The Asus Zenfone 2 is one of the top 5 Smartphones unveiled at CES 2015 so far. This is the first Smartphone to have 4GB of RAM taking full advantage of the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor it has underneath. It also has a full HD 1080p display and a 13MP camera. The Zenfone 2 is also one of the cheapest Smartphones unveiled at CES 2015 with the 4GB model costing $250 (approximately Kshs. 23,000 before taxes). Below we will look at some of the key specs that phone has.
Display: The Asus Zenfone 2 has a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This translates to a Pixel Density (ppi) of 403 pixels per inch. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Ram and Memory: The Asus Zenfone 2 is available in either 2GB or 4GB RAM models.
CPU and OS: The Asus Zenfone 2 is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor that can reach speeds of 2.33GHz. It is powered by Asus’ own ZenUI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Camera Specs: The Zenfone 2 has a 13MP rear camera with dual-colour “Real Tone” LED flash with a 5MP wide-angled front facing camera.
Battery Specs: The Asus Zenfone 2 has a 3,000-mAh Li-Po battery with support for fast charging. Asus has not yet revealed how long the battery will last but expect those figures to be availed as time goes by.
Extras: Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR,Micro Usb 2.0,Connectivity speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps,Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
Price In Kenya: The Official Price in Kenya isn’t available yet but the price offered by Asus is Kshs. 23,000 for the 4GB model and Kshs. 18,000 for the 2GB model.
What makes this Smartphone Great?
- It’s the first Smartphone to have 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit processor.
- It has better pixel dense display compared to its predecessor, the Asus Zenfone 6.
- It has Dual LED flash.
- The camera has Optical Image Stabilization so no more shaky videos.
- The front facing camera has a wide angle lens for detailed selfies.
- It is affordable.