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Asus Zenfone V V520KL: 5.2-inch Full HD smartphone with Snapdragon 820 and 23MP laser focus primary camera

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It caught everyone by surprise when Asus Zenfone V V520KL went on sale exclusively at Verizon for $384 USD without contract. We got the story just for you on this smartphone.

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You actually pronounce this smartphone's name as ‘vee’ instead of "five", as a quick search reveals that Zenfone is still at number 4. 

For comparison, here are the specs of Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal and glass body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Dual 24MP+5MP with LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $379 USD price tag

With just $5 USD difference between the two, it will be good to know where Zenfone V V520KL stands in the midst of things.

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So here we go then with Zenfone V V520KL specs:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~424 ppi pixel density
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 23MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis) and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1080p, HDR and panorama
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (60% in 37 minutes)
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $384 USD price tag

Stand out from the crowd with the 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED screen with a bold and distinctive look.

The 2.5D all-glass curved display is stylish but simple to hold and convenient to store in your pocket. Just the right size for all your needs. Not forgetting the protection of Gorilla Glass 3 against any mishaps.

Performance-wise, Zenfone V V520KL is powered by the Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 graphics to give you incredible performance with the latest apps and games. Revolutionary 14nm Fin Field Effect Transistors (FinFETs) deliver up to 50-percent better performance than previous generation 28nm processors, while reducing power consumption by 35 percent. The 4GB RAM sure comes in handy when you’re multitasking.

Perhaps the best thing that happened on Zenfone V V520KL is on its camera, more specifically its 23MP primary camera. A large F2.0-aperture lens, and subject-tracking TriTech auto-focus that focuses in just 0.03 seconds, it lets you easily capture clear and detailed photos. Together with both optical and electronic image stabilisation for blur-free photos and videos, a colour correction sensor for true-to-life colours, and Super Resolution technology that lets you capture ultra-detailed 92MP photos, it goes above and beyond other smartphones in the similar category. To top it all off, an 8MP selfie camera loaded with features complements it nicely.

Moving on to storage, 32GB of internal storage is available which is more than enough to install all your favourite apps and games. But if you are in the habit of taking lots of pictures, then you should add 256GB.

In terms of battery, the reliable 3000 mAh battery is more than capable of powering up Zenfone V V520KL for a full day of charge. When the time comes to plug it in, all it needs is just 37 minutes to take the battery up to 60%. 

As far as the software is concerned, the smartphone comes with Android Nougat 7.0 operating system, although there’s no confirmation whether it will get the update to the latest Oreo 8.0.

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Conclusion:

Asus Zenfone V V520KL is a surprise for everyone, as it comes unnoticed and is exclusively available at Verizon. Featuring a solid 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED screen with 2.5D curved glass for a nice grip, high-end hardware, superb 23MP primary camera and an excellent battery to top it all off.

Asus Zenfone V V520KL has just been released for $384 USD and is available in Sapphire Black only.

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