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Asus ZenFone 3

Asus ZenFone 3
alaScore 94

94 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Asus ZenFone 3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and usability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the sound.

price, design, performance, usability, screen

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (

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: (

Asus ZenFone 3 sapphire black


The ZenFone 3 looks like an iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 hybrid and feels especially premium compared to other phones that stick with metal or even plastic builds. And its USB Type-C port brings the handset into the growing ranks of phones that...

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 (

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: Joe M. (

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser Review


We've said it before and we'll say it again - budget smartphones have gotten really, really good over the past couple of years. 2016 in particular was a rather stellar year for affordable handsets that were worth buying, with some of the most notable...

Quality build ; Thin and lightweight ; Big, bright, and colorful display ; Fast laser-assisted autofocusing ; Satisfying battery life ; Excellent bang-for-buck

Navigation buttons aren’t backlit ; Very poor external speaker ; Extremely long recharge times

To wrap all of this up, where does that leave us with the Asus ZenFone 3 Laser?

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (

Asus ZenFone 3 review: from strength to strength


After the popular ZenFone 2, Asus made a comeback with a third device. This time, the Taiwanese manufacturer has opted for a more high-end design and is now rolling out the Android Nougat 7.0 upgrade to the Asus Zenfone 3. Just like the previous...

In-house manufacturing quality ; Bright screen ; Good camera ; Great battery life

Bloatware ; A thick design ; A high price

Last year, Asus succeeded in surprising me with the ZenFone 2. This year, it’s still the case. The ZenFone 3 is an accomplished smartphone that will please the public. The Taiwanese manufacturer has succeeded in achieving the higher standard that they...

Jan, 2017

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 (

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

Expert review by: Scott Adam Gordon (

Hands-on Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe review: a Snapdragon 821 powerhouse


It's IFA 2016 and we've had a chance to go hands-on with the new Asus flagship. This metallic handset is part of a trio of upcoming Asus handsets, boasting 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 821 processor in the more expensive variant. But does it offer...

In my brief time with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, I was impressed. The device body is sophisticated, the display delivers and its camera was beyond my (possibly unfairly low) expectations.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Karthekayan Iyer (

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.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Liu Hongzuo (

ASUS ZenFone 3 review: The sexy mid-range phone to get


The new ZenFone 3 is out and ASUS has priced the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage at S$498. Can this mid-range phone justify its asking price and just how much has the ZenFone evolved from the previous generation? Find out in our full review here.

Stylish physical design ; First phone to use a Snapdragon 625 ; Good value for performance ; Long battery life

Minimal software upgrades

The ASUS ZenFone 3 is an excellent all-round successor to the ZenFone 2 series. It has a highly attractive physical design for its price point, and it runs well for a sub S$500 smartphone. We also liked it because of how much the ZenFone has progressed...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2650 / 3000 / 4100 / 4130 / 4600
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):18
Continuous video playback time:15
Standby time (3G):384 / 446.4 / 720
Talk time (3G):20 / 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
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:24 / 30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16 / 23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p / 720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400 / 600
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14 / 17.3
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 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


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


Internal RAM:3 / 4


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y / Yes


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR / 4.1 / 4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / 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 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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


Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505 / Adreno 506 / Mali T720
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes, Widgets
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor boost frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.25 / 1.4 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:430 / 625 / 652 / MT6737
Processor operating modes:64-bit


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


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 3072 / 4 / 4096
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000 / 2048 / 32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:146.9 / 152.6 / 186.4 / 7.69 / 74 / 76.2 / 77.4 / 8.55
Height :14.7 / 14.9 / 152.6 / 6.8 / 7.69 / 74 / 8.3
Weight:144 / 148 / 155 / 175 / 233
Width:146.9 / 151.4 / 152.6 / 7.37 / 7.4 / 74 / 77.4 / 93.9