ASUS Zenfone 3: Storage Giant “Deluxe” and “Ultra” Monsterphablet

At Computex, Asus has unveiled its next generation Smartphone: the higher-end model Zenfone 3 Deluxe with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB memory, the giant Smartphone Zenfone Ultra and the cheap Zenfone 3.

ASUS to Computex in Taiwan has brought three new Android smartphones. The Zenfone-3 family oriented while stronger than the previous competition, but does not waive experiments: with the giant device Zenfone 3 ultra ASUS brings a 6.8-inch Smartphone on the market and the top model Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes with 6 GB RAM and up to 256 GB of internal memory. It is to compete with high end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S7.

With 5.7 inch display, it is also not small, the resolution of the AMOLED screen with 1920 × 1080 behind the competition remains. A Snapdragon 820 provides adequate performance and ASUS treats him very much memory. An optimization called OptiFlex should further accelerate the loading of apps. Probably she will make sure that frequently used apps be kept longer in the memory.

Invisible antenna in the metal housing

The housing is entirely made of metal and has “invisible antenna” according to ASUS. Actually, no ugly plastic strip pull through the back as about sometimes is the case with Apple or HTC. You look closely, they have migrated despite all necessary clearances in the metal at the edges of the short. They are much smaller and inconspicuous. How well will be receiving it, remains to be seen, at least by the hands they should be covered only in landscape mode. The back is slightly arched and measures between 4 and 7 millimeters. Gorilla glass 4 front protects the display.

The internal memory contains at least 64 GB, optionally it is available in 128 or 256 GB. The Wi-Fi module works according to 801. 11ac, LTE is up to cat. 13 supports. The Zenfone offers 3 Deluxe room for two SIM cards, the second slot can optionally be equipped with a MicroSD card for memory expansion. The Smartphone over a 3.0 speed C-USB port is connected and charged. The non-replaceable 3000 mAh battery can be loaded in 40 minutes to 60 per cent.

Photos take photos of the 23 megapixel rear camera, three auto-focus systems (phase change, laser, tracking) and an image stabilization will lead it very quickly to sharp images. The pictures in bad light but are likely to suffer with a brightness of f/2.0. A feature called Super resolution produces images with 92 mega pixels, ASUS did not give more details about this. Apparently takes the camera more still pictures on and she made up one. The front camera dissolves 8 megapixels.

ASUS for the Zenfone want to around US$ 500 3 Deluxe, a release date is not fixed yet. experience has shown that it should be available in Germany not in front of the IFA in early September.

Zenfone 3 Ultra: the 7-inch Smartphone

Tablets had some ASUS phone already, the Zenfone 3 Ultra is a Smartphone tablet-sized mind. The IPS screen measures massive 6.8 inch, the resolution is 1920 × 1080 for more lean. A Snapdragon 652 by Qualcomm with four quick (cortex A72) and four slow cores (cortex A53) is used as the processor. There are 3 or 4 GByte RAM depending on the variant and the internal memory contains up to 128 GB 32 GB. Here, too, there is a USB-C-port, which also dominated the output of DisplayPort signals.

Data are 11ac Wi-Fi and cat. 6 LTE radioed. The Smartphone supports dual SIM. The case is as in the Deluxe metal. Asus has packed here on the back of the volume control, the fingerprint scanner moves to the front in a home button, the other model do not have. The size of the built-in battery is unclear: during the presentation, the speech was by 4600 mAh stand in the data sheet only 4100 mAh. The two cameras are those of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Two stereo speakers are not only properly make noise, ASUS promises better bass reproduction. Taste the Zenfone 3 is ultra 480 US dollars.

Cheap Zenfone 3 for $ 250

Significantly cheaper, it is only Zenfone 3 is called a model. For $ 250 it’s back at the facilities: here comes the Snapdragon 625 with eight cores of cortex A53 used, accompanied by also 3 or 4 GB of RAM. The IPS display measures 5.5 inches and shows 1920 × 1080 pixels. The internal memory of 32 or 64 GB and can also be expanded with a MicroSD.

The remaining equipment can be seen for the price: 11-ac wireless, LTE, 3000 mAh battery, 16-Megapixel camera and a USB C connector (USB 2.0).

All three smartphones running on Android 6.0 with a surface that is significantly modified by ASUS. Animated background images with Parallax scrolling, and a game mode are new to the ZenUI 3.0. He allowed games live in the network to stream and to improve the performance. That should reduce the resolution similar to like at Samsung.