ASUS Impresses with New and Premium Zenfone 3 Models

At the Computex 2016 event being held in Taipei, the Taiwanese giant ASUS announced three new Android smartphones: the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra.

These three models share a basic common design language, with ASUS throwing some neat visual touches to distinguish them from each other. The base model for instance, comes with a combination of metallic frame and 2.5D glass panels, delivering a premium look overall.

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Lets take a look at what Asus has in store for us.

ASUS Zenfone 3

It’s the first phone to officially pack the mid-range Snapdragon 625, which is based on a 14nm process, with eight Cortex-A53 cores capped at 2 GHz. Its 3,000 mAh battery should last for quite some time.

Its speaker at the bottom has been upgraded with a loud “5-magnet” driver powered by an NXP smart amp. It is also Hi-Res Audio-certified for headphone output. The Zenfone 3 comes with a new feature – a USB Type-C port. It is the first ASUS phone to come with the new USB standard. Another addition is the new fingerprint sensor on the back, located at the center of the spin-metal finish.

Asus Zenfone 3 Specifications:

  • CPU: 2 GHz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.5” 1080p IPS LCD display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on screen & back cover
  • Memory
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera
    • Primary: 16 mega pixel, dual-tone LED flash, dual-tone LED Flash, laser autofocus, 4-axis optical stabilization for stills and 3-axis electronic stabilization for video
    • Secondary: 8 mega pixel, 85-degree wide angle view
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Cat 6 LTE, 802.11ac MU-MIMO WiFi , microUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Dual Sim: Yes (one Micro and one Nano Sim)
  • Color: Gold, Blue, Black, and White

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

The Deluxe variant is the first smartphone to use Sony’s 23-megapixel IMX318 sensor. It comes with some improvements from the base model such as Snapdragon 820, 6 GB RAM and more. Its body features a metal unibody case with subtle curves on the back, for better ergonomics.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe Specifications:

  • CPU: 2 GHz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, Cat 6 LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display
  • Memory
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera
    • Primary: 23 mega pixel, 4K video recording, dual-tone LED flash, dual-tone LED Flash, laser autofocus, 4-axis optical stabilization for stills and 3-axis electronic stabilization for video
    • Secondary: 8 mega pixel, 85-degree wide angle view
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE, 802.11ac MU-MIMO WiFi , microUSB 3.0
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Dual Sim: Yes (one Micro and one Nano Sim)
  • Color: Gold, Silver, and Grey

ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra

The Ultra edition of the Zenfone 3 is designed for the power users who want the very best. The 6.8 inch display, 23 MP camera and the 4600 mAh battery are housed under a a flat metal unibody that is decorated with a chamfer, leading to a more solid look than the other models.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra Specifications:

  • CPU: 2 GHz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, Cat 6 LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.8-inch full-HD IPS LCD display
  • Memory
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera
    • Primary: 23 mega pixel, 4K video recording, dual-tone LED flash, dual-tone LED Flash, laser autofocus, 4-axis optical stabilization for stills and 3-axis electronic stabilization for video
    • Secondary: 8 mega pixel, 85-degree wide angle view
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE, 802.11ac MU-MIMO WiFi , microUSB 3.0
  • Battery: 4600 mAh (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Dual Sim: Yes (one Micro and one Nano Sim)
  • Color: Grey, Silver, and Pink

Image Credits: Asus Press Shots, Engadget


  • KMQ

    Hassan bhai yeh phone kitne ke pao hain?

    • ahsen

      Asus ZenFone 3 : $249
      Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe : $499
      Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra : $479

      • KMQ

        Thank you Ahsen, Deluxe seems a great deal in $499. But unfortunately we wouldn’t be able to have it in this price here in Pakistan.

        • Muhammad Yasir

          im more of the huge phone person but im sure the Ultra would also cost aroun 70k + in PKR :/

          the best deal is the Zenfone 3 atm , good value for money and all , unless the Nubia z11 comes along.