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Asus Zenfone Series Evolution: From Zenfone 5 to 5z

It seems that yesterday Asus arrived in the Brazilian market, but the truth that in October will be 4 years that the Taiwanese company launched its first smartphone in the country. Like other manufacturers that have settled here, Asus has had troubled moments, but now is undoubtedly in its best phase.

Just as we brought the trajectory of the Samsung Galaxy line, today we will present to you, dear readers, the whole Taiwanese company saga. From its first release Zenfone 5, to the newest Asus Zenfone 5 that was recently released. Then fasten your seat belts and embark on this time travel.

Zenfone 5 Did you really come to fight?

Launched in October 2014, the first Asus smartphone to land in the country was the Zenfone 5. The device arrived at a time when Google-led Motorola was very successful here with its second-generation Moto G. Zenfone 5 had two versions; with a 1.6 GHz 8GB Intel processor that cost $ 649 and a 16GB model comes out for $ 699. J the Zenfone 5 with a 1.2 GHz 8GB Intel processor sold for $ 599.

Completing its specifications, the handset had an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Its battery had a capacity of 2,050mAh. And it was just the battery the Zenfone 5 Achilles heel. Some say the problem was because of the power-hungry Atom processor, others say the problem was really the battery. The truth that the smartphone started to lose out because of that.

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Asus Zenfone 5 / AndroidPIT

Zenfone 2 Evolution

Zenfone 2 came with the mission of supplying what Zenfone 5 was not. Asus again had the mission of trying to conquer the Brazilian public and improve the impression left by its predecessor. Not to say that Zenfone 5 was a disaster, on the contrary, it brought good things to the market, like 2GB of RAM in a smartphone of its kind. But the battery issue was something that tarnished his career a bit.

Zenfone 2 was released with aggressive specs, mainly because of its 4 GB RAM which was a real revolution. Launched in August 2015, it was amazing a smartphone with its specifications, cost $ 1,299.00.

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Zenfone 2 look in brushed plastco that looked like metal / AndroidPIT

The best cost benefit was shot at the time. In addition to its high-end RAM, the device featured an Intel Atom quadcore processor, 13 MP rear and 5 MP self-timer cameras and a 3,000 mAh battery. Later, the Zenfone 2 Selfie and Laser versions were released.

Zenfone 3 Asus begins to triumph

With Samsung setting the rules with its Galaxy J, Asus again brings a differentiation from its previous models. This time the Taiwanese company brought Snapdragon processors as new, leaving aside Intel's. In addition, the device had a new look with metal and glass body, quite different from previous versions.

The smartphone was launched in October 2016 with Snapdragon 625, 3 / 4GB versions of RAM and 32/64 GB internal storage. We also had the release of its Zenfone 3 Deluxe Zenfone 3 Max and Zenfone 3 Zoom variants. The smartphone was very well received, and had good sales.

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Zenfone 3 / AndroidPIT

Zenfone 4 Continuity in what was already good

Zenfone 4 has come to further consolidate Asus' growth in the smartphone market. In terms of appearance, we didn't have many changes in its design. Here the company kept what was cool and adopted glass as one of its materials in its composition.

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Zenfone 4 Look / AndroidPIT

In addition to the Zenfone 4 we had the Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Max Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro variants. In total there were no different models released, one with higher battery capacity, another with better cameras. for selfie is the Zenfone 4 Pro which had the most robust specifications of all. That is, Asus launched models for all tastes.

Asus Zenfone 5 Consolidating Asus Growth

Launched on the 16th of this month here in Brazil, Zenfone 5 arrived to consolidate the good moment that Asus lives. With aluminum and glass look and traces that follow the trend of the moment like the notch polemicist, the device arrives with very attractive equilibrium settings and prices.

The Zenfone 5 comes with Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage and 3,300 mAh battery. The smartphone still has variants that are Zenfone 5 Selfie, Selfie Pro, Max Pro M1 and more powerful than Zenfone 5z. Sales of the new models have already started and the device has been pleasing not only the consumer, but also the specialized critic.

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Screen with polemic notch look / AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Next Zenfone?

There is not yet any information about the next Asus smartphone that will continue this path of the Taiwanese company. However, we can expect something as good as it is today, as I notice the maturity of the manufacturer that has learned from past mistakes.

And you, which Asus model pleases you the most?

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