Zenfone 3 Laser Review of Camera focused Device

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser which a Camera focused device – Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) was launched in the market on 12th October 2016 and is priced at Rs. 18,999 ($275). The smartphone is part of the Zenfone 3 series and was unveiled along with the more expensive Asus Zenfone 3.

One such device Zenfone 3 laser is focused on the camera segment with a pretty quick focusing technique. So let us do a Zenfone 3 Laser hands on review to find out more about it.

Zenfone 3 Laser Review

Design

As you know the smartphones in the Zenfone 3 series have this amazing design. The rear has a brushed aluminum finish with antenna lines, while the front is all white with non-backlight capacitive buttons. The Zenfone 3 Laser is a lightweight phone which weighs only 150g and is 7.9mm thick. The fingerprint sensor is a bit vertically stretched exposing more area for your fingerprint. It’s the most comfortable Zenfone 3 series smartphone for a single handed use. The 3.5mm jack rests on the top and the hybrid dual-SIM slot is placed on the left. The smartphone supports both micro and nano SIM cards.

Display

The smartphone sports a metal unibody design and features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The display gets 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass which slightly curves on the edges and compliments the overall design of the smartphone. There is 401 PPI pixel density and the screen to body ratio is decent measuring 77%.

Asus has included an app to make the display warmer or cooler. So user can set the screen temperature at your convenience. You Need to go to Display >> Screen Color Mode to set the display  profile. The smartphone also comes with a blue light filter, which claims to prevent eyes from harmful blue light. But activating the filter spoils the show by making contents yellowish.

Performance

The Zenfone 3 laser comes with a 64 bit Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, and includes 4GB DDR3 RAM. The smartphone at most times uses 1.5 GB to 2.0 GB Ram while the remaining stays free. Overall performance while browsing the internet and fiddling through Facebook is very smooth.

The configuration handles multi-tasking well and usually is snappy. You won’t face bottle necks during HD game play. The processor delivers 60 frames per second for smoother gameplay. We played Asphalt 8 on high settings and to our surprise the smartphone offers smooth performance. After playing the game for 20-25 minutes the smartphone was mildly warm. There is no heating while playing games which is great considering it is a metal phone. Even i havent faced any heating issue in device other than while charging.

Battery Life

The Zenfone 3 laser comes with 3000 mAh non removable battery. The phone easily lasts for a day without any issues (more than my Galaxy S7). And there’s is no unusual battery drains like other custom ROMs. T

The battery is well optimized by Asus and you can easily enhance the battery life by diving into the Mobile Manager App and Choose – Performance, Balanced or the Power Saving Mode.

The Zenfone 3 laser lacks fast charging feature, though the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 has support for it.The steep price tag may look more reasonable if Asus has added this feature.  The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser took more than 3 hours to charge the 3000 mAH battery on the slow charger.

Will Cover the Camera performance and Verdict of the Device in my next blog, Stay Tuned

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