Asus is no stranger to making Android devices, having produced numerous tablets since the launch of Android 3.0. However, they’re a relative newcomer in the phone market, having only recently released a line of standalone handsets. Targeting the entry-level market in Asian nations, the new Zenfone 5 offers something a little different for just $170.
The Zenfone 5 packs a 5.0-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel camera, customized software, and a rarely-used Intel Atom dual-core SoC. A polished hardware offering and a form factor more closely in line with high-end devices could make this a fantastic choice for a small price.