It isn’t so often in Smartphone world that you come across blends of affordability & performance — you usually have to compromise one! Nevertheless, the flagship device from Asus Zenfone series — Zenfone 2 — is indeed such a kind of blend you can depend upon, given that you need stunning techy specifications at a comparatively lower price tag. Announced at Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Asus Zenfone 2 is revolutionary from many aspects, let that be level of performance, usability of UI, stunning captures and what not. The Android Smartphone has been able to receive a superb impression from various kinds of users, and Zenfone 2 is indeed worth it.
What Makes Zenfone 2 Different
Apart from being a sense-making blend of affordability and stunning specs, there were a lot of features that were, at least from some aspects, revolutionary. Some of the reasons that account for the huge reception of Zenfone 2 are:
4GB RAM, Quad Core — Perform like Hell
Don’t mistake Zenfone 2 specifications for those of a fully-fledged PC — the device comes with 4GB RAM! Given that Smartphones are nowadays suffering from insufficient RAM consumption, Zenfone 2 is surely going to break it. It has Intel Atom Moorefield SoCs at the crux, which has support up to 4GB of RAM. Depending upon the model you select — there are three models, accompanied by different SoCs and GPUs — you can have Dual Core or Quad Core variant of Zenfone 2. As far as heavy Smartphone users are concerned, Zenfone 2 is chunk of performance, with a dedicated part for immersive gaming stuff.
The New, Sense-Making ZenUI
Zenfone 2 comes with the latest version of ZenUI — the customized UI that lies on top of Android v5.0 Lollipop that’s meant to give you enhanced performance and simplicity at once. With support for multiple themes, gestures, tap-to-wake up and all, it is Christmas when you start using your Zenfone 2. Also, the UI becomes more personal as you get along with it. There are also some security-oriented features.
Powerful Camera & PixelMaster 2.0
There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to camera aspect of Asus Zenfone 2 ! The beast comes with 13MP Rear cam and a 5MP Front cam — good time, selfie freaks! What makes the cameras exceptional is the PixelMaster feature of Zenfone; the technology brings fantastic low-light performance, incredible HDR Support, Super Resolution mode that gives enough details in a capture etc under one umbrella. Combined with professional-grade manual settings, it does well, more or less, as a starter DSLR.
Having a Zenfone 2 is like having a fully-fledged PC — no, we’re not exaggerating! Zenfone 2 comes with support for a wide range of accessories, including a 100x-brighter-than-LED flashlight, in-ear headphones and lots more. If you’re ready to pay, Zenfone 2 will be a workstation made portable.
These are the features we loved in Zenfone 2, not to mention the Ergonomic design that lets you personalize colours and looks of the device, as you like it. It’s to be noted that specifications may vary according to the model you select; the 4GB version with 2GHz Quad Core processor has all above-mentioned feature, for that matter. Also, its 3000mAh battery will be an enough powerhouse for your device.
What the Market Says
As we said earlier, Zenfone 2 has been able to attract both critics and normal users. For instance, Zenfone 2 has dual-SIM variant in India, accompanied by support for almost every connectivity feature like LTE, up-to-date Wi-Fi and all. The following infographic will tell you what the global market has to say about Zenfone 2.
In case of India, all versions of Zenfone 2 are available in Flipkart and you can select the best one as you need from Asus brand page on Flipkart! If you’re a typical Indian Smartphone user, by the way, you will love the BoostMaster technology for quick charging.
So, what do you think about Zenfone 2, the affordable-yet-exceptional Smartphone from Asus? We are eager to hear your opinion.
Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He’s captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme.
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