Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix Fix Focus
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Source: Laptop Media
ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) met our expectations as one of the best budget smartphones on the market. In taking a closer look at its capabilities, we discovered some drawbacks such as the not so durable battery (especially for video playback). The mobile CPU ensures reasonable performance but the exterior temperatures we measured are slightly higher than the generally accepted, and yet acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2016
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2016
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: Simplistic in design with great functionality, the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG is a budget orientated smartphone that will satisfy the requirements of many users. At first glance, the device looks close to premium with a build quality to match while the matte textured and rounded rear side allows for a good grip. There are five colors to choose from; black, white, blue, red, and gold. The Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG weighs in at 135 g with its removable Lithium-Polymer battery rated at 2070 mAh, which provides decent battery life, mostly due to the moderate power consumption of the hardware. Display on the device is a 5.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with HD resolution. Colors and clarity are decent with the 294 ppi pixel density display. Asus has not disclosed what glass type is used to protect the screen. Therefore, users should be extra careful when handling the device. A simple screen protector could add a small level of protection against unwanted scratches.
Audio quality on the device is pretty good despite a mono speaker positioned at the rear. However, since it is at the back of the device, it is possible to cover it when placed on a table. The Android 5.1 Lollipop system comes with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with a Mali-400MP2 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and either 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage depending on the variant. This hardware combination makes using the device a joy as it can run most current applications with ease. To sweeten the deal, Asus has thrown in dual SIM capability and a microSD card slot to expand the storage capacity by up to 64 GB. At the rear of the device is a decent 8 MP autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture for low light shooting and there is a rather low 2 MP front camera for selfies. Both of the cameras take decent photos and are good for a low-end smartphone. Other features found on the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG are Bluetooth 4.0, an FM radio module, A-GPS, and micro USB connectivity with USB OTG technology enabling users to connect thumbdrives and even external hard drives for data access.
There have been complaints by users from the web that the GPS module encounters hiccups from time to time, but hopefully this is merely a software issue which can be fixed with a patch and not a design flaw. Users can opt for more premium protection with the View Flip Case, which allows important information to be displayed through the circular cut-out. In summary, the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG is a solid performing, and wallet friendly smartphone. Depending on your liking of the Asus ZenUI skin, it could be a no-brainer option.
ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT6580M: Quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A7 at 1.3 GHz) for tablets and smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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).
85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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