Zenfone 2 By Asus – Have Glance On Future
The Asus Zenfone 2 fills an interesting niche as an Android phone full of deep customizations, yet one that sells for half the price of similarly sized phablets. Typically, Android tinkerers who want to invest a lot of time into customizing their phone also have to pay full price for a flagship. But the Zenfone 2 turns that concept on its meditating head.
Zenfone 2 is true to its unintentional theme of finding internal strength and beauty because, on the outside, this isn’t a very pretty or strong phone. It feels more cheaply made than it looks. This is thanks to the artfully deceptive, brushed metal design on the back cover and its 5.5-inch display made with Gorilla Glass 3 and an anti-glare coating. Despite the plastic body and cheaper glass construction, the Zenfone 2’s dimensions and weight are less svelte, as expected given its price. Its curved back gives it a thickness of 10.9mm. By comparison, the Galaxy S6 is 6.8mm, the HTC One M9 is 9.4mm and the LG G4’s thickest point is 9.8mm. The rest of the measurements are actually competitive. It’s 152.5mm in length with a 77.2mm width. But, at 170g, it weighs slightly more than everything but the iPhone 6 Plus.
Everything from typing out messages to getting work done on the spacious, LED-backlit LCD is a little bit easier, and this phablet has enterprise ready specs to back up that work. The Asus Zenfone 2 can compete on size, especially for the price. Its large 5.5-inch display, which is slowly becoming the norm among Android phones, feels quite roomy.
The Zenfone 2 is a cheap way to upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, if you’re stuck with a phone that hasn’t received or will not get Google’s new operating system update yet. Upon booting up the phone, you wouldn’t really recognize the Material Design theme that the search engine giant created for its Nexus 6 and other stock Android phones. This isn’t a pure Android phone.
The Zenfone 2 is half of the price of a top-tier smartphone and offers, thankfully, far more than half the performance. Its power finishes just behind the current pack of best phones. That said, the screen could be brighter and sharper, the construction could be more durable and less -feeling, and the camera could use retooling.