Asus ZenFone 2

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.50-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Intel Atom Z3580
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Android 5.0
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJanuary 2015

Asus ZenFone 2 Review

By Ershad Kaleebullah (Apr 20, 2015)
Ershad Kaleebullah
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • 4GB RAM is a big plus
  • Great gaming performance
  • Not very expensive
  • Bad
  • Average camera
  • Battery life could have been better

Way back in 1989, Asus started out as a consultancy service for motherboard manufacturers. According to industry legend, Asus got a leg up in the industry after designing a motherboard for Intel's 486 CPU without access to a processor, even fixing problems that Intel's own engineers had had.

Asus ZenFone 2 Summary

The Asus ZenFone 2 is the world's first smartphone sporting 4GB of RAM, which is its USP by far. In our experience, the 4GB of RAM was more than enough for running 20 apps simultaneously. The phone also provides great gaming performance thanks to the presence of the PowerVR graphics chip, which is the same one that is present inside the iPhone 5s. The only problem with the ZenFone 2 is that the camera captures images that look average at best. Also, Asus confuses potential buyers with a lot of skews for the same ZenFone 2.

Asus ZenFone 2 Full Specifications

General
Brand Asus
Model ZenFone 2
Alternate names ZE551ML
Release date January 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 152.50 x 77.20 x 10.90
Weight (g) 170.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Glacier Grey, Osmium Black, Glamour Red, Ceramic White, Sheer Gold
SAR value 0.35
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Hardware
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core
Processor make Intel Atom Z3580
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 5.0
Skin ZenUI
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Asus ZenFone 2 User Review and Ratings

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  • The smart budget phone with loads of specs, appealing to masses(4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM)
    ABHIJIT Decipher (Jul 28, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    This phone is one of the most appealing and powerful budget phone to have come out in the market in 2015. I am using the phone for a month now, and fully satisfied and happy with the performance and the optimum usability of this phone at the price point. The stock OS is buttery smooth to operate running latest Android 5(lollipop), with 4 GB RAM providing powerful performance and usability to run apps and play games without a lag in conjunction with the powerful processor it has, the storage is awesomely huge with 64 GB internal with expandable slot too till 32 GB making it a powerhouse store room. The only bloating point is the battery back up and the camera quality which can be manageable though the heating issue subsides with subsequent updates in firmware. The patented quick charger from ASUS makes it really fast a process of charging the phone, but the battery doesn't withstand even 11 hours of single use. In all, with due respect to the company, they have come up with a very good performer and the smart phone worthy of being kept for ages.
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  • BUYERS BEWARE
    Abhishek Sasankan (Sep 4, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    BUYERS BEWARE I bought an asus zenfone-2 couple of months back, from the first day it was having several issues like call drops, recurrent freezing, reboot on its own. One day the phone suddenly stopped getting charged so I decided to go to asus repair centre? Though I was busy that day I was forced to stay back because they wanted to make sure there is no customer induced damage and they told me it was supposed to be done in front of customer, so they removed the back cover, opened up the back panel in front of me and had an extensive examination in front of me, and then they said that since there is no customer induced damage it is covered under warranty, then they took out a printed charge sheet wrote their inspection and diagnosis and signed it and gave it to me,(RMA NO ? INYM580128) and I was promised it will be repaired soon. For one week the phone was in their custody and after one week they suddenly called me up and told me phone has suffered water damage, so warranty will not be given, I was dumbstruck to hear this and then I went to the repair centre and they opened the back panel again and the inside was splashed with water, seems like something done purposefully, and when I told him this was not the condition when you opened it in front of me at the time of submission. The guy got angry and retorted ? I don?t know anything, just take away your phone from here, I don?t have any responsibility ? I was taken aback by the reply and to be frank I was a bit scared. I just ran away from there called up the customer service and explained everything in detail, but even they are not ready to acknowledge their mistake and was telling me to pay up. WHAT ABOUT THE CHARGESHEET GIVEN TO ME AFTER OPENING AND EXAMINING THE BACK PANEL AND BACK COVER RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, IT WAS GIVEN AFTER THOROUGH EXAMINATION AND THERE WAS NO TRACE OF ANY WATER DAMAGE, AND AFTER ONE WEEK IN THEIR CUSTODY THE INSIDE HAS BEEN SPLASHED WITH WATER. IF THEY COULD ATLEAST GIVE THE PHONE BACK IN THE CONDITION IN WHICH I GAVE THEM I WOULD HAVE REPAIRED IT FROM OTHER CENTRE BUT I JUST DON?T KNOW WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH THAT PHONE, THE INSIDE HAS BEEN SPLASHED WITH WATER, I DON?T KNOW WHETHER IT IS PURPOSEFUL OR ACCIDENTAL. ANYWAY I LOST MY MONEY AND MY PHONE AND DEFINITELY I DON?T TRUST THESE ASUS PEOPLE ANYMORE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NO ONE ELSE WILL FALL PREY TO THIS COMPANY?S PRODUCTS AND IRRESPONSIBLE SERVICE.
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  • Worse phone showing high configuration and the actual usage experience is very poor
    Sadaf Mateen Baig (May 25, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    worse phone with such a high configuration. Has heating issues and also battery doesn't long for more than 20 hours even without usage. Though the specifications shows 3000mah battery.
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  • Great phone,
    David Sakvoits (Dec 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Great phone with lots to offer, i would rate 4 1/2 stars only due to the pure amount of unnecessary software. I have seen some people complain about it "only having 2G" this is because they have placed the sim card in the wrong slot. Overall great phone especially for its price. If you are looking for a slightly stronger phone look for the ONEPLUS TWO at a higher price it out preforms this phone by a bit and is easier to you but will cost around 100-200 more. Both fantastic phones and for day to day use i would recommend the Zenfone2
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  • Kodiz SK
    Kodiz SK (Feb 26, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    i couldnt wait for this phone to come out.....but m waiting. wen t ll cme.. please release the pdct as soon as possible
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  • when it will be available????
    Raina Karthi (Feb 15, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    iam waiting.................................. for this phone
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  • The Mobile God
    Warren Heaton (Jan 21, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    I can't wait for this mobile to come out, its absolute awesome and I am going to get one. This mobile is like a god, with 4gb ram, amazing. I also like the Zenfone Zoom which has 10 lenses giving it the awesome zoom.
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  • When it will be available?
    Tasleem Khan (Jan 19, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    When it will be available?
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  • :)
    Manish Verma (Jan 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Awesome mobile......
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  • asus zenfone 2 review
    Mariya Batool (Jan 10, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    asus zenfone 2 Waoo amazing 4GB Ram 13 MP camera, check price from cbuystore
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