Asus Zenfone 8 Flip review: the best-ever camera phone for selfies!

The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip combines deja vu and sensational self portraits!

Asus Zenfone 6
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Digital Camera World Verdict

When we reviewed the Asus Zenfone 6, we were charmed by its flip-out camera. Two years on, and the Zenfone 8 Flip has hit the scene with 2021 specs, but ultimately the same full-screen design we’ve seen before, made possible by that flip-out set of sensors. The photography experience is also elevated by the phone’s novel design, but its core camera specs aren’t too stand out when set aside other top performers. Nevertheless, with its more affordable price and excellent selfie photo quality, a certain type of user will love this phone.


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    Novel, handy flip-out camera

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    Premium design

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    Powerful internals


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    No OIS on any camera

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    Chunky design

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    No wireless charging

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The Asus Zenfone 8 Flip is a rehashed Zenfone 7, loaded with updated internals and software boosts. Given the limited release of the Zenfone 7 series, we’re not too mad about the serious case of deja vu – after all, nothing else on the market looks or functions quite like Asus’s flipping phones.

With their ample, full-screen displays, what make the Zenfone 6, Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 8 Flip special, other than the motorized cameras, is the fact their screens are free of any selfie camera interruption. Yep, that’s right, no notch, no punch hold, and not much in the way of bezel – just a giant screen. That said, the phones are all big, bulky, and pretty heavy. 

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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.