Expecting more in terms of Battery, camera, overall cpu and gpu performance, not expecting to see those results.
My only hope is OnePlus Two...., in this price range
Marcel, 15 Apr 2015Quantify: your link does not work for me. Try a shortener (bit.ly, etc)? I do want to see th... moreHere is a shortened link to ZF2 images without image optimization: Auto, HDR, and Ultra Res. MUCH better than with the image optimization enabled.
Quantify: your link does not work for me. Try a shortener (bit.ly, etc)? I do want to see those images - best would be the same image with the optimiser ON as well as OFF, so we can see the same optimiser effect and compare more effectively the difference. (if that is already the case, then great!)
I am amused at the person saying that the G4 (I gather LG G4) is a bit cheaper than most high end phones today, when it has not been released and there are no prices. Also, zero comparison point with the Zenfone, which is mid-level, not high-level.
These phone camera and battery performence good are bad-----------
From my searching around with devices that have the same SoC, and OS and general model, but higher resolution, and I got these results for battery:
44 hrs. vs 60 hrs. - Find 7/7a (7 has extra 200mAh/300MHz)
48 hrs. vs 62 hrs. - Xperia Z/ZR
53 hrs. vs 65 hrs. - Xperia Z1/Z1C (Z1 has extra 700mAh)
85 hrs. vs 101 hrs. - Xperia Z3/Z3C (Z3 has extra 500mAh)
So as you can see, even with the larger batteries, in most cases these phones have noticeably inferior endurance. Based on this, I expect the ZF2 ZE550ML (720p) to have an endurance rating of about 75 hours or so.
I still think I'll get myself a Z3C once the new compact comes out and the price drops even further. I dunno, we'll see though. android 5.x is turning out to be kinda lame, just like iOS 8
mas0n012, 15 Apr 2015Any pictures without image optimization? Every sample picture I found on the internet looks re... moreHere are some pictures taken without image optimization. One is full auto, one is HDR, one is ultra resolution. In all cases, you will see none of the smearing that the image optimization photos produce. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3gPIM4JC2TrfkhUUWMwVTNNU2FkVG9LOEtybEZiTDZiVmthb29waHdLY0JNbXNueWZHOTA&usp=sharing
Any pictures without image optimization? Every sample picture I found on the internet looks really bad...
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2015i own an asus tablet fe375cg. 0 update 3 months ago. no more asus again to meall of the zenfone series was top notch.
from UI to features to price
also received plenty of updates.
and all zen devices are getting 5.0
asus ofcourse i will buy again
Battery and camera are a huge letdown.Intel soc and android os 5.0 are major contributor to this letdown.do really intel lacks in image processing???? or it is asus fault....
is it good buy for gaming?????
all i need is gaming....
i own an asus tablet fe375cg. 0 update 3 months ago. no more asus again to me
hasn't been launched worldwide.
I am sure they'll fix some android 5.0 issues and camera issues with a software update after it is launched.
GSMarena plz update the 4GB RAM review after software update
why? Where is the 4GB version? The performance between Z3560 and Z3680 are still a notch difference
Anomynous, 15 Apr 2015I don't follow, how is this a G4 challenger? You are not on the same page, price points far apart.this phone make noise but after the review seems most people who got excited are now disappointed. sorry Asus better luck nextime.
Im one of those people waiting for this but i think would go for LG G4 since it is a bit cheaper than most high end phone today.
Are you sure there's no problem with the device regarding brightness? You guys had brightness issues with S6 I think. Plz. check again.
for the camera test, I suggest turning OFF optimization. I had mine OFF with Zenfone 5 because of the "watercolor" effect it gives.
Quantify, 15 Apr 2015Yes, once image optimization and stabilization is turned off, still and video quality improve ... moreI wonder why with IS off, it is much better.
Hopefully it is on software that is fixable. Have you tried different camera app?
How "Bad" is the battery as you mean it? Last a day?