After ZenFone 4, 5, and 6, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, Asus has been expanding its budget smartphone portal with some powerful and feature-packed devices.
The tech giant, recently celebrated ZenFestival in India with launch of three new smartphones, ZenFone Selfie, ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and ZenFone 2 Laser.While ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone 2 Deluxe target high-end markets with impeccable image production and design language, ZenFone 2 Laser sits perfectly as an ideal budget smartphone.
It has been launched in three variants, out of which, the base modelwith 2GB RAM(ZE550KL) will be coming at an enticing price tag of Rs. 9,999.
In terms design, ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note flaunt an alluring look with their respective design concepts. On one hand, K3 Note packs the same Lenovo-based design with flat back and rounded corners, while on the other, the new ZenFone 2 Laserboaststypical ZenFone-based designwith volume rockers on the back and power button still on the top.
The rear panel of this device is complimented by matte finish, and comes in a bunch of colors including, Charcoal Black, Glamour Red and Ceramic White.K3 Note also comes in Black, White, and Yellow colors options, and but it feels a whole lotthinner and lighter with mere 150 grams of weight and 8mm thickness.
Display Quality Comparison of ZenFone 2 Laser & Lenovo K3 Note
When it comes to display capabilities, Lenovo K3 Note looks slightly better than the new ZenFone 2 Laser. Both phones boast a decent visual experience, but K3 Note with its 5.5-inch full-HD panel serves better than the 5.5-inch HD display of ZenFone 2 Laser. Whether you’re watching a high-definition video or playing a demanding game, the sharp display packed with this powerful Note device will deliver fine details with rich color rendering and better contrasts. ZenFone 2 Laser also packs a nice viewing trip, but its pixel density looks little inferior in front of K3 Note.
Hardware Specs of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
Under the hood, ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note pack totally different chipsets from Qualcomm and MediaTek. On one hand, Lenovo’s power-packed beast ships with an octa-core MediaTek (MT6752) chipset clocked at a frequency of 1.7GHzcoupled with 2GB RAM, while on the other, the powerful ZenFone 2 Laser boasts a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor again with 2 gigs of RAM. Both phones go head to head, and pack decent processing capabilities to handle heavy usage requirements effectively.
Software of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
Just like hardware specs, ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note both run the latest iteration of Android with their own custom UIs.Both devices run Android 5.0 straight out-of-the box, and boast a clean and generic interface. K3 Note ships with VibeUI skin on the top, while ZenFone 2 Laser comes with company’s own ZenUI skin.Both interface perform really well, and give smooth user-experience with minimal lags and glitches.
Camera Production of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
For photography enthusiasts, Lenovo K3 Note and ZenFone 2 Laser both pack incredible image taking capabilities with their powerful rear and front-facing cameras. Both smartphones come with a superb 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, and produce ideal images under lowlight and daylight conditions.The serve better than most budget phones, and come with bunch of options like, HDR mode, dual-LED flash, touch-focus and Geotagging.The only-thing that enhances camera capabilities of ZenFone 2 Laser its improved laser autofocus. It enhances depth field of an image and produces sharper and better results. Not-to mention, it’s a major USP of ZenFone 2 Laser!
Storage Capacity of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
In terms of storage, there is no difference between ZenFone 2 Laser and K3 Note. Both devices come with 16GB of built-in storage, and offer sufficient room for keeping a massive selection of app and media files. Whether you’re a dedicated gamer or big music lover, the internal memory equipped with these devices will cater all your needs. Furthermore, it can also expanded by up 128GB in ZenFone 2 Laser, and up to 32GB in K3 Note.
Connectivity of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
On the connectivity front, ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note again go head to head, and offer standard support with options like, GPRS/EDGE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, 4G LTE and micro-USB 2.0. Both phones feature dual-sim slots, give smooth browsing experience, and come with a bunch of sensors such as, Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Whether you’re surfing on 3G or 4G, you certainly expect decent performance from both of these phones.
Battery Capabilities ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
Even in terms of battery capabilities, ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note go head to head. Both budget phones house a long-lasting 3000mAh battery, and hold sufficient amount of charge to cater standard and core-usage needs. Whether you’re at home, at office, on the-move, the powerful battery of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note will always keep you connected with friends and family. With these devices, you can now browse online and play games as much as you want!
Pricing of ZenFone 2 Laser and Lenovo K3 Note
As mentioned before, Lenovo K3 Noteand the base model of ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL with 2GB RAM andsnapdragon 410 processorcome at the same price of Rs. 9,999.Other two variants of this device feature improved hardware and display capabilities, and will hit the market at Rs. 13,999 and 17,999 respectively.
In our opinion, Lenovo K3 Note with its sharp 1080p display looks slightly better than the new Asus ZenFone 2 Laser. Although, ZenFone 2 Laser serves as a better camera phone, its weaker display is something which can’t be ignored by any means! On whole, K3 Note stands as a complete budget phone with all essential features.