Friday, November 20, 2015

See What Others Can't See: The New ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0

Stay connected and see the world in a whole new way...

...with the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, and see what others can't see.

ASUS takes last year's favorite smartphone, the ZenPhone 5, even higher with the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 to elevate your smartphone experience. The good just got better with the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, packed with new and updated features. More than just a smartphone, it's a whole new way of seeing the world...

Style and function merge seamlessly with the elegant ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 with its unique ergonomic arc design for the best possible grip. The curved back and thin edge measure a slim 3.9mm to easily rest on the palm of your hand for comfort without sacrificing style, highlighted by an exquisite hairline design with a contemporary metallic finish. Just place your ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 on a table or any flat surface to appreciate the organic form, and quickly pick it up with ease with its stylish curved back design. Unlike other smartphones with thin yet flat designs, the curved back design and hairline metallic finish make it easier to grip securely.

The ergonomic look also features a thoughtful design feature with its rear key, providing the most intuitive way to use the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0. By simply using your index finger, you can easily and conveniently adjust the volume or other functions like taking a mandatory selfie (yup, I might succumb to this selfie phonomenon soon).

Sleek, sharp, and smart, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 is my personal gateway to the 21st century. For calls, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 offers excellent call quality with its built-in dual microphone. The enhanced ASUS Noise Zero Talk technology helps in eliminating background echoes and reducing noise for improved clarity. It's Dual Sim configuration supports both 3 and 4G connections, so all you need is just one smartphone to stay connected. The unique ASUS Zentenna also ensures steady and reliable signal strength all the time. And depending on usage, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0's 3000 mAhLi-Polymer battery has enough juice to keep in pace your daily routine. To start your new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, simply swipe the screen to access easy customization tools, and you're ready for a spin.

You know it's an ASUS with its trademark concentric circle design at the bottom and on the back rear key to complement the hairline metallic finish. The concentric circle motif features a spin pitch of only 0.13mm for a visually stunning look similar to the ASUS ZenBook. It's a unique design feature that differentiates the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 from other smartphones within the same price range. The first noticeable feature is its impressive wide screen, and it's built tough too. The ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 display comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection against accidental damages, making it the only smartphone with superior screen protection in the same price range. The impressive Corning Gorilla Glass 4 offers twice the drop-damage resistance versus its predecessor, a 2.5 x increase in retained strength and is 85% less likely to break in daily use. The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 not only looks good, it's one tough smartphone too. And it's a great tool to bring on your many adventures, both travel and food, without skipping a beat.

The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 features a large panoramic 5-inch HD (720 x 1280) IPS display with the super tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 delivering vibrant colors, excellent brightness levels, and wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees, perfect in rendering text and graphics in all usage scenarios. Take it outdoors, and readability is no problem under bright sunlight with its wide viewing angle. With an impressive 72% screen-to-body ratio, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 is 10% better than the first generation ZenFone 5 and 4% more than the iPhone 6 Plus. The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 features an innovative Full Screen Lamination with ASUS TrueVivid Technology to minimize reflectiveness and maximize clarity, brightness, and touch responsiveness for an extremely comfortable and enjoyable viewing experience. Photos and videos are noticeably brighter, clearer and more vivid, as the display reaches 72% of the NTSC range, approximating the way your eyes enjoy the real world. The wide screen also features a protective 20nm Anti-Fingerprint Coating with Glove Touch Support, allowing you to enjoy the sliding and swiping motion without leaving any fingerprints, and completely usable even when wearing gloves. The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 is also extremely sensitive and responsive, in fact, it's one of the quickest in the market with a record-breaking touch response time of just 60 milliseconds, compared to most Android phones with a slower response range of 80-100 ms. Absolutely no lag when you click or drag an icon on the screen, and this comes in handy when gaming. The responsive screen is also programmed with a special algorithm to distinguish different patterns between water drops or grease from your finger, so that the screen is still responsive even when slightly wet (more on the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 on my travel blog here).

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 is also the first smartphone in its price range to feature an eye-opening 8-megapixel camera on the back guided with laser auto-focus, plus a dual-LED real-tone Flash and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The extremely fast f/2.0 aperture Toshiba Lens can focus any subject in a snap to deliver shots with excellent detail, resolution, saturation and contrast levels in all situations, including both daylight and low-light. It's combination of both excellent hardware and software support deliver best in class camera applications and solutions.

And taking photos was never this easy. The innovative laser auto-focus technology enables you to take photos fast and with excellent clarity. The ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0's infrared laser technology measures distances at lightning speed, resulting in fast, near-instant focus capability in a snap. Or just a mere 0.3 seconds. Now, that's an advantage, specially when your appetite takes control and you go for a quick bite before getting a shot. With the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, even your crazy appetite won't stand a chance with the speed of the laser autofocus technology. So you get that perfect shot without worrying about going for a quick bite.

Close-ups, or even difficult low-light situations, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 is up for any photographic challenge. The super fast laser autofocus feature comes through all the time. You can tap the camera icon, or simply motion with your fingertips the letter "C" on the screen to launch the camera, a real cool and nifty intuitive feature, and you're ready to shoot.

I took my new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 on a few food trips with contrasting lighting situations, and ran it through its paces. And each time, my new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 performed perfectly. Here are sample unedited photos taken with my new ASUS ZenFone Laser 5.0 to give you a better idea on its versatility. Yabu's Mozzarella Katsu Sticks taken under indoor artificial lighting still looked natural and balanced with my ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, and all with just a tap on the screen.

Mixed daylight and artificial light sources can pose serious challenges with any DSLR, but it's a breeze with my new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0. The Monte Carlo at Village Tavern was snapped in an instant, all you need before diving right in for the first bite.

The natural colors of the dish, Ippudo's Beef Ishiyaki Rice, still come through despite the predominantly warm yellow tones of the artificial indoor light source.

The combination of natural morning delight and neutral artificial white light at Hotel Rembrandt's breakfast buffet at the lobby combine for this appetizing top shot. And there's more, The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 also includes helpful software to enhance all your photographic needs, including Backlight Super HDR Mode, a Wide Angle Panoramic Selfie (in case your whole basketball team wants to get in your selfie), a Dual Color Real Tone Flash, Real-Time Beautification Mode to make sure you or your subjects look their best, a Super Resolution Mode with 4x the clarity, and just in case you're in the mood to create your very own movie, the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0 also has the ASUS Mini-Movie software, just shoot, show and share. And there's just so much more to discover with the new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0.

A phone, a camera, a versatile smartphone, all you want and need in a sleek and handy unit. The new ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser's a whole new way of staying connected, and see what others can't see.

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