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Asus Zenfone 2, phone of the year.

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http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/overview/

5.5" 1080p IPS screen, 2 gigs of ram, 64 bit quad core intel CPU, 4G LTE, wireless AC, 13mp camera, 3000mah battery, android lollipop. All of this for ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE DOLLARS UNLOCKED.

I have no clue how they are making money on this phone, but i dont care i am buying one the day they are for sale (sometime in march apparently). There will also be a 720p version for cheaper, and a model with 4gb's of ram for a bit more.

This thing makes the moto g (the previous "budget phone king") look like a relic in comparison).
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I had a Padfone2 for almost a year... it was a great thing, i really loved it until the quality problems begun to show themselves...
After about 5-6 months dropping signal, poor reception, dust in the camera, speaker with distorted sound, random freezes...

Then there was the servicing... Had to bring it back to the store, where they told me, that sendin in the repair center is 2-3 days, checking whats wrong another 2-3 days, then they send an answer that i will probably only get it back in 5 weeks, because the replacement parts have to be shipped in... Almost 6 weeks without. Then i got it back, and just 2 minutes later i already had dust in the camera again... gave it in for a Note3 immediately. This is working since a year now...

I had to get samsung to replace the note3's display once, because their window flipcover leaved a mark on the oleophobe layer. The service van was at MY PLACE the next day, and the guy replaced the whole display in about 20 minutes. Now something like such a service matters, when you work, not just play with your phone... and lets be honest, all phones do fail sooner or later somehow...

TL;DR: i do sign it, the Zenfone is a nice phone... so is the new Padfone S too. Or the new Zenbook series. Or the transformers... but.. without proper RMA processing, and customer care, i will just stick with Samsungs Premium service... Without arguing about if its a better device or not....
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Zenfone 2 is a really nice device. However, I don't like intel processors too much as it gets less support than MediaTek's or Qualcomm's processors. Also, the GPU that Zenfone 2 has is a llitle outdated - it was used in iPhone 5S.
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Zenfone 2 is a really nice device. However, I don't like intel processors too much as it gets less support than MediaTek's or Qualcomm's processors. Also, the GPU that Zenfone 2 has is a llitle outdated - it was used in iPhone 5S.

So you would rather spend 3x the money on a phone with similar specs/capabilities? Not exactly sure what you mean by less support, if its in the google play store it will work with the device lol.
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Also i think you are wrong about the GPU thing, check this:

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/asus-zenfone-2-phones-benchmarked-on-antutu-on-par-with-flagships/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asus-zenfone-2-phones-benchmarked-on-antutu-on-par-with-flagships

Phone benchmarks are really stupid as are the the people that use them, but this just shows the zenfone is at least in the ballpark with the current flagship phones (which is just silly considering the price difference).
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Definitely snatching mine as soon as they release. I wouldn't mind going for 4GB ram variant, either.
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