Monday, 27 April 2015

The Asus Zenfone 2 - The best endowed phone of 2015

I had already blogged about the Asus Zenfone in my earlier post.

As sequels go, the awesomeness only gets better.  The #AsusZenfone2 is testament to this.

Well then, the first feature that attracted me to the Asus #Zenfone2 is its 4GB RAM.  The first in its category to have it.  The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML comes with 4GB RAM along with a host of other appreciable features for its relatively competitive pricing.

Yes, the Asus Zenfone 2's India pricing has been announced recently and three variants that have been launched are available for pre-order from Flipkart as well.

The next big draw for me was that all three models of the Zenfone 2 support 4G LTE bands in India - FDD-LTE Band 3 and TDD-LTE Band 40.  Now, that's current a gadget's gotta be.

All the variants come with & run on the company's new ZenUI based on Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop, and feature Intel Atom quad core processor.

Add to this, a 13-megapixel rear PixelMaster autofocus camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a 5-element lens, also offering a 52-megapixel Super Resolution mode on the rear camera. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing fixed-focus camera and a dual-tone flash.  Selfies are now going to be super awesome!

WOW is the word!

No, the awesomeness doesn't end here .. read on ..

Additional features include dual-SIM (Micro-SIM cards) with dual active support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and GloveTouch support in all the variants.

Storage can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

A cool 5.5 inch HD display (full HD in the 4GB model) is the icing on the cake.

All variants come with a 3000mAh non-removable battery. All three models also feature ZenMotion touch and gesture control support, with a "double tap to wake" feature.

I was pleasantly surprised with the pricing, announced recently: The Asus ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB of RAM, 64GB storage) has been priced at Rs. 22,999,  the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (4GB of RAM, 32GB storage) at Rs. 19,999, the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML (2GB of RAM, 16GB storage) at Rs. 14,999, and the ZenFone 2 ZE550ML at Rs. 12,999.

In my view, that is very competitive pricing for a smartphone loaded with all the aforesaid features.

Makes me think that no wonder, the Zenfone has 10 million units shipped worldwide and an India single day sales record of 35,000 units!

Enough said, I reckon.  Time to go grab the Asus Zenfone 2 before others do.

Cheers :)