Asus ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and ZenFone Selfie Launched in India

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Asus ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and ZenFone Selfie Launched in India

Asus at its ZenFestival event in New Delhi has launched four new smartphones in India, the ZenFone Selfie, the ZenFone 2 Laser, the ZenFone 2 Deluxe (seen above), and ZenFone Max.

The ZenFone Selfie 16GB inbuilt storage variant with 2GB RAM has been priced at Rs. 15,999, and the 32GB variant with 3GB RAM at Rs. 17,999. The ZenFone 2 Deluxe 64GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at Rs. 22,999, and its 128GB variant at Rs. 29,999. All four phones are based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, come with 4G LTE support, and feature dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) dual standby support.

The ZenFone 2 Laser has been launched in three variants in India, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon 410 at Rs. 9,999, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 615 at Rs. 13,999, and the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) at Rs. 17,999. The ZenFone Max will only be launched in October, and no price has been revealed yet.

First unveiled at Computex 2015, the ZenFone Selfie (seen below) sports both 13-megapixel rear and front cameras with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm focal length, and dual-colour Real Tone flash. The rear camera features a laser autofocus module in addition. Asus's Zen UI packs few camera improvement tools such as low light mode, Selfie Panorama mode, backlight (HDR) mode, enhanced beautification mode, manual mode, and zero shutter lag.

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The ZenFone Selfie is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (1.7GHz quad-core and 1GHz quad-core) processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, comes with 16GB of built-in storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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The ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) features a 6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display, is powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, comes with 16GB of built-in storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

The ZenFone 2 Deluxe is almost identical in terms of specifications to the ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) launched back in April, but features a different back panel. It comes with 4GB of RAM, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, and 64GB of built-in storage.

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The highlight of the ZenFone Max (seen above) is its 5000mAh battery, and the smartphone can also work as a power bank. The smartphone also sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) IPS display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 64GB), and the same 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and 5-megapixel front camera.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Decent looks and build
  • Quick and accurate autofocus
  • Good camera performance in closed environments
  • 4G connectivity on both SIMs
  • Great battery life
  • Bad
  • Average camera performance in open environments
  • Sub-par performance compared to its peers
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 5.0
Resolution720x1280 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent front camera
  • Quick and accurate autofocus on rear camera
  • Looks and feels good
  • Good screen and UI
  • Bad
  • Outdoor shooting is average
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615
Front Camera13-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 5.0
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great looks
  • Good performance
  • Decent display
  • Bad
  • Average camera
  • Too much bloatware
  • Feels dated in the face of newer competition
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorIntel Atom Z3580
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 5.0
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stellar battery life
  • Good indoor and low light shooting
  • Decent performance and software
  • Bad
  • Battery is not user-replaceable
  • Supplied charger is weak
  • Some problems with outdoor shooting
  • A bit heavy
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity5000mAh
OSAndroid 5.0
Resolution720x1280 pixels
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