ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE is a new addition to its Taiwanese maker’s affordable Go series. It seems to be the LTE variant of the 5-inch Zenfone Go released some months back and a somewhat camera-focused phone.
Design and Screen
The ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE features what looks to be a plastic body. However, it looks more pleasant to the eye than those rectangular slabs of budget smartphones, featuring ASUS’ signature design on the front. It is on the thick side at 9.9 millimetres while weighing about 153 grams.
The ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE sports a 5-inch diagonal display based on IPS technology.
The touchscreen has an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels for a pixel density of 294 ppi. Expect impressive visual clarity and wide-angle viewing experience.
The ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE is marketed for its shot-taking prowess. You may not notice anything spectacular when you consider it comes with a combo of an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
However, ASUS says the main camera can produce shots with an awesome resolution of 7,552 x 4224 pixels – that’s more than 30 megapixels! Images supposedly taken using the shooter look quite sharp.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE is equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, as against the four-core MediaTek on the earlier Zenfone Go.
The 64-bit CPU is paired with the same 2 GB of RAM for enjoyable multitasking and immersive gaming.
Integrated storage has a capacity of 16 GB and is expandable by up to 32 GB using a microSD card.
Sadly, the phone still runs on what may be considered now-obsolete Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, overlaid with Zen UI skin.
The ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE will have juice supplied to it by a 2,500mAh battery. As its name indicates, it offers support for blazing-fast 4G LTE connectivity.
The ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE also features Bluetooth 4.0, 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It comes with dual SIM card slots and 5GB complimentary lifetime storage on ASUS WebStorage.
Pricing and Availability
Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N25,000 to N33,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE:
- Platform: Android 4.4 (KitKat) Zen UI
- Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410(MSM8916 )
- GPU: Adreno 306
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black, Pearl White
- Dimension: 146.0 x 73.0 x 5.4 mm
- Weight: 153 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (-ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 2500 mAh battery (Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –