Malaysia set Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL - 2GB RAM 16GB Internal Storage.
In addition, there is no earpiece/handsfree earphone in box.
Comparison with Moto G 4G 1st Gen, speaker is noticeably softer on the Zenfone. Make sure to use the AudioWizard to improve the default sound quality for the speaker and earpiece.
Brightness on the the Moto G can go a lot brighter and a lot dimmer compared to the Zenfone. Zenfone minimum brightness is too bright to use for night reading. I wonder is it safe to use an app to reduce the brightness without causing damage to the TFT screen.
It is not an IPS screen so clarity is sacrificed .. very noticeable if too bright or too dim in screen brightness. If the Asus Malaysia website was not so ambiguous, I would have reconsider other phone with IPS display like the ZTE Blade S Lite since the price was competitive after discount. Auto Brightness is useless.
So if you are looking for an IPS screen phone, look else where.
But consolation prize for me is that it has Dual SIM Dual Standby 4G. Data can only work on one SIM at a time.
Camera is mediocre at best for a 13MP sensor. Not for photogs.
GPS is slow, with or without WiFi/data. I use standalone GPS app.
Certain apps can't be locked using the AppLocker.
MicroUSB of the USB charging cable is really tight. Many times, I thought I insert it the wrong way round but it wasn't the case.
Battery drains really quickly even for a non IPS screen phone.
Asus used to be good with their technical but looks like they are declining in recent years. Asus customer service is close to nil.
What is in the box :
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL 5" LTE.
Data/Charging USB cable.
USB Charger 5.2V 1A - Asus recommend to use this charger for a full charge.
Manual and warranty documents.
Earpiece/Handfree earphones - Nil.
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2016All asus phone are made in chinaIt's a good phone nonetheless
Am using this phone and It has 13mp rear camera and 5mp front camera. Takes amazing close-up shots. Use the manual setting for better image quality. The screen is vivid as you would want it. Infact its better than most 720p displays. The ultra responsive touchscreen is brilliant. You'd never feel sluggish or face any issue while typing or playing multi touch games. Call quality is some what low but am not saying its bad but it could've been louder. The speaker is decent enough. ZenUI is perfect. One of the best UIs. Very good to hold and doesn't feel heavy. Easy to pull out of pocket as it has curved edges. Multitasking performance is average. Casual games like dead trigger both 1 and 2, clash of clans, candy crush, into the dead, ramboat and some other similar games runs without any lag or freeze. Memory is expandable upto 128gb. There is radio too, for those who care. Doesn't heat at all. Doesn't come with earphone. Need to buy separately. Battery lasts tops 5 hours under heavy use with apps running in background. DONT LET FAKE REVIEWERS MISGUIDE YOU!!!
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2016All asus phone are made in chinaSo what.?? Iphone also manufacturing in china.
All specs ar great aside from the battery.. 2070 mah is really a setback. I would have bought this phone but i cant find the 2400mah version. I wonder if 2070 mah would last long on constant wifi usage and video playback..
bhii mendoza, 25 Dec 2015Where can I buy this? Been looking for this but I can only find 8mp of ze500kl. Thanks in advance!Look for the Taiwan variant of this phone (ZE500KL). Other variants has only 8mp rear cam like mine. Or else just buy the 5.5 inch variant (ZE550KL). It has 13 mp rear vam and higher batt cap
AnonD-483395, 02 Jan 2016made in china? mine is made in china it also has 8MP at the rear camera. does it mean that my ... moreThe one with 13 MP rear camera is the Taiwan variant for this specific unit. Mine has 8 MP too.
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2016All asus phone are made in chinacoz the labor force in China is cheap duh..
How good and fast this phone can take picture ? Like cyber shoot or maybe better ?
And can how much this phone take picture in burst mode/second ?
Pls tell me :(
ANDY, 31 Dec 2015how to use video call with asus zenfone 2 laser ze500kl?Bro, it doesnt support video call
AnonD-482772, 31 Dec 2015Do anyone of you got earphones with your ZenFone laseryes
jeyhem, 17 Nov 2015Mine too. Just bought one a few hours ago. Only 8MP for the rear camera. The guys from the sto... moremade in china? mine is made in china it also has 8MP at the rear camera. does it mean that my unit is fake?
How long could the 2070mah battery of this phone last on video playback?
8 gb and 16 gb version both have 2400 mah battery? some one confirm me pls! TIA