ASUS Zenfone Go TV is an affordable smartphone built to cater to those with keen interest in keeping up with what is currently on television at any time. The behemoth comes with an integrated digital TV tuner, which can work in Nigeria, and a huge HD display for enjoyable viewing.
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Design and Display
In terms of design, the ASUS Zenfone Go TV does not deviate significantly from what we have seen in its range.
It retains the pleasant concentric touch on the front – most noticeably below the screen. It features an ergonomic arc design – that is, it has a curved rear. The handset comes in different vibrant colours to suit individual preferences.
ASUS Zenfone Go TV crams in a massive 5.5-inch display which has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
This is generous screen estate for content viewing, but the choice of a TFT panel somewhat limits the quality of wide-angle viewing to expect. The screen is protected by rugged Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The ASUS Zenfone Go TV’s main claim to fame is its built-in Sony IC (SMT-EW100) Digital TV Tuner chipset.
This TV tuner enables you get access to local free-to-air TV stations within range while on the go. This is different from app-based TV viewing since no data is needed.
The ASUS Zenfone Go TV is configured to pick hundreds of stations across the globe, although not all countries are supported. Thankfully, Nigeria is on the list of places where the tuner is expected to work.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the phablet is kitted with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. The CPU is paired with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU to enable smooth content viewing and gaming.
Either 16 GB or 32 GB of expandable storage is provided on the ASUS Zenfone Go TV, depending on model. It works on ASUS ZenUI, the Taiwanese company’s custom Android software.
For photography, the ASUS Zenfone Go TV is impressively set out with a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel selfie combo. Juice is provided by a 3010mAh battery, which looks decent.
The ASUS Zenfone Go TV is a dual-SIM dual standby phone and is compatible with 4G LTE networks for super-fast data speeds.
Pricing and Availability
Asus Zenfone Go TV is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Asus Zenfone Go TV Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N35,000 to N50,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
ASUS Zenfone Go TV Specs
Here are a few specs of the ASUS Zenfone Go TV:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core 1.4GHz(MSM8928)
- GPU: Adreno 305
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Lake Blue, Glacier Gray, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red, Floral Pink, Silver Blue
- Dimension: 151 x 76.9 x 10.7 mm
- Weight: 160 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch TFT Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (-ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- 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 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: Li-Ion 3010 mAh battery (Removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –