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  1. K

    Post Question Is the area around camera touch responsive??

    Really?? Your area is a little bigger and just below the camera level it also works for me. Can you check if the red area work's? If you have a menu button on the corner like I draw, does it work?
  2. K

    Thread Question Is the area around camera touch responsive??

    I have enabled full screen mode on most apps as the cut out doesn't bother me visually. Unfortunately I found out that the area between the hole and border on the left and top doesn't seem to respond to touch. This bothers me a lot as there is most often a menu button on sites! I use Vivaldi...
  3. K

    Post Question Asus zenfone 8 , I purchased a new Asus zenfone 8 dual SIM 2weeks ago . But the battery life is just shocking. Had anyone have any thoughts on this ?

    Although I will not change my Zenfone 8 back for the LG V30, mostly due to way worse camera and used out battery, I have to admit that the V30 was seductive besides being brilliant technically for it's time. ZF8 is proper and more advanced in almost every imaginable area (wired audio is worse)...
  4. K

    Post Question Accubattery capacity readings

    No, I didn't play with any modding. I have enabled power save in dev options. And I have auto ultra durable after 10pm. I just say that I can't see any difference in performance between this and dynamic. I have it still on 90hz as i changed the defaults. From my experience the two things that...
  5. K

    Post Question Accubattery capacity readings

    This is not a good summary. 34h idle eats up around 60% so the SOT of 4h was only on 40% which is very good. When I use the phone more intensively I have around 14h use with 6h SOT. If you'd just use it purely with screen on you'd get over 7h SOT continuously. For me the phone is enough - I get...
  6. K

    Post Question Accubattery capacity readings

    As you can see below the results are quite good. Got 34h runtime with over 4h SOT. The battery is still showed as small. I did install the latest update, set preferred 3g (i have wifi almost everywhere and for background sync 3g is more than enough), and switched on battery saver in developer...
  7. K

    Post Question Asus zenfone 8 , I purchased a new Asus zenfone 8 dual SIM 2weeks ago . But the battery life is just shocking. Had anyone have any thoughts on this ?

    From my experience the Durable mode doesn't give me more juice than Dynamic. I confirm that disabling location improves the time. I also have set 90Hz instead of Auto and I don't know which one is better. In the evening when it turns to durable it sets to 60 of course. I have the rest of...
  8. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    It's per hour. You can get probably less when switching off connection of data. I am leaving the phone fully ready as I have used it during the day - just put in ultra durable mode.
  9. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    I get between 1,3 - 1,8 percent during night in deep sleep. Confirmed by AccuBattery.
  10. K

    Post Question Has heating issue of this phone been fixed?

    So you live in the same climate as I do. My phone gave me a warning on recording once, when in direct sunlight at around 34C. It has been after around 15min of recording and cooling it in shade or water instantly allowed me to record more. You say that the camera closes after few minutes of...
  11. K

    Post Question Has heating issue of this phone been fixed?

    What? Maybe in Marrakesch that's true. I just did 5min 8k recording to check that nonsense statement. The phone got warm under the camera. Did not close nor did it give any warning. Are there any phones that do not get hot during intense gaming?? I am using the provided case and the warmth is...
  12. K

    Post Question Asus zenfone 8 , I purchased a new Asus zenfone 8 dual SIM 2weeks ago . But the battery life is just shocking. Had anyone have any thoughts on this ?

    Damn! I thought I'd deplete the battery just to make sure. And i couldn't do it! I run yt with max resolution and 60fps AND stadia at the same time on split screen for over an hour and got from 20% to 2% on full brightness and everything turned on (sync, gps, wifi and mobile, high performance...
  13. K

    Post Question Copy/paste

    This has nothing to do with the phone. Some apps do not allow copying parts of text. Like messenger for example. Check if you have the same version as of the app as on the Samsung.
  14. K

    Post General Firmware Download Links

    The #103 firmware just landed.
  15. K

    Post How To Guide Debloat with ADB without Root

    Exactly, maybe it depends on region but my Zenfone 8 in Poland came literately with maybe two unnecessary apps that could be deleted normally. Most of the unwanted google apps can be disabled. There is not even one bloatware, adware, game nor social app on my phone I'd wouldn't like to have...
  16. K

    Post Question Google Photos stuck on Getting your Photos on ZF8 *SOLVED*

    I am using Photos since day one and it works well. Sounds like you may have to check all app permissions if they are set. Additionally finish the process of other Google apps like Store, services, mail etc as you might have missed some access allowance somewhere. And it will not hurt to update...
  17. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    A guy without the phone found one reviewer who claims 4h SOT. Legitimate opinion XD I get the least 5:30 SOT daily with getting through the day easily. This isn't a gaming phone so if you plan games in direct sunlight you might even get 3h. But who would do that? This is an "adult" phone and...
  18. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    Yes, with gestures. I never used the Navi buttons on ZF8. The recent apps launch instantly and i see them instantly when swiping up. Sometimes, like once per week when I launch recents it gets in that moment stuck. I didn't knew this was Nova issue and thought something with the phone is wrong.
  19. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    Nova Launcher works flawless for me. I am always customizing it to be fast and I do not like many animations so maybe there is something but going home or recent apps is instantly executed. Not even a stutter.
  20. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    This phone handles wet screen perfectly. No autonomous clicks! You can even use it partially wet. On my V30 i had the same issue as you - wet screen acting on itself. ZF8 is just great at handling that!
  21. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    Here's one of the videos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/CHtWB52oFALwvxP99 Keep in mind that the quality is greatly reduced by google compression and buffor on stream. Still you should be able to see the fish..
  22. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    Don't know what you mean with autonomy, but all things mentioned you can do, obviously. It will work unbelievable fast compared to your old phone. Everything will be improved - faster RAM, faster storage, faster antennas, better processor, more responsive screen. I couldn't even compare my LG...
  23. K

    Post Question cellular data usb hotspot

    No idea, depends if you have the fastest 5G around, what cable you use, what ports you have in your laptop etc. In my example I have only 4g which for my area is maximum around 100Mb/s so definitely USB 2.0 (480Mb/s) is enough here. I get however 620Mb/s through WiFi (the maximum I have) so...
  24. K

    Post Question Wifi <-> Mobile switching?

    I never had any issues in this area with my ZF8. With the option to have cellular always on I could walk out of my WiFi zone during a video call and no drop or short pause would appear. With this off the network need a few second to work, and some apps need to be refreshed/restarted to gain...
  25. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    I can confirm that recording video on a hot day heats the phone. I even got the high temperature warning on a very hot day that it will stop recording. After a quick cool down it was all good. I have watched hours of HQ YT or streaming soccer and never felt any warmth through the case...
  26. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    That really riddles me. So there are non gaming phones that do not get hot in similar settings? Especially during summer?
  27. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    The wide camera sensor in ZF8 is the same as main in Pixel. At least I read that.
  28. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    It is true that other phones may have better battery, the Mate 20 I have is much better but at the cost of unreliable smart devices connection. I can't get 2 days of my normal usage out of any phone. If I go hiking and just have the phone with me the Zenfone will also last 2-3 days easily. For...
  29. K

    Post Question Thinking about getting the ZenFone 8, is it worth it?

    This opinion is very subjective and quite off. The screen isn't the best? Maybe there are literally few phones with better screens but it's definitely among the very top. No idea what is wrong with it. Battery drain? I get easily 6h SOT and whole day use. No issues at all. 8h during night...
  30. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    When switching off ABW the photos are way more natural. So I have experimented with different settings and setting the Pixel 5 for wide camera is really looking perfect. It's the same sensor. I couldn't find any good for the main so I set Pixel 5 there too and it's good. In some scenarios the...
  31. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    The one I got today: 30.11.51.67 I have updated the phone at 70% and got brilliant times afterwards. Over 5:15h SOT and 15h since charged with 20% still left.
  32. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    It looks like the last update improves the battery life quite a bit. Only free hours so no hard claims but the impression is heavy.
  33. K

    Post Question True AMOLED display ? Is my device defective ?

    Can't see anything like that on mine. Totally black everywhere. Try exchanging the phone. Or just give it back and get another so they will not try to repair it.
  34. K

    Post Question True AMOLED display ? Is my device defective ?

    Used your file and checked it in a pitch black place. Can't see nothing on full brightness. I still had the home-recent apps slider on the bottom but covered it with my finger. I couldn't tell where the screen is at all. Maybe yours has some defect but if you cannot see it without hours of eyes...
  35. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    Thanks! Forgot about the pro mode. What do you mean by shooter priority mode? Couldn't find that in options..
  36. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    Is there something similar for faster shooter? To get clear shots of children in motion?
  37. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    What Pixel are you using? Basically the night photos are equal to the Pixel. And you said that day photos are better. Maybe try the 7s night shot. The only downside I found is the speed of the camera. Couldn't get clear photos of my daughter on a swing. My wife's Huawei Mate 20 got them nicely...
  38. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    Night shots are much better on stock. They are absolutely brilliant. The OIS works so well that hand-held 7s shots come out clear.
  39. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    After disabling always on screen, 5G, Google tracking and backup I easily get over 6h SOT and less than 40% battery drain during 24h. Battery is very good and there's no doubt about it.
  40. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    I have added a few more photos in super bright conditions. This time I have disabled the Google Auto White Balance (ABW in options) in gcam. It is literally the same color and quality as Asus. Asus has a better dynamic range and is more true to life, however. The best effect is when taking...
  41. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    No complains at all. Can't kill the battery in one day. Most of the screen time is at evenings at lower brightness but I do work so it's my natural usage.
  42. K

    Post Question MMS

    You have to setup the Access Point Names for MMS and internet manually. The phone is new so your network doesn't send out settings for it yet. You have to find the right info on your networks provider help pages.
  43. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    New photos added to the album. The latest update seems to improve HDR very much. It's now better than gcam in almost every case.
  44. K

    Post Question Bugs

    Exchange the device. I have the phone over a week and didn't had any issues from that list.
  45. K

    Post General Firmware thread

    It looks like artifacts in HDR are gone and it looks close to gcam now.
  46. K

    Post General [Info] ASUS ZenFone 8

    Yes! Just use the cameleon tape and glue it onto the punch hole. It will adapt to the underlying color and make it disappear.
  47. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    Yes and no, there are no options for that but you can slightly lower the brightness during the photo taking with a slider onscreen. That makes them a little more like gcam. I have also noticed that HDR on stock is really nice but it softenes the image and destroys edges. With no HDR it super...
  48. K

    Post General Battery life and optimization

    Starting to learn how to use this phone.
  49. K

    Thread General Battery life and optimization

    During intensive initial days I get 4-5 SOT and 12h use time. This is with mid heavy usage. My battery starts today attached: - over 7h music streaming partially on Chromecast partially bt - over 1h YouTube (45min in browser) - 40min Teams video call - over 30min photos and videos in two camera...
  50. K

    Post Themes / Apps / Mods working gcam

    I have created a folder with various photos from the Zenfone 8 taken on the stock camera and on the gcam. You're welcome to take a look and compare by yourself - all data and an easy way to differentiate the cameras is the "info" where gcam has PXL_ in name and stock has P_ Comments on album...