Asus ZenFone 3 Series: First Impression

Taiwan’s Asus recently launched its flagship ZenFone 3 series in India, and the entire range was surely quite impressive. It empowers users with luxury and performance. I was totally smitten by its features (currently the best among all the Android phones) and the looks of course. Priced a bit high, the entire series is value for money.

Asus launched three different phones under ZenFone 3 series. Take a look:

#1. Asus ZenFone 3

zenfone3

Asus ZenFone 3 is a crystal beauty, built for photography. This smartphone is packed with amazing features and great looks. It is a perfect combination of premium designing and great performance.

  • With premium features, stunning looks and great camera, this phone is moderately priced at Rs. 21,999 (32 GB).
  • It is available on all e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and Shopclues.

zenfone3 back

Here are all the specifications:

  ZenFone 3
Model ZE520KL (5.2”) / ZE552KL (5.5”)
Buyer profile Feature-packed, for users who want premium features at a great price.
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

With ASUS ZenUI 3.0

 

Display

5.2 / 5.5-inch Super IPS+ LCD, 1920×1080

75.6% (5.2”) / 77.3% (5.5”) Screen to Body Ratio, up to 600nits brightness

 

Construction

 

Front and rear Corning Gorilla Glass panels with “2.5D” contoured edges and metal frame

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

Octo-core – 14nm

8×2.0GHz ARM Coretex A53

 

GPU

 

Adreno 506

 

RAM / Memory

 

3GB RAM / 32GB Memory (5.2”)

4GB RAM / 64GB Memory (5.5”)

 

Main Camera sensor

 

16MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 Camera (Sony IMX298 sensor)

Main camera features ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera:

f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens

0.03 second TriTech Autofocus (Contrast / Phase / 2nd Gen Laser)

4-axis photo OIS

3-axis video EIS

Color correction sensor

Dual tone LED flash

 

Front Camera

 

8MP, 84-degree wide view

Wireless WIFI 802.11ac

Up to Cat 7 LTE

5G/2.4G

MiMO Wi-Fi

Fingerprint sensor Rear sensor

5-finger registration /  360 degree recognition / 0.22 second unlock

Connectivity 4G with support for Reliance Jio VoLTE

Bluetooth 4.2

Type-C USB 2.0

SIM / SD slots Slot 1: Micro SIM (4G)

Slot 2: Nano SIM (3G) or Micro SD (supports up to 2TB)

 

GPS

 

GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU

OS Android M – 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0
Audio Hi-Res Audio support

New 5 Magnet Speaker
NXP Smart AMP

Battery 2650 mAh (5.2”)

3000 mAh (5.5”)

Dimensions 146.87 x 73.98 x 7.69mm (5.2”)

152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7mm (5.5”)

Colors Shimmer Gold /  Sapphire Black / Moonlight White
Weight 144 grams (5.2”)

155 grams (5.5”)

Accessories USB Cable Type C, ZenEar, Adaptor, User Manual & Warranty Card
Product website http://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-3-ZE520KL/ (5.2”)

https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-3-ZE552KL/ (5.5”)

 

#2. Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

zenfone 3 ultra front

This smartphone comes with an ultra vision, ultra sound and ultra slim body. The incredibly slim and elegant all-metal body instantly grabs attention. It is a phone specially designed for multi-media lovers. It is the world’s first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ Video technology, which optimizes every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity. What’s more?

  • It comes with 5 magnet stereo speakers, 23 MP camera and hidden antenna.
  • ZenFone 3 Ultra is built to deliver outstanding performance and priced at Rs. 49,999
  • It will be available in the market from September 2016, on all leading e-commerce websites.

zenfone3 Ultra

Here are all the specifications:

Model ZU680KL
Display 6.8-inch FHD IPS LCD
79% Screen to Body Ratio
Construction Full aluminum alloy unibody with “invisible antenna”
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Octo-core – 28nm
4×1.8GHz ARM Coretrex A72
4×1.4GHz ARM Coretex A53
GPU Adreno 510
RAM / Memory 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Memory
Main Camera sensor 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 Camera
(Sony IMX318 sensor)
Main camera features ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera: f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens, 0.03 second TriTech Autofocus (Contrast / Phase / 2nd Gen Laser), 4-axis photo OIS, 3-axis video EIS, Color correction sensor, Dual tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP, 84-degree wide view
Wireless WIFI 802.11ac
Up to Cat 6 LTE
Fingerprint sensor Below-screen sensor
5-finger registration / 360 degree recognition
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 2.0
SIM / SD slots Slot 1: Micro SIM (4G)
Slot 2: Nano SIM (4G) or Micro SD
 
• Both Nano SIM card slots support 4G /3G / 2G network band. But only one Nano SIM card can connect to 4G service at a time.
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
OS Android M – 6.0.1 with ZenUI 3.0
Audio Hi-Res Audio
Dual New 5 Magnet Speaker
NXP Smart AMP
DTS Headphone:X 7.1
DTS HD Premium Sound
Bundled ZenEar S earphones with Hi-Res Audio support and fine-tuning by DTS
Video processor ASUS Tru2Life+ featuring PixelWorks 4K TV-grade image processor
DisplayPort over USB Type –C

#3. Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

zenfone3 deluxe

The premium range of smartphones from this series is ZenFone 3 Deluxe that comes in pure all metal body what has stunning looks. This luxury phone is a stunning beauty. As far as hardware specifications are concerned, it can easily beat Samsung’s latest galaxy phone and iPhone 6s Plus. The processor is faster than these two with 6GB RAM and it also has a better battery life. Now what else can one ask for! The only thing that can make a buyer think twice is its price. Yes, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is starting form Rs. 49,999.

  • World’s 1st invisible antenna design
  • All-metal body with QuickCharge 3.0
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (special edition) is priced at Rs. 62,999
  • It will be available in the market from September 2016, on all leading e-commerce websites.

zenfone3 deluxe front

Here are all the specifications:

Model ZS570KL
Buyer profile For buyers who want to express themselves with a premium handset that has the very best features but not from the usual brands.
Display 5.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD, 1920*1080
79% Screen to Body Ratio, 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Construction Full aluminum alloy unibody with “invisible antenna”
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821
Quad core – 14nm
4x 2.4GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
RAM / Memory 6GB RAM / upto 256GB Memory with UFS 2.0
Main Camera sensor 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 Camera
(Sony IMX318 sensor)
Main camera features ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera:
f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens
0.03 second TriTech Autofocus (Contrast / Phase / 2nd Gen Laser)
4-axis photo OIS
3-axis video EIS
Color correction sensor
Dual tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP, 84-degree wide view
Wireless WIFI 802.11ac
Up to Cat 13 LTE , 3CA
5G/2.4G
MiMO Wi-Fi
Fingerprint sensor Rear sensor
5-finger registration / 360 degree recognition
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Type-C USB 3.0
SIM / SD slots Slot 1: Micro SIM (4G)
Slot 2: Nano SIM (3G) or Micro SD – support up 128 GB
GPS GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
OS Android M with ZenUI 3.0
Audio Hi-Res Audio
New 5 Magnet Speaker
NXP Smart AMP

Bundled ZenEar S earphones with Hi-Res Audio support and fine-tuning by DTS

Battery 3000MAH with QuickCharge 3.0
Colors Glacier Silver
Sand Gold
Titanium Gray
Product website https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-3-Deluxe-ZS570KL

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. arv! says:

    I’m looking for a new phone. Any special feature that you found in this phone which is unique to this model?

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    1. Hello Arv 🙂
      The camera quality is superb and it also has fingerprint sensor. It is also offering 4gb RAM.

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      1. arv! says:

        Great! Will check it out

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      2. Sherry says:

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