Not everyone has the luxury to buy expensive flagship smartphone. Some of us only need a cheap smartphone that works.
We heard a lot of nightmares about cheap smartphones that are difficult to use and do not last for a few months.
Could we have a branded, cheap, and reliable smartphone? ASUS ZenFone 4 may be your answer.
ASUS ZenFone 4 phone price is not RM600, not RM400… It is only RM299! It is the ASUS’s most budget Android phone released in early 2014.
Unbelievable? Let’s check out the phone’s specs.
ZenFone 4 has a 4-inch (800×480) display using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (anti-scratch). It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor and 1GB RAM.
The phone uses Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to Android 4.4 Kitkat) with ASUS ZenUI.
ZenFone 4 has 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. 8GB on phone storage, plus supports microSD card up to 64GB. You will also receive free-for-life 5GB ASUS WebStorage.
ZenFone 4 supports Dual SIM Dual Standby. The removable battery’s capacity is 1200 mAh. The phone is only 115 gram.
ZenFone 4 uses vibrant colours for the phone case, the back cover is curved shape. The design is simple and stylish. (based on the product photos)
The new ASUS ZenUI user interface aims to “turn complexity into simplicity”. The UI is flat and clean. It has productivity features like “What’s Next” and “Do It Later” for busy persons.
PixelMaster is ASUS technology for smartphone to produces high quality photos. It has low-light mode, image stabilizer, easy head count selfies, depth of field photo, object focus tracking and more.
Price and Availability
ASUS ZenFone 4 is available now at Malaysia retail stores for RM299 in Red, White, Black colours.
[box type=”info”]Update: Zenfone 5 now available in Malaysia.[/box]
ZenFone 4 display is not sharp but still better than many do-not-come-from-where phones. Intel Atom 1.2GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM can handle general tasks and apps. I won’t play 3D game on ZenFone 4, though.
0.3 megapixel front camera cannot take your selfie photos. Dual SIM and productivity features of Zen UI make it a budget work phone, but the 1200 mAh battery capacity means you need a spare battery or power bank.
If ZenFone 4 has kids friendly features (parental controls, kids theme, tracking, etc) then many parents would buy the RM299 phone for their children in school.
What do you think about ZenFone 4?