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Asus ZenFone 2 is a solid all-rounder (pictures)

The second generation of the Asus ZenFone series is a solid and dependable smartphone powered by Intel's Atom processor.

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The Asus ZenFone 2 is a 5.5-inch full-HD smartphone powered by Intel's Atom processor. This model comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.

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The smartphone runs Android Lollipop 5.0 and has a custom Zen UI skin.

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Instead of software keys, the ZenFone 2 uses touch-sensitive buttons located below the display.

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On the rear you'll find a 13-megapixel camera and the volume controls.

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The phone isn't the slimmest and checks in at 10.9mm thick.

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As mentioned, the ZenFone 2 has a full-HD display. That's 1,920x1,080-pixels. There's also a 5-inch version but comes with a 1,280x720-pixel screen instead.

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The screen uses IPS technology and has great viewing angles.

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Asus has placed its signature concentric circle pattern below the touch-sensitive buttons.

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The power button is placed at the top next to the 3.5mm audio jack. It's quite a strange position since you'll have to stretch your fingers to reach it.

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The rear cover sports a brushed metal look, but it's actually plastic.

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The machined holes speaker grill add a touch of elegance.

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Inside you'll find the dual-SIM and microSD card slots. The battery is non-removable. Do also note the phone only supports 4G on one SIM slot, the other SIM slot is stuck on 2G.

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