Asus ZenFone 4 Review – a Budget Traveler’s Best Buddy

Asus’s line of ZenFone smartphones has become quite the hot topic in some circles of tech geeks, especially those who like to travel a lot. And of all devices in this line, the Zenfone 4 tends to stand out in particular with those who like to travel on a budget, and aren’t looking to spend a lot of money on their smartphone. Despite the low price tag, the Zenfone 4 has most features that you might want.

Asus Zenfone 4 Unboxing
Asus Zenfone 4 Unboxing

Physical specifications

Form-wise, the Asus ZenFone 4 is pretty standard for an Android device, but it’s noticeably lightweight – at just over 100 grams, you practically won’t notice the device in your pocket. This is made even better by its relatively small size, which ensures that you’ll never have to go out of your way to make extra room for your ZenFone 4 in your luggage.

The glass is very durable and we couldn’t get it to scratch even after some serious effort, so if you’re the more adventurous type on your trips, you shouldn’t have to worry about damaging your Asus ZenFone 4. The display itself is easy enough to read even in bright sunlight, so if you need to check your map on a hot sunny day, you shouldn’t have to squint at your device to make out what the screen says. You shouldn’t need to turn up the brightness too much to achieve that though, so you should be able to save your battery life.

In addition, the 5 megapixel camera will ensure that you can capture all the special moments of your trip in sufficient detail, but you should note that the device lacks a flash, so you may want to stick to properly lit conditions if you want your pictures to come out right.

Asus Zenfone 4 Android Smartphone
Asus Zenfone 4 Android Smartphone

If you are planning to store your favorite travel soundtrack and selfie shots, Asus Zenfone 4 has a MicroSD card slot that can be expanded up to 64 GB.

Asus ZenFone 4 Key Specs

  • Display – 4.50-inch
  • Processor – 1.2GHz
  • Front Camera – 0.3-megapixel
  • Resolution – 480×854 pixels
  • RAM – 1GB
  • OS – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Storage – 8GB
  • Rear Camera – 8-megapixel
  • Battery capacity – 1750mAh

Zenfone 4 by Asus
Zenfone 4 by Asus


Android users should have no problem navigating the phone’s menus, as the 4.3 Kitkat Android interface hasn’t been altered much. For those of you familiar with the operating system in more detail, you probably know that you can easily adapt it to suit your needs and display exactly what you want it to – so you can easily have detailed information about your current trip displayed on your home screen and readily available at a glance.

What changes have been made to the standard Android interface have been mostly focused on improving its usability and streamlining the experience. You’ll find that most important menus are very easy to access now, and some unnecessary clutter has been removed from the default Android OS. Overall, the operating system is a very fresh experience, as it’s both intuitive for old-time Android users, while it still offers enough changes to keep everyone interested.

Zenfone 4 Smartphone
Zenfone 4 Smartphone


Few devices come even close to the Asus ZenFone 4 when it comes to offering a good balance between features and price in a traveler-friendly smartphone. You will never see traveling in the same way again, after you’ve kept one of these phones in your pocket during a trip or two – and with the upcoming updates for its Android OS, things are looking even better for early adopters!

How much and where to buy Asus Zenfone 5 in the Philippines?

Asus ZenFone 4 is priced at Php 3,995 and is now available in the Philippines at all Asus Concept Stores and official retail partners. Asus ZenFone 4 is available in five colors (Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue, Charcoal Black and Solar Yellow).

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