The Asus ZenFone 2 Laser Review, A Gorgeous Performer On A Budget!
|ZenFone 2 Laser review|
The ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL is a budget 5.5 inch screened phone which resembles the original ZenFone 2 with a slightly different finish and different internals. As the name goes, the this type of ZenFone has one striking feature that caught my interest, the Laser Autofocus that's usually found in higher end devices.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) SpecsDisplay: 5.5 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 267 ppi
CPU: 1.2 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 410 quad core processor
GPU: Adreno 306
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card up to 128 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP f/2.0 w/ laser AF and dual real tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP f/2.0 and 85 degree wide angle lens
Battery: 3,000 mAh Li Pol
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ Zen UI
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A GPS, Dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, light, gyroscope
Others: Colors: Pure black, ceramic white, glamour red
Dimensions: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm
Weight: 170 g
Price: 8,695 Pesos
Unboxing / Accessories
Build Quality / Design
|The gorgeous back cover|
|Power button, mic and 3.5 mm jack on top|
|Micro USB port and another mic below|
|The nice slimness look of the phone due to the curve|
|Side by side with the regular ZenFone 2|
|The ZenFone 2 Laser features a nice HD screen|
|Long battery life even with heavy usage|
|My favorite dim light bokeh shot with clean blurr and great details|
|Mandatory food shot using the depth of field mode|
|Normal daylight flower shot|
|Normal dim light shot|
|Shot taken when we were moving going to EDSA, shows the speed of focus and shutter of the phone|
|The weakness of most phones on max zoom|
|Check out that awesome HDR performance|
|The power of super lowlight mode|
|The default flash over exposed the subject a little when you're too near|
|A lovely night mode shot|
|Pardon my shameless selfie on normal mode|
|With beautify on in dim light|
|The usual look of the Zen UI|
Gaming-wise, those who love to play addicting games like COC will definitely love this as I've mentioned in the spec-sheet, the ZenFone 2 Laser has a 10 point multitouch screen, 5.5 inch big display and a very long battery life. If you're a heavy gamer most heavy and 3D games run here, but you may need to lessen the apps open if you're planning to put it on high setting to avoid lags.
|Some of my favorite Zen UI features|
When it comes to the software, again just like the ZenFone 2, the ZenFone 2 Laser delivers one of the most feature packed and smoothest Android custom OS I've ever used. It's complete from customization, optimization, gestures and even to the smallest details. Some may not like the built-in custom apps, but for me I find most of the useful. I actually loved using the Photo Collage and Mini Movie. There are also other useful feature like the Kids Mode, Easy Mode, Asus Cover, Batter Saver and etc.
Other's may not like the pre-installed apps, but that's definitely on your preference already. Besides this is an Android device where you can remove them from your start-up apps without the need of rooting your phone. By the way I'm also having no issues with the SIM and signals of this phone from 3G to 4G.
In general, the ZenFone 2 Laser is a performs decently for the price.
|Antutu benchmark and multi touch test|
|Geekbench and quadrant|
|The gpu bench score|