwagon and announced the upcoming availability of its first smartphone to feature such a screen – the Pegasus 4S.

Despite having a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the smartphone isn’t really a flagship. For starters, the screen features HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution. On the bright side, Asus Pegasus 4S has very thin bezels and packs a massive 4,030 mAh …