Asus Zenfone 6 Android Phablet Review – Androidizen

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Asus Zenfone 6 Hi everyone So today we're taking a look at the Asus Zenfone 6, a 6 inch fablet smartphone

Now this is a reasonably interesting device sporting a six inch display but more importantly at a price point which is very tempting, being just over £200 mark When you put this against devices which are well, of a similar spec you're talking almost double the price So what are Asus offering us with this device? As well as that 6-inch display we're looking at a 720p IPS capacitive touch screen running with an Intel Atom Z2580 dual core processor clocked at 2GHz GPU wise we're talking the power of the SRGX 544 mp2 which is no slouch but not exactly at the cutting edge Memory wise the device is sporting an 8, 16 or 32gig of internal storage Asus Zenfone 6 with either one or two gig of ram

There's also a micro SD card slot available up to 64 gig The shooter on the back is a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash The secondary camera on the front is a two megapixel shooter We have all the usual features here such as wifi Bluetooth and GPS and charging is provided through a micro USB V2 port Now battery life Asus Zenfone 6 is a 3300 milliamp hour battery

Now in my opinion that is not really delivering enough juice for a display of this kind of size The look and the feel of the device is very good although my main problem with the Zenfone 6 is that 6-inch display is actually too big for me to actually use properly and comfortably with one hand In fact it's impossible to use with one hand Now, to give you some comparison I use plenty of 55 inch devices and never encountered any problem

As I've said in my previous reviews of fablets it always felt to me around 55, 56 inch displays are the sweet spot for fablets Any smaller and it feels too small Obviously any bigger and it becomes Asus Zenfone 6 too difficult for the majority of people to actually use comfortably

I ended up getting quite bad hand strain whilst trying to use this device for the majority of tests It's very much a device you're going to have to use two-handed and because of that fact it doesn't really feel like a fablet any more It's a tablet at the end of the day For my mind six-inch devices are not going to last in the market very long because I don't think they're going to sell year-on-year for the large majority of people – they are too big Asus Zenfone 6 5

5 inch displays are the sweet spot for the large majority of people I also found it very difficult to find a balance point with the Zenfone 6 as well, it does seem to be a little bit on the top heavy side, the centre point of the device just doesn't seem to have balance to it at all Software wise the Asus Zenfone 6 comes with a massive pack of extra software included which are basically all reworked apps by Asus So think of it this way If gmail is on the device then you'll also have Asus mail client

If you have a note-taking app from Google you'll also have an Asus Asus Zenfone 6 note-taking app Now the interesting thing here is I actually really like the Asus software suite because it all feels like it's been designed to work as a whole as opposed to let's face it, what we get with a lot of add on software from OEMs where what we actually get is kind of a mix match of different design metaphors, functionality and so on Here Asus has actually done a really good job at trying to make sure everything feels like it fits as part of a family There's also a widespread software here and all of it works very well Asus Zenfone 6 as you would expect Overall my time with the Zenfone 6 was something of a mixed bag

I didn't fall in love with this device I found that the screen size was prohibitive actually for long-term use of the device, including causing hand cramp after a while The resolution of the display is disappointing, as in my opinion is the battery life However the software suite and the underlying hardware itself, the GPU and CPU combination are solid and will certainly provide a good workhore smartphone for the majority of users But do be aware that if you have hands that are either on the small side Asus Zenfone 6 or if you found a 5

5 inch display to be absolutely on the border of what you felt was comfortable you probably won't find the 6-inch Asus Zenfone 6 to be a great device for you Asus Zenfone 6

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