Asus ZenFone 2 introduced in New York City; 4GB RAM, 64GB storage just $299
posted by Alan F. / May 18, 2015, 1:05 PM
The claim to fame for the Asus ZenFone 2 is the 4GB of RAM that the device comes with. We've shown you a video of the phone handling multitasking with five graphic intensive games without any lagging problem at all. For those power users who are constantly running down their battery, the ZenFone 2 will give you four hours of talk time with a ten-minute charge. You can power up the 3000mAh battery from 0% to 60% in just 39 minutes.
Asus' PixelMaster 2 is now on both the 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. By merging pixels, the cameras can produce pictures with 400% lighter images in low-light conditions. The manufacturer also has improved on the flash, offering what Shih calls a DSLR flash experience that is 100 times brighter than LED. The phone is equipped with five 3D laser antennas, dual-SIM capabilities and supports LTE-A connectivity with carrier aggregation.
The Asus ZenFone 2 is priced at $299 and that is for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB of native storage. A variation with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage is priced at $199. That model is powered by the 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 CPU. Accessories include a $40 Flip Cover and a 10400mAh power bank for $19.
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Now that's cheap.
posted on May 18, 2015, 1:08 PM 5
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Intel? Now it's double the FRAAAAAAGMENTATION!
posted on May 18, 2015, 8:46 PM 1
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What's great about this smart phone is you can install full Linux as well, so that Android and Linux can co exist simultaneously. Then with the 64 GB version you can install Android Studio and develop and compile android apps right their on the phone. Who knows maybe Steam for Linux will work as well on this guy.
posted on May 19, 2015, 6:47 AM 0
What US carriers is this optimized for? Removable battery?
posted on May 18, 2015, 1:12 PM 1
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It will work perfectly fine on T-mobile. I'm not sure what model is for the US, but I think Asus is shipping international version which is compatible with att as well. No battery is not removable, though the backcover is removable and replaceable.
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:09 PM 1
Are you effing me with that price? Heck I'm gonna get this.
posted on May 18, 2015, 1:33 PM 7
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Yeah. I'm probably going to hang up the OnePlus One for the 4 GB version. They had me at $299, but they really stole my heart at 39 minute charge time.
posted on May 18, 2015, 3:39 PM 4
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You might want to think that through. I never had the one plus one but I had the zenfone 2 and I just sold it. The phone is good but the camera is a big disappointment. My Nexus 5 camera performs better than that. I do like the Zen UI and they update their apps and software frequently.
posted on May 18, 2015, 7:31 PM 0
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just like zf5 and zf6, their camera only good at low light, at normal light they color they produce is just bland (and no OIS). But i still wait for Zenfone Zoom, if ZfZ have decent camera, i'll throw my old G3 and mirrorless camera :D
posted on May 18, 2015, 8:18 PM 0
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What's up with the lightning owl? haha
posted on May 18, 2015, 1:40 PM 0
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That's the way my people roll haha
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:08 PM 0
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hahaha will order first thing tomorrow when it appears on amazon at that price bruh.
posted on May 18, 2015, 1:42 PM 1
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Laser antennas? What the hell is a laser antenna?
posted on May 18, 2015, 3:25 PM 3
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