While there are many negative comments about the Zenfone 2, I find it to be a fast and capable smartphone. It is a great all-rounder with excellent quick charging. It is great value for those who aren't interested in a lot of gimmick features.
Lastly, I have to commend Asus. They have updated the software (although still Android 5.0) no less than four times since I purchased the phone last month. The last update improved the cameras sharpness quite a bit. How many manufacturers are that committed to releasing timely updates for bugs and new features? You are lucky to get one or two updates from most other manufacturers over the course of ownership.
My tips for extending battery life:
1. Disable location services.
2. Disable WIFI scanning for networks even when WIFI is off.
3. Disable WIFI when not in use.
3. Turn off Google+, etc. photo backup and other unnecessary sync features.
4. Disable/Uninstall most of the bloatware including Clean Master.
5. Use the Asus auto-start manager to save memory.
I get a day's worth of moderate use from 8 AM to 10 PM (20% left). In other words, I am not worrying about where the next power outlet is located.
AnonD-235481, 07 Jun 2015what happened to lenovo k80 release which is tough competitior of this zenfone2...honor 4x is better good deep loud and clear sound quality great good viewing angles and brighter screen
impressive camera and long lasting battery life
smoother and fast performance no heating issue and no lags.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2015Today again zf2 showin one update of atoun 118 nb can any one know what this update is forWhats the version its showing? I just checked and i dont find any new update. The lastest as per Zen Talk is 22.214.171.124
Today again zf2 showin one update of atoun 118 nb can any one know what this update is for
what happened to lenovo k80 release which is tough competitior of this zenfone2...
Headset doesnt came with the handset only manual , charger and usb cable vame with it . Does any other headset is suitable for zenfone 2 other than wireless bluetooth headset???
If you want a phone, take Zenfone 2, 4gb RAM, 32 gb ROM. If you want a camera, take it!
Teli vishal, 07 Jun 2015cost of zf 2 ze 551ml is very costly n not desrves to that to which it delievers to its custom... moreyou ok dude? compared to iphone6, zenfone 2 is better and cheaper. the cammera is excelent for a phone.
after sw update.are u still getting camera problem of noise and grainy .please check your camera setting.set the camera to 13mp.turn the optimization off.
cost of zf 2 ze 551ml is very costly n not desrves to that to which it delievers to its customers very bad camera i m a very strong believer in asus but my confidence has turned into over-confidence n collapsed like anything i don't recommend anyone to buy ASUSphones at all der is no impronement in asus at all as heating continues like a trend n part of ASUS features from zf 5 to zf 2 great ASUS robbing customers thru fake committments nat at all satisfied but just compromised to wat i've purchased 'congratulations for ur growth in future'
FM-yes but no recording n channel saving modes
OTG-yes it supports
NFC-yes it supports
over all it does'nt satisfy me up to d mark after spending Rs.15000(232$)for which d Asus has committed i can say dat camera n video rec is worst compare to brands like 'yureka n lenovo' wich r low priced mobiles
Aish..., 05 Jun 2015Can anyone suggest a good mobile handset for around 20,000/- apart from Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML??Samsung galaxy e7
I want to buy this mobile. but i am woried about its battery backup and Camra how its work
pls help me
A step forward from the previous model. But still Asus need to improve on heat, camera n thickness issues.
scavy12121, 06 Jun 2015im buying 551 2gb ram 1.8ghz full hd people r saying tht the actual ram wat we get is jst 500... moreboss i'm in a big dielamma as i've bought zf2 ze551ml fhd 1080ppi it doesn't 've dual led flash its camera is very worst after update from asus just after getting handset i've taken some photos wich r average not great than any other brands like sony,htc,sammy,lg,moto,lenovo,xiaomi,micromax,one+ etc thogh it gets heated while using camera upto 43 degrees,in case of performance no doubt any brand at dis 2gb ram will b good enogh to perform i dont feel to recommend anyone to buy as i've believed on asus as zf5 camera was good compare to zf2 i dont even got any demo at brand store n ordered thru flipkart.com in INDIA so asus has to workout hard to develop their servicability r else they will experience d taste of decline soon in india