ASUS new handset Zenfone Laser 3 is more epensive than its predecessors, but doesn’t appear to be a big upgrade in terms of features are concerned.
Asus’s latest smartphone in the ZenFone series is named the ZenFone 3 Laser, which is the successor to last year’s ZenFone 2 Laser. Mind you, the ZenFone 2 Laser was offered in two variants- the 5.5-inch 720p display and the 6-inch Full HD display.
At the moment, it is all totally simplified, and the Laser 3 has single variant as of now which is now rolling in SM stores nationwide for 11,995 pesos.
ZenFone 3 Laser has a unibody metallic exterior look, giving it an added premium appearance and feeling than its previous version, which is completely made of plastic-type material and has removable cover too. The fresh new phone also has a flat rear style. The curved back structure was amongst the features of the Laser 2. Furthermore, the keys are now positioned at the side panel, in contrast to the Laser 2 where the power and volume keys are located on the backside panel.
ZenFone 3 Laser is built with some top components anticipated of a present day smartphone. To the finger-print sensor, a function Laser 2 didn’t have, it’s possible now to unlock the screen very quickly. Zen Laser still includes the standard microUSB connector and supports 4G connection, the availability of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) makes calling more effective.
Quallcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor
The Laser 3 phone operates on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, that is technically much stronger compared to Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor used in the lower cost version of ZenFone 2 Laser though not in the comparable category as the Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor that powers the greater priced variant of ZenFone 2 Laser.
Laser 3 Zen offers a 5.5-inch screen display with 1,920×1,080p resolution. Thus giving it a plus over the 5.5-icnh 1280x720p display based ZenFone 2 Laser. Also, Zen 3 Laser is already incorporated with the latest Gorilla Glass display screen for more effective protection.
The main factor and the selling feature of the Laser series is the high-end camera. Although, in these latest release of Laser 3, the phone’s camera is still a 13-megapixel affair, function by the exact same Sony IMX214 sensor plus the laser auto-focus technology that enables the camera to quickly focus on an item in under 0.03 seconds.
Zenfone 3 Laser Camera Samples Below:
Latest Android together with the much better UI
The ZenFone 3 Laser operates on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) which is pretty new OS than the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) version running in both its predecessor. You will also find enhancements to Asus’ proprietary custom ZenUI running over Android as well, with reduced pre installed apps, improved grouping of features and over-all snappiness in reaction. Yet, aesthetically, the differences are at first challenging to identify.