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  1. squire777's Avatar
    Every time some good phone is coming out for another platform we get one of these threads about how WP is doomed.
    Jazmac, fatclue_98 and xandros9 like this.
    01-15-2015 01:04 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    Every time some good phone is coming out for another platform we get one of these threads about how WP is doomed.
    On the flip side, every time there's WP update or new device coming we hear how sales will take off.

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    fatclue_98 and xandros9 like this.
    01-15-2015 02:16 AM
  3. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    Every time some good phone is coming out for another platform we get one of these threads about how WP is doomed.
    I never said that Windows phone is doomed, i said their sales "may" decline, i didnt even said that it WILL decline, stop being so sensitive.
    01-15-2015 02:31 AM
  4. PeaceNik's Avatar
    Any hate aside, Windows Phone's sales figures aren't amazing as is.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    01-15-2015 02:47 AM
  5. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Uhh... It lacks hype words. I'd take the HTC One over this thing. There are tons of Androids out there that look better, and have more power. WP8 hasn't really lost share to those.
    01-15-2015 03:07 AM
  6. walterg1's Avatar
    Uhh... It lacks hype words. I'd take the HTC One over this thing. There are tons of Androids out there that look better, and have more power. WP8 hasn't really lost share to those.
    That's funny. This is the first Android phone to have 4gb of ram. It also uses 64 bit processor.
    01-15-2015 03:43 AM
  7. Athull's Avatar
    Uhh... It lacks hype words. I'd take the HTC One over this thing. There are tons of Androids out there that look better, and have more power. WP8 hasn't really lost share to those.
    I think u live in a carrier subsidised phone market otherwise u wont have said this.
    In case u haven't noticed Zenfone 2 costs just $200 unlocked, thats pretty much 1/3rd the price of M8,Note 4, Nexus 6 etc...
    This phone is for the developing markets like India were WP is doing well and this phone is thus a direct competitor to 535,730, Moto G2 and the likes.
    01-15-2015 04:28 AM
  8. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    I don't really see how the Zenfone 2 is any better than a Lumia 1520 for practical use, and the 1520 is dated now. Nothing really stands out, the 1520 has yet to be taxed by anything or run slowly, plus the camera is better, I prefer WP over Android, and I question the screen-- if it's not IPS I wouldn't be interested. I'll never have another AMOLED device again, it's nice not worrying about burn-in.
    01-15-2015 09:25 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I don't really see how the Zenfone 2 is any better than a Lumia 1520 for practical use, and the 1520 is dated now. Nothing really stands out, the 1520 has yet to be taxed by anything or run slowly, plus the camera is better, I prefer WP over Android, and I question the screen-- if it's not IPS I wouldn't be interested. I'll never have another AMOLED device again, it's nice not worrying about burn-in.
    Um, this phone isn't priced to compete with the 1520... It's not a flagship. It's to tackle the mid to low end spectrum of the market.

    That's why there's comparisons on this thread with mid and low end WP devices.
    Athull and Shobin Drogan like this.
    01-15-2015 10:07 AM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    The other thing about all this spec in a yet untested phone, who knows how durable it will be? How does it perform in arid climates? Cold climates? How does it fair if dropped? Does it hold a wifi or data signal as you expect? Who knows but we are to quiver just because of spec? If it doesn't run WP 10 why worry?
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-15-2015 01:17 PM
  11. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    The other thing about all this spec in a yet untested phone, who knows how durable it will be? How does it perform in arid climates? Cold climates? How does it fair if dropped? Does it hold a wifi or data signal as you expect? Who knows but we are to quiver just because of spec? If it doesn't run WP 10 why worry?
    Asus products are bullet proof, even their cheapest zenfones do not feel cheap. My mom has a Zenfone 6 for over half a year now, it has a matte back, the bezels are larger than what i would like but in the hand it does not feel like any other android phones of the equivalent price.
    I would say you cant find a more premium feeling device at that price point, the camera is MEH but its still better than the rubbish 5mp shooter in the 635. Thats why i recommended her the zenfone instead of the lumia 635.
    We also have 3 Asus laptops and 1 desktop so far 0 problems from all of them. Only complaint i have is the speaker quality which is below average, other than that the phone looks and feels great. I would only imagine the successor to be better in almost every way.
    etad putta likes this.
    01-16-2015 06:28 AM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    Asus products are bullet proof, even their cheapest zenfones do not feel cheap. My mom has a Zenfone 6 for over half a year now, it has a matte back, the bezels are larger than what i would like but in the hand it does not feel like any other android phones of the equivalent price.
    I would say you cant find a more premium feeling device at that price point, the camera is MEH but its still better than the rubbish 5mp shooter in the 635. Thats why i recommended her the zenfone instead of the lumia 635.
    We also have 3 Asus laptops and 1 desktop so far 0 problems from all of them. Only complaint i have is the speaker quality which is below average, other than that the phone looks and feels great. I would only imagine the successor to be better in almost every way.
    GS5 sold less that that of the GS4 because it really didn't offer much to hang your hat on. History is guarantor of future results when it comes to tech. Its raises the trust factor but this is tech and therefore no guarantee. That is my point.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-16-2015 09:13 AM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Asus products are bullet proof
    Ask any former owners of Asus tablets and I'm sure you'll get a different opinion.
    xandros9 and Jazmac like this.
    01-16-2015 09:22 AM
  14. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    Um, this phone isn't priced to compete with the 1520... It's not a flagship. It's to tackle the mid to low end spectrum of the market.

    That's why there's comparisons on this thread with mid and low end WP devices.
    By the time it comes out, they're basically at the same price point because the 1520 is dated, which IMO, makes them comparable.
    01-16-2015 12:59 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    By the time it comes out, they're basically at the same price point because the 1520 is dated, which IMO, makes them comparable.
    I'll take a 2 year old Porsche over a brand new Chevy any day. If you think the prices of 1520s have gone down that much, you're not paying attention to the market.
    Jazmac likes this.
    01-16-2015 01:08 PM
  16. PeaceNik's Avatar
    By the time it comes out, they're basically at the same price point because the 1520 is dated, which IMO, makes them comparable.
    The specifications that a 1520 comes with is still flagship grade, and I'm sure it still performs at the level that most competing flagships perform at.

    I have used both a 1520 and a Nexus 5 and seriously nothing above Snapdragon 800 makes a huge difference in performance, especially if you add extra resolution to bring it down.

    So the 1520 is still not comparable to this ASUS device aimed at the low and mid range segment of a market.
    01-16-2015 01:24 PM
  17. Athull's Avatar
    By the time it comes out, they're basically at the same price point because the 1520 is dated, which IMO, makes them comparable.
    Even now the 1520 costs $650 in my market and I doubt if it will even drop $500 before the end of 2015...
    Even the 4gb RAM variant of Zenfone 2 shouldn't cost upwards of $350 so I dunno how u can call them comparable?
    01-16-2015 10:52 PM
  18. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    I agree with what the OP has said, this Zenfone 2 might really affect Lumia sales, especially in India.

    I just visited GSMArena recently (my go to website if I want to know what is the latest 'trending' phone for Indians/budget and wise consumers) and the Zenfone 2 has zoomed at the top of the Daily Hits list. There is no Lumia in the list... It's all about Samsung and Asus :(
    Faiz Salim likes this.
    01-16-2015 11:33 PM
  19. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    I just visited GSMArena recently (my go to website if I want to know what is the latest 'trending' phone for Indians/budget and wise consumers) and the Zenfone 2 has zoomed at the top of the Daily Hits list. There is no Lumia in the list... It's all about Samsung and Asus :(
    Not just WP, i think even Samsung phones are going to be destroyed by the zenfone, the recently announced galaxy A7 wouldnt come close to the Zenfone 2.
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    01-17-2015 01:10 AM
  20. etad putta's Avatar
    03-12-2015 08:01 AM
  21. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I am 90 percent sure I am buying the 64gb/4gb variant of this phone with a new Zenwatch 2. FInally get in on the wearable tech, so blindly absent from windows phone platform. The band is not a watch, and I don't want to wear two items. Just a watch, that does more. MS decided to block pebble and others from accessing the phones. Bad move. The second thing that is making me move back to android is apps. I have a ton of apps on my older android phones that I use regularly, that are not available on WP. Then, Even MS's apps that are on my android phone are better than they are on my 1020. Really? Even though Satya is saying he is commited to Mobile, He never said, he is commited to Windows Phone. SO.....that could be taken with some sort of yeah, we will be developing software for mobile applcations, but if W10 does not gain traction in the phone segment, we could drop it. Even with the new app development software, I don't think dev's are going to jump on and go banana's with it....Just my 2c. The cost vs. performance of this new zenfone 2, is great. I have seen it in action and its blazingly fast. It has beat the S6 in normal everyday tasks, and websurfing using chrome. the s6 is slightly faster opening games, etc, however once open there is no difference in speed of graphic quality of the games. Then, look at the cost, I can buy 2 zenfone 2s plus 2 zenwatchs for the price of a comparable s6. Seems like a no brainer to me. I do enjoy my asus vivotab, so I can assume the phone will be as reliable as these are.
    etad putta likes this.
    07-19-2015 12:52 PM
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