ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Review: Affordable, Unlocked, Great Camera

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ZenFone 2 Laser Performance and Benchmarks

To get a feel for how the ZenFone 2 Laser compares to other smartphones on the market, we ran a few benchmarks that are currently available on the web and in the Android Marketplace. 

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As you can see from the benchmark charts above, the ZenFone 2 Laser often found itself at the bottom of most of our comparison charts. Although the ZenFone 2 Laser doesn’t keep up with today’s flagship devices in these tests, real-world performance of the ZenFone 2 Laser was satisfactory. We didn’t experience any major hiccups or delays in everyday use even with multiple applications open. We would expect this phone’s performance to be very adequate for general users who aren’t trying to push the phone to its limits with graphically intense games and other demanding uses.

 

Battery Life

The ZenFone 2 Laser runs a removable Lithium-Polymer 3000 mAh battery. To get a better feel for how the ZenFone 2 Laser’s battery compares to other smartphones on the market, we ran our two standard battery benchmarks.

The first test, AnTuTu's Battery Test, is a high-load benchmark that aims to drain the battery of a device as quickly as possible, setting the display brightness to high and cranking up workload for the processor, graphics core, and memory.

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To offer a "best-case scenario" result, we also ran our own Hot Hardware web browsing test where we cycle a page ever few minutes with screen brightness set to 50% and Wi-Fi enabled. All other radios such as Bluetooth, NFC and geo-location are turned off and the phone is forced to keep the display on for the entire test. Phones are then monitored for uptime duration.

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The ZenFone 2 Laser performed exceptionally well in the AnTuTu test, earning the top spot in our chart. In our custom web browsing test, the phone managed to last for over 7 hours before giving up. In average usage scenarios which included browsing the web, checking email, taking pictures, etc., we were easily able to enjoy all-day battery life with the ZenFone 2 Laser.


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