Further expanding its budget smartphone portfolio, Asus has launched Zenfone Go 5.0, a scaled variant of Zenfone Go 4.5 which, true to its name, comes with a 5 inch HD display and 4G LTE connectivity. The best price of Zenfone Go 5.0 is 7,999 INR as of now. You can buy Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE online in India from Amazon.in. Availability will be extended to other market places very soon.
On the outside, the Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE looks very similar to Zenfone Max or Zenfone Zoom or any Zenfone variant without the rear-key design. On the inside, it is powered by 1.2GHz quad core snapdragon 410, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. That sound's good enough for basic usage.
For photography, there is an 8MP rear + 5MP front camera combination, that is a few notches below similarly priced Zenfone Max. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 2500 mAh battery. On the software front, Zenfone Go is running Android 4.4 KitKat as base software, which is definitely a potential deal breaker in 2016. Since everything is wrapped under thick Zen UI skin, basic users will be hard-pressed to spot any differences.
The Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 is a liter alternative to Zenfone Max, but taking in to account the price difference between the two, Max sounds like a better option. The lowest price of Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE is 7,999 INR, but if you are comfortable living without 4G, a 3G variant is also available for 6,999 INR on Flipkart.
- Reasonable display
- 4G LTE connectivity
- MicroSD card support
- Dated Android KitKat Software