ASUS ZenFone 2 (Android 6.0/Windows OS, Intel Z3560 64bit Quad Core, 4GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP Camera) £112.23 Delivered @ Gearbest - HotUKDeals
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ASUS ZenFone 2 (Android 6.0/Windows OS, Intel Z3560 64bit Quad Core, 4GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 13MP Camera) £112.23 Delivered @ Gearbest

£112.23 @ GearBest
4.4% Quidco for new customers (1.1% for existing) http://www.quidco.com/gearbest/ Main Features: Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels screen CPU: Intel Z3560 64bit Quad Core 1.8GHz System: And… Read More
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Main Features:
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels screen
CPU: Intel Z3560 64bit Quad Core 1.8GHz
System: Android 6.0
Storage: 4GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Cameras: front 5.0MP + rear 13.0MP with AF and flash light
Features: GPS, Gesture Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, dual micro SIM cards
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100MHz

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15 Likes
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
Gearbest are a aweful company to deal with
You will wait ages for your order , customer service will lie to you over and over
Then they will offer to credit your account instead of refund you
God help you if you ever have a problem. With your item , you're screwed
I know this is a deal site but on this occasion cheapest isn't the best
Gearbest = Avoid
9 Likes
8 Likes
Buyer Beware !

I am an owner of the Zenfone2, and despite having 4GB RAM, it is poorly made quite likely why it is not officially sold in the UK.

Here are my experiences:

1. Dead pixel whilst under warranty - Asus refused to fix claiming that it's within tolerance. Samsung or most mainstream manufacturers would have fixed.

2. Android 6 "official" update released having waited for months, but infested with bugs, See their release page - Consequently Asus have had no confidence to release this update over the air (OTA) so the Android 6 update needs to be manually downloaded and run !

3. Very poor battery life - Unbelievable battery drain - comparing with my old Samsung and other smartphones. An internet search will reveal that this is extremely commonplace compared to other phones !

P.S. Gearbest's Zenfone2 is more than likely the Chinese version - This may not work with some UK operators.






Edited By: rford78 on Dec 28, 2016 22:07: .
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jaydeeuk1
tuna89
jaydeeuk1
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
Gearbest and banggood pay huge amounts of commision - far higher than likes of amazon. HUKD owners don't care if a site is legit or obeys UK law. PC world, very, scan and BT get huge amounts of abuse on here, but compared to gearbest they are like john Lewis. They also have thousands of paid shills trawling sites like this trying to counter negative criticism so beware of those too.
No chit? I hear John Lewis is pretty bad too... shame. Desperate for a phone - although with that said I have just got off the phone from PayPal & they assured me that if you buy with them they'll cover you? Honestly I'm on enquiring so much due to the fact I've been looking for a phone since late November....
Anyway I think I'll wait for the January sales to kick in before I buy anything - thanks for the heads up.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Mobile-Phones-Smartphones/Motorola-Moto-G4-16GB-SIM-Free-Black/B01GZZK9XQ/?tag=ho01f-21
£130.
Or £129 at very and get £30 off next purchase.


I'll chew my hands off before I buy anything from Amazon ever again; one of their 'genius' courier (yes, Amazon Logistics) delivered a £150 phone and a radio my partner ordered on the same day to the totally wrong address and it took Amazon the better part of a week to figure this out.. bunch of useless ****..

I wouldn't have been so **** off but right towards the end of their week-long "48 hour " investigation this smug **** "Rahul" started condescendingly asking me "How could your partner sign for YOUR phone, how would the courier or the person at the other flat know their name?" - when I quoted her unique order ID# to him it wiped the smug **** eating grin off his face; I think he added a little common sense and realised what had happened... anyway, as I said the **** nerve of their 'support' team is appalling.


I've heard equally negative things about John Lewis too which worries me, although £130 from Very sounds very tempting :p I'll be sure to check it out, thanks friend for the heads up :)


Edit: lol, I assumed you were talking about the ZenFone 2 - funnily enough (if you can call it that..) that is pretty much the EXACT same phone I ordered from Amazon (and Amazon managed to f**kup with delivering).


Also that phone has more issues than me.

Edited By: tuna89 on Dec 28, 2016 21:46

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2 Likes #2
An interesting piece of kit but zero information/pictures on the Windows installation. It also says that any upgrades invalidates the warranty, does this also include the standard Windows updates that MS push out?
1 Like #3
repouk
An interesting piece of kit but zero information/pictures on the Windows installation. It also says that any upgrades invalidates the warranty, does this also include the standard Windows updates that MS push out?

I would imagine so as Windows looks like some kind of ROM? http://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone2/general/zf2-running-windows-7-using-kvm-t3153299
1 Like #4
It's a bit weird that the reviews I've found so far so not mention Windows at all! More investigation after some sleep I think :D
1 Like #5
I'm confused??? Surely this phone runs on Android?
3 Likes #6
repouk
It's a bit weird that the reviews I've found so far so not mention Windows at all! More investigation after some sleep I think :D
stuartc74
I'm confused??? Surely this phone runs on Android?
It does. An incorrect assumption in post 2 that Windows is natively installed has caused confusion. Out of the box it is Android. If you jump through hoops you might be able to force it to accept a windows installation as an experiment.
#7
Good find, just bought a oneplus two, but I would of seriously of considered one of these, as I researched and seriously considered one last year.
2 Likes #8
but it doesnt have LTE 800 spectrum (voda,o2)
#9
One thing worth mentioning on the site they quote 2 different models of the phone, which is odd, first one quoted is the top of the range one, next one quoted is the lower slower model, bit of a mixed message spec wise
1 Like #10
According to GSMArena, the Z3560 1.8Ghz is the 2GB model, you only get 4GB with the Z3580 2.8Ghz. Which is this?
#11
aleksanderg_a
but it doesnt have LTE 800 spectrum (voda,o2)
Only it seems with the 'Global' and 'US' version of the Zenfone 2 do you get Band 20/LTE 800.
2 Likes #12
Salaam great deal heat added ;)
1 Like #13
MPLP
According to GSMArena, the Z3560 1.8Ghz is the 2GB model, you only get 4GB with the Z3580 2.8Ghz. Which is this?
In the title it mentions the former model, the Z3560, so I expect it only has 2gb RAM. It sounded too good to be true to get 4GB RAM for such a low price.

Edited By: maano001 on Dec 28, 2016 08:54
#14
Need a new phone, should I think about this or wait till January sales? Do people think there'll be anything worth waiting for at this price or less?
#15
maano001
MPLP
According to GSMArena, the Z3560 1.8Ghz is the 2GB model, you only get 4GB with the Z3580 2.8Ghz. Which is this?
In the title it mentions the former model, the Z3560, so I expect it only has 2gb RAM. It sounded too good to be true to get 4GB RAM for such a low price.

While true, the ZE551ML (model no. advertised) matches up correctly with being 4gb / better cpu
1 Like #16
2 year old phone. Stuck on 6, Asus won't be releasing 7.1.1. Community builds full of bugs as Intel cpu.
1 Like #17
I was looking at getting the Lenovo K80M which has the same processor but 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM and 4,000mah battery.
It was £102 at coolicool for about a month and then they sold out of stock. May be worth looking for the K80M as an alternative if this is the 2GB model.

I bought a Lenovo ZUK Z2 instead.
#18
Is this compatible with UK banking apps? Any malware?
3 Likes #19
Don't bother with it. I had one, and it developed an issue with the display where ghost touches would occur, which is very common. Not to mention, the battery life was awful.
2 Likes #20
mids
Is this compatible with UK banking apps? Any malware?


Not all lloyds and tsb are not supported not checked any others
2 Likes #21
mids
Is this compatible with UK banking apps? Any malware?


No malware
1 Like #22
UK banking apps apart of afair Tesco Bank and metrobank others tested barclays tsb halifax not :(
1 Like #23
_bayz
Don't bother with it. I had one, and it developed an issue with the display where ghost touches would occur, which is very common. Not to mention, the battery life was awful.
That's a shame. I've had the first Zenfone which has been solid. Never had any slow down issues that I've experienced with other android handsets (Sony, Motorola).

Thanks for the reports on banking apps.
1 Like #24
Apparently this has nfc for those concerned

http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_zenfone_2_ze551ml-6917.php

Edited By: thetarget on Dec 28, 2016 09:56
3 Likes #25
Ghost touch - quick read suggests 2 causes:
1. Bending of phone (e.g. in pocket). Fix by tightening screws. Chassis is too flexible?
2. Software update introduced error. Fix: Upgrade to marshmallow.
#26
so does this have both OS' on it then?
#27
doggboy10
so does this have both OS' on it then?

No, just Android, only Android is officially supported.

Windows is possible to load onto it but not officially supported. From looking at references to Windows 7, 8 and 10, it seems to be full Windows rather than Windows Phone so I am guessing that you would lose all phone functionality as well, really seems pointless to me.
#28
mids
Is this compatible with UK banking apps? Any malware?

are you saying that some uk banking apps wont work on this phone, if so why not?

I thought all uk banking apps work on all Android phones with recent OS versions, as long as the phones are not rooted? :|
#29
Smile bank do not support Android pay.
#30
Decent phone just a dodgy seller from what I have read on here :|
#31
check your bank app works, before diving in - burnt by this some time ago...
1 Like #32
rasdonny
mids
Is this compatible with UK banking apps? Any malware?

are you saying that some uk banking apps wont work on this phone, if so why not?

I thought all uk banking apps work on all Android phones with recent OS versions, as long as the phones are not rooted? :|


because of processor architecture , several bank apps simply have no build for x86.
#33
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
#34
Worst phone i ever had, cheap plastic, loudspeaker gone twice, battery cover broken after a month, also, forget about banking apps...
#35
shurken
Worst phone i ever had, cheap plastic, loudspeaker gone twice, battery cover broken after a month, also, forget about banking apps...
But its from gearbest, so it must be amazing, they never sell she height phones.
2 Likes #36
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..

Gearbest and banggood pay huge amounts of commision - far higher than likes of amazon. HUKD owners don't care if a site is legit or obeys UK law. PC world, very, scan and BT get huge amounts of abuse on here, but compared to gearbest they are like john Lewis. They also have thousands of paid shills trawling sites like this trying to counter negative criticism so beware of those too.
1 Like #37
jaydeeuk1
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
Gearbest and banggood pay huge amounts of commision - far higher than likes of amazon. HUKD owners don't care if a site is legit or obeys UK law. PC world, very, scan and BT get huge amounts of abuse on here, but compared to gearbest they are like john Lewis. They also have thousands of paid shills trawling sites like this trying to counter negative criticism so beware of those too.


No chit? I hear John Lewis is pretty bad too... shame. Desperate for a phone - although with that said I have just got off the phone from PayPal & they assured me that if you buy with them they'll cover you? Honestly I'm on enquiring so much due to the fact I've been looking for a phone since late November....

Anyway I think I'll wait for the January sales to kick in before I buy anything - thanks for the heads up.
#38
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..

The average trustpilot review for gearbest is 8.0, which doesn't seem so bad, particularly since Amazon.co.uk has an average trustpilot rating of 4.5. In fact, trustpilot.com has a greater proportion of 1 star trustpilot reviews than gearbest!

I've never used gearbest, so I can't give a personal opinion. However, the rating for Amazon makes me question the validity of the reviews in general. There's lies, damn lies and statistics.

P.S. I'm not a paid shill :p


Edited By: Tenji on Dec 28, 2016 16:31
15 Likes #39
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
Gearbest are a aweful company to deal with
You will wait ages for your order , customer service will lie to you over and over
Then they will offer to credit your account instead of refund you
God help you if you ever have a problem. With your item , you're screwed
I know this is a deal site but on this occasion cheapest isn't the best
Gearbest = Avoid
#40
Tenji
tuna89
Man that phone looks amazing and that price is awesome.. but The 1 star trust pilot reviews worry me a little too much to risk a buy - especially after JUST recovering from a massive Amazon screw up..
The average trustpilot review for gearbest is 8.0, which doesn't seem so bad, particularly since Amazon.co.uk has an average trustpilot rating of 4.5. In fact, trustpilot.com has a greater proportion of 1 star trustpilot reviews than gearbest!
I've never used gearbest, so I can't give a personal opinion. However, the rating for Amazon makes me question the validity of the reviews in general. There's lies, damn lies and statistics.
P.S. I'm not a paid shill :p

Sure you're not!!! SHILL! :P

but seriously while I did notice that the reviews were generally quiet good for 'gearbest', especially compared to Amazon (I already left Amazon a fuming review and wasn't surprised in the slightest to see others have had similar issues as me) but that's what actually put me off buying this phone; the 1 star reviews (for the majority) seemed quite similar - they'd bought stuff and it either never showed up and PayPal didn't cover them or it showed up broken and they've lost money; to sum up, the issues seem to be consistent.

I'm too much of a worrier, I'm sure I could buy this phone and everything would be hunky-dory but I have terrible luck and am never disappointed betting on it X).

I mention this because if I could have £120 or whatever taken from me and I have a working ASUS ZenFone 2 from this company instantly given to me I'd probably do it - but not knowing the site, be a paranoid jerkoff, having terrible luck and having morons for couriers in the past (consistently) I just don't know if I can be bothered with the arseache of it all... a compromise I might have to make...

As I said; I'll likely wait for the January sales to come along, fingers crossed something like this will come along again or better :{


Edited By: tuna89 on Dec 28, 2016 16:42

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