Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.0, 85° wide)
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML
Powered by Intel. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe is pretty well-equipped: Intel quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, dual-SIM and PixelMaster camera. Has the manufacturer created a convincing overall package?
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
Putting aside comparisons with the ZenFone 2, the Deluxe is a decent looking smartphone with good performance. Unfortunately, we aren't thrilled with the camera, and the user interface continues to be chock full of bloatware which is a serious blemish on an otherwise efficient system. For the similar pricing, devices such as the Honor 7 and OnePlus 2 offer a more rounded experience, with similar levels of performance, better features, better cameras and significantly better battery life. While the original ZenFone was a decent option at the time of its launch, the Deluxe feels dated and is outdone today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2015
Source: Hardware Secrets Archive.org version
Launched last year, the ZenFone 5 was intended to be a smartphone with great cost/benefit ratio. In that, it was successful. Now, ASUS launches this new device, the ZenFone 2, which is very superior to its predecessor, not even being a replacement or a competitor in market. While the ZenFone 5 is a mainstream smartphone, the ZenFone 2 is close, in terms of hardware, to the top shelf smartphones on the market, with a lower cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2015
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
So the Zenfone 2 Deluxe is an update of Asus' flagship phone only in looks but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It succesfully manages to make a plastic design feel a little more desirable without coming across as cheap and tacky. Along with an impressive specs list that's sill in tact and pricing that starts from around £230, this is an Android phone that's set up to punch well above its weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2015
Source: c't - Heft 14/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2016
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
Source: Turn On DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2015
Model: The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML is a smartphone preinstalled with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. It is equipped with an Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3 Ghz with OpenGL 3.0 support and 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. This smartphone has a PowerVR G6430 graphic chip for better mobile gaming. It has 128 GB eMMC flash storage, which is supplement by 5 GB free lifetime Asus web storage. The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML has dual sim dual feature, but the second SIM slot is only able to connect to 2G networks. Internet connectivity is possible via the first SIM's LTE network and the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter.
To support modern day GPS requirement, Asus included A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou feature. This smartphone has a primary 13 MP camera and a secondary 5 MP camera. Full HD videos can recorded with the primary camera and geo-tagging is available. Its 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen features a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and supports up to 16M colors. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it supports multi touch inputs. The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML was released in September 2015 and available in white or purple. Asus has included a 3000 mÁh non removable Li-Polymer battery in this model.
Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z3580: Quad-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 2.33 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
88.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.