CES 2015 was an enlightening experience. Not only were we able to see some cool new technology that is bound to find its way into our lives, we were also able to see a few new smartphones. Among the mobile handsets we were able to see was the ZenFone 2 from Asus. Asus seeks to update its ZenFone range of smartphones and ZenFone 2 is an effort in the same direction. But will ZenFone 2 be able to build upon the ZenFone's reputation?
What are the specs like?
The Asus ZenFone 2 runs on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and comes with support for two SIM cards as well. The ZenFone 2 sports a 2.3GHz quad-core processor along with 4GB RAM. The Asus ZenFone 2 sports a 5.5-inch screen that puts out display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The ZenFone 2 comes with 128GB internal memory which would eliminate the need for having a microSD card slot for expansion purposes. The Asus ZenFone 2 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back and it is accompanied by a 5-megapixel front camera. The ZenFone 2 comes with 4G capabilities and is powered by a 3000mAh battery whose performance ratings are not available.
What is the device like?
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. If you are looking for a smartphone that can power through all the tasks you throw at it while being light on your pocket, the ZenFone 2 is the smartphone you should pick up without any second thoughts. However, if you are thinking about value-for-money propositions, you may be left a bit disappointed (only a bit).
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 27, 2015|
|Model||Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM, 128GB)|
|Color||Black, Red, Silver, White|
|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 64 bit (Intel Atom)|
|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 Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear 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|
|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||128 GB|
Up to 64 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|