This is my new ASUS ZenFone2 smartphone with cool some accessories including the View Flip Cover Deluxe, ZenFlash, ZenEar earphone, LolliFlash and ZenPower.
ASUS ZenFone 2 is the world’s first 4GB RAM smartphone running on a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor with ultra-fast 4G/LTE and fast-charge 3,000mAh battery for powerful all-round performance. With an all-new ergonomically-curved design and a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, the ZenFone 2 comes with a 13MP/5MP PixelMaster camera retailing at $249 onwards.
The ZenFone 2 premieres many evolved features, including a new version of ASUS ZenUI - which has the world’s first fully-customisable interface - and Trend Micro security software for safer web browsing. Furthermore, the ZenFone series clinched the Red Dot Design Award in 2014 for its exceptional degree of innovation, functionality and ergonomics by the Red Dot jury.
No more phone lag!
Powered by a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and a 4GB RAM, the ZenFone 2 delivers top-notch performance that is up to three times better, and gaming experiences that are up to seven times faster than its predecessor. Now I can enjoy seamless experience when web surfing, smooth video playback, and multi-tasking.
Furthermore, the ZenFone 2 is equipped with a built-in 4G/LTE connectivity for quick data speeds of up to 150Mbit/s plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ensuring stutter-free streaming of video and music for a smooth mobile experience. Dual-SIM capacity with Dual Active technology makes the ZenFone 2 the perfect travel or business companion. Users can have two active phone lines on their device so they can keep in touch anytime and everywhere.
Luxurious, Ultra-Thin Ergonomic Arc Design
The ZenFone 2 bears the iconic ASUS concentric-circle design that adorns both the fascia and rear key, and has its rear cover crafted with an outstanding hairline metallic finish. Additionally, it introduces new and evolved aesthetic refinements, including a graceful curved case that tapers to an incredibly thin 3.9mm at the edges to lend it a bold yet elegant look. This design not only renders it extremely comfortable to hold, but easier to use as well. Now, snapping selfies, adjusting the volume and browsing the web are all within reach.
With a remarkably sharp and vivid 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, the ZenFone 2 boasts a 403ppi pixel density and a wide 178-degree viewing angle, ensuring lifelike photos and videos. The smartphone’s display is also bordered by an ultra-narrow 3.3mm bezel, giving it a 72% screen-to-body ratio for a maximised viewing experience.
The smartphone is also covered with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for superior resistance to damage and fingerprints and an anti-fingerprint coating that reduces friction by 30%, giving a luxuriously-smooth feel to touch gestures. The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML) models sport a matte finishing, available in Black, White and Red, while the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) encompasses a stunning aluminium hairline metallic finishing available in Black, Gold, Red and Silver.
The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage will be exclusively available for sale during the product launch event.
Up to 7 apps can be shown with the view cover. Easily switch between
apps by using the circle gesture.
Browse current weather conditions and view the 4 day forecast
Quicklt accesses the camera without opening the cover
Find and play your favorite music without opening the cover
Turn the flashlight on whenever you need it
Quickly Change Modes
Direct access to Airplane, Do Not Disturb, Vibrate,
and Silent modes
Changeable Clock Themes
Choose preferred clock theme on your cover
Check Calendar Events and Notifications
Check your calendar or receive alarms, call
message, and email notifications
ZenMotion- Save time and effort !!!
Touch Gesture allows you to wake up the ZenFone 2 so that you can immediately open the app that you want to use.
Tap Tap to Wake – Tap the screen twice when the screen is off to wake
the phone without having to reach for the power button.
•C to launch Camera
•W to launch Browser
•O to launch Calendar
•e to launch Email
•Z to launch ASUS Booster
•V to launch Dialer
ASUS ZenUI’s PixelMaster
ASUS acknowledges that the camera is one of the most used and
valued features in a smartphone and has coined the PixelMaster
term to reference the suite of camera features provided in ASUS
ASUS provides 16 different built-in picture modes to allow the user themost amount of flexibility in the pursuit of the perfect shot. PixelMasteron the ZenFone 2 includes the world’s best low-light and HDR modes.
Auto-Suggestion – ASUS PixelMaster automatically recognizes the current environment when set in the default Auto Mode and smartly suggests these presets to help you best capture the moment.
If you open the camera in a dimly-lit environment, you’ll see the
pop-up suggesting you to switch to low-light mode. And if with
an environment full of different colors and lighting, you’ll be
suggested to try HDR mode.
ZenFone 2 Accessories
ASUS provides a wide range of accessories to choose from to complement the ZenFone 2 like the ASUS View Flip Cover starting from $34.90 onwards, which protects your screen while allowing you to check all your important information without having to open the case, and the View Flip Deluxe which is a leather-crafted cover from $39.90.
Also included is a credit card-sized ZenPower for 2.4A quick charge and JEITA protection that helps to extend battery life retailing at $29.90 onwards.
Designed specially to complete the ZenFone 2’s entertainment experience is the ZenEar earphones, ASUS’s newest addition to the accessories collection, starting at $11.90.
Another addition to the collection is the ZenFlash accessory, a "Xenon flash dongle" that can be connected to smartphones via USB OTG.
The device can stick to the phone's rear panel, offering 400 times brighter flash than the usual LED flash retailing at $24.90.
The ASUS LolliFlash comes in a shape of Lollipop and is a dual-tone LED torch for phones. The device packs its own battery and can be connected to the phone via the headphone port or 3.5mm audio jack.
The LolliFlash is available in three colours - Blue, Red, and Yellow priced at $14.90.
Here are some shots taken with ZenFone 2:
Key Features of ASUS ZenFone 2
ASUS PixelMaster – The functionality and quality of smartphone cameras have quickly become important differentiators between competing models. Below are the features that help set ASUS apart from the rest:
Auto Suggestion –ASUS PixelMaster automatically recognizes the current environment when in the default Auto Mode, and suggests presets to help you best capture the moment.
Low Light Mode – ASUS PixelMaster technology automatically senses low-light situations to take great pictures in dimly-lit settings. It does so by merging 4 neighboring pixels into one.
Backlight (HDR) Mode –Backlight (HDR) Mode automatically enhances pixels by adjusting brightness, contrast, and exposure for an even result across the entire image.
Real Tone Dual LED Flash – Features both white and yellow-based lights for far more natural-looking pictures when compared to single or dual white-based led flash.
Front Camera Selfie Features – A wide 85° front camera maximizes the amount that can fit into the frame. If that’s still not enough, ASUS also includes a 140° selfie panorama mode. The front camera also features a lowlight Selfie Mode.
Manual Mode – This is likely the complete DSLR-like experiencewithout optical zoom on a smartphone. Manual adjustments include horizon level, histogram chart, emotional zoom bar, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, EV, focus distance, saturation, contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, metering, and separate auto-focus and auto-exposure points.
ZenUI – ASUS’ ZenUI is back with new features and updates to existing ones.
- Customisable Lock Screen, Launcher, and Themes including a ZenUI Theme Store on Google Play
- Customisable gesture support to wake the device and immediately open a specific app
- Motion gestures including Tap-Tap to wake, shake-shake to add to Do-It Later, and Tap-Tap the home button for one handed mode
- Modes including Private, Kids, and Do Not Disturb Mode
- App Lock to set app-specific passwords
- SnapView to create different login password to access a private mode
- GloveTouch to enable access to the device with gloves on
BoostMaster Fast Charging Technology – This technology is licensed from Qualcomm and enables charging the ZenFone 2 up to 60% capacity in under 35 minutes.
CPU Intel Quad Intel Moorefield Atom Z3 series Quad-core 2.3GHz
Display 5.5inch FHD1920 x 1280 IPS with Gorilla Glass 3 and
Memory 4GB LPDDR3
Front: 5MP, f/2.0 Aperture, wide-angle 85 ̊Pano
Rear: 13MP, f/2.0 Aperture, 5-element lens, Auto focus, Dual Color
SIM Dual active micro-SIM
Micro-SD Support up to 64GB
Wireless WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi Direct
Bluetooth Version 4.0
Battery Lithium-Polymer 3000mAh with Fast-Charging
Colors Silver/ Black / Red / Gold
Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9-3.9mm
SIM Support Dual active micro-SIM
Micro-SD Support up to 64GB
1x Micro USB
1x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in)
1x Micro SD socket(up to 64G)
Warranty 1 Year Local Warranty
Availability & Pricing
The ZenFone 2 (ZE500CL, ZE550ML and ZE5551ML) is retailing at $249, $299 and $349. The ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB RAM is priced at $429 and $499 for 32GB and 64GB storage respectively. They are available for sale at Starhub and M1.