Taiwan based tech vendor Asus has finally announced the Zenfone lineup of devices in India for prices starting from Rs 5,999. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, the handsets have entered sale from today in the country. The largest of the three handsets in the lineup is the Zenfone 6 and it has been priced reasonably at Rs 16,999. If you are looking to own a smartphone with a large display, here is a quick review of the Zenfone 6 for your assistance.
Camera and Internal Storage
The rear panel of the Zenfone 6 flaunts a 13 MP primary shooter that is coupled with autofocus and LED flash to deliver improved performance even under low lighting environments. This snapper is teamed up with a 2 MP front-facer unit that can help in clicking away selfies. We believe that this camera set should be capable of delivering a decent performance addressing the basic photography demands of the users.
The native storage support of the handset stands at an impressive 16 GB and this can be expanded by another 64 GB by means of a micro SD card. For many users, the internal storage space should only be sufficient to store the necessary content.
Processor and Battery
The processor employed in the Zenfone 6 is an Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core chipset that ticks at 2 GHz. This processor is supplemented by PowerVRSGX 544 MP2 GPU clocked at 400 MHz and 2 GB of RAM. The same chipset has been incorporated by the Lenovo K900 and it uses the Hyper Threading technology that will render faster performance.
A battery of 3,300 mAh capacity energizes the smartphone from within and it is rated to deliver a backup of 28 hours of talk time and 398 hours of standby time to the Zenfone 6. Though the battery life sounds pretty much impressive, on practical usage we expect the device to last for a day on moderate usage.
Display and Features
The Zenfone 6 is given a gigantic 6 inch IPS display that carries a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This resolution translates to a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch making the display an average one. Furthermore, it is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating to prevent the damage due to everyday usage. Being an IPS panel, it is believed that this display could be crisp with wide viewing angles.
The dual SIM supporting device is fueled by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but it can be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. For connectivity, the device has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with aGPS aspects that will allow the users to stay connected on the go.
|Model||Asus Zenfone 6|
|Display||6 inch, HD|
|Processor||2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2580|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||13 MP/ 2 MP|
What We Like
- Large RAM capacity
- Good battery
What we Dislike
- It would have been great with a higher screen resolution
Price and Conclusion
The Asus Zenfone 6 is priced competitively at Rs 16,999 and it can definitely deliver a smooth multi-tasking experience with its faster processor and larger RAM capacity. Likewise the others in the Zenfone lineup this handset also arrives in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red and Champagne Gold color variants making it a colorful offering. Having Xiaomi Mi3 launched for Rs 14,999, we can say that Asus has many rivals to fight with to gain enough success with its Zenfone lineup of devices.