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Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone

ASUS launched the ASUS ZenFone 2 family of smartphones to great acclaim. Here in Malaysia, more than 1,500 ASUS fans lined up to be the first to purchase and own one. It is, after all, the world's first smartphone to come with 4 GB of RAM and the latest 22 nm Intel Atom (Moorefield) quad-core processor. Yet they only cost between RM 599 and RM 1,299 (US$ 169-369)! No wonder they are selling like hot cakes.

ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML)

ASUS Malaysia kindly gave us the premium ZE551ML version of the ASUS ZenFone 2, which is just in time to cover our trip to Intel Penang for the Intel Intelligent Generations 2015 event. This ASUS ZenFone 2 model comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. You can check out the full specifications of this particular model in the table below. To check out the specifications of the other ASUS ZenFone 2 models, please click here.


5.5-inch Super Bright IPS Full-HD 1920x1080 with 178° wide view angle, 403ppi, Super Anti-Scratch Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with 20nm Oleophobic Anti-Finger Coating
Ultra-Sensitive touch panel with Glove Touch support, 60ms Touch Screen Response Time
Screen-to-body ratio of 72%
ZenMotion support Touch and Motion gesture command (including tap tap to wake up or sleep)


Intel® 64-bit Quad-Core Processor Z3580 (2.3GHz) with PowerVR Series 6-G6430 support OpenGL 3.2, Intel exclusive 3D Tri-Gate Transistor Technology


4GB RAM Dual Channel LPDDR3


• 32GB + Free 5GB ASUS WebStorage for Lifetime


• 13 MegaPixel Auto-Focus, Large Aperture f/2.0, 5-element Lens, Zero Shutter Lag, PixelMaster Camera for 400% Brighter Photo & Video with Blue Glass IR-filter, Zero Shutter Lag and Dual-Color Real Tone Flash for true-to-life photo (Rear)
5 MegaPixel Wide-angle (85-degree Field of View), Large Aperture f/2.0, 5-element Lens PixelMaster Camera, with 140-degree Selfie Panorama (Front)
Support Manual Mode (as in DSLR Camera)
Support 52 MegaPixel Super Resolution Mode


GSM / WCDMA Quad-Band for Worldwide Data Roaming (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz)
5 Laser Direct Structuring Antennas for Better Signal Reception
LTE Cat4 with Carrier Aggregation for download speed up to 250Mbps


802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band (802.11ac is 5x faster than 802.11n, up to 433Mbps), BT 4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (Near Field Communication) support
Super-Fast Wi-Fi Hotspot capability (Tethering)


Micro-USB (support OTG), 3.5mm Audio jack
Micro-SD card support up to 64GB


Support 5 different Satellite Navigation System - GPS / GNSS / QZSS / SBAS / Beidou (BDS)

Operating System

Latest 64-bit Android™ 5.0 Lollipop

SIM Card

Dual Micro-SIM support Dual Active (DSDA)
(Both SIM cards active, still can receive call when talking in another line)


152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 - 10.9mm  |  170g


• 3,000mAh Li-Polymer with BoostMaster support Fast Charging technology – charge up to 60% capacity in only 39 minutes (ZE551ML with 4GB RAM version)

User Interface

• Brand New ASUS ZenUI 2015 with over 1000+ software enhancements (What’s Next, ZenLink, ZenMotion, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid, Kids Mode, Snapview, One Hand Mode, Trend Micro™ Security, and many more)


Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient-light, Gyroscopic, Digital compass and Hall-effect sensors


Dual-Microphone with Noise Cancellation for best phone call quality
ASUS SonicMaster for better sound clarity and deeper bass
FM Receiver (Radio)


Playback MPEG-4 up to 1080p
Full HD Video recording 1080p at 30fps with video stabilization and one-touch still-capture facility
DivX, H.264, MPEG4, H.263, Xvid, 3gp

Service / Other Apps

PhotoCollage, PhotoEffects, MiniMovie, Google App, ASUS Sync, MyCloud, File Manager, MyLibrary, SuperNote
Themes (customize your ZenFone 2 theme from many different templates)
Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and WhatsApp Ready

Colour Options

Glacier Gray, Osmium Black, Glamour Red, Ceramic White, Sheer Gold with Premium Hairline Metallic Finish.

Now, let's unbox the new ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone!

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What's Inside The Box?

The ASUS ZenFone 2 comes in a compact retail box, with a label on the underside. As the box is a generic ZenFone 2 box and there are five ZenFone 2 models, it pays to check the label to make sure you are getting the right model. The most important specifications are its colour, processor model, RAM size and internal storage size. Be sure to check the seals to make sure they are not broken or cut.

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

The ASUS ZenFone 2 box actually consists of the outer sleeve and an inner white box. Just cut the three seals and slide the inner white box sideways, and you will find the ZenFone 2 sitting on top.

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Unboxing the ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) Smartphone

Removing the ZenFone 2 reveals a box underneath, containing the documents and accessories. When you remove everything, you should find the following items :Contest icon

  • One ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone
  • One ASUS BoostMaster charger with one plug adaptor and USB cable
  • One set of ASUS earphones with two sets of spare ear buds.
  • One ASUS ZenFone 2 User Guide and warranty card
  • One set of three serial number and IMEI stickers

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Unboxing The ASUS ZenFone 2


Introduction, Specifications
What's Inside The Box?


The ASUS ZenFone 2
The BoostMaster Charger
Earphones & Documents

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