Asus is enjoying its success on the Indian smartphone market. It’s Zenfone 5 brought them pretty good sales even in the middle of the Mi 3 storm. Zenfone 4 is also selling good. But they haven’t brought their Zenfone 4 A450CG (It’s Zenfone 4.5 in international market) with them. Now, Flipkart have listed it and is set to be launched this week. We will look closely at the Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG with our quick review on features, specifications, price and comparison!
Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG
Processor, Ram and Battery
The Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG or Asus Zenfone 4.5 is powered by the 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Dual Core Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology. The same processor which is found in Asus’s own Zenfone 4 A400CG. It is sufficiently powerful for a budget android phone and is powerful than every other quad core phone in the price range. The processor has Intel’s hyper threading technology, making it work as a quad core device. Android sees the processor as a quad core processor (It can be checked by CPU-Z app). It is coupled with 1 GB Ram.
The battery provided with the phone is of 1750mAh, which should last more than a day on moderate usage. Comparing it with Zenfone 4 A400CG, it had a 1600mAh battery that provided good battery life. Since both have similar specs, battery performance should also be similar.
Camera and Storage
The camera unit is 8MP primary and 0.3MP secondary. The camera usit is the same as that of Zenfone 5, which is proved to be good in both day light and low light photography.
Coming to storage, the Asus Zenfone 4.5 comes with 8GB of internal storage with expandable memory upto 64GB.
Screen and Other features
Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG comes with a 4.5 inch which has a resolution of 854 x 480 Pixels. It is average in terms of pixel density, but should not mean a big let off for an average user. It is protected by the corning gorilla glass 3.
Unlike the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5, the Zenfone 4.5 ships with Android Kitkat 4.4.2 version skinned with Zen UI.
|Model||Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom (With hyper threading tech)|
|Display||4.5 inch 480 x 854 pixels (218ppi)|
|Camera||8MP Primary/VGA Secondary|
|OS||Android kitkat 4.4 with Zen UI|
|Storage||8GB/Expandable up to 32 GB|
Price and Comparison
Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG is listed on flipkart for INR 6999, which is INR 1000 more than the Zenfone 4 A400CG. But the price difference is justified by the bigger screen and a good camera. Now, the real competition comes from the Xiaomi Redmi 1s, which has the same price, is set for August 26th. The Redmi 1s has a better display and an equally good camera. It also boasts the 1.6 Ghz Snapdragon 400. . Let’s not forget the Moto e as well, it is also priced at INR 6999.
Overall, the Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG or Zenfone 4.5 is a good deal at INR 6999. Xiaomi Redmi 1s is set to launch at the same time. But, Zenfone 4.5 can manage to sell well if Xiaomi is going to repeat the low stocks for Redmi like the Mi 3.