Asus: you could buy 6 ZenFones instead of one iPhone 6

iPhones have always been expensive. Thus, no one was surprised yesterday, when Apple announced prices for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Off-contract, the 4.7-inch model will start at $649, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will start at $749.

Obviously, many customers around the world won’t be able to afford an iPhone 6. But that’s where other manufacturers come in. 

Take Asus, for example, which today reminded users that they could buy 6 Android-based ZenFone handsets for the price of just one iPhone 6. The company posted the image that you’re seeing on the left on Facebook, alongside this question: “Which 6 is better - six ZenFones for the whole family, or one apple for yourself?”

Asus currently offers three different ZenFone models (a 4-inch, a 5-inch, and a 6-inch one) for prices starting at just a bit over $100. Sure enough, the ZenFones aren’t flagship devices. And yet the ZenFone 5 is somewhat comparable to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, as its features include a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, dual-core 2.0 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. All in all, Asus’ ZenFones are certainly worth a look if you don’t intend to spend too much money on your next smartphone.


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21 Comments

1. Alain1990

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Im not a fan of apple.. but sorry asus.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

me too... I will not buy iphone but I will not buy Asus as well... I will buy Note 4 for me and my whole family

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Really Asus you want to pick a fight with Apple? The only OEM that has a dog in this fight is Samsung with the Note 4. That's the only phone I see selling as much of the iPhone 6 plus.

3. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

There is a 4.5 inch version of the zenfone 4. The model is Zenfone 4 A450CG.

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Everybody knows its not about the price. But apple really is way too expensive. I want a big iphone though.

5. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

same as i could buy 6 kia instead for a mercedes

7. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

iphones are KIA city car with a Mercedes S-Class price tag, period.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

iPhone is more like Porsche Boxter. Not so good specs and quite expensive, but very snappy performance and great handling, because it's well optimized. Note 4 is like Range Rover Sport. And Nexus 5 like Nissan GT R.

12. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I swear everyone underestimates Kias and Hyundais. Clearly you haven't the luxury vehicles they produce. They're no longer the underdogs you know. However, it makes more sense if you're referring to 2000~ Kias

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

More like overpriced Nissans. Mercedes? ha gtfo

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Just proves how insanely overpriced the iPhone is...

10. Hashed unregistered

I'd pick Apple over Asus, because Asus doesn't update and support their devices properly (my memo pad hd for example)

19. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are so correct. Are they kidding? Those fools don't even want to update the software in routers. Never mind a smartphone.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice.

13. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Asus is still playing catch up with the rest of the world. Look at those fat bezels from 2010.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Intel Atom Cpu. Dam the Intel 1.3Ghz has the same power as the S800 at 2.3Ghz. Great at raw pure power .

15. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Asus ZenPhone 4 inch > iPhone 6. Also, Intel Atom > fApple A8.

16. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

But they come with Atom :(

17. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The only company that apple actually can see as a rival at the moment is samsung, i don't think asus want to pick a fight with Apple, thats pretty dumb. They should just stick to GPU's, Motherboards and laptops...

18. chrisditya

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I had use zenfone 5 with intel z2580 2.0Ghz and 2Gb Ram. FOR DAILY USE, I just can give 8. But, because the price is lower so i changed to 9,5. FAST and enough. The camera just like my iphone 5s, I like it.

21. Elfmonster unregistered

I'd try it if it were on Sprint

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