If you’ve been following my articles recently, you would noticed that I’ve been covering Asus Zenfone 6 user review articles from the past two weeks. In the last two articles we talked about user interface and camera performance of Asus Zenfone 6. This time around, we have two things to talk about. The first in our list is its giant 6 inch screen and the next in this list is its performance specially in terms of gaming.
In terms of specifications, the phone is packed with some real tough hardware. It runs on 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom processor which is equipped with hyper threading technology. Though the processor is termed as dual core, the performance is equally good as those with quad core processors.
Let me talk about this 6 inch display first.
Asus Zenfone 6 – Talking about screen
The 6 inch screen has got 1280×720 pixels resolution meaning most of the things would appear quite large. At least, as I see it, the icons were quite big but that could be just me because my eyes have the habit of looking at 1080 pixels resolution screen of my Nexus 5. Off course, I can’t compare it with the Nexus 5 but it was just a quick finding that I had when I started using this device. There is absolutely nothing wrong about it and once I got the hold of it, I was pretty much comfortable with that resolution.
The screen here has got Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. I’m not pretty sure how tough it would prove but from the looks of it, the screen can definitely withstand couple of accidental drops. However, I would highly recommend these protective covers especially if you’re one who is not comfortable with this kind of screen size at first.
One of the most interesting thing about this screen is its 10 finger multi touch panel. I seriously enjoyed it as I was playing some real nice multiplayer games with my friends. Multiplayer gaming is where that kind of screen is going to be much more useful and it felt nice to have it.
Do you remember Nokia’s glove technology which allowed users to use touch screen even while wearing gloves? Asus Zenfone 6 has got similar technology and it is quite responsive. I tried it with my winter gloves on and the screen was very much responsive.
The color combination on Asus Zenfone 6 was quite vivid. Though there were some issues in the beginning specially when I took some pictures, I realized that those photos weren’t quite good in colors. The viewing angles on Zenfone 6 were decent and I would simply give it 3 stars out of 5.
Asus Zenfone 6 – Performance
I generally don’t measure performance on the scale of benchmarking apps as I’m more inclined towards practical approach and how the device performs throughout my daily schedule. When it comes to gaming, few 3D benchmarks do provide good idea of what kind of graphics that respective device would be able to handle.
While using Asus Zenfone 6 for almost seven days, I tried out various games starting with some of the very basic ones like Temple Run and Subway Surfers. No doubt, these games work really well and I was able to play them with real good controls because of that giant screen.
The next in line were some high graphics games which again were pretty much playable. While at some point, the game had lags, it was possible to cope up with it by clearing some of the recent apps and clearing out RAM. I must mention that the lag was very less and I was overall satisfied with the gaming performance.
Conclusion – As far as the display of this device is concerned, it was weird for me to get used to the 720 pixels resolution screen with giant 6 inch display. However, once I got used to it, things seem pretty well. If you’ve used higher resolution screen in past, things would be pretty much similar in your case. But, if you’re going to buying it as your first smartphone, go ahead because you would be very comfortable with it. The most important thing that you need to keep in your mind is its huge screen. You will have to be the one who admires big screens because otherwise it will be a farce for you. When it comes to gaming, I generally don’t play hardcore games and that is why I wouldn’t really comment on that. However, I did play some good graphics games and I was very much satisfied with its performance.