Asus ZenFone 2 – First Impressions
The many headline-grabbing smartphone launch from Asus during CES 2015 might be a visual zoom-sporting ZenFone Zoom, yet a ZenFone 2 is also unequivocally estimable of courtesy interjection to a plain underline set and low seeking cost of only $200.
Asus ZenFone 2 – Design
The initial win for Asus is a ZenFone 2’s design. It’s elementary adequate – a peaceful winding soothing reason cosmetic behind and differently sincerely block figure – yet a proportions only demeanour right and a choice of finishes is excellent. We quite like a Illusion and Transfusion array of backs that competition a accumulation of textured finishes.
The distance and figure of a device is good too. Although a winding behind creates this a not quite skinny phone it does make it a gentle one to hold, and notwithstanding a 5.5in arrangement it’s not too unwieldy.
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Helping here is a LG G3-inspired back volume button, that does indeed lay only underneath a forefinger when holding a phone normally. This pattern also keeps a sides transparent of buttons, smartening adult a demeanour of a phone even more.
One thing we’re not overly penetrating on is a participation of earthy buttons for Back, Home and a Multi-tasking. We’re generally onboard with Google on this and consider onscreen ones are fine. Thankfully, though, there is still sufficient room next them to yield a gentle hold – a doctrine Samsung still hasn’t learned.
Asus ZenFone 2 – Features
The fact that a 4GB of RAM is unequivocally a title underline of this phone says it all about a spec list. However, if ever a phone were some-more than a sum of a parts, this might be it, as we’ll plead some-more later.
Joining that RAM is an Intel Atom Z3580 processor with PowerVR G6430 graphics, or for a cheaper indication it uses a Intel Atom Z3560 with 2GB of RAM. This powers along a 5.5in 1080p IPS arrangement that in a strength looks unequivocally impressive. It’s sharp, charming and with good observation angles.
Also packaged inside are 150Mbps 4G connectors and Wi-Fi 802.11ac for rapid wireless transfers. Connectivity correct you’ve got only a customary headphone jack adult tip and microUSB on a bottom edge.
The ZenFone 2 is pretty good stocked when it comes to cameras. The front-facing one is a reasonable 5MP while a back packs in 13MP. We’re blissful to see a further of a dual-tone peep too, as we’ve found that underline to unequivocally work for formulating improved looking peep photos.
Where this all comes together is a pricing of this handset. These specs might not be category leading, yet they’re unequivocally good for a phone that starts during $200 – that’ll be for a chronicle with a reduce processor speed.
The ZenFone 2 looks set to be a unequivocally good choice for those wanting a large, comparatively reward handset but spending megabucks. It’s appealing looking and gentle to use and a underline set is unequivocally good offset for a cost point. Definitely one to demeanour out for.