Thursday, October 22, 2020
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ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Selfie, and Laser Officially Launched and Priced!

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Selfie, Laser

It hasn’t been long since ASUS launched the refreshed Zenfone 2 lineup, but now they’re already releasing another lineup of follow-up models. The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Selfie, and Laser were officially launched in the country at yesterday’s launch, and while the new phones may be riding on the coattails of the original Zenfone 2 lineup’s success, that’s not to say they can’t hold their own in the notoriously difficult to penetrate Philippine smartphone market.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe

The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe is easily the most recognizable from yesterday’s launch thanks to its Ergonomic Arc design, which mimics the natural beauty of crystals. It sports a vivid 5.5 inch Full HD display and is powered by a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM for blazing speed even when multitasking. What makes it unique though is its whopping 128GB of storage that virtually eliminates the need for a microSD card.

Specs

  • 5” Full HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 403ppi) protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad core processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with f2.0 aperture, 5 element lens, and dual tone flash
  • 5mp front camera with f2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide angle lens
  • 4G/LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Price: Php17,995

ASUS Zenfone Selfie

ASUS Zenfone Selfie

While the Zenfone 2 Deluxe recognizes the need for pure performance, the Zenfone Selfie addresses the need for a better front camera, especially with the average Pinoy’s propensity for taking a selfie every now and then. In addition to the 13mp f2.0 shooter in the back, there’s also a 13mp f2.2 camera up front. The front camera is noticeably larger than what you would find on most other smartphones and also manages to come with a dual tone flash. It too sports a 5.5 inch Full HD display but is powered not by an Intel SoC, but rather a 1.5GHz Snapdragon M8939 octa-core processor.

Specs

  • 5” Full HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 403ppi) protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • 64-bit 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8939 octa-core processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with f2.0 aperture, 5 element lens, and dual tone flash
  • 13mp autofocus front camera with f2.2 aperture, 88-degree wide angle lens, and dual tone flash
  • 4G/LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Price: Php11,995

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser

If you’re more of a traditional smartphone photographer that prefers to take shots of anything else other than yourself, the Zenfone 2 Laser will easily satisfy your needs. In addition to the 13mp PixelMaster camera on the back, the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser is equipped with a laser autofocus system that allows it to achieve focus in just 0.3 seconds. They compared the performance of the Zenfone 2 Laser against the iPhone 6 Plus and it was able to beat Apple’s expensive flagship with 2x faster focus. The Zenfone 2 Laser comes in both 5.5 inch HD and 5 inch HD display variants.

Specs

  • 5” HD (ZE500KL model) or 5.5” HD IPS (ZE550KL model) display protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 octa-core processor
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with f2.0 aperture, 5 element lens, and dual tone flash
  • 5mp front camera with f2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide angle lens
  • 4G/LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Price: Php8,695 (5.5″ ZE550KL) and Php7,695 (5″ ZE500KL model)

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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