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ASUS ZenFone 2 PH prices finally revealed!

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Last weekend, ASUS finally launched the ZenFone 2 in the Philippines at the World Trade Center.  And if you have been following us on Facebook, then you already know that the company has also announced the official prices of the highly anticipated smartphone.

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ASUS PH has released two variants in the Philippines , namely the ZE500CL and the ZE551ML. The ZE500CL is the entry-level unit and  touts a 5 inch 720p HD screen, a 1.6 GHz Intel Z2560 and 2 GB of RAM.

The ZE500CL is the 5.5 inch full HD variant that comes with a 2GB/16GB, 4GB/16GB, and 4GB/32GB configurations. It comes with a bigger and better 5.5 inch full HD screen, faster 64 bit Intel Z3580/Z3560 quad core processors and a brighter PixelMaster camera.

Finally, official prices!

We were mostly speculating on the prices based what was announced in Jakarta, and surprisingly, they are not far off, if not cheaper, than their Indonesian counterparts. So without further adieu, here are the much awaited prices of the ASUS ZenFone 2.

  • ZenFone 2 ZE500CL, 1.6 GHz Intel ZE2560 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage retails for Php 7,995
  • ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, 1.8 GHz Intel ZE3560 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage retails for Php 9,995
  • ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, 2.3 GHz Intel ZE3580, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retails for Php 13,995 
  • ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, 2.3 GHz Intel ZE3580, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage retails for Php 14,995

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In my opinion, the best value ZenFone 2 here is the 64GB variant, which is just a grand higher than the 32GB one. It has all the bells and whistles of the rest of the versions, but with bigger storage. But if you don’t mind having less RAM, then the 5.5 inch ZE551ML 2GB/16GB variant is a close second.

Accessories

ASUS PH also wowed the crowd with their list of accessories for the ZenFone 2. And to our surprise, the prices are again within striking distance. Best part about this is that these work with other brands as well (we tried in Indonesia).

  • View Flip Cover Deluxe; Php 995
  • ZenPower power bank; Php 795
  • Lolliflash; Php 495
  • ZenFlash; Php 995

Personally, I like the ZenFlash.

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Launch

The ZenFone 2’s launch was a sweet success, that rivaled the one in Indonesia. We were treated with various setups that highlighted the strengths and functionality of the smartphone. The highlight of the show, of course, was the ZenFone 2 and the announcement of it’s price. Everyone was surprised that it was much lower than anticipated.

Event Photos:

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ASUS ZenFone 2  ZE500CL key specs:

  • 5-inch super-bright IPS display (1280 x 720); Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.6 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z2560 Multi Core Processor w/ Hyper Threading
  • 2GB RAM 64-bit dual-channel LPDDR3
  • 16GB of storage (+microSD support up to 64GB)
  • 8MP main auto-focus camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE Cat3, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • 2,500 mAh lithium-polymer (non-removable)
  • ASUS ZenUI 2.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Dimensions: 148.1 mm x 71.5 mm x 10.9 mm

ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML key specs:

  • 5.5-inch super-bright IPS display (1920 x 1080; 403ppi)
  • 1.8 GHz /2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580/Z3560 Quad Core Processor
  • PowerVR Series 6 – G6430 with OpenGL 3.2 support
  • 4GB RAM 64-bit dual-channel LPDDR3
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB, ASUS WebStorage 5GB (lifetime)
  • 13MP main Auto-Focus PixelMaster Camera, large aperture f/2.0, 5-element lens
  • 5MP front PixelMaster camera with 85 degree field of view, large aperture f/2.0,5-element lens
  • Dual Micro-SIM support with Dual SIM Dual Active
  • 4G LTE Cat4, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC support (ZE551ML model)
  • 3,000mAh lithium-polymer; ASUS BoostMaster fast-charging technology
  • ASUS ZenUI 2.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop

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17 Comments

  1. RichardFloresVerdera Reply

    hi there! is there a ZenFone 2 ZE551ML, 2.3 GHz Intel ZE3580, 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage? if there is what is the exact price? thanks alot 😀

  2. Pj Lee Hok Reply

    hi, went to several stores posted by ASUS PHIL . they dont have the ZF2 64gb 4gb ram gold, or if they do have, it doesnt carry the asus warranty and is higher than the 15k SRP . hope you can help me find one thanks

  3. TechnoBaboy Reply

    According to ASUS Philippines, all units are now available nationwide 🙂

  4. Duke Anastacio Reply

    alam ko.. nung nag presscon.. haha now ko lang naisip mag tag.. haha

  5. Duke Anastacio Reply

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