Asus launched the Zenfone 3 series in India. Most of you have lot of question in mind about these phones. In this post I am writing answers for most common questions about Zenfone 3 Deluxe. If any query remains after this, you can comment below and I will reply as soon as possible. Zenfone 3 comes in two variants, one comes with by 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage priced at ₹49999 and another comes with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal priced at ₹62999.
How is the camera of Zenfone 3 Deluxe? What is image and video quality of camera?
It comes with 23 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash. Camera of Zenfone 3 Deluxe is decent. It comes with combination of 4-axis OIS and 3-axia EIS to give you shake free images. For fast focusing, it comes with tri-tech laser auto focus. Image quality is better in low light also, as it contains lot of details. If you will use the filters and beauty effects, then image will be better but you might lose the details in image.
Few additional feature of rear camera are geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, HDR pro, panorama. For selfie lovers, it features 8 mega pixel front facing camera to click perfect and clear. Selfie also contains lot of details.
Which processor Zenfone 3 Deluxe features and How is gaming on it?
It comes with snapdragon 821 quad-core processor along with Adreno 530 GPU and all 4 core are clocked at 2.4 GHz. This processor is supported by 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. It also have standard variant which features 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. This processor and RAM combination is good enough to perform and task. All high end games like Asphalt 8, Death Trigger, Modern Combat 5, N.O.V.A. etc are running smoothly without any lag. Phone also does not heats much on playing games.
How is display of Zenfone 3 Deluxe?
It features 5.7 inch full-HD super AMOLED display. Resolution of display is 1080pixels, i.e. This display is impressive and visible in sunlight also. Colours and contrast on the display is very good. This display also comes with protection of corning gorilla glass 4.
How is design and look of Zefone 3 Deluxe? Does it comes with metal body? What are colour variants of Zenfone 3 Deluxe?
Look wise phone is very good as it comes with all metal uni-body design. The antenna bands are invisible on the phone. On front side, it features 3 capacitive buttons on the bottom, and at the top it has 8 MP camera, proximity sensor and speaker in symmetric form. As a premium device phone is not slim as it is 7.5 mm thick, while few of other premium devices are about 6.9 to 7.1 mm thick only. Bezels are very less as screen to body ratio is very impressive i.e. 79 percent. Phone is available in 3 colours i.e. Glacier Silver, Titanium Grey and Shimmer Gold.
What is battery capacity and battery life after full charge? Does it has USB type-C or USB 2.0?
It comes with 3000 mAh non-removable battery. Battery is one of the disappointment in this smartphone, because most of the phones are coming with bigger battery. For a better battery backup it should have atleast 3500 or 4000 mAh battery. This battery is good enough to give a backup of 15 to 18 hours for a phone with 5.7 inch display.
Plus point on this phone is that, it comes with QUALCOMM quick charge 3.0 support. It comes with USB type-c (USB 3.0) connectivity option. Hence it supports faster data transferring with the help of USB type-C.
Does it features compass, Gyroscope, NFC, Radio and Infrared sensor?
It comes with gyroscope, NFC and compass but IR blaster and Radio is absent. It supports all application which need compass and gyroscope. You can connect VR headset to enjoy virtual reality.
Can I expand storage on Zenfone 3 Deluxe? Does it has hybrid SIM slot or dedicated slot?
It supports micro SD card up to 256 GB. It comes with hybrid SIM slot, hence second SIM slot can be used to expand storage. In this case you will not be able to use 2 SIM card.
On which operating system Zenfone 3 Deluxe is running? Will it get further OTA updates?
Phone is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. It also comes with ZenUI 3.0 skin on top of Android. There is no official statement about further OTA update but we can expect the upcoming Android 7.0 Nogat on Zenfone 3 Deluxe.
How is cellular call quality of Zenfone 3 Deluxe?
Cellular call quality on Zenfone 3 deluxe is very good. Voice is clear and audible in loudspeaker mode also.
Does it comes with fingerprint scanner? What I can do with fingerprint scanner? How many fingers I can register on Zenfone 3 Deluxe?
Yes, it comes with fingerprint scanner placed at back panel just below camera. This scanner supports 360 degree recognition. You can unlock your device with ease and also you can use it to lock your applications. You can register up to 5 fingers on this smartphone.
Is Zenfone 3 Deluxe worth buying or not?
This is one of the most important and common question which comes in mind of every smartphone lover. I will say that over all features and performance of phone is impressive. You can perform any task on this phone, also camera and other features are very good. Battery is one of the weak point in the phone. Over all phone is very good but I am not happy with pricing of the phone. We have lot of options in low price with similar specifications like OnePlus 3, LeEco Max 2etc.
This same device is priced ($499 i.e. approx. 34000 INR) very less in international market, than why it is being priced higher in India comparative to global market. I will suggest to order phone from any global store instead of purchasing it from India. Also if a user will spend about 50K or more on a device, obviously more options are available apart from Asus. Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC have better brand value, so users will go for those devices instead of Asus and other brand.