The Asus smartphone series – ZenFone smartphone was one of the most anticipated smartphone of this year. Comparing from the Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 which released last year, the Zenfone 2 is a great upgrade in terms of specification and system performance. After the release of the Asus ZenFone 2, Asus also announce the ZenFone Selfie and the Zenfone 2 Laser!
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL system specifications:-
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.5 inches HD IPS display（1280 x 720 resolution）
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 64 inch Snapdragon 410 quad core processor @ 1.2Ghz
- Adreno 306 image processor
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB ROM
- supports up to 128GB microSD card expansion
- 13MP rear camera / laser autofocus / F2.0 aperture / 5P lens / dual tone LED flash
- 5MP front camera / F2.0 aperture/ 85° wide angle
- 3000mAh battery capacity
- Dual SIM dual 4G
- 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9~10.8mm
Retail price: RM799
The ZenFone 2 Laser comes with 6 inches, 5.5 inches and 5 inches variant. There are no difference between the design between all the variant but the top spec comes with large FHD display and powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor. There is no pricing detail available for this smartphone. Meanwhile, the lower end variant that comes with 5 inches display will be priced at RM649!
The design of the box is nearly identical as other Zenfone series, no difference at all.
Power adapter, USB data cable, warranty sheet and instruction manual included. Too bad there is no headphone included in the box.
Our review unit is the 5.5 inches Asus ZenFone 2 Laser which comes in black color!
Design quick look!
As a variant of the ZenFone 2, the design of the ZenFone 2 laser is identical with the previously released Asus ZenFone 2.
However, the dual LED flash of the Asus Zenfone 2 has moved to the side of the camera lens instead of the top of the Asus Zenfone 2.
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser vs Asus ZenFone 2
Can’t distinguish the difference? It is because neither one are ZenFone 2! 😛
Zenfone 2 laser and Zenfone 2 rear design
The ZenFone 2 is available in 5 different colour option but the gold and grey color variant comes with similar brushed metal texture as found in the Asus Zenfone 2.
The ZenFone 2 Laser has a removable battery and rear cover!
Sample image from the Zenfone 2 Laser!
With the laser asissted autofocus, the focus time of the Zenfone 2 laser has greatly reduced to a significant extend which definitely comes in handy when taking photos in instant moment. However, the image quality does not seem improved with the addition of the laser autofocus module. However, the ZenFone 2 price range fits in the budget entry level smartphone user that takes good images.
In short, the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is able to provide a great user experience in terms of the handling and aesthetic appearance. However, those specification of the Zenfone 2 Laser is only classified as entry level smartphone. Nevertheless, it is a good smartphone option to select from in the range of budget smartphones out there.