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Review: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser

November 16, 2015
review asus zenfone 2 laser
A day with Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.

If you have been a reader of my blog for quite sometime and have been following me on social media @ruthilicious – you would know that I have totally embraced the Mobile Lifestyle. 

I have traded my camera to a smartphone which I always bring whenever I go out, cover events and travel. I take more pictures with my smartphone now than my camera (I use Olympus camera which is also very awesome!).
I always say that the best camera is the one that you have at the moment – to capture memories and instantly share. 
I was quite content with my mobile life – until this Asus Zenfone 2 Laser came in my doorstep 
#bloggermail is looooove!

Unboxing Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser comes with the unit, USB cable, wall charger, earphones, ear foams, warranty card and instruction manual.

First Impressions: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
I took pictures of it side by side with the Asus Zenfone 2. The new Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is smaller but still carries the clam shape.

review asus zenfone 2 laser
review asus zenfone 2 laser

On the first grip, I found it easier to hold and carry. It measures 152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 mm and weighs only 170 grams. I also prefer the matte, silicon-like cover at the back vs the shiny finish of the Asus Zenfone 2. 

A Day with Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
I thought of bringing it to my food adventure at Lola’s  Cafe in Tomas Morato and Woo Galbi in Shangri-la Mall. 
While most of the food bloggers were armed with their cameras and SLRs with fancy lenses, I used the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser and they seemed pretty impressed with how food registered on the display. 
It helped that my fellow food bloggers know good light source and we got to take better pictures. It is also good that Asus Zenfone 2 Laser  has laser auto-focus with focus speeds of up to 0.3 seconds
See how the images register on the display.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser has 8 MP PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture with dual tone LED flash.

(note that all pictures below are taken with no filter)

sample shot review asus zenfone 2 laser

sample shot review asus zenfone 2 laser

sample shot review asus zenfone 2 laser
sample shot review asus zenfone 2 laser

I also quickly took snap shots of our food blogger friends while playing with Lynne’s baby boy. I tested how the camera behaves when taking pictures of moving subject. It did pretty well. See shots below:

At night, I still brought it with me on a date with my friends. 
My friends were teasing me for constantly taking a picture of this tree and the moving vehicles. Haha

To fully test Asus Zenfone 2 Laser’s capabilities, I also took random food shots under Incandescent Light.

The pictures seem grainy though when you zoom it in.
 But who is to complain with such affordable price?
What I think of Asus Zenfone 2 Laser?

For the price of Php 7,295, the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is a great deal. It is good for light users who wants to take beautiful pictures and easy snaps to document their adventures. I love that it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection because I can be pretty abusive of my smartphone. 
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser has an upgragded battery life (though I wasn’t able to really abuse, use and test battery life) it is a good news. The Zenfone 2 I was using has short battery life span. It sometimes dies on me in middle of operation (the other users also commented the same thing) – thus a powerbank is always needed. I hope this new Zenfone 2 Laser will do better for extended use.

Ending this review with this note, with so many choices and smartphones available in the market, most of the time, it is not about the features but how one uses the camera/features. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser makes it easier for non-tech people to produce beautiful pictures in just a snap.

Disclaimer: I receive an Asus Zenfone 2 Laser for review. All opinions, style of writing and photo/ideas are mine.

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