Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL)  Motorola Moto Z Play 
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Motorola Moto Z Play
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Excellence Score
26.5
45.4
Value for Money Score
64.9
73.5
Price Rs. 12,999 onwards Rs. 17,249 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Bluelight Filter for Eye Care, Supports Glove Touch Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX214 Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Smile Detection, Face Detection, 5P Lens, Laser Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) for Videos, 6 Direction EIS compensation, 32 second Long Exposure, Blue Glass IR Filter, Back Light (HDR) Mode, Low Light Mode, Manual Mode, Real Time Beautification Mode, Super Resolution Mode, Night Mode, Depth of Field Mode, Photo Effect Mode, Selfie Panorama, Selfie Mode, GIF Animation Mode, Slow Motion Mode, Time Lapse Mode F/2.0 Aperture, 1.3um Pixel Size, Dual LED (dual tone) Flash, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion video
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Auto Focus, Back Light (HDR) Mode, Low Light Mode, Real Time Beautification Mode, Panorama Selfie Mode Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Full HD Video Recording, 85 Degree Wide-Angle lens, Auto Night Mode, Beautification mode, Professional Mode
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.9 mm 6.99 mm
Weight 150 gm 165 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3510 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 20.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboPower
Other Battery Parameters Web Browsing (WiFi) Time: 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs Mixed usage up to 45 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features ASUS SonicMaster 3.0; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration; PhotoCollage; MiniMovie; Themes; Game Genie; ASUS WebStorage: 5GB free for life; Google Drive: 100GB free space (2 years) Fast Battery Charging: 8 hrs of power in 15 minutes (TurboPower); Water repellent nano-coating; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Moto Mods Connector; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, all-metal, understated design
  • Despite featuring a 5.5-inch screen, the ZenFone 3 Laser fits relatively easy in one hand
  • Good full-HD IPS display - good color reproduction, rich blacks, good brightness level, decent sunlight legibility, wide viewing angles
  • ZenUI interface has improved over time and the latest version is lighter, cleaner, and uncluttered
  • Good overall speed/performance
  • Decent rear camera - has a fast (laser) focus, captures good amount of detail, and has decent colour reproduction
  • Does decently well with low-light conditions too
  • Video recording performance is also good with the electronic image stabilisation (EIS) feature coming in handy
  • The front camera is also decent and takes selfies quickly
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Bundled earphones are decent for music quality with minimal distortion at higher volumes
  • Decent battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful metal-and-glass design
  • Water-repellent nano-coating on the phone's surface
  • Excellent implementation of the modular accessory system, just like its bigger brothers - the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force - which makes this phone truly versatile and offers an affordable entry point into the Moto Mods ecosystem
  • When it comes to expanding the functionality beyond what a traditional smartphone is capable of doing, no other system or implementation does it better than Moto Mods!
  • Compatible with all existing Moto Mods (battery life extender, projector, camera mods etc)
  • Beautiful, bright AMOLED display, with wide viewing angles and punchy colors
  • Mostly stock Android UI, which will appease the Android purists
  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • Good call quality
  • Very good, speedy fingerprint sensor
  • Outstanding battery life - comfortably one of the best in the business
  • Turbo charging support (full recharge time of about 110 minutes)
  • Good rear camera that captures detailed images, especially in good lighting conditions
  • Good front-facing camera too - produces a pleasant level of sharpness to accompany its solid details capture
  • Good audio quality
  • Good speaker loudness
  • On the whole, even without any Mods, the Moto Z Play is a complete package and offers good value - the mods are the icing on the cake
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The edges of the Micro-USB port and the two screws on the bottom are a bit sharp
  • The display is a fingerprint magnet and you will need to clean it from time to time
  • Although the UI itself is light, the phones comes loaded with plenty of bloatware including Asus's own apps like Themes, Photo Collage, Mini Movie, ZenCircle, ZenSync, Weather, Do It Later, Game Genie, ZenFone Care, and Cover
  • The ZenFone 3 Laser, unlike other ZenFone 3 smartphones, doesn't support fast charging
  • The overall speed/performance is strictly middling and falls significantly behind other top phones at this price level
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Lacks fast charging support
  • Slightly unwieldy
  • Gaming performance is not the best in class
  • Camera has longer exposure times when shooting photos under low light
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