ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser Unboxing and Photo Tour in Batanes


Gadgets and Tech PH takes sample shots + Zenfone 3 Laser unboxing photos.

Last August, ASUS Philippines’ Global CEO Jerry Shen showcased the company’s latest smartphone series model, the Zenfone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra, together with two additional ZenFone 3-branded “built-for-photography” phones for the Philippines: The ZenFone 3 Max and the ZenFone 3 Laser.

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Unboxing Photos

Zenfone 3 Laser unboxing images were taken using the Zenfone 2 Laser.

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Zenfone 3 Laser unboxed

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What’s inside the box of the Zenfone 3 Laser?

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The Zenfone 3 Laser’s speakers are located beside the phone’s microphone and charging port. It is longer than the Zenfone 3 speakers.

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It’s sim card slot can be opened using the provided pin.

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Unlike other similar sim card slots, the Zenfone 3 Laser’s is much sturdy, not made of plastic. It supports 2 sim cards – a micro sim for sim slot 2 and a nano sim for sim slot 1. The micro SD card is an option and is placed on sim slot 1, meaning if you have to expand the storage memory, you can only use one sim. This may not be necessary since this smartphone has 32GB built in storage which is huge enough for most users.

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The volume and sleep/power buttons are both located on the right hand side of the phone. The portion below the phone’s camera is the fingerprint sensor. Compared to Samsung S7, the Zenfone 3 Laser’s fingerprint scanner is more responsive which makes unlocking the screen from sleep mode very, very easy.

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Sample Photos of Zenfone 3 Laser

Together with a handful of media, we trooped with Asus Philippines to Breathtaking Batanes for the Zenfone 3: Built for Photography Batanes Photo Challenge.

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Photo credit: Anvey Factora, Asus PR Head

While there’s no way photos can do justice to the beauty of Batanes, here are my poor attempts on capturing its pristine glory.

#IncredibleIsNow goes to #FundacionPacita 🗻 #zenfone #BuiltForPhotography #z3n #BreathtakingBatanes

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Off to #SabtangIsland 🏝 #IncredibleIsNow #BuiltForPhotography #zenfone #z3n #BreathtakingBatanes

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The Zenfone 3 Laser captures the rich colors of the subject.

Using manual settings, ISO 3200, ASUS’ latest flagship phones are able to capture stars using a smartphone tripod. It is indeed built for photography.

#sepanx #Batanes #IncredibleIsNow #zenfone #BuiltForPhotography #z3n #BreathtakingBatanes #ASUSxBatanes #travel ##travelphilipines

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Below is a time lapse video of the coast of Rakuh-a-idi Spring (Fountain of Youth) located in Uyugan, Batanes.

Repost from Lifestyle Bucket of our group’s OOTD shot. 🙂


Unboxing and quick look at the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

Here’s a video of our group, Sound of Zen – curated by Alexei Rivera of TheTechnoclast.com.



Video recorded with Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL on 4K Performance Mode. No image quality changes or added stabilization.

ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) Specifications

Operating System

Android™ 6.0 with ASUS ZenUI 3.0

Colors: Sand Gold and Glacier Silver

Capacity

Internal storage – eMMC 16GB / 32GB
MicroSD card – Supports up to 128GB
Google Drive – 100GB free space (2 years)

Weight and Dimensions

Length – 149 mm (5.86 inches)
Width – 76 mm (2.99 inches)
Thickness – 7.9 mm (0.3 inches)
Weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)

Display

5.5″
77% screen-to-body ratio
FHD (1920 by 1080) IPS display
Up to 500nits brightness for outdoor readability
Bluelight filter for eye care
2.5D contoured Corning® Gorilla® Glass for best screen protection
Slim bezel (2.58mm)
178˚ wide-viewing angle
10-finger capacitive touch
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Support glove touch

Processor

CPU: 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Octa-Core 430 1.4GHz Processor
GPU: Adreno™ 505

Memory

2GB / 4GB LPDDR3

Rear Camera

13 megapixels PixelMaster 3.0 camera with 1.12 µm pixel size
f/2.0 aperture
2nd-gen ultra-fast 0.03s instant focus
Color correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colors
Real-time HDR
Dual-LED real tone flash
32 sec long exposure
PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes:
Auto (default)
Manual
HDR Pro
Beautification
Super Resolution
Children
Low Light
QR code
Night
Depth of Field
Effect
Selfie
GIF Animation
Panorama
Miniature
Time Rewind
Smart Remove
All Smiles
Slow motion
Time Lapse

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization
Take still photo while recording video

Front Camera

8 megapixels photos
f/2.0 aperture, 84˚ field of view

PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes:
Beautification (default)
Selfie Panorama
Auto
Night
HDR Pro
Effect
Low Light
GIF Animation
Slow motion
Time Lapse

Audio

Speaker – 5-magnet speaker for up to 40% better performance; NXP Smart AMP technology delivers up to 4 times sound volume
Mic – Dual internal mic with ASUS NoiseZero Talk Technology
FM Receiver – FM radio

Wireless Technology

802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi direct

Navigation

GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS

SIM Cards

SIM 1: 2G/3G/4G Micro SIM Card
SIM 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Dual SIM dual standby
Only use the Nano SIM card or the MicroSD card at a time
Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE service at a time.

Network Standard

FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, CDMA 2000 EV-DO Rev. A, GSM/EDGE

Data rate

LTE Cat4: UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps (WW version)
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 5.76 Mbps

WW version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 8)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

ID/IN/TH version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Band 40)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 8)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

TW/JP/HK/PH version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

US/BR version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 28)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, depending on compatibility with local carriers.

Sensor

Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, Fingerprint

External Buttons and Connectors
On/Off
Sleep/Wake
Volume up/down
Fingerprint sensor
USB connector
Built-in speaker
3.5mm audio jack
(1 Headphone / Mic-in)

Battery

3000mAh (non-removable)
35%* increased power efficiency (As compared to the Snapdragon 617 processor)

Power Adapter

Output: 5.2V 1A 5W

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