Asus launched its budget android smartphone namely Zenfone 4 (dual sim) in India which is priced @ 5,999/- sold via Flipkart. It is available is Black, White, Grey, Blue & Yellow shades.
DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
The design of this phone is good. It has corning glass 3 on front and a matte plastic on the back and feels great in hands. It is slim at 11.2mm and weighs 115gms. It has 4 inch LCD display of WVGA resolution 480 x 800 with 233 ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is pretty acceptable. It runs on Zen User Interface. The display supports 5 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is Very good.
STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITYS
It has 8GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 32GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps like google play music for songs and a stock gallery and a video player which are good. FM radio comes pre-installed too. Conductivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 42.2mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, Wifi b/g/n, Wifi hotspot as well as Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy) But has USB OTG too.
CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, HDR etc. The camera clarity is just good overall. Daytime the images are reasonably good and has fine details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become more visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images still image quality at night is just above average. It does Full HD 1080p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound having bit-rate of 15-17 mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is reasonably good overall. Daytime the video clarity is good and has fine details respectively but at night video clarity is average could have been better. Lack of led flash could be main reason for average low light performance of the camera. It has a VGA front facing camera.
SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.3 Jellybean out of the box upgradable to kitkat 4.4.2 with planned lollipop 5.0 update. It has an Intel Atom (Z2520) processor (with hyper threading enabled) running a dual core at 1.2 GHZ (Cortex A7 architecture) with 1 GB RAM and PowerVR SGX544MP2 (400MHZ dual core) GPU. The performance is Great which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run well enough and there is no lag at all.
QUADRANT : 6960.
ANTUTU : 13210.
NENAMARK 2 : 59fps.
BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a non removable 1750 mah battery. The battery life is pretty good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 7:30H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 6H.
TALKTIME : upto 18H(2G) / upto 16H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 400 H(2G) / upto 380 H(3G).
*Very Good build quality.
*Pretty Good display and viewing angle.
*Good camera and video recording clarity.
*Pretty good battery life.
*Front facing camera.
*Front facing camera.
*No Led Flash and camera performance could have been bit better.
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 9.4/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.