Review of One of the Best Low-Cost Smartphone: Asus Zenfone 4

We all are aware about the much loved ZenFone series by Asus including Zenfone 4 featuring 4-inches display, ZenFone 5 featuring 5-inches display and Zenfone 6 featuring 6-inches display with 1GB RAM and dual-core processor. Here we are with a review of 4-inches display, ZenFone 4 which you can compare with iPhone 5S in terms of its screen size and other features including memory, battery and camera. In terms of its price, this Smartphone is priced among Xiaomi Redmi 1S as well as Moto E. There are many reasons for buying Redmi 1S as well as Moto E and so for buying ZenFone 4. Continue to read on for finding out about the best budgeted baby Smartphone available in the market.

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We are surprised knowing that people in the market have much liking about the new series of Asus ZenFone smartphones. This new line-up series by Asus considered being the best flagship smartphones by the top manufacturer and finally these impressive smartphones are available in the market and creating a boom for the smartphones lovers. With the launch of these three smartphones, Asus has managed to create a splash in the market with different screen sizes as well as significant differences in their capabilities as well as prices. Each of these smartphones has their own niche and we are here today with ZenFone 4 which basically aimed towards capturing the bottom end of the market.

Design and Build of Asus ZenFone 4

Asus ZenFone 4 featuring 4-inches display with pixel density of 233ppi and weighing about 115 grams. It has got a curved-edged rectangular body which makes it quite easy for a user to handle with one hand and the buttons are placed in such a way that users can touch them easily. It features a plastic matte finish back cover which is removable along with metallic volume and power buttons. This phone really feels solid and looks impressively stylish as well as sturdy. Furthermore, this Smartphone features stereo speakers on the right of the rear camera along with USB port on the top-left edge. The sound of the playing music as well as videos is sometimes being obstructed due to the position of the speakers.

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Features of Asus ZenFone 4

ZenFone 4 features Zen UI and ambles on Android Jelly Bean OS. The Zen UI is quite clean as well as adds up few impressive useful touches to this Smartphone as compared to other Android smartphones and even it does not mess much with the Android experience too. Being a regular Android user, you might be aware about the common features including usual app drawer which includes widgets, apps, settings, shortcuts and much more. Being a low-budgeted Smartphone, ZenFone 4 packs a lot more features which are useful for even moderate Android users including the company’s own cloud service.

Display of Asus ZenFone 4

This Smartphone features display screen of 4-inches with 233ppi of pixel density along with a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This protective screen layer makes it springy to scratches as well as to minor bumps. The screen is quite fine for the users using it for their basic needs including regular calling or messaging. It is quite not acceptable as it has got low resolution which is pretty not suitable for gaming as well as for watching videos as it lags in poor viewing angles as well as reflections. This Smartphone features a unique app, splendid app which helps the users in enhancing the quality of its display but it does a little help in improving the problem of the viewing angles.

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Performance of Asus ZenFone 4

Asus ZenFone 4 is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor and equipped with 1GB RAM. This seems to be quite adequate but it really feels slow as compared to Micromax Canvas A1 Android One as well as Moto E and Lumia 530. We can say that it performs well in everyday tasks and even graphics, images load quickly as well as switching between the apps does it without any breaks. It is pretty slow during the start-up and even the few heavy apps do not load quickly and take longer time too. While playing games, the processor gives out a stuttering which is sometimes noticeable while sometimes it is not during the multiple apps running in the background. This Smartphone features in-built storage of 8GB and can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. Furthermore, with customized settings users can select the default storage accordingly in order to install new apps.

Camera and its features of Asus ZenFone 4

Asus ZenFone 4 features rear camera of 5 megapixels which is not too exciting but still works well. Keeping the camera in auto mode, it manages to capture images with decent quality with low noise levels but over saturated colours. With the nominal price range, the camera quality is accepted as it is even fast in capturing shots and even struggles via focusing in dim light or close-ups.

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Battery life of Asus ZenFone 4

This Smartphone packs battery of 1200mAh which gives an average life to the Smartphone. It delivers 13 hours of talk time on 2G as well as 5 hours of video or music playback. In comparison to Moto E as well as Micromax Canvas A1 Android One, the battery of ZenFone 4 is not one of the best but still it’s enough for a 12-hour day.

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Price and Availability of Asus ZenFone 4

This new lined-up series of Asus smartphones were unveiled during January CES 2014 and now it is available for approximately 5,999 INR. Previously, it was only available in UK and Korean markets but now it is made available all over.

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Verdict

With a tiny package, this Smartphone is featured-packed low-budgeted phone with cut corners which are evident with underpowered processor, low-resolution display as well as camera. Despite the fact, this Smartphone has a lot which users can like about including its build quality and design which is being one of the best among all the budgeted smartphones.

What do you think about ZenFone series especially the ZenFone 4? If you need a slightly better battery life as well as display then you can even opt for Moto E.

2 thoughts on “Review of One of the Best Low-Cost Smartphone: Asus Zenfone 4

  • December 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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    Can this smartphone run heavy games belonging to GTA Series?

  • December 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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    I think more consumers are taking to the lower-end of the mobile market due to affordability. If the same smartphone can perform all the basic functions of higher-end devices at a fraction of the cost, users will choose the cheapest option.

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