As I have mentioned before, the display of ZenFone 6 is surrounded by a narrow bezel. It is a minimalistic one – though it is slightly wider near the lower edge. Despite this – the front of the phone looks attractive, and the display with curved edges is not disfigured by any hole or a notch. Unfortunately, even though ZenFone 6 has a flagship hardware, the manufacturer did not placed an AMOLED matrix.
It is probably due to costs. We have a traditional LCD matrix with a 6.4-inch diagonal and a 1080x2340 pixels resolution. Basically, the display cannot be criticized. It is bright, it remains readable in sunny days, colours representation is appropriate, and in addition we can modify the balance and colours intensity…
Readability angles are decent, just like the minimum brightness level, there is the eye protection mode as well – so it is almost flawless. Almost, because in the horizontal orientation there are problems with polarization – if we are wearing such glasses.
There is no AMOLED, so there is no fingerprint scanner under the display. And this is great! ZenFone 6 has a classical scanner placed at the back of the housing.
It is an active one, so we do not need to press the power button in order to unlock the phone. The sensor is fast and errorless – I have absolutely no concerns towards it. It has a touchpad function as well – by swiping a finger through it we can slide down the notifications bar.
To make it more interesting, we can use the facial recognition feature. Unfortunately, it works slower than the scanner, because it requires the camera to switch to the selfie position. And it takes a while…
As a consolation, the verification process is pretty fast, and it is almost errorless. Of course in weaker lighting the module works slightly worse – but this is typical for this type of solution – based on an image, not infrared.