Value For Money
If you are a fan of big screen phones and don't want to overspend, then the Zenfone 2 Laser 6 is an excellent option. The 3 GB RAM and Full HD display works in its favour
After the decent show of the Zenfone 2 Laser, ASUS has wasted no time in launching the 6 inch variant of the phone by the model name ZE601KL. I tested it thoroughly and found the device to a solid phablet at a rather cheap price tag.
Design And Display
The Zenfone 2 Laser 6 comes with a 6 inch display. There are 2 special things about the screen. The first is that it is a Full HD one which means that watching videos and playing games is a treat on this phone. The other part is that despite of such a massive display, ASUS has provided the users with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
The build quality and the looks are same as the current Zenfone series. The phone is complete plastic and feels robust in hands.
ASUS went in with a 3 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor in the Zenfone 2 Laser 6. The performance is better than the Snapdragon 615 processor and the heating is less.
For Regular users: You are in for a treat. Accomplishing multiple tasks is really easy, thanks to the fast processor and big display.
Gamers: I played Walking war robots and Real racing 3 on the Zenfone 2 Laser 6. Not once the phone gave me any kind of troubles. The Walking war robots is an online multiplayer game and it ran smoothly. I killed many opponents!
One interesting aspect to mention is that there is an app called Laser Ruler in the phone. It automatically detects the distance between the phone’s camera and the object it is focusing at. To my surprise, it worked in pitch darkness and I was able to find my way in the dark like a boss!
The above images have been taken under different light conditions. As the name suggests, the Zenfone 2 laser 6 got laser auto-focus which focuses at lightning speeds. There is zero shutter lag. The close-ups come up detailed and crisp. The camera automatically suggests you to turn on the HDR mode or low-light mode according to the surrounding lights. However, the images clicked under low light mode are at 3 Mp and do not come out well. The front facing camera, 5 Mp, does a fine job and clicks detailed selfies.
A 6 inch Full HD display and a powerful processor, both of these things are not so good for the battery. Thus, we have an average battery backup with the battery lasting from 8 AM (full charge) to 6 PM in the evening. This was with moderate to heavy use which includes video watching and use of maps (25 minutes).
If you are a fan of big screen phones and don’t want to overspend, then the Zenfone 2 Laser 6 is an excellent option. The 3 GB RAM and Full HD display works in its favour. Also, the user interface is smooth and easy to use. On the other hand, I would have loved to see a slightly better battery uptime.