Gone are the days when smartphones which were capable of doing a lot of stuff are expensive. Now you can easily own an affordable smartphone that can do pretty much what a premium one could offer. Introducing Asus sleek Zenfone C which is not only cheap, but also boast decent specs and good user interface. Asus Zenfone C is the kind of smartphone that is ideal for emerging markets where demands for budget-centric smartphones are high such as India and Indonesia.
Asus Zenfone C sports the similar look that its more expensive siblings have. The most distinguished design that Zenfones have is the stunningly beautiful concentric right pattern that seems to be glimmering all the time. The silver capacitive buttons right below the screen make easy for users to locate them even without backlighting. The built is pretty sturdy and the back is nicely curved to give users a better grip of the phone while using it. The matte texture of the cover gives the phone a slight premium feel to it.
Under the hood, Asus Zenfone C is powered by Intel Multi-core Atom clocked at 1.2GHz. Albeit a bit slow, it will be more than sufficient for users to run most of the basic apps and functions. There will be 1GB of RAM to help smoothen up thins a bit to support the processor. Though there is only 8GB of internal storage at your disposal, potential buyers will be happy to note that Asus Zenfone C supports a whopping 64GB microSD card. This alone makes it attractive for a lot of buyers who would love to store a lot of photos and songs on their phone.
The front of Zenfone C features a 4.5inch screen that has a slightly low resolution of 480x854 pixels. Besides being equipped with energy-saving Bluetooth 4.0, it also has the usual connectivity such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, accelerator, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. The 5.0 MP rear camera will be enough for your usual snapshots but I doubt the front-facing VGA camera will suffice for those who love to take selfies. The good news is, Asus compensated for this shortcoming with its in-house PixelMaster Technology which will improve the quality of your photos. So smile. :)
One of the highlight of Zenfone C is of course its sleek Asus ZenUI. After toying with the Asus Zenfone C that I bought for my daddy for his birthday, I have to admit that ZenUI is really good. Apart from being elegantly beautiful, the simplistic features of ZenUI make it very pragmatic and easy to use. Its intuitive What's Next and Do It Later features will surely be handy for those who want to be more productive. All in all, ZenUI is truly one of the biggest attractions for owning a Zenfone C.
Experience Asus Zen UI
The call quality of Zenfone C is outstanding and the speaker which is amplified by SonicMaster technology makes listening to music really a joy. Likewise the efficient 2,100mAh battery provides all the necessary juice for Zenfone C to last for more than 1 day. Running on Android 4.4 (KitKat), this Dual-sim, Dual-standby Zenfone C will be ideal for those who are on a tight budget or first time buyer without really compromising on functionalities. So will you get this Asus Zenfone C for a price tag of RM400 (Rs 5,999)?