The Asus ZenFone 2 is a budget-friendly smartphone that is powerful enough to handle your everyday smartphone tasks smoothly. If you are looking for a smartphone that is reliable but does not break the bank, the ZenFone 2 is a device to consider. Find out more about the ZenFone 2 smartphone below.
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor family||Intel® Atom™|
|Thermal Monitoring Technologies|
|Display diagonal||14 cm (5.5")|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||1700,1800,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||4 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||5.0|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Battery technology||Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Nowadays, affordable smartphones no longer offer sub-par specs as they once did. Although they might not be as advanced as flagships or high-end counterparts, they are still capable of handling everyday functions without much difficulty. The ZenFone 2 is one such smartphone, offering commendable features despite its affordable price tag.
Asus has decided to opt for a radical design for the ZenFone 2 so that it does not look like what its mid-range price tag suggests. It has a curved removable plastic back with a brush metal finish that gives the phone a premium look despite not being made of metal. The rounded corners and curved back make for a comfortable feel in the hand. Furthermore, the plastic rear also has a faux metallic coating which not only contributes to its aesthetics but also allows better grip.
In terms of display, the ZenFone 2 is fitted with a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution and 403ppi pixel density. The display is sharp and vivid, offering sufficient brightness to view in broad daylight without affecting legibility. 5.5-inches is also a good size for media consumption purposes, meaning that you will have a great experience while playing games and watching videos on this display.
Internally, the ZenFone 2 is equipped with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor that is backed by a PowerVR G6430 GPU and 4GB worth of RAM. Having 4GB RAM enables the phone to multitask without slowing down. Animations are smooth, applications load quickly, and games can be played without any compromise on the frame rates. Performance-wise, the smartphone can deliver performance that is on par with those that are priced higher than it is.
The ZenFone 2 houses a 13MP rear shooter with a dual tone LED flash and an f/2.0 aperture. The device features Asus’ Pixelmaster technology that enhances photos and videos taken in low-light conditions. Furthermore, the 5MP front camera is great for taking selfies as it comes with a real-time beautification feature to improve how your selfies look.
The ZenFone 2 has a non-removable 3,000mAh that powers the device through the day. The phone comes with fast-charging technology which restores 60% of its battery life in a little more than half an hour.