Sunday, July 13, 2014

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on

Last June 30, we were invited to a peek at the upcoming ASUS products that they are going to launch locally this coming July 17. During the mini event, we managed to get our hands-on at Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5.

The Zenfone line-up including the 6-phablet was announced way back in January of this year. ASUS executives know that it took them quite some time to bring them into the country, but they promised that the Zenfone series will have a very affordable and competitive price comparable even to that of the local brand's offering.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Hands-on

The Zenfone 4 is the smallest among the series having a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display powered by a 1.2GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM for multitasking. There is an 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Front

The front is mainly occupied by a 4-inch display with the usual capacitive controls below it and the hidden sensors, earpiece grill and secondary camera above it.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Back

At the back you will find the 5MP main camera without LED flash adjacent to the loudspeaker grill and just above the ASUS branding.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Sides

The 3.5mm audio jack is located at the top while the only thing you will see at the bottom is the microphone pin hole. The left side has the micro USB port while the right side holds the power/lock button and the volume rocker.

The Zenfone 4 is made of entirely plastic, but it does not look like one. It is a bit thick at 11.2mm, however, its curved back makes it feel thinner and more comfortable to hold. This dual-SIM device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and upgradeable to KitKat soon.

Specifications:

  • Quad band 2G/3G
  • Dual SIM (micro) dual standby
  • 4-inch capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
  • Dimensions: 124.42mm x 61.44mm x 11.5mm
  • Weight: 115g
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, ASUS Zen UI
  • 1.2GHz dual core CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, Intel Atom Z2520 chipset
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card
  • 5MP main camera without LED Flash,
  • VGA secondary camera
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • WiFi  802.11 b/g/n
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • 1200mAh battery
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
  • Price: TBA


ASUS Zenfone 5 Hands-on

The Zenfone 5 (as the name suggests) sports a 5-inch IPS+ display with 720p resolution. Underneath the hood is a 1.6GHz/2GHZ dual core Intel Atom Z2560/Z2580 CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU bundled with 1GB/2GB of RAM.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Front

The front is majority covered by the screen wherein you will find the hidden sensors, earpiece grill ASUS branding and secondary camera above it while at its bottom are the usual Android capacitive keys.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Back

At the back you will find the 8MP BSI main camera accompanied by an LED flash below it followed by the ASUS branding. The loudspeaker grill is located at the lower part of the back.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Back without the cover

The back cover is removable, but the its Li-Pol battery is not. The two SIM slots are located in the middle portion while the micro SD slot is placed at the upper right side.

Asus Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 Hands-on
Sides

The top holds the 3.5mm audio jack and the secondary microphone for noise cancellation while the micro USB port and the primary microphone are both located at the bottom. The left side has nothing on it while the right side has the volume rocker and the power button.

The Zenfone 5 has a similar design with its smaller sibling with a thinner waistline, although it is a bit taller and wider.

Specifications:

  • Quad band 2G/3G
  • Dual SIM (micro) dual standby
  • 5-inch IPS capacitive HD (1280x720) touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Dimensions: 148.2mm x 72.8mm x 10.34mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, ASUS Zen UI
  • 1.6GHz/2GHz dual core CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, Intel Atom Z2520/Z2580 chipset
  • 1GB/2GB of RAM
  • 8GB/16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card
  • 8MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash, PixelMaster
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • WiFi  802.11 b/g/n
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • 2110mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity light, magnetic,
  • Price: TBA

1 comment:

  1. Pwede po ba ito iupgrade sa KitKat? :)

    ReplyDelete

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