They missed the mark. They were great in the 2 era where they put out awesome phones at entry level prices. I understand them trying to up the quality with Zenfone 3 and it was a respectable attempt at the start of the cycle. But these new 4 phones are incredibly mediocre in both performance and value.
Go back to doing awesome entry level phones again.
Asus is just hopeless. Prestige pricing for mediocre specs in a phone only works with Apple and Samsung. I'm not sure how it is going to survive the competition. Pricing reminds me of the $699 flagship pricing of the Zenfone 3 ultra which has a 1080p screen, snapdragon 652 and 64gb internal memory.
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2017They will be following HTC & Sony.U 11 and the XZ Premium costs more than an Asus phone by $100.
And what do you get with the extra $100?
-IP 67/68 devices, respectively
-BoomSound or dual front facing stereo speakers, respectively
-Superior Software and update system
-Better battery life
-Top class QHD and exceptional 4K HDR display, respectively
-superior camera systems (one that can do incredible video audio recording & low light stills and the other that captures motion with no blur and slower the real life 40x)
If you find the SD630 to be worth $400, knowing the Mi 6 costs $300 with SD835, and the OnePlus 5 for $500 with SD835, then I guess you'll be fine for paying $1000 for an iPhone 5s 16GB in 2017.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2017File a class action lawsuit. Usually worksIt's not worth wasting time to a company that simply can't deliver flawless or "decent" QC products.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2017LOL. your beloved **** brand is even a lot more overpriced than this asus (cough cough.. lcd p... moreHere goes the keyboard warrior.
You know what, I think you deserve my nickname more than I do.
"LOL. your beloved **** brand is even a lot more overpriced than this asus (cough cough.. lcd pl@stic frame)"
LOL. more like your beloved pathetic brand is inferior in quality (cough cough explosion... burn 1ns, mediocre Diamond PenTile, slower update system, lags)
waiting asus using chipset intel again os android stock no zenui :P .device performance well using ze551ml with intel quad core 2,3ghz 32/4 android M, when N come?
TheHater, 10 Aug 2017Guess what will I do after the extreme fragility of my Zenfone Max? (After just one single fac... moreLOL. your beloved **** brand is even a lot more overpriced than this asus (cough cough.. lcd pl@stic frame)
Just go for Lenovo P2 which is better option @172$ 11k in offer bank discount price..... Or Get K8 Note :)
Zenfone 4 Max 5.5 inch is 2.8 M Rupiah / 250 Euro. Zenfone 4 price might be 5.6 M Rupiah / 500 Euro. OnePlus 5 price is 7-8 M Rupiah here.
mir, 10 Aug 2017$500 for those specs? They sure are full of themselves.They will be following HTC & Sony.
Ahong Surahong, 10 Aug 2017For that price at least they should come with SD660.Agree with you. The Zenfone 3 zoom is a better buy compared to this. SD 625 with better camera (dual 13MP), and a generous 5000mAH battery.
And for €500, Samsung Galaxy C9 pro with SD 653 & 4000 mAH battery is a though competitor for Asus to beat.
Snapdragon 425 is marginally better over Previous Zenfone Max's 6737M and it's really outdated.
Snap 430 is the minimum for a smartphone in 2017.