Asus ZenFone C
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenFone C
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Regardless of some weaknesses, ASUS’ ZenFone C can be defined as one of the best models in this price range. It would be better to see an IPS panel in order to provide better viewing angles, or to get better results on the battery endurance tests, but on the other hand the Intel CPU is a good indicator. The PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU provides rarely seen graphics performance in this class matching the scores of Snapdragon 400/410 and the Adreno 305/306 GPUs commonly used in smartphones with double the ZenFone C’s price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2015
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
In the price sensitive budget market, the Zenfone C has basically been squeezed in to increase the company’s product portfolio. I would much rather save Rs. 1,000 and buy the Zenfone 4 instead, because the smaller display isn’t a big compromise. In this day and age, if I’m going to spend anything above Rs. 5,000, then I want a much better device. This is the same thing I had written for the Asus Zenfone 6 earlier, which was basically the Zenfone 5 with a bigger display and a much higher price tag. You would get a better buy not only in the Zenfone 4, but also in the higher priced Lenovo A6000 and new Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
The ZenFone C is somewhat of an update to the ZenFone 4, but isn't very different from it in many ways. The larger screen is nice to have, but even so, Asus will have to do a lot more to be competitive as others release newer and more capable products. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S is still the class leader, though its highly restricted availability leaves a lot of room for companies such as Asus to be successful. If you think the ZenUI might be too confusing, there are also plenty of stock Android One devices in the market at this price level.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
PowerVR SGX544MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 8 pixel and 4 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.
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Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
63.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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