Asus has revealed its next generation smart phone at the 2015 CES that was held in Las Vegas early this year. There are a lot of expectations from this mobile in the Indian Market and you should stay tuned to know more about this recent launch. Asus Zenfone 2 is the first smartphone in the world to have launched with 4 GB RAM. This mobile phone is integrated with dual channel RAM which means that it makes gaming and multi-tasking a breeze. This means that you will not experience stuttering or lags while using this device. Let us review the Asus Zenfone 2 and see what it provides for the users.
Asus has stuck with the design that is used in its Zenfone 5 to all its new devices. You will be able to see the curved back, metal chin and plastic body. However, you could experience a few changes here and there. The plastic back panel features a polished metallic finish and you can also find the volume rocker at the back. The edges of this device are thinner and there are chances to get your fingers creep up on the bezel around its screen. While you can remove the rear casing, it is not possible to replace the non-removable battery. You can find dual micro-SIM slots and a Micro SD card slot under the flap.
When it comes to the metallic power button, it is very stiff and may require you to press it 2 to 3 times when you need to turn off. Power button is located at the top and is accompanied by a 3.5mm Jack. The front panel of Asus Zenfone 2 has selfie camera, a large 5.5 inch screen and soft touch keys that are not backlit. So, the user should depend on the hap tic feedback in order to locate them during the night. While it is not a big problem, it would have been better if ithad backlit keys. The metallic chin includes concentric semi circles which are noticeable only when the metallic surface is rubbed with your finger.
Display and Screen:
Asus Zenfone 2 offers a full HD 5.5-inch screen which is pixel-rich. The displayis protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3and has a resolution of 1080×1920. With capacitive touch screen type and resolution 403ppi, Asus Zenfone stands out from its rivals. In addition, the screen can also display more than 16 million colours. The display panel depicts warm and oversaturated colours and you can easily adjust the colour temperature to befit your eyes. You can also take advantage of reading, balance, custom and vivid modes with this device. In addition, the viewing angels of ZenFone 2 are also quite good and the users can watch videos without loss of colours on this smartphone.
Asus Zenfone 2 is powered by 2.3-GHz, Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor that lets you zip through common operations such as opening apps and playing games. The speed and performance of this device is peerless and you can run more than 20 apps and games simultaneously in the background. It is worth saying that, it is one of the fastest smartphones available in the industry. It is fast and has the ability of greatmultitasking. The performance of this handset is also smooth without any lags even in case of daily usage. When it comes to gaming, the device makes use of Power VR G6430 GPU to ensure minimal frame rate drops.
Asus Zenfone 2 is really a good smartphone as it ensures good performance free from stutter and lags. In fact, you will never encounter any instances where the device gets slow performing the tasks. All these credits must go to the 4GB RAM. Gaming feature is highly benefitted out of this ample RAM. Even if you play games for hours, you will not notice any plunge in its performance. But Zenfone 2 gets heated up considerably, especially during long hours of game play.
You will be definitely surprised with the Zen UI which is the first attempt of Asus to create custom Android based user interface. It is worth mentioning that Zenfone 2 has a revised version of ZEN UI based on Android v5.0 Lollipop. You may feel hard to find the material design potential on the skin as it is visible only in animations, toggles and notifications on the surface. However, if you click on settings and move deeper, you may notice typical features of android Lollipop such as multiple user profiles and many more.
Asus Zenfone 2 offers both primary and secondary cameras. The rear primary camera is a 13 MP one and is used to capture some impressive pictures. The users can take detailed photos in good light but things can turn bad in case of low light, when images become noisy and grainy. But the brightness levels are quite impressive when compared to other mobiles in the same price range.
A myriad of options are included in this mobile whereas modes such as low light mode enables the user to shoot images at 3 MP resolutions. It also features a pro mode that offers tons of manual control to the users. When it comes to secondary camera, it has the resolution of 5 MP and it can be used to take some good selfies. There is a beautification mode that eliminates the wrinkles.
In addition, the phone is also capable of shooting videos of 1080p at 30 fps. It can be used to capture shake-free videos as it automatically gets adjusted to the perspective changes. You can also capture some good audios.
Asus Zenfone 2 has a large battery pack of 3000mAh. Withmedium usage it lasts for over 20 hours that may go beyond a working day. If you use the device in tandem with power saver mode, the battery will last for more than 24 hours.
Asus Zenfone 2 priced aroundRs 23000 with 1080p display, 13Mp camera and 64 bit chipset is really a worthy buy. So, you need not hesitate to invest in this mobile if you want a smartphone in this price range.
Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications ASUS Zenfone 2 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.