The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review

Gadgets Review Guide is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This post contains affiliate links

 The Asus Zenfone 2 Review - My Personal Review
I purchased the ASUS ZenFone 2 recently and is so impressed with it that I had to share my experience with you all and write out a detailed review.  If I may have missed anything that you want to point out, do leave me a comment below.

It is a very slick phone with a very good camera too.  The Mega Pixel is 13MP for the back and 5MP for the front camera.  It is a unique phone as it doesn’t compare to the rest of the top smart phones on the market.

The price is not over the top at all for a phone of this great quality.  In-fact you can get one for $199 on Amazon and I know for a fact that you will not get it anywhere cheaper (maybe you can, but it will be a copy of the original).




I took some photos of this very sexy and well designed phone so take a look at it and tell me what you think of the design.  It is so glossy that when I took the photos I see my reflection in it…it also has a brushed metal finish with a circular detailing.

 The Asus Zenfone 2 Review - My Personal Review

One thing in particular that I like about the ASUS ZenFone 2 is how fast the battery charges and how long it lasts!  This is because the makers of the ZenFone  incorperated what is known as the ASUS BoostMaster into the phone that enables the ASUS ZenFone 2 to charge at double the speed than that of a normal smart phone.

The edges of the ZenFone 2 is ultra thin edges and feels very comfortable when you are holding it in your hands, it is a 5.5 inch revolutionary difference; the volume is located around the back of the phone which shows that this is not a phone which is trying to copy any other phone maker, but rather to stand out on its own, making a name for itself.

The version that I bought is an unlocked version which can be used in a lot of different countries all over the world.  The size of the SIM card is micro (same size as the iPhone 4s) it is also suited to use dual SIM card for those of you who want to carry two SIM cards at once in your phone so that you can switch phone lines if you wish.

Another great aspect of this ZenFone is the size of the memory, the size goes up to 64GB which by the way can hold a ton load of movies, songs and any other forms of media that you choose.

It is the world’s first smartphone with 4GB  of RAM (Random Access Memory) that is quite excessive for the avid movie lover.

The colors for the ASUS ZenFone comes in 4 different vibrant, beautiful colors.  These are:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Silver (The one that I got)

If you are a person who knows computer brands, you will realize that the ASUS brand makes computer, so as you may suspect, the ASUS ZenFone will be a very powerful smart phone as it features intel inside and the engineers behind the making of the phone will incorporate ideas that they have used in making their computers that by the way is doing very well in the desktop/laptop market.

The Apps are endless on this phone as you might have imagined.  The platform for this phone is google’s Andriod and if you are an Andriod user you will know that there will be a play store app where you will be able to download the apps that you like.

I like the simple apps that comes with it like the flashlight and the mirror.  They are quite easy to use and I think they brings out a lot in this phone.

YOU can buy many other phones on the market for 300, 400, 500 or even six hundred dollars that features the same specs like the ASUS ZenFone, so my question to you is why do you choose those more expensive phones when you can get a ZenFone for a fraction of the price that the more popular smartphones are selling for?The Asus Zenfone 2 Review - My Personal Review

Is is because you have not heard so much about the ZenFone?

I am not saying that you should not buy any other phone but the ZenFone; that would be ridiculous to say, but all I am saying is that if you can get the same value at a lesser price you may want to choose the lesser price and save yourself a buck or two.

Some Things I Didn’t Like About The ZenFone 2

There is one thing that I was disappointed about when I got my ZenFone, that was the fact that it does not come with an earphone, this model does not support coming with an earphone, it was a good thing that I always keep my beats headphone with me all the time.  So it turned out not so bad for me after all. 🙂

There is also a problem with the heating of the phone; if you are using it for an extended period of time, you will find that it really heats up (just like most devices that you use) so the best thing that I would suggest to combat this is just to give it a break from time to time.



So if you are in the market looking a good smart phone that is not going to break the bank, I would suggest that you get the ZenFone 2 for your needs.  You will be able to do on the phone what you can do with any other smart phone out there.

Take a look at some more photos below!






The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review

The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review

The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review

The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review


This has been my personal review of the ASUS ZenFone.  I hope you like it and if you have a personal experience with a ZenFone 2 and would love to share your experience with the world, why not leave your comments below.

Remember to check out my other review of more gadgets on Gadgets Review Guide and get inspired!


12 thoughts on “The Asus Zenfone 2 Review – My Personal Review”

  1. Thanks for this review of Asus Zenfone 2. I am thinking of getting a smart phone and I like the price of $199 from Amazon that you quoted.

    How long does the phone last without charging on continuous use would you say?
    I like that the specs are similar to other smart phones and has value (I like to save money 🙂 ). What smart phone is the Asus Zenphone comparable to? What is the warranty like?

    • Dinh,

      You will like this phone, and as you can see the price is great!

      This phone will last for like two days on continuous use after a full charge. The Asus Zenfone is not so similar to any other phone that I have used. I know that it uses the Android application and it is quite user friendly. The warranty is 12 months.

      Thanks for your questions.

  2. I typically don’t buy ASUS phones but I hear the excitement in your tone for this phone. So I will consider it the next time I’m in the market.

    Currently I have an LG Stylo, which from the back look similar to the ASUS. I like my Stylo but I miss my Samsung.

    Thanks for informing us and giving us another choice in phones.

    • The Zenfone I think will be a good choice if you are looking to change your phone soon. Both phones uses the Android application so you will be able to use it without any issues.

  3. Hi Jason

    When I saw the title of your post, I thought you would be reviewing a computer. As I know Asus as a computer brand. I was not impressed with that particular computer but this phone looks like a good one.

    You cannot beat the price for sure. And 64GB of memory? That is just crazy! You could store your whole life with that! I am in my heart an Apple girl and struggle adjusting to the Android system (I have a tablet that uses Android). But maybe for the right price I would.

    • Oh yea, Asus does make phones now and they are actually doing pretty well in the marketplace. The price is great at $199 and the memory is something to be happy about.

      I see that you are a Apple girl just like a lot of the folks that I know (myself included) but sometimes you just want to try something new for a change.

  4. hi Jason, To answer your question, I had never heard of the ASUS ZenPhone. I am glad that you wrote this article. So often we are caught up in the “big” name brands without thinking.

    The heating up is a bit of a concern, but perhaps the company would know what to do about that. This sounds overall like an excellent phone at an excellent price.

    • It is true that most people get caught up in the big name brands out there. There are some good phones on the market that are not Apple and Samsung. At the end of the day, people choose what they want in electronics.

      Thanks for your DaisyB.

  5. Hi,
    as my contract is up for renewal I found this post really interesting. You give a very good insight into the workings of the phone. I normally stick to IPhone but am thinking of trying something different.

    • Hi Mark,

      I like the IOS application as well, but I like to try new platforms and compare. I think this Asus Zenfone is good smart phone, especially if you are looking to save some extra $$.

      Hope you make a great choice on your next phone.

  6. Hey Jason,

    Thanks for posting this review. I am using a Zenfone 5 these days and i think its an awesome phone. Zenfone 2 also looks to be a great bet to go with. Whats you take on the sound quality of Zenfone series. I found this to be prob in Zenfone 5.

    • I have not encountered that problem with the ZenFone 2. The sound quality is quite good.

      You could try to first make sure that your phone sound profile is enabled on full volume when ringing, then use the phone as much as possible to bring down the battery to 15%.

      If it goes down to 15% there will be a low battery notification and a loud warning sound. After that loud warning sound you will hear the volume of the speaker has increased greatly or should I say back to the normal loud volume.

      Hope this helps you Chax.


Leave a Comment