One of our family highlights last year, technology-wise is peanutbutter♥ switching to the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. Its high end features and affordability created quite a buzz and became one of the most sought-after and recommended smartphone of 2015. This year, ASUS launched an upgrade to last year’s Zenfone 2 Laser, with a slightly different name: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S.
The S at the end of its name is bringing us a promise of a Superior, Stunning, Sweeter, Seamless, and a Smarter smartphone.
Thanks so much to our friends from ASUS for sending us a review unit of this device. I am not a techie mom but I love tinkering on different gadgets. So, I’m going to give this my best shot and share with you my experience.
Let’s start the unboxing, shall we?
If you will notice, there really isn’t a change in the packaging of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S. It’s just the same as last year’s but the back of the box lists the phone’s key specs:
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage
- MSM8939 (1.5GHz)
The contents of the box includes:
- Your Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S
- phone charger
- charging cable
I got it in gold. Even though the back cover is made of plastic, it looks sleek and premium with the brushed metallic-design.
ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S ZE550KL Full Specs
- 5-inch HD display, 1280 x 720 resolution, 276 ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
- 3GB of RAM (up to 128GB via micro SD), Adreno 405
- Dual micro SIM, Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI
- 13MP rear camera with laser AF, LED flash
- 5MP front camera with 85-degree wide angle lens
- 3G, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- 3000mAh Battery
- Colors: black, gold, silver, white, and red
- ₱ 8,995
Like other Zenfone 2 Laser phones, this device is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 which offers twice (2X) the drop-damage resistance of its predecessor, a 2.5X increase in retained strength and is 85% less likely to break in daily use.
It’s quite big but very comfortable to hold with its incredible slim 3.99mm edges. It has a 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution and a a remarkable 72% screen-to-body ratio.
It has a 13 MP rear camera equipped with f/2.0 aperture lens and laser auto focus plus a dual real tone LED flash. It also has a 5 MP selfie camera, also equipped with with f/2.0 aperture lens and 85-degree wide angle lens for best selfie photos and videos.
The back panel also contains a familiar a physical rear key which you can use to snap selfies and adjust volumes.
I’ve used this for two days now and I’m already loving the big screen.
I’ve been using this phone for more than a week now and check out how clear the photo taken from it are:
I highly recommend this phone to anyone who is thinking of buying a new one.