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The Zenfone 2 is quite a strong phone, in terms of specs and performance capability, but there are other options for everyone to check out that delivers the same performance, as the Zenfone 2, and some, even par up with the Zenfone 2’s price. In regards to that, we created a list of possible options that are good alternatives for Zenfone 2.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i

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Xiaomi is known to dish out some pretty affordable set of smartphones and possibly one of their best in terms of performance is the Xiaomi Mi 4i. Just recently released this April, the Mi 4i packs a pretty up to date Android 5.0 Lollipop and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615, which packs quite of a punch for an affordable phone. The Xiaomi Mi 4i is available at around Php 9-10K.

Xiaomi Mi 4i specs

5-inch 1080p, FHD IPS LCD, 440ppi
7.8mm, 130g weight
Corning scratch-resistant glass,
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quadcore
2GB of RAM
16/32GB internal storage
13MP main shooter, dual-LED flash, 3096p
5MP selfie shooter
dual-band WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop,
Dark gray, black, white, yellow, blue, pink
P9,799 price as of September 14

The Lenovo K3 Note

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The K3 Note is a very decently powered Lenovo phone and a highly colorful one at that. The K3 Note packs some pretty up-to-date specs and for a phone that is only around Php 7-8K, its quite of a deal. The K3 Note delivers quite of a satisfactorily feel on features and price-wise.

Lenovo K3 Note

5.5-inch FHD IPS, 401 ppi
8mm thick, 150g
Scratch resistant glass
MediaTek MT6572 octacore
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 32GB
13MP autofocus, 1080p or FHD video, dual-LED flash, HDR
5MP selfie camera, 720p video
Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi n, Bt 4.0, FM Radio, GPS
Android 5.0 Lollipop
3000mAh battery
White, Yellow
P7,990 price as of September 14

The Lenovo A7000 Plus

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Considered to be the powered-up version of the Lenovo A7000, the Lenovo A7000 Plus delivers a few new features, but keeps the majority of the beloved A7000 specs. The A7000 Plus will reach Philippine soil on the 15th of September, so its safe that, just like the A7000, the A7000 Plus is sure to deliver, in terms of overall performance. The A7000 Plus is expected to be at around P7,999 SRP.

Lenovo A7000 Plus specs

5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, 401ppi
7.99mm, 140g weight
scratch-resistant glass
MediaTek 6752 octacore chip
2GB of RAM
16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 32GB
13MP main shooter, 1080p FHD video
5MP selfie shooter
Dual 4G LTE, WiFi n, Bt 4.0, GPS
Android 5.0 Lollipop
3000mAh battery
Black color
P7,999 official SRP price in the Philippines   as of September 14

The Lenovo K80

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Launched at the same date as the K3 Note, the Lenovo K80 is also something to take notice off, with decent amount of features and an updated system, the Lenovo K80 is another option to take, if you have a bit of a bigger budget. Don’t worry though, that extra pay coming for the K80 is quite worth it, for the K80 delivers high-end performances that you deserve. The K80 is priced at around Php 9-10K.

Lenovo K80 specs

5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 401ppi
8.5mm thick, 158g
Scratch-resistant glass
Intel Atom 3560 1.8GHz quadcore chipset
2/4GB RAM
32/64GB internal
13MP camera, HDR, OIS, 1080p video, dual tone LED flash
5MP selfie camera, 720p video
4G LTE Single SIM, WiFi ac, Bt 4.0, FM Radio, GPS
Android 5.0 Lollipop
4000mAh battery
White, Black color
P11,990 as of September 14

The Lenovo Vibe Shot (Z90-7 variant)

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If you’re looking for an alternative for the Zenfone 2, in terms of camera performance, then the Lenovo Vibe Shot might be something to keep in mind. The Vibe Shot delivers great camera features and specs that’ll suit your camera needs. Though the Vibe Shot is a bit more pricey, it does deliver in all possible shooting aspects for still images and video. The Vibe Shot is priced at around Php 15-16K for the Z90-7 variant, while the Z90-3 variant would be around Php 12-13K .

Lenovo Vibe Shot Z90-7 specs

5-inch IPS 1080p FHD IPS LCD, 441ppi (720HD Z90-3)
7.3mm thick, 145g weight
Gorilla Glass 3
Snapdragon 615 octa chipset
3GB RAM
32GB internal, microSD max 128GB
16MP camera, HDR, Optical Image Stabilization, Tricolor LED flash, 1080p video, AF focus assists
8MP selfie, 1080p video
Dual 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, GPS, FM Radio
Android 5.0 Lollipop
3000mAh
Crimson Red, White, Grey
P15,490 (P12,490 Z90-3) dual 4G LTE as of September 14

Microsoft Lumia 640XL

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The Lumia 640XL is quite of a colorful alternative, because it provides quite a lot in terms of possible color options, which to some, is a factor in phone shopping. The Lumia 640 XL is powered by Windows 8.1 and delivers a pretty decent system performance. It’s an option not to be taken likely, when looking for Zenfone 2 alternatives. The Lumia 640XL is priced at around Php 9-10K for the 3G variant, while the 4G variant is at around Php 10-11K.

Microsoft Lumia 640XL specs

5.7-inch HD IPS display, 259ppi
9mm thick, 171g weight
Gorilla Glass 3, Clear Black IPS
Snapdragon 400 quadcore
1GB RAM
8GB internal, microSD card 128GB max
13MP camera, Rich Capture, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, 1080p video
5MP selfie camera, 1080p video
4G LTE dual or single, 3.5G dual or single, WiFi n, Bt 4.0, FM Radio, GPS
Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim version
3000mAh
Orange, White, Black, Cyan
P9,490 single 3G, P10,490 dual 4G LTE as of September 14

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

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Another entry in the list, that delivers up-to-date specs and features, the Xperia M4 Aqua is quite a phone to have for the practical, since the M4 Aqua is equipped with Sony’s trademark water-resistant feature and adding to that is Sony‘s already trusted and tested brand. The M4 Aqua is expected to deliver outmost quality and performance, that is worth every penny. The Xperia M4 Aqua is priced at around Php 12-13K.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual specs

5-inch HD IPS display, 294ppi
7.3mm thick, 135g
Water & dust proof up 1.5m and 30min, metal frame, all glass
Snapdragon 615 1-1.5GHz octacore chipset
2GB RAM
8/16GB internal, microSD card
13MP camera, 1080p video, HDR, LED flash
5MP selfie camera, 720p video
4G LTE Dual SIM, WiFi n Bt 4.1, FM Radio, GPS
Android 5.0 Lollipop
2400mAh
Black, White, Silver, Coral/Pink
P12,900 dual as of September 24

Sony Xperia C4 Dual

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The Sony Xperia C4 Dual is quite of a classy phone, not only in terms of exterior design, but also in terms of performance. The Xperia C4 Dual was released on June, just this year and like many of our entries here in this list, possesses up-to-date specs and performance capability. The C4 Dual is special, in its own little way. We specifically liked the Xperia C4 Dual’s outer exterior look, which to us, delivers a keen sense of luxuriousness. The Xperia C4 Dual is priced at around Php 13-14K.

Sony Xperia C4 Dual specs

5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 401ppi
7.9mm thick, 147g weight
Scratch-resistant glass
Mediatek 6752 octacore chip, 1.7GHz Cortex A53 CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal, microSD card up to 128GB
13MP camera, HDR, 1080p video, LED flash
5MP selfie camera, 720p video, LED flash
Dual nano SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, ANT+
Android 5.0 Lollipop
2600mAh
White, Mint Green, Black
Php 13-14K for dual SIM as of July 25, 2015

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

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The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra delivers a high-caliber system performance and specs-wise, The Xperia C5 Ultra might be a little bit pricey, compared to the Zenfone 2, but performance-wise, it can par up, with Asus’s powerhouse phone. Xperia C5 Ultra is a top-notch mid-ranged phone and should satisfy its user, despite being a bit too much on the pricing range. The C5 Ultra is priced at around Php 17-18K on grey markets.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra specs

6-inch FHD IPS display
8.2mm thickness and 187g weight
Scratch-resistant glass
Mediatek 6752 octacore chip, 1.7GHz Cortex A53 CPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal, microSD card up to 128GB
13MP camera, HDR, 1080p video, LED flash
13MP selfie camera, 1080p video, LED flash
Dual nano SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, ANT+
Android 5.0 Lollipop
3000mAh
White, Black, Mint green
Php 17-18K for the dual-SIM variant as of September 141

The Zenfone Selfie

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Hailing in from, none other the Zenfone series, the Asus Zenfone Selfie was launched on June, this year and similarly to the Lenovo phones, possesses up-to-date technology and system in its arsenal. The Zenfone Selfie is a very good choice, when looking for Zenfone 2 alternatives, because its a few bucks shorter, compared to the Zenfone 2, yet can still par up with the latter. The Zenfone Selfie is available for around Php 11-12K.

Zenfone Selfie specs

5.5-inch HD display, 267ppi
Cornings Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
2 or 3GB of RAM
16/32 internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB
13MP f/2.0 rear shooter, real tone flash, laser autofocus
13MP f/2.2 selfie shooter, 24mm wide angle lens and dual tone flash
Dual SIM, WiFi ac, 3G, BT 4.0, LTE, NFC, GPS,
3000mAh battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop, Zen UI
Official Price at P11,995 as of September 14

Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Another entry from the affordable-wise Xiaomi line, The Redmi 2 is quite an a pick, because it delivers decent performance and system mechanics, while priced very affordably. The Redmi 2 is quite a phone to have, if you’re very particular with price, as big decision-making factor. The Redmi 2 is priced at around Php 5-6K.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 specs

4.7-inch IPS, 720p LCD display, 312ppi
9.4mm thickness, 133g weight
Cornings Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
1GB of RAM (For the 8GB variant),  2GB of RAM (For the 16GB variant)
8 or 16GB of internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixel rear shooter
2MP, 720p selfie shooter
Dual- SIM, WiFi n, Bt 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, beidou,
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
2200mAh battery
Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Green,
Php 5-6K price in the philippines as of September 14

OnePlus One

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The OnePlus One is OnePlus’s former flagship killer, yet despite being relatively older than most of the entries, the OnePlus One still packs quite a punch in terms of specs and performance. The OnePlus One can par up, even with a few of the latest flagships in the market, though, it can be safely said, that the OnePlus One’s superiority has passed. The OnePlus One is priced at Php 13-14K for the 64GB variant.

OnePlus One specs

5.5-inch 1080p, FHD LTPS, 401ppi
Cornings Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, quadcore
3GB of RAM, 16/64GB of ROM
no microSD card
13MP main shooter, HDR, dual-LED flash 2160p video
5MP selfie shooter, 1080p video
4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS, NFC
3100mAh
Android 5.0 lollipop
Php 13-14K for the 64GB variant, price as of September 14

OnePlus 2

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The OnePlus 2 is OnePlus One’s upgraded form, with  the latter, possessing upgraded specs and features of the OnePlus One. Although, the OnePlus 2 is pricey with it, priced at around Php 20-21K, it surely can deliver in the performance category and bring about, high-end system and power capability, which assures that you’ll get what you’d paid for .

OnePlus 2 specs

5.5-inch 1080p, FHD LTPS, 401ppi
Cornings Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, octacore
3/4GB of RAM, 16/64GB of ROM
no microSD card
13MP rear shooter, HDR, dual-LED flash, laser focus 2160p video
5MP selfie shooter, 1080p video
Dual 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS
3300mAh
Android 5.1 Lollipop
P20,990 for the 64GB variant, price as of September 14

These are all suggested alternatives for the Zenfone 2, it will still depend on you, the buyer, whether you’ll find your alternative pick on this list, or would continue to get the Zenfone 2. The aim of this article is to help you get as many options as possible, in terms of price and/or performance capability. Please leave your comments and suggestions on the comments section below. Feedbacks are always obliged.

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