Editors Liked

  • Interesting design, dualSIM storage expansion via microSD, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage
  • Price, Performance, Audio quality, ZenUI, microSD support, Dual Active SIM
  • Snappy and rare highend Intel processors and plenty of RAM. Handy gestures can launch specific apps from standby. Fully customizable skin. Ultracheap, considering what you get. Comes with 5GB of free cloud storage forever, and 100GB of Google Drive storag
  • Appealing low price, Fast, lagfree performance, Asus' software allows deep customization
  • Good build quality and sleek design, Great price, Excellent battery life, Good UI with handful of features, Lots of internal storage (64GB) and RAM (4GB), Fast charging, DualSIM card support
  • Great display, Enjoyable ZenUI overlay, Great design and build quality, Solid overall performance, Fantastic $299 price point unlocked
  • Aggressive $199/$299 price, Deep & thought out ZenUI experience, DualSIM, Speedy recharging time, Camera can take some nice looking HDR photos
  • Fast, smooth operating system Powerful Intel Atom processor Tons of RAM Display has really wide viewing angles Long battery Dual SIM cards
  • Amazingly fast and powerful for the price. Good camera. Dual SIMs. Lots of memory
  • Attractive design, Massive 4 GB of RAM, Fast system performance, 1080p IPS display with high contrast, DualSIM support, Rigid chassis, Clear speaker and reception
  • Flagship-level performance and 4GB of RAM, Micro SD storage with two micro-SIM slots, Solid performance, Robust camera features, Just $299 unlocked
  • The Asus ZenFone 2 delivers smooth performance, an impressive lowlight camera, and has a clean featurerich UI. The 5.5inch screen is sharp and bright
  • Amazing Performance, Great Price, Feature Packed, Good updates
  • Ergonomic design, Loaded internals, Expandable storage, DualSIM support with compatibility for 4G networks (on the primary SIM slot)
  • Great build quality, Bright and vivid screen, Fast charging technology, Customizable UI, Fantastic performance, MicroSD expansion, Affordable, 4 GB of RAM

Editors Didn't Like

  • Comparatively high color deviations, battery integrated, even though the rear cover can be removed, wobbly volume rocker at the back, rear cover made of simple plastic, Android buttons not illuminated
  • Ergonomics, Display brightness
  • Large bezels, poor choice of materials, and too large of a body. So much plastic! Heavy, hard to work with one hand. Capacitive buttons are not illuminated. Comes with a ton of redundant apps that are a chore to get rid of
  • Disgusting amount of bloatware, Camera falls apart outside of ideal conditions, Generic design with bad button layout
  • Impractical design, Low maximum screen brightness, Comes with a lot of preinstalled bloatware
  • Battery life, Middling graphics performance, Lackluster camera
  • Conventional looking design, Call quality can be challenging, Not as smooth with gaming, Thin sounding speaker quality
  • Weak camera, Weird power button location Outdated ZenUI launcher Somewhat bulky design Display isn't bright enough
  • Big and heavy. Dim screen. Heavy Android skin. Too much bloatware
  • Faux brushed metal; Plastic and polycarbonate materials, Thicker than competing 5.5inch models, Below average battery life, Average display brightness, No CDMA version, Soft pictures from camera, No USB 3.0 or MHL, Nonremovable battery
  • Mediocre battery life, Weak speakers, Awkward power-button placement, A bit heavy
  • The phone has a cheap bulky feel and an unintuitive button layout. Its nonswappable battery delivers only decent life. The price is too high for its aboveaverage capabilities
  • Camera is hit and miss, Not the most stylish
  • Average battery, ZenUI subdues Material Design language
  • Mediocre battery, Average camera, Weak speaker