ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Review: Unlocked Android With 6GB RAM And 64GB Storage

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe: 64GB Of Storage, 6GB Of RAM And A Lot Of Style

ASUS launched an array of products a few weeks back at its Zenvolution event in New York City. Among them was the gorgeous ZenBook 3 Ultrabook, the convertible Transformer 3, and an assortment of Android-based smartphones that carried ZenFone 3 branding. The four ZenFone 3 models that launched included the entry-level ZenFone 3 Laser, a 5.5” ZenFone 3 Deluxe, a 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and a flagship 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition, which packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC.

The specifications, build materials, and pricing for the various ZenFone 3 phones that launched are all different. The ZenFone 3 Laser is a $199 phone, which the 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition commands a loft $799. The 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe that we’ll be showing you here, however, hits somewhat of a sweet spot in our opinion. As you’ll see in the spec table below, the 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe is packing some serious heat, which competes favorably with some of today’s best smartphones. But its price is far more palatable at $499 - $599 (depending on capacity), unlocked. Take a look...
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ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7"
Specifications & Features
Processor 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core 820 2.15GHz Processor
GPU Adreno 530
Internal storage UFS 2.0 32GB, UFS 2.0 64GB, UFS 2.0 256GB
Storage Expansion MicroSD - Supports up to 2TB, Google Drive with 100GB free space (2 years)
Weight 172 grams (6.07 ounces)
Dimensions 156.4 mm x 77.4 mm x 4.2~7.5 mm
Screen 79% screen-to-body ratio, FHD (1920 by 1080) super AMOLED display, Over 100% NTSC, Tru2life technology for high contrast and outdoor readability, Slim bezel (1.3mm), Bluelight filter for eye care, 10-finger capacitive touch, Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating, Support glove touch
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable), Quick Charge 3.0 Support
Rear Camera 23 megapixels PixelMaster 3.0 camera with 1.12 µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 6-element Largan lens with sapphire lens protection, Ultra-fast 0.03s instant focus and subject tracking TriTech AF system (2nd-gen laser auto-focus, phase detection auto-focus and continuous auto-focus), 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization, Color correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colors, Real-time HDR, Dual-LED real tone flash, 32 sec long exposure
Video 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, 3-axis electronic image stabilization, Take still photo while recording video
Front Camera 8 megapixels photos, f/2.0 aperture, 84 degree field of view
Audio Speaker 5-magnet speakers with NXP Smart Amp for up to 4 times better performance, Audio Output Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality, Mic, Dual internal mic with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology, VoLTE supported
FM Receiver FM Radio
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 5GHz 2x2 MIMO support (ZS570KL only), Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP + EDR, Wi-Fi direct
SIM 2G/3G/4G Micro SIM Card
Networks LTE Cat12/13*: UL 100 / DL 600 Mbps, (* DL Cat 12/13, UL Cat 11), DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps, 2CA/3CA support
Sensors Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, Fingerprint

As you can see, the 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe is powered by a quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (up to 2.15GHz), with Adreno 530 graphics, various storage options, and a copious (for a smartphone) 6GB of RAM. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 4G LTE (various bands), 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with 5GHz 2x2 MIMO support, and Bluetooth 4.2. The chassis is all metal, and the 5.7” display uses super AMOLED technology. Cameras include an 8MP front-facing shooter, with a 23MP rear-facing sensor, and all of the modern sensors you’d expect on current-gen smartphone are present, including a fingerprint sensor.
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We’ll dive into the ZenFone 3 Deluxe’s features a little deeper on the pages ahead. Before we do, he’s a look at what’s actually included with the phone.
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ASUS has done a nice job with the ZenFone 3 Deluxe’s packaging. Even the dark-blue box looks premium, and as you open the compartments, all of the accessories and documentation are presented in a neat, and clean – almost Zen-like – manner. Along with the phone itself, ASUS includes a ZenEar S headset (with Mic), that supports Hi-res audio, a USB-C 2.0 cable, an ejector pin, a USB power adapter, and a lit pack and warranty card.

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