Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is the second most affordable of the Zenfone 3 lot that was positioned on the higher side of the mid-range smartphones. When launched in India in the month of July of 2016, the phone was available for a price tag of INR 19,999 that came down to INR 16,999 making it more affordable. The main USP of the phone is its second generation Laser Auto-Focus tech that is said to be very responsive and takes 0.03 seconds for focus.
|5.5 Inch IPS LCD Display (401 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Octa Core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937||4GB||32GB internal expandable upto 128GB||
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0
|Non-Removable 3000 mAh||Gold, Gray|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.87 x 2.99 x 0.31|
|Colour Options||Gold, Gray|
|Screen Size||5.5 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||73.65%|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|System on Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, 64 Bit|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||128 GB|
|No. of SIMS||2|
|Sim 1 Type||Nano SIM|
|Sim 2 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Laser Autofocus|
|Flash details||Dual LED|
|Video Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|UI||Zen UI 2.0|
|Talk Time||20 hours|
|Video Play Time||12 hours|
|Internet use wi-fi||15 hours|
|Fast Charging||No hours|
|Music formats||MP4, WAV, AAC, FLAC|
|Video formats||MP4, H.263, H.264|
|GSM||1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|UMTS||2100 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)|
|LTE (TDD)||2300(band 40)|
The Zenfone 3 Laser gets a metallic unibody construction that has been polished by a hyperfine sand-blasting technique. The phone measures 149mm in length, 76mm in width, 7.9mm in thickness and tips the weighing scale at 150gms. On the front is a 5.5inch FullHD (1920 by 1080) IPS display with Bluelight filter on it that is said to be good to the eyes.
The screen is protected by a 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass and gets Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating. With a bezel measuring 2.58mm in thickness the screen-to-body ratio of the phone is of 77%. There are three touch capacitive buttons under the screen. The phone is available in Sand Gold and Glacier Silver.
Powering the Zenfone 3 Laser is the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Soc. This Octa-Core CPU is clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 505. The smartphone maker rolls out two versions of the Laser with two different RAM options including 2GB and 4GB. The internal storage options include 16GB and 32GB. Apart from these two factors, all the surrounding hardware remains the same. It has a memory expansion slot that supports MicroSD cards upto 128GB.
For photography purposes, the phone is equipped with a 13MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera at the rear and an 8MP front facing unit. The primary cam uses a 2nd-gen fast instant focus that is claimed to take 0.03s to do its job. It also benefits from a Color correction (RGB) sensor for suitable white balance and natural-looking color output.
The battery packed into the Zenfone 3 Laser is a 3000mAh (non-removable) pack that is claimed to be having received an increase in power efficiency by 35% as compared to the Snapdragon 617 processor.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 fitted onto it.