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Introduction


After the release of its Zenfone 2, Asus is doing all it can to capitalize on the phone’s success by doing what they do best – and that’s by coming up with several derivatives of its prized phone. The Zenfone 2 line has expanded to several variants since its inception, and for those who didn’t think its camera was fast enough, the Zenfone 2 Laser solves that by being fashioned with laser auto-focus tech. While it seems that the phone is otherwise unchanged, it’s still finding itself in that attractive mid-ranger space with its sub $200 outright cost.

The package contains:

  • Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
  • Wall Charger
  • microUSB cable
  • User guide
  • Warranty card

Design

No surprises here, it looks exactly like its sibling.

Not shockingly, the Zenfone 2 Laser looks exactly like its sibling, featuring the same faux metal finish casing. It’s not downright ugly, nor is it really stunning either. Sure, a sense of style is available by wisely choosing any of the interchangeable rear covers that Asus sells for the phone, but it’s still by and large conventional looking.

Nothing has changed with the arrangement of its buttons and ports, they’re all in the same locations as before. Taking a page from LG, the volume controls are located in the back of the phone, which are relatively easy to access by our index finger, but the power button still takes some getting used to because of its placement in the top center.


Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (US)
Dimensions

6 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches

152.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Motorola Moto G (2015)
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches

142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

OnePlus 2
Dimensions

5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5")
Dimensions

6.01 x 2.96 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4 mm

Weight

4.96 oz (141 g)

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (US)
Dimensions

6 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches

152.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Motorola Moto G (2015)
Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches

142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

OnePlus 2
Dimensions

5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5")
Dimensions

6.01 x 2.96 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4 mm

Weight

4.96 oz (141 g)

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Display

Not much has changed, but at least it continues to exude favorable qualities.

Specs-wise, there’s not a whole lot different here, seeing that it’s slapped with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS-LCD display. Frankly, we have no major complaints given its sharp looks, good details, and punchy color tones. Even though most of its characteristics are unchanged, its peak brightness output now maxes out at 403 nits, which is less than before and makes it a bit tougher to view on those sunny days. Another subtle change includes the switch to newer Gorilla Glass 4, ensuring that it’s more resilient to scratches and scuffs.



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