If you like RM299 Zenfone 4 but you wish it is bigger and better performance, then check out its elder brother – ASUS Zenfone 5, now available in Malaysia for RM599.
The 5-inch multi touch panel gives 1280×720 pixels resolution protected by tough Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and supports GloveTouch input.
It runs Android 4.3 and powered by Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz processor and 2GB RAM. Phone storage is 8GB, with 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage. Support MicroSD card up to 64GB.
Zenfone 5 has a 8MP F2.0 rear camera with PixelMaster technology (better low-lights shots and videos). The front camera is 2MP with F2.4 aperture. It supports Dual SIM Dual Standby. The battery capacity is 2110 mAh Lithium.
Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4
ASUS Zenfone 5 (RM599) is 2 times more expensive than Zenfone 4 (RM299), does it worth the extra money? Let’s compare Zenfone 5 vs. Zenfone 4:
Zenfone 5 wins Zenfone 4 in almost every specification, except that they have same Android version and same Micro SD card slot capacity. You pay RM300 more for Zenfone 5’s 2GB RAM, better display, better cameras, and double battery capacity.
Unless you cannot afford RM600 for a smartphone, you should gift yourselves a better performance smartphone.
Zenfone 5 is your affordable general usage smartphone.
While Zenfone 4 is the smartphone for first timer who upgrade from dumb feature phone, Zenfone 5 is your affordable daily usage smartphone.
For RM599, ASUS Zenfone 5’s main competitors would be the Xiaomi Redmi 1S (RM419) and Huawei Honor 3C (RM499).
They have similar specs but using 3 different mobile processor brands – Intel, Qualcomm, Mediatek – respectively. Redmi 1S and Honor 3C are cheaper but they are only available online for limited stock (you need luck and technique to buy them).
What do you think about ASUS Zenfone 5?