Everybody knows about the Zenfone 2, but a few people have heard of the Zenfone 2E, which is an AT&T prepaid phone that costs $119.99. The Zenfone 2E can be found in the Target and Walmart stores as well, but it's available only through contract. We'll compare it with another budget-friendly phone, which has superior specs. The OnePlus 2 will hot the stores in August, but it will be sold through the same invite system.
The successor of the OnePlus One, which was very appreciated for its specs and price, will probably have the same success, because it seems that it has some high quality hardware components and it's still affordable, as the price starts from $349 for the 16GB variant, while the 64GB variant is 50 dollars more expensive. There are many mid-range phones which cost the same, but their specs are much weaker.
The OnePlus 2 comes with a Sandstone Black rear panel and later, it will arrive in other variants as well, such as Black Apricot, Kevlar and Rose wood. The manufacturer added a metallic frame which increased the thickness by 1mm, measuring now 9.9mm, and the device weights 175grams, feeling more solid compared to its predecessor. Also, it features a fingerprint scanner hidden inside the capacitive home key that was placed under the screen and on the left side, you can notice a new slider button with which you will switch between three profiles (All Notifications, Priority Interruptions and No Interruptions).
The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5inches LTPS LCD screen that supports 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401 ppi, it's powered by the latest Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor which is found on other flagships such as HTC One M9, and the 16GB variant houses 3GB of RAM, while the 64GB variant supports 4GB of RAM. The phone doesn't have a microSD card slot, so you'll have to settle for one of these capacities.
As for the cameras, the back one has a resolution of 13MP (dual LED flash, OIS and f/2.0 aperture) and the other one supports 5MP, being perfect for your selfie needs. The battery is very large at 3300mAh, so it should last long enough.
This model has a curved back made of plastic and has the volume buttons placed below the rear camera, which is 8MP with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, while the front camera is 2MP.
It's equipped with a 5inches IPS screen that supports a lower resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294ppi, it has a thickness of 10.9mm and it runs on Android v5.0 (Lollipop) with 1GB of RAM. Inside, it houses 8GB of storage, which supports expansion up to 64GBm it's powered by a dual core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor and it has a battery of 2500mAh.
The high-tier Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has a 5.5inches screen with Full HD resolution, it's powered by a quad core Intel Atom processor, but which is available in two variants: the weaker Z3560 CPU which is backed by 2GB of RAM, and the superior Z3580 CPU which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone has a 13MP main camera with dual-LED flash, a secondary camera of 5MP and a battery with a capacity of 3000mAh.
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