Asus Zenfone 2: Specifications & Price of World’s First 4GB RAM Smartphone

Asus shared some glorious sales numbers at CES 2015 mentioning that it shipped over 1.5 million Zenfones per month during the past quarter (Q4 2014). Alongside this mighty achievement, Asus also announced two new smartphones – the Zenfone 2 and the Zenfone Zoom to join the Zenfone series. Zenfone 2 is a nice upgrade over Asus’s previous Zenfone devices which were launched at their CES event last year. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications, price and availability of Zenfone 2.

Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML/ZE550ML/ZE500CL)

The name might turn out to be a confusion as there was no Zenfone 1, instead there were Zenfone 4, 5 and 6. For those who are feeling that Zenfone 2 is a downgrade over the last gen devices, it is not. Same can be confirmed from the specifications listed below.

Asus has created a lot of confusion as there are multiple versions of Zenfone 2 with different specifications. Please read the detailed specifications on the packaging before purchasing. Specs listed below are not claimed to be fully accurate (Blame Asus for the confusion).
CategoryZenfone 2 (ZE551ML/ZE550ML)
Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL)
Display5.5″ 1920×1090 (Full HD, IPS, Gorilla Glass 3)
w/ 403 PPI [ZE551ML]5.5″ 720p (IPS, Gorilla Glass 3) [ ZE550ML]
5.0″ 720×1080  (IPS)
w/293 PPI
Processor (CPU)2.3 Ghz Intel Atom Z3580 (Quad Core) [ZE551ML]
1.8 Ghz Intel Atom Z3560 (Quad Core) [ZE550ML]
1.6 Ghz Intel Atom Z2560 (Dual Core)
Graphics (GPU)PowerVR G6430PowerVR SGX544MP2
RAM4GB (LPDDR3) – ZE551ML
2GB (LPDDR3) – ZE550ML
2GB LPDDR2
OSAndroid 5.0 (Lollipop)
ZenUI
Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
ZenUI
StorageInternal: 16GB, 32GB & 64GB (3 versions)
Expendable upto 64Gb via MicroSD Card
Cloud Storage: 5GB on Asus WebStorage (Lifetime)
Internal: 16GB
Expendable upto 64Gb via MicroSD Card
Cloud Storage: 5GB on Asus WebStorage (Lifetime)
CameraPrimary: 13MP Pixelmaster f/2.0 w/ AutoFocus
Front: 5MP Pixelmaster f/2.0
Pixelmaster Features: Low Light mode / Backlight (HDR) mode / Enhanced Beautification mode / Manual mode / Zero shutter lag
Primary: 8MP Pixelmaster f/2.0 w/ AutoFocus
Front: 2MP Pixelmaster f/2.0
NetworkDual-SIM (Dual Active)
2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat. 4) support
2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat. 4) support
ConnectivityWiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack
MicroUSB (w/ OTG Support)
WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack
MicroUSB (w/ OTG Support)
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, digital compass and Hall-effect sensorsAccelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, digital compass
Colors AvailableGlacier Gray / Osmium Black / Glamour Red / Ceramic White / Sheer Gold Osmium Black, Glamour Red, Ceramic White
Battery3000 mAh2500 mAh
Dimensions152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 ~ 3.9 mm
Weight: 170gms
148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 mm
Weight: 155gms

The overall design hasn’t changed much and the Zenfone 2 makes even more use of the similar brushed metal finish which is popularized by the last gen Zenfone devices and loved by the users. The phone’s back is curved and is as thin as 3.99 mm at the edges making it easier to hold and makes the phone look pretty slim. The navigation keys are capacitive and not on-screen if this matters to you.

zenfone 2 color variations

Asus Zenfone 2

The power button is located at the top, which might not be an easy access for such a large phone. The pack sports the 13MP Pixelmaster camera and the Dual-LED flash. The volume controls are also pushed to the back in order to keep the sides thinner.

Coming to the features, there are some key additions such as the Kids mode (Parental Controls), Zenmotion (tap to switch to single-handed use), SnapView (Secure apps, photos and files. Also keep separate personal and business stuff),

Price and Availability of Asus Zenfone 2

The Zenfone 2 is scheduled to be made available in March 2015, but it will surely take Asus till end of April or early May before all the target markets start receiving a supply of new Zenfone devices. If you’re from Taiwn, you can already start ordering some of the versions of the phone.

Update: During the official launch in Taiwan, Asus has released pricing of other models as well. Here’s a rough conversion of the same into other currencies. However do note that official prices in different regions can be slightly lower or higher than the ones listed below.

ModelPrice (NTD, Taiwan)Price (USD)Price (INR)Price (PHP)
2.3Ghz + 32GB + 4GB RAM ( ZE551ML)8990$285₹17999₱12599
1.8Ghz + 32GB + 2GB RAM ( ZE551ML)6990$220₹13999₱9799
1.8Ghz + 16GB + 2GB RAM ( 720p display – ZE550ML)5990$190₹11999₱8499
1.6 Ghz +16GB +2GB RAM (5″ 720p display – ZE500CL)4990$160₹9999₱6999

Do the specifications, features and price of Zenfone 2 devices excite you enough? Let us know below 🙂

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199 Responses to Asus Zenfone 2: Specifications & Price of World’s First 4GB RAM Smartphone

  1. Ellina April 19, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    Please advise the official site where I can buy it after release. thank you

    • Narender Singh April 19, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      You need to contact local Asus channels because they’d be the best ones to comment on this.

      • Rajender Bhasin April 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

        I like the feachers of ZE 551 ML

  2. ChanderSharma April 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    I like all features of ZE 551ML.

  3. tsunapod April 21, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    how much zenfone 2 at PH? there’s many diff price on that phone like when i look at kimstore and lazada, at kimstore it cost 9K+ at lazada 10k+ omgggggg

  4. Niren Mohanta April 23, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    I Like this mobile

    • Narender Singh April 23, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

      It is available in India now 🙂

  5. tushar April 25, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    sasta karo

    • Narender Singh April 25, 2015 at 10:15 am #

      Jo hai, yahi hai bhai. Sasta na hone wala 😛

  6. b.x.nair April 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    availibility is the main problem…..for us

    • Narender Singh April 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      They say it will be available in India starting mid of May.

  7. Yogesh Saxena May 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    Want to buy zenfone 2 4gb ram with 32rom golden /white or blue but on best prices

    • Narender Singh May 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

      Other colors aren’t available yet.

    • manoj August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

      pone is good but price is high ,think is that .very good phone very quality phone have this much of price.good phone ,best camera,best,battery,best desighn.

  8. Yogesh Saxena May 12, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    As of now came to know Zenfone2 available in One colours in India..Why so why all other colours are not opened to Indian e-market.

  9. Rahul Dev May 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    I dont know how to do a recovery boot nor do I want to screw the phone.
    Take this fone back and give me a refund.
    It says camera has stopped responding.
    Asus launcher has stopped responding.
    Hangs the phone in a while.
    What good is it.
    The camera is not good,battery, no 3G connectivity speed.phone heats up as
    if its gonna blow.
    I put few drops of water on the back pannel and water drops get evaporated
    quickly. I dont want to be get killed by this phone. Free Ram is now 1gb
    only sometimes 2gb..

    dont buy this phone its a waste

    • Narender Singh May 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      Contact your seller or the Asus support.

  10. althaf June 13, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Is this phone good?how much does it cost?

  11. king anvesh June 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

    please can any body suggest me to buy Asus zenfone 2ze551ml 4gb ram 32gb ROM

  12. ali June 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    please provide all celphones in asus specifications and prices

  13. Vijoy Kar June 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    If I will purchase on line a Asus Zenfone2CE5500ml, this mobile can send or delivered to Manila, Philipines, of My friends
    How can send or delivery it.Your company delivered to Country of Philipines, Plz reply for how can book what side 7 deliver there.

  14. Shah Habib July 4, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

    I’m from Abudhabi, UAE, I want Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 64 Gb, how I get it?

    • Narender Singh July 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Please check with the local Asus stores there.

  15. swami b saraswati July 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    My dear et respected sir,I personally like the beautifully wonderful specifications of ausus zen2 with 4gb ram and 32 GB memory and cetera.I would like to have such a phone by online et free home delivery too.Pl guide me,thank u.om

    • Narender Singh July 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      It is available at Flipkart.com.

  16. thanks,many.om August 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    In some day or the other I would like to possess this amazing 4G ram ausus zen phone,my dear friend.om

  17. manoj August 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

    how can connect this phone to ubundu operating system

  18. Sibbu August 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Model Price (NTD, Taiwan) Price (USD) Price (INR) Price (PHP)
    2.3Ghz + 32GB + 4GB RAM ( ZE551ML) 8990 $285 ₹17999 ₱12599
    1.8Ghz + 32GB + 2GB RAM ( ZE551ML) 6990 $220 ₹13999 ₱9799
    1.8Ghz + 16GB + 2GB RAM ( 720p display – ZE550ML) 5990 $190 ₹11999 ₱8499
    1.6 Ghz +16GB +2GB RAM (5″ 720p display – ZE500CL) 4990 $160 ₹9999 ₱6999

  19. ankita tulsyan October 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    is asus zenfone 2 2 gb doesn’t provide earphone i hav bought it from flipkart

    • Narender Singh October 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

      No there are no earphones bundled with the phone. However you can purchase Asus Zenear earphones (~₹700) separately from other sites.

  20. Concern Citizen December 2, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    Please don’t this phone the battery drains fast and the heating issue still exist, intel based phone are no good.

    Try mediateck or snapdragon processor instead.

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