Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review (ZC551KL)

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser is the latest flagship smartphone from ASUS which is light, fast, and meant to give you a lavish feel. This phone with a metallic design appears very luxurious and with a premium look compared to the previous model of the phone. The Zenfone 3 Laser is the successor to the Zenfone 2 Laser which also made a good performance in the market, and hence, we will review this latest smartphone by ASUS in this post. Before that, let’s have a look at what the Zenfone 3 Laser encloses.

Specifications of ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser



Display and Dimensions

The Zenfone 3 Laser is equipped with a premium craftsmanship that gives your hands a luxurious feel. Its metallic body carries a unique ergonomic design and for the final touch, a hyperfine sand-basting technique has been used to polish the phone’s outer metal surface in detail. The phone comes in two amazing colors, including Sand Gold and Silver Glacier, each looks stunning when held in hands. Its premium build quality consists of a 2.5D glass touch screen, matched around the rear by a smoothly curving rear cover that feels as natural as you hold it in your hands. The Zenfone 3 Laser includes a 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution that shows any content in detail. Its 500nits brightness makes it easier to view under sunlight or any other lighting condition. Compared to the previous model, the phone is less bulky because of its ultra-slim 2.58mm bezel and 77% screen-to-body ratio.

The Zenfone 3 Laser includes a Fingerprint sensor for the ultimate security of your device. The fingerprint sensor is positioned perfectly at the rear so that it makes it easier for you to touch it when held in hands. The sensor unlocks the phone in seconds and besides this, it also operates the selfie camera as swiped down with your fingertip. You can even answer incoming calls by double tapping it and launch your favorite apps with specific fingerprints. It lets you store up to 5 fingerprints on the phone.


The Zenfone 3 Laser is engineered for the finest performance. It is packed with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit processor for a superb performance and superior energy. This makes you operate the phone smoothly with multiple apps running in the background and multitasking. Its processor helps you short high-resolution photos at excellent speed and record HD and FHD videos with minimal battery consumption. With 4GB RAM, the Zenfone 3 Laser runs any apps with lagging it and its 32GB inbuilt memory provides ample space to store apps and games.

The Zenfone 3 Laser includes a 3000 mAh non-removable battery with advanced power saving features. The battery keeps your phone running for a long period and provides 22 days of standby time. Its powerful battery gives 20 hours of 3G talk time, 15 hours of WiFi web browsing, and 12 hours of video playback.


The camera of the phone is equipped with next generation PixelMaster 3.0 camera that takes the Zenfone 3 Laser photography beyond the miles. With a 13MP rear camera and large f/2.0 aperture lens, along with laser auto-focus, the camera can produce stunning images under any lighting condition. Whether it be the distance or low light, the PixelMaster camera can adopt any critical situation and turn it into a brighter picture. The camera consists of electronic image stabilization (EIS) for a blur-free video recording and an automatic color correction sensor for true-color photography. It contains the 2nd generation ultra-fast laser auto-focus technology for instant clarity within 0.03 seconds. The phone shoots a laser beam to measure distance at lightning speed and even speeds up close-up photography. This makes every shot sharper and clearer. With EIS, you can record shake-free videos and keep your videos stable. The camera captures realistic photos because of the Deep Trench Isolation Technology that prevents photos from light from leaking one pixel on the sensor to another, resulting in richer details.

The front 8MP camera capture stunning selfies that make you look better than in the mirror. The front camera contains a number of modes including, beautification mode, soften complexions, remove skin blemishes, and makes your image look flawless. The mode helps control your facial features in real-time.


The Zenfone 3 Laser is packed with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) which is the latest version of Android. The software is topped up with ASUS own ZenUI 3.0 which is the latest ZenUI version containing a range of whole new features. You can customize the phone as you like by downloading themes and wallpapers from the Zen store and enjoy an easy and smooth navigation on your phone. ZenUI lets you personalize your home screen, manage your mobile with Mobile Manager, choose themes, and avail gesture controls with ZenMotion. ZenUI provides you more than 1000 ways to improve the phone interface with real-time animations, stylish clock widget, and lots more.

The phone includes a 5 magnet speaker with metal voice coil to deliver powerful music at superior quality levels. The ASUS AudioWizard provides a premium music listening experience whether any music genre it is. It supports a number of modes like Movie mode, Gaming mode, Keynote mode, Music mode, and Smart mode.


The Zenfone 3 Laser is priced Rs. 16,999 and is available to purchase from eCommerce giant The phone is available in both color variants at 15% off and with additional deals offered by Flipkart.

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