Do Not Buy ASUS ZENFONE 4 / ZENFONE 5 / ZENFONE 6 Before Read Our Important Disadvantages and Advantages Review

Asus give good news for users who need good smartphone with cheaper price. Asus introduce ASUS Zenfone family. In the same time there are three type of Asus Zenfone: Asus Zenfone 4, Asus Zenfone 5, and Asus Zenfone 6. Each product have several different specification but the main specs are the same. At this article we will try to give our point of view about what is bad and what is good to know at these phones. But please remember, we are never say that Asus Zenfone 4, Asus Zenfone 5, and Asus Zenfone 6 are bad, but they have their own strength and weakness that we will discuss now.

Let’s see inside each Asus Zenfone:

LCD Screen
Asus ZENFONE 4 use 4 inches LCD with TFT
Asus ZENFONE 5 use 5 inches LCD with IPS
Asus ZENFONE 6 use 6 inches LCD with IPS

Processor using INTEL chipset
Asus ZENFONE 4 use Z2520 1.2GHz PowerVR GPU : 300MHz
Asus ZENFONE 5 use Z2560 1.6GHz PowerVR GPU : 400MHz
Asus ZENFONE 6 use Z2580 2.0GHz PowerVR GPU : 533MHz

Memory and RAM
Asus ZENFONE 4 use Internal 4/8 GB with 1GB RAM
Asus ZENFONE 5 use Internal 8/16 GB with 1/2GB RAM
Asus ZENFONE 6 use Internal 8/16/32 GB with 1/2GB RAM

Main Camera
Asus ZENFONE 4 use 5MP
Asus ZENFONE 5 use 8MP
Asus ZENFONE 6 use 13MP


As we see, the very low specification available at Asus Zenfone 4, and the specification become better at Asus Zenfone 5 and also Asus Zenfone 6. Of course the cheaper price start from Asus Zenfone 4.

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What is Advantage of Asus Zenfone 4 or Asus Zenfone 5 or Asus Zenfone 6?

This phone price is cheap with some color options for good quality body, we can choose 5 kind of colors like Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue, Solar Yellow also Twilight Purple. Speaking of the body, the LCD also have good point for these phones because they use Gorilla Glass 3 protections, so the LCD glass more strong enough to use without any other screen glass protections.

The other interesting and advantage of Asus Zenfone 4 or Asus Zenfone 5 or Asus Zenfone 6 is each of them have dual simcard GSM slot. The dual slot GSM simcard which are standby together. When we are receiving phone at GSM1, we still can receive GSM2, but we should hold down the conversation of GSM1 while we want to answer GSM2.

Memory advantage at Asus Zenfone 4 or Asus Zenfone 5 or Asus Zenfone 6 have good internal/external memory and RAM specifications at their class. The lowers specification at Asus Zenfone 4 have 1GB RAM with option 4 or 8 GB internal memory. We also can expand the external memory up to 64GB. Usually the low price phone only have maximum 32GB external memory.

Some user use their phone to play games and the strength for playing HD Game is the capability of GPU (Graphic Processor Unit). All of these Asus Zenfone already have GPU to support playing HD Games without problem. The Asus Zenfone 4 have PowerVR GPU with 300Mhz , Asus Zenfone 5 have PowerVR GPU at 400Mhz and Asus Zenfone 6 have PowerVR GPU at 533Mhz.


What is the Disadvantage and weakness of ASUS ZENFONE 4 / ZENFONE 5 / ZENFONE 6 ?

The drawback of  each Asus Zenfone are vary depend on the spec and prices. Asus Zenfone 4 will have the lowest specification if compare by Asus Zenfone 6, but some users maybe does not like to use 6 inches smartphone because the body size is too big, then we can choose Asus Zenfone 5 with better specification then Asus Zenfone 4.

For camera lover who would like to take more pictures, there is a drawback of Asus Zenfone 4 camera, because this phone does not have light flash to help us take better pictures in low light conditions. However, Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone 6 already have build in light flash for the main camera.

The disadvantages of Asus Zenfone 5 (also at other Zenfone 4 and 6) about no light at soft button bellow the LCD screen. As we know, Android have minimum 3 button bellow the LCD for navigate and back to home. This is also available at ASUS ZENFONE, our Asus Zenfone 5 soft button is not light up (does not have light) although we use it at dark area. But unfortunately this situations does not make problem because Asus Zenfone have 3 button like other Android standard phone, and after use 1 or 2 days, we will know where is Back Button, where is Home button and where is menu button without need to see the picture or icon anymore.

The drawback of Asus Zenfone 5 LCD frame is too much, the bigger LCD frame will make the body of Asus Zenfone become much more bigger, we just wish the body more smaller if Asus make the LCD frame not too big, but anyway the body design still looking good although the body little bit bigger for 5 inches smartphone.

With more kind of Android smartphone at market today, we have several options to choose, base by the specifications and the price as well. However, having Asus Zenfone family is interesting options especially with Asus Zenfone 5 or 6, because if we compare between price and specifications, than it will hard to find other brand with Zenfone price level.

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26 Replies to “Do Not Buy ASUS ZENFONE 4 / ZENFONE 5 / ZENFONE 6 Before Read Our Important Disadvantages and Advantages Review”

  1. Dear,sir,I want purchase good android mobile,which is long lasting ,and satisfy me,with it quality,can I go for motto g or ausus zenphone 5,can,you help me for this one.pls mail me

    1. go with moto g. Asus Motherboards are way bad. Once they get bad. you will have no option then replacing one. 😛

  2. Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

    I made Mistake buying This phone- Service Center is Hopeless

    It is was one of the biggest mistake I did buying this Asus Zenphone 5 . I was carried away by its Flip-cover feature but totally disappointed when I did not find this feature even after checking enabled box in setting . I Raised complain online Asus Customer Care. After few days I got responds and asked to go the Saleh Center Cunningham Road Bangalore Service Center .

    My nightmare started. First they are so slow and err-responsible to customer’s time. First they asked me to keep the mobile at center for three days.. I refused and asked reason for keeping for three days then they changed their mind and asked to wait for 2hrs but took almost 3hrs . The only they were doing keep updating and resetting my phone but it did not help at the end they told they need supervisor permission either to change the mother board or Software and asked me to wait for few days … after few days they sent an email mentioning the feature does not available to this phone and washed off their hands.

    After many time resetting and updating now my phone has got more problem with wifi connection , SMS notification , disconnecting during the call , and Censer flipcover does not work and the very flip cover feature still mystery.

    I really ignored many negative feedback but I thought mine will not be and went ahead and bought and I myself become victim like others least I had hope that Asus is well known company and their service Center will take care …but all turned to be nightmare and wast of time and money ..

    I would encourage you to never go for this mobile and regrets later..

    Reff: Complain tikets:
    Asus Service INR14C0200 / E9AZCY15C493 (2)
    ZenFone ASUS ZenFone 5 [ID=RTM20141212200629-210]

    1. well lol. too bad for u. u were wasting time trying to fix a small problem. my zenfone 6 works awesome. awesome battery,graphics. any game could be played in HD. i played NOVA 3 continously for 4 hours with full brightness

    2. Its your bad luck. I got a superb experience from service center at Kolkata. I’ll say its an excellent phone without any problem.

  3. My lcd screen broke 2 months after using this phone, pesky lines everywhere, i hate it specially when it was just fine a few moment ago, I searched the net and found out I was not the only one, please save yourself and dont be mislead by all those marketing, this phone is a waste of money, if only i knew better.

  4. The main disadvantage for ausu zenfone4 is the battrey was draining and comes down t0 10percent with in hale n our wen battery was fully charged

  5. zenfone 5 is good in all conditions …. but camera clarity is not enough to me . pictures we are getting are not much clear

    all things are excellent except the camera

    1. Lol,,,, according to my experience the camera of Zenfone 5 is one of the best thing that Asus has provided. I think you did not nailed your camera setting properly.

  6. I am using Zenfone 6,GPU is poor in it.Whenever I opened HD Games like Asphalt 8 it Lags and phone heats up too much after half an hour of Game Play.Sometimes my mood strikes to through the phone out of Window.I was looking for best Gaming phone and when I heard about its Intel Processor ,it made me Amazed.I buy it Online immediately.Now I have Several times Restarted but failed to make Games Smoothly to be Working.And for these I had lost Game Data of Several Months of Playing.Asus You made me very Disappointed.I am very Disappointed with these.Please Contact me.else I have to throw away that Device.

  7. Hi frds.
    Zenphone5 camera is not up 2 the mark if u take picture 2 red objects the pictures getting too reddish. red shirt will becomes pink shirt while taking pictures with this phone.

  8. Zenfone 5 is the best phone in 130 EUR.
    Unfortunately. I live in Bangladesh and though it has been more than 1 year that ASUS introduced the phone but even now I cannot get it.
    I can get it via black market. But the price is about 200 EUR.
    Now, I am thinking if I should brick my 1 year of patience to buy Xiaomi Redmi 2. This phone also comes with 130 EUR and available in 150 EUR here.
    But I am afraid that’s not as good Zen 5 and also my heart is not responding.

    1. ভাই আপনি আসুস জেইনফোন ৫ কিনেন। কারন আপনি জিয়াওমি রেডমি নিলে তা ফেক টাও পেতে পারেন। আমার খালু একই প্রবলেম এ ফেইস করসে। তাই আমি আসুস টা চালাচ্ছি। অসাধারনতর একটা ফোন।

    1. Im Using zenfone 5 Games So smooth Playing Need for speed most wanted, NBA 2015, VIce City, NO lags with high graphic Setting It so surprising.. the only problem is the home back and task manager no LIGHTS!.. I cant see it in my Room. but doesnt a big deal to me. It was Good!

  9. I’m really making a bad decision, because i bought zenfone 6, and have a blurry camera, but it has many features…

  10. m using asus zenfone 5 frm last 4 months and its screen broke twice earlier i used many mobile dey have fallen but dint break

  11. for the system update, my fren said that i have to download some file a website to my fone..?? and for now,i have a problem that my fone cant longer use a duel sim.. and i doesnt know what is the problem.. plisss help me to fix..

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