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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

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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Add Shot on OnePlus on OnePlus 7T

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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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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.

 

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The OnePlus 8 is no more an affordable flagship in 2020. It is though cheaper than the main flagships, it still costs a lot. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall display edges and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It comes with a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance despite costing notably less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets. Today we will show you the best way by which you can Screen record OnePlus 8. There are a couple of methods to Record Screen on OnePlus 8. One Uses OnePlus’s own screen recorder other uses an app. With Screen recording you can record gameplay eg recording PUBG, CNN, you can also record other videos you find on social media as well as you will be able to record stories of other people on WhatsApp/Facebook or Instagram. Having a way to Screen Record on your phone gives you a lot of opportunities to use it. Here are the methods by which you can Screen Record on OnePlus 8-

How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

Method 1 – Using Oxygen OS’s screen recorder

Notice: You will need an Updated OnePlus 8 to do this as Old version’s of Oxygen OS does not support this. If you have older Oxygen OS, try the method 2

Steps

  1. Open you quick settings from the notification bar
  2. You will find a pencil icon with which you can edit it
  3. Find the Screen Recorder option
  4. drag it to your Active Quick Settings box
  5. Press Back to Save the settings
  6. Not Press the Screen Recording Icon and you should be able to record your Screen on OnePlus 8.

Hopefully, Screen Record on OnePlus 8 should now be possible, if not follow the method 2 below-

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Method 2 – Using 3rd Part App

  1. Click here to download the recommended app for your OnePlus 8. This is a screen recording app which is supported by your phone.
  2. Now after installing the app, you will get a screen like this.
  3. Click on the Small Circle which has appeared on your Left side of the screen. Now what you’ll get is this.
  4. Click on the Center circle with the camera icon.
  5. Now click on Start on your phone.
  6. The video should start recording.
  7. To stop the recording, Go to your navigation bar and click on Stop.

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View the video you just recorded – Screen Record on op 8

Go to the gallery.

  1. In Albums, Go to the folder named Collection.
  2. Now you can share your video from here itself.

How to edit your Video you just recorded – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

  1. Go to Playstore and download Quik by GoPro.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!
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