ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE500KL Laser Lifestyle Review
Alas! A phone created to satisfy the need for photo-savvies like me! It was really fun reviewing the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser. First of all, just check out the full specs here and you will want your hands on one of these!
In a nutshell, for the price and the features that this phone has, it is definitely a must-buy! I have been playing with this for about 2 weeks and I’ve been really enjoying it. The blue light filter helped when I read eBooks and I love the low light mode. Plus, you can add up to 128gb of micro SD card 🙂
Here are more details about the different features of the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser.
Thin, light and edgy. Round corners and the thinnest ege of the phones measures at just 3.9mm. Ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your palm. The rear keys make it easy to control volume or take selfie shots.
5.0 inch HD (720 x 1280 p) IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 offers vibrant colors, good brightness levels, wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees. It also has anti-fingerprints coating with glove touch support. It also gives sensitive and responsive touch experience. ZenFone 2 Laser is one of the quickest in the market with a response time of 60ms as compared to most Android phones that are around 80 to 100 ms. It is also very smart as it will know how to distinguish between water drops/grease and your finger enabling the screen to still responsively work well even when phone is a bit wet (during rainy season.
ASUS TruVivid Technology enables you to see more colors than you typically would on your mobile phone screens, reaching 72% of the NTSC gamut. This gives you the ability to see more colors just as precisely as your eyes enjoy the real world.
I also love ASUS Splendid that does many things like adjusting hue and saturation of your screen, but my favorite feature is that it can decrease bluelight by 30%. This just means you can read longer without straining your eyes as much.
More fun begins here! IT runs on PixelMaster 2.0 Camera with 8-megapixel on the back guided with laser auto-focus. Another feature I like is the dual-LED real tone flash that makes makes your skin tone look more natural, and a 5 mp camera in front.
It has f/2.0 aerture Toshiba lens that can be used well in low light conditions.
What is this Laser auto-focus you ask? The normal phones would usually take a few moments before it focuses on a subject. The rear camera of the ZenFone 2 Laser though has laser autofocus technology for the fastest clarity. Precision and quality would be my chosen keywords. The laser auto focus even works well with low light mode too, enabling the camera to find the subject and focus on eat easier on low light. It also has my favorite HDR photo which is perfect for travel buddies like me who like taking photos of landscape. Fear no light and shadow as HDR mode balances these two for a great photo finish. Another bonus, it has a wide angle panorama selfie!!! Perfect for group shots – give this phone to the Oscars so they can take a better selfie with more stars!
It also has real-time beautification mode, just try it so I don’t have to explain how awesome of a friend this feature is. To complement these camera features, the phone comes with built-in fun apps like ASUS Photo Collage and Photo Effects as well as the ASUS MiniMovie to document your life!
It also has a super resolution mode allowing you to merge 4 pictures into one resulting to a near 52MP photo. Built-in blow up photo machine 🙂
Video recording can be done with maximum resolution of FULL HD 1920 x 1080 with video stabilization.
Call and Connectivity
It’s not a great phone it cannot make great phone calls. To make the signal connection better, ZenFone 2 Laser comes with the ASUS Zentenna technology. I don’t want to write words that I cannot pronounce to explain what this is, in short it just means it receives and emits multidirectional ground currents giving better signal. The dual sim 4G is also great news!
As for the GPS, it supports 3 different satellite systems in the globe.
1. GPS (Global Positioning System)
2. Glonass (Russian Global Navigation Satellite System)
3. BDS (Beidou Navigation Satellite system)
It is equipped with a 3,000 mAH Li-Polymer giving over 36 hours usage on 3G signal and Wifi turned on during the period. Battery is replaceable too so you don’t have to worry about the battery getting drained if ever.
It comes with 5 layers of magnets in a large chamber so bass sound can be better. That’s all I need to know about that 🙂
Other features I find cool:
1. Theme store
2. Privacy Protection – SnapView
3. ZenMotion – swipe gestures to open apps
4. Kids Mode
5. Easy Mode