Asus is a Chinese handset manufacturer that set out to revolutionise the Indian smartphone market and managed to do so with its Zenfone series of smartphones. If the success of first lineup of Asus Zenfone series was quite a success, Zenfone 2 was even more so. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is the top of the line model in the second generation Zenfone. Here is a brief overview of the handset to help users decide whether to buy the handset or not.
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML boasts of the same deign factor as of its preceding lineup with brush metal finish on the front lower bezel. However, Asus has changed the design of the handset on rear panel that boasts of an attractive brushed metal finish as well as rear mounted volume buttons. Moreover, the brand has placed the power button on top of the device. This means that the sides of the devices are bare naked and makes it more comfortable to grip the handset.
The handset manufacturer has equipped the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML with a good sized 5.5-inch display for visual delight of its users. Furthermore, the display comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to do justice to all high resolution content. Moreover, the display of the handset comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Layer for durability.
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML users are sure to enjoy operating this handset as it comes equipped with Android Lollipop operating system out of the box. The user experience offered by the handset is further enhanced by Asus Zen UI that boasts of numerous performance enhancements over stock Android.
Performance and Battery Life
To ensure that Zenfone 2 ZE551ML performs at its optimal best under all conditions, Asus has equipped the handset with a Quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. The performance of the handset is further enhanced by the presence of 4 GB of RAM in this smartphone. However, the device boasts of a 3000 mAh battery that can last a day's worth of usage on moderate usage.
Asus has equipped Zenfone 2 with a 13 MP primary camera on the rear panel, which is good enough for all kind of photography. Also, for selfie loving crowd, this handset offers a 5 Megapixels front camera. These snappers on the device comes with features like Super HDR, Low Light Mode, Blue Glass Filter and Dual LED real tone flash on rear panel.
For an enhanced Internet connectivity and fast browsing on the go, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML comes with support for both 4G and 3G, out of the box. It also offers features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS.
The ZenFone 2 promises to be a value-for-money smartphone that makes no compromises when it comes to performance. The ZenFone range consists of powerful smartphones that cost less than their rivals. The highlight of the range is ZenFone 5 which is more powerful than any other smartphone in the mid-range segment. Changing times have convinced Asus to give its smartphones the update they sorely needed and that is where ZenFone 2 stepped in. This ZenFone 2 takes straight aim at the 64GB OnePlus One and is among the best bets to dethrone the flagship smartphone killer from its perch.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 27, 2015|
|Color||Black, Gold, Red, Silver|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Custom UI||Zen UI|
|Dimensions||152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.3 GHz Quad core 64 bit|
|Chipset||Intel Atom Z3580|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Oleophobic coating, Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||70.67 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, H.264, MPEG4, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|