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Asus Zenfone 2 – Do We Have a New Flagship Killer?

Posted on the 22 April 2015 by Devender Singh @DevenderSingh93

Asus, which made users dribbling over the Rs 9,999/- Zenfone 5 last year, is presently all set to release its new gladiator – “the Asus Zenfone 2” – to rival any semblance of Mi 4 and OnePlus One. While the smartphone is slated to be available in 3 variants, we expect its top of the line model to be priced near to Rs 20,000. While the pricing would make it a commendable contender to the Mi 4, HTC Desire 820 and OnePlus, Being the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM definitely gives it a winning edge over the other smartphones in its segment.

Asus Zenfone2

Design & Build

The low and mid end ZE550ML and ZE500CL highlight a rubber curvy plastic back, similar to their ancestors while the top of the line model ZE551ML comes with a lustrous aluminum unibody outline. Every one of the three models offer a decent hold and simple to slide into the pocket. Be that as it may Zenfone 2 ZE551ML offers a sumptuous vibe like HTC One array of gadgets.

ASUS has changed the button format outline a bit by highlighting the volume rocker buttons at the back of the device. It is one thing to control the speaker volume while on a call, however it can be coincidentally squeezed when inside a tight pants pocket. The power on/off button is on the top edge with the 3.5mm audio jack.

All the three variants offer an incredible design finish with a good form quality.


ASUS has picked distinctive quality showcases for each of the models. While the top end Zenfone ZE551ML offers a 5.5-inch IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 403ppi, the other two variants highlight 5.5-inch 720p IPS and 5inch 720p IPS touchscreen displays.

ASUS has added its innovative TruVivid display technology to make the screens seem enthusiastic. All things considered, the screens offers pretty good pictures and messages yet at some point the display amplifies the colors, same as rest of the Super AMOLED screen.

All the three displays have been covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for better damage security.

User – Interface & OS

For Zenfone 2, ASUS has patched up the OS from a few edges to offer a superior vibe than its forerunners. Taking into account Android 5.0 Lollipop, the ZEN UI offers a vivid interface alongside a few helpful highlights like ZenMotion & Instant Updates.

The ZenMotion is an accumulation of instinctive touch gestures, every giving another way for connecting with ZenUI, and permitting brisk and simple access to regularly used highlights, for example, One Hand mode or Do It Later.

SnapView is a security highlight for guaranteeing upgraded protection to apps, pics and docs.

Camera Quality

The Zenfone 2 ZE550ML packs a 13MP powerful rear cam and a 5MP front cam while the other two models Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and Zenfone 2 ZE500CL highlight 13MP+5MP and 8MP+2MP cam. All the three variants come furnished with PixelMaster innovation with f/2.0 aperture .


Display 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.

Processor 64-bit Quad Core Intel® Atom™ Z3560/Z3580 processor (running at 1.8 or 2.3GHz).

GPU PowerVR G6430 from Imagination

RAM 2GB or 4GB.

Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB, microSD card slot, up to 64GB.

Camera Rear: 13MP, f/2.0-aperture, 5-element, auto-focus lens with dual-color Real Tone flash. Front: 5MP, f/2.0-aperture, wide-angle 85-degree lens with Selfie Panorama.

Battery 3000mAh lithium-polymer with fast-charge technology.

Connectivity 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS

Networks GSM, 3G, 4G LTE

Software Android 5.0 Lollipop

Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9-3.9mm, 170g

The Zenfone 2 is set to be propelled in India on April 23. The smartphone will have a go at distinctive value focuses, and as already mentioned, the top of the line model is relied upon to be valued near to Rs 20,000. It will be accessible in India in five colors – Black, Silver, Red, Gold, White.

“The top of the line model, on the other hand, will be accessible in just initial four colors,” said Asus India Country Manager Peter Chang.

So do you feel that it will be a next flagship killer in the market? Do you wanna try a smartphone with 4GB RAM?

Do share your views with us in the comments section !


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