Asus ZenFone 5 Smartphone Review

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This post offers the brief review of a recently released low-budget smartphone, Asus ZenFone 5.

Asus is back into the business with a bang. After years of trying to dominate the market, Asus has finally come up with a device which will fulfill their dream. Asus has launched a new series of smartphones by the name ZenFone. In this series they have come up three new phones ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6. Keeping in mind the competition in the 10K segment, ASUS have kept the price of ZenFone 4 and 5 under 10K. Let’s discuss the key aspects of Asus ZenFone 5 now!

Brief Review of Asus ZenFone 5

Asus ZenFone 5 has decent features at affordable price and here comes its brief review which would help you while buying this gadget.

Build and Design

The phone is built mainly of plastic and has a simple candy bar design. At the front side you can see the logo of ASUS at top center while at the bottom is the little brushed aluminum trim which is the trademark of ASUS products.

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The device rear view cover is replaceable and comes in many different colors. On the back side you can find the logo of ASUS and INTEL. The design has been made in such a way that it is easy to use and can handle two-three knocks on the ground. You can use the phone with one hand. Its design may not be too flashy but it do attract eyes because of its simple and sober design.

Screen

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At a price range of 10K, ZenFone offers biggest screen of 5-inch. You will never get 5-inch IPS HD display at this price apart from ZenFone. This screen has a pixel quality of 294 PPI and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Thus the screen is hard and scratch resistance. There is a built-in app by the name ASUS Splendid where you can change color temperature and saturation, thus you have the power to control how your display looks like. Apart from this, there is auto-brightness feature which just adds to the pleasant surprises this small bomb is giving. Device works great in sunlight. Thus it will not be an exaggeration if it is said that ASUS ZenFone 5 has the best screen in 10K segment smartphones.

Software

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Most of the phones which you will find in 10K range runs on either Mediatek’s MT6582 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400. Here is what makes Asus different from the others. It runs on an Intel Z2560SOC dual-core clover with CPU running at 1.6 GHz. The device has a 2GB RAM. It works on Android version 4.3 which is not upgradeable. But in this price range you can’t expect more than this. ZenFone has its own interface known as ZEN UI which looks very decent and refreshing.

Spcifications of Asus ZenFone 5

• Screen size: 5 inches
• Screen resolution: 1280 x 720
• Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
• 145 grams weight
• Camera: 8 mega pixels
• Camera features: Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures
• Secondary camera: 2 mega pixels
• 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with 2GB RAM
• USB2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)
• Battery: 2110 mAh
• Storage: Available in 8GB and 16 GB. (Expandable up to 64GB)

PROS:

• Great price with remarkable features.
• Good camera quality with beautification effects.
• Smooth performance.
• Excellent screen.
• All new refreshing UI.
• Option to hide PC link.

CONS:

Android version can’t be upgraded
• Camera lens is not protected from scratches.
• Mild heating problem.
• Low storage space.

Asus ZenFone 5 Price in India

Right now, this mid-range smartphone is available on Flipkart and some exclusive ASUS showrooms with price tag 9,999 INR.

Final Verdict:

ASUS ZenFone 5 is the best buy for all those who are looking to flaunt a phone with screen and decent features. At below 10K, ZenFone 5 is offering expandable storage and features of high-end smartphones. Moreover, it has bigger display, better hardware, greater camera and good design than the budget Android smartphones like Moto X, Nokia X and Moto G. So here is a piece of advice if you are planning on to buy this device, you may “Buy now”.

What is your thought about this low-cost Smartphone, Asus ZenFone 5? Express it in comment section.

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