Now that the ZenFone 2 Laser is available, let’s give you the rundown on why (if you haven’t bought a ZenFone 2 already – shame on you! Just kidding.) you should consider this device as your next smartphone.

3GB of RAM – Do more without slowing down

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The base model of the ZenFone 2 features 2GB of RAM. Now that doesn’t mean it can’t handle regular tasks, but having some extra memory never hurt anyone! With more memory in the ZenFone 2 Laser, you’ll be able to have more browser tabs and applications open for quicker multitasking when you’re on the go.

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 – Not bulletproof…yet

At the speed of life, accidents happen, and your precious connection to others can take a tumble. The ZenFone 2 Laser features Corning’s latest technology that is over twice as strong as Gorilla Glass 3 and their tests with Gorilla Glass 4 show that it’s more durable in both abrasion tests and from higher drops onto sharp surfaces similar to asphalt. So rest assured that even if the worst were to happen, your device has a better chance of surviving.

Removable battery – Don’t get tied down to an outlet

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One of the biggest gripes smartphone owners have is battery life. With the new ZenFone 2 Laser, we’ve got a removable battery that you can replace with backups when you’re out of juice. When separate batteries become available for purchase, pick some up if you’re planning a trip and need the extra power handy.

MOAR DATA! It supports LTE data in BOTH SIM slots

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The ZenFone 2 Laser’s dual SIM slots support LTE

In previous models, data was only available in SIM 1, now the ZenFone 2 Laser allows you to access 4G LTE data in both SIMs. This could be really useful when you’re out of data on a personal plan, and can switch to using LTE on a separate plan, like your work account. Bear in mind, LTE won’t run concurrently. While both SIMs are active, 3G data will go through SIM2.

Laser-fast Auto-Focus…See what I did there?

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The ZenFone 2 Laser’s auto-focus is super fast

Last, but not least, the phone gets its moniker from the new laser auto-focus feature. The camera, with dual-tone flash, can focus up to 3x faster onto a short-range subject nearly instantly so you won’t miss that special moment. For macro shots, this is going to be awesome!

Specs – The science of awesomeness

 ZE551KL-15-3G16GN-SRZE551KL-15-3G32GN-SR
OSAndroid Lollipop 5.0Android Lollipop 5.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Display1080x1920 FHD IPS (403ppi) w/ Gorilla Glass 41080x1920 FHD IPS (403ppi) w/ Gorilla Glass 4
MemoryLPDDR3 3GB RAMLPDDR3 3GB RAM
Storage16GB with Micro SD card slot support up to 128GB32GB with Micro SD card slot support up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh, Removable3,000 mAh, Removable
SIM CardDual micro-SIM
- Primary SIM - 2G/3G/4G
- Secondary SIM - 2G/3G
Dual micro-SIM
- Primary SIM - 2G/3G/4G
- Secondary SIM - 2G/3G
Connectivity802.11bgn, BT 4.0802.11bgn, BT 4.0
Network CompatibilityGSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket WirelessGSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless
Cellular/Wireless BandsGSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8

FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20
GSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8

FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20
Cameras13MP Camera f/2.0 aperature, dual-flash LED

5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperature
13MP Camera f/2.0 aperature, dual-flash LED

5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperature
Price$199$249
Where to Buy- Newegg
- ASUS Store
- B&H
- Amazon

- Newegg
- ASUS Store
- B&H
- Amazon

This smartphone is a welcome addition to the ZenFone family. With updated specs and the awesome laser auto-focus camera feature, all for just $249 for the 32GB model, you’re getting a sweet deal. For more product details visit the ZenFone 2 Laser Product Page

 

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