Asus Zenfone 3 Series Phones : A Brief Look At the Masterpieces

Recently, Asus unveiled their next generation flagship devices in India, Zenfone 3 series, in their Z3Nvolution event in New Delhi, on August 17, 2016. The event was packed with Asus fans & media from all over the country. We got the opportunity to personally cover the event in New Delhi, where Asus not only uncovered the Zenfone 3 range of smartphones but also Asus Zenbook 3 notebook. I won't be wasting your time with long introductions, let's straight away get to the deal.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

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Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL packs a 5.2-Inch Super IPS+ Full HD display with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 424 ppi. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and under the hood is Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 with Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The internal storage available is 32 GB, which is expandable up to 256 GB using microSD (Please note, microSD card takes up SIM slot 2)

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is a Dual SIM phone (Nano SIM and a Micro SIM) with a hybrid SIM 2 slot, which means it can house either a Micro SIM or a MicroSD card. The Rear camera present is a 16 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser / Phase Detection Autofocus, 4 axis OIS sensor, (Dual tone) Dual LED flash and recording capability up to 4K (2160p@30fps) and 1080p @ 30fps. The front shooter is an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 and Full HD 1080p recording support. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 topped with ZenUI 3.0. The phone comes with a mesmerizing design which looks very good in the hand, it weighs 144 grams & measures 7.7 mm. Other features include USB v2.0 Type-C 1.0, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR, Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, FM Radio with RDS and a 2600 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery.

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL will be available in Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold color options, and is Priced at Rs.21,999

Full Review of Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

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Asus initially launched Zenfone 3 ZE552KL in May 2016, but it took a couple of months for it to come to India, and finally on August 17, Asus launched it in the Indian market, along with other phones in the same series. Talking about Zenfone 3 ZE552KL, It packs a 5.5-Inch Super IPS+ Full HD display of 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 480 ppi. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, clocked at 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 (Octa-Core) along with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with two RAM & Storage options; 3GB RAM & 32 GB Storage and 4GB RAM & 64GB storage option. 

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Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL is a Dual SIM phone which houses a Nano SIM and a Micro SIM, the SIM 2 slot is a hybrid slot (which means it can house either a Micro SIM or a MicroSD card), the phone storage can be expanded up to 256 GB using microSD card. On the rear you get a 16 Megapixel Asus PixelMaster 3.0 camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser / Phase Detection Autofocus, 4 axis OIS sensor, Dual tone - Dual LED flash and Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities. The front shooter is an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 & 1080p recording. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the box, topped with ZenUI 3.0. The phone weighs 155 grams, measures 7.7 mm and comes in three color options; Gold, Black & White. The battery inside is a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. Other features include USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, GPS with A-GPS support, Bluetooth 4.2, Fingerprint sensor etc. It packs a 3000 mAh, non-removable battery.

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL will be available in Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold color options, and is Priced at Rs.27,999


Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is said to be the World's First Smartphone with Snapdragon 821 SoC
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL packs a 5.7-Inch Super AMOLED Full HD display with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 386 ppi. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and you get two processor options; Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with Quad-Core (Dual-Core 2.15 GHz Kryo & Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo) & 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 with Quad-Core (Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Kryo & Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Kryo) & 6 GB RAM; both come with Adreno 530 GPU and internal storage of 64/128/256 GB, which is expandable up to 256 GB using microSD (Please note, microSD card takes up SIM slot 2)

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL is again a Dual SIM phone (Nano SIM and a Micro SIM) with a hybrid SIM 2 slot, which means it can house either a Micro SIM or a MicroSD card. The Rear camera is a 23 Megapixel Asus PixelMaster 3.0 camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser / Phase Detection Autofocus, 4 axis OIS sensor, (Dual tone) Dual LED flash and recording capability up to 4K (2160p @ 30fps). The front shooter is an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 and Full HD 1080p recording support. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 topped with ZenUI 3.0. The phone weighs 170 grams & measures 7.5 mm. Other features include USB v3.0 Type-C 1.0, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS support, Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor etc. Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes with a 3000 mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging. The available color variants are Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Shimmer Gold.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL (Snapdragon 820) is Priced at Rs.49,999 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL (Snapdragon 821) is Priced at Rs.62,999


Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL packs a 6.8-Inch IPS LCD Full HD display with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 324 ppi. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset with Octa-Core processor (Quad-Core 1.8 GHz Cortex A72 & Quad-Core 1.46 GHz Cortex A53) with 3GB & 4GB RAM options; both variants come with Adreno 510 GPU and internal storage of 32/64/128 GB, which is expandable up to 256 GB using microSD (Please note, microSD card takes up SIM slot 2)

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL is a Dual SIM phone (Nano SIM and a Micro SIM) with a hybrid SIM 2 slot, which means it can house either a Micro SIM or a MicroSD card. The Rear camera is a 23 Megapixel Asus PixelMaster 3.0 camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser / Phase Detection Autofocus, 4 axis OIS sensor, (Dual tone) Dual LED flash and recording capability up to 1080p @ 30fps. The front shooter is an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 and Full HD 1080p recording support. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 topped with ZenUI 3.0. The phone weighs 233 grams & measures 6.8 mm. Other features include USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS support, Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, FM Radio etc. Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with dual speakers and a massive 4600 mAh battery, which is non-removable. 

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra will be available in Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Metallic Pink color options, and is priced at Rs.49,999


Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

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Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL comes with a 5.5-Inch IPS LCD Full HD display with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 401 ppi. This again comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and under the hood lies Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 with Octa-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A53 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. Asus Zenfone 3 Laser comes in two storage options; 2GB RAM & 32GB storage and 4GB RAM & 64GB Storage. Both the variants support microSD card up to 256 GB.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL is a Dual SIM phone (Dual Micro SIM slots). The Rear camera is a 13 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, Laser Autofocus, 4 axis OIS sensor, (Dual tone) Dual LED flash and video recording capability up to 1080p @ 30fps. The front shooter is an 8 Megapixel camera with f/2.0. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 topped with ZenUI 3.0. The phone weighs 150 grams & measures 7.9 mm. Other features include microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR, Fingerprint sensor, GPS with A-GPS support, FM Radio and a 3000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery.

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL will be available in Sand Gold & Glacier Silver color options, and is priced at Rs.18,999

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Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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