Spec Shootout of Zenfone 2 vs Galaxy S6

As the much awaited smartphone of the year Asus Zenfone 2 is releasing in couple of days, I have decided to provide a Specification shootout between it and the high end offering from Samsung the Galaxy S6. With Zenfone Asus introduced premium smartphones and features in a much affordable price range which sky rocketed its sales and value in Indian Mobile market. We can expect same thing with Zenfone 2 also.

DESIGN
Device ASUS ZENFONE 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S6
OS Android (5.0) Zen UI Android (5.0) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions 6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches (152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm) 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
Weight 6.00 oz (170 g) the average is 4.9 oz (139 g) 4.87 oz (138 g) the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Materials Main body: glass, Accents: aluminum

 

DISPLAY
Physical size 5.5 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 403 ppi 577 ppi
Technology IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio 70.35 % 70.48 %
Colors 16 777 216 16 777 216
Touchscreen Multi-touch Multi-touch
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)

With an Ergonomic Arc Design and much bigger display with an intutive Zen UI on top of Android lolipop and similar feasturs such as sensors and scrach resistant glasses, Zenfone 2 sure beats S6

CAMERA
Camera 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Flash Dual LED LED
Aperture size F2.0 F1.9
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm
Camera sensor size 1/2.6″
Pixel size 1.12 μm
Features Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, AF Assist Beam, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Voice activation
Settings Exposure compensation, White balance presets Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Camcorder Yes 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps)
Features Video calling Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
Front-facing camera 5 megapixels 5 megapixels

In Rear camera it may lack some pixels but with its Pixelmaster technology its makes up for it and provides crystal clear shots in every angle.

HARDWARE
System chip Intel Atom Z3580 Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Processor Quad core, 2300 MHz, 64-bit 8-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit
Graphics processor PowerVR G6430 Mali-T760 MP8
System memory 4096 MB RAM 3072 MB RAM
Built-in storage 32 GB 128 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

In Hardware section it is a beast. Zenfone 2 is worlds first smartphone with 4 GB RAM and with Intel’s powerful processor , there is no such word as LAG in its dictionary.

BATTERY
Talk time (3G) 17.00 hours the average is 16 h (955 min)
Music playback 49.00 hours
Video playback 13.00 hours
Capacity 3000 mAh 2550 mAh
Not user replaceable Yes Yes
Wireless charging Built-in (Qi, Powermat)

Zenfone 2 beats S6 hands down in Battery segment as it offers more mAh which means it will yield more talk time and hold juice for a longer time than other smart phones.

TECHNOLOGY
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
TDD LTE 1900 (band 39), 2300 (band 40), 2500 (band 41), 2600 (band 38) MHz
Data LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM Yes
nano-SIM Yes
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots
VoLTE Yes
Positioning GPS, A-GPS, Glonass GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation Yes Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

In case of technology Zenfone 2 comes with LTE and more importantly DUAL SIM SLOTS, which is the need of he hour. It also has variants for 3G and LTE seperately.

CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 4.0 4.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspot Yes Yes
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Connector microUSB microUSB
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging Mass storage device, USB charging
Other NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync NFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared

 

MULTIMEDIA
Music player
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Features Album art cover, Background playback Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player Yes Yes

 

OTHER FEATURES
Notifications Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint (touch), Barometer
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Other features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Music player etc are more or less similar. The Main difference is the price offering where Zenfone 2 beats Samsung Galaxy s6 and other rivals. They tend to offer superior or almost similar premium features for much affordable rate thus reducing the dent in customer pockets. Overall my conclusion is considering all aspects and money which is also an important factor Asus Zenfone 2 frays way better than Galaxy s6 !!

Redefine your smartphone experience

Want to have the real smartphone experience?  Just wait for a week because Asus zenfone 2 is releasing in a week on April 23rd.

All your questions and doubts will be cleared regarding the smartphone experience by going through this blog post.

Let me start by explaining why I mentioned Asus zenfone 2 will redefine your smartphone experience.  It’s because zenfone 2 has got an amazing upgrade from its predecessor.  The specifications are drool worthy.  And This beast comes with an unbeatable price tag.  It’s also going to be released in multiple variants. It looks likely to smash all previous sales records.

The 4GB RAM thing indeed sounds very tempting after-all, it’ a first for the current breed of smartphones, that’s not all that there is to it.

The beauty of Zen is breathtaking with ultra thin smooth edges. This enables a super hold for the user and gives a cool experience. The intuitive Rear Controls gives it a premium feel. Its easy to use & works like a charm. It is super secure and extremely comfortable to use. With 72% screen-to-body ratio 5.5 inch screen is made to look like a 5 inch smartphone. With the new Transfusion and Illusion series of back case, get your own style and showcase uniqueness to the world.

ZenFone 2 is powered by  64-bit 2.3GHz Super Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, and it is the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM of dual-channel DDR3. Featuring LTE Cat 4+ for download speeds up to 250Mbit per second and a touch response time of 60ms, ZenFone 2 gives you power beyond your imagination. It is sure to give an unprecedented performance. With 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera, the picture quality is above excellent. And it has light picture quality due to large aperture size of F/2.0. This is very much close to flagship models in the high range segment. The PixelMaster Camera captures stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag using the 5 element lenses.

The Intel atom super quad core processor Z3580/3560 with 2 MB cache balances  superpower efficiency and brilliant performance. With Gorilla Glass 3 which  is pretty much the standard across all high-end phones And a 5.5 inch, full HD 1920×1080 display, it makes watching movies and playing games super fun. Crystal clear, razor sharp display is an experience in itself. The power button has been moved to the edge of the phone to avoid any accidental press. However, this button is also used to turn on the display, a feature which is frequently used, which can be achieved with a simple double tap on the screen.

All in all, a much awaited phone which will definitely redefine the Smartphone experience all together. There are way more many reasons to buy this amazing little beast.

For More Information check out: http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/

Choose to Start with Moto E

India being the second most populous place in the world, still lags way behind in the smartphone penetration zone. Only about 16.8% of Indians use smartphone.  Researches predict overall worldwide smartphone penetration may hit 50% by the end of 2017. Still India will struggle to touch 35-40% by 2017.

There are various reasons people state for not switching over to smartphone. Some of them are

1) They are way too costly

2) If they are cheap, they lack the quality & finesse

3) New models come up frequently and upgrading makes us go bankrupt

4) Phone is for calling, these smartphones comes with so many widgets & bloatware which are not for everyone need.

Well Motorola the pioneers in mobile technology, who introduced the handheld devices way back in 1973 and laid the first step for this smartphone evolution says NAH to these misconceptions and urges us to START WITH MOTO-E

Now that they have made their claim, let me tell you why to #ChooseToStart with MOTO-E and how it smashes all these misconceptions people have about the smartphones.

They are wallet friendly :

Yes you heard it right. They aren’t costly like people think and doesn’t make a dent in the pocket. The Moto E Second generation with 3G Connection costs only 6999/- bucks . Its way too cheaper considering many brands sell their basic model bar phones in similar prices. Motorola shares the vision to make everyone a smartphone user. So they came up with the business strategy to introduce cost effective smartphone to everyone which offers great value for money.

Moto E Back-story:

Our challenge was to create a premium smartphone experience for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money. We put some of our top engineers on the task.

The result: the new Moto E, which brings some of our signature software experiences to our most affordable phone for the first time, so more people everywhere can choose a great smartphone.

Lets hear it from the man behind the strategy RICK – President & COO of Motorola !!

They are of Highest Quality:

People think that Quality is inversely proportional to the cost of the product & if the product is cheap it is bound to defer in terms of quality. But Moto E is not the same.

When we were designing this new generation of Moto E, we went back to consumers who bought the first generation. We really listened to what they liked and how we could make this affordable device even more useful and more powerful. We were able to pack in a quad-core processor, an all-day battery, a new front-facing camera, and a 4.5″ qHD display—and still keep the phone at an ultra affordable price – KRISTIN ARNOLD / RESEARCH DESIGN DIRECTOR

If you still think it lacks in quality look at the below specification.

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Operating system

Android™ 5.0 Lollipop

System Architecture/
Processor

4G LTE:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU

3G:
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 302 with 400 MHz GPU

Memory (RAM)

1GB

Storage (ROM)

8GB*
Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card

Dimensions

Height: 129.9 mm (5.11 inches)

Width: 66.8 mm (2.63 inches)

Curve: 5.2 – 12.3 mm (0.20 – 0.48 inches)

Weight

145 grams (5.11 ounces)

Display

4.5″ qHD 540×960 245 ppi IPS

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Anti-smudge coating

Battery

2390 mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours**

Water Resistant Coating

Yes

Networks

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA, 4G LTE

GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA

Bands (by model)

Moto E with 4G LTE – US GSM (XT1527):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17)

Moto E – US GSM (XT1511):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)

Moto E – Global GSM (XT1505):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Rear Camera
  • 5 MP
  • f/ 2.2 aperture
  • Quick Capture
  • Tap anywhere to capture
  • 4X digital zoom
  • Slow motion video
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Tap to focus
Front Camera

VGA

SIM Card

Micro-SIM

Connectivity

Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack

Bluetooth® Technology

Bluetooth version 4.0 LE

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

Speakers

Earpiece, loudspeaker, 2-mic support

Video Capture

720p HD Video, 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)

NFC

No

Location Services

GPS, AGPS, GLONASS

Sensors

Accelerometer (x2), Ambient Light, Proximity, Sensor Hub

Base Color

Black or White
Removable Motorola Band

Motorola Bands

3 Pack Bands (sold separately) :

  • Turquoise, Purple, Raspberry
  • Red, Blue, Yellow
Motorola Grip Shells

Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue, Raspberry

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You can also hear from Magno (Moto Marketing Team) how they have embedded all quality products and still made it cost effective in the video below.

No Bloatware & Regular Updates:

Motorola like always promises to provide pure android experience. They don’t deal with bloatware or widgets which consume lot of space. Most importantly they listen to voice of customers. They still believe CUSTOMER IS KING. That is the only reason, they bought most of the premium features from high end flagships to Moto-E.

Quick Capture has been one of the most popular features we have on Moto X. So we decided to bring it to Moto E, too. It’s just one more way we are able to bring our premium innovation into a smartphone that doesn’t break the bank – MICHELLE GATTUSO / PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Fans are always telling us how much they enjoy the Moto experiences found on Moto X. So we asked ourselves, ‘How can we bring these experiences to more and more devices?’ The sensor hub, dual accelerometer, and our software engineering allowed us to offer these premium experiences on a really accessible device – PARI DHARAWAT / SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Wanna know more? Take a look at below video to know how much they are committed to bring Pure android experience to everyone !!

Additional Benefits:

Some of the added benefits of this smartphone are the presence of dual camera. The rear camera if of 5 MP  which can take some splendid shots. Double twist to open camera even in locked state is really an added advantage. With the Front camera you can take loads of selfies on the go.

Forgot to bring your camera while dining? No worries !! use Moto E & capture beautiful shots to flood your Instagram timeline !!

Moto E_2nd Gen_Lunch

Add Colors to Your Life by customizing  Moto E. Choose from the wide range of colorful Motorola Bands or Grip Shells that are easy to swap out, so you can change your phone accent color as often as you want. Not only are the patented bands designed to look great, but they also feature a unique ridged pattern which provides an even better grip.

Moto E_2nd Gen-City

Gift it to your loved ones, so you can stay connected always. They will surely get addicted to it and will never let it go 🙂Moto E_2nd Gen_Park

With Super Fast Quad Core processor , Latest OS & All Day battery you are in for a Buttery smooth Experience !!

Still in Dilemma whether to go for it or not? Well I have made my point, now the Choice is yours !!

#ChooseToStart a new smart life with Moto E !!DANYFor Detailed Info Check Out : http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Sources:

Images & Quotes: http://www.startwithmotoe.com/

Specifications: http://www.motorola.com

 

Advantages of investing in a dual SIM mobile

Dual SIM mobiles are on the rise. Even smartphones now offer dual SIM functionality. Before getting into its advantages, let me state what is Dual SIM. As the name suggests these are phones which offer two slots for SIM cards. Which means we can insert two SIM cards as per our convenience and use both simultaneously in a single phone.

There are lot of advantages of using DUAL SIM mobiles. Let me share some of them here.

Keep Office & Personal life balance:

A dual-SIM phone is a great way to carry one device while keeping your personal and work lives separate. You don’t have to give your personal phone number to your boss or clients and you can keep your work number out of the hands of telemarketers. Also, when an unknown number shows up on your caller ID, you’ll be able to see which line is ringing and get a clue as to what the call is about.

Reduce the roaming charges:

When you are traveling out of state or abroad, you would need a local SIM for a reduced tariff. For this you will be needing two mobiles to carry. But with Dual SIM mobiles one is enough. You can have local SIM and old SIM both in same phone and use it with ease without having to worry about the tariff.

Cost Advantage:

Many people recently opt to have multiple SIM cards for various reasons such as one for personal and one for official purpose. Why get two phones when we can do it in a single one? Buying a single phone instad offers cost advantage and also reduces the excess baggage for us to carry :P

Reduced call rates:

You can use two SIM cards from two different cellular service providers. This allows you the flexibility of using the different tariff rates that is available from different cellular service providers. By doing this you can take advantage of cheaper rates.

These Dual sim mobile phones ranges from 850 to 40000 bucks with functionality ranging from keypad to touch screens and other eye catching features. Choose the one which pleases you and stay happy !!

If you think I have missed out some points on why its wise to invest in a Dual SIM phone, do share it in the comments section !!

Be my Valentine

Ever since the day you came to existence you have always caught my eye. I have fallen for your sleek and slender look. The way you execute the tasks in an instant. Your smooth and incredible performance. Your elegance and rich look , the way you carry yourself with chic and colorful cases, I have fallen for you. My Search for the incredible valentine ends with you my dear ASUS ZENFONE.

Yes its right. I have fallen for a smartphone. Its not only a phone, its much more than that. It offers so much #UnconditionalLove which cannot be paid back.

It comes in a cheaper price but offers so much, even a chance to fly to Singapore if lady luck favors. It comes in various sizes from 4.5 to 6 inch screen so everyone can get it, in their own liking.

It offers the longest battery life in the smartphone segment so it never lets me be lonely. Even when I am down and need a energy boost I can get it from zenfone’s amazing 3300 mAh lithium battery as it never dries off so easily. I can boost myself by watching movies in HD, listen to songs, read books and even chat with friends. I can do all this and still keep the juice in smartphone.

Whenever I try to take a photo , it automatically focuses on me and using its pixel master technology makes me looks good. Even if the image came out bad, it has image stabilization which corrects the image, makes me look sharp and cool.

It is a perfect companion and never lets me down by hanging/ getting stuck while doing multi tasking such as playing games or during important meetings/calls. Thanks to its super awesome multi core processor for this splendid performance.

It is always so responsive with awesome touch screen and technology. It cool color cases offer so much that I can match it with my costume and take it anywhere flaunting it. The bumper makes it a perfect fit for my palms.

ZenUI intelligence technology makes life much easier. It helps me remember all complex events such as birth days and anniversary and reminds me with an alarm too. It converts complexity  to simplicity.

It comes with the latest kitkat os with preloaded apps to keep me occupied during boring time in both office and home.It also comes with Google Maps and A-GPS for route navigation and will make sure that I never get lost for direction. Also I don’t have to ask anyone else for directions when I go on a drive.

With dual SIM offerings, I can use my personal and professional numbers in a single phone. And can carry my office where ever I go in a single and sleek phone within my pockets.

Get Your Valentine with #UnconditionalLove only at Flipkart : http://www.flipkart.com/asus

A post on the #UnconditionalLove experience with the Asus Zenfone for Indiblogger Prompt !!

 

Discover the new you

It is the time of the year where everyone of us takes multiple resolutions for the upcoming year.  Whether we keep it or not isn’t a primary concern but at least to make some resolutions is the need of the hour to stay with the herd 😛

I have decided to enhance my multi tasking capabilities.  Also to increase my photography skills so I can capture some super cool selfies for profile pictures. To reduce the boredom while sitting idle at office I have also planned to become a gamer to immerse myself into the gaming world. I have also decided to complete the books I started reading last year and never completed it.  I also want to become a social addict like few of my friends and become a social icon. And finally I want to watch more films and TV shows compared to previous years.

As I look back at the jotted resolutions it looks like a lot of things to keep up.  Even I got a doubt will I be able to follow all these?

Then I came across this awesome video in YouTube.  It is about a new tablet coming from the Indian giant Micromax.

The tablet looked like a piece of a marvelous art crafted to perfection.  The sleek and solid glass finish pleases the eyes and makes us say WOW. And this piece of art can help me fulfill all my new year resolutions. Here is how

Multitasker :

The tab is powered by super fast and smooth Intel atom processor (1.2 Ghz) .  It also has 1GB Ram.  There is a new technology used called hyper threading which eases multi tasking and can make me a Multitasker.

Movie Manic :

8 inch screen with 800*1280 resolution offers a grand viewing experience. With a monstrous 4400 mAh battery I can watch multiple movies on the go without getting the juice out of the battery.

Photographer :

With 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera along with 1080p HD video recording and playback I can snap and capture everything.  With its 8 GB inbuilt storage and extendable storage upto 32 GB I can store the whole world in it.

Gamer :

This awesome tab comes with multiple pre loaded games and also has a M! Games option to play live games for added fun.  The processor is super fast which kicks the lags out of the games.

Social Icon &  Book worm:

As it comes with kitkat os it supports all new apps which helps me to stay connected to the world always. I can become a social addict and book worm at the same time. It also has voice calling 3G GPS to help me keep connected to the world.

Finally I have found my Savior who can help me fulfill all my resolutions. Yes it’s Micromax canvas tab P666.

You too can discover the new you.  Get your canvas tab now!!

Visit the link to check out its awesome features: http://www.micromaxinfo.com/tablet/Canvas-Tab-P666