Asus Zenfone 2 in 2GB and 4GB RAM now on sale for $290/$367!


Asus isn’t best known for its smartphones, but the Zenfone 2 series has certainly swept people off their feet.

The Zenfone 2 series is among the first ones to offer 4GB of RAM on board. Entry-level household and office computers come with that much RAM… in fact, I’m writing this article from a 4GB RAM laptop PC! That is how much mobile tech has evolved in the past couple of years.

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Specifications of the Zenfone 2 include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2/4GB RAM, 16/32GB on-board ROM, 13 mega-pixel/5 mega-pixel cameras, and 3000mAh batteries. The Zenfone series is all Intel powered, so there’s bound to be a difference in single-core performance thanks to the architecture on which Intel CPUs are built. While the 2GB RAM version comes with the Intel Atom Z3560, the 4GB version features the Intel Atom Z3580.

The Zenfone 2 series is now on sale for $290 for the 2GB RAM version, and $367 for the 4GB RAM version on GearBest… interested buyers can also use coupon code ‘ASUSZ2’ to get the prices down to $252 and $338.

It appears as of now that the 2GB RAM version is on pre-sale, with orders scheduled to ship in 10 days from now. Anyway, do let us know if you jump the gun on any of these models, and why!

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19 Comments

  1. Joe mont
    April 14, 2015

    Should you not put some kind of warning about it running x86. Like many programs optimized for ARM architecture wont work, or that it could use more battery life due to a higher wattage processor.

    • Manos
      April 14, 2015

      You only need 30 min for 60% so no problem with battery life.

      • Jon
        April 15, 2015

        OK, For this, i would like to buy a red one with 2GB. I was surprised at the coupon”ASUSZ2″ WITH $244.98. HAHAHAHH……

  2. Manos
    April 14, 2015

    For the money this is the best now need some fixes from Asus the back camera has some focus issues but it’s only software problem and it will be fixed. For me I will wait because LeTV has great phones on the way and I’m waiting to see them running! looking premium and the camera is better with image stabilizer.

  3. Enofnez
    April 14, 2015

    Does the “back, home, menu” touch buttons have backlights to light up? The 1st generation Zenfones are bad because you cannot see these buttons at night or in dim places.

    • Manos
      April 14, 2015

      I think they don’t but I’m not sure!

  4. Gustavo Mourão
    April 14, 2015

    The LTE bands in this SKU are a bummer… Only FDD-LTE 1800/2100MHz

    • Tony
      April 15, 2015

      There’s 3 version with different LTE band support one in china&india one in Taiwan and one for international market
      China and india one lack of FDD 2600 but with TDD band that others two lack of, Taiwan one also lacking FDD 2600, so if your going for a FDD 2600 ZF2 you gotta make sure you got the WW version which is available in Hong Kong and Australia? for now.

  5. Ivan Budiutama
    April 14, 2015

    Yash or Andi, will you make an in depth review of Zenfone 2? I mean the slight hands on seems like it run really smooth. Please do some in depth review 😀

  6. Znjad
    April 15, 2015

    lol, 1949deal started to sell it at the lowest price, http://goo.gl/BG3vNv

  7. Chris
    April 15, 2015

    Just read on android auth. that battery life is horrible (and non removable) and the camera isn’t up to IMX214 level. For a device that retails for $350+ that is not acceptable in my book. I dont want to go looking for an outlet halfway through the day. The cheaper versions are probably a better buy where performance is more in line with the price.

  8. Freeje
    April 15, 2015

    Bit bulky.

  9. scorpion
    April 16, 2015

    but the price of $ 367 for a processor z3560 ?????

  10. Nevil Norbet, Drury
    April 16, 2015

    Bummer about the mediocre camera (gsmarena review), hope the elephone p7000 is better

  11. Manos
    April 17, 2015

    There is also an other model!? Because the larger model has the cpu model Z3580@2.3Ghz plus 4GB Ram
    This model has the Z3560@1.8Ghz plus 4GB Ram. The Zenfone 2 finally has more that 2 models good trick Asus thanks!