Asus have been in the smartphone industry for quite some time, and they have just managed to make a small place in the market. Asus have delivered some quite awesome phones with impressive specifications, and that too at low prices. The problem, though, has always been the performance of the smartphones. Battery life too seems to be a matter of significant concern. Most of the phones from Asus in the past have suffered from battery backup problem. At first, the smartphones seem to work fine, but after 5-6 months, the battery backup falls, and by ‘down’, we mean significantly down. Asus is trying to learn from their mistakes, and they have come up with Pegasus 5000 with a mega battery. Asus updated their Pegasus line up with some new phones earlier this year, and Pegasus 5000 was one of them. It is a mid-range phone but has little surprises in terms of hardware. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6753. It has a 5.5 inch Full HD display. The primary and secondary cameras are 13MP with LED flash and 5 megapixels, respectively. Sure the spec sheet does look quite good, but this isn’t the main selling point of Pegasus 5000. The main selling point of this smartphone is its battery. It is equipped with a mega 4850 mAh battery which runs the show. Let’s take a deeper look at the Asus Pegasus 500, and see what this battery is capable of.
Asus didn’t try much to come up with a good design for Pegasus 5000. It has a very simple looking build. The smartphone measures 176 grams and has a waistline of 9mm, which means that the dimensions are average. The phone’s dimensions are 155 mm x 76.4 mm x 9 mm. The phone body is made up of plastic and has a metal looking rim around it. The primary camera on the back is at the top left, which has a single LED flash beside it and the second mic between them. There is nothing else in the back, except the Asus logo at the center. On the right, there is the volume rocker at the top, and below it is the power key. The keys look metallic, but they aren’t. At the front, it has the secondary camera on top beside the earpiece, and at the bottom it has capacitive buttons. The micro USB port for charging and data transfer is placed at the bottom. The 3.5 mm audio jack is at the top. The phone feels good in the palm, but it doesn’t impress one and all. Overall, the design is quite average, but you can’t expect much for such a mid-range phone. The phone comes in blue and golden variants.
The Asus Pegasus 5000 smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch widescreen where the screen uses IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen panel with the depth of 16 million colours. The screen carries a resolution of Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels, with a pixel density of 401 ppi pixel. So the images and graphics will appear very clear and sharp on this screen. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information whether the screen has been coated with a protective glass or not, and it does seem like it may be covered with just a glass.
The Asus Pegasus 5000 runs on MediaTek’s MT6753 chipset, which has an octa-core processor running max at 1.3 GHz. It is backed by 2GB of RAM. The other version of Pegasus 5000 has 3GB of RAM. The benchmark results will come out once we get our hands on at the phone after its release. But as far as the configuration is concerned, it looks wonderful for a mid-range phone. This device sports Android v5.1. The phone also has 16GB of internal storage, which can be further increased to 32 GB using a microSD card.
The Asus Pegasus 5000 has a 13MP primary camera, with single LED flash. It has LED flash beside it which helps in taking photos and recording videos in low lighting conditions. The image quality on this phone is good, although the indoor photos are a little noisy. Outdoor performance is quite good. On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera. The front cam is much better in performance than the primary camera. The camera app used in Pegasus 5000 is quite similar to every other basic camera app. It has features like Continuous Shooting, Digital image stabilization, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Self-timer, Touch to focus and White balance presets.
The battery is the main selling point of Asus Pegasus 5000. The battery on the back of this phone is a 4850mAh Li-po battery. The battery has been one of the major problems for Asus phones in the past, and in Pegasus 5000, they seem to have amended their previous mistakes. This 4850mAh battery is expected to last for at least 2 full days. It could even go on for 3 days. We have to test it before saying anything for sure. But still, with such a mega-sized battery, it shall run for more than 2 days.
It is a dual SIM phone, which accepts both micro SIMs. There is a dedicated slot for the second SIM card. The phone supports 4G network and has dual standby. The remaining connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot; Bluetooth v4.0; GPS with A-GPS. It also supports USB OTG and FM Radio. There is no NFC.
The Asus Pegasus 5000 looks like an average mid-range phone, but it has quite impressive specifications. Everything seems awesome about this phone, except its design.WHAT WE LIKED