Asus Zenfone Series

Asus Zenfone 4Processor: unknown, Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.0 inch, 5.0 inch, 6.0 inch
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200, 300 euro
Average Score: 76.07% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 72%, features: 80%, display: 74%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus Zenfone 6

The Asus Zenfone 6 is a mid-range phablet that is positioning itself to be friendlier to a consumer’s wallets than other high-end phablets available right now.

For the price, one might expect to see some cut corners, but it's actually powered by a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor and a PowerVR 544MP2 graphics processor. Together with 2 GB of RAM, these ensure a smooth experience. You won't face problems running most applications except some extremely high-end games and multitasking will be a breeze.

It comes out of the box with 4.3 Jellybean and is upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat. Storage is 16 GB with microSD support up to 64 GB. So, space will definitely not be a problem. The 13 MP rear camera is pretty solid for this budget and with its selfie mode, you can take selfies with the rear camera as it detects as many as four faces. The front camera is 2 MP and you won’t be using it much with the rear camera’s selfie mode.

A 3300 mAh battery supplies the energy for the components. It is more than sufficient for a full day of web browsing, gaming, calling and media playback. The Zenfone 6 is definitely a good option for those seeking a phablet but are not willing to fork out the money for higher end devices. It holds up more than admirably against them.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 6Notebook: Asus Zenfone 6
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 6 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Bigger doesn't mean better
Source: Digital Trends English
The Zenfone 6 is basically a 6 inch version of the Zenfone 5. But while the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 both justify their price, the Zenfone 6 doesn't. Asus has gone overboard with the size and not given the device the power to match it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus ZenFone 6 Review: Huge and Affordable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Asus has managed to create a phablet that boasts of good hardware components, good build quality, and decent camera performance. Most importantly, it costs less than many of good phablets which cost the same or even significantly more, including the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, HTC Desire 816 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Both the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and Desire 816 are priced above Rs. 20,000 while the Grand 2 costs slightly less than Rs. 20,000 now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus Zenfone 6
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As with any 6-inch phone, the Asus Zenfone 6 comes into some slight handling problems thanks to its size. We imagine many of you would be better off with a Zenfone 5. However, if it's priced right in the UK this will be easily the cheapest 6-inch phone from a known brand.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2014
80% Asus ZenFone 6
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Zenfone 5

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Notebook: Asus Zenfone 5
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 5 (Model)

Average Score: 82.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenfone 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
After the searing disappointment of the Asus Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 is a real relief. It’s better in almost every respect, and easily merits the extra cash. It's an excellent phone in most respects, and should help put Asus on the map as a phone-maker to watch out for if you want a good-value phone. For now it’s a pretty good alternative to the Motorola Moto G if you want a slightly larger screen. If that sounds like you, stick it on your shortlist. There are a couple of little bits to tweak in the Asus Zenfone 5, but the value on offer here is fantastic. Other 5-inch phones at the price don’t get you screens anywhere near as good as this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range smartphone contender
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round performance. It’s really hard to fault the Zenfone 5 as it doesn’t really stumble much in any department. The Moto G seems to have met its match, finally!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
75% Asus Zenfone 5 Review: Large Screen, Small Price
Source: Techspot English
The Asus Zenfone 5 is good enough value in other aspects of the package that it could be worth overlooking any issues with the camera and battery life. Its size and price is relatively unique, with its competitors either costing more, having inferior specifications in other areas, or packing smaller displays. If you’re after a 5.0-inch smartphone with decent hardware at the lowest possible cost, the Zenfone 5 will likely suit your needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: Finally, a smartphone to dethrone the Moto G
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round performance. It’s really hard to fault the Zenfone 5 as it doesn’t really stumble much in any department. The Moto G seems to have met its match, finally!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Setting the Benchmark for Budget Segment
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
People looking for a phone with a big screen can definitely consider the Asus ZenFone 5, which is priced at an amazingly low Rs. 9,999. Its features and performance give it an edge over most of the competition, not only in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment but also against many higher-priced phones such as the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM (Review | Pictures).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Moto G Killer
Source: Techtree.com English
The ZenFone 5 is an aggressively priced handset. Selling for Rs 10,000, this handset gives the Moto G a run for its money. The ZenFone 5 shines with its sturdy construction and stylish looks. Its screen and performance are as good if not better than the Moto G. In the camera department, it trashes Motorola's more expensive offering. In short, if you're in for a budget Android handset with all round performance, the ZennFone 5 is the handset to get. Yes, it's better than the Moto G, and its success will propel Intel as a serious competitor in the smartphone silicon market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
76% Asus' entry into the Indian smartphone market
Source: Digital Trends English
If Asus puts a smart price tag on the ZenFone 5, then it could give the Moto G a run for its money. It offers a good looking design and respectable performance capability. There are many other reliable brands out there in the market, and Asus has done a good job with the Zenfone 5. But having said that, it will have to do a lot more if it wants to give the other brands tough competition. The smartphone is not a bad choice if you are aiming for a mid-ranged device with a decent performance package and design, but quite honestly, there is room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Asus ZenFone 5: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone 5 packs a punch with its screen and solid build quality. It's pretty impressive for a mid-range phone. However, we would like to wait for the price to be announced officially before commenting on the overall value for money. One thing is for sure, if the ZenFone 5 is priced between Rs. 10,000 and 15,000, it will be compared to the popular Moto G and could be a pretty good alternative for those who prefer large screens.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2014
80% Asus ZenFone 5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Zenfone 4

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 4Notebook: Asus Zenfone 4
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 4 (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%
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%

 

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

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

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2580: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.3 - 2 GHz (short bursts), a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 based GPU clocked at 400 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.

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» 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.

0.2 kg:


76.07%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
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» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
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» MSI Primo 93
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» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
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» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
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» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
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» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
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» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
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» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
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» Archos 79 Xenon
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» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
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» Asus Zenfone 5
Atom Z2580, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 6
Atom Z2580, 6.0", 0.2 kg
» Gigaset QV830
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» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
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» Lenovo S5000-F
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» MSI Primo 81
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» Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.61 kg
» Huawei Ascend G700
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.157 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)