With their latest refresh to the ZenFone lineup, ASUS is offering consumers several different options to choose from We already reviewed the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3, and have also covered the more recent and less traditional ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone AR
Now, we’re taking a look at ASUS’ entry-level ZenFone 3 Laser So does the ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser bring enough to the table to stand out from competing options? Let’s find out with our comprehensive ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser review! Design And Display the ZenFone 3 Laser is constructed of an aluminum body with plastic top and bottom caps, presumably to help with wireless reception We’ve seen designs quite similar to this countless times in the past, but it remains difficult to ignore the high-quality in-hand feel of aluminum For the display, we’re looking at a respectable 5
5" 1080P IPS panel coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Color reproduction is great, viewing angles are decent, and the display is generally fairly good Camera The Zenfone 3 Laser’s 13 MP f/20 camera captures images that are about average in terms of quality
Excellent cameras are pretty much unheard of at this price, so we can forgive many of the shortcomings here Software And Storage Out of the box, the Zenfone 3 Laser runs ASUS’ ZenUI 30 skin over Android 60
1 Marshmallow Although it’s not going to wow anyone with its benchmark scores, the Zenfone 3 Laser still performs well day-to-day The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 is, of course, an entry-level processor, but that hasn’t prevented ASUS from offering a well optimized experience Unfortunately, the Zenfone 3 Laser is only available with 2 GB of RAM, which is a major bottleneck when attempting to multitask If you only plan on using one SIM card with the Zenfone 3 Laser, you can take advantage of the other slot’s microSD card expansion option, which supports cards up to 128 GB
For most users, however, the 32 GB of onboard storage should be enough Battery he ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is packing a 3000mAh battery, which translated to excellent battery life during our testing Even when using the phone for more than twenty-four hours, we were still able to achieve over four and a half hours of screen on time When we used the phone more heavily, we were still able to achieve twelve hours of use with six and a half hours of screen on time
Price The ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is on sale now for $200 in the United States Since it is unlocked, you can purchase it from a retailer like Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, or B&H Photo instead of going through your carrier Thank you for watching our review of the ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser We’d love to hear your thoughts regarding this device; would you buy it over competing options? Do let us know in the comment section below!