Having a troubled journey at the very beginning, Asus has recently come up with utter brilliance of ZenFone C. The ZenFone series have captured the market with enough authority and is been playing a major competition in the market. Till the time the company has launched ZenFone, it has been upgrading itself with every new avatar. Today let’s have a keen look over the brand new Asus ZenFone C. After the prolonged success of ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6, the Taiwanese company has yet again opted for a fresh designer beauty to carry forward the line-up even more vibrant and lucrative.
Full Specifications of Asus ZenFone C-ZC451CG
|Brand & Model||Asus ZenFone C-ZC451CG|
|OS||Android 4.4 Kitkat|
|Camera||Camera (Rear): 5 mega pixel, Front: VGA|
|Sim Type||Dual Sim|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core|
|Screen Size||4.5 c.m|
|Battery Capacity||2100 mAh|
|Memory||Internal Memory: 8GB, External Memory : MicroSD card Expandable upto 32 GB|
|Price||5999 INR in India,|
|Release Date||February 2015|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor|
A haunting gaze:
Well for starters it’s really similar to its previous siblings. But the eye gets a blink when the shiny under the hood, discloses its shine, with the bright silvered capacitive buttons below the screen. This helps user to get it started when there is no back light on. Not to mention the concentric ring pattern which have by the way become the trademark for Asus has also find its space under the speaker, shining irrespective of whatever way the phone is held. The laser-etched design with holographic effect made the well crafted Android Smartiee more appealing. The phone is available in black, white and red.
Above the screen the Asus logo is obviously there, with matching silver. Not heaving the face with high-end make ups, the front of the device has only a front camera on the top left corner. One setback here is the black plastic border, a bit thicker than usual creamy setup and the screen is not finished with the front glass also.
The matte texture makes the phone very smoothly to palm and the back of the device is curved in all ends giving the variant an even better shape. The ZenFone C flaunts a 4.5 inch screen allowing users to reach every end of the screen easy accessible with the thumb.
Weighing near around 149 gm. the phone comes to be a bit of chunky. Though the slick and silky feeling has even more shining than usual.
The rubberized finish at the rear panel with a single LED flash makes the back cool enough. At the bottom of the back there is the spread speaker grille. Above the 5 megapixel camera, there lies a secondary noise cancelling microphone. In the right edge, there is the power button and a volume rocker which is of course chrome plated.
A micro USB port works at the bottom of the chassis and on top there is the headphone jack. The whole body chassis of ZenFone C is near around 10.1 mm.
Being a budget phone, the inside of the device is surely not what we call ‘cutting edge’. The device carries 1 GB of RAM along with 8GB internal storage to provide the users enough space to cuddle up with all the android apps. Hailing from the variations of Asus previous versions, the ZenFone C is run by the same old dual-core Intel processor from Intel’s previous generation clover view platform. This may be a bit of a back log as along with Asus ZenFone 4. Though here the processor runs at a 1.2 GHz by Atom Z2520.
The company’s ZenUI Android skin is the most attracting part of any ZenFone. The huge imaginative takes on Android customization side garnished with all the useful features have made ZenFone an utter beauty. The shortcut to messaging apps and dialer and camera lies on the lock screen itself. The timeline here is neater than ever along with the options to larger or smaller the icons and even hide them as per need. The lock screen also delivers a comfortable display of weather, and alarm status.
The screen though delivers a very weak resolution containing 480×854 pixels. Besides the very common features like WI-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 64 GB micro SD card support, FM Radio, 5 mega pixel rear and 640*480 pixels VGA camera the ZenFone C also has proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and an accelerometer. Not a revelation or a vision according to such priced smartiee but surely delivers the basics and the needed.
On having a look over the preloaded Apps:
- Remote Link and PC link – To control PC from Smartphone.
- Omlet Chat – Popular messaging App.
- Share Link and Party Link – To share content and photos and contacts with friends and social media.
- Audio Wizard and Splendid – To tweak the phones audio and screen.
- Zinio – To read digital magazine.
- Super Note – To create notes with pictures and other annotations.
- Clean Master – To clear out junk files and scan for Virus.
To add to it there are many other to clutter and suffer with.
Working class efforts from Asus
About the performance of ZenFone C its better to say it serves according to its budget. The phone costs a user 5999 INR only. The phone is fast enough, no slow down has been reported. The shortage of internal space can also be justified but the real setback lies in the camera.
The phone has a terrible camera and offers enough irritation with a mare depressing display. The poor display angle along with the fade colors and resolution does not supply the basic level of a Smartphone. Compression is way too high letting the texture of the images fade away.
ZenFone C is reported to have good hold on audio and MP3 performances. The speakers work fine and with better headphone the sounds get more clarified as is known.
The battery of the phone, (like every other Smartphone out there) is charged out within 7 hours of talk time.
The call quality has no complaints but encountered a bit of hitch on a hat on conference calls with audio visual ability.
What Tech-Buff says about ZenFone C Review
The phone is here to eat up Moto E!! Yes it delivers all along within much of a mere price range. Such a budget Smartphone is what it takes to enter the middleclass appetite. From a techie’s point of view this is a new and modified avatar of Asus ZenFone 4.
Wow Featured of ZenFone C
- Offers most within limited budget
- Performance is quiet up to mark
- Android skin ZenUI
Oops of ZenFone C
- Weak rear and front camera
- Battery life too low
- Mediocre display quality
It is expected the other companies won’t sit back and would run as fast as possible to deliver all the specifications within the same price range as fast as possible but till that happens Asus ZenFone C will rule it in budget Smartphone market.