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Among the several variants of the Zenfone 2, the brand has announced to release three models here, two of which are expected to be the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. If you are eagerly waiting for these phones to reach Indian shores, let’s compare the features of these devices in this ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML vs ZE551ML showdown.
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML Vs ZE551ML: Comparing two of the best Zenfone smartphones
Design & Display
Design-wise, the ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and ZE551ML, both look premium devices with a plastic back that emulates brushed steel. Since they are phablet territory devices, they are a bit thick with a 10.9mm waist, but are pretty light-weight at 170grams. Both offer 5.5-inch displays with layers of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. However, the Zenfone ZE551ML offers better colour reproduction with a full HD resolution screen, the Zenfone ZE550ML on the other has HD resolution display.
Processor and RAM
The Zenfone 2 ZE550ML is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, further supported by a PowerVR G6430 graphics processing unit and a whopping 4GB of RAM. The Zenfone 2 ZE551ML on the other hand utilises a more powerful 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 CPU, aided by a PowerVR G6430 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
The Zenfone 2 ZE550ML comes with 16GB of flash memory, while the Zenfone ZE551ML is being offered in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal memory models. Both the variants have a microSD card slot to expand the memory further.
Software and Camera
The Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and ZE551ML, both run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with the overlay of ASUS ZenUI that brings a handful of additional software features. Both the Zenfone 2 models are equipped with 13MP PixelMaster primary cameras with autofocus and LED flash, and 5MP wide-angle PixelMaster secondary shooters.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and ZE551ML, both support India’s 4G LTE networks, and come with dual-SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro-USB, and A-GPS. Both are powered by a healthy non-removable 3,000mAh battery, and support BoostMaster fast charging via an optional adapter.
The ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML vs ZE551ML showdown has revealed that they are not really much different to each other. They offer different processors, amount of RAM, internal memory, and display resolutions. As far as the prices are concerned, the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML recently went on sale in Taiwan at a starting price of Rs 12,000, the ZE551ML on the other hand retails starting at Rs 18,000.
Looking on the success of the previous Zenfones in India, the brand is expected to price these devices aggressively in the country.
Well, which one of these Zenfone 2 model have caught your attention, share in the comments.
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