- B&H Photo Video
- 16GB model: Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560
- 64GB model: Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580
- 16GB model: 2GB
- 64GB model: 4GB
- 16GB or 64GB internal memory
- 5.5" 1920x1080 IPS Display w/ 13MP Rear and 5MP Front Cameras
- 3000mAh Battery
- Dual SIM and Micro SD Slots
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Editor's Notes & Price Research
Refer to the forum thread for additional information.
For reviews and hands-on reviews, please visit the following sites:
- 16GB (Silver) $199.99
- 16GB (Silver) $199
For the US, Zenfone 2 comes in 2 flavors - both have the same model # ZE551ML, so check carefully when purchasing. Both phones share some of the same specs:
- 5.5" IPS 1920x1080 screen
- Dual SIM (nice!)
- microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
- 13 MP rear facing camera
- 5 MP front facing camera
- Lollipop 5.0 OS
- NON-REMOVABLE battery
2 GB RAM
16 GB storage
1.8GHz Intel Atom 3560 Quad-core processor
4 GB RAM
64 GB storage
2.3GHz Intel Atom 3580 Quad-core processor
Engadget release day article: Engadget link
Android Central release party live stream: Android Central
GSM Arena reported supported LTE bands in the US:
Supported US cellular bands
Where to get it
The phone is available on Amazon, NewEgg, B&H Photo and Groupon and all lnks are live. Be aware that some of the $299 model are already sold out.
Amazon - $199 model All Colors
Amazon - $299 model All Colors
Groupon - All Models
Newegg - $199 model Black
Newegg - $199 model Silver
Newegg - $299 model Black
Newegg - $299 model Gold
Newegg -$299 model Red
Newegg $299 model Silver
B&H Photo $199 model Glacier Grey
B&H Photo $199 model Black
B&H Photo $299 model Glacier Grey
B&H Phto $299 model Red
B&H Photo $299 model Black
B&H Photo $299 model Gold
For T-mobile customers, the Zenfone 2 does not have Band 12 support which is their low band frequency that is better for building penetration
Bootloader has been UNLOCKED so we should see custom ROM's pop up soon
From GSM Arena:
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) - US
Just a FYI: *The 18W BoostMaster adapter is included with 2.3GHz/4GB ZenFone 2 model only. For 1.8GH/2GB model, the 18W BoostMaster adapter is sold separately.
For the people asking repetitively, this is a GSM phone...it will not work with any CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint, Virgin,
Confirmed to work on US GSM LTE bands.
Camera_Samples Outdoors and Indoors (Zenphone 2 v. S6 v. Idol3)
"Quote from fireballs View Post :
By the way their are compatibility issues with intel SoCs and some apps." <- This is overblown, the Zenfone 2 will run over 91% of android apps according to ARM.
SOME APPS DO NOT WORK ON INTEL BASED ANDROID PLATFORMS (I had put this in the wiki earlier, and someone deleted it). Google it if you don't believe it..<-Using the Zenfone 1st hand is much better than finding negative Google results.
FYI - Zenfone 2 Selfie coming out soon with improved cameras front and back, Snapdragon Base (not intel) so more app compatibility
Cases (You will find a variety of colors under most links):
HotCool - Probably the toughest one out there. The case needs a small cut (with an exacto knife) at the headphone jack slot to accomodate jacks properly. Kickstand appears to be flimsy too. Nevertheless, if protection is your number one concern, this case is your best bet.
Nillkin Sparkle - If you prefer looks over protection. It is a flip cover with a window that mimics the ASUS View cover.
KuGi cover with window - Same as Sparkle but with a magnetic closure.
Nillkin Frosted - Seems sturdy enough.
Sparin Ultra Slim - Thin while offering some protection.
Nillkin Nature - TPU clear case if you like being able to see your phone. Has covers for jack and connector slots to keep dust out.
Amzer Pudding TPU - Soft case that seems to work fine.
Ringke Fusion - Clear hard case.
Flip cover, wallet style - Sleek look without window.
Demomm flip leather case - Sleek leather look without window.
Quick Chargers on Amazon . Many Qualcomm 2.0 chargers (does not need to be "certified") appear to work with it. Check reviews and use Google if you want to be sure.
The Zenfone 2 has been rooted. There are 3 ways to root the phone: http://forum.xda-developers.com/z...e-t3096596