I received the new Asus Zenfone 2 Laser last month. I have been using the phone for almost a month now. Thank you to Team Asus India to give an opportunity to review the phone. At first, I was a little hesitant to use the phone as it was a little bulky to carry around on daily basis. In few days the Zenfone 2 really grew on me. Reason being its User Interface and amazing quality.
Asus has done pretty well for itself in the last year. It has managed to sell 10 million ZenFones to date, which isn’t bad considering that it isn’t even one of the top phone manufacturers in the world. Now, Asus is back with the follow-up of Zenfone 5, and it comes in not one but three variants. The top model in this series is Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) with 4GB RAM, the first smartphone in the world to offer so much of memory. As you can expect, the dual-channel RAM will make multitasking and gaming a breeze, and you will never have to worry about lag or stuttering while using the smartphone.
Inside the box, besides the smartphone, there is a wall charger, USB cable, and the user manual. Besides the bigger screen, the ZenFone 2 is only a little bigger than the ZenFone 5.
5.5-inch IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 4 (1280×720 pixels)
1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
2GB RAM | 16GB internal memory, microSD up to 128GB.
13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and laser focus, 5MP front camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB
Android Lollipop 5 with Zen UI
I started using the phone from November 22, 2015. Since that day, there is no looking back. The camera quality is brilliant, the battery life is what one wishes to have and the UI is amazing. The auto-focus thing is pretty impressive. Laser focus cameras try to be more accurate than the cameras with contrast detection technology. Check out my instagram- @monicayadav08 . I have taken some pictures and they look amazing. Apart from the laser focus, the Zenfone 2 Laser has a decent rear camera. Images capture colours well, but details are usually a problem. Still, in this budget, it’s as good as it gets. Performance is good enough for a phone of this class, and you’ll be able to play most games and multi-task without a problem. Zenfone 2 Laser supports tap-to-wake.
If you want a budget phone with the best network quality coupled with a large battery life, the Zenfone 2 Laser would be our current recommendation.