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 Edition||ASUS ZenFone Deluxe|
|5.5" IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401ppi||5.5" IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|2.5GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3590 quad-core processor||2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor|
|PowerVR G6430||PowerVR G6430|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|128GB internal storage||128GB internal storage|
|Up to 128GB microSD||Up to 128GB microSD|
|13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera f/2.0 w/ real-tone flash||13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera f/2.0 w/ real-tone flash|
|5-megapixel front-facing camera||5-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Dual SIM / Dual Standby||Dual SIM / Dual Standby|
|LTE Cat6||LTE Cat4|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|FM Radio||FM Radio|
|3,000mAh Li-Po battery||3,000mAh Li-Po battery|
|Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UI||Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UI|
|152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm||152.5 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.
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.