Asus Zenfone 2 Laser: The Ultimate Camera in A Budget Smartphone Explained

Smartphones are the most fashionable ornament anyone can have and with technological advances buyers are looking for as many features as they can, to be added on to their existing phones hence the need for replacing them quickly is something you just can’t ignore!!! So why not buy a budget phone that serves you with that extra bit you badly want on your phone!!

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is one such phone! Asus has now been experimenting a lot with their smartphones, as a result we get to lay our hands on some of the greatest pieces of technology. The yesteryear’ Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is one such device that features the Laser autofocus technology, that has proved to increase the camera performance manifold.

Since the introduction of this technology, people have been wondering about this laser thing. All your questions have been heard! Below is everything you have been thinking and asking about the laser autofocus technology.

What’s the science behind this Laser technology?

The Laser autofocus technology isn’t as complicated and scary as it sounds by its name. Yes, the camera module is accompanied by a laser beam transmitter. The job of the transmitter is to emit a really thin beam of laser light on the object/person you are pointing at. The laser beam hits the subject and bounces back to the sensor; and here is when the software comes into action.

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The software calculates the time taken by the beam to reflect back to the sensor, and precisely determines how far the subject actually is. After that, it locks the focus depth for a quick and accurate snap. All this happens within a fraction of a second, or to give a reference, close to the time taken by our eyes to blink. It’s that fast!

And don’t worry; this technology emits only the low intensity beams, which have been clinically proven to be safe for human contact. Don’t even dare to compare this technology to those cheap laser pointers that the 90’s kids used to play with. More pics of phone we received –

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So, how this tech is going to help Photography lovers?

Lately, camera has become one of the most important things that you probably check while buying a new phone. And this Laser technology used in the 13 MP camera of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser helps make the camera quality a lot better and helps the camera to focus on the subject within a fraction of a second.

The accuracy is achieved not only in daylight, but it works equally efficiently and consistently in the darkened environments too. The laser autofocus is perfect for subjects that are closer to camera, while the accuracy decreases for the subjects that are quite far. All in all, the addition of laser autofocus to the already-amazing 13 MP rear camera makes it probably the best and the fastest camera in the budget segment.

One can launch the camera on double tap of the volume key which is at the back of the device, just under the camera. Again, it requires adjustment to this new position of the volume control but nevertheless it is a more convenient placement. The rear camera is at the top center and has the dual tone flash and laser. The camera app is easy to use and opens a variety of options in terms of tweaks and modes for the user that include time lapse, depth of field and a GIF creator.

The manual mode has many professional options to choose from and a level indicator to take straight shots. The front camera stands at 5 megapixel and is at the top left corner of the device.

However the laser autofocus system is less effective for picture shots over long distances and in case of open environments. The receiving sensor is small to focus and capture the reflecting laser beams at times. Also, it produces washed out images in the daylight but that can be fixed with the use of the HDR mode. Irrespective of this the camera is comfortable to use and produces good results for short distances with a wide range of color and sharpness options for the image clicks.

Should I consider the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser?


No other phone in the budget segment can beat the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is terms of camera performance and speed. Asus has done a commendable job of bringing the technology, which was found only in the high-end devices, to a budget device. Not only it is the camera, the device itself is an all-rounder with its decent specifications and amazing performance.

There are not one, but many features that will force you to buy this device, but the best one still remains to be its camera module coupled with an advanced laser autofocus technology.

Let’s have the look on smartphone features –

The phone display is satisfactory at 720×1280 pixels. The user interface runs Android 5.0 integrated with ZenUI of Asus. It automatically groups certain applications together which takes a while to get used to and there is an unusual delay in starting up apps and unlocking the device. ZenUI offers some useful apps and tools but also brings along those that can’t be uninstalled.

Priced at Rs 10,000 under the budget category in India, this phone has a 5.5 inch 720p screen that uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Soc chipsets and 2GB RAM. However, an expensive version of the same model that uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with 3GB RAM is also available.

The device supports 4G connectivity with support for Indian bands, making the device fairly future proof. Moreover, it packs a massive 3000 mAh battery that is supposed to give prolonged device usage time. The battery life of the Asus Zenfone 2 laser is good up-to 14 hours on a full charge and does not heat-up the phone easily. The phone features removal battery, a hybrid SIM slot at the back for the SIM and micro SD card where the latter is positioned above the SIM.

Overall this budget phone offers value for money with specifications that work together well. This phone is reliable and consistent in its performance. Along with that its sleek look brings it the edge over other phones in this category.

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