We’re always excited to hear about sub-$200 smartphones.

After all, just because you can’t afford the shiniest new phone being talking about, it shouldn’t mean you can’t get a good smartphone to match your needs.

In this particular price range however it gets tougher to find a phone that you’ll enjoy using.

But there are gems like Asus’ Zenfone 2 Laser. The phone has been around for almost a year now and it appears the company intends on keeping it around for a while longer.

Late last month the company quietly rolled out an update to this 2015 budget smartphone, keeping pretty much everything the same, but giving it a much needed performance boost.

If price is your main concern, give the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S a look see. It may not be slimmest, most modern looking phone in the market today, but it sure can punch above its price point. Check out our unboxing and hands-on review below.

Also because you asked for it, our friends at Asus Philippines have given us an Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S to giveaway to one of our Filipino readers. To enter just complete any of the tasks below. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on May 15, Sunday.

Congratulations to the winner Rodrigo Macaldo of Subic, Philippines. We will reach out to you via Facebook.

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