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Asus Zenfone 2 review

Asus Zenfone 2 review
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The Asus Zenfone 2 runs on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) and is powered by Quad-core 2.3 GHz & Quad-core 1.8 GHz processor with 4GB RAM. It has a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display. The Asus Zenfone 2 also comes with a 13.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos at 1080p. It comes with 16/32/64GB of built-in storage, and is able to support microSD cards of up to 64GB.
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Writen by mobile88 Editor: By Andre Chan, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 

Standing at 153m tall and 77m wide , the Zenfone 2 is a pretty huge device, though it doesn’t feel too overwhelming to the hand and it certainly won’t trouble the phablet-versed crowd (like you and me). The front has a sleek all-black look with the exception of the ASUS logo and earpiece at the top and the three navigation soft-touch keys just below the 5.5-inch display.

 

 

Turning the device on its back, you’ll be greeted by a sight that is probably all too familiar to some of you. The curved contour and the brushed metal look are reminiscent of the HTC One M8 and One M9. Not that it is a bad thing of course. In fact, this combination is still one of the best-looking ones we can find in a smartphone these days. Besides the camera lens and the dual LED flash, you can also find the volume rockers (that also work for taking selfies) on it, which takes some time getting used to if you come from the side buttons background.

 

 

 

That said, we are puzzled by the location of the power/lock button which is placed at the top center. Evidently, some finger gymnastics will be needed to reach it. Thankfully though, the need to get access to it is greatly reduced by the very intuitive double tap-to-wake-and-to-lock feature on the display.    

 

All in all, the Zenfone 2 is a handsome head-turner that will have no problem making it to the nominees list for the best-looking phablet in the market.



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