Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe hands on review

Posted on May 2 2015 - 8:34pm by Anurag Kumar
RATING
  • Functionality
  • Fit
  • Durability
  • Case Material
  • Light Weight
  • Price

Asus India launched Zenfone 2 recently and for a surprise the stock of product in India is running short, recently Asus claimed they sold 25000 units within 24 hours of launch. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is the flagship model with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core processor.

Asus Zenfone 2 is launched in 2 GB & 4 GB RAM variants. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML features 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage whereas Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML features both 2 GB and 4 GB RAM variants in 16/32/64 GB internal storage models. Asus also launched Zenfone 2 Deluxe View Flip cover priced at Rs 1599, ZenEar earphones priced at Rs 599, ZenPower power bank priced at Rs 1499, Lolliflash priced at Rs 799 and ZenFlash priced at 1599.

[ REVIEW/HANDS ON ] Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe

We grabbed Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe ZE551ML on the launch day, let’s take a look at it.

[ UPDATE ] Asus Zenfone2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML View Flip Cover is now available from Flipkart at a price Rs 1299 ($20). Check Flipkart listing here.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe is 152.51 x 78.19 x 14.70 mm in dimensions, weighs 50 grams. Zenfone 2 branding in silver color is present at the bottom of the cover. On the front at the top, there is an opening for hearing speaker.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover

View finder cut on the cover allows you to answer your calls, message, and other notifications without opening the case. Upto 7 apps can be accessed without opening the cover viz. weather forecast, access camera, play music, flashlight on/off, quick settings, clock theme, and calendar events.

ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe (ZE551ML)

Asus ZenFone 2 view flip cover deluxe is made up of PU leather/rubber material, giving a smooth leather-like feel.

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover hands on

Case folds like notebook style.

Asus Zenfone 2 view flip cover deluxe - Red Color

Zenfone 2 view flip cover review

Inner lining of front flap is made of soft rubber to avoid scratches on the screen.

Zenfone 2 Flip Cover Review

Asus Zenfone 2 Flip Cover Review

Zenfone 2 View Cover hands on

Notebook stype side flaps in Zenfone 2 View flip cover

It comes with an attached back cover so you need to remove the back cover of your Asus Zenfone 2 to put the view flip cover on.

So all ports on the top side of the phone as accessible as they are not blocked by the view flip cover.

Ports in Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover

Dual LED flash, camera opening, and volume buttons at the back of view flip cover are well accessible. There is Asus branding at the back of view flip cover just like on the original back cover of Asus Zenfone 2.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Review hands on

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in black color has a different texture on the front as compared to other color models.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in Black

Black ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in white color.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in White

Asus Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe ZE551ML in White color

Inner siding of the flap in white color cover is of orange color.

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in White hands on

Zenfone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe in Red and White color

Black, White, Red ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Review

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe Price

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe for ZE551ML & ZE550ML is priced at Rs 1599/$25 in India.

Asus ZenFone 2 View Flip Cover Deluxe Price in India

Pros

  • Light Weight.
  • Tight Fit.
  • View finder to answer calls and access 7 other useful apps.
  • Round curve edges.
  • All ports accessible.

Cons

PU Material used to make the cover, not exactly a demerit for us. As the cover is not yet available for the purchase, as soon as it is out and we use it like a daily user on our Zenfone 2, we will add more “cons” if there are any.

Check out Asus Zenfone 2 Hands on pics here.

Asus Zenfone 2 is now available for purchase from Flipkart in India exclusively. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 12999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage model is available for Rs 14999, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage model is available for Rs 19999 and Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage model is available for Rs 22999.

[ UPDATE ] Asus Zenfone2 ZE550ML/ZE551ML View Flip Cover is now available from Flipkart at a price Rs 1299 ($20). Check Flipkart listing here.

Asus Zenfone 2 is available in red, black, white, golden and silver color. Check out full range of Asus Zenfone 2 Flip Cover and Back covers on Flipkart.

Recently unannounced Asus Zenfone 1 128GB ZE551ML variant was spotted on Flipkart, with 4 GB RAM and 2.3 GHz quad-core Processor 64-bit CPU Intel Atom Z3580.

Planning to buy Asus Zenfone 2, let us know. Drop your comments below.

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9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rony May 7, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Hi, Is the view flip cover a magnetic cover ? Does the screen automatically shut off and power on when the cover is closed and opened ? Thanks.

    • Anurag Kumar May 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Yes it has auto sleep mode but it’s not a magnetic cover.

      • Anto June 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

        So…. when we close the lid, it will show the round screen, but its not because of magnet? Does that also mean when i fold the cover back, the screen wont go to the round clock like the smart view cover screen mode? Coz i bought the non original one, and when i fold the cover back, the screen go to the smart view mode, annoying, and i saw theres this magnet shape on the bottom left corner of the cover. Enlighten me please as i would definitely wait and buy the original one if its not magnetic and wont go to smart giew mode when i fold it back. Thank you

  2. akhil May 9, 2015 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Any idea when the cover will be available in India?

    • Anurag Kumar May 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Keep looking on flipkart, no ETA for the time being.

    • Saurav May 12, 2015 at 6:40 am - Reply

      Its already available in flipkart here http://gizmobo.lt/1KZ9xh2

      • Anurag Kumar May 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the link, added in the post also.

  3. parijat deb May 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Can i use zenfone ze551ml flip cover in zenfone ze550ml. Are there size same

  4. parijat deb May 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Can i use zenfone ze551ml flip cover in zenfone ze550ml. Are there size same.

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