Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL


Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL
Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.63 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 64 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass, FM radio
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (1/2/3/5/7/8/20); bandwidth (download/​upload): 150Mbps/50Mbps (LTE); SAR rates: 0.484 W/kg (head); 1.02 W/kg (body), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.25 x 143.7 x 71 ( = 0.44 x 5.66 x 2.8 in)
10.1 Wh, 2600 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, AF, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, Asus Service Center, themes, performance, audio assistent, mobile manager, ZenFone Service, ZenTalk, 24 Months Warranty
135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
179 Euro


Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 43%, features: 36%, display: 73% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone Go ZB500KL

79% Asus ZenFone Go Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
Smartphone Asus Zenfone Go Zb500Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Test de l’Asus Zenfone Go (ZB500KL) : du tout juste correct
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Low price; beautiful design; high brightness. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Đánh giá Asus Zenfone Go 6.9 inch: Tablet chính hãng dưới 3 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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 is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

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).

79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-02-24 (Update: 2017-02-24)