Potential Asus ZenFone 3 caught on benchmarks
1. Derass (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Aug 2015)
I'm praying they use backlit keys this time...
2. realjjj (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
More than 200$ would be too much for thr SD650 based model. Over the 200$ model from last year is adds 1GB of RAM and replaces the SoC with something more appealing but cheap enough.
4. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
$300 for the SD650 and 3GB ram is still a pretty good deal
The SD650 will perform similar to the SD808
Not 2016 flagship quality, but no slouch either
8. HR_19 (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)
I compared this to the Zenfone 2 with the Z3580 (which I have and love), and unfortunately they only both had performance for like one of the same tests, but SD650 was far below. If they don't increase performance and keep battery life same, or keep performance same and increase battery life, (by a noticeable margin in either case), I'm not gonna spend money on Asus, I'll just get a OnePlus 3 probably, of maybe import a Xaomi, or Meizu...or heck, the new LeTV phone could be sweet. But honestly, a huge part of my draw to Asus was simply that it has an Intel processor. With SD650 and 3GB RAM, this can't be their flagship model.
9. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I'm pretty sure the 650 would be better than Z3580 in both performance and efficiency
But you're probably right that the OnePlus 3, or Xaomi/Meizu/LeTV flagships will probably bring better value
11. TheOracle1 (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 May 2015)
No way the SD650 outperforms the Z3580.
13. vincelongman (Posts: 4421; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
It highly likely IMO
The 808 already outperforms the Z3580
The 650 will likely outperform the 808
We will see who's right in another month or so
15. TheOracle1 (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 May 2015)
You may be right but whatever Asus did with it in the Zenfone 2 is impressive. Smoothest phone I've ever owned. Software plays a part in that with Exynos powered Samsungs still being laggy despite a very powerful soc.
3. fonelover (Posts: 217; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)
Asus should go for sd820 this year, other we will be frustrated. At least they should use sd652.
5. TheOracle1 (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 May 2015)
Looks like I'll be keeping my Zenfone 2 especially since it'll be upgraded to Marshmallow. The success of the Zenfone 2 is due to flagship performance for a great price. This is just another mid-ranger.
6. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)
I'm quite feeling odd why there were no Zenfones (except the Zoom) this year released..
10. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)
Might fail to appeal enough... SD652 would be better.
12. Guaire (Posts: 517; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)
Asus was only significant customer of Intel in smartphone market. They doesn't have a new chip to offer Asus. No suprise Asus has move on.
Goldmont was supposed to be a quad core with near Apple A8 level single core performance at Geekbench, but it isn't impressive anymore comparison to latest ARM CPUs.
Seems like Intel is mostly done in smartphone SoC business.