The multi-tasking Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 will be every blogger's bestfriendThursday, October 29, 2015
Being a blogger -and an active girl in social media, a phone with a nice camera is a must. From the first time Apple came out with the first iPhone, I was one of the first few people who was able to avail from Globe, and would switch out to new models whenever my plan was due another unit. About 3 years ago, I made a big switch from iPhone to an Android Operating System and it was kind of difficult to get used to at first.
The Apple OS being the idiot proof that it is, Android OS seems to be so much harder to get used to for first time users. The first time I was convinced to buy a phone with an Android OS was because my best friend was a loyal Android interface user and I got so jealous with all her fonts and other kikay things you can do with an Android that you can't with an Apple OS unless you have it jailbroken, which of course, I would not do.
|Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0|
After 3 years on using a phone with an Android OS, I had no reason to switch because everything I needed for blogging and to run my business I am able to (and more) with my Android phone. But after seeing the new iPhone 6 Plus whose huge display was ideal for blogging and taking photos at events made me want to switch back to Apple.
On a whim and on Mother's Day, I asked my husband for an iPhone 6 Plus. Soon after I switched, I immediately regretted my decision because it not being on Google, it was so hard for me to access my phone book, my calendar, and all my other important stuff that were on Google which was a real pain. A few months later (which was just a few days ago) I was contacted by Asus and asked me if I wanted to give their new Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 a try and review it for my readers. I of course was elated.
Just 3 days after it arrived, I am happy and am very much able to give a proper review.
I am not familiar with the Asus phones so having to review one is exciting for me because it's really new.
I had no idea how the phone would look like. I'm not the kind of person who spends a lot of time in electronic stores to keep watch on the latest phones so the first time I saw the box when it arrived, I was actually impressed with the look -and I prayed that I was going to get the gold one.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 from Asus, was first available for purchase in September of this year so it's really a baby in the market.
It has a 5 inch display, with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The camera's max lens aperture size on the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is about average for a standard smartpone. This isn't a huge deciding factor, but some photo enthusiasts may prefer larger apertures for shallow depth of field photos, or fast action shots.
AESTHETICS, DIMENSIONS, & DESIGN
When it comes to the overall look of the phone, I was truly very happy with it because it's something I would have picked out myself. Plus, it being gold, I am just elated. The phone's body is 143.70 mm high, 71.50 mm wide, and has a depth of 10.50 mm, 16% thicker than the average smartphone released in the last year.
With a weight of 140 grams, its weight is about average for a smartphone of its size. I also like how thin it is because it's not bulky in my purse. With me having two phones now, I can't have heavy, bulky phone in my purse.
With a weight of 140 grams, its weight is about average for a smartphone of its size. The speaker is not on the usual place at the bottom of the unit. Instead, it's located at the back of the phone in a single strip on the bottom of the phone.
- Front Facing Camera
- Rear Facing Camera
- LED FlashAutofocus
- Burst Mode
- Digital Image Stabilization
- Digital Zoom Face Detection
- HDR CapturePanorama
|Selfie Mode (Front Camera) with back light|
|On Low Light|
|Outdoor with Natural Light|
|Outdoor with Natural Light|
The plug for the earphones goes on top of the unit, beside the power button.
Being a blogger and a business owner, I had to bite the bullet and accept the fact that I need a separate phone for my business and for clients of my blog. It's so hard when all the data gets mixed with your personal messages -it's so hard to sort through them when you are looking for something important. Plus, it gets tiring to switch from one social media account to another just so I could manage my pages!
Its battery is lithium polymer, and in terms of battery capacity, which is the actual electric charge the battery holds, this phone can hold 2,070 mAh, a below average battery capacity for a smartphone released in 2015.
You can pretty much customize the look of your screen. You can add widgets which the phone comes with standard ones. I like having my screen look as simple as possible so I am not scrambling looking for my frequently used apps.
With 2GB of RAM, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 has more memory than an average smartphone from this past year
I love how easy it is to switch from one SIM to the next. I thought it was going to be a pain to figure out how to use one or the other, but as it turns out, it's pretty easy. Silicone cases and screen protectors are already available in cellphone accessories stalls around so you won't have to worry about not being able to find one because this model is still very new.
ASUS Zenfone Laser specs in a nutshell
- 1.2GHz qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 5.5-inch HD display, Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 1280 x 720 resolution
- 8GB/16GB of storage, expandable
- 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 apeture, Laser AF
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- Android Lollipop
- 3000mAh battery
You can get your new ASUS Zenfone Laser and more gadgets at incredibly low prices at Lazada!