Asus has introduced a new smartphone to its Zenfone line of smartphones, the Zenfone Go, to target the budget crowd. The device features a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and pixel density of 294 pixels per inch.
Although the device comes with Android Lollipop preloaded, it is powered by a lower-end quad-core Mediatek processor, unlike Xiaomi Redmi 2’s Snapdragon 410 processor. Internal memory for the Zenfone Go is 8/16GB which can be expanded to 64GB, and RAM is pegged at 2GB.
There is an 8-megapixel camera slapped at the back of the device, and a 2-megapixel camera placed in front, which is the same as the Redmi 2.
In comparison to the Xiaomi Redmi 2, the Zenfone Go lacks 4G LTE capabilities, not everyone will be comfortable with this. On the bright side though, the Asus Zenfone runs on a more recent version of Android (Lollipop) than Xiaomi Redmi 2 (KitKat).
The specifications of the Zenfone Go aren’t all that exciting, but for the $130 it costs, they aren’t that bad.