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Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6: first camera samples

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:03

Asus staged quite the surprise for smartphone fans at CES2014 in Las Vegas, introducing as many as three new Zenfones, along with two PadFone devices. That's a lot of Asus, and the Taiwanese company sure piqued our interest. The Asus Zenfone 5...

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:20

1. o0Exia0o (Posts: 901; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)

I don’t know if it is the size of the photos or what but they don’t look all that great. Too much noise.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:25

2. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Nope....No good...Well they are all like under 200$ considering they offer fair specs so... GREAT!!!! LOL....

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:33 4

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

The Moto G just got double Moto G'ed. The specs look nice for under $200, and the design is beautiful. However, I still like the Moto G, stock Android on a Moto with an affordable price.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:33

4. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

lol phonearena changes its ui now . this is your turn samsung :D

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:42

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

No, this is every OEM's (except Google and Motorola) turn to change their UI. Their UI is getting kinda boring, and I'm getting kinda bored of Sony's UI on my Xperia Z. Every OEM's (except Google and Motorola) must change their UI, we need something more new and refreshing.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 07:46

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I don't think HTC needs a UI change, Sense 5 was a major step up from Sense 4. Usually a UI change should come every other cycle. Samsung, LG, and Sony are all overdue, though. Samsung's refresh is really the one I'm looking forward to. It's all about minimalism right now, and Touchwiz is currently the exact opposite of that; I'm excited to see how they pull off a UI change without breaking functionality.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 06:47

6. gunnroses (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

hope the final version would make the necessary improvements because the sharpness and the details are not good

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 07:33 1

7. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

The CPU is dual core but it is Hyper threaded which means it works just like a quad core. So, it is on par with budget quad cores.

And the inclusion of the SD Card slot makes it a serious contender against the Motorola G. The lack of Micro-SD card was a deal breaker for many in the Motorola G with me included because even out of that 16GB only about 12GB is actually usable which is way too less for a modern smartphone.

Looking forward to the reviews of this phone. A good contender to the Moto G.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 08:15

9. kurdt (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

i like to believe when u say although its dual core but because.its hyper threaded it performs like a quad core. being a dual core is what stopping me from getting this phone

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 21:56

12. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

You know in desktops the i7 and i5 both are quad cores, but there is a significant performance difference between them in Multi Threaded apps.

The i7 is hyperthreaded while the i5 is not. Hence the i7 works like an 8 core CPU wheras the i5 works as a 4 core only since it is not hyperthreaded.

Same can be said for the i3 and Pentiums, i3 is hyperthreaded dual core whereas Pentiums are not.

Hence here too, this CPU is hyperthreaded which makes a lot of difference, hence this is essentially just as good as the budget quad cores.

Also since the Intel CPU's have more instructions per clock, hence even at lower clock speeds, it performs better than the lower end ARM CPU's like A7 ones.

Hence this CPU is no less than the one in Moto G.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 11:45

10. bustervic (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

If you look at low lit 5s or S4 shots, they look pretty much the same as this. In fact the 5S shots look similarly grainy. so for the price the camera at least is up to the task.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 17:11

11. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

don't expect too much from a $149 device.

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