Last year on August, ASUS launched a whole set of Zenfone 3 variants includes Zenfone 3 Laser, Zenfone 3 Max and Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Currently, we got our hands-on with Zenfone 3 Laser. As the name hints, it’s a phone with a laser autofocus inside the same Zenfone 3 design aspects. Instead of a Snapdragon processor, this one comes with a Mediatek chipset and an affordable price tag.
DESIGN & BUILD
Asus has taken Metallic design which feels like Luxury which looks pretty nice and adds to your style. And It comes with two amazing colors they are Glacier Silver and Sand Gold. The ZenFone 3 Laser weight just 150 grams and measures the 7.9mm thin which is lighter and thinner than the Zenfone 2 Laser.
DISPLAY & FEATURES
Zenfone 3 Laser provides a screen display of 5.5 inches Full HD(1920 x 1080) resolution IPS display which is not up to mark as compared to today’s competitive market where full HD smartphones are easily available at same price range. Apart from that, it has the most recent version of Corning Gorilla Glass (2.5D) glass touchscreen which provides better.
The Laser is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 alongside a 4GB RAM that ensures it has enough power for a smooth multitasking. Zenfone 3 Laser has a customised build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is skinned with Asus’s ZenUI 3.0. That being said, the phone’s UI is butter smooth and responsive, and the overall operation is fast and snappy.
The Laser has a similar 13 MP camera as the original ZenFone 2 Laser with a laser auto-focus system and a dual-tone LED flash. The laser auto-focus helps you to take pictures faster and lock focus less than a second (i.e 0.03 instant focus), nevertheless the image quality is average at best. I found the images to be good, especially in the bright natural light. At low light shots are average, with a increase in the darker environment, noise increases. And for videos, Zenfone 3 Laser gives 3-axis electronic image stabilizer to give steadily,shake-free videos. The camera is quite good for macro photography, and the camera on the ZenFone 3 Laser can go quite close to the subject, unlike many phones in the price segment.
On the front, it has a 8-megapixel camera which takes a decent selfie. The front camera can also capture decent 1080p videos.
The ZenFone 3 Laser comes with a 3,000mAh battery, which is actually a decent size for a phone having a 5.5-inch screen. We spent a week testing Zenfone 3 Laser as a primary device. The phone lasts a day in general use and with medium to heavy usage, it lasts around 15-16 hours which is good. Even if you are using 4G data, it will last you through your entire day, which is what matters at the end of the day.
Zenfone 3 Laser rear fingerprint sensor which unlocks the phone in 0.3s and with 5 fingers recognition plus supports 360 degrees finger rotation capability for fast response time.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is a device that gives consumers most features at a decent price point. It’s standout feature, the laser autofocus system. Other than that, it has basically a common feature set and nothing really stands out. At a similar price point, you can opt for Lenovo Z2 Plus which has much better specs than Zenfone Laser.