Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Unboxing; Initial Impressions

Asus launched the Zenfone 2 deluxe smartphone last week at Zenfone festival in Delhi. We were at the event, and we have already posted the hands-on of Zenfone selfie. Today we have got the zenfone 2 Deluxe the premium model among all the new launches, so here we are with unboxing and initial impressions of the smartphone. 

Box contents of the Zenfone 2 deluxe: 1-smartphone; USB cable; power adapter and user manuals. Once you open the box pack, you are welcomed by the smartphone itself sporting a huge 5.5-inches FHD(1980*1080p) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Next will be the regular USB cable, USB wall adapter with Asus branding and the AC adapter gives the output of 5V=2A current. Next up will be the user manual guides and warranty information. Now this being a review unit we didn’t have the earphones in it but a retail unit might have the earphones bundled. 

Upfront, as said above a huge 5.5-inches FHD display with three touch type capacitive buttons for back, home and recent apps, do note these buttons are not backlit so they don’t light up they are just coated with white color just like any other Asus smartphone. 5-megapixel front camera accompanied with a usual set of sensors and in-call speaker and Asus branding.  On Top is the power on/off button with 3.5MM audio jack. We the MicroUSB port on the button with the primary microphone. 

While the back is what makes the device so special, the crystal cut type design makes the device look even more premium than it already is which is made out of polygonal material and feels good while holding. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera with Dual Tone LED flash, Laser autofocus and volume rockers. 

On opening the back we have slots for SIM cards and micro-SD card but the 3,000mAh battery isn’t removable. The device is powered by Intel Atom Z3580 Soc clocked at 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor with 4GB Ram and 64GB internal storage out of which 54GB will be available for users. A 3,000mAh battery runs the show behind. 

Priced at Rs. 22,999 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant costs Rs. 29,999. It will go on sale exclusively from Flipkart and from offline retail stores across India starting from this month.