Asus introduced the ZenFone series in India which went on to become a big hit at the time when many Indian and other Chinese brands were already competing with each other. The sole reason for Asus’ success in India was the price of the devices and the features being offered at those prices. We should not overlook the fact that there were few other mobiles from various brands (both Chinese and Indian) which offered somewhat similar or slightly better features than the ZenFones, but the customers had to compromise with either the quality of the phone or had to wait for the “flash” sales to happen which was let down for many people.
Now we have the Asus ZenFone 2 that was launched at CES 2015 in January as a successor to the ZenFone – and a truly deserving successor. The device will be available in India starting April 23rd which is only 4 days away and so we are bringing you the preview of this latest Asus flagship device.
It is no wonder that Asus has decided to stick with the design of existing ZenFones for the latest flagship as we have already seen how solid the build quality was. By the looks of ZenFone 2, we can make sure it is made of plastic but that should not be an issue or felt cheap since earlier ZenFones too had plastic body but good looks and quality. There is however a modification to the existing design which is the button layout on the device. The power button has been placed at the top next to the headphone jack, and the volume rocker has been placed at the rear below the camera like most of the LG’s current flagship devices.
We have a 5.5 inch 1080p screen which is kind of becoming a norm these days. A QHD resolution would have been great but Asus might have gone with the 1080p screen keeping in mind the price that it will be offered at. 5.5inch 1080p resolution resulting in 403 ppi is still awesome given the fact that we would not be able to make out much difference in the image quality.
Asus ZenFone 2 packs a beastly hardware combination of 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor that is clocked at 2.3 GHz with a PowerVR G6430 GPU for gaming and paired with 4GB of RAM! YES 4GB RAM! Multi-tasking will obviously be silky smooth with so much RAM inside the phone. Given that Andorid 5.0 natively supports and uses 64-bit architecture, ZenFone 2 will be a winner performance wise too at the price it is being offered at.
Camera wise we have 13 MP rear camera that is equipped with dual tone LED flash and Asus’ Pixelmaster technology for great photos even at low lighting even without a flash. We also have a 5 MP front camera with wide angle lens for those who love taking selfies (and who doesn’t love selfies now a days).
Another great feature in the ZenFone 2 is the battery and the BoostMaster technology. The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh which can easily keep your device powered up for more than a day, thanks to the Intel atom chip that is power efficient. The BoostMaster adapter provided with ZenFone 2 helps in charging the phone battery from 0 to 60% in just under 40 mins which is a great feature for people who travel often.
We hope to get the Asus ZenFone 2 which is already a winner on paper, in our hands to bring you a full review of the device and the features it has to offer. For a full list of the features and technology being used in ZenFone 2, head over to the official ZenFone 2 page by Asus.
Source for images – Asus