Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition carries 128GB of memory, 4GB of RAM and works in the U.S.

Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition carries 128GB of memory, 4GB of RAM and works in the U.S.
Back in June, we told you that Asus was about to launch in Taiwan, a version of the Asus ZenFone 2 with 128GB of internal memory, and 4GB of RAM. That version is now available in the U.S. with support for AT&T and T-Mobile's network. It is also compatible with GSM flavored pre-paid networks like Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless.

The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, as the handset is dubbed, features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch IPS display, carrying a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 403ppi pixel density. An Intel Atom Z5380 SoC is inside, carrying a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU and a Power VR G6430 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, along with 128GB of expandable native storage.

A13MP camera is on back, carrying an aperture of f/2.0, which allows you to take quality photos under low-light conditions. The front-facing 5MP camera also comes with an aperture of f/2.0, and includes a wide angle lens. A 3000mAh non-removable battery keeps the lights on, and there is support for 4G connectivity.

Priced at $399, the phone is now available from the Asus store, New Egg, B&H and Amazon.


source: Asus via SlashGear

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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

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15 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is actually a hell lot better than most Android's in the same price range (OnePlus 2)

3. FluffyBled unregistered

Good point sire! Cheap, lots of storage, a big battery and no SD810 :o ... awesome!

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Exactly, Intel's CPU's beat the s**t out of SD this year, if only they offered 4.5 inch version of it :

8. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I was hoping Google would have used an Intel chip for the 5X.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I have a Zenfone 2 and it's a pretty good phone. The only thing I don't like is the overwhelming bloat. It has by far the most bloat I have ever seen on a phone.

13. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

how does the cpu stack up against sd 810?

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Z5380 is since 810 throttles very quickly.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gorgeous from the front, not so much from the back.

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Heaps of storage for all that lovely Asus bloatware. 128gig is still pretty sweet.

11. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I'll buy one when it gets CM support.

16. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

It probably won't, it is powered y Intel not Qualcomm

12. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If only I could Windows 10 with x86/64 Continuum programs when connected to an external display, this would be one of my next phones.

14. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$400 is the new sweet spot for all smartphones in my opinion. There's so much value/performance at that price point that you'd be hard pressed to justify paying more unless it's about status.

15. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

this phone is really hard to beat

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