The Asus Zenfone 2 is a low-cost smartphone with surprisingly strong specs. Asus offers a $299 model with 4GB of RAM, a 5.5 inch full HD display and a powerful Intel Atom Moorefield processor and a $199 model with half the RAM and a slightly less powerful chip.
Want something smaller and cheaper? Now Asus is also offering the Zenfone 2E in the United States.
It’s a $120 smartphone for AT&T‘s GoPhone pre-paid wireless service.
The Asus Zenfone 2E is basically the American version of the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500CL which is available in other markets.
The phone features entry-level specs, including:
- 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display
- Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage
- 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras
- 2,200 mAh battery
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE
- Micro SIM card
Asus is currently offering the phone at some Walmart and Target locations. It’ll be available from AT&T starting July 24th. And it hits Best Buy in August.
All told, if you’ve got a little more money to spend, the $199 model is a much better phone, with a faster processor, more memory and storage, and a higher-resolution display. But it does cost more.