Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review – Decent Photography Focused Android Smartphone

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser is the latest offering from Asus. The device is recently released by the company with promising photography-oriented features. In the past few models, Asus seems to be concentrating on the photography enhancements by including catchy photography features to the cameras. Now, they are on the latest Laser device that even enhanced the already excellent camera. Even if the first look at the smartphone not exhibiting the camera concentration as on the Asus Zenfone Zoom, it has something interesting to experience.

After a series of reviews based on the Asus products, we are now into the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser to help you out to explore more details regarding the smartphone. You could use this as a guide if you are planning to own one piece and want to know more about it before spending some money on it. So, let’s have a detailed review of the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser smartphone.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Design

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The design of the product is nothing much different from the usual Asus products and is catching at the first look itself. Having a smooth, vivid body attracts our eyes towards it to a great extent. The front portion has no changes at all from the usual designs while the backside looks a little attractive with the fingerprint sensor placed underneath the camera. The curved edges gives a Xiaomi like feel while looking from the back and also enhances the grip on the hand. We felt comfy while handling the device.

In terms of the design, the product is nothing more or nothing less. It is simply a good design which suits almost of the needs of any users. It is available in both silver and gold colors which could be better if had more variants. Luckily Asus has not seemed to be following the Apple path by removing the headphone jack. It is there in the place without any further changes. The lower side of the device looks stunning with the net structure speakers and the USB port.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Features

Now, let’s talk a little about the features of the Laser. There is nothing special to notice on this device other than some good peripherals replaced the old ones. To say one, Fingerprint sensor is there on the back that enables an extra layer of security. Have a deep look into the features below.

Display

The Zenfone 3 Laser has a decent 5.5-Inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The visuals look stunning even in high lighting conditions. The touch screen is free from bubble formation with a glare-free coating which makes it good for use in daylight. In addition, it has a scratch protection layer that protects the screen from small tears while handling roughly. So users can put it in their pocket with the car keys or the credit cards without worrying about the accidental scratches.

Performance

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The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The integrated Adreno 505 GPU provides even better performance. 4GB RAM is there to support multitasking capabilities by joining the CPU in the process. 32GB ROM is enough for the regular users which could be later expanded upto 128GB based on the needs. For the price tag, the features looks satisfying while other companies with same specs charges almost double of this.

The performance of the Zenfone 3 Laser satisfied us in all our testing procedures. It has good startup speed, can play high-end games without any problems, performs well in multi-tasking, and the network speed is also not affected. But some bloatware still consuming resources without any need at all.

Camera

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The camera oriented smartphone is coming with a 13.0 MP back camera with noticeable features such as a wide variety of picture modes. It includes Manual, HDR Pro, Beautification, Super Resolution, Low-light, QR Code, Night, Depth of Field, Effect, Selfie, Panorama, Miniature, GIF animation, Time Rewind, Slow Motion, and Time Lapse. The images looks stunning as you can see from the examples given below.

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The selfie camera is also not that bad with a resolution of 8.0 MP. The images are much vivid than the previously tested Asus devices and provides more clarity throughout the pixels. It will be perfect for the selfie addicts. We tested it in high lighting conditions as well as in low lighting. The camera performed better so that we were satisfied with it.

Software

It is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallows OS overlayed by the ZenUI 3. Even if the big firmware names looks stunning on the device, it has a lot of bloatware floating around. Numerous applications which even don’t necessarily needed by a smartphone is filled up inside. Some previous Asus devices also had this issue, and it indicates that Asus still have to concentrate more on improving their firmware by removing unwanted apps from the device. The performance is not that affected by this except in serious multitasking conditions.

Connectivity

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The device comes with all the basic connectivity features including the 4G LTE. The dual sim card slots enhance the capability to be productive in your business without having to carry multiple devices in the pocket. As mentioned, the headphone jack is there without any problems, and we should thank Asus for not following the Apple way. From our tests, the connectivity looks nice as long as we tested. Some features like NFC, Infrared, USB OTG are not there on the device.

To enhance the security features, there is a fingerprint sensor with good enhancements such as faster recognition. The accuracy of the detection also looks good with a success rate of more than 99%. It is placed under the back camera for a perfect reach of the fingers.

Price

There is a vast price difference in the retail market and the online market for Asus ZenFone 3 Laser smartphones. In Indian currency, it costs about INR 18000 to INR 19000. When compared to other brands with the same pricing, the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is unparalleled in its design and technical features. This might be not same with other Asian countries apart from India, USA, and European countries. It is worth buying, and a person who buys it from E-commerce channel gets vast discounts.

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser Compared to other Leading Brands

The smartphone is worth buying when you compare its price with leading brands of smartphone manufacturer. It has satisfying features that other leading brand of smartphone does not offer at the sale price of Asus ZenFone 3 Laser. There are many good reviews among the users of this phone globally. They have rated much about this smartphone, and you can only find very few complaints about this product.

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser Quick Specs

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  • Other Names: Asus (ZC551KL)
  • Date of Launch: July 2016
  • Dimensions: 149 mm x 76 mm x 7.9 mm
  • Form Factor: Touch Screen
  • Removable Battery: No
  • Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Weight: 150 gm
  • SAR Value: NA
  • Colors Available: Glacier Silver & Sand Gold

Pros

  • Excellent camera
  • Good display
  • Average price.

Cons

  • Battery may not be enough for some users
  • Bloatware

Verdict

Being one of the Asus products, there is no doubt in the quality of the device. All we have to say is that the smartphone is a good one without any serious problems than the low battery and the bloatware packed inside. It is suitable for people with any needs even it is gaming or watching online videos. From numerous tests held under different conditions and for numerous hours, the results were satisfying. We got impressed with the product, and you might also be.

If you would like to avail the product, you can do that from the following links. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the following comment section. We will be looking forward to your opinions and experience with the device which will also help the people who are seeking for it.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review – Decent Photography Focused Android Smartphone
7.6 Overall
Build Quality8
Features7.5
Design8
Camera8.5
Network7.5
Battery6
Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
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