Love this phone!
I would like to respond to some complaints I've seen posted:
Turning on for the first time -
After opening the box, I had to charge it for about 30 minutes before it would turn on.
It's not be the brightest or the darkest screen out there, but I am completely satisfied in the dark or outside.
The volume button placement in the center of the back works. It takes a minute to adjust to it, but it is convenient.
Zero complaints here. Don't understand why anyone has issues with it.
I came from a much smaller phone, and this surprised me with how big it is, but it fits comfortably in my pocket. I do tend to use two hands more often than with my old phone.
Don't understand why this is even mentioned... it weighs about how much most phones do. I can't tell a difference; It's not a brick.
Apps pre-installed -
I am often minimalist, so I agree there are some useless apps already installed, but most of them I could delete right away. I expect every phone to come with some of this.
External hardware/case -
Its slim plastic with gorilla glass. This seems pretty standard for most androids.
I continue to be amazed with the capability of cameras in phones. Maybe I am not the best judge here, but I am pleased. The delay between pushing the button and it actually taking a picture is insignificant; that was a frustration in my last phone.
On a budget, I am proud to have an awesome phone by a manufacturer I highly respect.
This phone has so many issues. Battery heats up really bad during charging. It seems like the phone gonna explode anytime while charging.
Battery doesnt last long even though capacity is 3000. Cant even last a day with minimal use. When i play COC,will last me only max 2 hours.
The curve shape of the phone can be annoying when placing phone on a table.
The screen resolution is no good.maybe due to a low mega pixel. Not sure
Camera is average. Speakers is average also.
I wouldnt recommend this phone to anyone. I only used it for 3 months and i couldnt stand it already. Im using a samsung A8 now.
AnonD-493147, 25 Jan 2016Using 128GB micro sd with no trouble. I now have an insane amount of storage! what brand and speed / class? thank you
Worst mobile.unable to call anybody.no SIM settings.I got through Payton.
Immediately after watching the worstttt performance I cancelled all the orders immediately which I placed
Sorry to say.worst mobile.unable to call with this 20k phone.no SIM management option in the settings.pooooooor phone
chrisdadi, 24 Jan 2016has anybody tried a 128GB microSD card with the Zenfone 2 64gb?Using 128GB micro sd with no trouble. I now have an insane amount of storage!
I update the phone zenfone 2 4gb model...itz not opening.....itz dead....what the **** update was that.......Asus suckzzz
Have the zoos 16gb version I bought it in March of 2015 been running cm12.1 works great
I have Asus zenfone 2 ZE551ML....I have got my phone july 2015 and still now its working great regular updates nice performance etc. and it is also nice for gaming....camera pixels clearity its not perfect but very much ok...enjoying my Asus Zenfone...Its a nice phone and now waiting for android 6 (marshmallow) update...hpe it come soon...
OMG!!!! Didn't expected a dead phone from Asus. Yes I received a dead phone from flipkart. Asus Should some courtesy to Call bk n gain customer confidence. I lost all confidence in asus. Too bad performance
I got the phone in Aug2015. Nicely going. No problems. Getting System updates and Apps regularly. Extra features were added. Performance improved. Waiting for OS 6 MM upgradation. Hope soon.
AnonD-402832, 22 Jan 2016Consider checking the registration number on service centwr, maybe u have a fake device. Becau... moreAlready check the registration number..is under warranty. But the services centre can't get estimate date to repair...however I already sell yhe phone.if was a damn lousy Asus phone.
My first Zen was Zenfone 6 within 2 months of usage dead pixels appeared so Asus replaced it with a Zenfone 2 ze551ml... After 6 months of normal usage... No rooting, no custom Roms just pure normal usage, the phone bricked itself when I was browsing Facebook. The display went black, the music in the background was still playing but the phone was unable to recover from the crash. Won't boot up nor enter recovery mode... Won't even charge or turn on. Asus needs to up their quality
If I buy this phone, how many years I can use it?
I don't want to change mobilephone many years. For example, I bought my current phone 5years ago :)
AnonD-129902, 21 Jan 2016Hope they update it soon enough.Yah
They release mm asvsoon as possible.