Asus Zenfone 6

Before beginning the evaluation, we first look over the Asus ZenFone 6 overall parameter.Asus ZenFone 6 There are two versions, one is 1GB  RAM, 8GB ROM of the standard version, priced at 999 yuan; another one is 2GB  RAM, 16GB ROM of high version, priced at 1,299 yuan, with all the remaining aspects of the agreement , the author of the test models for the high version.

Asus ZenFone 6 lowest price 999 yuan

Asus ZenFone screen size is 6 inches, with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the screen pixel density of 245ppi.Intel Z2580 processor is dual-core multi-threaded processor, clocked at up to 2.0GHz. Asus ZenFone 6 also supports WCDMA / GSM dual-mode dual sim card, Bluetooth 4.0, the battery capacity is 3200mAh, also supports up to 64GB Micro SD expansion card, equipped ZenUI interface of Android  4.3 OS.

Excellent feel 6 inches giant screen  Asus ZenFone  screen size is 6.0 inches 6, the size of the screen in the smart phone which is considered a very large, and the in budget level smartphone , the 6.0 inches screen is rare, while Asus ZenFone screen fuselage 6 border distance of only 4.79mm, accounting for more than 70% of the screen, capable of showing a wide visual effects, in addition, there is a third generation of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass to protect the screen, but also support gloves.

Asus ZenFone 6

Metal texture design with concentric circles on the right side of the key

Compared to Asus ZenFone 5, 6 ASUS ZenFone physique lot bigger compared to their body measurements for 166.9×84.3×9.9mm, weight 196 grams, giving a relatively thick texture. Also on the back of the Asus ZenFone 6 also uses a radian line treatment, in order to enhance a sense of grip with one hand, while some of the more beautiful looks.

Asus ZenFone 6

The bottom button and concentric metal texture design

Asus ZenFone placed with the right side of the body volume keys and power button, right thumb is very convenient to operate, there are three touch buttons at the bottom of the screen, from left to right is the return key, Home key, multitasking key, which ordinary The Android smartphone is not much difference. In addition there are three touch buttons below the metal decorative concentric circles texture, so that the whole body will not be too boring, looks relatively few on the grade.

Asus ZenFone 6 back

Camera, flash

The bottom of the speaker holes

Asus ZenFone 6 cover can be opened,  and when you open open the back cover we can see the SIM card slot, Asus ZenFone 6 with WCDMA / GSM dual-mode dual sim card function, all have two SIM card slots, size Micro SIM card, in addition to the above there is a one Micro SD expansion card, supports up to 64GB expansion card, which is very useful, in addition to Asus ZenFone 6 also has dual microphone noise reduction, bottom and top each with a microphone hole.

Cover can be opened

Headphone jack

Data interface

Rich personalized ZenUI system Asus ZenFone  6 equipped with Google Android  4.3 OS, camera can be accessed from the ZenUI lock screen, also, dials, sms quickly opened. Press and hold the icon and drag in any direction to , then you can unlock the screen to slide freely. Asus ZenFone drop-down notification bar 6 changes relatively large collection of many features for fast switching, and arranged by the user to customize and change, minimalist style circular icon looks very beautiful.


Lock screen, the main desktop


A collection of fast switching drop-down interface, the program page

    Asus ZenFone 6 system interface has a relatively highly user customizable, such as wallpaper, the ordinary mobile phone users to select their own I just have a function, but also gives the ASUS ZenFone 6 wallpaper transparency adjustment function, and the user can also change the background wallpaper colors.


DIY wallpaper can be set


Overall user interface can also be DIY color

In addition, its built-in Splendid ZenUI overall color can also be adjusted, such as color temperature, if you compare favorite warm color temperature, you can drag the slider to adjust the shaft to the right, if you like the color temperature of the cold articles, you can drag the shaft adjust the left. In the "enhanced", the user can even hue, saturation adjustment, thereby creating a more colorful color forms.


Easy mode is very useful for the elderly

  Asus ZenFone ZenUI 6 also provides with simple mode of operation, which is what we call the old model, in the "Settings" – "Easy Mode" can be found, after switching to this mode, the interface will change substantially, top of the main screen to display a huge font current time, the following arrangement with text messaging, clock, calendar, dialing and other commonly used program icons and program icons are very large, so it is suitable for the elderly.


Super cloud notes


Super cloud support diverse input notes

    Asus notebook developed a powerful notebook software, which is reflected in the Asus PadFone Infinity body, after entering the laptop like we can pick a template to create a notebook, recording the original handwriting support, keyboard input, drawing three functions, and you can also adjust the brush’s color, type, degree of handwriting recognition is very high.

13000000 Camera + PixelMaster Technology Asus ZenFone 6 back is equipped with a 13 megapixel camera, a front 2.0 megapixel camera, which at entry level smart phone market is still relatively mainstream with standards. Here are some tips when users set the camera with a resolution of 13 million pixels, the aspect ratio is only 4:3, and if set to 10 million pixels , then there is a 16:9 and 4:3 two kind of aspect ratio options, the factory default setting is 16:9 10 million pixels (behind the show proofs of 13 million pixels).

Asus ZenFone 6 camera interface

    Asus ZenFone 6 with a variety of camera modes, including HDR, panorama, night, low light (3M), miniatures, intelligent deleted, beauty, GIF animation, time back, etc., enough to meet user needs shooting.

Asus ZenFone 6 with a variety of camera mode

Asus ZenFone 6 camera has a lot of manual settings projects

    Meanwhile Asus ZenFone 6 also supports the user to manually adjust the ISO sensitivity, exposure value parameter value, white balance, etc., also has face detection, high-speed continuous shooting, turn off the shutter sound, anti-shake functions.

Outdoor sample 1 Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 50 Exposure time: 1/454 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Outdoor proofs 2 Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 50 Exposure time: 1/666 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Outdoor proofs 3Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 50 Exposure time: 1/312 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

    First we look at the imaging performance outdoor Asus ZenFone 6, when I was shooting proofs cloudy weather, but no sunlight, the color of the sky and some whitening. From the above, we can see three proofs ASUS ZenFone 6 has a relatively good color reproduction, very natural, wall and floor performance green plant performance is also in place, although the overall picture color depth than the actual scene to deeper, but the impact is not large.

Indoor proofs 1 Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 170 Exposure time: 1/25 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Indoor proofs 2 Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 170 Exposure time: 1/20 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

    In the interior, the ASUS ZenFone 6 performance is good. So I was satisfied with just the right color balance mechanism so that the screen looks very comfortable. Another Asus ZenFone 6 main camera aperture is f/2.0, can create a great bokeh effect, which is indoors and Macro Sample Sample 2 are demonstrated.

Macro proofs Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 50 Exposure time: 1/625 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

    Asus ZenFone Macro and 6 can be maintained with the object distance is very close, and then combined with 13 million pixel resolution, the details of the object can be fully demonstrated, in macro proofs, the leafy edge of the white catkins are presented very detailed, we You can click on proofs larger view.

Sample one night Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 330 Exposure time: 1/20 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

2 night proofs Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 210 Exposure time: 1/33 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Sample 3 night Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 80 Exposure time: 1/50 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

    In automatic mode, thanks to ASUS ZenFone f.2.0 large aperture 6, you can guarantee a good amount of light, so at night environment, ASUS ZenFone 6 proofs performance is fairly satisfactory, we can see the proofs of various intertwined The rays are relatively safe treatment, no astigmatism phenomenon, but in the loss of some local brightness Bale.

Automatic mode proofs Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 1600 Exposure Time: 1/12 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

Low Light (3M) Mode proofs Focal Length: 4mm Aperture: f/2.0 ISO Sensitivity: 1600 Exposure Time: 1/4 Exposure Compensation: 0EV White Balance: Auto

    Another Asus ZenFone 6 also has PixelMaster image processing technology to help users capture the most accurate color photos, and highlights the most of this technology is to provide a low-light capabilities camera mode. At night or under low-light conditions, the use of pixels consolidation method to increase the sensitive area, by up to 4 times, so that the brightness of the object being photographed improve this technology in very dark scenes can be a good show up, we see proofs contrast to know.

Self proofs Focal Length: mm Aperture: ISO Sensitivity: Exposure time: Exposure Compensation: EV White Balance: Auto

Asus ZenFone 6 also has skin mode

    Asus ZenFone 6 front camera is only 2.0 megapixel. The number of pixels to be honest and not too high, but in the actual imaging, Asus ZenFone 6 and not because of the pixels is low and poor performance in self proofs, which for color and grasp the very place of light, glare treatment is relatively safe, commendable. Another Asus ZenFone 6 also has beauty mode, you can achieve of thin face, big eyes, beautiful skin, blush function. Product: ZenFone 6 (2GB RAM) Asus phones

Video & Audio & browser capability test     Next we take a look at the ASUS ZenFone
  how video playback capacity of 60,000, the test group video into 720P, 1080P group video package formats including MP4, MOV, MKV, RMVB, AVI etc. Audio Coding, including AAC, MP3, AC3, code rates ranging from 1493kbps to 19800kbps, uniform use of the system comes with video player, smooth synchronization standards for sound and picture playback, fast forward and rewind without significant delay, take a look at the ASUS ZenFone 6 test results.

Asus ZenFone 6 video player interface

720P video playback test results

1080P video playback test results

    There are five sections 720P group video, you can see from the table, ASUS ZenFone 6 for 720P video playback capability is still relatively high, only 20 appeared in the video without sound painting situation. 1080P group of fifteen video segments, but only seven segment No. 1,2,3,4,7,8,15 This video can smooth playback, the remaining eight appeared in the video is not playing (file open failed), there is no sound paintings, paintings silent and other conditions.


In addition to the system comes with a music player, but also comes with the ASUS ZenFone 6 meters music


Asus ZenFone 6 browser outstanding performance

    On the audio side, ASUS ZenFone 6 comes with a music player capable of smooth playback of MP3, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV audio files common these mainstream formats, but not APE format music files can be played, "File open failed" But how ASUS ZenFone 6 meters preloaded music, music can be played through a multi-meter APE format music files. Another Asus ZenFone 6 browser capabilities are also very powerful, can be the perfect site pages show a computer terminal, but also can play video in a web page.

Z2580 is equipped with multi-threaded processor     Asus ZenFone  hardware platform 6 is also very strong, the phone is equipped with the Intel processor Z2580 processor, before Lenovo K900 is also using this processor, this processor is part of Intel Atom Clover Trail + family, which Members include Z2580, Z2560, Z2520 three models, namely the face of high, medium and low levels of the smart phone market.

ASUS Intel processor equipped ZenFone 6

    Intel Z2580 processor is based on X86 architecture, is a dual-core CPU processor, CPU clocked at 2.0GHz (Z2560 and Z2520’s CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, 1.4GHz). Although much CPU core number, but this processor joined Intel’s unique multi-threading technology, so that it can be comparable to the actual operational performance ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor architecture. Besides Intel Z2580 processor with Intel mature Saltwell 32nm HKMG semiconductor process technology, but also to work with Qualcomm’s 28nm semiconductor process technology processor comparable.

Intel Atom Clover Trail + family

    In the GPU, Intel Z2580 processor integrates the company produced Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX544 graphics chip, the GPU runs at 533MHz frequency (Z2560 and Z2520’s GPU clocked at 400MHz, 300MHz), which has eight pipelines , supports DirectX 9, OpenGL 2.1, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0, OpenGV 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 and other agreements. Triangle formation rate and pixel shader capabilities reach 170M / s and 5100M / s.

PowerVR SGX544


ASUS ZenFone CPU-Z 6 detection information

    Other aspects, Intel Z2580 processor with 2×512 KB of cache, support 2x32bit LPDDR2 memory (ASUS ASUS official said ZenFone 6 uses a 64bit  RAM memory), memory frequency is a staggering 1066MHz, supports up to 1920×1200 resolution display, the camera supports up to 16 million pixels, with 1080P HD video recording 30 frames / sec, with 15 sec continuous shooting ability. Intel Z2580 processor also integrates IntelXMM6360 baseband, native support for HSUPA, HSPA + is 3.75G network standard.

Level of performance testing and author comments     Asus ZenFone  6 thousand Yuan is a fully-fledged smart phones , the highest price tag was 1299 yuan, look at this level of the smart phone market, with MediaTek platform products mostly, mainly MT6582 quad-core platform, there are eight individual MT6592 core platform. Although the integrated ( security Bunny on) test, Asus ZenFone Z2580 6 and eight-core MT6592 has some gaps, but in terms of Z2580 integrated GPU PowerVR SGX544 than MT6592 Integrated Mali-450 MP4 more strength, which for games The support will be better.

In the overall (security Bunny) The comparison of performance

In the GPU (3D MARK) the comparison of performance

Page (Vellamo) the comparison of performance

Superiority  6 inches big screen  Dual card dual-mode  Multi-threaded processor Z2580  ZenUI interface Inadequate  Does not support 4G Thermal performance should be improved

Large-scale 3D game "Need for Speed ​​17", ASUS ZenFone 6 can run smoothly

Conclusion  Compared to the ASUS ZenFone 5, ASUS ZenFone 6 hardware level higher, mainly in six-inch screen, Z2580 processor, 3200mAh battery and a 3 million pixel camera head, and the price is only 200 yuan higher, it is very cost-effective. More importantly, ASUS ZenFone 6 is already the supply of large quantities of spot market, which is where other vendors can not, after all, no matter how good the phone, consumers can buy into is the truth.

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