ASUS ZenFone 2 hands-on: big on features, small on price (Video)

Of all the manufacturers who might give us the first commercial Android smartphone with 4GB of RAM, who did you think it might be? LG has a history of being a spec leader. Or maybe Sony? Heck, why not Samsung? But of all the names you might have offered, did you ever think ASUS would be among them? Nevertheless, ASUS came to CES ready to impress, and in addition to its optical-zooming ZenFone Zoom, the company introduced the ZenFone 2 with its (up to) 4GB of memory. We went hands-on with the phone before packing up and saying goodbye to CES for another year.

With prices starting at just under $200, the ZenFone 2 isn’t only a well-equipped Android: it’s also eminently affordable. Throw in some customization options with the ability to swap backplates, a camera with a special low-light mode, and some convenient software tweaks, and we wonder if it may be time to finally start giving this company acclaimed for its tablet designs the attention it deserves when it comes to smartphones.

We’re anxious to give the ZenFone 2 a much more in-depth look, but for an initial overview, check out the hands-on video below.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!