After what seems like a long wait, Asus has finally released the Zenfone 2 Android smartphone in Thailand, which brings a lot to the party in terms of the specifications, features, and build quality. The phone could prove to be very successful, especially in the price-sensitive Thai market, thanks to its budget-friendly price and great specifications.
Zenfone 2 makes a splash in Thailand
During the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Asus gave us a sneak peak at the follow up to its Zenfone smartphone, with the new and improved Zenfone 2. There are in fact not just one but three versions of the device that all have the Zenfone 2 name, with the most popular (we expect) version having a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display and a massive 4 GB of RAM. It’s certainly an impressive spec sheet, and many people have been clamouring to get their hands on this device.
Zenfone 2 specs
The ZenFone 2 has a plastic casing with a brushed metal exterior and a curved back, and the build quality is said to be very high.
There is also a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch, as well as Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the screen.
The Zenfone 2 is no slouch either in the performance department, as it has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor with both 2 GB and 4 GB variants in terms of RAM.
The device also has a 13 megapixel rear camera with a dual-LED flash, as well as the ability to shoot full HD video at 30 frames per second. For those selfies, there’s a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Lastly, the battery is a 3,000 mAh Lipo (Lithium-Polymer) model.
Here’s a quick summary of the pros and cons…
- Great build quality
- A very bright and vivid screen
- Fast-charging technology
- Excellent performance
- MicroSD card slot
- Up to 4 GB of RAM
- Mediocre battery life
- Average cameras
- Weak speaker
Even though the Zenfone 2’s battery life isn’t quite what we’d expect, according to most online reviews, there are more than enough features and performance here to tempt most people, and as it sells for less than 12,000 baht in Thailand, you can’t really get a better phone for the money.
SOURCE: Siam Phone.