Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL)  Motorola Moto M (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
19.3
23.3
Value for Money Score
57.7
65.3
Price ₹ 9,499 onwards ₹ 10,449 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2016 Dec, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
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)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display, Bluelight Filter for Eye Care, Supports Glove Touch IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek MT6755 Helio P15
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T860MP2
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 13.0MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
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, 1.0um Pixel Size, Phase-Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Auto Focus, Back Light (HDR) Mode, Low Light Mode, Real Time Beautification Mode, Panorama Selfie Mode Full HD Video Recording, 85 Degree Wide-angle Lens, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.85 mm
Weight 150 gm 163 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3050 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, Turbo Charging
Other Battery Parameters Web Browsing (WiFi) Time: 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features ASUS SonicMaster 3.0; Noise Filtration; PhotoCollage; MiniMovie; Themes; Game Genie; ASUS WebStorage: 5GB free for life; Google Drive: 100GB free space (2 years) Battery Fast Charing (Turbo Charging); Dolby Atmos; NFC; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, all-metal, understated design
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint scanner
  • 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
  • Bundled earphones are decent for music quality with minimal distortion at higher volumes
  • Decent battery life - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Good looking design, premium look and feel
  • Sturdy, splash resistant
  • Decent display - high contrast and decent sunlight legibility
  • Almost stock Android build keeps things nice and simple
  • Good front-facing 8MP cam - produces great selfies - detailed, and with pleasing skin tones
  • Good performance in daily use - though underpowered in the graphics department
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Decent battery life
  • Clean audio output
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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 overall speed/performance is strictly middling and falls significantly behind other top phones at this price level
  • Average loudspeaker
  • The ZenFone 3 Laser, unlike other ZenFone 3 smartphones, doesn't support fast charging
  • Lacks fast charging support
  • The edges of the Micro-USB port and the two screws on the bottom are a bit sharp
  • Average rear camera - color reproduction, dynamic range and exposure could have been better
  • 1080p video recording from either camera is also uninspiring
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