ASUS has made a popular name in the smartphone arena by offering feature-loaded budget devices in its ZenFone series. The company debuted its ZenFone range of smartphones in 2014 at Consumer Electronics Show, and launched these phones in major markets in the same year. The first-gen of ASUS ZenFones have been a tremendous success for the Taiwanese brand, which was followed by the launch of the 2nd-gen ZenFone 2 smartphones at last year’s CES. Ever since the launch of the first-gen ZenFone smartphones, the brand has released more than 10 devices in the budget yet feature-loaded mobile handset range.
In India, the ASUS ZenFone range has been very popular, especially the budget ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 5 smartphones. The brand’s most recent ZenFone in India is the ZenFone 4.5 2nd-gen. If you are planning to buy a new phone from the Taiwanese brand, then these are the latest ASUS mobiles you can think of to buy.
Latest ASUS ZenFones to buy in India
ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd-gen
The successor to the first-gen ZenFone 4.5, the 2nd-gen model of the phone comes in two variants in India. The first model offers a 0.3MP selfie snapper and a 5MP secondary shooter, and the second edition comes with a better 2MP front snapper and an 8MP rear shooter. The device comes with PixelMaster camera technology and offers a number of imaging modes. The phone offers rear-mounted volume rocker and power keys, a 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, 3G, dual-SIM slots, and a 2,070mAh battery. Unfortunately, unlike the first-gen ZenFone Go, the new ZenFone Go 4.5 doesn’t offer 4G LTE connectivity.
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
ASUS has several models of the newly launched ZenFone 2 on the offer. For those looking for a phablet-grade offering with decent performance and camera features, the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML is a good option. It offers a 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass, a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, 4G LTE support, 13MP/5MP cameras, and a 3,000mAh battery. It is the ideal combination of power and beauty in budget prices.
ASUS ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE
In April this year, ASUS launched the 4G LTE-enabled variant of the ZenFone Go 5.0 smartphone in India. The new ASUS ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE is for those looking for decent performance and high-speed internet connectivity in budget. It comes with a 5-inch HD display, a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 CPU, Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradeable to Lollipop), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, dual-SIM slots, 8MP/5MP cameras, and a 2,500mAh battery.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom
The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is a camera-centric flagship Android smartphone that falls on the premium segment of the price spectrum. According to ASUS, the ZenFone Zoom is the world’s slimmest smartphone to boast optical zooming capabilities. The ZenFone Zoom sports a 13-meg rear snapper with fast laser autofocus, PixelMaster tech, dual-colour real-tone LED flash, a large image sensor, 3X optical zoom with 28.84mm range, optical image stabilization, up to 52X resolution photos and Real Time Beautification. For self-portraits, it gets a 5MP front shooter with wide-angle lens. It also sports physical buttons to shoot, capture videos and zooming. As for the other features, it offers a 5.5-inch FHD display with Gorilla Glass 4, a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Atom CPU, a meaty 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, Android Lollipop, dual-SIM slots with 4G LTE, NFC, and a 3,000mAh battery.
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM
If you are looking for high-end configuration and immersive gaming experience without any lags or whatsoever, then the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML is a good option. The flagship boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, aided by 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 13-megapixel primary snapper with a dual-colour LED flash, and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone’s other specs include 128GB of expandable storage, dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, Android Lollipop, NFC, and a 3,000mAh battery.
ASUS ZenFone Selfie
For the selfie-lovers, ASUS has the ZenFone selfie, which is a mid-range offering that offers impressive selfie experience. The phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the front with a dual-LED flash, and comes with a number of software tweaks to improve captured images. The PixelMaster camera offers several imaging tweaks like Super HDR, Panorama and Beautification mode and more. It also houses a 13-meg camera on the back for primary imaging. As for the other specs, the ZenFone Selfie is a loaded device with a 5.5-inch full HD display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable memory, Android Lollipop, 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Coming to the verdict, the aforementioned are the latest ASUS mobiles you can think of to buy. They are from different price segments with different features set. The ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd-gen is an entry-level offering for Rs 5,299 for the 0.3MP/5MP cameras variant, and Rs 5,699 for the 2MP/8MP cameras edition. The ZenFone 2 2GB RAM edition is a decent performer priced, which is available on the e-stores for Rs 10,999. The ZenFone Go 5.0 LTE is a budget 4G-enabled compact device for Rs 7,999. The ZenFone Zoom is for the shutter bugs with optical zoom, which is priced at Rs 37,999. The ZenFone 2 4GB RAM edition is for those looking for high-end specs in comparatively budget price range at Rs 29,999. Lastly, the ZenFone Selfie offers an excellent selfie experience for Rs16,999. So, which one is your pick out of these top 6 ASUS smartphones in India at the moment? Share your choice in the comment section below.