Asus has been manufacturing some pretty hit smartphones. They have been cautious in manufacturing their smartphones, as they do seem to believe in quality rather that quantity. All of their smartphones are well thought off and priced competitively. They seem to follow the market pattern and launch their smartphones keeping the market sentiment in view. Asus launched its Pegasus 2 Plus smartphone not very long ago. The phone was launched to attract budget segment smartphone users. The phone offers a high value for money and offers a range of connectivity options too.
Asus has done a decent job in providing a proper design to the phone. The phone has a pretty decent look and looks attractive. The volume rocker and the power button have been provided on the right edge of the phone and the speaker has been provided on the lower part of the back panel. The camera has been installed on top center of the back panel. The “Asus” branding has been provided on the front of the phone just below the display. The phone is available in two color variants i.e. rose gold and white. Overall, the phone looks pretty attractive for a budget segment smartphone. The phone comes with a 5.5-inches Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen that would provide screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and roughly corresponding to 401 ppi rich screen. The display is not protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. The display is really impressive and easily captures its user’s attention. The phone offers decent sunlight legibility and viewing angles too. Overall, the phone has impressive design with a great display.
The phone features an Octa-core (4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor backed by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 processor. The phone is also backed by 3GB of RAM. The processor provided in the phone is competent enough to play games and apps on the phone easily. However, while we were performing heavy multi-tasking on the phone, we did saw a little stuttering occasionally. The Adreno 405 GPU handles the graphic performance of the phone and does a fairly decent job. For general purposes the processor seems to work seamlessly. The phone runs on Android v5.1 i.e. Lollipop. The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by 32GB using a microSD card. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual-SIMs.
Asus has been able to provide decent cameras in its smartphones. The phone features with an 13MP primary camera that is backed by autofocus and dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. Also, an 8MP front camera has also been provided in the phone. The primary camera supports basic functions like Touch to focus and offers shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The phone’s factory loaded software gives you a plethora of modes to shoot your photos. The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Full HD Video recording is also done by the camera at frames. The images captured by the rear camera are decent and the camera is able to capture a fair amount of details of its subject. The picture quality dips a little when the images are captured in low light conditions. The front shooter is able to take decent share worthy selfies. The phone features a loudspeaker on the rear part of the back panel which gets loud enough for a small room. The phone also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack that is compatible with all kinds of 3.5 mm audio enhancements.
Talking about the battery provided in the phone, the phone comes with a 3030mAh Li-Po battery. The battery provided in the phone is non-removable. The battery can run up for a day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone offers connectivity options, such as, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1, A2DP, A-GPS, NFC, FM radio and USB microUSB v2.0. The phone features with four kinds of sensors i.e. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.