Asus today launched the Zenfone 3 at the Zenovolution at Computex 2016. The Asus Zenfone 3 is the most affordable of the three devices launched today by Asus. The Zenfone 3 features a 5.5 inch Full HD diplay with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.

Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3 Pros

  • 5.5 inch Full HD display
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and microSD card support
  • 16 MP main camera with OIS, PDAF and dual LED flash
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Asus ZenUI 3.0
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type C reversible connector
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Asus Zenfone 3 Cons

  • 3000 mAh battery

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Asus Zenfone 3 Specifications

Key SpecsZenfone 3
Display5.5 inch Super IPS+
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Memory3 / 4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 / 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes
Primary Camera16 MP with dual-LED flash, laser/PDAF and OIS
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight155 gms
Price $249

Asus Zenfone 3 Photo Gallery

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Zenfone 3 is a really good looking phone. It comes with a metal frame running around the body of the device with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on top on the backside. The same 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass is present on the front too, so it blends really well with the rest of the body. For its price, it’s one of the better looking phones out there.

Question- Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots, one supports Micro-SIM and one supports Nano-SIM.

Question- Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it does offer microSD expansion.

Question- Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Zenfone 3 comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Zenfone 3?

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Answer- The Zenfone 3 comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD Super IPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of 401 ppi.

Question- Does the Zenfone 3 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on the phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Asus ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Question- Does it come with a Fingerprint sensor? How good or bad is it?

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Answer- Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor. In our initial testing, we found it be fast and accurate.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Zenfone 3?

Answer- Yes, the Zenfone 3 comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Question- Can you move apps to SD card on the Zenfone 3?

Answer- We will confirm this in our detailed review and update the FAQ.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, the device has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Which network bands or Operating Frequency does the Zenfone 3 support?

Answer- GSM: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz, WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300)

Question- Does the Zenfone 3 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Zenfone 3 offers theme options.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- Can we Play 4K Videos on the Zenfone 3?

Answer- The videos will be played in Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels).

Question- Does it support single handed UI?

Answer- No, it doesn’t have an option to switch to one handed user interface.

Question- What Color Variants are Available for the Zenfone 3?

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Answer– Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold variants are available for purchase.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Zenfone 3?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature on the device.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Zenfone 3?

Answer- Yes, it has a power saving mode to improve the battery efficiency.

Question- What is the Weight of Zenfone 3?

Answer- It weighs 155 grams.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- No, the device does not support VoLTE.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- We will confirm this in our detailed review and update the FAQ.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- We will confirm this in our detailed review and update the FAQ.

Question- Does Zenfone 3 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not experience any heating issues in our time with the phone.

Question- Can the Zenfone 3 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Asus needs good options across different price ranges. The company has been launching some interesting devices over the years, but its needs a few good devices to make a bang in the smartphone industry. Going by the specs of the Zenfone 3 and our first impressions, we think that this phone looks like a really good option in the mid-range. At $249, you are not going to find phones that are as good as the Zenfone 3.

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