When it comes to the budget smartphone with luxury specifications, the first trusted brand strikes our mind is the ASUS which is being considered the best go-to brand, which comes with cost-effective smartphones. The latest offering by the company is the ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd generation. And today, we are here with a briefly detailed look of this smartphone.

Design and Build

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The ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd generation has got a metallic hairline finish and resembles like any other premium smartphone in the first glance. It has got ergonomic arc design featuring the thinnest edge of 3.6 mm. along with this feature, it has the rear key positioning which helps users in experiencing the intuitive one hand control and makes it easy for carrying out the multitasks. It has a unique finishing with the modelling techniques and doesn’t weigh on the heavy side. All these features together make this smartphone easy to hold and experience. It features a compressed processor which is really powerful along with a dual-SIM card.


Camera

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Coming to the camera specifications of ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd generation, it features 0.3 MP front-facing and 5 MP rear camera. Though this specification isn’t a big deal because we have numerous smartphones with higher camera specifications available in the market, yet with a price tag of 5,299 INR, it seems to be a worth to buy. Also, ASUS is offering the users with a second variant of this smartphone which features 2 MP front-facing and 8 MP rear camera, priced at 5,699 INR. This variant might excite most of the smartphone users. Apart from this, the camera of this smartphone comes with an inbuilt PixelMaster technology along with 16 different modes and a zero shutter lag, which ensures perfect pictures.

The three Camera modes which stand out well with ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd generation smartphone are:

Backlight HDR Mode: This camera mode helps in reducing the effect of the shadows in the pictures and thus ensures to give better contrast factor and brightness to the clicked shots. It easily captures flawlessly detailed images.


Low Light Mode: This camera mode helps in increasing the light sensitivity of 400% of the images by boosting the colour contrast and the noise. It even allows the users in capturing the bright and clear images even in the low-lit areas. So, ultimately, the users need not to worry about the light conditions while capturing images from this smartphone.


Beautification Mode: This ASUS smartphone is the best companion for the selfie lovers, especially when out with friends. With its beautification mode, it helps in balancing the facial features, removes the blemishes as well as softens the tones and make you and your friends look dazzlingly beautiful.

It also has an inbuilt feature, miniMovie application. This feature allows the users in combining multiple clicked pictures and creating a short movie out of it. This further can be customized with beautiful musical notes and texts. The users can even share their short creations directly on YouTube, social media, cloud services and email.


Storage

Though the ASUS ZenFone 4.5 2nd Generation falls under the category of the budget smartphones, yet it comes with an adequate storage capacity. It features RAM of 1GB, which ensures that your phone will never pop up any messages reading ‘phone capacity full’. Additionally, this smartphone offer its users with 100GB free Google Drive storage for 2 years. This offer is redeemable on the Google Drive App before 1st April 2018.


The ASUS ZenUI

The most favourite aspect of the ASUS ZenFone range is its ZenUI which is the company’s own personalized and customized gift for its users. this smartphone comes with new features and visual design which allow the users in customizing their phone according to their own likings. Though it has a simple ZenUI, yet at the same time, it looks brilliant and beautiful. It allows the users to have an experience of a lock screen along with the customizable icons and fonts. It also features a variety of ASUS color themes, redesigned icons, different time and weather widgets and optional folders.

Further, what excites people the most is the ZenMotion, a feature within its ZenUI. This feature allows the users in accessing their smartphone easily by just swiping through the applications, checking the notifications and missed calls, and a lot more. Furthermore, it also has a new Boost feature, which comes as a Personal Clean Up Assistant. It is an icon which the users just need to tap on for cleaning up all the background applications in order to free the memory and increase the performance speed of the smartphone.


ZenUI Launcher

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Taking about the ZenUI launcher, this ASUS smartphone gives its users a simple, easy to swipe through the customization tools. Users just need to swipe the home screen for choosing, picking and arranging the apps, icons, and wallpaper.
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Performance

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The ASUS ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd Generation is one of those smartphones available in the market which is best suited to all the needs of a smartphone user in terms of its quick and smart performance. This smartphone features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core processor with a dual-SIM and dual-Standby feature. Furthermore, this ASUS smartphone is the best pick for the music lovers as it has been designed with the Sonic Master Technology and thus, gives a crystal clean and soft-magically sound to our ears. It even conserves the power while searching a signal which ultimately increases its standby time. It also features an advanced design of antenna which ascertains to deliver highly fabulous performance, even in the poor signal areas. This smartphone by ASUS is the best choice for carrying out routine daily tasks and social media needs of the user. Overall, the ASUS ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd Generation offer its users a power-packed and a fantastic performance.


Noise Cancellation

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We have one thing common in the public areas like busy roads, train stations, restaurants, airports, and clubs, that is NOISE. It is very common to see people finding some corner outdoors to talk to people over the phone without getting disturbed by the background noise. Most of the smartphones these days features an enabled technology, the background noise reduction in them. And now, we have the ASUS ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd gen which has got NoiseTalk Zero, an innovative combo of the noise-suppression and the linear-echo-cancellation. These both together helps in reducing the background noise as well as wipes out the audio rebound. With this smartphone, ASUS is offering the users an experience of the noise-free and crystal-clear sound quality during the calls.


Comparison Table

Model
ASUS ZenFone Go  ZB452KG
S******  J1 Ace
Price
Rs. 5,299
Rs. 6,250
Display
11.43 cms (4.5), 854 x 480 Resolution FWVGA, Anti-fingerprint coating
10.92 cms (4.3), 800 x 480 Resolution WVGA
Pixel Master Camera
Front
Pixel
0.3 Mega Pixel Camera
Not Specified
Rear
Focus
Auto-Focus
Not Specified
Pixel
5 Mega Pixel Camera
5 Mega Pixel Camera
Aperture
f/2.0 Aperture
Not Specified
Camera Features
Modes: Back Light (HDR) mode, Real Time Beautification, Night Mode, Depth of Field, Selfie Mode, Photo Effects, Panorama Mode, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, Time Lapse, Slow Motion
Not Specified
Wireless
802.11 b/g/n BT4.0
802.11 b/g/n BT4.0
GPS
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
GPS, A-GPS
SIM and SD Slot
Dual SIM, Dual Stand by (3G+3G)
SIM1 Support 2G/3G  SIM2 Support 2G/3G
3 Slots in Total
  2 SIM Slots for Dual SIM ; 1 Individual Slot for SD Card
Dual Sim
Sensor
Accelerometer /E-Compass/ Proximity/ Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer/ Proximity
OS
Android 5.1 with ASUS ZenUI 2.0 with over 1000+ software enhancements : Themes Store, Easy / Kids mode /SnapView, ZenMotion / Tap tap to wake up and sleep, 24/7 ZenUI apps Instant update from Google play store, ZenUI apps with over 300 Million downloads
Android, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Colour
Premium UV Coating: Glamour Red / Glamour Yellow / Ceramic White;  Hairline Design: Sheer Gold / Galcier Grey / Silver Blue
White, Black, Blue

Verdict

In a nutshell, the ASUS ZenFone Go 4.5 2nd Generation is the best pick for those people out there who are looking for a budget smartphone which has the class, performance and the appeal in it. So, this smartphone is available in two variants in terms of its camera specs. With 0.3 MP front camera and 5 MP rear-camera, this ASUS smartphone has been priced at just 5,299 INR, while on the other hand, with 2 MP front camera and 8 MP, it has been priced at just 5,699 INR. This smartphone can definitely settle down as the ‘Go-To’ phones under the budget smartphones and is adhered to make people turn around for it. Though this smartphone has simple features, yet it doesn’t really compromised on its specifications or aesthetic and build quality. This smartphone seems to be the best ‘Zen’ companion for the smartphone users. It manages to retain its usability quotient because of its thin design along with the positioning of the buttons. So, it makes it easy for all the right-handed as well as the left-handed users with ease. Lastly, this smartphone is available in numerous colour variants to choose from according to your personality and mood.

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