Comparison: ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition vs Zenfone 2 Deluxe

ASUS launched a new member of the Zenfone family with a whopping large storage and a distinct design that is similar to their ROG computers. What is the difference between the new Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition and the already capable Deluxe version? Find out in the quick comparison below.


ASUS ZenFone Deluxe Special EditionASUS ZenFone Deluxe
5.5" IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401ppi5.5" IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor
PowerVR G6430PowerVR G6430
128GB internal storage128GB internal storage
Up to 128GB microSDUp to 128GB microSD
13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera f/2.0 w/ real-tone flash13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera f/2.0 w/ real-tone flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM / Dual StandbyDual SIM / Dual Standby
LTE Cat6LTE Cat4
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
FM RadioFM Radio
3,000mAh Li-Po battery3,000mAh Li-Po battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UIAndroid 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UI
152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm

Since it’s under the Deluxe line of Zenfone, it’s posed higher than their former offerings. It’s definitely obvious that the back cover received a cosmetic makeover but internally, not much has changed.

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With the Special Edition, you’d get a slightly better processor running at 2.5GHz versus 2.3GHz of the regular Deluxe and this time, if 128GB internal storage is not enough, ASUS is throwing in an additional 128GB microSD for a total of a whopping 256GB. That’s already matching a notebook’s storage capacity. Also, it has a faster LTE Cat6 radio, but speeds are still carrier dependent.

The newest member of the ever-growing Zenfone family is priced at Php20,995 (Php3K more expensive than the standard Deluxe) and comes with two special back covers — Carbon Night and Drift Silver. It will be available by the 2nd week of January 2016. You may check our hands-on and initial benchmarks here.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

2 Responses

  1. Avatar for MrX MrX says:

    3k difference for a slightly higher clock speed and a carbon fiber back cover? :3

  2. Avatar for Easy E Easy E says:

    Zenfone umay! Sino pa ang masasabik sa zenfone 3?

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