ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver)

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver)

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • 13MP Rear + 5MP Front Cameras
  • Laser Auto-Focus
  • Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core CPU
  • 16GB Storage Capacity + 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5" IPS LCD Display
  • microSDXC Expansion up to 128GB
  • 3000mAh Battery + Dual SIM Card Slots
  • Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

ASUS ZE551KL Overview

  • 1Description

Experience dynamic handheld performance with the ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL Smartphone in silver from ASUS. This smartphone features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset that features a big.LITTLE configuration, which uses two quad-core processors that work independently from each other to better manage performance and battery life. It also has a powerful 3GB of built-in RAM. The ZenFone 2 Laser comes equipped with 16GB of storage and includes a microSDXC slot that supports cards with up to 128GB of memory for additional storage capacity. The integrated micro-USB interface allows you to connect the device for mass-storage purposes and also serves as a charging port.

The ZenFone 2 Laser houses a 5.5" IPS capacitive display, which is designed to deliver robust images and color depth. Its 1920 x 1080 screen resolution lets you watch full HD content without pixel loss. For photo capturing, image recording, and video chatting, the ZenFone 2 Laser features a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera and 5MP PixelMaster front camera. Built-in laser autofocus means near-instant picture focus, especially in low light conditions. Additional camera modes and features are available, including Super HDR, Low Light, and Super Resolution, to help you get the picture quality that you want.

The ZenFone 2 Laser is also well-equipped for wireless communication. It features Bluetooth v4.0 technology for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for high-speed Internet connectivity. GPS with GLONASS is also on-board for using Google Location and Maps services. The ZenFone 2's removable 3000mAh battery can deliver hours of enjoyment on a full charge.

Dual Cameras
  • Rear Camera: f/2.0 13 MP, autofocus, blue glass filter, dual LED flash, PixelMaster
  • Front Camera: f/2.0 5 MP, fix focus, wide view, PixelMaster
  • Video Recording: 1080p HD video recording with video stabilization and one-touch still-capture facility
  • Low Light Mode: Increases light sensitivity by up to 400%. It also enhances noise reduction and boosts color contrast by up to 400%, for clear and bright low-light shots with no need for flash.
  • Super HDR Mode: Expands the dynamic range by four times to give the final picture up to 400% more brightness, along with improved color contrast and detail to ensure the photos you capture in any scene with strong backlighting look natural.
  • Super Resolution Mode: Captures and combines four 13MP photos to create a single image of with four times the clarity-up to 52MP.
  • Wide-Angle Selfie Panorama: Captures a panoramic selfie to up to 140°.
  • Beautification Mode: Balances facial features, softens complexions, and removes blemishes in real time.
  • Laser Auto-Focus
    Built-in laser beam measures distances at enhanced speed, meaning near-instant focus as fast as 0.2 seconds, especially in low light conditions.
    GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
    This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

    Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
    Android 5.0 Lollipop
    The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces Google's "Material Design" language and sees a complete overhaul of the look and feel of the OS. Other improvements include a new notification system, more useful multitasking (now called "Recents"), multi-user support, and a Battery Saver mode.
    Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA)
    Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Having Dual Active SIM card slots means both SIM cards have dedicated modems, and are always active. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either simultaneously. You can even receive phone calls and texts from one SIM card when actively using another. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. Only the first SIM card slot will work with 4G LTE, the second SIM slot is limited to 2G/3G service only. Operator charges may apply.
    Vivid Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
    ZenFone 2 Laser is equipped with IPS Gorilla Glass 4 with 1920 x 1080 resolution that offers 178-degree wide viewing angles.
    Removable Battery
    ZenFone 2 Laser is built with removable battery so you can stay on the go and swap out batteries when you need to.
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth V4.0 +EDR +A2DP
  • Dual Micro SIM card
  • SIM1 Supports 2G/3G/4G
  • SIM2 Supports 2G/3G
  • ASUS ZE551KL Specs

    Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop
    Memory 3 GB
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    CPU 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
    1.0 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
    GPU 550 MHz Adreno 405
    Storage 16 GB
    Size 5.5"
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Pixel Density 403 ppi
    Display Technology IPS-Type LCD
    Screen Coating Gorilla Glass 4
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - Micro
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
    1 x Integrated Speaker
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Micro
    Card 2: Micro
    Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR 
    NFC No
    Infrared Yes
    GPS Yes
    Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity
    Keyboard Virtual
    Battery Removable Lithium-Ion (3000.0 mAh)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.0 x 3.0 x 0.2" / 152.4 x 76.2 x 5.1 mm
    Weight 0.4 lb / 181.4 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 3.4 x 2.0"

    ASUS ZE551KL Reviews

    ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Silver) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Phone with a Bit Too Much Bloatware I would give the phone itself five stars. It's not a Galaxy S6, but it isn't far behind. Everything works smoothly and quickly with no noticeable lag. Wifi works well, and calls sound wonderful. The speaker is loud and clear. It's a great phone overall.The only thing that keeps it from being five stars is all the preloaded (and mostly useless) apps that ASUS added to the phone. They all have some, but this one has more than I've ever seen before. Sadly, though many can be disabled, they cannot be removed to free up space.I love that it has a removable battery. I'm not a fan of the trend toward non removable batteries. Usually after about 18 months the battery capacity has decreased markedly, and being able to pop in a new battery is almost like having a new phone.This is a fabulous phone for $. Mine is on T Mobile, but it will work just as well on AT&T or on any MVNO that uses the AT&T or T Mo networks.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Phone! Its BIG. thats a PRO, thats a CON. bought it for my son but, now I am going to get me one too. I think that might be the best endorsement you can give a product. You go buy it again. Really do I need to say more. Notes. We are on T-Mobile. No Issues there. Its very fast, renders web pages FAST. Plays world of tanks fast. You get lag on WiFi but no LTE. I have cox. (they kinda sux). I am actually shocked how fast LTE is. The Camera shocked me. ITs really nice. the Laser focus is a nice touch and works. 1 speaker is OK.. Its not that loud but thats what Blue tooth speakers are for, Right! I want to clone this into a 5 body for just a little more portability .. ahhh cant have everything.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very well-rounded phone that seems to get it right Here's what I was considering before buying the 16gb version of the Zenfone 2 Laser, in order of priority: Affordability, reasonable performance, battery life, storage options, camera. Affordability: I've used an ASUS laptop for 3 years, and it proved to be a great buy for higher-end specs. This mid-tier phone appeared to be big bang for the buck as well, and that seems apparent so far. For the price of this phone, the build quality looks and feels very solid. Even though it's plastic, the removable back shell is pretty substantial and not flimsy, and looks just like brushed metal. You could pay a little less for other phones and have a real cheapo feel. Phones have played a distant second-fiddle to me, but that may change now. Excluding ASUS's huge trove of bloatware here, some of their included apps have proven quite useful already. Reasonable performance: The performace so far has exceeded my expectations, but bear in mind this is coming from a budget phone user perspective, so performance is subjective in the real world. There has been no noticeable lag or choppiness, unlike lower-end phones I have used before. This phone runs the Snapdragon 615, unlike the the Intel from the Zenfone 2. I think it pushes everything very well- UI transitions are smooth, and apps launch quickly. I'm not a huge mobile gamer, but the phone appears to handle games quite well, although I haven't tested the most demanding of the bunch. Initial setup was pretty easy, and it automatically updated Android. Calls sound great. Display is very crisp, and plenty bright, although just a shade not as bright as I'd like. Not a consequence by any means. I'm using this phone with T-Mobile, and I'm getting good speeds. WiFi is working well. Battery life: Seems to meet expectations. I charged the phone to full, then played with it for about 3-4 hours (browsing store, installs, web, settings etc over WiFi) on moderate and high brightness. 12 hours later, after a couple calls and texting as well, I have 45% battery left. Not too bad at all for what I need, and I suspect that after I disable some of the bloatware and tweak the settings overall, that will only improve. I suspect the Snapdragon 615 also manages power better than the Intels do in the earlier Zenfone 2. Storage options and camera: I'm not a huge phone photo-taker, but compared to the budget phones I've had, the camera is a massive upgrade, although still doesn't compare to a decent point and shoot camera's quality. This isn't very important to me, though. As for storage options, I tend to not like a lot of app clutter at once, so the 16gb internal with SD expansion was perfect for me, and I'll probably use the SD for photos, video etc and internal for apps. Based on my very short time with the phone, it has been more than adequate for someone like me who is not interested in shelling out lots of cash for a phone, but would like a quality phone experience. It really seems to hit the sweet spot for being affordable, while at the same time, being a clear upgrade for past budget phone users. It's been a very good, well-rounded experience that has met, and in many places exceeded, my expectations.
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value Very satisfied with such a quality product at such a low price. The specs on this phone are comparable to the standard high end phone specs. At the time writing this review, you don't want to go any lower on CPU, Memory, Screen Resolution, and Camera megapixel. I believe the Honor5X is the most similar in specs and price. I opted with the brand that I've seen around longer and has a track record. From my research, I don't think there is anything cheaper with as much value.
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Smartphone, however I bought this cellphone instead of Iphone because the price, I don't see sense in pay $ dolars in it. I was used with nokia windows phone 8.1, and the Zenfone 2 is much better. Your HW is more powerful. And the Android is more friendly than Windows phone.However I got surprised when saw that the product didn't come with ear phones. OMG, not ear phone for 200 dolars ?And I haven't used with a screen with 5,5 inches. In a future, maybe I will think in change by other smaller.
    Date published: 2016-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Phone Awesome phone and camera. Phone is worth the price if only used for a camera. My son purchased his ZenPhone when they were first released and been happy with his too. Size is great, easy to use, good software and applications. My only complaint is that they don't make it for use on the Verizon network. Where I live, AT&T and T-Mobile are very weak networks, so I still have to have a Verizon Network phone. It would be awesome if it was available on the Verizon network.
    Date published: 2016-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pretty good phone So far this phone has performed very well. The main feature of this phone is the camera. Most of the pictures I've taken have turned out pretty well. The Laser is also significantly faster than my S3. Many reviews complain about preinstalled apps but they can be uninstalled. There's also a confirmed Marshmallow update by Asus.
    Date published: 2015-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone for the price! I am really happy with this phone, it comes with productive apps, it woks fast, interact pretty good with many open application at the same time, it has a good battery on a regular basis use. It is not as thin as an iphone 6, it is a little bit bulky on the center but I think that it makes it easier to hold it.
    Date published: 2016-01-31
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