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Android One Smartphones VS Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG

Lately, the Indian smartphone market is witnessing a slew of entry-level smartphones from the local as well global players to lure the price conscious consumers in the country. One such global manufacturer that has launched a slew of offerings in the market is Asus with its Zenfone lineup. As the Android One smartphones are in the headlines, here is a comparison between the Google’s Android One lineup and the Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG. Take a look at the comparison to know which handset is worthy enough for a purchase.

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Display and Processor

Both the Android One and Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG flaunt a similar a 4.5 inch IPS display with FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels that result in a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch. However, the Asus offering is relatively better as it comes topped with the strong Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer.

On the processing power segment, Asus phone employs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with hyper threading technology that makes it capable of handling more load than a dual core chipset. On the other hand, the Android One phones makes use of a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor ticking at 1.3 GHz. Otherwise, both the smartphones have 1 GB of RAM for a moderate multi-tasking experience.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Asus smartphone is equipped with an 8 MP primary camera at its back with LED flash, auto focus, panorama and FHD 1080p video recording. At the front, there is a VGA selfie snapper for basic video calling. In comparison, the Android One smartphones have a 5 MP rear snapper with LED flash and boast of a 2 MP front-facing camera onboard that is relatively better for video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots.

When it comes to the storage department, Zenfone 4 A450CG has 8 GB of default storage capacity and the Android One devices come with only 4 GB of storage space. Again, there is 64 GB of expandable storage support in the Asus smartphone, whereas it is only 32 GB in the Android One smartphones.

Display and Features

The Zenfone A450CG is powered by a 1,750 mAh battery, whereas the Google offerings draw their energy from a 1,700 mAh battery capacity. It is clear that both the smartphones would struggle to last for a day under moderate usage due to their not-so-strong batteries.

While the Asus phone runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, the Android One smartphones are based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and they are capable of receiving the Android L update as well. The Asus phone is topped with Zen UI that will be add new features such as ZenLink, What’s Next, Do it Later and more.

The Android One smartphones will get 35 GB of cloud storage space from Google Drive for free and Airtel will provide free OTA updates and 200 MB of data for app downloads per month for six months for its subscribers.

Key Specs

Model Android One Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG
Display 4.5 inch, FWVGA 4.5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582 1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2520
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to Android L Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ 2 MP 8 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,700 mAh 1,750 mAh
Price Rs 6,399 Rs 6,999


Both the Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG and Android One offerings are priced in the same range and they come with decent specifications. Their spec and feature set would definitely make them suitable offerings for the consumers seeking value for money offerings. The Asus phone takes the benefit of a scratch resistant display, faster processor and better storage capacity, whereas the Android One smartphones have more resources as they run on the latest iteration of the platform with support for Android L as well. On the whole, it is the consumers who will have to decide which smartphone would suit their requirements the best.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.