Few days back, Taiwan’s leading smartphone manufacturer, Asus launched a new smartphone at its ZenFestival held in New Delhi, ZenFone 2 Laser.The new device follows the line of original ZenFone 2, and targets the budget segment with an alluring combination of decent pricing and mouth-watering specs. Among other phones launched at ZenFestival, ZenFone 2 Laser is the only beauty that ships in three variants with different capabilities.All three variants come at different prices and go straight against several budget playersrolling in the market. So, this time around, the Taiwanese tech-giant will be going against which phones with its latest ZenFone 2 laser? The competition will be intense, but the new ZenFone 2 Laser might just give something good to cherish a tempting price tag.Check out top 5 competitors of this powerful phone that already hitting the shelves in the Indian market.
Lenovo K3 Note- 16GB at Rs. 9,999
Lenovo’s powerful budget beauty, K3 Note is the biggest competitor standing in the way of ZenFone 2 Laser.The dual-sim device features an incredible set of specs and boasts great amount of power with aMediaTek MT6752 Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.7GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T760MP2 GPU.It runs Android 5.0 straight out-of-the box, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display with a pixel density 401ppi.
Camera capabilities of K3 Note includes a 13-megapixel rear autofocus shooter, and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for taking brilliant selfies.It comes with 16GB of inbuilt memory expandable up to 32GB, and packs a real punch with a long-lasting battery of 3000mAh.Just within a month of its launch, more 3,00,000units of K3 Note have been sold via Flipkart. It’s one of the finest budget smartphones, and can certainly create some serious problems for the newly launched ZenFone 2 Laser.
Yu Yureka Plus- 16GB at Rs. 8,999
The upgraded avatar of Yu Yureka aka Yu Yureka Plus is another smartphone that goes straight against ZenFone 2 Laser. Launched few weeks back, Yu Yureka Plus looks completely identical to itsoriginal variant, but ships with an improved full-HD display. It features top-notch specs, and boasts a brilliant visual experience with its sharp 5.5-inch full HDIPS display, protected by Corning Glass 3. It runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop-based CyanogenOS 12, andpowers upby the same octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and Adreno 405GPU.The rear camera of Yureka Plus is a 13-megapixel shooter with autofocus, HDR mode, and LED flash, and front-facing camera is a superb 5-megapixel snapper. It produces brilliant snaps with a good depth field, and is perfectly complimented by 16 gigs of internal memory, expandable by up to 32GB.CyanogenOS featured on this device packs heavy customizations, and is perfectly backed by 2500mAh Li-ion battery.
Meizu M2 Note- 16GB at Rs. 9,999
China’s Meizu M2 Note is also a big competitor for newly launched ZenFone 2 Laser. This device stands as a perfect competitor Asus, and features an upgraded set of hardware and software specs. The new M2 Note sports a 5.5-inch full-HD IGZO display, powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and Mali-T720MP3 GPU.It runs Android 5.0 straight out-of-the box with Flyme 4.5 skin on the top, and packs prolific camera capabilities with a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. Whether you’re shooting outdoors or indoors, the improved camera of M2 Note produces perfect images under all conditions.It flaunts a Samsung-like home button on the front-panel, features hybrid dual-sim capabilities, and is ideally backed by a long-lasting battery of 3100mAh.
Moto G (Gen 3) – 16GB at Rs 12,999
Along with M2 Note, Moto G (Gen 3) can also create some serious problems for ZenFone 2 laser. This device comes at a higher price tag, but can comfortably tackle ZenFone 2 Laser withits smooth and glitch-free performance.Thewaterproof budget smartphonesports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a pixel density of 294ppi, andis powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip clocked at 1.4GHz, clubbed with 2GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. It includes a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, and comes with a bunch of features like, digital zoom, self-timer, autofocus, burst Mode, and HDR mode.With the same sensor from Nexus 6, it gives best photography experience, and is perfectly complimented by 16GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 32GB with external microSD card.Whether you’re a standard user or heavy user, Moto G (Gen 3) can certainly cater all your needs without any trouble! It runs Android 5.1.1 out-of-the box, and is ideally backed by a decent 2,470mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi4i- 16GB at Rs. 12,999 and 32GB at Rs. 14,999
Xiaomi’s India-specific Mi4i is also a tough competition for ZenFone 2 Laser. This device features top-grade specs, sports a 5-inch full-HD display, and is equipped with a powerful octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, clubbed with 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU.Itruns Android Lollipop-based MIUI 6 out-of-the box, and packs incredible camera capabilities with a 13-megapixel rearautofocus snapperwith f2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash, and HDR, and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with beautify.
Mi4icomes in two storage variants with 16GB and 32GB memory, and is perfectly backed by a long-lasting battery of 3120mAh.It can certainly challenge ZenFone 2 Laser with top-notch performance and alluring design language.
In a nutshell, these 5 phonescan create some serious problems for the new ZenFone 2 Laser. All these devices pack top-grade specs, come at a decent price tag, and include all-essential elements to challenge the latest budget-beauty from Asus.
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser fits well in the budget-segment, and can certainly cater all your needs with minimal glitches. But, with devices like K3 Note, Yureka Plus, and M2 Note rolling with full-HD displays,the new ZenFone might just lose with weaker visual capabilities. Anyway, it’s still performs pretty well, and offers full value for money at a price just below 10k.