Asus ZenFone 2: First 4GB RAM Smartphone
Asus has unveiled its new flagship “Asus ZenFone 2.” It’s a high-end first 4GB RAM smartphone with great Camera and Processor. This device comes in two models and the only difference in two models in the Processor and RAM. I am going to discuss the most important things what this smartphone features.
Display and Design
Large screens dominate the high-end Android and Asus ZenFone 2 is no exception. It features IPS display of 5.5 inches. It provides the resolution FullHD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), 403 pixels per inch. Furthermore, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent breakage or scratches.
The design is one of the strengths of the Asus ZenFone 2, which has a housing with brushed metal finish, both in the back and the front. The back cover is curved, with a convex shape that goes from 10.9 mm thick at the thickest portion to 3.9 mm at the edges. In this way it adapts better to the shape of your hand, but to achieve such thin edges the volume buttons have been removed from the side. Now they are back, just under the camera, and also have the brushed metal finish. It is available in black, gold, red, gray and white colors.
Processor, RAM, Storage and OS
Asus has brought Intel Atom Quad core 64 bit processor. One model runs at the speed of 2.3 GHz and features 4 GB RAM, and the other one features 1.8 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM. It also includes PowerVR G6430 graphics processor with support for OpenGL 3.0. As far as storage is concerned, users will have the option to choose among 16, 32 and 64 Gb, all expandable with MicroSD (64 Gb max) and 5GB free Cloud from Asus.
The Asus ZenFone 2 comes standard with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Asus adds its visual layer ZenUI, which has very interesting design and unique features such as SnapView or ZenMotion.
Camera and Multimedia
Asus ZenFone 2 has a pair of very good cameras. The cameras are equipped with Asus pixelmaster , which gives 400% more light, getting clear pictures even if lighting condition is not good, so it is not necessary to always use the flash. The rear camera “13-megapixel” accompanied by one of dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The lens consists of five elements and is open f / 2.0. It also has the function Zero Shutter Lag to take pictures quickly, beauty mode, HDR mode and recording videos in FullHD.
The front camera is 5-megapixel and lens has the same construction, but it is wide angle. It has a special feature for panoramic selfies very useful for capturing large groups. As a good smartphone, Asus ZenFone 2 features a comprehensive multimedia profile when it comes to play files, and it is compatible with most common codecs and formats. It also has standard features like Internet radio, media player or dictation and voice recording.
Connectivity and Battery
The Asus ZenFone 2 is well equipped for connection, starting with the standard LTE Cat 4 that can provides internet speed up to 150 Mbps while using 4G mobile network. It is also compatible with 3G networks (21 Mbps) and of course features WiFi. It has dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, DLNA media sharing and NFC. It also comes with MicroUSB port, headphone port and double MicroSIM card slot.
The Asus ZenFone 2 features a lithium polymer battery of 3000 milliamp capacity. It is built-in and features fast charging feature which allows it to reach 60% charging in less than 40 minutes.