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Recensione breve dello Smartphone Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG

Design a buon mercato. Era questo l'obbiettivo di Asus per il suo Zenfone 6, un phablet da 6 pollici con risoluzione HD, un luminoso touchscreen IPS, un potente SoC Intel Atom dual-core, oltre che uno storage flash da 16 GB al costo di 279 Euro (~$353, RRP). La combinazione sembra promettente.

For the original German review, see here.

Asus already sells a couple of smartphones, and some of them in the lower price range, where it is not so easy to attract attention. Because of this, the developers from Asus tried to make the Zenfone 6 unique, which was a success. The phablet is available in the four colors of red, black, gold and white, and has already obtained the prestigious Red Dot Design award. But the manufacturer also includes powerful components: Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, 2 GB of memory, and integrated PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU – this suggests a decent performance. Furthermore, you get 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for cards with up to 64 GB, as well as an IPS+ display with HD resolution.

This means the Asus Zenfone 6 is a direct competitor for the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6Acer Liquid S1HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab, and Huawei Ascend Mate.

Case

Asus Zenfone 6: Sturdy and well-built.
Asus Zenfone 6: Sturdy and well-built.

The detachable back cover of the Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG is made of matte red polycarbonate. The rest of the case is made of black plastic, and the display is covered with sturdy Gorilla Glass 3. The matte plastic at the back makes the smartphone very easy to hold, and thanks to the slight curve at the back, it also feels very good in the hand and does not really attract fingerprints. With a thickness of 9.9 mm (~0.39 inches), and a weight of 200 grams (~7 ounces), the Zenfone 6 is not really compact enough for a smartphone, but it is still decent for a 6-inch phablet. This impression is also supported by the comparison with its rivals. Our review sample is well-built, and has even gaps. Our pressure test does not result in creaking sounds, and the twisting is still acceptable. We also liked the volume rocker and the power button that are made of ribbed aluminum. Only drawback: The back cover is very firm, which increases the stability of the case, but it is also pretty tough to remove.

166.9 mm 84.3 mm 9.9 mm 200 g164.8 mm 88.8 mm 10.3 mm 214 g165.1 mm 83.2 mm 8.98 mm 160 g163.5 mm 85.7 mm 9.9 mm 200 g163 mm 83 mm 9.6 mm 195 g

Connectivity

Asus equips the Zenfone 6 A600CG with a frugal Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz as well as the integrated PowerVR SGX544MP2 and 2 GB of memory. The internal flash storage has a capacity of 16 GB with around 12 GB for the user. The internal storage can be expanded with microSD cards up to a capacity of  64 GB. Asus also includes 5 GB of its own web storage. The App2SD feature works with the majority of apps. The two micro SIM slots support 3G/UMTS. Unfortunately LTE is not included, even though other rivals in this price range offer 4G functionality. The micro SIM slots as well as the microSD slot are behind the detachable back cover. The mandatory micro USB 2.0 slot, and the 3.5 mm stereo jack are obviously available as well. The physical power button and volume rocker work reliably and have a convenient position.

Top: Stereo jack, microphone
Top: Stereo jack, microphone
Left side: Indentation to open the case
Left side: Indentation to open the case
Bottom: Microphone, micro USB
Bottom: Microphone, micro USB
Right side: Volume rocker, power button
Right side: Volume rocker, power button
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Software

The operating system of the Zenfone 6 is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. An update to the current Android 4.4 KitKat is already announced and should be available shortly after the launch. The operating system was once again adjusted by Asus with its ZenUI. This allows an intuitive handling, and a nice user interface. Important functions like the WLAN and GPS settings, Bluetooth or energy-saving features, as well as intelligent applications like a universal messaging app or a simple storage manager confirm this. Asus also installs some useful apps such as Google Chrome, Kindle from Amazon, Facebook or the usual Google package, and there is hardly any annoying bloatware.

GPS Test
GPS Test

Communication & GPS 

Our review unit supports wireless networks according to WLAN 802.11b/g/n, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR. Mobile web browsing is fast enough thanks to UMTS/3G.

The wireless signal is very good, the Asus Zenfone 6 was able to maintain a stable connection to the router from a distance of around 10 meters (~33 ft), and through several walls. Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and the dual-SIM functionality ensure flexibility on the road. Our review unit also supports quad-band UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) with HSPA+ and maximum transfer rates (download/upload) of 42 Mbps/5.76 Mbps. The A-GPS module works just as reliably, and quickly connects with a couple of satellites in the app GPS Test. Our navigation comparison with the Garmin Edge 500 shows a decent performance for the Zenfone 6. There are only some deviations in more complex areas like the forest section or the winding track, but the overall difference compared to the professional device is very small.

Asus Zenfone 6 Complete
Asus Zenfone 6 Complete
Asus Zenfone 6 Bridge
Asus Zenfone 6 Bridge
Asus Zenfone 6 Forest
Asus Zenfone 6 Forest
Garmin Edge 500 Complete
Garmin Edge 500 Complete
Garmin Edge 500 Bridge
Garmin Edge 500 Bridge
Garmin Edge 500 Forest
Garmin Edge 500 Forest
Phone App
Phone App
SmartDial
SmartDial

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The phone app was slightly adjusted and scores with a good multi-SIM integration. The user gets numerous settings for every SIM card, which means you can, for example, use different SIM cards for private and business calls or use an additional less expensive data plan. The sound and voice quality during calls was very good in our review, which is also confirmed by the call recipient. The hands-free feature is loud enough to enable conversation in noisier environments.

Cameras & Multimedia

The Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG has a main camera with 13.0 megapixels including auto-focus and LED flash, as well as a 2 megapixels webcam. The main camera records videos with 1080p/30fps. While the camera at the back can reproduce decent sharpness and good colors in good lighting conditions, we are pretty disappointed with the front camera. Despite the comparatively high resolution, the pictures are blurry and the colors are distorted. At least the main camera does a decent job in a direct comparison.

Confronto immagini

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Accessories

As well as the standard accessories like the modular power adaptor with a USB cable, a quick-start guide, and some warranty information, the box of the Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG also contains a decent in-ear headset with several adaptors. Asus also offers optional accessories like the Asus View Flip Cover with view on important information on the screen for around 30 Euros (~$38) in the colors white, black and red.

Warranty

Asus offers a 24-month warranty for the Zenfone 6 A600CG.

Input Devices & Handling

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

The smartphone quickly executes any inputs, it does not matter if you use the three Android soft-touch buttons at the bottom of the display, or the capacitive touchscreen. The automatic screen rotation reacts quickly too. The IPS+ screen enables precise control of applications and menus. The virtual QWERTZ keyboard occupies around 50% of the display in portrait mode, and around two thirds in landscape mode. This means you would not see a whole lot from the actual display content, however, the typing is pretty comfortable.

Display

Asus Zenfone 6: IPS+ display with 1280 x 720 pixels
Asus Zenfone 6: IPS+ display with 1280 x 720 pixels

The 6-inch display has the HD resolution of 1280x800 pixels, which is on par with the competition, only the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 uses a Full HD screen. The picture is satisfactory with high sharpness and rich colors. An average brightness of 359.7 cd/m² is sufficient for almost every scenario. Still, the rivals are clearly ahead with 412 up to 470 cd/m². The maximum value of 385 cd/m² of our review sample does not break any records, either.

333
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
Distribuzione della luminosità
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Massima: 385 cd/m² Media: 359.7 cd/m²
Distribuzione della luminosità: 86 %
Al centro con la batteria: 372 cd/m²
Contrasto: 845:1 (Nero: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 5.97 | 0.64-98 Ø6
Gamma: 2.94

With a pretty even brightness distribution of 86%, the Asus Zenfone 6 is on par with its rivals. However, our review sample can surpass the majority of competitors with a contrast of 845:1 and a black value of 0.44 cd/m². Only the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 is superior.

Our CalMAN measurements show a clear deviation of blue and red in the Color Management, the DeltaE of 5.7 is slightly raised. Color Management and Color Checker also reveal a slightly too low color brightness, which is indicated by the refresh colors in the Target column. Overall, the color accuracy is decent. The grayscale reveals a visible blue cast, starting at the center scale. Both the gamma of 2.94 and the DeltaE of 5.97 are slightly raised, but actually not far away from the ideal values. The average color temperature of 7,286 K is not as close to the ideal value of 6,500 K. Still: These deviations are not visible during everyday use, the color representation of the display is very good – especially when you consider the low price of the device.

ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Color Management
Color Management
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
Grayscale
Grayscale

Maximum 385 cd/m² are indeed bright enough for outdoor use, but the highly reflective Gorilla Glass 3-surface  throws a small spanner in the works. Outdoor use is possible if direct exposure to light can be avoided.

Thanks to the IPS+ HD technology, the display offers very wide viewing angles. We can only see small deviations with very extreme and impractical angles.

Outdoors under direct sunlight...
Outdoors under direct sunlight...
...and in the shade.
...and in the shade.
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Asus uses a frugal Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz for the Zenfone 6 A600CG. The PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU is integrated into the SoC. The team is supported by a generous 2 GB of memory. This SoC is still a very fast chip and always provides sufficient performance, so current apps should not be a problem.

This is also confirmed by our synthetic benchmarks: The Asus Zenfone 6 achieves excellent results in the majority of benchmarks and can leave the competition behind. This is noticeable in 3DMark 2013 in particular, where the review sample has an advantage of up to 64% (HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab). AnTuTu v5 and BaseMark OS II even show that the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 falls slightly behind. The advantage is not as big in Geekbench 3, the sibling Fonepad Note FHD 6 is once again close. However, the Huawei Ascend Mate can manage a clear advantage in GFXBench 2.7, but the other rivals are still left behind.

The storage test AndroBench 3 shows that the flash storage of the Asus Zenfone 6 is very fast and can, except for the 4K tests, surpass the rivals.

3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
10877 Points ∼13%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
10809 Points ∼13% -1%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼12% -5%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼12% -5%
Acer Liquid S1
10309 Points ∼12% -5%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
6748 Points ∼8% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
6665 Points ∼1%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
6595 Points ∼1% -1%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼0% -60%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼0% -60%
Acer Liquid S1
2640 Points ∼0% -60%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2373 Points ∼0% -64%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
7293 Points ∼3%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
7221 Points ∼3% -1%
Acer Liquid S1
3163 Points ∼1% -57%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
2772 Points ∼1% -62%
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
25966 Points ∼26%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
24200 Points ∼24% -7%
BaseMark OS II - Overall (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
447 Points ∼5%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
431 Points ∼5% -4%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
1314 Points ∼2%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
1291 Points ∼2% -2%
Acer Liquid S1
1425 Points ∼2% +8%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
944 Points ∼1% -28%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
560 Points ∼11%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
544 Points ∼11% -3%
Acer Liquid S1
398 Points ∼8% -29%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
298 Points ∼6% -47%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
9.2 fps ∼0%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
8.9 fps ∼0% -3%
Acer Liquid S1
3.4 fps ∼0% -63%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
0 fps ∼0% -100%
Huawei Ascend Mate
22 fps ∼0% +139%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
15.9 fps ∼0%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
9.2 fps ∼0% -42%
Acer Liquid S1
5.9 fps ∼0% -63%
Huawei Ascend Mate
35 fps ∼1% +120%
AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
0.73 MB/s ∼0%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
0.98 MB/s ∼0% +34%
Acer Liquid S1
0.32 MB/s ∼0% -56%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1 MB/s ∼0% +37%
Huawei Ascend Mate
0.5 MB/s ∼0% -32%
Random Read 4KB (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
10.23 MB/s ∼3%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
10.31 MB/s ∼3% +1%
Acer Liquid S1
12.2 MB/s ∼4% +19%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
9.09 MB/s ∼3% -11%
Huawei Ascend Mate
6.75 MB/s ∼2% -34%
Sequential Write 256KB (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
19.2 MB/s ∼2%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
13.74 MB/s ∼2% -28%
Acer Liquid S1
8.18 MB/s ∼1% -57%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
11.54 MB/s ∼1% -40%
Huawei Ascend Mate
7.43 MB/s ∼1% -61%
Sequential Read 256KB (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
70.27 MB/s ∼4%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
69.6 MB/s ∼4% -1%
Acer Liquid S1
49.05 MB/s ∼3% -30%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
44.6 MB/s ∼2% -37%
Huawei Ascend Mate
35.25 MB/s ∼2% -50%

Legenda

 
Asus Zenfone 6 Intel Atom Z2580, PowerVR SGX544MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G) Intel Atom Z2580, PowerVR SGX544MP2, 16 GB iNAND Flash
 
Acer Liquid S1 Mediatek MT6589, PowerVR SGX544, 8 GB SSD
 
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab Marvell PXA1088, Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Ascend Mate HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620, Vivante GC4000, 8 GB SSD

The browser-based benchmarks with the Android browser are not really great within the comparison. While the review sample is faster than the Acer Liquid S1 and the Huawei Ascend Mate in the older Google V8 Ver.7 and faster than the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab in Octane V2, it is clearly beaten in the other tests. Sun spider 1.0 and Kraken 1.1 in particular do not determine a good performance for the Asus Zenfone 6. However, the situation changes once again in the benchmarks Vellamo 3.0 and WebXPRT 2013, and the review unit can surpass all the rivals, only the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 can keep up. We recommend you use the significantly faster Google Chrome browser to improve the everyday performanceweb browsing will be much more enjoyable.

Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
2904 Points ∼15%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
3857 Points ∼20% +33%
Acer Liquid S1
1555 Points ∼8% -46%
Huawei Ascend Mate
1502 Points ∼8% -48%
Octane V2 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
2822 Points ∼5%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1027 Points ∼2% -64%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
11767.4 ms * ∼20%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
10624.5 ms * ∼18% +10%
Acer Liquid S1
15546.6 ms * ∼26% -32%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
26683.7 ms * ∼45% -127%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
836.8 ms * ∼9%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
857.1 ms * ∼9% -2%
Acer Liquid S1
1138.1 ms * ∼12% -36%
HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab
1747.3 ms * ∼19% -109%
Huawei Ascend Mate
1610.3 ms * ∼18% -92%
Vellamo 3.x
Metal (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
922 Points ∼25%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
900 Points ∼24% -2%
Multicore Beta (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
1149 Points ∼26%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
1230 Points ∼27% +7%
Browser (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
2151 Points ∼28%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
1834 Points ∼24% -15%
WebXPRT 2013 - Overall Score (ordina per valore)
Asus Zenfone 6
244 Points ∼11%
Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 ME560CG (K00G)
236 Points ∼10% -3%
Acer Liquid S1
165 Points ∼7% -32%

* ... Meglio usare valori piccoli

Gaming Performance

The PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU is integrated into the SoC and proves satisfactory with a high 3D performance. Even complex Android titles like Dead Trigger 2 or Trials: Frontier run smoothly. Controlling games with the touchscreen and the position sensor, as well as accelerometer is very precise and quick. Full HD videos are no problem for the hardware, either.

Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Trials: Frontier
Trials: Frontier
Full HD video: Django Unchained Trailer
Full HD video: Django Unchained Trailer

Emissions

Temperature

The surface temperatures are never inconvenient during everyday useIdling results in 29 °C (~84.2 °F) on average and we can measure up to 30.5 °C (~86.6 °F) at the top – not even lukewarm. Continuous maximum load results in surface temperatures of 36 °C (~96.8 °F) with the maximum temperature of 42.5 °C (~108.5) in the area around the SoC. The power adaptor reaches 41.3 °C (~106.34 °F) under load, and therefore should not be covered by any objects.

Carico massimo
 39.1 °C34.7 °C34.1 °C 
 42 °C36.6 °C35.3 °C 
 39.7 °C34.8 °C33.6 °C 
Massima: 42 °C
Media: 36.7 °C
33.1 °C35.3 °C41.3 °C
32.7 °C33.9 °C42.5 °C
33.3 °C35.6 °C39.9 °C
Massima: 42.5 °C
Media: 36.4 °C
Alimentazione (max)  41.3 °C | Temperatura della stanza 23 °C | Voltcraft IR-350
(±) La temperatura media del lato superiore sotto carico massimo e' di 36.7 °C / 98 F, rispetto alla media di 33 °C / 91 F per i dispositivi di questa classe Smartphone.
(±) La temperatura massima sul lato superiore è di 42 °C / 108 F, rispetto alla media di 35.4 °C / 96 F, che varia da 22.4 a 51.7 °C per questa classe Smartphone.
(±) Il lato inferiore si riscalda fino ad un massimo di 42.5 °C / 109 F, rispetto alla media di 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle, la temperatura media del lato superiore è di 29.4 °C / 85 F, rispetto alla media deld ispositivo di 33 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

The speaker is at the back of the review sample and produces a good sound with a high maximum volume. As is typical for this class of products, you can hear clear deficits like emphasis on the high tones with higher volumes. The 3.5 mm stereo jack is effective with a low signal noise, as well as a high maximum volume.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Asus Zenfone 6 is pretty low with values between 0.7 and 2.5 Watts while idling and 4.2 up to 6.4 Watts under load. A direct comparison shows that the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab and the Acer Liquid S1 consume much less, the Huawei Ascend Mate on the other hand, consumes quite a lot.

Consumo di corrente
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1.3 / 2.5 Watt
Sotto carico midlight 4.2 / 6.4 Watt
 color bar
Leggenda: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG has a 3,300 mAh battery, which unfortunately cannot be removed. According to the manufacturer, the battery provides a runtime of up to 398 hours in 3G standby. The SoC is comparatively frugal, but the IPS panel consumes a lot of power.

Still, our review sample can manage decent results in our battery runtime tests – even in comparison with the rivals. Maximum load with the app Stability Test and maximum brightness, results in 3 hours and 16 minutes, which is only ahead of the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 (3,200 mAh) within our comparison. The other rivals like the Acer Liquid S1 (2,400 mAh), or the HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab (3,000 mAh) are more frugal and manage slightly longer runtimes. The Huawei Ascend Mate does not last much longer, either, despite its huge 4,050 mAh battery.

Our more realistic WLAN test with an adjusted brightness of 60% (150 cd/m²) is finished after 8 hours and 38 minutes on the phablet, which is a good result. The Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 runs for another hour, and the Huawei Ascend Mate easily gets the top spot with a runtime of 12:04 hours.

The maximum runtime of the Asus Zenfone 6 is around 15 hours. The communication modules are deactivated (WLAN active) in this scenario, and we use the minimum display brightness as well as the energy-saving mode. The competition cannot maintain the advantage, the Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 manages almost an identical runtime. Only the marathon runner Huawei Ascend Mate surpasses all the rivals with an impressive runtime of 23:22 hours. 

Our review sample repeatedly stopped the video runtime test with the app Video Looper and the Full HD movie Big Buck Bunny. We have no explanation for this behavior.

All in all, the battery of the Asus Zenfone 6 should easily last a day with an adjusted display brightness.

Autonomia della batteria
Idle (senza WLAN, min luminosità)
15ore 04minuti
Navigazione WiFi
8ore 38minuti
Sotto carico (max luminosità)
3ore 16minuti

Verdict

In Review: Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG
In Review: Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG

Con il suo enorme schermo da 6 pollici e l'hardware potente, l'Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG è un phablet molto buono. Ha un case resistente e di classe, con una buona qualità costruttiva. Lo schermo IPS+ offre angoli di visualizzazione ampi e anche buoni colori. La grande memoria da 2 GB garantisce un fluido multitasking. La maneggevolezza del phablet non è mai un problema grazie al preciso e veloce touchscreen. Ci sono circa 12 GB di storage interno, ai quali si aggiungono fino a 64 GB via microSD e 5 GB di storage web – ciò significa che potrete immagazzinare tutti i files più importanti e i contenuti multimediali sul vostro telefono. Grazie alla ben implementata funzione dual-SIM e ai buoni moduli di comunicazione, lo smartphone è molto flessibile in ogni parte del mondo e velocemente trova la sua posizione grazie al preciso GPS. Questa flessibilità è supportata dalla batteria molto duratura, il che è una buona cosa dato che non si può sostituire. La fotocamera principale dello Zenfone 6 scatta foto decenti che appaiono belle e luminose sullo schermo molto definito, anche se quest'ultimo non supporta la risoluzione Full HD. La qualità dei selfie non sarà così buona, non è un grosso problema, come invece potrebbe esserlo il fatto che l'aggiornamento all'attuale Android 4.4 KitKat non è ancora disponibile. Il device è molto veloce, anche con Android 4.3 Jelly Bean e la maneggevolezza è molto intuitiva grazie all'interfaccia ZenUI. Se state cercando un device flessibile con un ampio schermo e componenti potenti, allora vi possiamo raccomandare l'Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG. Nel complesso, il phablet mainstream è soddisfacente e offre un rapporto qualità/prezzo molto allettante.

Nota: si tratta di una recensione breve, per la versione completa in inglese guardate qui

In Review: Asus ZenFone 6 A600CG. Test model courtesy of Asus.
In Review: Asus ZenFone 6 A600CG. Test model courtesy of Asus.

Specifiche tecniche

Asus Zenfone 6 (Zenfone Serie)
Processore
Intel Atom Z2580 2 x 1.3 - 2 GHz, Cloverview
Scheda grafica
PowerVR SGX544MP2
Memoria
2048 MB 
, LPDDR2
Schermo
6 pollici 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitivo, IPS+, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 con rivestimento repellente allo sporco, lucido: si
Harddisk
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 12.3 GB libera
Porte di connessione
1 USB 2.0, Connessioni Audio: jack audio da 3.5 mm, Lettore schede: microSDXC (fino a 64 GB), Sensori: GPS, GLONASS & AGPS, Sensore di posizione, sensore di prossimità, bussola, Micro-SIM
Rete
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR + A2DP, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100 MHz); standards: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+; Transfer rates (download/upload): 42Mbps/5.76Mbps (UMTS)
Dimensioni
altezza x larghezza x profondità (in mm): 9.9 x 166.9 x 84.3
Batteria
polimeri di litio, 3,300 mAh, integrata, Tempo conversazione 3G (dichiarata dal produttore): 28 ore, Standby 3G (dichiarata dal produttore): 398 ore
Sistema Operativo
Android 4.3
Camera
Webcam: Fotocamera principale: 13.0 MP, AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps; fotocamera frontale: 2.0 MP
Altre caratteristiche
Casse: Altoparlante mono, Tastiera: virtuale, Illuminazione Tastiera: si, Browser Google Chrome, browser IE, Amazon Kindle, software Google, SuperNote, Torica, Video Studio, Youtube e molto altro, 24 Mesi Garanzia, Riproduzione Video: MPEG4 fino a 1080p Registrazione Video: MPEG4, H.264, H.264 1080p Video Encoding e Decoding @ 30fps, Ogg, 3GPAudio Playback: MP3, 3GP, AAC, AAC+
Peso
200 gr, Alimentazione: 35 gr
Prezzo
300 Euro

 

Recensito: The Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG,...
Recensito: The Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG,...
... un vero phablet
... un vero phablet
Lo schermo IPS+ con risoluzione HD di 1280 x 720 pixels.
Lo schermo IPS+ con risoluzione HD di 1280 x 720 pixels.
Il buon design è ispirato al nome, ...
Il buon design è ispirato al nome, ...
... che è simile a quello della serie di notebook Zenbook
... che è simile a quello della serie di notebook Zenbook
Attenzione ai dettagli: I tasti fisici sono fatti in alluminio e seguono il design Zen
Attenzione ai dettagli: I tasti fisici sono fatti in alluminio e seguono il design Zen
La cover posteriore è opaca e gommata, molto comodo per tenerlo in mano.
La cover posteriore è opaca e gommata, molto comodo per tenerlo in mano.
Lo schermo è protetto dal rivestimento antigraffio Gorilla Glass 3 e il resto del case è anch'esso molto solido
Lo schermo è protetto dal rivestimento antigraffio Gorilla Glass 3 e il resto del case è anch'esso molto solido
I riflessi sul pannello lucido sono un problema sotto la luce solare diretta.
I riflessi sul pannello lucido sono un problema sotto la luce solare diretta.
La qualità della webcam non è molto buona, ...
La qualità della webcam non è molto buona, ...
...la fotocamera principale invece scatta foto decenti.
...la fotocamera principale invece scatta foto decenti.
CPU-Z rivela la presenza di una CPU Intel Atom Saltwell.
CPU-Z rivela la presenza di una CPU Intel Atom Saltwell.
La cover posteriore può...
La cover posteriore può...
...essere rimossa, ma è molto dura.
...essere rimossa, ma è molto dura.
L'indentazione per aprire il case è un po' piccola e potrebbe rovinare il vostro smalto.
L'indentazione per aprire il case è un po' piccola e potrebbe rovinare il vostro smalto.
Staccando la cover si rivelano le varie opzioni di connessione.
Staccando la cover si rivelano le varie opzioni di connessione.
Gli slot dual-SIM...
Gli slot dual-SIM...
...usano micro-SIM card, entrambe supportano il 3G.
...usano micro-SIM card, entrambe supportano il 3G.
E' possibile usare microSD fino a 64 GB.
E' possibile usare microSD fino a 64 GB.
Il suono degli altoparlanti è decente, ma la ampia griglia non sarebbe stata necessaria.
Il suono degli altoparlanti è decente, ma la ampia griglia non sarebbe stata necessaria.
L'altoparlante non è così ampio.
L'altoparlante non è così ampio.
Opportunita persa: La batteria purtroppo è integrata e non può essere sostituita.
Opportunita persa: La batteria purtroppo è integrata e non può essere sostituita.
Il retro da una impressione molto sofisticata e...
Il retro da una impressione molto sofisticata e...
...è, oltre alla versione Rosso ciliegia dell'esemplare da noi testato, disponibile anche in nero, oro e bianco.
...è, oltre alla versione Rosso ciliegia dell'esemplare da noi testato, disponibile anche in nero, oro e bianco.

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Pro

+Schermo IPS+ dagli angoli di visualizzazione ampi e dai buoni colori
+Touchscreen preciso
+SoC e GPU potenti + gran quantità di memoria
+Ampio storage flash + estensione microSD
+Dual-SIM
+Batteria duratura
+Segnale WLAN e telefono
+Qualità della voce e del suono
+GPS affidabile e preciso
+Qualità delle immagini della fotocamera principale
+Scalda poco
+Design nobile
+Buona qualità costruttiva
+Case solido con Gorilla Glass 3
+Cover posteriore staccabile
+Auricolare incluso con diversi adattatori.
 

Contro

-Batteria integrata
-Non ha risoluzione Full HD
-La cover posteriore è molto solida e difficile da rimuovere
-La luminosità potrebbe essere migliore
-Attualmente solo con Android 4.3 JB
-Fotocamera frontale deludente

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What we like

The combination of a nice design and the powerful components.

What we'd like to see

LTE and better cameras.

What surprises us

That Asus only uses powerful Intel SoCs in this price range.

The competition

Acer Liquid S1

Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6

HP Slate 6 6000en VoiceTab

Huawei Ascend Mate

Rating

Asus Zenfone 6 - 10/15/2014 v4(old)
Michael Moser

Chassis
83%
Tastiera
68 / 75 → 91%
Dispositivo di puntamento
92%
Connettività
48 / 60 → 80%
Peso
88%
Batteria
91%
Display
83%
Prestazioni di gioco
56 / 63 → 89%
Prestazioni Applicazioni
33 / 70 → 47%
Temperatura
86%
Rumorosità
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Fotocamera
65%
Media
73%
82%
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Michael Moser, 2014-11- 3 (Update: 2018-05-15)
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