After publishing our first article under “The Inbox” we got a barrage of messages on the Unbox Facebook Page. We’re trying to comb through all of them and pick the ones that we can quickly answer and help resolve. For today’s entry we’re going to go up close and personal with an upcoming smash hit smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone 2.
“Hello Unbox! Bakit po yung ZF2 walang removable battery and micro SD card? Sayang naman. Ganda ng specs pero pilit copya sa iPhone.” -Raymart R.
Our answer to Raymart after consulting with our friends from ASUS PH:
First, the ASUS Zenfone 2 has a micro SD card slot. The back plate is removable and you can slide in a micro SD card with your favorite movies and tracks.
However the battery is indeed NOT removable. The reason for this is that ASUS users a Lithium Polymer battery (the current is sensitive thus the cover) and not the usual Lithium Ion.
Lithium Polymer vs Lithium Ion
Polymer batteries have distinct advantages over Lithium Ion. According to ASUS PH, Polymer batteries gives 3x more charges than Lithium Ion. This means that Polymer batteries won’t degrade in quality and power as fast as Lithium Ion batteries do. It’s more sustainable and efficient in the long run.
More importantly, the Lithium Polymer battery is required for fast charging which the 2.3GHz ASUS Zenfone 2 model has. Personally we would rather have fast charging than a replaceable battery so we think it was a good move by ASUS to go with the Lithium Polymer.
And that’s a wrap! Hope we were able to answer your question Raymart! Thank you also to the people from ASUS for the quick reply to our questions.