The ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Review: Game Changer

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I was extremely impressed with the Zenfone 2 overall, and after a couple of weeks of constant use I find that I could easily make this my daily driver. From the snappy processor to the fantastic touchscreen (with an excellent IPS display panel under it), it's a pleasure to use. The phone looks good with its understated style, and the ASUS ZenUI elements were pretty unobtrusive and added some nice functionality. The camera is only average, though it has a very effective low-light option that made a considerable difference in real-world use. Reception and call quality were excellent, and I had no trouble with the device in two weeks of use with my AT&T SIM, with excellent LTE data speeds as well. And finally, the phone was rock solid during testing with no crashes to report, which definately inspires confidence in this platform's stability.

But as impressed as I was with this Zenfone 2 as a smartphone, I was blown away by the phone as an unlocked, no-contract $199/$299 device. The nicest lower-cost unlocked phones I’d previously experienced were the two prior Nexus phones, with the $299 Nexus 4 and $349 Nexus 5 punching well above their class. But even Google’s Nexus has become a $649 off-contract behemoth (recently on sale for $499) that in some ways isn’t as good as this ASUS phone; the screen digitizer is better on the Zenfone, and the ASUS also doesn’t force device encryption like the latest Nexus, which makes the Nexus feel a little sluggish at times.

I think the sweet spot has to be the $299 version, as it doubles the system memory, quadruples storage, and adds an excellent fast-charging system for $100 more than the base model. But regardless of the version you choose, the ASUS Zenfone 2 is a great phone overall, and an absolute steal for the price.

Prix actuel chez NCIX canada
ASUS ZENFONE2 5.5" Intel 1.8GHZ 2GB RAM 16GB Storage : 279.98$
ASUS ZENFONE2 5.5" Intel 2.3GHZ 4GB RAM 64GB Storage : 379.00$