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Asus ZenFone 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Asus ZenFone 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The performance and design also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the sound, while there are some less positive reviews about the reception.

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reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus ZenFone 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Zenfone 3

 

Since Motorola threw down the gauntlet with its original Moto G, smartphone makers have been embroiled in a price-slashing war. As a result, we've seen all manner of fantastic value-for-money handsets appear, such as the OnePlus 3, Nexus 6P and Moto Z...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Cat Thomas (pocket-lint.com)

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

 

Asus has stealthily been building up quite the smartphone following over the past two years since it launched the Zenfone series.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Marie Black (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus ZenFone 3 review

 

The Asus ZenFone 3 has a lot going for it as a mid-range Android, including an interesting new design. Read our ZenFone 3 review to find out more.

The ZenFone 3 is a good all-round mid-range phone with decent performance and some nice extras under £300, but also a fair amount of bloatware. It's quite an update on the ZenFone 2, and definitely worth considering as an upgrade.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Asus ZenFone 3 review

 

After two generations of plastic phones, Asus is finally returning to its premium roots. The ZenFone 3 houses midrange specs in a beautiful body that's surprisingly affordable. With a starting price of $249 for the model with 32GB of onboard storage --...

Asus' latest ZenFone 3 packs a premium design and materials into a brilliant, affordable phone.

Its cluttered user interface nags you with notifications until you turn them off. The glass rear is also a fingerprint magnet.

The ZenFone 3's beautiful looks, premium build and satisfying camera give it an advantage over other inexpensive phones -- it's worth your time and attention.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Asus ZenFone 3 review

 

After two generations of plastic phones, Asus is finally returning to its premium roots. The ZenFone 3 houses midrange specs in a beautiful body that's surprisingly affordable. With a starting price of $249 for the model with 32GB of onboard storage --...

Asus' latest ZenFone 3 packs a premium design and materials into a brilliant, affordable phone.

Its cluttered user interface nags you with notifications until you turn them off. The glass rear is also a fingerprint magnet.

The ZenFone 3's beautiful looks, premium build and satisfying camera give it an advantage over other inexpensive phones -- it's worth your time and attention.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Affordable Asus ZenFone 3 is too good for wallet-watchers to pass up (review)

 

After two generations of plastic phones, Asus is finally returning to its premium roots. The ZenFone 3 houses midrange specs in a beautiful body that's surprisingly affordable. With a starting price of $249 for the model with 32GB of onboard storage --...

Asus' latest ZenFone 3 packs a premium design and materials into a brilliant, affordable phone

Its cluttered user interface nags you with notifications until you turn them off. The glass rear is also a fingerprint magnet

The ZenFone 3's beautiful looks, premium build and satisfying camera give it an advantage over other inexpensive phones -- it's worth your time and attention.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Karthekayan Iyer (indianexpress.com)

Asus Zenfone 3 review: Get this one for its battery life

 

At Rs 27,999, Asus Zenfone 3 is taking on the likes of OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5. So how does it fare? Here is our review.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Rose Behar (mobilesyrup.com)

Asus Zenfone 3 review: The best mid-range camera experience

 

I'll admit it: I wasn't expecting much from the Asus Zenfone 3.

Excellent camera ; Long-lasting battery life ; Large internal storage

Too much bloatware ; Underwhelming processing power ; Bland design

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Asus Zenfone 3 hands-on review

 

Does the Zenfone 3 live up to its predecessors' bang-for-the-buck legacy?

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Asus Zenfone 3 Z552KL Review

 

Asus Zenfone 3 has been given a big design makeover I would surely like my phone to be smooth in feel, but not a wet round soap.

• Vibrant glossy display ; • All metal build, looks chic ; • Cameras capture accurate colors

• Interface embellished with bloatware ; • Slippery ergonomics ; • Unlit soft keys

Final Verdict Asus Zenfone 3 has been given a big design makeover and makes a late but slipping entry to the list of phones that use glass and metal for a beautiful look. But it does look like a fine device – shiny, glossy and premium, it looks...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2650 / 3000 / 4600
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):384 / 446.4
Talk time (3G):25.4 / 32.8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:24 / 30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 23 / 32
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Brand colour:Moonlight White / Sapphire Black
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Pink / Silver / White
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio:Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,HSPA+,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA, UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506 / Adreno 510
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Menu, Themes, Widgets
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:625 / 652
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / Android 6.0 + ASUS ZenUI 3.0 / Android 6.0 + ZenUI 3.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:146.9 / 152.6 / 186.4 / 7.69 / 77.4 / 93.9
Height :14.7 / 6.8 / 7.69
Weight:144 / 155 / 233
Width:152.6 / 186.4 / 7.4 / 74 / 77.4 / 93.9