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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Asus Zenfone 6: An Inexpensive Phone with Great Internals and Sleek External

Asus Zenphone 6
Everybody wants a phone packed with great features with a price that won’t hurt our pockets, well Asus has something to offer for us! Their Zenfone series of inexpensive yet powerful smartphone and phablets. This includes the Asus Zenfone 4 (4-inch display), Asus Zenfone 5 (with 5-inch display), and Asus Zenfone 6 (with 6-inch display).
The Asus Zenfone 6 boasts with the processing muscle of Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor that runs at the clock speed of 1.6 Ghz with Hyper Thread Technology. Hyper-Threading technology uses processor resources more efficiently thereby enables multiple threads to run on each core. Regarding the performance, Hyper-Threading Technology also increases processor throughput, thus improving overall performance on threaded software. There is also an Asus Zenfone 6 variant that offers the processing power of Intel Atom Z2580 which is faster compared to Intel Atom Z2560 variant by 400MHz. On the graphics side, this offers PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU that support DirectX 9_3 and OpenGL ES 2.0 technologies.
Asus Zenphone 6

This phablet, Asus Zenfone 6 is packed with 6-inch display with IPS capacitive touchscreen technology and a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which makes it having a pixel density of 0f approximately 245 ppi. Furthermore, this phablet / smartphone has a display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology to safeguard it from scratches.
Asus Zenphone 6

One of the shortcoming of this phablet / smartphone is that, it does not offer LTE connectivity for ultra fast browsing experience. It offers instead 3G technologies that support HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100. The 3G technology offers a downlink speed of 42 Mbps and an uplink speed of 5.76 Mbps. Those who thinks having a dual SIM support is a must have, they will definitely like this Asus Zenfone 6. Other wireless connectivity features of this phablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 that supports A2DP and EDR technologies, and microUSB v2.0 port. It also offers Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.

Those who would like to take selfie shots, this Asus Zenfone 6 phablet offers a main camera that can take 13 MP photos that’s 4128 x 3096 pixels with autofocus, LED flash capabilities. It also features geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, and panorama options. This main camera can also take 1080p full HD videos at 30fps. On the other hand, the front shooter can take 2 MP photos.

Other features of this Asus Zenfone 6 phablet include a storage capacity options of 8GB, 16GB, or 32 GB which can be expanded  using a micro SD card up to 64GB. It also comes in 1GB and 2 GB RAM options. The RAM or memory takes charge on the multitasking ability of your phablet or smartphone. The higher the RAM the better and the greater the number of applications that can be run by your phone simultaneously. This phablet has non-removable Lithium-Polymer battery whith 3300 mAh (12 Wh) power capacity.

This budget-friendly phablet / smartphone is powered by the most popular OS in the planet, the Android OS, specifically v4.3 (Jelly Bean) buy is upgradeable to Android v4.4.2 (KitKat). To those who were dimension conscious, it measures 6.57 inches x 3.32 inches x 0.39 inch and weighs about 196 grams. This is already available in the Philippines at the price of around PHP 11999 for model with 16 GB storage capacity and Intel Atom Z2580 processor. My verdict, this is a must have phone at a very competitive price point.

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