|Fast battery charging (Quick Charge)||Yes|
|Battery||2501 mAh – 3000 mAh|
|Rear Camera||13 MP|
|Display||5.1″ – 5.5″|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Memory Card Slot||Yes|
The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is one of the first spot phones on the market to support 4 gigabytes of RAM and that 2 for $300. The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is pretty much the exact same device as the Asus Zenfone 2. It has the same processor, the same amount of RAM, the same display, the same dimensions and even the same camera with only one major and minor difference between the two.The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe comes with a fancy new back panel and starts at the base model of 64 gigabytes and goes up to a whopping 256 gigabytes of internal storage and still keeps that support for microSD card expansion.
Its back panel has a polygonal design on it and comes in two different colors purple and white and the interesting thing about it is that the panel actually switches between hues of purple and blue depending upon how you’re looking at it. It doesn’t feel premium in any way for it still feels like plastic, good strong grippy plastic but the back panel just rather looks weird. This depends upon person-to-person.
On the of the device it got three capacitive menu buttons which definitely should have been backlit but a large surprisingly and there’s a rather large bezel just below the display. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe has a display of 5.5 inch 1080p panel covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and actually looks pretty good. It is not the best display on the market by any means with the display lacking in some departments. For instance the colors are a bit washed out but you can actually go ahead and tweak that by the built-in app Gatien and changing the color mode.
Viewing angles are actually pretty good and the brightness of the screen however is not. There are some serious issues using the phone outside on a bright sunny day. Just the LG G4, the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe also has the volume rockers on the back of the device. The power button is on the top of the smartphone. volume rockers aren’t as tactile and easy to press.
Revealing the back panel will also give you access to the dual SIM card slots. One of it supports 4G and the other one will run on edge network. You also have a micro SD card slot that supports up to 64 gigabytes of storage so that adds up to 128 gigabytes for this phone along with a non-removable 3000 milliampere battery.
The camera on the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is pretty ordinary and the shots that taken in bright sunlight work good but take some shots in the dark and you can see a lot of noise in the picture. Also there’s no optical image stabilization built in but that is not a big surprise considering the price of the smartphone. There are a total of 19 modes in the camera application to choose from and they don’t do anything special. The camera is fast and taking pictures and focusing but it doesn’t beat the competition out of the water. There is a small lag while switching to the viewfinder between different shots.
The performance is where the device truly comes on the top thanks to that quad-core Intel Atom chipset and 4 gigabytes of RAM. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe flies through any task that you throw at it whether it is playing games or extreme multitasking. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with ASUS own skin on top of it called the Zen UI. Customization lets you go from changing transitions, icon packs and teams fonts. All the bloatware apps that comes with this device are around 40 applications though they can be uninstalled.
With such a powerful device you’ll need a pretty solid battery to keep it running and the battery life on this phone is rather unusual. On some days one can easily get through an entire day of use but on some days it can start to give up on you rather quickly. Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe does come with support for quick charging where one even get from 0% to 100% in about 19 minutes.
The design of the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe is rather unique and the performance of this phone is very impressive. It’s fast ,smooth and very satisfying. One can go ahead and remove all the crazy bloatware through a launcher.
Key Specs for the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe
5.5 inch display
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Processor
up to 256 GB Memory Card Slot
64 GB Internal Memory
4 GB RAM
13 MP Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery