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Asus Zenfone 4 vs Moto E – The game changers

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Before we start, this article is also an indirect review of both the Asus Zenfone 4 and Moto E.

Who would have thought that the Moto E or G could be beaten provided the budget friendly price but it happened. Xiaomi took the limelight off from Moto G and put it on the Mi3 and now another contender, Asus has joined the battle. The company well known for it’s computer peripheral’s and components and has landed into the mobile world with their Asus Zenfone series and today we are gonna review Asus’s Moto E contender, the Asus Zenfone 4.

 

 

 

To start with, here’s a quick spec comparison between Moto E and Zenfone 4 :-

Moto E :-
4.3 Inch IPS LCD display with 960 x 540 pixels
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Dual Core Processor
Adreno 302
5 MP Camera without flash and fixed focus
Li-Ion 1980 mAh Battery, Non-Removable
4GB Internal Storage with Memory Card Slot

Zenfone 4 :-
4 Inch TFT display with 480 x 800 Pixels
1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Processor with Intel Hyper Threading Technology, Dual Core
PowerVR SGX 544 MP2
5MP without flash and auto-focus
Li-Po 1600 mAh battery , Removable
8GB Internal Storage with Memory Card Slot
Design

The Asus Zenfone 4’s design is, as one would say pretty good for a phone with a price tag of Rs. 6000 (Rs. 5700 with student discount). It really looks stylish and feels very well built and sturdy. I would have loved it if it had something like Nokia’s ClearBlack technology but still it is pretty bearable according to the price. It’s back is matte finish so no dropping your phone in a puddle of muddy rain water (Indian’s can relate) and it also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes it pretty non-susceptible for the screen to break. The power and volume rocker buttons are correctly positioned given the size and is easy to press unlike the Moto E (you would know if you have a Moto G). But one major problem here, the back-cover is too damn hard to remove. One can easily break the phone or the back-cover while attempting to remove it, it’s just too damn hard! One more plus point for the Zenfone 4, unlike the Moto E, it comes in various colours like Gold, Yellow, Blue, Red etcetera without any hike in the price whereas the Moto E comes in just White and Black. One can buy coloured Motorola Shells but if you ask anyone, it is too expensive considering that it’s just a back-cover. But still it’s pretty much awesome for the price (yes i’m gonnna repeat it every time cause it’s true 😛 )

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Gaming and Over-All UI (Software) performance

This is where the Zenfone 4 truly beats the hell out of Moto E. Gaming on Asus Zenfone 4 is butter smooth even on high-graphic demanding games on high settings. NOT A SINGLE LAG. But in UI performance its equal or to some extent less smooth and fast than the Moto E (I’m guessing the Android 4.3 Jellybean is to blame here). Though Asus has guaranteed the KitKat update, no time frame is given so one might get it in a day or in a month, we really cant say as Asus is new in the game. But the ZenUI IS beautiful (atleast for me) but not quite as smooth as Moto E (as discussed). If I had the choice between stock or ZenUI, I would go nuts deciding between such Awesome UI’s. Also, I don’t know why but whenever I call a person the phone just doesn’t place the call and gives no response till eternity unless you redial the person which becomes really annoying after pro-longed usage, I hope Asus looks into this problem soon. Last but not the least, the phone tends to heat up (not like burning) very easily even when you are swiping through home-screens so now you can imagine for yourself how much will it heat when gaming on it.

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Display, Sound and Touch

The Moto E is the flat winner here in all of the citeria’s stated above , more brighter and vivid screen, higher PPI and IPS grade screen, loud and better sound (through the loud speaker) and even when we compare the Zenfone 4 with any other mainstream phone, the sound from the loud-speaker sounds too feeble and low on it so beware, you’re gonna have many missed calls. The call quality, touch and music playback with headphones seems equal on both the contenders.

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Camera

The camera quality, as expected is not upto the mark but again you can’t expect much from a 5.7k phone but in every way it is better than the Moto E. It also has a front-facing camera which the Moto E does not possess and it is definitely a boon for those who have relatives or friends in international countries and selfie lovers. The Zenfone 4 also has an auto-focus camera unlike the fixed-focus on the Moto E.

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Battery life and After Sale Support

Last but not least, the battery life. Nothing much to say here, both the phone’s are kinda similiar in this criteria which is, if you are more than an average user there is a good chance you might have to charge your phone more than once in a day. As both the companies are new, they don’t have many service centers in the country but there are more than one in big cities like Mumbai and Delhi.

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So this is all I could gather for you guys. I know it is hard to select but the choice and taste differs from person to person and you have to select the one that fits for you and your pocket so… Good Luck!

 

Buy the Moto E and the Asus Zenfone 4 here

 

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7 Comments

  1. Nishant Sethi

    Aug 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Wow that was amazing!!!

  2. AayushBhatia

    Nov 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Motorola is a new company, LOL, it is the maker of WORLDS FIRST PORTABLE MOBILE, and you said it new. PLZ REVIEW Points BEFORE MAKING ARTICLE

    • Nishant Sethi

      Nov 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Good Point but The company which made the first phone was Motorola Mobility, from Motorola itself, If you know then Motorola didn’t had any service center neither they sold any phones such as razor in India. If you own a a Motorola phone back in 2003- 2004 check the label behind the battery, it would be clearly stated “Motorola Mobility” when Motorola was bought by Google they renamed it to just Motorola and released a new segment “Moto” of their phones. Here Motorola is said new on the base of their comeback to the market, specially Indian market. The time this article was written, Motorola was still new to the country. We respect your advice and will surely amend to it. 🙂

      • AayushBhatia

        Nov 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

        It is just that they stop selling phones in INDIA, and not in other countries, and not having service center in INDIA dosent make it a NEW COMPANY, and only the name was changed , the company and employs and other stuff is same and it didnt released RAZOR series in INDIA. Not Being in INDIA dosent make someone new.

        • Nishant Sethi

          Nov 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

          We meant The “New” as a Comeback of the company, Motorola was alomost dead, And we at that time didn’t new that How will the market react to it. I Personally own Two of their phones, and i think they they have done a wonderfull job. And not only the Razor Series, They Didnt launch any of their phones in India. I got your Point that it is not a new Company, and we appologies for any inconvenience caused.
          Peace!!

          • AayushBhatia

            Nov 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

            I am glad that you agreed to your mistake ( because many people dont do that) i also own a site and i know mistakes can happen.

          • Nishant Sethi

            Nov 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

            Thanks for pointing us that issue!
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The most important aspect of any business is the data each company holds that will allow them to become a better company as time moves forward. The data held can often be spread across multiple databases, paper records, and the documents held by different departments within your company. If you are looking to take your data to the next level, you should be looking to understand the Gartner master data management system that allows all your records to be held in a single location. Whether you choose to place your data in the Cloud or on your server, Gartner explains the most important choices you need to make are how will you avoid overlaps and inaccuracies in your records through your Master Data Management.

What is MDM?

This is the first question you will be asked when you step into the office of your CEO and tell them of the need to invest in this technology. One of the toughest questions you will be asked is what exactly MDM is and how can we benefit from the investment in this technology. Master Data Management is a system where the data your company holds will be compared and collated to ensure the accuracy of the information you are holding is as high as possible. Data Quality Pro explains the success of Master Data Management processes has been growing over the last few years with those who get the most from the process of identifying a problem and looking for the best way of solving it.

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When you are being questioned about whether your company needs Gartner Master Data Management applications there are multiple ways of looking at the work being done at different levels to improve the work of your business.

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In an era when the customer experience is becoming increasingly important, MDM is playing an important role for businesses of all sizes and types. Making the same mistakes as have been seen in the past is no longer an option at a time when customers will quickly take their business to another company if they become annoyed with continual mistakes. By working with a professional master data management company, the success you will find will be magnified as you move forward with your business in a new environment of accuracy.

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The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. Today we will show you how you can add shot on OnePlus on your OnePlus 7T. Owning an OnePlus brings its own swag and one such way to do so is by adding the Shot on OnePlus watermark. Today we will show you how easily you can add shot on OnePlus and your name on you OnePlus 7T.

Fix – Add Name and Shot on OnePlus to OnePlus 7T

Steps to add your name on photos on OnePlus 7T

  1. Go to your camera, swipe up from below and you will find a settings icon on the top right
  2. Press the Settings
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  3. Press Shot on OnePlus
  4. In the following screen Enable the option
  5. If you want to add your name then you can Enable the Name option and enter the name you want it to be displayed
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You should now have successfully added Shot on OnePlus logo on your OnePlus 7T.

 

We hope you were able to add the feature on your OnePlus 7T, let us know in the comment section below 😀

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Fix – OnePlus 7T not charging

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The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. However, some users suggested that they were facing charging issues on their OnePlus 7T. So we are going to have a look at how to fix OnePlus 7T not charging.

Solution – Fix OnePlus 7T not charging

Method 1 – Restarting your 7T

One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with OnePlus sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your 7T by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.

Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates on OnePlus 7t

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Changing the Cable | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, OnePlus is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your OnePlus 7T not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the OnePlus cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

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Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the OnePlus 7T

If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.

Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port

Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.

Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of OnePlus 7T. Buy it and replace it on your 7T. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.

 

Were you able to fix your phone? Let us know in the comment section below 😀

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