Asus ZenFone 2 Review, Did it Stole the crown from Mi4?

Asus ZenFone 2 is one of the latest offerings from the Asus. The Asus ZenFone 2 is most awaited smartphone this summer. Asus decided to flaunt the smartphone in CES 2015 January and now the smartphone is available in all the leading market stores and online retailers.

Today, we will go in-depth review of the latest offering Asus ZenFone 2. Does it really hold to the expectation of the consumers? We will answer all the questions today.

The smartphone specs are strong as it comes with a decent screen size of a 5.5-inch 1080p resolution. Another feature that set it apart from the rivals is the whooping 4 GB RAM.

Asus ZenFone 2 Review

Display

The first feature that will quickly attract your attention is the display. With the support of 1080p, the 5.5 inch IPS display creates an astonishing 403 PPI. So, what makes it so unique? It comes with FULL HD screen.

Asus ZenFone 2 Review display

The display is crisp with vibrant color. The display is perfect for movie junkies. They can finally have a device that can fulfill their appetite for creating wonderful experiences. The display is also great for reading.

Design

The design of the smartphone have a premium feel and looks. With the mid-range budget, the smartphones do not really feel like one! The grip on the hands is good and the smartphone build quality is on the higher side.

Asus ZenFone 2 - Design

Overall, the Design is amazing. The camera, speakers, and the back is nicely designed. The speakers could have been placed much better as sometimes the sound doesn’t come out clearly.

With curvy finish and metal coating, the smartphone design is above par and matches high-end smartphones.

Hardware and Performance

The device is powered by a powerful, Intel Atom 64-bit Z3580 processor. The processor is clocked at 2.3 GHz speed. The processor is also coupled with a whopping 4 GB RAM. For game lovers, the device comes with a Power VR G630 GU.

Currently, there are two variants floating in the market.The Other version comes with slightly different specs, 1.8 GHZ and 2 GB of RAM.

Performance wise, the smartphone is great. Multitasking can be done easily and there is no issue with RAM. For gamers, the device is a bliss as it runs all the games at the maximum performance.

Other important specs include 4G LTE. Internal memory storage depends on the version you are buying. For the starters, it comes with 16 GB and two other variants 32 GB and 64 GB of internal memory. Each version is expandable to 64 GB using microSD slot.

Battery size is 3000 mAh, which can be slightly off the radar. For light users, it can last a whole day, but heavy users will be disappointed with the battery life. To overcome the drawback, the smartphone comes with fast-charing and with this you can easily charge the smartphone to 60% in under half an hour.

Camera

Asus ZenFone series is famous for the camera they provide. With two cameras, the smartphone again try to pull off the camera qualities from their predecessors. The camera quality of the smartphone is above far, but images taken in the dark can be slightly off the beat.

Asus ZenFone 2 - Camera

The camera also supports f/2.0 aperture, which can be a decent click for the camera lovers. Othe than that the camera sports manual, panorama and HDR features.

If you are a selfie lover, the smartphone supports a 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera. The camera is decent and will give a selfie worth sharing with your friends and family.

Software

Asus smartphone are popular for the Asus Zen UI, which have already won many prizes for excellent UI and UX. The Asus ZenFone 2 comes preloaded with Lollipop Android 5.0, which is a good news for the consumers. The bad thing is that it has not been updated to the latest Android 5.1.

If you have used the Zen UI, then you already know how awesome the smartphone UI is. For the first time users, you will surely love the UI.

Conclusion

Asus ZenFone 2 is one of the best mid-range smartphones to come lately. It is so good that I am tempted to label it a high-end smartphone. But with a decent camera and okish sound quality, there is always room for improvement.

If you are looking to grab a smartphone in the mid-range segment, Asus Zen one 2 is your best bet. Anther competitor is Mi 4 from Xiaomi.

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