The 5 inch variant is not official yet, am I wrong? because on the release date March 9, 5.5 variant is the only one on the list.
wepe, 04 Mar 2015dual stand-by? nooooo.... :(but you can turn on/off the second SIM if not in use
Seems your guy are busy arguing about price and specification....Bottomneck!!!!k.... Please make sure you all get the intel ATOM-(PowerVr G6430 )version which more powerful than snapdragon 615(adreno405) or mediatek (mali 760mp2).
Avoid all those Snapd615 or Mediatek6732/35 platform.
PowerVR G6430 - 136 gflops
Adreno405 - 59 gflops
Mali760 mp2 - 34-47 gflops
SarangExo, 04 Mar 2015Don't get me wrong - for me this seems like the perfect phone and I would love it but Asus rea... moreNot that confusing really. There will be one 5" model and two 5.5" models, one with more ram and a faster processor. That's it.
SarangExo, 04 Mar 2015Sometimes I get the idea that Asus has no idea what they are doing with the Zenfone 2 ... so m... moreThere are several variants of The Samsung Galaxy line and within each variant there are sub-variants. In other words there are 4 or five Galaxy Note varaints as well as 4 or five S5 variants and there will be several S6 variants as well.
Don't get me wrong - for me this seems like the perfect phone and I would love it but Asus really seem to be confusing themselves when it comes to this
Sometimes I get the idea that Asus has no idea what they are doing with the Zenfone 2 ... so many variants in terms of processors and memory. A 5 inch and then 5.5 inch (where the difference is quite small) considering they had clear cut 4, 5, 6 inches last year. Then there's the Zoom... I'm just wondering why all this confusion is necessary and why they're not being clear on prices and true release dates for countries... I'm giving up waiting for this phone... even the Honor 6 Plus has a set date for the UK now and I'm very tempted to get that when it hits the shores next month :/
Mr. doubt, 04 Mar 2015Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL (MODEL) 5"720p + 8MP + 2GB RAM + 2cores of 1.6GHz = $199 Asus ... morethe 2gb ram 5.5" variant has 1080p resolution. and if what you mean is "some seller from aliexpress website price" then you are absolutely right, but for the official price it's still unclear
M0DERATOR, 04 Mar 2015What is the source of the price you given?Wait for the official release (Monday, March 9th 2015)
$199 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 16GB variant(z3560)
$229 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 32GB variant(z3560)
$289 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 64GB variant(z3560)
$229 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 16GB variant(z3560)
$259 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 32GB variant(z3560)
$329 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 64GB variant(z3560)
$219 for the 5.5 1080p 2.3GHz 2GB. 16GB variant(z3580)
$249 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 32GB variant(z3560)
$309 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 64GB variant(z3560)
$249 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 16GB variant(z3560)
$269 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 32GB variant(z3560)
$339 for the 5.5 1080p 2.3GHz 4GB. 64GB variant(z3580)
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL (MODEL)
5"720p + 8MP + 2GB RAM + 2cores of 1.6GHz = $199
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML (MODEL)
5.5"720p + 13MP + 2GB RAM + 4cores of 1.8GHz = $299
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (MODEL)
5.5"FHD + 13MP + 4GB RAM + 4cores of 2.3Ghz = $439
Asus Zenfone Zoom
5.5"FHD + 13MP + OIS + 12x Zoom + 2GB RAM
+ 4cores of 2.3GHz = $399
this is crazy ....the zenfone 2 just got a billion varients now....
this is the 5" hd 720 p with 2gb ram and z3580 ....
asus might also have a 5" version with 4gb of ram and 1080p display...
i will probably go for the 5.5" 720p hd version with z3560 and 2gb ram tat might be the best of them all..
the reason is tat all these varients no matter wat..have 3000 mah battery so the battery life will be the least in the 4gb 5.5" fhd version ...
the battery will last longer in the fhd 2gb ram version but the performance will be slightly better in the 720hd 2gb z3560 5.5" version compared to the fhd 2gb 5.5" z3560 version....the performance of the 720phd 2gb 5.5" z3560 in my assumption will be as good as the z3580 fhd 5.5" 4gb version...
if you are worried about the display ...dont be...coz all the varrients have truevivid tech on top and 400nits brightness and youre hardly going to notice the difference as it is an ips display
i wouldnt recomend going with the 5" version as those varients have just a single led flash which is not even close to that of the 5.5" duel toned flash
a few minor cons with the zenfone 2 tat i found looking at all the videos are below,just check them:
1. there is a shutter delay while taking hdr or low light mod pics
2. the low light mod shrinks the picture quality to 3 mp which is a disapointment that is left by the zenfone 6
3. the front camera angle is quite distorted u might notice
that or not,however there is a selfie mod tat uses the rear camera so no problem
4. the front camera has a slightly laggy picture movement in indoor lighting conditions
5. the power button is on top,its hard to reach..but there is an option of double tap to lock and wake...so no probs
6. the quality of the speakers is still a mystery
7. might heat up quickly
8. the overall size of the phone would have been even better if they had removed their so called iconic design on the bottom...but on the bright side it prevents accedental touches on the home button
9. the capacitive buttons couldve been backlit...
10. no optical image stabilizer
11. non removable battery
besides all this the phone is one of the best phones overall
Roy wong, 04 Mar 2015Which one is better? Zenfone 2 or Jiayu S3?Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML - (Z3580)
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Asus Zenfone 2 will be launched in Taiwan on March 9 2015
Hongkong,Singapore,China,France - (March)
US,Italy,Indonesia,Malaysia,Thailand,Vietnam - (April)
Japan - (May)
Brazil - (June)
Asus ZenFone 2 wins the IF Design Award for 2015