Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL
The Asus Zenfone 3 is a beautiful mid-ranger with impressive features and quality. It comes with a premium build, fantastic battery, great camera setup, bright screen, and brilliant performance overall.
Design & Display
Asus Zenfone 3 comes with an All-metal premium design and a curved back for a better grip that has a 2.5D contoured Corning Gorilla Glass3 front and back for better screen protection. It is Fingerprint and smudge-resistant due to its oleophobic coating and supports glove touch.
The screen is a 5.2 inches super IPS+ display with an FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 16:9, which leads to 424 PPI pixel density.
It is noteworthy to say that the display has a blue Light Certification to ensure your eyes’ safety.
The colors offered for this model are Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold, Aqua Blue, and Sapphire Black.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on this smartphone is ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on Android 6.1(Marshmallow), which is upgradable to Android 7 (Nougat) and offers a user-friendly experience with a lot of features.
It supports App drawer, Launcher, ZenMotion, different themes, Gallery, Photo Collage, ZenCircle, File Manager, ZenSync, Weather, Calculator, Do It Later, Mobile Manager, and ZenFone Care.
It also comes with pre-installed apps such as Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Amazon Kindle, Puffin, Lazada, Beauty Plus, and Trip Advisor that can be uninstalled.
As for Biometric Security, you can use the rear-mounted Fingerprint Sensor, which is fast and reliable.
Internal design & Performance
The chipset used in Asus Zenfone 3 is the Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm), paired with an Adreno 506 GPU, which runs smooth, fast, and lag-free. It comes with pre-installed games such as Need for Speed: No Limit and SimCity, which can be uninstalled if you want to.
This device supports Game Genie that comes with a lot of exciting features for a better gaming experience. You can use hints that come with the pop-up search window as you play. The booster feature speeds up your actions. Also, you can broadcast your gameplay live with everyone and show off!
As for the memory, it comes with an impressive 3/4GB RAM; and the options for memory storage are 32GB or 64GB.
There is a 16MP camera at the back of the phone that has a 6-element Largan lens with sapphire lens protection and Dual-LED real tone flash.
Furthermore, the selfie camera has an impressive 8MP quality with an 84˚ field of view that delivers beautiful images. As for recording videos, you can shoot 4k videos at 30fps or 1080p videos at 60fps.
TriTech autofocus technology is used in a smartphone for the first time. It combines three focusing technologies into one harmonious system. Mixing laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus delivers a clear focus in just 0.03 seconds.
The OIS is a four-axis optical image stabilizer delivers static image even when your hands shake while taking a picture while EIS does the same to give you steady videos.
The night mode is a feature that allows you to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions and delivers decent noise-free images.
The cameras also feature Color correction (RGB) sensor, Real-time HDR, Beautification, Children Mode, Time Lapse, Depth of Field, GIF Animation, Panorama, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, and Slow motion.
Asus Zenfone 3 has a Li-Ion 2650 mAh battery that lasts long and has good quality.
The Asus Zenfone 3 uses a 5-magnet speaker to improve the performance by 40%. It has SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certification to deliver immersive audio quality. It produces good sound quality with acceptable loudness that can be enhanced with the Audio Wizard app that it features. It is noteworthy to mention that it supports a 3.5mm headphone jack input.
Some features of the Asus Zenfone 3 are Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, FM Radio and proximity. It is noteworthy to say that it supports a Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) slot.
Asus Zenfone 3 is a great choice with its upgrades and added features. The reliable camera setup stands out alongside its extraordinary battery, superb speaker, and amazing performance.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, August|
|Dimensions||146.9 x 74 x 7.7 mm (5.78 x 2.91 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||144 g (5.08 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~68.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 6.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7 (Nougat), ZenUI 3|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM|
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, Laser AF, 4-axis OIS|
|Single||8 MP, f/2.0|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|Radio||FM radio, RDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold|
|Models||Z017DB, Z017D, Z017DA, Z017DC, ZE520KL, ZA520KL|