Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is a new Snapdragon 820 beast with 6GB of RAM

Asus, a company known mostly for its laptops, but also affordable Android phones, has just erupted at Computex. It unveiled three new phones: the Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra.

The regular Zenfone 3 is an affordable phone, while the Zenfone 3 Ultra is a mastodonic, 6.8" device that has one foot in the tablet category and will be really hard to use as a regular phone at that size.

With all of this said, the new phone you should really get excited about is the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe.

A 5.7" phablet, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes equipped with Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 system chip and with a monstrous configuration including a version with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of fast internal storage.

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe also sports an alluring design with an aluminum construction that features 'invisible' antenna lines, a world first, according to Asus. The 5.7" display has a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and it's a Super AMOLED panel. 

The rest of the spec highlights include a new, 23-megapixel camera that Asus calls PixelMaster and that features the Sony IMX318 sensor. Using the clever super resolution mode, this camera is capable of capturing images with a maximum resolution of 92 megapixels. The phone has USB-C for charging and sync.

You can get the Zenfone 3 Deluxe in a choice of gray, silver, and gold.

Zenfone 3 Deluxe
PlatformAndroid 6 Marshmallow
Display5.7” Super AMOLED Full HD (1080 x 1920)
SoCSnapdragon 820
Cameras23MP PixelMaster (Sony IMX318) w/ f2.0 lens, 4-axis OIS
8MP, 85-degree wide-angle cam
Storage64 GB | 256 GB (UFS 2.0)
with microSD support
Battery3000 mAh
supports QuickCharge 3.0
Extra featuresAlways-on feature, High-res speaker, Hybrid SIM slot

Finally, the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe price starts at $500 for a 6GB model with 64GB of storage, and Asus is expected to unveil a price for a 256GB model in the near future. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe release date is not revealed yet.

source: Asus



1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

3000 mah on a 5.7 inch screen ? in 2016 ? no thanks! especially with the rumors that the note 6/7 is getting 4000 mah+

2. Nopers unregistered

It's AMOLED, battery life won't be that bad. To be honest most people only need it to last a day of heavy usage anyway.

3. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

whether you like it or not this year is the year of better battery life . is someone can pay 700$ for 2 day battery life rather than 500$ for one day max ... most people would do it , i am a power user and i get 5 hours of sot on my phone and i have to recharge mid day every day ....

8. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

I have used all the phones, flagships, mid ranges and haven't seen anything as important as battery life. A very busy day doesn't permit recharging and carrying battery packs around is adding more loads and stress. I want a phone to last a day or two with one full charge. You can have the most beautiful and powerful phone on earth and then if by 2 PM, you can't even answer a phone call, you are worse than someone who doesn't even have a Smartphone.

9. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

This is so true . I have a note 5 and i love it but 5 hours of SOT on a social media beast is not enough !! Im ok with charging my phone every night but phones need to start giving us around 10 hours of SOT .. i hate wall hogging at 4 PM and holding a huge battery pack when im out !

19. mobifan

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

U hit the nail on the head bud!

33. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

May be you should get the upcoming Acer Liquid phone with a 5000mAh battery and midrange specs.

29. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Do you stay on your phone all day or you actually work on your phone?

31. rvnlvrz

Posts: 1; Member since: May 31, 2016

I think you have your ideas pretty much out of track. SOT heavily depends on the screen yes. But then, it is not the SIZE of the screen. It depends on the number of pixels it is driving(resolution). And also, if you compare it with the note 5? Both have an AMOLED panel But then the note has a 1440p display vs a 1080p display which means that the latter has less power consumption for its screen. There are also factors like yeah, GPU, CPU and the manufacturing process size (20nm, 14 nm) but thats a separate thing

13. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You have to give it to asus. At least they didn't do the lg g5 battery suicide tradition : QHD lcd display with puny 2800mah battery. Replaceable but not all people want to bring a spare battery these days.

17. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The people at LG are morons they took a great phone and destroyed it. Lets wish the new V10 has a 4000 mah + and a better software

26. josese

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2016

Don't forget the FullHD res instead of the QHD. This battery will probably last longer than s7

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

New phablet? Woah, this couldn't be more exciting!

5. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

1440p actually makes a good difference at 5.7 inch. Battety is also small. Camera dedign looks ugly. A seperate SD slot is much better than a hybrid sim slot. Not worth $500.

6. Sapere

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 14, 2016

So the same display in 2016 as was on Samsung galaxy note 3 in 2013... 3 years old display technology is not something I would be amazed at. On the other hand, if it is being sold at the reasonable price corresponding with the old display tech, why not to put this in the market in 2016 as well? Obviously there are not many users, who can appreciate the excellent QHD quality of best AMOLED displays on the market from Samsung. But I am among them.

10. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

No... Just because the resolution is the same, doesn't mean it's the same panel. Samsung constantly release new generation panels in all sizes and resolutions, they don't just focus on 1440p...

7. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

It looks and feels twice its price.

11. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

That's a beast, for its price ! But it doesn't exactly compete with the likes of the Galaxy S7 / Note series : the difference between QHD and FHD is noticeable (at least for me) on a 5.7-inch display. Plus, the camera will probably be average (1 micrometer pixels in 2016, really ?), like the battery life. It just has impressive specs.

12. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

My only nitpick with the design are those ugly buttons. 2016 and asus is still using those goddamn kitkat icons. They should have went with those playstation buttons. As for the battery, I'll judge it after the reviews since it's only 300+ ppi and using amoled. For $500 asus just listened to consumers who want flagship specs with a little cutting corners to lower the price.

14. manikumary unregistered

And PA Gives 8.0 Rating

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*6.4/10 Cons: its not iPhone

15. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Nice looking phone......wanna wait for reviews

18. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I'd rather get the Axon 7 tbh

20. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I was thinking the same thing.

24. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'm with you. I would rather have the Axon 7's 5.5 inch screen. It may only have 4gb of Ram, but it looks nicer and is $50 cheaper.

28. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Axon 7 does have a high end version that has 6gb ram and 128 GB of storage

27. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Was thinking the same thing, somewhat disappointed but who knows maybe it will prove itself, but good price for storage overall

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hot damn...

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't get the above comments this is a SD820 phone with 5.7in screen at $500.........Am I missing something or is that really good. People need to stop crying about little things like QHD on sub 6in devices and 2 day battery life, if the screen looks good and the battery last all day then thats a win in my book, you sleep at least 2 hours at night right? so just put you're damn phone the charger.

25. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

6,8inch is to small for a phone of 2016. No thanks. Wake me up when you build a 9inch phone.

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