Asus Zenfone 3 vs Zenfone 3 Deluxe vs Zenfone Ultra: three-way specs comparison

Tip your hats and bid a warm welcome to the Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, and Zenfone 3 Ultra! Asus' newest trio of phones will have a solid fundament to build on; a fundament established by the market success of the Asus Zenfone 2 and its multiple versions, including the Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone 2 Selfie, and so on.

The most impressive of the bunch is undoubtedly the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, a powerhouse by all means and purposes. Equipped with a Snapdragon 820 chipset and up to 6GB of RAM, a 23MP rear camera with EIS (electronic image stabilization) and a Sony IMX318 sensor, and up to 256GB of native storage, it's the most powerful of the bunch.

What about the Zenfone 3 Ultra? For starters, its biggest highlight is it's, well, size — this one is a 6.8-inch phone. Yep, that's almost 7 inches of phone we are talking about! Another highlight is the 4,600mAh battery inside. Apart from these, it's not a particularly high-end device. There's a Snapdragon 652 chip and up to 4 gigs of RAM, as well as the same 23MP camera unit found on the Deluxe. 

But what exactly are all the differences between the three? Let's take a closer look, shall we?

Asus ZenFone 3 vs Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe vs Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
6.8 inches

Technology

Super IPS+ LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.52 %
73.89 %
72.75 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 8976

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 530
Adreno 510

RAM

4GB LPDDR3
6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
256GB
128GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
4600 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Laser and PDAF)
23 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Laser and PDAF)
23 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

Yes
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (24 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm)
6.16 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm)
7.34 x 3.70 x 0.27 inches (186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.00 oz (170.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
8.22 oz (233.0 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Soft keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Soft keys
Touch sensitive control keys, Soft keys


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