Asus Launched Zenfone 2 Deluxe was launched Few months after launching the zenfone 2. Well the model no i.e ZE551ML of Zenfone 2 Deluxe is same as the 4gb variant of original Zenfone 2 and they both are quite same but have few minor differences such as the Back panel, 3000mAh battery and Storage.
Asus Also announced the special edition of Zenfone 2 Deluxe with 256GB Internal Storage, Highest on any smartphone yet. We also reviewed the Zenfone 2 Ze551ml Earlier. The earlier Zenfone 2 was quite a beast packed at a reasonable price Lets see what zenfone 2 deluxe has to offer.
Zenfone 2 Deluxe Design & Form Factor
The zenfone 2 deluxe is quite same to the original zenfone 2. The volume rockers inspired by LG’s are at the back just below the 13mp rear camera along with dual tone led flash. There are a combination of triangles on the back panel which provides a refreshing, unique and a stunning look to the smartphone. The back panel is made out of plastic. The zenfone 2 is a big device and the size is definitely a issue for people with smaller hands. Overall the deluxe is quite a sturdy and strong smartphone.
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It hosts a 5.5 inch 1080P Display. This display is somewhat Okay but sometimes it feels oversaturated. There are Different modes available to adjust the display according to one’s preference. The display is reflective and viewing angles are not that good.
As all the asus phones has their own Interface and this one is no different from that. It runs On Zen UI and the android version it comes out of the box is Lollipop. Asus does provide time to time updates. The Zen UI is very customized and is quite smooth. Every Asus Phones has huge Bloatware and we can see that on the Deluxe too. Several apps are provided which may or may not be used. Overall the UI is pretty slick but you will have to accommodate with the bloatware.
Deluxe is powered by a Intel Atom Z3580 Processor clocked at 2.3 ghz. The multitasking is smooth thanks to the 4GB ram. We has no problems playing high end games on it and switching back to other apps. It will easily handle anything you throw at it. Yes it does get heated while gaming but to an Moderate Extent. The speakers at the back doesn’t provide good output and the placement of the speakers is also a bit odd as it easily gets muffled up when resting on flat surfaces.
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The Zenfone 2 Deluxe has a 13 mp rear camera along with 5mp front facing camera. The rear camera performs just average and is as same as the zenfone 2. The front facing camera can take good photos. There is also a dual tone Led Flash which improves the low light images quality. Overall the camera is decent performer in this price range.
Battery & Connectivity
The Zenfone 2 deluxe is rocking a 3000mAh battery but it wont be sufficient when you play high end games for long times or watch movies in full brightness. Gaming will drain battery very quickly on this device. There are different modes available to save battery as a courtesy of Zen UI.
For Connectivity the Zenfone 2 deluxe doesn’t lacks anything. It has NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE on one sim while other sim is just limited to 2G only. The Zenfone 2 has awesome Wi-Fi reception one of the best we have seen yet and it also supports USB OTG.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is for people who have big hands and want to play extreme games. If you want a smartphone which can handle heavy games at a reasonable price then this might be your pick. It has a decent camera. Overall a Decent Sturdy Smartphone.