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[Costco] Asus Zenfone 4 64GB $199.99

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I'm no expert but I am not impressed with the camera compared to the LG G6 . Does anyone know offhand if the camera specs are superior or inferior to the G6? The phone seems fine otherwise but if I can't tweak the camera to at least match the G6 then I'm going back.

I'd love to get a G7 Thinq or G8 but so far they remain unaffordable.

My G6 still works fine except for battery and that is mitigated with using a power bank when I travel. Otherwise I can't think of one flaw. There's a lot of hate for LG phones on RFD but my experience has been positive.

I just want a camera that is slightly better than the G6 in low light especially. And macro.
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G6 has a marginally better rear camera, 12 vs 13 MP.
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track2 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 2:57 pm
G6 has a marginally better rear camera, 12 vs 13 MP.
There is ALOT more to camera quality then raw MP.

The G6 camera is far better then the Zenfone, especially if you use GCam.
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Jun 16th, 2019 12:45 pm
Both WiFi frequencies work fine.

NFC is available on the phone. I tried setting it up but me CC provider does not support it.
I have played with the NFC with Amiibos and Presto cards, and it seems to work okay. One weird thing is that the sensitive area is the top left of the screen, not the back like most other phones.
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kotoula wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 11:43 am
I just want a camera that is slightly better than the G6 in low light especially.
I would guess the flash is under powered hence low light photos suck.
An example, my Moto G6 play camera is quite a bit better then my Nexus 4 camera (5 years has led to better sensors). But its low light photos are not so great, even reviewers have repeatedly said this. The flash on the G6 play is maybe half the brightness of the Nexus 4 which is probably why the newer phone takes good daylight pics but poor low light pics.
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I downloaded the Android 9 Pie (beta) from the Asus support site and installed it on my new Zenfone 4. No problem and all went well. Tough to see any major improvements yet but I need to research and try out the new features.
Anyone else try it!
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mabba18 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 5:12 pm
I have played with the NFC with Amiibos and Presto cards, and it seems to work okay. One weird thing is that the sensitive area is the top left of the screen, not the back like most other phones.
Was trying to use the NFC payment for the first time with this phone... placed my phone near the terminal like I used to (with previous phone) and it wasn't working. Was about to give up, then remembered reading your post! Turned the phone over and sure enough, it worked! Wonder how many people might not realize the need to place the phone face down vs face up? :rolleyes:

Thanks!
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kotoula wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 11:43 am
I'm no expert but I am not impressed with the camera compared to the LG G6 . Does anyone know offhand if the camera specs are superior or inferior to the G6? The phone seems fine otherwise but if I can't tweak the camera to at least match the G6 then I'm going back.

I'd love to get a G7 Thinq or G8 but so far they remain unaffordable.

My G6 still works fine except for battery and that is mitigated with using a power bank when I travel. Otherwise I can't think of one flaw. There's a lot of hate for LG phones on RFD but my experience has been positive.

I just want a camera that is slightly better than the G6 in low light especially. And macro.
Do you find overall the photos arent that crisp? I have an old lg g3 and it's prob better than that, but it's not like the photos are coming out super amazing.
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coffenk wrote:
Jun 20th, 2019 7:21 am
I downloaded the Android 9 Pie (beta) from the Asus support site and installed it on my new Zenfone 4. No problem and all went well. Tough to see any major improvements yet but I need to research and try out the new features.
Anyone else try it!
I installed it and then put a gcam port on. Way better photos from the Google camera..Seems snappy enough with the Pie beta.

Anyone find a decent screen protector?
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I was trying to figure out how to install the Google camera but couldn't find any compatible versions. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

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