The Asus Zenfone 3 laser is the most affordable option in the New Asus phones combining best performance. This is a detailed review of the performance, features, specifications, and price. We discussed the camera performance also.
The design looks very spectacular giving the device a perfect look. The device looks similar to other devices such as Redmi note 3 and Meizu m3 note and they all have this kind of metal finish. It has a brush metal finish. The front of the phone looks just like the Zenfone 3. On the top and the bottom part comes the plastic and that part is where it gets signal inside.
The fingerprint sensor is not that kind of one which we normally see, it is not circular and square but it is a rounded rectangle. The bezels are very thin. Curved edges provide comfortable holding. The power button is present on the right side. The volume rockers come to the right side. The stereo speakers located at the bottom beside the micro USB. Overall it felt better in the hand and definitely feels an upgrade. The charging slot is at the bottom.
The 3.5 mm headphone jack accompanied by the mic resides at the top. On the top, the display comes the light sensors. The front camera is placed above the display. The rear camera is on the back side with dual LED flash and the laser autofocus. The three capacitive touch buttons on the bottom display. It has dimensions of 149 x 76 x 7.9 mm and weights around 150 grams. Available in Sand Gold and Glacier Silver colors.
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser display is 5.5 inches. It is an LCD display made of IPS panels. It is a multi-touch capacitive touch screen. It has an FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels having a brightness of 500nits.
It displays around 16M colors. Its screen to body ratio is 77%. The display is a corning gorilla glass 3. It is provided with Bluelight Filter for Eye Care. The glass is a 2.5D curved countered glass. Having a wide viewing angles of 178 degrees.
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser runs on Android 6.0 with brand-new ASUS ZenUI 3.0. It is powered by 64-bit Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. Consisting of 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB internal memory expandable through micro SD slot up to 128 GB.
Having primary camera of 13MP with Auto Focus, 32-second long exposure, 0.03 sec Ultrafast TriTech autofocus, Color correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colors, Blue Glass IR Filter, Dual-LED real tone flash. The camera is featured with Back Light (HDR) Mode, Low Light Mode, Manual Mode (for DSLR-like camera detail settings), Real Time Beautification Mode, Super Resolution Mode (for up to 4X resolution photos), Night Mode The depth of Field Mode, Photo Effect Mode, Selfie Panorama, GIF Animation Mode, Slow Motion Mode, Time Lapse Mode. It records video at Full HD Video recording 1080p @30 FPS and 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos. Comes with an 8MP secondary camera. Best stereo speakers with New” 5 magnet speaker for up to 40% better performance and ASUS SonicMaster 3.0 are delivered. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. Sensors such as Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, and Fingerprint are present.
It has 3000mAh non-removable battery which provides a very good back up. The device is provided with dual sim slots where SD card uses sim slot 2. The device supports 4G connectivity. Available user interfaces options such as ASUS ZenUI 3.0 ZenMotion, PhotoCollage, MiniMovie, Google Apps, File Manager, Quick Memo, Themes.
This is one of the most valuable phones for the money you spend. This is a 4G LTE phone. The best thing in the phone is the corning gorilla glass and the 2.5D curved glass which is nice and hard to break. They have given a good storage on the phone which is around 32GB. And you are also getting 4GB of RAM. Performance wise it is good.
It has a lot of features added. Overall the interface felt snappy and responsive. This version of ZenUI is same as on the Zenfone 3 models. It is simpler and cleaner and runs Android Marshmallow. The display has also been upgraded now to 1080p full HD display. The battery capacity the same and still no quick charge. The device comes with a built-in model and it is not the fastest we have seen but it works.
The 13MP main camera shoots better photos than its predecessor. The device supports HDR mode as well. The camera interface has been customized a bit and there are many modes available to try out. The camera interface is very good. Even on the paper, the device is an upgrade. It comes with optical image stabilization.
The color quality is quite good in the day light pics. But sometimes the colors get slightly oversaturated. The camera performance is good and it is definitely one of the good cameras as per devices in this price segment. The detail and the sharpness level is also quite good. The close-up shots have also come pretty good.
The laser autofocus is not really accurate. At times when you are doing a close-up picture, the laser autofocus didn’t do well and you have to touch to focus. But overall the quality of the camera is quite good and at acceptable levels. Low light imaging is quite average. It is not excellent we would say but quite average performance. That is definitely an improvement over the previous cameras in laser series.
It is happy to see that we get the high-end features at the low-end price. If you are looking for a good budget phone than this one should be considered as at the end of the day all boils down to the price tag.