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.