When debating which smartphone takes the cake in a given year, Asus is not among the common names that you will hear. However, that doesn’t mean that Asus’ smartphone line doesn’t have an audience. In fact, we are here to prove that you can find a lot of utility in having a ZenFone. The question is, which one? When Asus branched out from just making laptops and whatnot, they didn’t stop at one smartphone. They made multiple, and as a result, we now have to compare the ZenFone 4 A400CG and ZenFone 5.
Both devices have released in January of 2014, but they come with different specifications which make them viable for various types of users. Let’s see which offers what.
There’s a massive difference regarding display size, with the ZenFone 5 having one full inch over the ZenFone 4. The latter has a 5-inch display whereas the former comes with a 4-inch screen. As expected, the resolution is also different, with the ZenFone 4 featuring an 800 x 480 resolution while ZenFone 5 has a 1280 x 720 one.
What makes them go?
It wouldn’t be much of a comparison without taking a look under the hood. Let’s see what’s under there to get an accurate reading on these two devices.
ZenFone 4 features a dual core processor. It comes with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, and it is the Intel Atom Z2520. The phone also comes with 1 GB of RAM power and a total of 8 GB of internal storage. If you need more room than you have, you can opt for a microSD card to boost it all the way to 64 GB.
The ZenFone 5 is a powered up version of the ZenFone 4. It means that it comes with a 1.6 GHz dual core processor, the upgraded Intel Atom Z2560. The RAM capacity is also improved, with a total of 2 GB of RAM available. It still has an 8 GB storage cap, but it can also be 64 GB through a MicroSD.
Big camera upgrades
The hardware is, of course, superior in the case of the ZenFone 5, but some of the most significant improvements are in the camera department. It is because the ZenFone 4’s 5 MP shooter and complimentary 0.3 MP front camera are now an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing lens.
Both devices come with Android 4.3 out of the box and feature the Asus custom skin for Android called ZenUI. For those that don’t want the pure Android, Nexus experience, this should not pose a problem.
If your budget can take it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go with the ZenFone 5 as your primary drive. If budget is a problem, the ZenFone 4 should be a reliable companion regarding getting your necessary things done.