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Attention Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Micheal Schumacher your phone is here…Vroom!

Fast forward a bit…

I was at IOI City Mall and there was a Maxis booth, while looking at the new 1GB RM8 Fast Internet package, the salesgirl were pushing me with a few Samsung phone.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 and the Note 5.

Salesgirl: Buy this la sir, this is very popular. Large storage 32GB.

Me: Wuttt? 32 GB? That is not big.

Salesgirl: Internal memory 32 GB is very big sir.

Me: Ohh, does it comes with Micro SD slot? (acting dumb, duhh)

Salesgirl: No, it doesn’t.

Me: Nah, its too small for me.

Salesgirl: Ohh, how big is yours (the phone storage la).

Me: Mine is very big (again, the phone storage la). I’m having 128GB internal and another 128GB memory card was included.

Salesgirl: Wow, that’s a very big! What phone is that?

Jeng jeng jeng (got opening thrilling sound effect a bit).

Took out my ASUS Zenfone2 Deluxe Special Edition.

Then show off a bit the back carbon fiber.

Me: It comes with carbon fiber back cover, 4 GB RAM, 128GB Internal and 128GB memory card included, and extra back cover, 13.1MP camera and 5.5 inch phone.

Salesgirl: That’s nice, how much is it?

Me: Retail price is RM1,799.

Then, she seem very interested in the phone (not me of course, not as handsome, sexy and huge as the phone):p

Later I bought one prepaid sim card from her.

Cmon, after goreng about my phone, have to buy something from her kan? Huehuehue 😀

ASUS Zenfone2 Deluxe: The very very huge…storage phone.”

With a storage of 256GB, kau ada?

Something you can always brag to your friends especially those with build in tiny 16/32 GB internal memory with no memory slot.

Even for 64GB you can look at their face and say, “What…64GB?”.

Bila lagi nak show off right?

Love the feeling man, love it.

Mastercard advertisement state: RM1,799 on the Mastercard, swipe swipe.

Bragging rights…priceless.

A friend of mine ask this question, “What are you going to do with the huge memory?”.

I said. “Well son, I can download torrent movie, K-Drama whole series, Full HD MTV, lots and lots of large games, take picture as much and don’t have to worry about it” :)

I was at WellLink Mobile finding back cover for my Zenfone2 Laser 6-inch and Tempered Glass.

The seller saw I was using the Zenfone 2 Deluxe.

Then he asked me where I get it, as he informed me they only get few set and it’s sold out everywhere.

Fast forward ended… :)

The Feel & Comparison

 

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I am currently a Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL user and start using the Zenfone 2 Deluxe for this review.

Here are my impression on the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition.

Truly love the carbon fiber back cover, it is very sexy (at least to men).

Size of the phone is good enough and surprisingly the camera outperform the Laser series in terms of quality in lowlighting, indoor but Zenfone Laser camera focus is faster.

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I didn’t expect that actually (a better camera from Laser series).

The phone was very very fast, I feel like I’m using a super sport car…err, I mean phone.

Never ever did I felt lag with this phone.

I have the chance show to my bro who is a Samsung Note 5 user, show him how fast is the phone.

Also he is a car lover, so the carbon fiber really did impress him and of course the huge memory.

Other difference with my current phone, certainly Laser 6 got huge screen size.

It’s faster, sexier, nicer camera, and unexpectedly the battery last pretty long for an Intel high performance chipset.

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Wait, forgot about gaming.

It’s really fast! Gamers, your dream phone is here.

Why does I compare this to a sport car, especially the Koenigsegg?

Well, with the carbon fiber finishing really catches my eyes.

Fast like a jet fighter, sport super car feeling with the phone.

Try it or buy it, you would agree with me.

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Koenigsegg Agera RS.

The Phone

The phone is rigid build, high performance spec with huge memory and internal storage.

Very bright and vivid color screen, one of the best Zenfone series camera so far.

A very fast, powerful phone. It can accelerate and leave the rest of the other smartphone for miles and miles away.

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The Specs

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Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe SE specification.

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Overall Findings

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A very smooth, tactile and practical phablet that able to provide more than sufficient computing power, decent screen, a good front and sold rear camera with a day of battery endurance.

A real value for money for a day to day phone that covers all the mega phablet requirement.

Great Phone Features

  1. Value for money with such huge internal storage smartphone in the market.
  2. One of the best camera phone, in the Zenfone line up.
  3. Smooth and highly optimized ZenUI 5.1 that is upgradable to Marshmallow, coupled with 4GB RAM. You can throw in everything and not to worry about it.
  4. 4G dual sim on both slot that uses a separate memory card slot unlike Huawei, Honor, Meizu, some Samsung models.
  5. Build for gamers out there. 2.5Ghz Intel desktop processing power with 4GB RAM!
  6. Finally, fast charging from ASUS!
  7. Overall great package on specs, design, package, uniqueness, quality and price.

 

What I Want From This Phone?

  1. It’s high time ASUS to add a build in fingerprint scanner.
  2. Imagine, aluminum metal bumper border, carbon fiber back and front black glass panel…. Slruppp!
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Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe SE performance rating based on usage.

Sample Photos

Below are some sample photos taken from ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition.

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Expectations

You Should Expect

  1. Huge internal memory of 128GB and included another 128GB Class 10 memory card.
  2. Large 4GB RAM with one of the fastest Intel processor that give you vey speedy performance. In other words, it is a very fast phone.
  3. Nice build, sporty looking phone and fast charging.
  4. Bragging rights…you know what I mean eh.

You Shouldn’t Expect

  1. Slow phone.
  2. You don’t have to fork out arm and leg or sell your kidney for such a great phone.

Summary

If you need a phone with large memory, lazy to transfer or maintain your files to your notebook, have too many things to keep in your phone, want fast phone, a gamer, love cars especially carbon fibre feel, need phone that handles multiple huge groups of Whatsapp and media.

This is the phone, the stock is very limited.

A very hot selling product.

If you see it, grab the stock, pay the stuff.

Unbox, charge and enjoy.

You can thank me after that.

For Who?

For:

  1. Gamers: fast performance with huge 256GB memory. Download play and don’t have to worry.
  2. People who indeed need to have a huge memory at their access.
  3. People who love cars and sporty feeling.
  4. Carbon fibre freaks.
  5. Anybody that wants a fast, a value package phone that exceed phones that cost more than this phone.
  6. People who love to brag, like me.

Other competitors would be: can’t think of any, why?

Can’t find carbon fiber 5.5 inch phone, a phone with 256GB memory especially with such price.

ASUS has really set a unique product for themselves.

I am very impresses especially on the Intel chipset optimization for heat, battery and performance that many user experience with the first Zenfone series.

Well, I do love this phone but Laser 6 is my baby for now.

Will have to say goodbye to this glorious super sporty and huge memory phone.

No more bragging rights for me for now (have to duduk diam diam).

 

Accessories

The Zenfone 2 series is really a popular sight in Malaysia hence you can easily find the accessories everywhere.

I only recommend to paired it with a nice 9H+ Tempered Glass with blue coating.

Case? Go naked, it’s carbon fiber backcover (can be useful to show off to any phone sales person if you need to).

The original set comes with additional silver backcover, an earphones, a charger and a very nice box.

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The silver Deluxe pattern case comes together with the box.

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