ASUS ZenFone 2 (SIM Free/UK)
2014 saw a number of ZenFone models from ASUS, who are now updating the brand with the all-new ZenFone 2.
Powered by quad-core Intel technology for mobile, the ZenFone 2 is looking to pull in crowds with excellent value for money considering the high-end specification.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock
The ASUS ZenFone 2 is available from Clove both SIM free and completely unlocked so you can use a SIM card from on operator of your choice.
We have access to the UK speciifcation, which will be compatible across Europe and most other international territories (Rest of World customers are recommended to check the specifications and local provisions for full 3G/4G LTE network compatibility).
Reasons to buy Zenfone 2
- Android 5.0 Lollipop - the latest version of Android with ASUS ZenUI for simplified navigation
- 5.5" 720p or 1080p screen (subject to model) - over 70% screen to body ratio, incredible immersion
- 64-bit quad-core Intel CPU & 4GB RAM - an exceptional power and performance combinatio
- 13 MP main camera / 5 MP front camera - a great combination for explorers and selfie queens!
- Fast charging (60% in 40 mins) - top up faster!
Colour and memory variants
The Zenfone 2 is available in a range of colours including Black, White, Gold and Red.
Both 16GB/2GB RAM and 32GB/4GB RAM versions have been announced, which will have a different price.
- ASUS ZenFone 2 SIM Free
- Mains adapter
- USB cable
At 3.9mm thick at the edges, the Zenfone 2 is impossibly thin.
With an ergonomic arc design, the Zenfone feels comfortable in hand as well as looking elegant thanks to the ASUS concentric-circle design.
Running the Google Android operating system, version 5.0 (Lollipop) to be precise, you have full access to Google services such as the Play store, Gmail, Drive, Navigation and much more.
Android 5.0 also offers:
- Material design - a bolder, more colourful interface for Android
- A new power saving mode that can extend battery life by up to 90 minutes
- Better power management tools
- Improved notifications: respond from your lockscreen, or turn on priority mode to reduce them to the bare minimum. If you're watching a movie, notifications are automatically turned off and you're given the choice of whether or not to answer incoming calls.
- Multiple user accounts: have more than one sign-in for your phone or tablet. Previously this feature had been reserved for tablets only, but is now available for phones on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- Improved security against malware
- SmartLock: pair your Android with another trusted device and it will only unlock when the two are paired.
ASUS then skin the Android operating system for more freedom and expression. Named ZenUI it has 15 million active users and is constantly updated. Received the benefits of features including ZenMotion, SnapView and Trend Micro Security over and above the basic Android OS.
Personal and Business
So often our personal and work lives are intertwined. You may use a phone for work and a phone for your personal life. Whatever camp you are from the Zenfone 2 is suitable for both.
Standard connectivity options like Bluetooth and WiFi are present as is 3 and 4G connectivity for super fast internet connectivity on the go (subject to SIM, data plan and coverage).
GPS is in built too, so whether you need to navigate just a few streets away on foot or several hundred miles across the country you can.
The 5.5” touchscreen display great for anything from email to video content. A thin bezel also means a smaller profile and a 72% screen to body ratio.
A 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera, whatever the occasion both cameras are very capable. Of course the 5 element lens rear camera with an f2.0 aperture will give the best results.
Store on the internal 16GB of storage or share online to social networks, the choice is yours.
All these features are only any good if the battery holds up, thankfully the ASUS has a 3000mAh internal battery which should last you a working day.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Asus ZenUI|
|Make/Model||ZE551ML - Intel Atom Quad Code Z3580 (64 bit) 2.3GHZ / ZE550ML - Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560 (1.8GHz)|
|Other||PowerVR G6430 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||64 GB|
|RAM||2 / 4 GB|
|Capacity||16 / 32 GB|
|Type||Full HD IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~403 ppi) ZE551ML / 1280x720 on ZE550ML|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||2100, 1900, 1800, 1700, 850, 2600, 900, 800MHz (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 20)|
|Speed||LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, EDR|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||Micro USB (2.0), USB hosting|
|Power||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Autofocus and Dual LED flashlight|
|Other||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC player|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 player|
|Recording||1080p @ 30fps|
|Near Field Communication|
|Dimensions||152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm|
|Software||Google Services, Google Play,|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a micro SIM card.
A dual SIM model may be in production, at the tie of writing we are awaiting confirmation of the final UK specification.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE frequencies (TBC).
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area
Does this phone have a removable battery?