Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe launched in India

Asus Zenfone 3
Asus Zenfone 3

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Asus has launched its Zenfone 3 series in India. This smartphone series contains Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 deluxe. While Zenfone 3 Laser was also launched, I will cover it in a separate article.

Before I go into the detail of smartphones, let me first tell you the pricing.

  • Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) (With 5.2-inch display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage ) is priced at Rs. 21,999.
  • Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)  (with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage) is priced at Rs. 27,999.
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe 64GB version with Snapdragon 820 is priced at Rs. 49,999
  • Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 256GB storage version with Snapdragon 821 is priced at Rs. 62,999.
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is priced at Rs. 49,999.

Both variants of Zenfone 3 are available starting today from leading online stores and offline retailer Sangeetha Mobiles. All other phones will be available though major e-commerce store like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal from September 2016.

These phones are powerful in specs and performance, but beautiful in design at the same time.

If I talk about Zenfone 3 smartphones. There are two variants which differ in screen size and RAM. Specs sheet is after the gallery.

Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL / ZE552KL) specifications

  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • 5.2-inch (ZE520KL) / 5.5-inch (ZE552KL) (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super IPS+ display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage (ZE520KL), 4GB RAM with 64GB storage (ZE552KL)
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
  • Storage is expandable with microSD
  • 16-megapixels rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, Laser AF,  f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4 Stop OIS
  • 8-megapixels front camera, f/2.0 aperture and 88-degree wide-angle lens
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4 and 5GHz) MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, GPS
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69mm
  • Weight:155g

As the name suggests, Zenfone 3 Ultra is large. It has 6.8-inch display. Specifications are after this gallery.

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) specifications

  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • 6.8-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 95% NTSC color gamut
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs)
  • Adreno 510 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI
  • 23-megapixels rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, Laser AF
  • 8-megapixels front camera,  f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide-viewing angle
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable with microSD
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.0 Type-C, GPS
  • Dual Five-magnet stereo speakers, NXP smart amplifier, Hi-Res Audio (HRA)
  • 4600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 233g

Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a beautiful phone. It comes with strong and light aluminum-alloy unibody construction with ultra-thin 4.2mm edge and exclusive PureMetal technology. It also claims to be world’s first all-metal smartphone with an invisible antenna design.

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) specifications

  • Hybrid dual SIM (micro+nano/microSD)
  • 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass4 protection
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 / 821 processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0
  • 23-megapixels rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P Largan lens, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, Laser AF
  • 8-megapixels front camera,  f/2.0 aperture 85-degree wide-viewing angle
  • 64GB / 256GB internal storage, expandable with microSD
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Dual Five-magnet speakers, NXP smart amplifier, Hi-Res Audio (HRA)
  • 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and BoostMaster Fast Charging
  • Dimensions: 156.4 x 77.4 x 4.2 ~ 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 170g

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