I used the Asus Zenfone 9 with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for my test. 

As a result, the Zenfone 9 is as helpful as almost any other Android smartphone right now.

The grain on the rear isn't as coarse as it was on the OnePlus back in the day, but it's caused enough for me to take the smartphone without the case rather than with it.

Speaking of camera lenses, they are indeed large and thick. Some on the internet are rightfully criticizing the fact that it could have been done differently. Personally, I'm not bothered by the design.

The Zenfone 9 is available in four distinct hues, with red and blue being my favorites. Asus is also introducing a new accessory line dubbed "Connex."

The Zenfone 9's FHD+ AMOLED display displays content clearly. However, the maximum brightness in direct sunshine is a problem for me.

The sound quality of the speakers is better than that of the Zenfone 8, but don't expect premium speakers here. In some games, I've utilized it more frequently.

Additional capabilities, such as swipe gestures to display notifications or double-click functions, such as activating the Google Assistant, can be given to the button.

The system is preinstalled with Android 12 and the Asus ZenUI cover. It's pleasantly inconspicuous and, for the most part, reminds me of pure Android.

There are additional Asus-exclusive tools like Game Genie that can be utilized to further optimize the smartphone for gaming.

The Zenfone 9 is powered by the current Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC

Which also powers the Asus ROG 6 / 6 Pro gaming smartphone. 

Furthermore, at least 8 GB of RAM is used, if not 12 or even 16 GB.

The 4,300 mAh battery, on the other hand, receives high marks. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 consumes less power when combined with the AMOLED display.

The camera's night mode is what disappoints me. The recordings are quickly weak in detail or washed out in this location. A tripod is always preferable in this situation