Asus ZenFone 3 Laser review

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Authority

Sadly, the Zenfone 3 Laser feels more like a downgrade compared to its predecessor.

- Bailey Stein, Android Authority
PhoneArena

As a whole, Asus did a commendable job at packing in a lot of smartphone into something that costs less than 1/3 of today’s premium flagships, at just $200. The design of the Laser might be a bit commonplace, but the nice materials being used for the phone’s construction do a great job a...

- Joe M., PhoneArena
tech2

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is a decent smartphone in the whole ZenFone 3 series. But despite the decent attempt at going with tried and tested way, there is no way that I would suggest this smartphone to anyone for the Rs 18,999. I would never pay this much money for a smartphone that has issues such as m...

- Rehan Hooda, tech2
The Indian Express

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has some points in its favour in terms of camera and design, but it is an expensive phone.

- Shruti Dhapola, The Indian Express


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Common Questions


Asus released the ZenFone 3 Laser on September 24, 2016.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser user manual here.


Asus backs up the ZenFone 3 Laser with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 22 days standby time, 1200 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

ZenFone 3 Laser Specs

Overview
Release date September 24, 2016
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/700/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 720 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Sand Gold, Glacier Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
HDR, Selfie Panorama
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Additional Sensors: Fingerprint sensor
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Critic Reviews


Android Authority

Premium design, average camera performance

from Android Authority

The Zenfone 3 Laser offers a good value with its premium design, excellent battery life, and dual-SIM card support. However, it doesn't really stand out against competing options, some of which offer a better value.

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The Zenfone 3 Laser offers a good value with its premium design, excellent battery life, and dual-SIM card support. However, it doesn't really stand out against competing options, some of which offer a better value.

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PhoneArena

Excellent bang-for-buck

from PhoneArena

As a whole, Asus did a commendable job at packing in a lot of smartphone into something that costs less than 1/3 of today’s premium flagships, at just $200. The design of the Laser might be a bit commonplace, but the nice materials being used for the phone’s construction do a great jo...More

As a whole, Asus did a commendable job at packing in a lot of smartphone into something that costs less than 1/3 of today’s premium flagships, at just $200. The design of the Laser might be a bit commonplace, but the nice materials being used for the phone’s construction do a great job at mimicking the look and feel of a much more expensive product.

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tech2

Borderline decent smartphone, with an unfortunate price tag

from tech2

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is a decent smartphone in the whole ZenFone 3 series. But despite the decent attempt at going with tried and tested way, there is no way that I would suggest this smartphone to anyone for the Rs 18,999. I would never pay this much money for a smartphone that has issues such a...More

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser is a decent smartphone in the whole ZenFone 3 series. But despite the decent attempt at going with tried and tested way, there is no way that I would suggest this smartphone to anyone for the Rs 18,999. I would never pay this much money for a smartphone that has issues such as micro stutters and lags in operation, average camera and does not have essentials such as USB Type-C and fast charging in 2016.

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The Indian Express

Good phone, but pricey for its specs

from The Indian Express

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has some points in its favour: I like the design, the camera is good but can be painfully slow in most situations, and the battery life will be enough for most regular users. The problem for Asus Zenfone 3 Laser isn’t competition from other phones, it is from the brand...More

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser has some points in its favour: I like the design, the camera is good but can be painfully slow in most situations, and the battery life will be enough for most regular users. The problem for Asus Zenfone 3 Laser isn’t competition from other phones, it is from the brand itself. The Zenfone 3 Max has a lot more battery on offer, and comes in a cheaper variant as well.

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