Asus Zenfone 4


Asus Zenfone 4Notebook: Asus Zenfone 4 (Zenfone Series)
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: 60%, display: 60% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 4

40% Asus ZenFone 4 review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re looking for a budget blower, don’t waste your money on this - save up a teeny bit more and grab yourself the latest Moto G or even the Moto E. Its paltry display, bulky build and muddy resolution doesn’t do it any favours, and you’re better off spending your cash on something with a bit more quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 review: One of the best low-cost smartphones you can buy
Source: English
The Asus Zenfone 4 packs lots of features into a tiny package. But the budget price means that the phone has cut corners, which is evident in the low-resolution display and underpowered processor and camera. Yet, there’s lots to like about the Zenfone 4: the design and the build quality is one of the best we’ve seen on a budget phone, it’s simple to use and basic functions run smoothly. It also lets you boost the storage with the SD card slot. If you are cash-strapped, looking for an Android phone that provides good value for money, the Zenfone 4 is one of the best phones you can buy at the moment. Though not all, it checks most boxes to be a solid budget smartphone. However, if you need a slightly better display and battery life then go for the Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus ZenFone 4/5/6 video review: A trio of smartphones in different sizes and prices
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, we're pleasantly surprised by the Asus ZenFone range. There's a smartphone to suit everyone here, whatever your budget and whatever screen size you prefer. We're excited to see what Asus has up its sleeve next, and we expect rivals will be curious and perhaps slightly worried, too.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014
60% Asus ZenFone 4 review: A new entry to the budget smartphone category that could scare rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
For £99, we're impressed by the ZenFone 4. It's nicely designed, has brilliant software features, is suitably speedy and has decent battery life, but it's not outstanding. We'd like to see a slightly better camera and the addition of 4G connectivity. We'd suggest checking out the EE Kestrel and the Motorola Moto G 2014 as alternatives to the ZenFone 4, but it's certainly a worthy contender and we think you'll be satisfied if you decide to go with this good budget smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 40% workmanship: 50%
70% Review: Asus ZenFone 4 (A400CG)
Source: English
The ZenFone 4 is a great value handset that provides good smartphone experience. With this handset, Asus has proved that it is possible to deliver an affordable phone without compromising on the quality. The ZenFone 4's multimedia performance is better than most competing handsets. On the other hand, the display and battery life are points of concern. Overall, if you're planning to spend minimum on a smartphone, the ZenFone is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone 4 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 4 is a phone that looks and feels a bit like a smaller version of the Motorola Moto G. However, in use it sits a few rungs below Motorola’s budget phones. The Asus Zenfone 4 is affordable and looks good, but there are a few too many core issues with the screen and battery life to make it a champ.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone 4 review
Source: T3 English
The Asus Zenfone 4 is a sound first try at a phone for the masses. However, there are just a few too many problems for it to be a really great alternative to the several great £100 phones out there. It’s not really a case of missing features, much as we’d like to see 4G in the Zenfone 4. It’s more that the poor battery life and uninspiring screen mean the phone doesn’t really stack up against either the Motorola Moto G, or the cheaper Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Recombu English
The Zenfone 4 is a frustrating tale of two phones. There’s the compact, user-friendly 4-inch smartphone that sports a colourful design, slick performance and a neat interface. Then there’s the phone that struggles to last from sunrise to sunset, that has you keeping one eye permanently on that ever-decreasing battery meter.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG Review: Rounding Out the Family
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Zenfone 4's screen is pretty bad but nearly everything else is outstanding. We're particularly impressed with the device's camera capabilities. Full HD video recording is pretty neat, and it's nice to have a front camera - more so one that isn't terrible! We're looking forward to the A450CG revision which has a totally different screen and have high hopes that Asus will improve on this phone's one weakness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Asus ZenFone 4
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%



Multi-colored to match any personality – the Asus Zenfone 4 will definitely perform with style. There are five colors to choose from at the moment; black, white, blue, yellow and red. The minimalistic design oozes class and elegance with performance at the fingertips. The Asus Zenfone 4 is an Android 4.3 (upgradable to 4.4.2) device equipped with an Intel Atom Z2520 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.

The screen is a beautiful 4 inch WVGA TFT panel with multi-touch support that is simply a joy to use. This screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which gives plenty of protection with its scratch resistant properties. Internal memory of the device is 8 GB with the option to upgrade with up to 64 GB using the microSD slot.

There is a 5 mega-pixel autofocus rear camera and a secondary camera for selfie-lovers. Some of the other features are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and GLONASS. Battery life is good with its Lithium-ion 1600 mAh cell which allows for 10.1 hours talk time, and the total weight of the device is 115 g.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)