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The Deluxe Edition is just a high spec Zenfone 2 with a Polygon design back


The ASUS Zenfone 2 offers a lot for your money, allowing anyone to own a 4GB RAM smart phone for a slightly more than RM1,000. If the brushed metal design on the Zenfone 2 doesn’t tickle you fancy, ASUS has introduced its Deluxe Edition that comes with a polygon back. The back cover is designed with over 500 tessellated triangles that gives a unique bumpy texture.

Essentially this is a high-spec ASUS Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM that comes with a fancy backcover and it even retains the same ZE551ML model nunmber. Instead of the standard 32GB and 64GB offering on the Zenfone 2, the Deluxe Edition is offered only in 64GB and 128GB storage capacities.


The front gets a 5.5″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and it runs on either a Intel Atom Quad-Core 2.3GHz Z3580 or a 1.8GHz Z3560 processor. It gets 4GB of LP-DDR3 RAM and its storage can be further expanded with microSD up to 128GB extra if required.

No surprises with the rest of the spec sheet as it retains the same 13MP main and 5MP front cameras as the Zenfone 2 and keeping the lights on is a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. The Zenfone 2 Deluxe also comes with dual-SIM with the first slot supporting 4G LTE connectivity. From its official announcement in India, the Deluxe will be priced from INR 22,999 which is about RM1,410. As comparison, our current high-spec Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at RM1,299.

If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our full review of the high-spec ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) that comes with 4GB RAM.

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Alexander Wong