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This is the best new smartphone of 2019 so far, and it only costs $500

This is the best new smartphone of 2019 so far, and it only costs $500

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  • The coolest Android phone I've seen in 2019 isn't made by Google, or Samsung, or any of the big names in phones.
  • The Zenfone 6 from Asus is one of the best smartphone designs in years, and the phone only costs $500.

The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the coolest smartphones I've ever seen. And it only costs $500.

These days, it's increasingly rare to find an incredible smartphone that doesn't cost close to $1,000. But the Asus Zenfone 6 packs an incredible amount of value and innovation into a relatively affordable package.

Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. "MKBHD," recently got his hands on the Zenfone 6 and took some gorgeous photos of the new phone with his 8K camera rig. All of the stunning imagery in this post comes from his video, and his channel, which you should definitely subscribe to if you don't already.

Check out the Asus Zenfone 6, and why it's the best smartphone design of 2019 so far.

First, the display: The Asus Zenfone 6 rocks a 6.4-inch 1080p LCD edge-to-edge screen.

This is the best new smartphone of 2019 so far, and it only costs $500

It really is edge to edge: There are no cut-outs for the selfie camera, which means no notches (looking at you, Apple) and no hole punches (looking at you, Samsung). The display is totally seamless.

This is the best new smartphone of 2019 so far, and it only costs $500

You might be wondering: "If the phone doesn't have a cut-out for the selfie camera, where is it?"

This is the best new smartphone of 2019 so far, and it only costs $500
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