The Asus Zenfone Go was recently launched at Rs 5,299, making it one of the cheapest phones in the Asus stable.
Here we have compared the new Zenfone Go (4.5) with the Canvas Fire 3 which is quite a popular device in the budget segment and costs Rs 5,320.
The Asus Zenfone Go comes in four attractive colours – black, white, blue and pink. The plastic back panel seems to have matte finish and should offer good grip. The front display has also got the iconic Asus design- the concentric circles – for the metal bezel below the display. At 144.5 x 71 x 10 mm, it is quite compact and is light as well, weighing just 135 grams.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 too is a good looking phone with metallic accents on the front, and a brushed metal finishing on the back panel too. The thin bezels on the side are offset by the large ones at the other ends. The phones measures 134 x 65 x 9 mm, but we don’t know how heavy it is. Its USP is its two dual front speakers. However, it comes in only black colour.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 has a 4.5 inch IPS display that has 540×960 pixels resolution. The Asus Zenfone Go too offers a 4.5 inch display but with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. We don’t have any information about their screens’ sensitivity or brightness but in terms of resolution, the Fire 3 looks a better device.
Processor & Memory
The Asus Zenfone Go has the quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor, which runs with 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM. Its internal storage stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 64 GB via a microSD card.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 runs a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor, which runs with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
Since the processors are similar, as is the RAM. This round is won by the Asus Zenfone Go due to the extra external storage.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 runs on Android KitKat, and has mild customisations in the OS. The Asus Zenfone Go on the other hand, runs on Android Lollipop, with Asus’ Zen UI 2.0, which has several customisations.
Due to the generation gap in OS, the Asus Zenfone Go is the winner of this round.
The Asus Zenfone Go has a 1600 mAh removable battery, which claims to offer 10.9 hours of talktime or 355 hours of standby.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 has an 1850 mAh battery that can provide up to 7 hours of talk time or 180 hours of standby.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera and an LED flash light in its back panel while a 2 megapixel camera is in its front.
The Asus Zenfone Go too has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera as well as flash in its back panel while a 0.3 megapixel selfie shooter is in its front for selfies.
On paper, the Micromax Canvas Fire 3 wins this round as it has more features for the primary camera and has a higher resolution selfie shooter too.
The Asus Zenfone Go and the Micromax Canvas Fire 3 are both dual-SIM 3G phones with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (A-GPS), and WiFi.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 3 has a better display, front camera and perhaps better in terms of sound quality. But Asus Zenfone Go comes in lively colours, better OS and has a slightly newer processor, and thus emerges as the winner here.