this phone basically good, but just one thing i want to share with users here. all zenfone 2 series, here are some tips for its lens cover:
1) lens cover is very scratch-welcome. i suggest you to use phone casing to lift the camera from surface to avoid scratches.
2) lens cover is very sensitive to you fingerprint. make sure you wipe the lens using soft fabric, like the one you use to wipe your eye glasses. if you dont wipe it, you can see some degraded quality of the image.
3) laser focus wont work on tap to focus, it only works automatically.
4) if you happened to scratch your lens cover, you can find lens cover separately, i found one in aliexpress but i have not tried it because mine is still ok. keyword: ze500kl lens glass. it is very easy to disassemble the body, ofcourse, you will lose your warranty, so do this at your own risk.
5) for those who asking about the camera, the camera is very very good. selfie cam is also good, especially it has wide angle lens.
Outlander1988, 01 Aug 2016Hey guys, I'm thinking on buy this model, but lately I've heard some news and searched some as... morewell i dont have this problem, is using ze500kl few months already. google maps is my friend
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2016Please all buyers note this points . lot of problems is there in this ASUS mobiles 1. Battery... more
1.) battery of this phone ze500kl is very good even with 2400mah compared to zenfone 2 flagship. easily reach 2 days of battery life with moderate use.
2.) i dont have this problem, i bet this problem is a niche, which all brand have it, so you are the unlucky one
3.) i use hangout, the mobile doesnt hang.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2016I can play pokemon but no gyro sensor.don't worry mate, gyro sensor is not compulsory for pokemon go. as long as you have 1gb+ ram, internet connection and gps signal, you should have no problem playing it.
Remy Jimmy, 16 Aug 2016Why my asus zenfone 2 laser ze500kl are not compatible with Pokemon Go? Help pls=(if you cannot download it via playstore, try download it from other website then, such as apkmirror. my gf's phone is samsung galaxy note 2 with the last official updates, pokemon go is not available for her on playstore, but she downloaded from apkmirror and it just run fine.
Aussygal, 08 Aug 2016Hi, my son has this phone and pratically the whole 8giga is being used by the operating system... moreif your zenfone is 8gb you will have some problem with marshmallow because the system take too much space and app2sd is disable on marshmallow so you cannot move app to sd card. consider downgrading to lollipop maybe? i can tell you not much difference between marshmallow and lollipop on this phone, and most i saw prefer lollipop because of less space used in internal memory and the ability to move app to sd card.
GSAKingPE, 12 Aug 2016I bought this phone in December and now it works horrible. After the Android 6.0 update my pho... moreevery major update such as 5.0 -> 6.0, i suggest you to backup your things and factory reset the phone. i dont have any problem after updating marshmallow on this phone.
You play pokemon w/out gyro and much better. AR mode has the tendency to make you look like a crazy coz you're spinning around looking all over the place for the pokémon.
My zenfone 2 laser500kl is verry smooth to marsmallow, camera is good outdoor or indoor,,in low light use the manual mode for skin tone and to reduce the noise and grany,, gps is good I can pokemon.
Why my asus zenfone 2 laser ze500kl are not compatible with Pokemon Go? Help pls=(
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2016For better experience of pokemon go you would need a phone with gyroscope sensor and a better ... moreHey,why my asus zenfone 2 laser ze500kl are not compatible with pokemon go? =(
LittleStorm, 07 Aug 2016No one asked, so I guess I need to. 😊 Can Pokemon Go be played on this device, do... moreAnd yes this phone has separate dedicated 2 sim slots and 1 sd card slot. You can use all three of them simultaneously
LittleStorm, 07 Aug 2016No one asked, so I guess I need to. 😊 Can Pokemon Go be played on this device, do... moreFor better experience of pokemon go you would need a phone with gyroscope sensor and a better gpu. This phone should run the game but you won't enjoy it much since it doesn't have all the required sensors and it runs on an old gpu. I would suggest you to pick up redmi note 3 (snapdragon 650 version) it has all the necessary requirements to run all the games on play store and comes with an exciting price.
GSAKingPE, 12 Aug 2016I bought this phone in December and now it works horrible. After the Android 6.0 update my pho... moreThen reset your phone once or update any software from asus available for your device
I bought this phone in December and now it works horrible. After the Android 6.0 update my phone's battery is going down faster, the phone's back is HOT (52.4°C) and the camera app need reset after every use. This Is The WORST Phone Ever After This Update...
Please all buyers note this points . lot of problems is there in this ASUS mobiles 1. Battery is one of the big problem 2. camera is one of the big disadvantage . camera failures camera failed to launch and please reboot your mobile. this problem is not solved in Net solutions. 3. Hangouts , You used this mobile apps at a time Two applications it is going to hanging. once again i remember this points when ever and where ever you buy this mobile..