And finally the ASUS Zenfone 5 reached our lab, took a long while but as they say – “better late than never!”
The Zenfone 5 comes with a 5″ 1280×720 HD IPS Display panel, powered by Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz CPU and runs on Android OS. The screen is made of the anti-Scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the phone comes with 2GB RAM and up 16GB storage (the unit here is 8GB), it also has an 8MP f/2.0 PixelMaster Camera.
The Zenfone 5 comes with removable cover but the battery is not removable, it supports dual-SIM and allows MicroSD expansion up to 64GB as well.
More details at the official product page.
Let’s start with numbers, numbers that we all love to view but no one actually knows how to quantify them. 😛
The Zenfone 5 feels good to the touch with admirable build quality, top it off with the decently speedy processor and the 5″ IPS display panel for one that demands better color accuracy.
Voice calls are heard crisp and clear and the rear speakers (not my favorite position) were decently loud as long as it’s not blocked.
As for the camera, it works fine. It’s not the greatest out there but it’s sufficient as a general purpose camera.
Battery life seems pretty good, 10 games of Bejeweled Blitz drains about 7%. The phone can last you a day quite easily with the 2110 mAh battery.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 retail at RM 519 and it’s available from ASUS’ authorized sellers, and also their online store (opens noon of 3rd December) at http://store.asus.com/my/ (link leads to Zenfone 5 product page on the store).
What you get is a phone of reasonable large display and good features, a smartphone that’s good for everyone.