Asus unveiled the next generation Asus Zenfone at CES 2015 in Las Vegas on January 6th 2015. The flagship smartphone from Asus is powered by the Intel 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor Z3580. There will be a range of Zenfone 2 like the current Zenfone 4,5 & 6.
Update 1 April 2015 – The Asus Zenfone 2 is expected to hit the Indian market at the end of April 2015, stay tuned if you are interested to know more about the 4GB RAM smartphone.
Asus ZenFone 2 Launched on Flipkart in 3 Different Variants:
Update – 23 April-2015 – The Asus Zenfone 2 is now available on Flipkart in 3 different variants, priced at Rs. 19,999, Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 12,999. The fourth variant is yet not listed on flipkart and will be available later with 64 GB internal storage. You can pre-order now but will get the delivery in May 2015.
Before we proceed to what Zenfone 2 offers here is a comparison table for all the Zenfone 2 Models.
|Component||Asus Zenfone 2 – ZE551ML(Price 19,999)||Asus Zefone 2 – ZE551ML (Price Rs. 14,999)||Asus Zenfone 2 – ZE550ML(Price Rs. 12,999)|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580, Quad Core||1.8 GHz, Intel Atom Z3560, Quad Core||1.8 GHz + Intel Atom Z3560, Quad Core|
|GPU||Gfx 6 Series Graphic Chip – PowerVR-G6430||Gfx 6 Series Graphic Chip – PowerVR-G6430||Gfx 6 Series Graphic Chip – PowerVR-G6430|
|Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels||HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels|
|Pixel Density||401 PPI||401 PPI||267 PPI|
|Colors||16 Mn||16 Mn||16 Mn|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD Touchscreen||IPS LCD Touchscreen||IPS LCD Touchscreen|
|Current Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|3G/4G Capability||Yes 3G+4G||Yes 3G+4G||Yes 3G+4G|
|Rear camera||Yes, 13 MP||Yes, 13 MP||Yes, 13 MP|
|Front camera||5 MP shooter||5 MP shooter||5 MP shooter|
|Internal Memory||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Upto 64 GB||Upto 64 GB||Upto 64 GB|
|Battery Capacity||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Dual Sim||Dual Sim, GSM + LTE||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||170 grams||170 grams||170 grams|
|Dimensions||77.2×152.5×10.9 mm||77.2×152.5×10.9 mm||77.2×152.5×10.9 mm|
|Price||Rs. 19,999||Rs. 14,999||Rs. 12,999|
Difference Between All ZenFone 2 Models(Compared)
Asus Zenfone 2 – ZE551ML(Price 19,999)
It is the higher priced variant with massive 4GB RAM, 32-GB internal storage, full HD display and 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580, Quad Core processor. As highlighted in green in the table above these are the differentiating factors Vs the lower variants. Another model ZE551ML priced at Rs. 22,999 will be launched on Flipkart with a 64-GB internal storage. You can purchase it if you wish to get the flagship smartphone, it is superior to low priced variants in terms of processing power with higher clocked processor and enormous 4 GB Ram.
Asus Zenfone 2 – ZE551ML(Price 14,999)
It is the mid range model and is according to me the best choice to purchase for a budget around 15K, essentially everything is same compared to the higher model. The processor, RAM, internal storage in this variant are different compared to the Rs. 19,999 model. You are getting good full HD display, same camera, battery size 4G LTE support, Android Lollipop and same design like the high end model.
Asus Zenfone 2 – ZE550ML(Price Rs. 12,999)
The low priced model is good for people who are looking forward to a smartphone at a price range of 12k-13k. It competes with Moto G in this price range which is one of the highest selling smartphone. Compared to Moto G it has some positives in Specs, however design and build of Moto G is excellent.
The Zenfone 2 ZE550ML(Price Rs. 12,999) has a lower processor variant 1.8 GHz , Intel Atom Z3560, Quad Core processor. The smartphone also lacks the Full HD display which is there in the Rs. 14,999 model rest is almost same essentially.
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