ASUS ZenFone 2

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The ASUS ZenFone 2 may be priced at just $199 shipped, unlocked, but it’s definitely no slouch. Featuring a quad-core 1.8-GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5.5″ IPS full HD display covered in Gorilla Glass 3, a 13.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens, 5.0-megapixel front camera and 16GB of built-in storage. This handset The sports Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop with a custom ZenUI, which includes new gesture controls, like swiping the shape of the letter “e” to open your email, amongst other customization options. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

The 64-bit Intel Atom Super Quad-Core 22nm processor inside ZenFone 2 carefully balances brilliant performance and superb power efficiency, empowered by the sophisticated Silvermont architecture. Intel Exclusive 3D Tri-Gate Transistor offers almost three times (3X) more surface area as compared to planar transistors, enabling more electrons to flow when it in the ‘on’ state. It also improves the transistor switching performance which increases the computing performance and decrease the power leakage. More information.