It was only on Wednesday that Asus announced the release of three of smartphones in its Zenfone lineup. It was also claimed that another model in the series carrying a 4.5 inch display dubbed Asus Zenfone 4.5 ( A450CG ) will soon join its siblings. Now, the handset has been listed exclusively on e-commerce portal giant Flipkart for Rs 6,999 with a coming soon status. Here we come up with a quick review of the device below:
Camera and Internal Storage
The camera performance sounds pretty decent with an 8 MP rear camera presumably with LED flash and a VGA front shooter. While the capabilities of the camera are not known, the primary snapper is believed to arrive with HD 720p video shooting ability that is decent enough for the pricing of the Zenfone 4 A450CG. Many of the rivals of the handset arrive with only 5 MP sensors and miss out on a front-facer, thereby enabling adding more benefits to the Asus offering.
The internal storage is 8 GB that is pretty high for a smartphone in the entry-level matket segment. This 8 GB of default storage space can be expanded up to 64 GB by means of a micro SD card. Usually, the sub Rs 8,000 priced smartphones pack only the average 4 GB of storage that is too low to store all the content.
Processor and Battery
The processor used in the handset is a Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz and aided by 1 GB of RAM. The chipset has proven itself in terms of delivering a faster performance with Hyper Threading feature. For the pricing of the Zenfone 4 A450CG, this processor can deliver a decent performance.
The battery capacity of 1,750 mAh and it is listed to provide a backup of 13 hours of talk time and 255 hours of standby time on 3G networks. This backup is on par with that of some of the smartphones in the sub Rs 8,000 price range making it acceptable.
Display and Other Features
The Zenfone 4 A450CG is fitted with a 4.5 inch display boasting a FWVGA resolution of 854×480 pixels. Also, the panel is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to prevent scratches and damage. Moreover, the pixel density of the handset is 217 pixels per inch that is pretty average for the basic tasks.
Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat which has better responsiveness and resources the other iterations of the platform. The connectivity features onboard of the handset are 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and dual SIM functionality.
|Model||Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG|
|Display||4.5 inch, 480×854|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2520|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ VGA|
What we Like
- 8 GB of internal storage capacity
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 1 GB RAM
Price and Conclusion
The Zenfone 4 A450CG packs a great hardware for the money paid as the other offerings in the Zenfone lineup. The handset is available in a slew of power options such as Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue and Solar Yellow and Charcoal Black to make it a fashion accessory as well. On the whole the device is a good offering for its pricing as many entry-level phones misses out on a front-facer and arrive with low internal storage space.