Phones are not only getting cheap, they are getting powerful. The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is one such device. It will conveniently replace a lot of things for you: a tablet, a music player, a computer and a point and shoot. Well well, it cant still make sandwiches for you, but getting there ;-)
This is the Zenfone 2 Laser. And a short review of mine.
The packaging is minimal. But I found it hard to take the phone out, so I would consider this packing to be not elegant. Inside the box you get pretty much what all Asus phones offer, a charger with data cable, and the missing headset (yup, I have no clue why they don't at least offer a basic one). The battery is inserted into the handset, although the battery is removable.
The most stand out feature of this phone is its camera and the laser based autofocus system (that is actually available in point and shoot cameras). The camera is a 13MP camera with a dual tone flash. The photos are reasonably good in well lit as well as in low light conditions. The dual tone flash is a plus.
If you are wondering what the long metal looking bar is, no worries, it is the button to control volume! Yes Asus though that it is a better place to keep the volume control as it is a huge phone: 5.5" screen i.e.
The screen is pretty crisp, HD display and has good viewing angles. Of course it means operating with one hand wont take a cut. But you would love the fact that you can see a whole lot of things clear. When I placed my current phone (iPhone 5s), next to it, I felt like mine was for kids!
The performance is pretty reasonable. Has a Qualcomm Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage that is expandable. Has a 3000mAH battery that should good for a day long stint before charging would be required.
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