The Asus Zenfone C is a lot like the Zenfone 4 launched last year. However, it is larger with a 4.5-inch screen. The rest of the looks are almost identical. It has the signature Asus brushed aluminum finish under the keys and on the volume and power buttons. It is a bit heavy at 149 grams, but in a good way. The rear panel is curved in a slightly vintage way, but I think it still works for the overall design. However, the review unit had a white rear panel, which might not be a good idea in India, especially in the price range of Rs 5,999/-.
For the budget phone customer, this phone offers a 4.5-inch display, a decent 5MP camera and a good processing power with a 1.2GHz processor. The Intel Atom processor is good for multi-tasking and does not heat up when stressed. The battery life is also good and will easily lst till you are back home from a long day at work.
The first pull has to be in the price. If Asus can achieve a 4,990 price point in India, this phone will be a better buy than the Moto E or the Asus Zenfone 4. At Rs 1,000 more people might start looking at whether the dual SIM on the new Moto E is a better bet. But if the Zenfone launch showed us anything, then Asus might not really might pushing the envelope with a killer price.
Asus Zenfone C Specifications & Key Features:-
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD
- Resolution (480x854p, ~218 ppi)
- Dual-core 1.2GHz
- Intel Atom Z2520 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage
- Expandable up to 64GB
- 5MP rear camera
- VGA front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4
- 2100 mAh battery
- Zen UI based on Android KitKat
- Weight 149 grams
- Zen UI
- PC link that lets you mirror the phone on a computer
- The share link for transfering files and remote link for presentations
Asus Zenfone C Price & Availability in India:-
Asus Zenfone C is priced for Rs 5,999 in India. Asus has already announced the Zenfone 2, as well as the entry-level Zenfone C which has just been launched in India. If you are looking for an affordable phone then the Asus Zenfone C might soon be among the best options available in the market.