ASUS company has pioneered the handheld computers, but it did not help it to make a smooth transition to creating smartphones. For some time the manufacturer took a break, but only to return with a new strategy of conquering the market of smart phones. They reasonably decided that it is better to start with the price, but do it with an eye on functionality.

The most significant example of the new strategy should be a flagship smartphone ASUS Zenfone 2. This model will be available in two versions, which will differ in volume of RAM and internal memory. At the very top-end version will have 4 GB of RAM and built-in storage of 32 GB or 64 GB.


The ASUS Zenfone 2 uses 5.5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It has a pretty good viewing angles and color reproduction.

The latter depends on the selected display mode that can be set using the built-in Splendid utility. The user can choose between a balanced, reading, bright or create your own. In general, the display leaves a pleasant appearance, both in image sharpness and response speed of tangency.

Platform and Performance

ASUS Zenfone 2 is built on Intel with 64-bit 4-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, running at 1.8 GHz which complements the PowerVR G6430 graphics chip. Amount of RAM in this version of Zenfone is 2 GB, and the built-in one is 16 GB, while it can be expanded up to another 64 GB with the microSD card.

It should be noted that the smartphone is using RAM pretty frugally, so out of 2 GB user will get from 600 MB to 1 GB for their applications, which is a good indicator for Android.

Thus, there are no problems with a capacity of Zenfone 2, and both interface and software work fast. This is confirmed by the synthetic tests. Zenfone 2 operates on Android 5.0 with a proprietary ZenUI interface. ASUS has done a lot of work on the shell, and today it is one of the best for Android. The interface performance is high, while there are settings that more typical for such projects as the CyanogenMod.