Top 5 Reasons Why Budget Travelers Love the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser

Nowadays, a smart phone is an essential gadget for every traveler, we use it to communicate with our friends and family back home through calls, text messages and apps, surf online to research our next trip, book hotels and flights, read, listen to music or play games while waiting for our next flight and take photos and videos for our social media accounts.

But with the mind-boggling brands and models of smart phones these days, how do you find the perfect one that fits your needs and budget?



The Asus Zenfone 2 is a perfect travel buddy –  sleek, sturdy and captures great images and videos.

If you are a budget traveler like me, most likely you will be looking for something compact yet sturdy, multi-purpose, budget-friendly, with long battery life and with a camera that captures crisp and vibrant images and videos. Good news is, Asus Philippines has released the new Zenfone 2 (ZE500KL) that satisfies the need of photo-savvies, budget travelers!  


Here are the top reasons why you should get the new Asus Zenfone2 Laser 5.0  


1.  STYLISH AND STURDY              


When you are traveling on a budget and you move a lot, you need a phone that does not break easily, yet compact enough to fit your pocket or sling-bag.   The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser gives you just that and more! It is not only thin but it also has the best grip because of its ergonomic design; it has a curve back that offers a nice grip, so it can comfortably rest in your palm and avoid it from slipping or falling, unlike other thin phones with flat designs.    


Who would not love its curve back cover with metallic finish?

How about the display?  Asus Zenfone2 Laser features the 5.0 inch HD IPS display and Cornilla Gorilla Glass 4 offering vibrant colors, good brightness and wide viewing angles. The Gorilla Glass 4 also protects your screen from accidental damage.


While taking photo and texting outdoors, I noticed that its readability and viewing angle are impressive even under the bright sunlight, I was still able to take a photo and view it on the display better compared to my other more expensive smart phone.




Budget-friendly smart phones abound in the market these days, but most of them don’t have a decent camera, that is why I was pleasantly surprised when I first took a photo using the Asus Zefone2. It’s the first smart phone in the price range to have an 8-megapixel camera on the back with a laser auto-focus.  No wonder the photos have sharp, excellent detail, wide-angle and vibrant in day light conditions.

Not only that, Zenfone 2 Laser’s rear camera has laser autofocus technology for the fastest clarity. So because of that it accelerates close-up photography and it works well in low-light environments.


asus12-2I love the camera of the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0, perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy images!      


Sadly, the selfie camera of my phone is broken when I received it, it keeps on exiting to the gallery. So be sure to test the camera when you buy yours. But according to the testimonials of my friends who also use the Asus Zenfone2, the selfie camera has a real-time beautification mode which provides skin softening, skin brightening, cheek thinning and color correction.

Plus, it has the new Panorama Selfie mode that allows you take a 140 degree selfie so that everyone can be part of the shot.    


Unedited photo of Bulusan Volcano captured using Asus Zenfone 2.     



  Close up shot of a dragonfly. Raw shot.


Subic Beach in Matnog taken with Asus Zenfone 2



The phone saves you time as it is very responsive, it takes pride with its record-breaking touch response of just 60 ms. Interestingly, even if it is a bit wet, the screen is still responsive and works normally because of the special touch panel algorithm.




Don’t you hate it when your signal is crappy or when you can’t hear the person on the other line clearly whenever you are on the phone?   Thankfully, the Asus Zenfone2 found a solution! It is equipped with a built-in dual microphone that offers clear  and decent in-call sound quality. Not only that, the speaker of Zenfone 2 Laser is built with five layers of magnet making the sound crystal clear.

The enhanced ASUS Noise Zero Talk Technology also helps remove background echo and reduces noise for crystal call speech. It also has a 4G network connection plus 3G Quadband speed up to DC – HSPA+.




The Asus Xenfone2 Laser 5.0 also features the Asus Zentenna technology which helps in delivering steady and reliable communication experiences for users. This is good news for me especially because I’m often traveling to remote places when sometimes the signal can be quite weak.

And no need to carry two phones as it has 2 SIM Card slots, so when I’m traveling abroad, I can just buy and insert a local SIM without having to remove my Suncellular SIM on the other slot.


  1. Budget-Friendly


I’m a practical traveler, so when it comes to my travel gadgets, I opt for those that can fulfill the task that needs to be done without breaking my wallet. The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 only retails at Php 7,695 but it offers optimum performance like the more expensive smart phones.


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DISCLOSURE:  Asus Philippines provided me with the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser for review .





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