In the U.S? Well you will soon be able to buy the Asus Zenfone 2 from $199!


asus zenfone 2 review

Asus have announced that they will release two versions of the Asus Zenfone 2 in the U.S with pricing starting from just $199!

Of all the phones that have launched this year the Asus Zenfone 2 has been one of the more interesting. It marks the first time that Asus have really created a product capable of disrupting the market, and it is one of the few low-cost flagships available in various locations around the world.

After being released in Asia, and being seen in Europe during MWC, Asus are now bringing the Asus Zenfone 2 to the U.S with pricing from just $199 from tomorrow (19th May).

The basic version of the Asus Zenfone 2 will use a 1.8Ghz Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB memory, while a flagship model with 4GB RAM, 2.3Ghz Intel Atom CPU and 64GB internal memory will retail at just $299.

The rest of the specs are the same on both phones including LTE, dual SIM, Micro SD, 3000mAh battery, Android 5.0 and 5.5-inch 1080 display.

We recently reviewed the Asus Zenfone 2 where it received an impressive score of 8.9/10. We loved the constant updates, feature packed ROM, memory and speed of the phone, but hope to see better camera optimisation in the future. Read our full Asus Zenfone 2 review here.

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20 Comments

  1. chemicalboy
    May 18, 2015

    “Asus are not bringing” change not for now, hahah. Release dates??

    • May 18, 2015

      Fixed and added the dates. Tomorrow is the release 😀

      • chemicalboy
        May 19, 2015

        Thanks! This will be a rival to the alcatel one touch idol 3.

        • Jim Shortz
          May 19, 2015

          The alcatel one touch idol 3 did have my attention for a moment. But the zenfone beats the idol 3 in terms of value for money imho.

          • chemicalboy
            May 19, 2015

            Yes sure, the idol for me has better design. I had a zenfone 5 and its a nice piece of hardware but the design of the bezels are too big the phone.

      • balcobomber25
        May 19, 2015

        Andi did you get my emails?

  2. mido
    May 18, 2015

    any good coupon to buy asus zenfone 2 4 gb ram 32gb ??

    • intruda
      May 18, 2015

      Don’t be cheap, they giving away for free.

  3. David Košič
    May 18, 2015

    A few years ago nobody would have ever thought that asus might offer you the best bang for your buck in the smartphone category.

  4. MaxPower
    May 18, 2015

    The 199$ one is going to sell very well.
    At that price there’s really not much out there

    • balcobomber25
      May 19, 2015

      Really the only competition for decent spec phones under $200 are the Moto G and a few models from Blu.

      • MaxPower
        May 19, 2015

        I’ve Thought at the Moto G too.
        So this one is going to sell very well. I’m not sure about the flagship version though.
        The amount of people going for a off contract flagship is really small, usually they get the most value one, people looking for a flagship usually get one with 2 year contract.

        • batman
          May 19, 2015

          Not true, I live in the USA and have been waiting for companies to have more unlocked quality phones.

          • MaxPower
            May 19, 2015

            I didn’t say everybody, I said a “small amount” and “usually”
            Obviously it’s just my opinion, I have no data to handle, it just looked realistic to me to say that the cheaper version is going to sell better than the flagship one.
            I know there are few exceptions, I live in the US as well but I would never say that people looking for flagships to use off contract are many.

  5. topgun
    May 19, 2015

    As a ZenFone 2 user I would deff recommend this phone, just spend a little extra and go for 4g ram and 2.3ghz version 🙂

  6. balcobomber25
    May 19, 2015

    This is a great phone for the US market. I am not a fan of the styling but in the US (thansk to subsidizing) there isn’t much available unlocked for under $200.

    • May 19, 2015

      As pointed out before…

      This chip is nailed to Lollipop so you should expect software wise a hell of a phone anyway.

      But the hardware is a regurgitation of the previous model with some LG touches here and there.

      The phone is a monster and with that dimensions they should fit a 6inch instead…and reduce that nasty bezels.

      I believe that the prizetag is still a little bit overoptimistic but fair anyway.

      Maybe next iteration of the model will be a better suit for my expectations.

      Not a fan of mediocrity.

      • balcobomber25
        May 19, 2015

        Think you responded to the wrong person….

  7. Owsley_66
    May 19, 2015

    I am in the U.S. but for the moment see no reason to upgrade from my Be Pro; however, if I were in the market for a new phone there’s no question I’d go for this phone.

    I hope Asus sells a boatload of these in the U.S. and if they do then early next year, when I’m ready for a new phone, I have a hunch I’ll have several more quality-built Asian phones to choose from.

    GL Asus