Posted November 10, 2015 by Ryan Villanueva in Tech & Gadgets

GADGET REVIEW: ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0


For our first phone/gadget review here at FLIPGEEKS, we are reviewing ASUS latest smartphone, the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KL smartphone. Since there are a lot of smartphone’s in the market today, let’s start with what the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 has got to offer.

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 specs:

• DISPLAY: Capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
• SIZE: 5.5 inch display
• RESOLUTION: 720 x 1280 pixels
• SCREEN: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
• CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
• RAM: 2 GB
• MEMORY: 8GB internal, up to 128 GB (expandable microSD)
• CAMERA: 13 MP (Rear Camera), 5 MP (Front Camera), laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, autofocus
• BATTERY: 3000mAh battery

After learning the specs, you might wonder, what makes the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 stand out? Most of its features are offered by most smart phones today. This is actually a good thing for the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0. By looking at the specs alone, you know that it is at par or even better than other phones in the market today.

What would you normally look for in a phone? What would you use it for? We put the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 in a couple of GEEK tests and here are the results.

UNBOXING – A 5 inch wonder inside a box






The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 comes in a handy and compact box. As you can see, the phone fits perfectly inside. On the side of the box you can also see the model number and features. Underneath the smartphone is the manual, warranty, charger and headset. The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 design is simple and ergonomic. It’s an average size compared to other smartphones today and fits perfectly in your hand.

CAMERA – Photographs on the go.

The best feature of the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is it’s camera. With its 13 MP rear camera you get clear and crisp images. It has a built in laser autofocus that helps the camera focus in as fast as 0.3 seconds resulting in great images. The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 has a number of built-in camera features that helps you choose the perfect shot which means you don’t need apps or filters to get the result you wanted. If you’re into photography, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 can be your handy camera. If you’re into toy photography or fond of taking pictures of your geek collection, you’d easily fall for the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0.







The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 also performs well in low light conditions. Even without the aid of flash, the pictures still came out good.



Of course, a camera phone wouldn’t be complete without a Selfie! The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is perfect for people who couldn’t get enough of taking selfies. It has a 5MP front camera that comes along with “beautification” feature that delivers smooth and clear images. Perfect for getting that primary photo you always wanted.

PERFORMANCE – Up for the multimedia challenge!

For us geeks, one of the main usages for phones is gaming and the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 delivers just that. With a 5.5 inch screen, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 makes it very conducive for gaming. We tried using the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 for Marvel’s Future Fight and Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 and we were satisfied with how the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 performed. There are only little to almost no lags while playing these games. When there’s a lot of action going on, slowdowns are barely noticeable which means that you can use Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 for games other than your usual fare of Clash of Clans.









Fond of reading? Fancy binge watching? The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 suits your multimedia needs. Be it an a ebook, a digital comic book or a movie, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 supports Blue-light Filter that reduces blue-light emissions by up to 30% which means that this smartphone wouldn’t strain your eyes even after long time of reading or watching.

BATTERY – A smartphone with a reliable battery life!

One of the biggest letdowns when it comes to smartphone is it’s battery. No matter how many features a smartphone has; what good is a phone when you couldn’t use it, right? Fortunately, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 addresses the concerns of battery life. Even with full usage, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 lasted even more than expected. At stand by, the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 can stay on for more than 2 days in a single charge.

PC CONNECTIVITY – Mobile to desktop connection!


One of the cool features of the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is its PC Connectivity. It has a built-in program called PC Link which lets you connect your phone to your computer. Its more than the regular plug and play feature, PC Link lets you control your phone through the PC. It’s like a virtual desktop wherein there’s a virtual display of your phone on the monitor and your mouse pointer acts like your finger when tapping the application. Whatever you do on the pc it’s immediately reflected on the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 and vice-versa. With this feature, you can play games or watch videos from your phone visualized through your computer!

VERDICT – A great mobile phone for a fraction of the price!


If you’re planning on getting a new phone this holiday season, we highly recommend the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0. Of course, when selecting a smartphone, we take into consideration our budget. This is actually among one of the best things about the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0, its affordability. With a price range at around P7,000.00, you get the features you need in a smartphone, a long battery life and much more. The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is the perfect entry level smartphone and sells only for a fraction of the price considering the multitude of features that it offers. The ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is definitely bang for the buck!

The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 is definitely a welcome addition in the great line of phones from ASUS.

We would like to thank ASUS for letting FLIPGEEKS review the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0.

Ryan Villanueva

Your resident all around Flipgeek, from comics,movies,games,toys,music and even sports. A big Spider-man fan raised in the ways of the Jedi,who listens to punk rock and a sucker for chick flicks.