Saturday, August 9, 2014

AMW Reviews: Asus Zenfone 4 and 5

Seldom can you find a person NOT using smartphones nowadays!  We are definitely living in a world were we rely so much on technology!  Look at me for example!  The moment I wake up (before the little one does), I check my mail, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page.  On days, I want to cook something exciting, I have my phone right beside me and I'll search on recipes!  If I need to go somewhere, I go online on WAZE to make sure I get traffic updates and of course, directions just in case I get lost due to reroutes!

The list could go on and on! 

No wonder mobile phone companies are coming with better (and more inexpensive) versions of the SmartPhones we love to depend on!  The brand I recently got to know is Asus and they are called ZenFones.

I was lucky enough to get 2 Zenfones to test!  Zenfone 4 and 5!
I originally call this a "His and Her" phone but after trying out both, I want to call these "HER AND HER" phone!  I want these 2!  Hahaha

Both ZenFones are powered by Intel Processor.  I may not be a "Tech Blogger" but I know a thing or 2 about phones and let me share to you how I find both phones.

Asus ZenFone 4
  • Dual sim.
  • Comes with 4.5 inch display.
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3: Damage and scratch resistant !
  • Front camera is 0.3 megapixel while rear camera is 8.
  • 8 gig storage (not too big) but this can be expanded using MicroSD card upto 64 gig! Yay!  More photos for Baby Kyle!
  • Comes in 5 vibrant colors! (Red, Yellow, Blue, White and Black)
  • Really fast touch response!  I am surprised how good it is!
  • Battery life is okay!  Lifespan of the usual smartphones.  
  • Video performance is okay.
  • Price point is really good!  It retails around Php3,995.00!
Asus ZenFone 5
  • Good Build quality.
  • Comes with 5 inch display.
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3: Damage and scratch resistant !
  • Only 1 color available.
  • Available in 8GB and 16GB variants with expandable memory upto 64gig using MicroSD card.
  • Battery drains a tad bit quicker than ZenFone 5 possibly because of the bigger screen.
  • Front camera is 2mega-pixel while Rear camera is  8 Mega-Pixel  
  • Same fast touch response like that of ZenFone 4.
  • Good game performance.
  • Good video performance.
  • Price is only Php8,995.00.  Really good for its look and functions.
Both Asus Zenfone looks really good on the exterior!  I literally had my jaw dropped open when I learned their retail price as they definitely look way more expensive considering both phones uses Intel Processor.  Both designs are sleek and easy to hold!

Size difference
The only reason why I will choose ZenFone 4 over 5 is because of the color choices but as a Blogger, I appreciate ZenFone 5 more!  Why?  Because screen is bigger so I can easily browse through my social media accounts and read quickly when I plan to research on something on Google!  Aside from that, the front camera is better for ZenFone 5 and that is very important for me as I tend to use Front Camera more for my #Selfie shots!  

I have to add though that the unique thing about photo-taking with Asus Zenfone is that it works really well on lowlight settings!  I tried taking photos with my other smartphones on lowlight setting and Asus Zenfones definitely won in this race category!

As for the placement of ports and buttons, they are pretty ergonomic so considering me as a first time Asus phone user, I didn't have a difficult time playing around with the functions.

ZenFone 4 on hand

ZenFone 5 on hand

After reading this review, are you team Asus Zenfone 4 or Zenfone 5?
I'll go for Zenfone 5 anytime of the day but I can't get over on how cute the colors are!  At the end of the day, it is your budget and lifestyle that would dictate which phone you would get 

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinion 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.) 


  1. Wow, the Zen Fone 4 looks good, especially considering its price point! That's exactly the shade of red I want on a phone!

    1. yes super inexpensive for a good "look" and finish!

  2. Nice! The Zen 5 looks expensive! Can't believe its only 9k. Bang for the buck!

    1. hi, I think it's even cheaper for 8g memory! less than 9k pa! :D


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