Zenfone vs iPhone

ASUS Reminds Us the ZenFones are Affordable; Says you Could Buy Six for Every One iPhone 6

September 11, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Earlier this week, Apple took wraps off of their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While there’s no denying that Apple products are often well-built, using quality materials and some pretty good attention to details, it’s also not easy to deny that this comes at a pretty premium. For a long while now, Android manufacturers as well as others, have often tried to use the iPhone’s high-price to advertise their device as much better value. Frankly, this ends up ringing true a lot of the time, but with social media so prevalent these days, companies are coming up with some impressive ways to point the finger at Apple. We’ve seen HTC and Samsung have a go at Apple this week, and now it’s ASUS’ turn, who have taken to Facebook to put the iPhone 6 down.

With the tagline “The best 6 is the one everyone can have”, ASUS is telling folks that you could buy 6 of their ZenFones for the price of one unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. While the math here is probably not a hundred percent accurate and might end up being more like 4 or 5 ZenFones, depending on which iPhone 6 you buy and which six ZenFones you try to buy for the same price. Still, ASUS have made an interesting point here, with the iPhone 6 starting at $649 unlocked in the US, and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus coming in at $100 more starting at $749. Meanwhile, a ZenFone 4 starts at just $100 or so and there are also 5-inch and 6-inch versions available,

The 5-inch ZenFone shares similar specs with the iPhone 6 on paper, like an 8-megapixel camera, a 720p display and 2GB of RAM. Unlike other devices though, the ZenFone is powered by a dual-core Atom Z2580 and while that isn’t the best chip out there, Intel’s mobile offering offers a nice balance of performance and cost. Regardless of whether or not ASUS’ math here rings true, it’s a safe bet to say that the ZenFone line offers users on a budget far, far more value for money than Apple’s latest iPhone.