The third generation Moto G handset from Motorola comes with various minor improvements to the design along with slightly powerful processors and better cameras as well. Meanwhile, a mid-range device has been released from the competitor Asus, which is a direct competitor to the present generation Motorola Moto G.
When it comes to internal parts, you will notice a lot of similarities between these devices. The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser has the same face as the Zenfone 2 and as a result, it features a brushed metal band that is located below the screen and there is also a volume rocker on the back. It is located below the rear camera.
In case the matte plastic back panel with curved edges gets damaged, it can be easily replaced and this also means that the battery is totally removable. In terms of dimensions, the device is 10.5mm, its 143.7mm tall and 71.5mm wide but the display is similar to the Moto G 2015.
You will find that the display is quite sharp, vibrant and comes with reasonable brightness and colors. In case of the Moto G, you will notice the curved plastic back along with a familiar dip on top. There is a metal plate design around the camera port and you will notice the same Moto G logo engraved inside.
However, the color of the device can be chosen through the Moto Maker website. With the Moto Maker program, the back plate can be easily customized. Sadly, you cannot choose any other material like genuine leather or wood. There is a metallic accent on the side and the great fact of this device is that it comes with IPX7 certification which makes it resistant to water.
In terms of hardware, the Moto G 3rd generation will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chip with a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 processor and an Adreno 306 graphics solution.
There are two different variants; one comes with 8GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM while the other variant comes with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. Meanwhile, with the help of a microSD card, the device can be upgraded 32GB which should be enough for most users.
The Zenfone 2 Laser comes with 2GB of RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop but the internal memory on both the variants are same. However, both these devices support an expansion up to 128GB. It sports a quad-core Cortex-A53, but the speed has been lowered to 1.2GHz.
Both the Zenfone 2 Laser and the Motorola Moto G come with 13megapixel and 5megapixel cameras along with features like dual-LED flash, but the Moto G supports auto-HDR and the Zenfone 2 has a laser-powered autofocus system. In terms of battery, the Zenfone 2 Laser has a capacity of 2400mAh.
There are a lot of things to be enjoyed if you own an Android device and one of them is the large amount of customizations available. Android can be modified quite easily and there’s something new in the air for Asus Zenfone 2 fans. Asus released a new tool recently that is used for unlocking the bootloader of this device.
When it comes to rooting and installing a custom ROM, this is a rather critical step. As a result, if you want to add something more customizable and interesting to your device, you can download the official tool and begin the process.
Reports indicate that the tool has been officially made available by Asus themselves, but at the same time, the company warned their users that rooted phones are not eligible for maintenance and warranty support.