A good smartphone is one of my must-haves in every travel. I use it to communicate, run some apps, book a hotel, update my social media account and to take those precious travel moments. With so many new smartphones coming out now and then, it is easy to get one. But finding the best phone that will suit your needs is a totally different story.
Just recently, I was given by Asus Philippines their newest smartphone model called Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KL. A phone that promises unprecedented performance, sharp vision and a seamless and intuitive UI, designed to be your best companion. Hmmmm... Let's see!
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KL Specs
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 5.0-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 8GB or 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD
- 8 MP rear camera with Laser autofocus, dual LED flash and 5MP front AF camera
- Dual-SIM 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE connectivity
- WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh removable battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
- Dimension: 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.5 mm
- Weight: 170 grams
Unboxing the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KLThe standard package comes with the smartphone, USB 2.0 cable and wall charger adapter, headset with extra ear foams, warranty card and user manual.
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Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL ReviewAt first hold, I instantly love its sleek, ergonomic and functional design. With a dimension of 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 mm, it has that sturdy feel and weighs very light at 170 grams. The ports and buttons were also nicely placed on the top and bottom sides for accessibility and functionality. The elegant new Ergonomic Arc design feels secure and extremely comfortable to hold. I certainly love Asus Zenfone 2 Laser's awesome ergonomic design with a premium feel!
The 5.0-inch HD display at 1280 x 720 resolution is also impressive! It has rich and natural colors that gives amazingly crisp images. It also reduced the bezel width, giving ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL a remarkable 70% screen-to-body ratio.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL features a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor coupled with Android Lollipop OS. With these features, it certainly offers that optimum performance and speed I am looking for in a smartphone. With this, I could do more and lets me do multiple tasks without lagging.
One of the highlights of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is the 8 megapixel main camera with Laser-guided auto-focus, dual-tone LED flash, 5 P Largan Lenses and ƒ/2.0 aperture that is just so perfect for taking those awesome travel photos. It also has a front camera which is good at 5-MP with auto focus, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 85° wide angle ideal for selfies.
Sample Photos taken with Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
As connectivity is very important to me, I am happy that Asus Zenfone 2 Laser supports dual (micro) SIM capability that can connect to 3G and LTE signals. With this, it's easier to switch from one mobile service provider to another, whichever provides the best mobile signal wherever I may be. It also supports Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and A-GPS connectivity.
It is available in colors such as Black, Ceramic White, Silver, Purple, Aqua Blue, Sheer Gold and Glamour Red.
How much is the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser?Sold with an affordable a price tag of Php 7,695.00, the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL is definitely very affordable and value-for-money considering its features and capabilities.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is definitely an ideal smartphone for travelers who want speed and reliability on their smartphones and could take really awesome photos. I'm giving it my 2 thumbs up!
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Asus Philippines gave me this Asus Zenfone 2 Laser for the purpose of this review. All the comments and views expressed are mine and were not influenced by the company.
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