The Asus Zenfone 5Of the three models, Zenphone 4,5 and 6 I chose Zenphone 5, reason being simple, It came under my budget (around 10k INR) which was lesser than Zenphone 6 and had better features than Zenphone 4. Second reason being, the looks, I cannot compromise on looks, since it is the world of showing off, why shall I put my step back and not be in the trend? It is a good looking phone, the front somewhat resembles HTC and the back is white in color, light weight (145 grams) and with a good grip.
DisplayZenphone 5 has IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16M contrast. The screen has resolution of 1280*720 pixels from which definitely you cannot move your eyes away. Coming to UI, it is Zenpone’s own customized Zen UI, which I found definitely better than Samsung’s and HTC’s android UI. The user interface is smooth, user friendly and with a number of added features.
Zenphone h5 has plunged into the smartphone competition with Android 4.3 Jellybean and it is discussed to have lollipop 5 in near future.
HardwareThe one hardware which even a kid knows about and relies about its performance is Intel, and Zenphone became the first smartphone to introduce Intel chipset in a smartphone. Yes, you are reading it correctly; Zenphone is featuring INTEL ATOM Z series microprocessors. To be specific, Zenphone 5 is bundled with 1.6 GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2580 including Intel’s hyper-threading technology, making the phone a good competitor to the rest.
CameraAsus has done the market survey quite well and have bridges the gap of Cameras for better selfies. We all know how important selfies are become over the whole social media, so Zenphone rebuilt their Pixel Master Technology in an 8 megapixel camera which is capable of shooting 3264 X 2448 resolution pictures with autofocus and LED flash. Adding to the above, the especially mentionable camera features are “depth of field” and “selfie” mode.
Interface and Other FeaturesOther much needed features included in the phone are WiFi Hotspots, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, GLONASS, Geo tagging, face detection, Java support, GPS with A-GPS and also sensors like accelerometer, proximity and compass.
The one lagging features that might let the phone fluff a little is its 2110 mAh battery which is quite small juice for such a huge beast!