Last Saturday, ASUS probably did the biggest launch we've seen in the Philippine tech scene. They just announced the jaw dropping prices of the ZenFone 2's and their accessories.


ZenFone 2 PH Launch Official Prices (Phones And Accessories)
ZenFone 2
Now here's the list of prices and specs...


ZenFone 2 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 inches PS LCD, 1920×1080 pixels, 403ppi
  • Processor: 2.33 / 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 64-bit quad-core
  • GPU: 533 MHz Intel HD 
  • RAM: 2 GB / 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM
  • ROM: 16 GB / 64 GB internal storage
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Dual Color Real Tone Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: Li-Po 3,000 mAh 
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Asus Zen UI
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 4 150Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with aGPS support
  • SIM: Dual-SIM, Dual-LTE
  • Price: PHP 9,995 (2 GB RAM, 1.8 GHz, 16 GB), PHP 13,995 (4 GB RAM, 2.3 GHz, 32 GB), PHP 14,995 (4 GB RAM, 2.3 GHz, 64 GB)

ZenFone 2 ZE500CL Specs

  • Display: 5- inches HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Intel Z2560 Atom dual core processor
  • GPU: 533 MHz Intel HD 
  • RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM
  • ROM: 16 GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: Li-Po 3,000mAh 
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Asus Zen UI
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 4 150 Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. AGPS support, Single SIM
  • Price: PHP 7,995

Zen Accessories

  • ZenPower - PHP 795
  • Lolliflash - PHP 495
  • ZenFlash - PHP 995
  • ViewFlip - PHP 995

Given those pricing, the ZenFone 2 is hands down the best bang per buck device you can get in the country. The 4 GB RAM model can easily beat most 2014 flagship device and can compete very well with the 2015 flagships at a midrange price. Other than that this handset is probably one of the most feature packed smartphone we've seen. The Zen accessories also boast that very attractive prices.

What's missing in that launch is the price of the 128 GB variant of the ZenFone 2 which is now available via PC Corner for PHP 20,990. The good news here is when we asked an ASUS executive if they'll officially release that variant is they said "Secret" that could mean "Yes" as per my interpretation. ASUS also hinted in the ZenFone Zoom might also arrive here soon.

What's important now is the game changing, powerful yet innovative ASUS ZenFone 2 is now readily available in the country with good warranty. Congrats to ASUS Philippines to their successful launch. Cheers!
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