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Asus’s Zenfone 2 model came out in the US in two versions: there was the $199 version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and then there was the $299 version with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a processor than outranked the previous one.

However, now users can get their hands on the Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage at only $229. Because the Intel Atom SoC has been integrated in the Asus Zenfone 2 device, this particular factor makes the handset the ultimate choice when it comes to unlocked handsets. And now, with the new 16GB of storage and 4GB of RAM option available, the $229 price tag is definitely one deal you cannot pass up.

The new version of the Zenfone 2(Z3560) does have a slower Atom SoCs processor. But, with the Zenfone 2’s price sticker you will definitely get hooked on it right away. And because the handset comes packed with a microSD card slot, you can easily upgrade and enhance your storage space.

As far as specs are concerned, nothing is different from the $199 version, only the fact that the RAM has doubled.

Let us recall some of its specs and features:

  • Measures 5.5 inch.
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Connectivity wise it work with 3, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE.
  • Dual SIM card slot.
  • A microSDXC card reader.
  • A 13MP back end shooter and a 5MP front camera.

The Zenfone 2 (Z3560 version) has a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor, while the more expensive version (priced at $299) has a 2.3 GHz Atom Z3580 chip which is a lot faster. So, if you are interested in a great performance level, it’s best to get the pricier model of the Zenfone 2.