Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

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  • candermine
  • y$c
  • 28 Jun 2020

it can play games (EA car race was pre-installed and no lag whatsoever), PUBG on the other hand, cannot.

Camera very good in sharpness, color and view angle. Decent night shot either with DUAL-flash OR night-mode. HDR also works perfectly against bright background.
RAM somewhat always below expectation (4GB with 1,7GB free).
ROM/hdd is not enough to capture a lot high-res photos and videos.
corning gorilla glass just works against scratches.
Great built-in display (5.5inch with 1080p without notch) evenmore with modes (vivid color, natural, low blue, etc).
decent display brightness for outdoor daylight usage.
Charge decent fast, evenmore with "plane" mode trick.

battery drop fast by using:
-any games
-play Youtube
-very high bright display
-VPN app

-no black version

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    • Biomenace
    • Isc
    • 27 Jun 2020

    It's always lagging. I use it the least possible for that reason. Screen is great tho but it can't play games at all

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      • Anonymous
      • t7s
      • 09 Feb 2020

      Using Z01BDB, 32/4GB, and performance is almost the same the day we bought it. Have not experienced any lag on camera. Although I had to replace the battery as the drain was pretty fast. Charge time is still the same, 3.5 hours using the same charger but different cable. The ZenUI sometimes crash/stops after the last update around Nov 2019, and it takes about 2-3 secs before everything works again. Already did a reset and still the same.

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        • Cammy
        • 3cm
        • 02 Jun 2019

        Since the second month a bought it I have had issues with it and after 4 months I decided to do a factory reset. It didn't help much. I have it now for 2 years and have had fantasies about smashing it to the walls sooo many times. The camera takes forever to turn on and even then, sometimes it freezes or just close and it requires a phone restart. which it's an inconvenience if you miss a great shot because of it. The apps take long to open and sometimes it's like they have a mind of their own. Would noooot recommend it.

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          • Asues
          • PA7
          • 28 Mar 2019

          This is snapdragon 430 prosesor 1.4 ghz clock. Not different with snap 425 quadcore.

          Not all aplication use 8 core for running apps. Sometime only 4 core.that why this phone laggy. Because top speed 1.4 ghz.

          If you want more performance,buy big.little procesor like snap 625.439.450.

            disappointed! it starts well, then become a problem ..
            slow as hell, every uptade become worst
            camera takes sometimes more than 1minute to open, and normally crash..
            micro-usb port need to be carefull used
            the best is the cornilla glass 3, after hard use, never crash the screen.

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              • Anonymous
              • U}}
              • 24 Oct 2018

              Been using this phone for nearly two years now and I gotta say it's nothing like what most people here complain about. I'm using the 32GB ROM/4GB RAM version and it's nowhere near sluggish. Camera works well but who am I to say since I don't take lots of pictures. I'm not much of a gamer, but I've tried running FIFA and PES and both of them always run smoothly. It doesn't heat up fast, but once it does, it's damn hot I think I can pop some popcorn. Lol. Battery life is pretty normal, lasting about 8 hours from a full charge to 10% on normal usage (surfing the internet and social media). Android 7.1 also runs smoothly in this device. My only problem is charging. It takes 4-5 hours to fully charge from 10-15%. Tried swapping the original charger with one from Samsung, but it ended up even worse. I don't use the original charger anymore since it was broken, but the new one is no better, still taking around 4 hours to charge. But besides that, it's good for an entry-level phone.

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                • Anonymous
                • wYG
                • 01 Sep 2018

                I'm using Asus_ZO1BDB, Asus Zenfone 3 Laser 4 GB ram version. I'm using this phone for 2 2/3 months now. I'm having no issues, very minor lags appear in surfing or in light to medium games (light settings graphics). This phone is not intended for gaming, but to do everyday tasks easier and faster. I'm loving this phone since I got this at the price of 150 USD. Trying this on benchmarks, its got 49000+ score, like 1/5 the speed of S9+. For gaming, you should go for the ROG phone or the Asus Zenfone 5z that is faster than Samsung S9+. For other previous comments rhat comment too much on this phone, they should had bought the 4 GB Ram version. I did not modify my camera and it works fast, not that fast because it makes images during recording higher in resolution. One thing I liked about the camera is its Super Resolution Mode, it captures every details with superb quality. In the fron facing camera or the selfie camera, it lags sometimes depending on the range of the phone from a face. I dont care, I dont do selfies or of any kind. Battery drains enough for me, since buying I expected that this goes normal for it has only 3000 Mah of this caliber. Not having more than 3500 mah or more. I do normal battery care, I dont use it since charging, and I take off the charger while not in use. Screen is bright enough with punchy colors, in vivid mode, still outside. Buttons are great to click. Audio is very good in quality, you can tweak it in Asus's AudioWizard Sound Laboratory. Speaker in the front is good and kind of loud enough, good for watching movies, netflix, or others with full of dialogues in the Vocal Mode of AudioWizard. Launching apps in this phone is very responsive, a little click and it starts right away,.not sure with the 2 gb ram. You can play Asphalt 8 airborne here in like 40 fps in default settings, the settings made from a newly downloaded app. Cover Fire in 30 fps, Mineceaft in 40 to 50 fps, Angry Birds go at 60 to 70 fps. Its like a pc with Intel Core i3, 4gb ram, and 980 or Rx580.

                  Hahah hope you guys are having good timw with device, i have unlocked bootloader, rooted it with magisk and i have a working google camera on the device, it really clicks amazing pics💕😍i love this device!!

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                    • Anonymous
                    • jnT
                    • 14 Aug 2018

                    The first few months, you'll think it's the best phone due the price you got it for. Then later, it just got very slow, with every single application i used. It would heat up after just 10 minutes of going on maybe instagram or just the internet in general. If i were to open instagram and snapchat, it'd just completely lag, and would freeze. I would have to restart my phone very frequently due to the freezes. Dont waste your time/money on this phone unless you're looking for a phone that'll make you happy for 1 year or less

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                      • Dyhomey
                      • rRU
                      • 11 Jul 2018

                      Camera is really slow I am tired of it

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                        • jec
                        • LG}
                        • 28 May 2018

                        Syphon3, 25 May 2018I Bought this phone in March 2017. At first 6 months, every... moreI'm having the same problem with the Camera software. Very slow, sluggish and sometimes it crashes. Hope Asus fixes these problems.

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                          • Syphon3
                          • JNe
                          • 25 May 2018

                          I Bought this phone in March 2017. At first 6 months, everything goes fine. But when the upgrades start to come it becomes in the worst cell phone ever I have.
                          The camera really slow, an interaction come really bad.
                          I did wipe cache and doesn't work. Same lags issues in camera and general operation.
                          It is an Asus Zenfone 3 Laser with 2 GB in Ram and 32 storage

                          If some one else have the same problems and fix it please let us know

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                            • AnonD-758322
                            • ut$
                            • 10 May 2018

                            zenfone 3 laser goog phone, but battery drain very fast PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM

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                              • AnonD-751698
                              • vx%
                              • 20 Apr 2018

                              Ak, 13 Aug 2017After update 7.1.1 version the donot disturb mode gets auto... moreHi Ak,

                              Perform wipe cache partition and check.
                              Wiping partition cache will resolve any conflicts caused by residual cache from the earlier firmware version.Wiping partition cache will not delete your data. However be careful while doing this procedure and do not accidentally select other options that might delete your data. Do not wipe partition cache often.

                              1. Switch off the phone by pressing the power button. It will show menu option to turn power off.
                              2. Press and hold power + volume up button . After it buzzes/vibrates twice leave only the power button.
                              3. It will boot into bootloader mode after you see the Asus Logo. Toggle to Recovery mode by using the Volume rockers, by default you see Normal Mode . Select it by using the power button.
                              4. Then the phone will reboot and show error written with Android icon lying belly up. When you see that press and hold power button and press and release volume up button.
                              5. It will enter the recovery mode successfully and show several options.
                              6. You will get option to wipe partition cache. Use the volume rockers to move to that option.Select it by pressing the power button.It may take 10 to 15 mins to wipe it fully. Do not reboot during this process even if it takes longer.
                              7. Once its completed, you will see the menu again. Select reboot after that.

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                                • AnonD-751698
                                • v}Q
                                • 20 Apr 2018

                                Brandon, 18 Sep 2017Camera sucks ass, anything remotely involved with the camer... moreHi Brandon,

                                Clear cache and data for camera and check if the issue persist.

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                                  • AnonD-751698
                                  • v}Q
                                  • 20 Apr 2018

                                  SS_72, 28 Jan 2018I have noticed this slow buggy performance with the camera ... moreHi Ss_72,

                                  Clear cache and data for the camera.
                                  Make sure the camera app is updated to the latest version.

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                                    • AnonD-751698
                                    • v}Q
                                    • 20 Apr 2018

                                    Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018NOT RECOMMENDED! Although a decent phone, there are a lot o... moreHi Anonymous,

                                    Please follow steps below for troubleshooting:

                                    1. Perform Boost: Slide down the screen from upper area to access Quick settings and then tap Boost.

                                    2. Uninstall apps that are not often used: Settings > Apps > (select an app) Uninstall.

                                    3. Clear cache of apps: Settings > Apps > select apps that may cause malfunction > Clear cache.

                                    4. Launch Play Store and update all apps.

                                    5. Reboot your phone.

                                    6. Update firmware to latest version: Settings > About > System update > Check Update.

                                    7. Access Safe Mode by long pressing power key > tapping and holding Power Off > tapping OK. If your phone works well in Safe Mode, there may be some 3rd apps that cause malfunction. Please reboot your phone and check again if it works well."

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                                      • Yasirkl
                                      • tZk
                                      • 29 Mar 2018

                                      Its good very smooth

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                                        • Alan
                                        • 4X{
                                        • 18 Mar 2018

                                        Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018NOT RECOMMENDED! Although a decent phone, there are a lot o... moreI agree,worst cell I have ever owned by far..lags,camera frequently crashes,very slow and mediocre phone.