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We get a lot of readers asking us our opinions on a lot of Android phones, and at the moment there’s a lot of interest in the Asus ZenFone 2. We currently have an Asus ZenFone 2 on the review bench – and that review will be published in the next few days – but that may not be early enough for some, as it’s on sale at Kogan for $229 + delivery.

The Asus ZenFone 2 is a solid device, and at the bargain basement price of $229 + delivery for either the black or white it’s hard to ignore. The ZenFone 2 ZE550ML dual sim phone comes with only 16GB of onboard storage but has an expansion slot for a microSD card and has 2GB of RAM which should be enough for most users.

Running Riptide GP 2 or Asphalt 7 was fluid and without stuttering. The 5.5in display is only 720p which by today’s standards is low resolution but on its own merits, it is a decent display to use.

The processor is an Intel 64bit quad-core processor which so far seems to perform well when running single tasks. Only the power users will run into issues with lag on the device, but as per usual a reboot fixes it all. The phone can lag a bit, but only after using it for a lot of games and apps which were most likely still running in the background.

In casual everyday use it was certainly snappy and a decent phone. At $229 plus shipping it is a deal hard to pass up. I would only recommend against the purchase of it if you consider yourself a power user.

Kogan has both the black and white 16GB versions in stock, but at that price I doubt they’ll last long. If the black or white versions do not take your fancy Expansys has other colours available for $270, as well as the high end ZE551ML (1080p, 4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage) for $370 and $450 respectively (plus shipping).

Are you planning to get an Asus ZenFone 2? Tell us in the comments!

Source: KoganKogan.
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    Sir Alex
    Sir Alex
    5 years ago

    I am VERY interested in the 720p version if the battery is good. A 5-hour SOT is what I am looking for.

    Jamie Saltmarsh
    Jamie Saltmarsh
    5 years ago

    I probably won’t buy one but eglobal digital camera website has them from $213 in various colours and from what I’ve heard are better to buy from than Kogan.

    kamban
    kamban
    5 years ago

    The price is stated as $299 at the start of the article

    Montalbert_Scott
    Montalbert_Scott
    Reply to  kamban
    5 years ago

    oops. typo.. thanks for that

    James Bryant
    James Bryant
    5 years ago

    I would be more interested in hearing about the higher end device with 1080p and 4GB of memory…

    Jamie Saltmarsh
    Jamie Saltmarsh
    Reply to  James Bryant
    5 years ago

    Check out high on android comparison video on youtube. He doesn’t think the 4GB ram version is worth the extra money.

    Montalbert_Scott
    Montalbert_Scott
    Reply to  Jamie Saltmarsh
    5 years ago

    i reckon it would be. the 2GB version is amazingly good. just a bit of lag when using it heaps. the 4GB version has 1080, a better processor, and double the ram… at under $500 that’s good value. the software is seriously good

    Jamie Saltmarsh
    Jamie Saltmarsh
    Reply to  Montalbert_Scott
    5 years ago

    Maybe, but you also buy an OPO for around $500 with a Snapdragon processor. I’m just not sure about the Atom yet.