Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6 are official - all powered by Intel Atom
Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) — ASUS today announced ZenFone, a brand new high-value smartphone series that offers a choice of screen sizes ranging from 4 to 6 inches and is available in an array of striking colors — meaning there’s a ZenFone for everyone.
ZenFone also introduces ASUS ZenUI, an exciting new user interface that’s exclusive to ASUS smart devices. With simplified icons and menus, a selection of themes beautifully designed to match the device colors and a clever “What’s Next” feature that helps users keep track of their lives, ZenUI is the irresistible front end that proves fantastic functionality can have a friendly face.
ZenFone 4 — thin, light and powerful for energetic lifestyles
ZenFone 4 is a great-value smartphone that features two built-in cameras including a high quality 5-megapixel main camera for capturing life’s moments, a slim and lightweight design along with five vibrant colors — Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue, Solar Yellow that make a personality statement .
ZenFone 5 — combines a spacious HD display with a highly portable design
ZenFone 5 features a bright and clear 5-inch IPS panel that delivers a superb high-definition display in a stunning thin and lightweight design for easy portability.
Exclusive ASUS PenTouch and GloveTouch technologies increase ZenFone 5’s display sensitivity, making it possible to use the device with any stylus or even a gloved hand so frustrations about how and when users can interact with their phones become outdated.
ZenFone 5 has a fast, energy-efficient Intel Atom Z2580 processor running at 2GHz that provides instantaneous responses and excellent gameplay. ZenFone 5 also benefits from a brilliant 8-megapixel PixelMaster main camera with image stabilization and a backside-illumination (BSI) sensor and wide-aperture f/2.0 lens with exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology. This allows users to capture digital photographs that match those snapped by many dedicated digital cameras. Its 2-megapixel front camera takes sharp photos and provides high-quality video chat sessions.
ZenFone 5 is available in four statement colors that express your personality — Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, and Champagne Gold.
ZenFone 6 — perfectly blends productivity and entertainment on a beautiful 6-inch HD screen
ZenFone 6 also offers a brilliant 6” HD display and features GloveTouch and PenTouch technologies so users can operate the device with gloved hands or any stylus. It also has a powerful and responsive Intel Atom Z2580 processor running at 2GHz.
ZenFone 6’s large screen is complemented by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology with virtual surround sound via headphones for a truly immersive entertainment experience when watching movies, listening to music or playing games.
ZenFone 6 also includes a 13-megapixel main camera that features exclusive ASUS PixelMaster technology, and a 2-megapixel front camera for high-resolution video calls with friends, family and coworkers.
ZenFone 6 is available in the same personality statement colors — Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, and Champagne Gold.
ZenUI, open messaging and enhanced ASUS apps for Android
ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 all feature a new user interface from ASUS — ZenUI. Exclusive to ASUS smart devices, ZenUI is meticulously designed to help users make the most of the functionality enhancements packed into every ZenFone. ZenUI delivers a great user experience with ease of use and functionality enhancements. ZenFone knows what users need, helps to express their thoughts and feelings online and keeps them connected wherever they go.
ZenUI even includes free open messaging, powered by Omlet Chat on the Omlet Open Messaging Platform. This leading messaging tool lets users share almost any kind of content easily with anyone, on any phone — and all without racking up charges associated with sending traditional text (SMS) and picture (MMS) messages.
ASUS also added enhanced Android apps to every ZenFone device, making the phone simpler and easier to use for users. The ASUS-enhanced email app, for example, allows displaying of messages by thread to help keep track of conversations. Smart Reader Mode automatically adjusts the background tone to reduce eyestrain when viewing books, magazines or websites, while the Gallery app has enhanced online synchronization.
1. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Not worth it. The Moto G is better than this.
2. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Zenfone 6= 6 inch phablet
Zenfone 5= 5 inch phone
Moto G = 4.5 inch phone
Unfair comparsion dude!
10. Kishin (Posts: 600; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Moto G gets more support and has better design.
12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1092; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Agree on this. Don't ever try to update an Asus. It will become a POC. XD
17. fireblade (Posts: 694; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Agree.. I have Lenovo phone. But it never gets update. Stuck in ICS. If Lenovo doesn't give me update, what about Asus? Asus is worse.
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4004; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
How do you figure that? I'm pretty sure the Z5680 in the Zenphone 5 performs much better than the Snapdragon 400 in the Moto G, they both have 1 GB of RAM, they both have 720p displays, but smaller on the Moto G, and the Zenphone 5 is actually cheaper than the Moto G. Though the Moto G might get better support, Zen UI looks very nice and may make up for lack of updates with it's own features that stock Android doesn't have, but it still has a guaranteed Kit Kat update.
15. kurdt (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
are these dual core on par with most of the quad core phones coming out?
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4004; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not really. The Z2580 scores about 20,000 on Antutu, while the Galaxy S4 scores about 26,000. Definitely not bad, it's pretty respectable, but not up to par with today's flagships with the Snapdragon 800 or better.
3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Ok devices at least spec and price-wise. But 1170mAh battery? Really, even with those specs, that is too small. Wrong place to save money.
13. user996 (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
asus always uses Li-Po battery and it is more expensive than usual Li-Ion battery so it is smaller because of price but Li-Po has it's pluses against Li-Ion
4. technomichael (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
i wonder if those are the off-contract prices, if so i want to try one of these out, asus did a good job with there new devices.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2394; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
They have to be off-contract. $99 for a 4-inch WVGA phone would be absurd on-contract.
7. hurrycanger (Posts: 1092; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Zen6 for $200? Heck, I'm sold. Gotta get one for my gf. I don't like Asus so much, but this is worth a try xD
14. ianbbaa (Posts: 196; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
I dont care cpu and screen resolution...they are usable whatever you benchmark hunters think - look at the price point...but 1gb of ram is the main problem to have smooth Android experience - it could cost just 10 bucks more for 2gb of ram.
18. Suo.Eno (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
Same... I was reading the news just fine right until the 1Gb RAM part then I went "dafuq o.O???".
20. anderlan (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
This is extremely interesting if as an x86, that is, a PC architecture it avoids all the non-standard booting of various ARM systems. Let me explain. It's interesting because it might more easily get rooted and have stock or custom Android builds put on it. Moreover, it could have many stock Linux distros booted on it, and of course Windows x86, or even one day Hackintosh. This is kind of a milestone. A *dirt* cheap x86 phone with apparently decent battery and good performance. But does the 6 inch version really only have ONE GIGABYTE of RAM?!
21. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Stop whining - look at the prices - then compare and look at the prices of your favorite phone or a phone that you want - it really is not a bad deal...