Among a plethora of Zenfones and other devices Asus introduced at ZenFestival, The Zenfone Deluxe lies at the the top, commanding a price of 22,999 INR. It is one of the most premium Zenfone model out there, and all credit goes to crystal like multifaceted polygonal finish.
Other specs and hardware are similar to top end Zenfone 2 model. The 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Display has full HD 1080p resolution and is powered by 2.3 GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3580 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage on the base variant. A 128 GB variant is also there for more demanding users, but you will have to shell out extra 7,000 INR for that.
Software is Android 5.0 Lollipop with feature and colour rich ZenUI. For photography, there is a 13 MP front camera with F/2.0 aperture, 5 element lens and real tone flash. The 5 MP selfie shooter also has a wide F/2.0 aperture lens. It is the same camera set up which we saw on Zenfone 2 ZE551 ML and you can expect more than decent quality photographs.
The 3000 mAh battery has an ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology for 60% capacity in just 39 minutes. Other features include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0,GPS, MicroSD card slot and Dual SIM card support.
The hardware is indeed powerful, but the main attraction here is the crystal finish back cover, which makes it standout from all other Zenfone models. In India, it will compete with phones like OnePlus 2, OnePlus One 64 GB, Gionee Elife S7 and Samsung Galaxy A8.
Key Specifications of Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe:
|Model||Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe|
|Display||5.5 inch Full HD IPS display|
|Processor||2.3 GHz quad core processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera|
|Battery||3000 mAh battery|
|Internal memory||64GB/ 128GB, Expandable|
|Dimensions and Weight||143 x 73 x 8.7 mm and 159 grams|
|Price||22,999 INR/ 29,999 INR|
The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML) comes in Illusion White, Illusion Blue and Illusion Red colour options and is priced at Rs. 22,999 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 29,999 for 128GB variant.