I'm aware, and I've seen it. That's why I'm happy about it, so that this variant (720p, 2GB/16GB, 1.8GHz) with the perfect combo of specs is the cheapest of all. What's more, it gets LTE on AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US, so I don't have to wait for the US variant!
I'll be ordering one in the next month, unless the US release will happen within a week or two of buying, in which case I'll buy straight from Asus.
vishal punerita, 16 Mar 2015it would not work out in india as it is little costlier,who ever wanna buy dis fone plz go thr... moreI don't get what ur trying to say?
This is ZE550 ML and much better than Zenfone 5. And you are right that Ze 500 CL is basically repackaged ZF5. But it has a 2500 may battery and that's the one big problem that ZF5 had since it was short on battery.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2015Hey, can anyone let me know if this overheats as well like other Asus Phones and secondly is i... moreFirst of all no this is nothing like the previous Zenfone which used Intel chips built on the really old 32nm process which makes them heat and had bad battery.This one is built on 22nm and should be extremely efficient.
And what exactly do u mean by too costly for a Quad core? Is it because of the Octacore mediateks available in the range? If so then you have seriously no idea how chips work.
Mediatek octacores in the range are built on the weakest modern stock architecture I.e Cortex A7 and based on 28nm process while Quad core top of the range chips like SD800 from Qualcomm are custom Krait cores that are built based on Cortex A15 design and is a lot faster than any Octacore chip From mediatek.
Besides look at apple chips, they are using Dualcore and clocked really low and yet they outperform almost any chip in the market.
Just like that this Intel chip is built on custom architecture from Intel and is way ahead of mediatek Octacore phones in the price range. Also the GPU on this phone is an absolute beast and can blow any competition away with its performance.
So its totally a steal at this price.
Although this is a great phone at a great price, I might get an LG G2 instead, since you can get them new now for around $200-225 pricec range. As good or better specs, slightly smaller screen and a much smaller overall footprint, which I really like.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2015LAUNCH Announced 2015, March Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, MarchIt's March and the phone HAS been released in it's home country. Phones don't get released worldwide the same day! Its' coming to the United States and Canada in April.
it would not work out in india as it is little costlier,who ever wanna buy dis fone plz go thru d specification as dr is no grt differnce btwn d ASUS ZRNFONE 5 n AZ 2 ZE 500 CL.Asus zen 2 ze 550 ml v 've xpectd dat it will b inbatwn 11-12000(180$-200$).
not at all satisfied nor dissatisfied..........
Hey, can anyone let me know if this overheats as well like other Asus Phones and secondly is it worth it? I mean isn't is too expensive for a Quad Core? Lastly Intel is good with Computers, but have been trying to make their mark on Android, but have not been successful, considering that is it a smart purchase?
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2015what release date haven't they followed?LAUNCH
Announced 2015, March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, March
Adiyel, 14 Mar 2015I'm happy this thing is 720p. If the padfone x could score an 80hour endurance rating on a 108... moreYou do know that the phone comes in both 720p and 1080p variants, right? That being said, I agree 720p will be fine. Look below for a link I posted to a unboxing of the 720p model on youtube.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2015This variant does not support OTG? how sad :(hi dude its already supported !!!
this is the real zeus , now you can say " play god " , egearly wating to grab it , forget about yureka and xiaomi .
Whats taking you so long Asus to release Zenfone 2? Whats the use of putting up a release date if you cant follow it!!!
I'm happy this thing is 720p. If the padfone x could score an 80hour endurance rating on a 1080p screen w/ a 2300mAh battery, as long as their UI hasn't gained too much weight, this phone will score at least 18 hours talk & 12 hours web and movie...w/ standby, I could see a score of at least 90 hours.
As for the screen resolution, coming from an xperia zr w/ like 323ppi, I found that the 256ppi screen of the moto e was much more pleasing DESPITE being smaller and having a significantly lower density. As long as Asus keeps things consistent, I can see the 5.5" 720p (267ppi) being absolutely gorgeous. Besides, aren't we supposed to be viewing these large screen phones from farther away anyways...?
Yes, this beautiful mobile has radio. Asus is going to be well known very soon 4 their intel powered fones with ultra affordable price