When Asus brought the Zenfone 2 to the United States earlier this year, the company offered two models: a $199 version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and a $299 model with 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage, and a slightly faster processor.
Now there’s another option: You can buy a $229 Zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
For the most part, the new model is just like the $199 version, except it has twice the RAM.
Other features include a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, dual SIM card slots, a microSDXC card reader, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
This model has a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 Moorefield processor, while the $299 model has a faster 2.3 GHz Atom Z3580 chip. In other words, if you want the best performance available form a Zenfone 2, you should pay for the more expensive model.
But if you want a model that has enough RAM to load 4 or 5 games into memory and allow you to switch back and forth between them, now you can save some money.
At $229, the Zenfone 2 might be one of the most affordable smartphones available with 4GB of RAM.