Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 4GB / 64GB 6.8-Inch 4G LTE Dual SIM FACTORY UNLOCKED - International Stock No Warranty (GREY)

$609.00

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review

Overview

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra

The phablet is an idea that came about from the demand for a bigger smartphone in the world, a market the place the PC was not likely in style and the phone was turning into the first and only device for a lot of users. The premium treatment contains in the retail packaging of the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra with a spun finish on the top compartment whereas all accessories are positioned inside the drawer. The unit contains the ZenEar headset, quick charging power adapter, USB Type-C cable, and set of papers.

Specification

Display size:6.8 inch
OS:Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Internal storage:32/64/128 GB
RAM:3/4 GB
Rear camera:23 MP
Front camera:8 MP
Price: $680 for 64GB/4GB RAM

Design

Beginning off with the build of the phone, the back of the Asus phablet is guarded by a flat, whole metal design angling towards the rounded body that meets its Gorilla Glass 4 front panel protection. The volume rocker position took cues from its predecessors positioned at the upper portion of the back. The fingerprint sensor is installed in the home button flanked by capacitive navigation keys. The 3.5mm audio jack sits up top, and the opposite end houses the USB type C port. The right panel is where you’ll locate the power button beside two nano sim trays wherever one doubles as a microSD card slot.

Display

The display isn’t eye-popping at 6.8-inch of 1080p IPS LCD. What it does nicely is reproduced color accurate photos and movies without any visible hiccups no matter how heavy the demand. High-quality photos and movies are clear and sharp. Some small details to note is that there’s a small border around the whole screen in addition to the bezels.

Hardware and Performance

We can start operating down the details for the first version from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 joined with Adreno 510 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with other options together with 4GB of RAM and 64 to 128GB of built-in memory depending on where you get yours. Moreover, you’ll be able to max out the storage to 256GB more with a microSD card. Something to note is because there are some heating points during and after viewing and playing high-quality games and movies, however, it’s not too hot to the touch.

Software

Not much can be mentioned about the updated ZenUI 3.0 on top of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS apart from some customization features and a few improvements. Outside of that, the whole chunk of the experience rotates around bloat and an outdated user experience taking cues from its predecessors.

Camera

Asus crammed in a 23MP f2.0 rear camera (Sony IMX318) for the Ultra with all the bells and whistles of flagship specs. It’s daylight photographs are nicely impressive with nice detail that included a good dynamic range with impressive color accuracy and sharpness to boot. Selfies are also not a drawback with an 8MP f2.0 sensor snapping at your faces with a big range of beautification options from skin tone adjustment to, wait for it, chin thinning. Yes, it’s a thing apparently.

Battery Life

The Zenfone 3 Ultra can’t be known as such without lugging a successful battery pack. And at 4600mAh non-removable battery, there is not much to complain about including the phone doing a good 32 hours of our testing.

Connectivity Options

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS

USB: v2.0, USB On-The-Go, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Conclusion

In case you like massive phones and have a lot of cash to spend, the ZenFone 3 Ultra will be nice to show off. We find that devices of this nature aren’t practical as everyday smartphones. However, you might wish to have something similar this more as a tablet with a SIM card for the occasional voice call and mobile data. Should you really want a very massive smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi Max is nice enough to satisfy your interest at a much more palatable price level.

Where To Buy

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 4GB / 64GB 6.8-Inch 4G LTE Dual SIM FACTORY UNLOCKED - International Stock No Warranty (GREY)

$609.00

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