Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL
Go, ZenFone, go! Even lower mid-range devices have to have special features today. This is why Asus' ZenFone Go comes with an ergonomic design, HD screen, and removable battery. In this report, we will clarify if the affordable ZenFone Go is convincing.
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
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Positive: Low price; beautiful design; high brightness. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
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Positive: Low price; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2017
Model: Asus is very well known for their budget-line smartphones. They have been promoting their line-up of the Zenfone Go series. Recently, they introduced the Asus ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE, which is another smartphone under their Zenfone Go budget-line smartphones series. It is also an upgraded variant from the last year’s Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE. The 2nd-gen device with the model number ZB500KL sports almost similar specifications as its predecessor. From the front of the device, it looks similar to last year’s Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE with Asus's famous concentric circles design below the capacitive buttons. While the volume rocker is now placed on the rear of the device, the power button sits on the top edge of the device. The device sports an all-metal body and sports a front facing home button. It comes in Glacier Gray, Sheer Gold, Silver Blue, Glamour Red, Charcoal Black and Pearl White colour options. As for hardware specification, the Asus ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE is powered by a Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It packs 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by up to 256 GB via the MicroSD card slot. Apart from the onboard storage, Asus is also offering 100 GB of Google Drive storage, free for two years.
For display, the Asus ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE is equipped with HD IPS+ display (1280 x 720 pixels), sporting a pixel density of 294 ppi for a reasonable visual appearance. Asus TruVivid technology with improved clarity, offers lighter and beautiful vivid colour. As for audio, the Asus ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE has a pair of sensitive microphones that are expertly tuned and precisely positioned to reduce noise and ensure voice is heard. While the last year’s Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE came with an 8 MP rear camera, it is now upgraded to a 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. However, the 5 MP selfie camera remains same as on its predecessor. The fingerprint sensor that comes embedded into the front facing home button can detect from 360-degrees. As for operating system, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Its 2,600 mAh battery is supposed to give 16 hours of talk time on a 3G connection and 13.7 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and offers all the basic connectivity options. It measures 143.7 x 70.8 x 11.2 mm and weighs around 150 g. The 2017 Zenfone Go certainly is the phone to look out for especially if you're on a budget but need a well specced phone.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
79%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.