Asus zenfone 2 price in india, specifications

     

Way bachồng in 1989, Hãng Asus started out as a consultancy service for motherboard manufacturers. According khổng lồ industry legkết thúc, Asus got a leg up in the industry after designing a motherboard for Intel"s 486 CPU without access to a processor, even fixing problems that Intel"s own engineers had had.

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Today, the two are still cthua trận partners, và Asus uses Intel"s mobile processors in its smartphones và tablets. Last year"s ZenFone 4 (Review | Pictures), ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6 were runaway successes for Asus in India thanks primary to cutthroat pricing và dependable performance. Now, Asus has just launched a new series called ZenFone 2, và the company has been from shouting from the rooftops that the top-over variant has 4GB of RAM.

At the moment, Hãng Asus is selling the ZenFone 2 in four different variants in India: the ZE551ML (with 4GB of RAM, 64GB ROM và a 5.5-inch full-HD screen); the ZE551ML (with 4GB of RAM, 32GB ROM và a 5.5-inch full-HD screen); the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (with 2GB of RAM, 16GB ROM and 5.5-inch full-HD screen), and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML (with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM & 5.5-inch HD screen). To add lớn the confusion, both ZE551ML (4GB) models use the 2.3GHz quad-core Hãng Intel Atom Z3580 SoC whereas the ZE551ML (2GB) và the ZE550ML are powered by the 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560. Prices range from Rs. 12,999 to lớn Rs. 22,999.

There are more variants of the ZenFone 2 which the company might launch later. This naming scheme will be really confusing for buyers, because the model number alone does not mean anything. The folks at Hãng Asus could easily have sầu avoided this hotchpotch of variants.

Nomenclatures aside, Hãng Asus sent us a nhận xét unit of the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 4GB of RAM & 32GB of storage space. We put the phone through its paces to lớn find out if 4GB RAM actually makes any difference in real-world usage.

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Look và feelWith the ZenFone 2, Asus has engineered a radical kiến thiết change that is bound khổng lồ invite differing opinions. The curve on the rear of the ZenFone 2 is slightly more pronounced, compared to lớn its predecessor, the ZenFone 5 (reviews | Pictures). Couple this with the brushed metal finish of the removable plastic back, and the phone reminds us of the Điện thoại HTC One (M8) (reviews | Pictures), especially since our Đánh Giá unit was the Glacier Gray variant. All said và done, in our opinion, the phone does look premium.

The ZenFone 2"s kích cỡ falls somewhere in between that of the ZenFone 5 & the ZenFone 6 (đánh giá | Pictures). The dimensions need to lớn accomodate a 5.5-inch screen, & the weight has also increased as a result. The phone has dimensions of 152.5x77.2x10.9mm and weighs 170g. Despite these numbers, the ZenFone 2 doesn"t feel chunky because of the curved rear. The phone can be gripped nicely but don"t expect it to be comfortable to lớn use with one hvà.

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The most noticeable change is that the volume rocker has been moved to the rear of the device. We saw such an implementation for the first time on the LG G2, và it then continued through LG"s subsequent releases. In LG"s phones, the power button is wedged in between the volume buttons, whereas on the ZenFone 2, the power button is on the top of the phone.

The problem with this placement is that it is difficult khổng lồ reach while using the phone with one hand. The button is flush with the top edge, as a result of which usability takes a hit. Thankfully, you might never need khổng lồ use this button because the software allows you to lớn double-tap the screen khổng lồ wake the phone or khổng lồ put it to lớn sleep. The volume rocker has a slightly ribbed texture and really good tactile feedbaông chồng. It doesn"t matter if you are right-handed or left-handed; your index finger naturally reaches for it.

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The placement of the physical buttons means the left & right edges of the phone are naked. The Micro-USB port và microphone are at the bottom of the phone. A 3.5milimet jachồng & microphone are present on the top on either sides of the power button. Apart from the volume rocker, the rear side of the phone also houses the camera và the speaker grille.

The display takes up cđại bại to 70 percent of the front of the ZenFone 2, and the bezel is fairly slyên ổn on all sides. The earpiece, front camera, ambient light sensor & notification LED are lined up above sầu the screen. The phone has a row of capacitive buttons below the display, which aren"t backlit. Below them is metal "chin" which continues lớn use Asus" trademark concentric circle finish. It adds a dash of character to the design of the phone.

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Specifications and softwareOur review unit is the top-end ZE551ML variant of the ZenFone 2, which has the most high-end components of the lineup. The phone has 4GB of RAM, which is the first for any điện thoại thông minh we"ve sầu reviewed. It also has a 2.3GHz quad-core Hãng sản xuất Intel Atom Z3580 processor with an integrated PowerVR G6430 GPU. Incidentally, the same graphics chip is also used in the iPhone 5s. The phone has 32GB of internal storage space and there is a microSD thẻ slot which can be used lớn add 64GB more space. Furthermore, the Micro-USB port can be used lớn plug external USB drives in.

The phone accepts two Micro-SIM cards. The primary SIM card can connect to 4G networks including the 2300MHz Indian 4G frequency bvà. Both SIM cards can connect khổng lồ 3G networks.Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac và NFC. The ZenFone 2 has a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-LED flash & a 5-megapx front-facing secondary camera. The phone also has a fairly large 3000mAh battery under the hood.

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The 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 1080x1920, which translates to lớn a pixel mật độ trùng lặp từ khóa of 403ppi. Images look crisp và the colours are also accurately reproduced. Even the viewing angles are pretty good. The only weakness of this screen is that even at maximum brightness it looks a bit dull, which in turn affects the sunlight legibility.

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Hãng Asus ships the ZenFone 2 with Android Lollipop out-of-the-box, coated with Asus" custom ZenUI skin on top. ZenUI is quite a departure from stock Android but adds a few neat tweaks that could be useful for quite a few users, và is as zippy as ever. For example, the Smart Group functionality in the phầm mềm drawer bunches similar apps together into folders, which comes in handy when you don"t want to go through the trouble of sorting apps one by one. Similarly, the App Loông chồng feature lets you add a password khổng lồ any tiện ích, preventing others from opening things you don"t want them to.

Zen UI also allows for a lot of customisation, & you can change themes, icon packs & the homepage scrolling animation. The one-handed operation function has been tweaked slightly khổng lồ allow more control to the user - you can now manually drag from the corner of the screen to lớn phối the screen size without having khổng lồ make vì chưng with premix screen sizes. ZenMotion is another software feature that gives users the ability khổng lồ draw gestures on screen when the phone is asleep, to open any particular ứng dụng. Asus also adds a in-house apps: Hãng Asus ZenCircle, a social networking tool for creators; PhotoCollage; WebStorage, a cloud-based storage solution; và Mirror, which lets you use the front camera and screen as a mirror.

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CameraThe primary camera on the Asus ZenFone 5 was a competent performer. Unfortunately, Hãng Asus has failed to lớn recreate that on the ZenFone 2. We consistently saw mediocre results with the 13-megapixel shooter, which should have sầu been more powerful than the 8-megapx one on the ZenFone 5. The average image chất lượng of the ZenFone 2"s primary camera is yet another reason for us to reiterate that the megapx count doesn"t directly correlate lớn camera unique.

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(Cliông chồng for full size)The sample shots from our daylight testing sessions were laden with over-exposed areas around the edges and colour burning as well. The sensor needs shade to lớn capture even half-decent images. We also noticed a fair amount of noise & barrel distortion around the edges in some daylight shots. Performance aside, Asus" camera app is feature-rich và has a ton of shooting modes. The coolest feature of this app is that the Low Light mode pops up automatically the moment it detects that the light is not enough for the sensor khổng lồ capture all details. Shots are restricted to lớn 3-megapixels (or lower) in this mode, but the tradeoff is worth it. Shots taken in this mode looked significantly more detailed & were better lit too. This is a better alternative lớn using the dual-LED flash for capturing pictures because they look artificial.

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(Cliông chồng for full size)As expected, the 1080p videos captured with the primary camera were not great either. In what is becoming the norm these days, the camera app has beautification options for the front camera. Anyway, the front camera captures warped images which could be a direct result of making the lens wider than the one on the ZenFone 5. The details are pretty decent, though.

PerformanceIf there is one area where the ZenFone 2 shines it is core performance. We zipped through general operations lượt thích opening apps và games. The tốc độ is comparable to that of Snapdragon-toting flagship devices. The performance of the ZenFone 2 is so good that at one point we had more than đôi mươi apps and games running in the background và only 1.5GB of the available 4GB RAM was being utilised.

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In the AnTuTu & Quadrant benchmark tests, the phone scored a healthy 32,086 và trăng tròn,523 respectively. We installed Asphalt 8 & noticed that it displayed the full range of special effects while running pretty smoothly. The gaming performance of the phone is corroborated by the benchmark results. 3DMark Ice Storm"s basic & extreme tests maxed out, whereas the Ultimate benchmark returned a score of 17,654. Similarly, the phone scored a healthy 30fps in GFXbench.

All our kiểm tra videos played without any glitches but the sound unique of the loudspeaker is not too great. Thankfully, our reference earphones sounded great when connected khổng lồ the 3.5milimet tai nghe jaông chồng. Hãng Asus doesn"t provide a headset with this device. The sound quality in calls was average; we noticed some hiss on our kết thúc & the connection dropped at least twice. The battery life, although better than its predecessor, is still not that great. It lasted 7 hours & 52 minutes in our video clip loop battery kiểm tra, & in daily use we had to connect it lớn a charger at the kết thúc of the day. Hãng Asus implements a fast charging tech that manages khổng lồ charge the phone pretty fast and could somewhat hóa trang for this performance.

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VerdictWith the ZenFone 2, Hãng Asus improves on most aspects of the Zenfone 5 except for the camera. The 4GB of RAM could come in handy if you often have sầu multiple browser tabs open at the same time. Also, the PowerVR graphics chip is a solid performer và that is a boon for Android gamers.

The ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 64GB ofinternal storage is priced at Rs. 22,999 whereas the 32GB variant will phối you bachồng by Rs. 19,999. This means that Hãng Asus is now competing with the Xiaongươi Mi4 (Đánh Giá | Pictures), OnePlus One (Đánh Giá | Pictures), và Điện thoại HTC Desire 820 (reviews | Pictures) - all of which have better cameras than the ZenFone 2"s 13-megapx shooter.

If you can live sầu without 4GB of RAM, then the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML with 2GB of RAM và 16GB of storage space is available for much less at Rs. 14,999. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is available at the even lower cost of Rs. 12,999, which puts it in a different category altogether.

All said và done, our advice khổng lồ potential buyers is to carefully choose the right variant of the ZenFone 2 according khổng lồ their requirements. We underst& that having so many SKUs of the same phone will be confusing, but at the same time we appreciate Hãng Asus for providing choices.


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