5 things that would make the Asus ZenFone 2 an even better handset

5 things that would make the Asus ZenFone 2 an even better handset
The Asus ZenFone 2 is one of the very pleasant surprises unveiled at CES 2015. Asus really outdid itself in its signature value-for-money territory, outing a phone with 1080p display, 13 MP camera, fast 64-bit processor, and a hearty battery for two Benjamins in starting price.

Not only that, but the ZenFone 2 also has a version with 4 GB of RAM, making it the world's first device taking full advantage of the new 64-bit hardware and software combo in Android land. 

All in all, there's not much that can be argued against a $199 phone with 1080p display, 64-bit chipset, 13 MP camera and a generous 3000 mAh battery, as Asus really nailed the value-for-money proposition here. We wouldn't be the phone-obsessed honchos we are if we couldn't find room for improvement, though, so here are a few things that Asus could have done just a lil' bit better with the ZenFone 2.

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ZenFone 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

With a price of $300, every cons above are easily compromised

2. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I think it's 250$

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

seriously author ? less GPU performance .. the competition is using snapdragon 410 in this price range and you are comparing it to snapdragon 805.. why don't you be fair and compare Adreno 306 vs Power VR g6430 ok fine lets compare it to an even expensive option like Adreno 405 still not good enough ? damn ..ok fine go with the flagship GPU of early 2014 ... Adreno 330 see it still beats every gpu out there..

3. Peterrrrr

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

Dont understand why they didnt choose to have 4k recording... I realy hope they fix that with an software update....

4. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Your arguments are invalid,sir : 250$ pricetag. You are entitled to an opinion but lets look at other 250$ phones,shall we?

8. Peterrrrr

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

4k recording isnt expensive to include...

5. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

These make a bit more sense than the ones they came up with for the G Flex 2. The biggest concern being the LTE radio and how power efficent it will be. I'll wait and see as they said though. Hopefully Intel has something up its sleeve to help it manage power.

6. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

damn this is good, the era of overpriced phones is comming to an end thanks to china.

13. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

And is this case Taiwan where Asus is.

14. Deicide

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

Taiwan: Republic of China.

7. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

this phone is just perfect within the given price tag man all these cons are just pointless may be the GPU part, but that will increase the price tag to $300 nice work Asus!!!!!

10. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

s**t! I've just realised it doesn't make coffee either... The lengths people go!

11. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

So far this is everyone's favorite phone. Does it have a microsd slot?

15. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Yes, it does.

12. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

Really nice specs and a great camera at a very good price. Im impressed with asus.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Release it in the US Asus.

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