Asus Zenfone 2 has five variants that will confuse the hell out of you

Zenfone 2 ZE550ML : Available In Ready Stock Only In Asus Authorized Dealer Idris Electronics Raipur


Four out of the five variants have a lot of things in common — the dimensions are exactly the same, 5.5-inch display, expandable memory card slot, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front facing cameras, a 3,000mAh battery, LTE, dual-SIM and other connectivity options. All five of them however run on Android Lollipop out of the box.

While the phones might look and feel the same, there are some key differences that would have a massive impact on the user experience. To make things matter more confusing, the five variants of the Zenfone 2 have just three model numbers to differentiate — ZE551ML, ZE550ML and ZE500CL.

The ZE551ML is the top-end model for the Zenfone 2. It comes in three variants that can be easily differentiated with their internal storage. The most expensive one of them has 64GB that comes with 4GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor.

It is followed by the 32GB variant that also has 4GB of RAM but a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor. The basic variant has 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and the same processor as the 32GB variant.

The ZE550ML too flaunts a 5.5-inch display, but at a lower 720p resolution, and is powered by the 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The handset also features 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The cheapest variant is smaller (71.5×148.1×10.9mm) than the others (77.2×152.5×10.9mm) because it flaunts a 5-inch HD display. Also differentiating it from the other variants is the processor (1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor), cameras (8-megapixel/2-megapixel), battery (2,500mAh), and single-SIM card slot.

While Asus has all but confirmed that it will be launching the Zenfone 2 variant with 4GB of RAM in India, it will be interesting to see if it launches the other variants as well. A detailed comparison table follows.

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