Asus Zenfone 10 review: a gimble-toting compact superphone

Asus brings back gimbal stabilization and 50MP photography with its pocket powerhouse – the Zenfone 10

A photo of the Asus Zenfone 10
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Asus has stepped up its photo processing in a big way, helping the Zenfone 10's main camera shine in most environments. Nevertheless, this isn't a camera champ across the board, missing out on a telephoto camera, downgrading the ultra-wide camera compared to the Zenfone 9, and occasionally flubbing when faced with challenging lighting. Thanks to superb stabilization for video, powerful RAW capture, and a plethora of mighty specs and features, though, it's still a very good compact flagship that punches above its price and size.


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    Compact and lightweight

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    Exceptional video stabilization

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    Powerful with a smooth interface

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    All-day battery life and wireless charging


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    Occasional white balance issues

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    Ultra-wide camera downgraded vs Zenfone 9

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    Misses out on telephoto camera

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The Asus Zenfone 10 is one of a handful of small, powerful phones with unique features that make it an excellent option for anyone looking for a pocket-friendly alternative to the big-screened iPhone Pro Maxes and Galaxy Ultras of this world.

The Zenfone 10 has a flagship spec sheet thanks to top-tier internals, a super-smooth screen, a tried and tested design, stereo speakers, and some smart usability highlights that ensure it's perfect for one-handed use. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.