Friends – here are my views on ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the next model in the ZenPhone 3 series.
This one is the flagship model of the ZenFone 3 family and is the ultimate expression of the ASUS ‘design thinking’ philosophy. Combining a strong and light aluminum-alloy unibody construction with an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge and exclusive PureMetalTMtechnology, ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the world’s first all-metal smartphone with an invisible antenna design.
Featuring a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) Super AMOLED display with a color gamut that exceeds 100% of the NTSC color space, ZenFone 3 Deluxe reproduces vibrant and rich colors even in harsh, outdoor lighting. An ultra-thin bezel gives ZenFone 3 Deluxe a 79% screen-to-body ratio that gives maximum display size with minimum bulk. Inside, ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU, integrated X12 LTE modem and 6GB RAM. to deliver the best performance and capacity for demanding apps, games, and media.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe offers an incredible 23MP camera featuring the world’s first smartphone implementation of the Sony IMX318 image sensor, a large f/2.0 aperture lens, and four-axis optical image stabilization for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition. Athree-axis electronic image stabilization system for steady 4K UHD videos further heightens the mobile photography experience. Other features include an ASUS TriTech auto-focus system that automatically selects second-generation laser, phase detection, or continuous contrast-detection auto-focus to provide accurate and nearly instant 0.03-second focusing and subject tracking, as well as exclusive PixelMaster 3.0 technology, making ZenFone 3 Deluxe a must-have tool for all smartphone photographers.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a built-in fingerprint sensor that is perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user’s finger and unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. Qualcomm® QuickCharge™ 3.0 technology reduces battery recharge times and a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that makes connecting charging and accessory cables effortless.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe also excels at audio with its powerful five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier that provides clear, defined sound and also protects the speakers from damage. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up four-times-better sound quality than CDs. A ZenEar which supports Hi-Res Audio is also bundled with ZenFone 3 Deluxe.
|Display||5.7-inch Super AMOLED FHD, 1920*1080|
|79% Screen to Body Ratio, 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio|
|Construction||Full aluminum alloy unibody with “invisible antenna”|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821|
|Quad core – 14nm|
|4x 2.4GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo|
|RAM / Memory||6GB RAM / upto 256GB Memory with UFS 2.0|
|Main Camera sensor||23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 Camera|
|(Sony IMX318 sensor)|
|Main camera features||ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera:|
|f/2.0, 6-element Largan lens|
|0.03 second TriTech Autofocus (Contrast / Phase / 2nd Gen Laser)|
|4-axis photo OIS|
|3-axis video EIS|
|Color correction sensor|
|Dual tone LED flash|
|Front Camera||8MP, 84-degree wide view|
|Up to Cat 13 LTE , 3CA|
|Fingerprint sensor||Rear sensor|
|5-finger registration / 360 degree recognition|
|Type-C USB 3.0|
|SIM / SD slots||Slot 1: Micro SIM (4G)|
|Slot 2: Nano SIM (3G) or Micro SD – support up 128 GB|
|GPS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU|
|OS||Android M with ZenUI 3.0|
|New 5 Magnet Speaker|
|NXP Smart AMP
Bundled ZenEar S earphones with Hi-Res Audio support and fine-tuning by DTS
|Battery||3000MAH with QuickCharge 3.0|