Asus Zenfone 10 review

An updated Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU gives Asus Zenfone 10 a performance boost over its predecessor
A picture showing the Asus Zenfone 10 phone in different colours. —Asus/File
A picture showing the Asus Zenfone 10 phone in different colours. —Asus/File

To ensure that there are options for individuals who prefer smaller smartphones, Asus has released a new addition to the Zenfone lineup: a compact phone. The Zenfone 10 makes little external modifications to the design that made its predecessor so successful, opting instead to stay up with the times with the usual annual upgrade of its chipset and a few minor internal tweaks.

The exterior hasn't altered much, but the interior has been updated in ways that might not be obvious at first glance. Although not a major improvement, the refresh rate has been raised from 120Hz to 144Hz, which is great news for gamers. 

  • Released 2023, July 10 172g, 9.4mm thickness Android 13 128GB/256GB/512GB storage, no card slot
  • 8-16GB RAM
    Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • 5.92
    1080x2400 pixels
  • 50MP
  • 4300mAh

An updated Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU gives the Zenfone 10 a performance boost over its predecessor. The maximum Zenfone 10 configuration has increased from 256GB on the Zenfone 9 to 512GB, and it comes with twice as much RAM (16GB) and storage (512GB).

Asus Zenfone 10 specifications

 146.5x68.1x9.4mm, 172g; Glass front, plastic back, aluminium frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min).
 5.92" Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (HBM), 1100 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 445ppi; *144Hz only available in supported games.


 Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm): Octa-core (1x3.2 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2x2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3x2.0 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 740.
128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 16GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM; UFS 4.0.
 Android 13.
Rear camera
 Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56", 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, gimbal OIS; Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, f/2.2, 120°, 1/3.06", 1.12µm.
Front Camera
32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.2", 0.7µm.
Video capture
 Rear camera: 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS, HDR; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
4300mAh; 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, QC4, 15W wireless, 5W reverse wired.


 5G; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 7; BT 5.3, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive; NFC; 3.5mm jack.
 Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); stereo speakers.

Through regular updates and improvements, Asus keeps the Zenfone 10 competitive in the ever-evolving smartphone market, ensuring its continued popularity among fans of tiny phones.