The Asus ZenFone 2 (with 2 GB of RAM and 5-inch 720p display) is now available on Amazon

The Asus ZenFone 2 (with 2 GB of RAM and 5-inch 720p display) is now available on Amazon
Officially announced in January at CES 2015, the Asus ZenFone 2 has several variants, from a 5-inch 720p model with 2 GB of RAM, to a 5.5-inch 1080p one with 4 GB of RAM. If you're not aiming for the high-end model, you can already buy a ZenFone 2 in the US, thanks to Amazon. Unfortunately, for now only the "international version" is available, and this does not come with US warranty.

Amazon lets you buy the ZenFone 2 ZE500CL, which comes with a 5-inch 720p display (not 5.5-inch, as the retailer suggests) and 2 GB of RAM. The handset costs $219 (in white), or $229 (in black). It comes unlocked, offering LTE connectivity, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI, an 8 MP rear camera, dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. Stock is limited, so hurry up if you think you need this ZenFone 2 in your life.

At the moment, we don't know when the 5.5-inch 1080p ZenFone 2 with 4 GB of RAM will be launched in the US. In any case, this will obviously be more expensive, costing at least $100 more than the 2 GB models.


source: Amazon (ZenFone 2, black), (ZenFone 2, white)

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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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24 Comments

1. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Uh ze500cl is the craptastic carry over model using 32nm Clovertrail processor. Its the 5" model not the 5.5" model. Did you google the information before listing the article? Whoever buys that phone is going to be upset!

2. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Aside from the fact that it's got a 5-inch screen instead of a 5.5-inch one (article edited to reflect that), everything else we mentioned is correct. And the title clearly says it's a 2 GB RAM, 720p variant. Anyway, thanks!

3. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You guys just got me me excited about the 5.5" possibly being available :-/. Btw missing a 0 behind z256 for the Intel processor number.

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Same here, I´m just waiting for the model with Z3580 to be available. But I´ll probably wait for the reviews before buying.

5. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I don't know much about Intel processors.. Is this any good?

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Z2560 is exactly what they use in downgraded version of zenfone5.. his antutu score is around 18k, slightly better than those cheap mediatek quad-core 1.2-1.3GHz

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Eewww I have been looking for a phone to complement my note 4 but I don't think this is it. Maybe I'll wait for a wp flagship phone later this year

8. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The Z3580 version with 4GB of RAM can keep up with Snapdragon 805 in CPU and 801 in GPU.

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Thanks for the info

13. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

You're looking for a phone to "complement" your Note 4? What does that even mean? How would buying a new phone "complement" another phone?

20. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

he probably means a smaller phone that he can keep in his pocket.

10. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

will it work on verizon or sprint since i see cdma

12. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

I doubt it, traditionally ASUS phones are GSM-compatible only. GSM is reserved for networks like AT&T, T-Mobile, etc., though Verizon does utilize GSM in certain phones for global connectivity. I've seen some Verizon/Sprint phones work on non-Verizon/Sprint networks, but I can't say the same for the other way around.

11. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Kind of a letdown...I was expecting a processor on the level of the Z3745 that's in my MeMo Pad 7 ME176C (quad-core, up to 1.86 GHz), but at least it's still got some power behind it, especially with 2GB of RAM. Still a good phone for the price...though I may hold out for the ZE550ML model, which does have an Atom Z3560 (up to 1.8 GHz), 13MP camera & 2GB RAM. It costs around $300 on Amazon, so it's not too much more.

14. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

This phone is going to be $150 or so in the states when it's officially released. It's about the best 5" phone for the money you can get. Considering the new Moto E is $150 and that has a small low resolution screen and no flash.

18. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

No doubt that it's one of the better phones at that price (definitely better than the Moto E), but I'd say IF it's officially released here in the US; ASUS doesn't have much of a smartphone presence here in the States. Tablets and PCs are a different story, but we shall see if this phone makes it over here. It could be a potential threat to at least the mid-range and possibly some flagships, especially in terms of price.

15. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

WHY IS IT that .5 inches will give me TWICE the ram and TWICE the cpu....

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

because phone manufacturers apparently think that people that buy big screen devices are also people that are spec driven. I'd personally love to have a 4.5-5in device that was top of the line in specs, because any bigger than 5 makes it unwieldy to use in some circumstances. And Im not someone with small hands, I used to love playing OG Xbox with the Duke controllers, and those things were monstrosities.

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Not really a good deal.. Its the same internals as 1st gen Zenfone an its more expensive..

22. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Nope: The first gen Zenfone 5 has 500MB of ram. The Zenfone 2 ZE500CL has four times as much ram at 2GB. The Zenfone 5 is 3G only. The Zenfone 2 is 4G/LTE. The Zenphone 2 comes with touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. TheZenfone 5 doesn't come with any of those. The Zenfone 5 came with JellyBean and can be updated to KitKat The Zenfone 2 comes with Lollipop The Zenfone 5 base model came with 8GB storage The Zenfone 2 comes with 16GB of storage. The Zenfone 5 came with a 2110 mAh battery The Zenfone 2 comes with a 2500 mAh battery

19. eyeball

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Android Central will have 30 of the 4gig ram 5.5 screen,64 bit Intel processor. They are giving them to 30 of their members to trail in the US only. So those will be the first to be used,and the deal is they have to review the phones in the AC,Asus forums,post video,and generally tell us how they like the phone.

21. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Mediocre...

23. Z3R091 unregistered

Any captain here? Who is that lady?

24. rosvanna71

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

When ASUS coming in Cambodia.

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