Been using this phone since Sept 2015. Overall experience: it was a great phone. Recently, it started switching off by itself. Like when I try to send a message or open apps like fb, ig, etc. Screen would freeze then it'll turn off. Sometimes it turns off even when it's just on standby! And it would take long to switch on. Drains a lot of battery. Not even using my phone heavily. Plus Asus hasn't released OTA update for marshmallow.
I'm planning on buying a new phone because of those.
Great phone... i'm using it about 1 years.. Fast, full customize UI.. help my multitasking work...
anon, 01 May 2017You should go to the asus official central service in ur area or country and ask them to chang... moreFYI, I already been there. I live in Taiwan, ASUS is from Taiwan mind you. And the customer service there only said "It's Zenfone 2 biggest flaw". People like you should stop defending ASUS. ASUS is a bad phone company, even Taiwanese regret after buying Zenfone 2. It's only good to use for few months, after that there will be a lot of bugs. I even called to the center call, talking using Chinese and they just "Nothing we can do except changing it again." I won't pay them anything. It's their own fault to make bad phone!
Mine started random shut down now after a year. Last night, I made a phone call, and it shut down by itself, battery = 92%, when I turn it on again, the battery become = 73%. I really want to throw this piece of **** into the ocean. I will not buy anything with ASUS brand again. Good job for making useless garbage, ASUS.
All in all it's a good phone, but mobile network connection issue lower its value very very much >: (
Despite good reception, people calling me hear that I'm offline or switched off, or faulty connection, etc. Some friends think that I added them to a blacklist ))
You may google it, if you want, there is enough discussions of this problem. And it doesn't depend on your country nor provider.
Shamefully Asus doesn't bother with fixing this, which is main factor for avoiding this brand next time.
SoC temp: 81 °C max/60-68°C av.
Battery temp. 51 °C max/40-47°C av.
I bought this phone in May 2015, so I've had it for 2 years. This has been an amazingly great phone, for an amazing price. Like any electronics, sometimes you get a lemon. I've had absolutely no issues with this phone, the battery is still holding a charge for a long time. I use the phone a lot for Internet stuff like Facebook, Instagram, e-mails, map, music and pictures, plus texting. Very little for, you know, talking.
Some of the pictures I've taken with this phone were quite fantastic and impressive.
The stock Android wasn't great, it was painful to get Marshmallow, but since then it's been an even better phone. I use the Google launcher, not the ZenUI, and that made the whole experience even nicer and smoother.
After 2 years, I'm tired of the curved back, I want something slimmer and more stylish. Yes, this is all plastics but you know what, it doesn't feel cheap, and it doesn't break just looking at it... like those with glass backs (ZenFone 3?)...
Do not buy this phone, while it provided a lot of power (as of 2016), it is all plastic. Within months, speaker failed, power button soldered onto mainboard failed. Poor quality.
Bought that phone because it has dual sim, large screen, and Asus is a famous company for computer hardware. It's totally wrong.
After used for few months, problems issued (1) Phone halted almost everyday, (2) Phone suddenly turn offed. (3) Although it's dual sim, the second sim only has 2g. If you are using AT&T 2g network has been shut down, it's useless.
Search on Google, you will found problems (1) and (2) on that phone.
Never buy any cell phone from Asus again.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2017It's my mistake to buy this phone, this phone is only good for 3-5 months, after that the "sic... moreYou should go to the asus official central service in ur area or country and ask them to change the lcd or whatever that seems error in there. My dad have a same issue too before. First service only stays for 2 days and the issue came back and then he toss his phone until it went black and send it to the bigger official central service, he tell them to change everything that seems error because he just bought it for 2 months. Now everything's nice and fine
Repo, 29 Apr 2017Hi, someone know if it got the possibility of been upgraded to 6.0 (Marshmallow)? I\'m thinkin... moreThis phone has had Marshmallow since quite a while. It comes with 5.0 but it can be upgraded.
Repo, 29 Apr 2017Hi, someone know if it got the possibility of been upgraded to 6.0 (Marshmallow)? I\'m thinkin... moreYes, we have the official M update but not yet the Nougat (we don't know if Asus will update this model).
Hi, someone know if it got the possibility of been upgraded to 6.0 (Marshmallow)? I\'m thinking between it and the BLU Life One X2. Thanks
Harry, 27 Apr 2017From where did you buy the display? I need one tooon Ebay (with a chinese seller). The shipping was very long: almost 2 months to get my package...