It’s certainly odd to see ASUS going with Qualcomm chips for the new Zenfone 2 devices, especially after touting so much that their original Zenfone 2 smartphones had Intel inside. Is it better with Snapdragon chips, or would you rather stick with Intel’s Atom processor?
It’s hard to tell right off the bat, as these phones are actually quite different in many other ways. That is really what we wanted to focus more on for this comparisons. I mean, these phones are so different ASUS may as well had named the new versions Zenfone 3.
How are the Zenfone 2 phones different?
Let’s start by running you through the main specs which make these phones different. The obvious difference is, of course, the processors packed inside these new Zenfone 2 smartphones. Some of the new phones use a Snapdragon 410 chip, while other more powerful ones tout the Snapdragon 615.
This should make a big difference compared to the previous Intel Atom chips, but let’s just say both can offer good experiences. The alterations go way beyond the choosing of a processor.
Turn the device around and you will see a whole new configuration. The new Zenfone 2 comes with laser auto-focus! Getting a bit too familiar with LG, right? Either way, this should make your shots much faster and focus more precise.
The panel in the new phone also seems brighter, even if the resolution is lower (720 vs 1080p in the older Zenfone 2). This would be a major downside, by the way, but we are hearing ASUS is getting ready with a version that offers a 1080p screen. What a relief!
By the way, there is also now a bigger version that carries a massive 6-inch screen. Just in case you are looking for something a little bigger.
I would say this is more than a minimal upgrade. I mean, any other manufacturer would have simply called this phone series something else. I am glad ASUS is committed to the Zenfone 2 line-up. They continue to improve upon it and this is proof of it. Just because a phone is affordable, it doesn’t mean it has to be disposable.