ASUS has been gracious enough to send me one of their new phones, the Zenfone 2 Laser. And this is my comprehensive review of the device.
This particular model is their 5.5 inch variant. You can check my unboxing of this phone by clicking this link. I have been using the Zenfone 2 Laser for more than a month and finally got time to write a review on it. Here are my thoughts on the phone.
ZenFone 2 Laser General Specifications
- Model: ZE550KL
- Color: Red
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: Up to 128GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP w/ Laser autofocus and dual tone flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Battery: 3000mAh
Looks and Design
At first glance, the Zenfone 2 Laser have a very stylish design. I love the curved back case because it fits comfortably on my hand. It also has a nice matte finish which gives it a rubberized feeling. The volume rocker is also located at the back which is nice. But I can’t seem to get myself to like the power button that is located at the top of the phone. It is very hard to reach when using the phone with one hand. Fortunately the Zenfone 2 Laser has a double tap feature just like its predecessors. Just simply tap twice on the screen to lock or unlock the device and you’re on your way.
Taking pictures is where the Laser shines, not as much as the Zenfone Selfie though so I hear. Equipped with a laser autofocus, you can capture clear, quality photos in an instant. Just like its predecessors, it also has a lot of camera features such as Beautification, HDR, Depth of Field, even a Manual mode.
Benchmark scores aren’t really particularly high with this device. But it has done great so far for real-world tests. The ZenUI is snappy as always, running and switching between applications are so smooth. Which is important when multitasking. Battery life is fairly ok, and I was surprised it lasted for more than 3 days on standby. I don’t, however, like the bloatware that comes with it go. Most smartphones nowadays do come with bloatware, and the Laser is one of them.
I wouldn’t recommend the Laser for heavy games. Its graphic benchmarks are really low. It only gives out very low FPS when playing games that heavily focuses on graphics such as Asphalt. It does do fairly well on casual games like Candy Crush or Clash of Clans though.
The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 may not have the best performance, it is ahead of the others in their price range. For people who wants to buy a quality smartphone but have a low budget, I would definitely recommend this phone. With its luxurious design and performance, you wouldn’t believe that it’s only priced at Php 8,695 for the 2GB RAM variant and Php 9,995 for the 3GB RAM variant.
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