ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML hands-on preview [video]

asus zenfone 2 deluxe preview first impressions video cover
asus zenfone 2 deluxe preview first impressions video cover

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – Following the success of the Zenfone 2, ASUS debuted the Zenfone 2 Deluxe at the ZenFestival Manila 2015 held Makati Saturday.

At the event, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen revealed that ASUS ranked #1  in the Philippines for smartphone sales in the 5.5-inch category.

BUY: ASUS ZenPower (P795) from Lazada

He profusely thanked all Filipinos in the vernacular, saying “Maraming salamat po,” and proceeded to delight the crowd by giving away an ASUS Zenpower power bank to everyone in attendance.

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen
ASUS CEO Jerry Shen

Three other new Zenfone models were also unveiled to the general public: the ASUS Zenfone Selfie, ASUS Zenfone Max, and the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser.

READ: ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser review

The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe is virtually a top-of-the-line variant of the ASUS Zenfone 2. It sports a quad-core 2.3 GHz Z3580 Intel Atom CPU and 4 GB memory.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Illusion Polygon Blue and Illusion Smooth Pink
ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Illusion Polygon Blue and Illusion Smooth Pink

ASUS also bumped its internal storage to 128 GB, however the most striking difference on the Zenfone 2 Deluxe is the new crystal back cover.

Available in white, pink, purple, the hard plastic back cover is made up of over 500 tessellated triangles, creating a unique, visually striking appeal guaranteed to make heads turn.

The feel of holding it in your hands it is an entire story by itself. We created a short video to share this experience with you. Hit play to watch our 2-minute hands-on preview on the ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe.

BUY: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML on Lazada

The ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe is available at the standard retail price of 17,995 PHP.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML technical specifications

Description ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML
Dimensions 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm (6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 in)
Weight 170 g
Display 5.5″ IPS LCD @ 192 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi) + Gorilla Glass 3
OS Google Android 5 (Lollipop) + ASUS ZenUI
Chipset Z3580 Intel Atom
CPU 2.3/1.3 GHz Quad-core
GPU PowerVR G6430
Memory 4GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
Expansion microSD, up to 64 GB
Camera 13 MP main (f/2.0 autofocus + dual LED flash); 5MP front (85 degree wide angle lens)
Battery 3000mAh Prismatic battery (non-removable)
Features Bluetooth 4.0
Price 17,995.00 PHP

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