And finally, India gets to see another smartphone that fits in the budget category.
Asus has previously launched several smartphones to cater to the tastes of the budget customer. As of now, Asus has brought out its new entry level smartphone – the Zenfone C, which would go on sale at a price of Rs 5,999.
Except for the 4.5-inch display featured on this phone, it shares many of the features as in the Zenfone 4, which was launched in the previous year. It bears its unique Asus touch in its own way, with a special vintage look for the phone. Compared to the other smartphones in the same league, this one seems to be a bit on the heavier side with a weight of 150 grams.
A Brief Overview
The Asus Zenfone C is a budget smartphone. This dual SIM Android smartphone runs on Android KitKat v4.4.2 OS featuring a dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. Powered by a 2100 mAh Li-ion battery, this phone gets a 4.5-inch IPS capacitive display featuring the Asus ZenUI user interface. the phone gets a memory of 1 GB on RAM, 8 GB on internal storage and upto 64 GB on expandable memory via microSD card. The phone gets a 5 MP Primary camera with LED flash, and a secondary VGA camera for video-calls. It also gets GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB v2.0 as connectivity options.
The first thing about this phone that would attract any customer is its price. For a dual SIM phone, with all the features that Zenfone C has to offer, for a price of Rs 5999, it is a good bid. It has a 4.5-inch screen, a 5 MP rear camera-which clicks photos with an excellent clarity, and a pretty good dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.
The phone is quite efficient when it comes to multi-tasking and doesn't swell up in heat, thanks to its Intel Atom processor. The battery of this phone also provides an excellent power backup that you need not worry about the power draining off completely at the end of the day. The Zenfone C sports a SonicMaster audio which is designed to deliver an output volume that is 20 percent greater than the other phones in the same league, promising an ultimate sound experience. Also, this new smartphone comes along with a user-friendly interface with a PC link that enables you to connect and transfer files quickly onto your PC.
The major negatives of this phone is about its memory. Though the phone offers an 8 GB internal storage, nearly half of this space is utilized by the application files, thereby wanting you to get yourself a memory card to save all your personal files.
For the features offered on the Zenfone C, Rs 5999 is quite an affordable price. This phone should end up being a definite winner in this price range, considering the features provided. The Zenfone C gives its customers everything they need, and not what they want. So, you can't expect high-end smartphone features on something like this.
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