Asus Zenfone 3, overview + full specification and features

24 March, 2017 | Kendra
Asus Zenfone 3, overview + full specification and features

Asus Zenfone 3 was manufactured and released by ASUS a Chinese phone manufacturing company late last year.It runs on an Android 6.0 (marshmallow) which is upgradable to v7.O (nougat). Asus Zenfone 3 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and Adreno 506 GPU. Snapdragon 625 comes in between the Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 652. It almost similar to Snapdragon 617, the both chips have eight cores Cortex-A53. However, they differ in clock speed as the Snapdragon 625 is raised from 1.5 GHz to 2 GHz. GHz. Even so, due to the recent changes in manufacturing process, Snapdragon 625 should be better in terms of power consumption.Adreno 506 GPU included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoCs are based on the Adreno 500 architecture just like the Adreno 520 , which is fully compatible with the software. This processor relies on the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) design strategy that enables instructions to execute faster.

Size and Display Asus Zenfone 3

The phone spots a 5.5 inches with a Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen capable of displaying 16M colors coupled with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Screen-to-body ratio.70.6% and it is covered with a2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the phone from scratch. The glass is firmly held by a metal frame on the left and on the rear which makes it quite attractive. Asus Zenfone 3 measures 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm and weighs 155 g. Apparently, it is not the slimmest or the lightest phone, but it is more than manageable. However, the glass is not very convenient because the phone can easily slip away so you might want to give it a tighter grip. The phone comes in gray and gold.

Asus Zenfone 3

Memory and Capacity Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3 has a 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM. Both versions have enough ram to make sure that applications run faster and smooth. The storage capacity is also more than sufficient. You could store videos, music, documents even movies.

Camera

The camera is the best part of this phone. It has a primary camera 16 MP, f/2.0 and an 8MP front camera. The camera has the following features laser/phase detection, autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR. The camera apparently won't fail you regarding the quality of pictures and selfies all together, even in a limited light they are clear and brighter.

Battery

The phone comes with an inbuilt 3,000mAh battery. The battery life neither very long nor too short. It could last up to one or two days if used mildly. However, a charger would come in handy if you consider yourself a phone addict.

Many people who have used the phone have had problems with the phone after upgrading it to nougat 7.0. They have experienced lagging when opening the gallery and when viewing albums. Also, it’s reportedly slow when using the fingerprint unlock.

According to CNET.com “It's not as powerful as flagship phones packing the Snapdragon 820 chip, of course, but it's powerful enough to play Asphalt 8 and Pokémon Go without issue. The phone scored well in our diagnostic benchmark tests, easily proving its chops as a midrange handset. Battery life was great, lasting around 16.5 hours in our looping video tests. Most phones hold up for around 11 to 12 hours, while those with bigger batteries can easily go up to 20 hours or more.’’

Despite the few cons here and there Asus Zen fone 3 has some great features such as the storage, the camera, and the storage capacity. Moreover, there is no perfect smartphone.

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