Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL
Source: Hot Hardware
When ASUS released the ZenFone 2 Laser, the company’s goal was to offer a premium smartphone experience with strong camera performance at an affordable price. Overall, we feel ASUS did an excellent job at finding a good balance of price, performance, and features with the ZenFone 2 Laser. The phone has a lot to offer, particularly at its budget-friendly price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
Source: Phone Arena
Saturation seems to be the tactic that Asus believes will get them to reach new heights, but it’s almost maddening at the same time because the Zenfone 2 Laser offers very little distinction over the original model. Yes, its starting price point of $199 outright makes for an attractive prospect for consumers who are pinched. However, we can’t fully commit to recommending this over the original model solely due to its faster laser auto-focusing tech. That’s an incentive for sure, but at the same time, there’s no substantial improvement to its overall quality. Additionally, there are other areas where the Zenfone 2 Laser lags behind its sibling. Taking into consideration that the hardware here is by and large similar, save for the chipset, we’d think that it would receive more of a discount at this point. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, so you might be better off picking up the original model – more so when it can be fetched at a discount nowadays.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
The unlocked Asus ZenFone 2 Laser offers a solid mix of performance, camera quality, and battery life for a good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Android Authority
While not without its issues, the positives of the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser far outweigh the negatives, and if value for money is what you are looking for, this device is certainly a very compelling option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 78% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
The ZenFone 2 Laser is, in mostly every way, the same as the ZenFone 2. The differences lie under the hood, which translates into a slight drop in performance, and in features, the most notable of which is laser-assisted auto focus. The price starts at $199 USD, putting it in the sweet-spot budget range for many. As with the ZenFone 2, if you're on a compatible network and you're upgrading from an older or lower-tier device, you'll be very happy with the ZenFone 2 Laser.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2015
Source: Tom's Guide
Buying a smartphone for less than $250 can feel like shopping the clearance section. Most of the items available are hideous or hideously outdated, but once in a while, you come across a gem. The Asus ZenFone 2 series, starting at $199, is a great bargain, packing a good display in a sturdy frame. Camera lovers will appreciate the ZenFone 2 Laser's sharp, colorful image quality and fun customization features, and the microSD card slot will come in handy for storing all those pictures and videos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Think Digit
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is the best phone to buy in the sub-10K if the camera is your priority, but for anything else, you would be better off with the Meizu M2 Note.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 63%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
If you're willing to spend a little more, there is even the option of the Snapdragon 615-powered ZenFone 2 Laser, which comes with 3GB RAM and is expected to offer better performance on paper, though we haven't had a chance to test it yet. However, at under Rs. 10,000, the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 2GB RAM is probably the best closed-environment camera performance on a budget smartphone, and it's worth checking out if you're a photography enthusiast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
Source: MrInformatica IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Model: The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE by Asus is a high-end smartphone with the latest hardware. It features a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB via the microSD card slot. Its 5.5 inch screen features a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, which gives ample of screen real estate for ease of use. This Zenfone 2 Laser has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera that shoots great pictures with the Laser Auto focus function.
The Android 5.0 OS with ZeunUI gives users an enhanced mobile experience. The screen is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which has a lesser chance of breaking in case of a fall. This sleek Asus smartphone has a thickness of just 10.8 mm and comes in a choice of black, white and red for colors. The weight is a mere 170 g with the battery plugged in. LTE is supported on this Zenfone, which ensures speedy internet connections while on the go and it has Dual Sim feature with dual standby. Battery life is also decent with the 3000 mAh battery as it lasts a whole day of moderate use. Finally, this Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is an excellent smartphone for the modern consumer.
Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
74.22%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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