Based on recent technical reviews, Asus ZenFone 2 is officially the cheapest Android phone to be released this year. As a matter of fact, few U.S. carriers think the unbeatable offer that Asus is now giving can be outrun by other future phablets.
Asus’ ZenFone 2 has been long announced on the market and that day is finally here. According to the recent announcement that the hardware provider has made, the phablet was released this weekend turning ZenFone 2 into the cheapest Android Phone at present.
It has become rather difficult for tech savvy people to distinguish between high-end and low-end devices. As a matter of fact, the distinction might soon vanish from analysts’ vocabularies as many more companies release cheap models that become flagships.
Last year, it was OnePlus’ One smartphone that bedazzled consumers due to the extremely small price compared to its technical abilities and specifications. This year, however, Asus’ recently launched ZenFone 2 seems to be the leader as the phablet is offering high-end technology in exchange of low-end costs.
The phone was first introduced at the CES event held in January 2015 turning most developers’ heads. ZenFone 2 has finally seen the light of… the market and is now available at most carriers across the United States. Customers, who might want to consider giving up their old smartphones in exchange of the new Asus phablet will be interested to know that the price of the device varies between $199 and $299.
As one might expect, the lower price is for the basic version of the phablet. This features only 2 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16GB. The more advanced version has 4 GB RAM and can store up to 64 GB of data.
While less advanced than other Android-based smartphones, Asus ZenFone 2 was, nonetheless, provided with very good internal components. The phablet sports a quad core Intel Atom processor, which is available in two variants: the 2.3GHz-based Z3580 for the 4GB RAM model, and the 1.8GHz-based Z3560 processor for the model with 2GB RAM.
The camera of the affordable Asus smartphone is not to be neglected, either. Developers claim the back camera has 13 MP and a dual-LED Flash, whereas the front camera was set at 5 MP. Pictures could turn out a little blurred, especially if taken in low-light conditions, but the overall quality of the images is nevertheless, good.
According to the company’s description, the 5.5-inch display has a 1080×1920 resolution. The display does not hold technologically advanced properties like other Android-based devices, which can deliver enhanced displaying options. This, however, is a very small lack for users not to consider switching to Asus’ new ZenFone 2.
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