ZenFone Go - Features and reviews

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:08:09, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 08:54:59

Detailed review of ZenFone Go's features

Here's our thorough explanation of whether you should buy the ZenFone Go. We thoroughly evaluated how easy it is to hold, its operability, processing performance, multi-tasking performance, and more. We also reviewed how much we recommend it when compared to other models.

Summary of ZenFone Go performance and functions

The size and weight of the ZenFone Go

The body of the ZenFone Go is 3.0 inches (76.9 mm) wide, 5.9 inches (151 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (10.7 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5.5 inch, and it weighs 160 oz (160 g). Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

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Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0 inches (76.9 mm) x 5.9 inches (151 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.7 mm)3.3 inches (84 mm) x 6.5 inches (164.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.6 mm)3.0 inches (77.2 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.8 mm)
Weight160 oz (160 g)190 oz (190 g)170 oz (170 g)
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Display of the ZenFone Go

The ZenFone Go has a IPS screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Compared to the average smart phone, the screen is relatively beautiful.

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Display size5.5 inch6 inch5.5 inch
Display typeIPSIPSIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 12801080 x 19201080 x 1920
Pixel density267 ppi367 ppi400 ppi
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The battery life of the ZenFone Go

The ZenFone Go has a battery capacity of 3010 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the ZenFone Go

The ZenFone Go uses the Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1.4GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 2GB. CPU performance is slightly lower than standard smartphones. While it is perfectly suitable for searching the web and sending messages, people who use their smartphone for more demanding purposes will likely feel that its performance is subpar. It has the memory capacity of a standard smartphone. Having more capacity would make apps less likely to crash and make it easier to use, but the performance is fine for the Internet and emailing. For gaming, you would want the next level up in performance.

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ChipsetSnapdragon 400Snapdragon S616Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
CPU specs1.4GHz×4(Quad core)1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore)1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB3GB2GB
Storage size16GB32GB16GB
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The camera of the ZenFone Go

The ZenFone Go has a back camera with 8 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. The rear camera performance is about the same as a typical smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution8 MP13 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP5 MP13 MP
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Review of the product design of the ZenFone Go

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an ZenFone Go, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the ZenFone Go around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The ZenFone Go is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the ZenFone Go in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the ZenFone Go out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The ZenFone Go is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the ZenFone Go by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

To many people, the ZenFone Go is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The ZenFone Go is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Holding the ZenFone Go with one hand tends to feel unstable when buttons are displayed on the edge of the screen. The size of the buttons doesn't make it impossible but it does make it more likely that you will drop it so take care.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the ZenFone Go are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Inputting keys with one hand with the ZenFone Go can be done but this grip tends to feel unstable. Because of this sometimes you can drop it carelessly when trying to type quickly. If you take your time when typing though you will be unlikely to drop it.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the ZenFone Go with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the ZenFone Go is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the ZenFone Go is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the ZenFone Go displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The ZenFone Go can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the ZenFone Go, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

The ZenFone Go has performance that allows it to be used comfortably for phone calls, emails, and chat. It is rare but sometimes there is lag. Still, this almost never occurs, so it can be said to be suitable for normal use.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

There isn't any sense of inadequate performance even when several apps are used at the same time and there is frequent switching between apps. In rare cases, it may feel slow and the display may lag, but I don't think one will feel stressed during practical use.

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