Hey lovelies ❤
How are you guys doing? Asus has launched a phone that looks nigh identical to the rest of its line up. Call it the creation of a homogenous brand identity, the Zenfone series of phones do provide a solid albeit utilitarian handset. And I would be reviewing Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 🙂
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser :
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is part of a cookie cutter design language that permeates across the top of the line Zenfone 2 Deluxe all the way through to the entry level Laser. At first glance, you’d be hard-pressed to name which phone this is. That works for the better i suppose as a Zenfone 2 Laser user is offered the same design.
More than the design though,it is the build quality of the handset that surprised in a positive way. A 5 inch display is what you find sitting proudly at the front of this phone.
Three capacitive buttons assist basic menu navigation and are located right below the screen. Unlike many newer devices, Asus tends to eschew the use of on-screen controls.
Right at the bottom is an aluminum plate that is fast becoming a signature design feature of Asus devices. Above the screen is the front facing camera and a notification LED.
The left and right of the device are lacking any controls whatsoever as the volume control has been moved to the rear of the phone. The power button still lies at the top.The prime focus of the unit goes to the built in laser autofocus unit that sits across the 13MP camera unit, opposite to the LED flash unit.
Rs.9,999 (5.5-inch/2GB RAM/16GB Storage/Quad-Core)
Rs.13,999 (5.5-inch/3GB RAM/16GB Storage/Octa-Core)
Based on Android 5.0.2, the Zenfone 2 Laser brings with it the same bloatware ridden software that we’ve become used to. Zen UI allows you to pin three applications to a quick launch bar. An integrated time and weather widget can also be found here.
The display is perfectly adequate and more than what I’d expect for this price.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. While the phone ships with 16GB of storage, though there’s only 11GB available, Thankfully, it is possible to expand this storage via the microSD card slot.
Battery Life :
The baseline longevity is pretty high. I had been using an Iphone 6 as my personal phone before testing the ZenFone 2. To my surprise Asus charges as fast as my personal phone does! Win-win 😀
A Toshiba sensor, 5p lens and a laser autofocus module work in tandem to give the phone it’s photography capabilities.
The camera module itself is the same as the one on the Zenfone 2. The phone takes decent shots.The laser autofocus unit in particular is very impressive.The brand-new laser-autofocus feature greatly reduces blurring and enhances image stabilization, and the industry-leading Low Light mode employs pixel-merging technology to capture up to 400%-brighter photos at night or in low-light scenes — all without the need for a flash.
Audio & Speakers :
The noise it makes is amazing and not terrible to hear. Considering it’s a built-in-speaker the noise is decent enough. The noise doesn’t irritates the ear.
Camera Pictures :
So when I received this Phone for review, luckily I was travelling for a mini-vacation to Manali, I’m attaching some pictures I clicked through Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 😀
Overall Performance :
The phone operates smoothly & responsively. I love the camera. The beauty of Zen – is beautifully crafted Ultra- thin edges. ZenFone 2 Laser has a highly-intuitive control layout.
The elegant new shape feels secure and extremely comfortable to hold. Improved color contrast and detail to ensure the photos you capture in any scene with strong back-lighting look totally natural.
Have you tried Asus ZenFone 2 Laser ? Let me know in the comments below.