Asus Zenfone 3 – FAQ, Pros, Cons

Last Updated On : Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Asus launched their third-generation smartphones, laptops in India on 17th August 2016. The launch includes Zenfone 3 [two variants], ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra, ZenFone 3 Laser smartphones, ZenBook 3 Laptop, Transformer 3 Pro. Asus Zenfone 3 is one of the much-awaited smartphone this year in India and finally it is launched here. Zenfone 3 features quite premium features and here are frequently asked questions, pros, cons about the phone.

Asus Zenfone 3 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Asus Zenfone 3:

What are the variants available in Zenfone 3?

Zenfone 3 comes in two different variants, one with a 5.2-inch display and the other with 5.5-inch display [ZE552KL].

What is the model number of Zenfone 3?

  • Asus Zenfone 3 – 5.2 inch Variant – ZE520KL
  • Asus Zenfone 3 – 5.5 inch Variant – ZE552KL

How do Zenfone 3 look and its design?

Both variants have a complete 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on front and back. The metal and glass finish adds a premium look to the phone. On the front, we have sensors, navigation buttons, notification light, earpiece, 8 MP camera. On the right side, we have volume rockers and power button. On the left, we have a hybrid SIM slot. Back side we have 16 MP camera with Dual LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. 3.5 mm audio jack is present on the top side of the phone. USB type C 2.0 charging port and speaker grill is present at the bottom side.

Zenfone 3

What is the weight of Zenfone 3?

The weight of the smartphone is
5.2 inch – 144 grams
5.5 inch – 155 grams

What is the dimension of the device?

5.2 inch – 146.87 x 73.98 x 7.69 mm
5.5 inch – 152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm

What processor is used in Zenfone 3?

Both variants are packed with 64-bit, 2.0 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor. The 600 tier processor using 14nm finFET process technology makes it 35% more power efficient than the 28nm processors.

What is the GPU used in this device?

Both variants come with Desktop-grade Adreno 506 GPU.

What is the Screen size of Zenfone 3 smartphone?

As stated early, the phone comes in two different sizes, one with 5.2-inch display [ZE520KL] and the other with 5.5-inch display [ZE552KL]. Both phones have 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display with 600nits brightness and 178-degree wide viewing angle.

The 5.2 inch variant has 75.6% screen-to-body ratio and 5.5 inch variant has 77.3% screen-to-body ratio.

Does Zenfone 3 have any screen Protection?

The phone comes with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on front and back.

Does the Zenfone 3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Yes, both variants have dual hybrid SIM slots.

What type of SIM supported in Zenfone 3?

In both variants, the first SIM slot supports micro SIM card and the second slot supports nano-SIM card/microSD card.

Both SIM supports 4G data?

Yes both SIM slots support 4G, but you can use any one SIM with 4G at a time.

Does it have VoLTE support?

Yes, both variant supports Reliance Jio VoLTE feature.

What are the other connectivity options in Zenfone 3?

Both variants has Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, GPS.

Does it have FM receiver?

Yes, both variants have FM Radio.

Does Zenfone 3 has 3.5 mm audio jack?

Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack and it is present at the top.

What are the speakers and mic present in Zenfone 3?

The phone is built with 5 magnet speaker for better performance. ZenFone 3 has SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certification. Dual internal mic with ASUS NoiseZero Talk Technology is packed with the phone.

What is the inbuilt memory in Zenfone 3 and whether it has micro SD Card support?

5.2-inch variant : It has 32GB in-built memory and the memory can be expandable up to 2 TB using a microSD card.

5.5-inch variant : It has 64GB in-built memory and the memory can be expandable up to 2 TB using a microSD card.

In addition, both variants will get a 5GB Asus Web storage free for life and 100GB Google Drive free space for 2 years.

Does it have separate microSD slot?

No, it has a hybrid SIM slot, in which you can use the second SIM slot, in case you want to insert the microSD card.

How much RAM does Zenfone 3 have?

The 5.2-inch variant comes with 3 GB RAM and the 5.5-inch variant comes with 4 GB RAM.

What is the battery capacity of Zenfone 3?

5.2-inch variant : It comes with a 2650mAh battery.
5.5-inch variant : It comes with a 3000mAh battery.

Can we remove the battery?

No, the battery is non-removable on both variants.

Does it support fast charging?

Yes, it supports fast charging.

Does it have USB Type-C port for charging?

Yes

What is the Camera feature in Zenfone 3?

The Camera feature on both the variants remains the same.

Rear Camera :

It comes with 16 MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 camera sensor, 6 P Largen lens, f/2.0 aperture, Auto Focus, TriTech auto-focus for variable distance and lighting clarity in just 0.03 seconds – all protected by the sapphire glass for literal crystal clarity that’s intensely resistant to scratches and damage. It comes with OIS and EIS – While shooting photos, the four-axis optical image stabilizer (OIS) senses and prevents your hand movements from blurring photos and for videos, a three-axis electronic image stabilizer (EIS) keeps your handheld videos rock steady. The camera comes with Dual-LED real tone flash.

Zenfone 3 Camera

Front Camera:

The front side has 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

What are the Camera modes available in Zenfone 3?

Both variants have the preloaded PixelMaster camera modes listed below, to take pictures in various modes.

Front Camera Modes:

  • Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Panorama Selfie Mode

Rear Camera Modes:

  • Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Manual Mode (for DSLR-like camera detail settings)
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • Super Resolution Mode (for up to 4X resolution photos)
  • Night Mode
  • Depth of Field Mode
  • Photo Effect Mode
  • Selfie Panorama
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Panorama Selfie Mode
  • Miniature Mode
  • Time Rewind Mode
  • Smart Remove Mode
  • All Smiles Mode
  • Slow Motion Mode
  • Time Lapse Mode

Can we take true 4K UHD videos?

Yes, you can take 4K videos in both Zenfone 3 variants.

Does Zenfone 3 support OTG?

Yes

Does Zenfone 3 has the fingerprint sensor?

Yes, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back side just below the camera. It supports 360-degree recognition.

Zenfone 3 Fingerprint Sensor

How many fingers can be recognized?

You can add up to 5 fingers.

Does it have physical navigation buttons?

Yes

 

Does Zenfone 3 has NFC feature?

No.

Does Zenfone 3 has LED Notification light?

Yes

What are the sensors available in Zenfone 3?

Both variants have the below sensors.

  • Accelerator sensor
  • E-Compass sensor
  • Gyroscope sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • RGB sensor
  • IR sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor

What Operating System is loaded in Zenfone 3?

Zenfone 3 runs on Android Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Does it offer theme options?

Yes

What are the color variants available for Zenfone 3?

The 5.2-inch variant comes in 3 different colors Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, and Shimmer Gold.

The 5.5-inch variant comes in 4 different colors Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold, and Aqua Blue.

Zenfone 3 Color Variants

What is the price of Zenfone 3?

Zenfone 3 5.2 inch variant is priced at Rs.21,999 in India
Zenfone 3 5.5 inch variant is priced at Rs.27,999 in India

Pros:

  • Full HD Display
  • Two Variants
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • USB Type-C reversible connector
  • Fast Charging
  • 2 TB expandable memory

Cons:

  • Non-removable Battery
  • Battery
  • Hybrid SIM Slot

If you have more questions, please feel free to comment. I will answer it ASAP.

  • rahul

    Hey there..
    Can u plz tell what exactly are the colours the led notification light in zenfone 3 has?