Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KL) | Gadget Review

It seems that everybody is raving about Asus ZenFone these days. The hashtag #SeeWhatOthersCantSee has reached its 10k mark. Rather than be left out, I joined the bandwagon. See my brand spanking new Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0".  The phone was just released last August 2015. Check it out!

 Unboxing of Asus ZenFone 2 Laser

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0" in Sheer Gold

  • Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0" (ZE500KL)
  • USB Connector with Power Adapter
  • Earphones with various sizes of earplugs
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card


  • 5.66 x 2.81 x 0.41 in (143 .7 x 71.5 x 10.5 mm)
  • 140 g (4.94 oz.)

Tip: The rear key provides the most intuitive way to use your smart phone. You can adjust the volume and also take a selfie with it.


Asus's trademark concentric design carries over to the ZenFone line and is featured on the back rear key (see third photo) to complement the hairline metallic finish back cover. Each of the concentric circles features with spin pitch of only 0.13mm, which delivers the mesmerizing visual effect, just like its big brother Asus ZenBook.

It is designed to comfortably fit your palm for ultimate comfort without sacrificing style with its curved back and thinnest edge measuring just 3.9mm. The ergonomic design offers a nice grip, especially compared with thin-yet-flat design of iPhone 6 plus, which people often accidentally drop due to its flat and slippery surface. This phone definitely looks and feels expensive but the price is super affordable at only Php 7,295.


  • Capacitative touchscreen 16M colors
  • 5.0 inches 
  • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 72% Screen to Body ratio
  • Full Screen Lamination with Asus TruVivid Technology
  • 20nm Anti-Fingerprints Coating* with Globe Touch Support**

*20nm Anti-Fingerprints Coating- slide and swipe without leaving any fingerprints
**Glove Touch Support- completely usable even when you are wearing gloves (Settings---> Device---> ASUS Customized Settings---> Glove Mode)

Did you know that the screen of Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is able to distinguish between water drops/grease and your finger? The screen is still responsive and works well even if it is a bit wet like on a rainy day. 

See What Others Can't See with PixelMaster 2.0 Camera

  • 8-megapixel on the back guided with a laser auto-focus
  • Dual-LED real tone flash
  • 5-megapixel camera on the front
  • f/2.0-aperture Toshiba lens manages to focus on the subject in a snap and deliers shots with excellent detail, saturation and contrast levels in day-light conditions.
  • 0.3 second Laser Auto Focus

Accidentally deleted your precious photos? Don't worry! Just follow the simple steps below...

Steps in retrieving your deleted photos in Asus ZenFone 2 Laser:

  1. Go to Gallery
  2. Tap the 3 lines on the upper left of Albums
  3. Go to Trash


Asus ZenFone ZenMotion

Did you know that with the unique ZenMotion (Settings---> Device---> ZenMotion) touch gesture, you can simply swipe "C" to launch the camera and activate the camera app in a snap, and take photo as if you don't need to wait for the focus time? 

There are several default swipe gestures to quick launch different apps with ZenMotion:

  • C to launch CAMERA
  • W to launch BROWSER
  • O to launch CALENDAR
  • e to launch EMAIL
  • Z to launch ASUS BOOSTER
  • V to launch DIALER
  • TAP- Tap the screen twice when the screen is off to wake the phone without having to reach for the power button 


Here's how to set up a short cut to capture screen (screenshot) on your Asus ZenFone 2 Laser:

  • Settings---> Device---> ASUS Customized Settings--->  Recent apps key*---> Tap and hold to capture screen

*Recent apps key is the icon found on the lower right portion of your phone (just beside the Home key/button).


  • 3,000mAhLi-Polymer
  • Replaceable


  • OS- Android OS , v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU-Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Card Slot- microSD, up to 128 GB
  • SIM- Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Internal 16GB, 2GB RAM
  • Features- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Loudspeaker-Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack
  • WLAN-Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth-v4.0, A2DP, EDR
  • USB- microUSB v2.0

After several days of using Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, I am quite satisfied with its performance especially in terms of battery life. I used to charge my old phone at least twice a day. Now, I only charge it every other day.

Being a blogger, I usually lug a heavy camera during event. This phone saves me the hassle of carrying one because it takes decent and clear [hotos.

I also like the sleek and sophisticated look of Asus ZenFone 2 Laser. Nobody will suspect that it only costs Php 7,295!

Overall, I can say that I have found a replacement for my old phone and I am so happy with it!
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