ASUS, after its top selling Zenfone 2 series in 2015, unleashed more high-end Zenfone 3 smartphones in the Philippines. It is a big shoot up from the relatively mass priced Zenfone 2 smartphones which enjoyed a tremendous mass following last year.
Leading the ASUS mobile phone pack is Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Dubbed the world’s first smartphone made purely of metal (with invisible antenna design), the new Deluxe’s upgrades with a beautiful aluminum alloy unibody with 4.2mm edge, giving out that sheer shine in your hands, more than enough to make heads turn while in use. Rear surface elevates from the typically visible antenna lines originally sported for Apple’s iPhone 6 smartphone.
Deluxe’s 5.7 inch screen settles with standard Full High Definition (HD /1920 by 1080p) with high contrast Super AMOLED display value. It is like your flat screen HD TV placed in one beatifully compact smartphone, with richer colors gamut of over 100% NTSC. It is a perfect phone to screen upgrade for those HD movies you have been meaning to watch even when on foot, inside the cruising bus to Bicol.
Deluxe’s bezel is certainly ultra thinner, sexier for lack of a better word. Just to be precise, Zenfone 3 Deluxe sports a “79% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized HD display in a compact package”. Engine performance is stellar. Deluxe is the world’s first smartphone to use new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor with Adreno™ 530 GPU. Phone integrates X12 LTE modem for reliable connectivity. More than everything, and you can expect a swift jump in phone performance, is Deluxe’s 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM. It is great for managing multiple apps, particularly for gaming and video conferencing on say a public Wi-Fi. Performance improves further with a post-paid broadband.
Imaging, be it for selfies and landscapes, raises the bar of DSLR photography with the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Phone ships with a powerful 23MP camera that feature’s Sony’s IMX318 image sensor, including large f/2.0-aperture lens, and four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition.
Professional photography features, and this should make you think twice bringing a bulky DSLR for coverages, further improves with Deluxe’s three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS).
Feature was designed to keep those 4K UHD videos steady. Autofocus elevates with ASUS TriTech autofocus system. Technology allows smartphone to automatically select second-generation laser, render phase-detection or render continuous autofocus for accurate and near-instant 0.03-second focusing and subject-tracking. ASUS PixelMaster 3.0, which is another in-house designed photography feature ASUS designed for ZenFone series, ensure shot images and videos remain stunningly vivid even in locations with poor lighting conditions.
Security ups with ZenFone 3 Deluxe’s new built-in fingerprint sensor. It is positioned on the phone’s rear point for easier finger access, unlocking phone in a fraction of a second. Charging advances with ASUS quick charging options, basically reducing battery’s recharge time, and while phone’s flashdrive drive upgrades with reversible C-port, making it easier to battery charge while driving.
ZenFone 3 Deluxe re-defines audio sound standard with amazing five magnet speakers, making sound more theatrically surround. If that does not work for you, ASUS invites you to mix your desired sound pitch with NXP smart amplifier for louder, more defined digital sound without damaging speakers. Headphones, particularly third part branded headsets, will get better sound quality. ASUS has included for Deluxe Hi-ReAudio (HRA), a sound technology capable of proviing “four-times-better sound quality than CDs”. Fine tuned ZenEar S earphones is auto bundled with ZenFone 3 Deluxe which has a value of PHP 2,995.
The ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a beautiful high-end market pitching smartphone detailed for maximum multitasking performance, providing features that perfectly enhances your merging lifestyle and business needs of modern and wireless digital community in the Philippines.
“The highly anticipated ZenFone 3 series has become a global sensation after its debut at Computex this year,” said ASUS CEO Jerry Shen. “We deeply appreciate the loyalty and continued support from all our dealers, media partners and consumers in the Philippines.” added by Jerry Shen.
Here is the complete specs for the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe:
Accepted network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Body design: 156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm (6.16 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
Weight: 170 g (6.00 oz)
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by with dual active)
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors /Size 5.7 inches (~74.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Screen resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~386 ppi pixel density) / Corning Gorilla Glass 4 – Asus ZenUI 3.1
Operating System: OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 /CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Quad-core (2×2.4 GHz Kryo & 2×2.0 GHz Kryo)/ GPU Adreno 530
Flashdrive: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) / Internal 64/128/256 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Cmera: Primary 23 MP (f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash) and secondary camera / Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama / Video 2160p@30fps / Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
New FEATURES: Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass /Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (permanent)
Available device color variants: Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, and Shimmer Gold