ASUS’ Zenfone 9 is the best compact phone, and now its even cheaper
Amazon has the ASUS Zenfone 9 on sale right now for just $599. And for that price, you’d be crazy not to grab one. That is $100 off of the regular price, and it is for the 8GB/128GB model here.
The ASUS Zenfone 9 is one of the best phones period, but it’s definitely the best compact phone on the market. And to see it down to $599 is quite impressive. It sports a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz adaptive display, powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage inside. There’s also a 50-megapixel main camera, with a 12-megapixel ultrawide, and a 12-megapixel front-facing sensor.
ASUS sells the Zenfone 9 in four colors: Starry Blue, Moonlight White, Sunset Red and Midnight Black. And it looks stunning in all of these colors. It has a nice soft-touch back that is also pretty grippy. Making it easier to use without a case. But ASUS does also include a case in the box here, which is really nice.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, so you won’t have to worry about the slow and inconsistent under-display sensors on other phones. This entire phone was made for one-handed operation. Hence the much smaller size. If you’re one that really likes to have a small phone that you can use with one hand, this is definitely the one to get. Since it is definitely a dying breed.
On the software front, the Zenfone 9 is running mostly a stock Android experience, with some minor changes included. ZenUI is still there, but it’s barely there. So if you like having a stock experience, or something close to the Pixel, then the Zenfone 9 is a great option. ASUS has just started to update its phones to Android 13.
You can pick up the ASUS Zenfone 9 from Amazon today by clicking here.