AnonD-56452, 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
AnonD-370895, 04 Mar 2015Which one is better? Zenfone 2 or Jiayu S3?Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML - (Z3580)
ASUS is well known in the computing industry and especially well known amongst computing enthusiasts and gamers alike. Worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards.
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
I dont think none of us will see Intel variant at all. Something is wrong as Dell has it and even Asus own media tablet purhapse rev1. Intel doesnt make money at all on that soc so they probably trash it
I'm getting mad. Htc with preorder you get your device already 10/4 and same goes for samsung. You cant even preorder phone at locally at your country. This is poor Asus choice. And this was already announced in January. I checked tawanies shop and they dont have preorder yet at all. This is strange. Something is wrong with Asus strategy as they announced 2 soc variant. Is it Intel? Cant they delievere? Orni they sabotage their own soc because of atom x family. More money x series less subsidies for z3500 series? Thats why it is Mediatek and Qualcomm as alternative.
[deleted post]It will launch in India anywhere between April to June and price is not yet revealed.
Really getting frustrated by waiting for more than one month for the release of zenfone 2 in India. Initially it was told that this mobile will be released in first week of march 2015, but asus has not yet confirmed the date of release in india. Hope that they will release this phone by march 2016. Worst marketing strategy by asus team....please provide an update asap for the $199 zenfone release in India...else we(zenfone lovers) will surely move to purchase other handsets....
$199 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 2GB. 16GB variant.(z3560)
$229 for the 5.5 1080p 1.8GHz 4GB. 16GB variant.(z3560)
$219 for the 5.5 1080p 2.3GHz 2GB. 16GB variant.(z3580)
$249 for the 5.5 1080p 2.3GHz 4GB. 16GB variant.(z3580)
$339 FOR THE 5.5 1080P 2.3GHZ 4GB. 64GB VARIANT. (Z3580)
AB, 03 Mar 2015Which one is the bestcMali-T760MP2 or PowerVR G6430 ?For Mali T760 to match Power VR 6430 it needs to scale up to at least MP6 like in the case of Galaxy Note 4.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015will this phone be battery hungry like the previous zenfones? and will this also will this be ... moreNo,the Intel processor in Zenfone 5 was built on the very old 32nm process while the new ones in Zenfone 2 are builrt on 22nm process so it will be much more efficient and produce less heat.