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the zen 2 may not be the most "powerful" phone available.. but its good and heres why:

*has many options that non-rooted phones do not offer, such as access to startup menu and the ability to remove ANY pre-installed app that comes on the phone.

*dual-SIM .. not a huge sell point for all.. but

*good screen and battery - there are superior choices available.. again, for plenty more $$

*factory unlocked models - I have purchased and setup 2x different models now, both international versions; both fines running flawless on different networks (1x on Tmo and 1x on ATT)

*Android 5.0 native


 For the price, you cant beat it with a stick.. and other available options that fit the price range, clearly fall short in my opinion. I also own a S4, Note 2 and S6.. I would venture to say the Zen2 is comparable to a Note2 without the stylus in terms of performance and size, though much much better with battery life.

When I had the Zen 2, only some of the bloatware could be removed. Most of it had to stay. It's not a terrible phone, far from it. And given the options, it may be the best. I would recommend a case. The back panel scratches and dents super easy and is wicked slippery. Mine constantly fell out of my pocket until I finally got a case on it. No, the Asus is not a bad phone.
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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post

the zen 2 may not be the most "powerful" phone available.. but its good and heres why:

*has many options that non-rooted phones do not offer, such as access to startup menu and the ability to remove ANY pre-installed app that comes on the phone.

*dual-SIM .. not a huge sell point for all.. but

*good screen and battery - there are superior choices available.. again, for plenty more $$

*factory unlocked models - I have purchased and setup 2x different models now, both international versions; both fines running flawless on different networks (1x on Tmo and 1x on ATT)

*Android 5.0 native


 For the price, you cant beat it with a stick.. and other available options that fit the price range, clearly fall short in my opinion. I also own a S4, Note 2 and S6.. I would venture to say the Zen2 is comparable to a Note2 without the stylus in terms of performance and size, though much much better with battery life.

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When I had the Zen 2, only some of the bloatware could be removed. Most of it had to stay. It's not a terrible phone, far from it. And given the options, it may be the best. I would recommend a case. The back panel scratches and dents super easy and is wicked slippery. Mine constantly fell out of my pocket until I finally got a case on it. No, the Asus is not a bad phone.

What do you think about the camera? It's better than S5 Mini? Because I love that camera
post #13 of 19
Camera is mediocre, Z2 review
another review

as for the 3000 mah it looks good on paper , but there´s different quality batteries that´s normally where companies cheap out on, the battery , also depends on hardware dual/ quad /octa , software, OS / skins and how well they´re optimized. and screenRes and type etc
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Have you taken a look at the OnePlus X?
Looking to be darn good for $250 (Androird Authority Hands On), only caveat of course is you need to get an invite to buy one (on the list myself - this is a perfect upgrade for a fam member with a Moto G IMO).
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That´s a nice phone for the money there candy_van , but I think Op has to take his phone back to Worton (B & M overr here)
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Camera is mediocre, Z2 review
another review

as for the 3000 mah it looks good on paper , but there´s different quality batteries that´s normally where companies cheap out on, the battery , also depends on hardware dual/ quad /octa , software, OS / skins and how well they´re optimized. and screenRes and type etc

Isn't it better than S5 Mini? (camera)
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Have you taken a look at the OnePlus X?
Looking to be darn good for $250 (Androird Authority Hands On), only caveat of course is you need to get an invite to buy one (on the list myself - this is a perfect upgrade for a fam member with a Moto G IMO).
My store doesn't sell One Plus X mad.gif
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Not sure about the s5 mini.
The Zen has an update for the camera , which seems to have helped a bit.

http://forums.androidcentral.com/asus-zenfone-2/511697-asus-zenfone-2-camera-pictures.html#post4383281
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Not sure about the s5 mini.
The Zen has an update for the camera , which seems to have helped a bit.

http://forums.androidcentral.com/asus-zenfone-2/511697-asus-zenfone-2-camera-pictures.html#post4383281

Looks nice ! I'm really between Idol 3 and Zenfone 2
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Here´s a side by side ,http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Asus-ZenFone-2,Alcatel-OneTouch-IDOL-3-5.5/phones/9050,9276

I like the gorilla glass on the zen , but not sure if the Atom will use moor power than the snapdragon.
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