At $499+, would you say the new Asus flagship is as tempting as its predecessor? (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / May 31, 2016, 3:05 AM
Announced yesterday, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe marks an important step for Asus. Known for its laptop and desktop computers, Asus has nevertheless been trying to penetrate the smartphone market for some time now, and with last year's Zenfone 2 family that meant getting a name for itself with incredible value propositions. But with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which takes the flagship mantle from the Zenfone 2 (Deluxe), the company will be approaching 2016 with a different set of goals.
Starting at $499, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe still is on the affordable side as far as flagship devices go, but also noticeably more expensive than its predecessor. At the same time, however, Asus is offering a seemingly better rounded smartphone, with a glass-on-metal design and no-compromise, bleeding edge hardware. So you're paying more, but you're also getting more—at least on paper.
Is that preferable, however? We thought we'd ask, and you guys took our call.
At $499+, would you say the new Asus flagship is as tempting as its predecessor?
The upgrades are well worth it, so yes
I would've preferred the old value proposition, so no
Not an unequivocal ruling, sure, and it also ought to be pointed out that readers that tend to participate in polls are more likely to own a flagship device in our findings, but these numbers still show that Asus has a green light at least as far as more dedicated buyers are concerned. What remains to be seen is whether the mass market feels the same way.
- Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2400 MHz
- Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh
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Zuk z2 is launched for less thn 300$ thats a flagship man!!
posted on May 31, 2016, 3:59 AM 1
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Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for $499? That's an awesome deal.
posted on May 31, 2016, 9:32 AM 0
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I would've rather spent a little more to get the SD652 in the Zenfone 3. That would've been preferred. The base model isn't enough of an upgrade for me from my Zenfone 2, and the Deluxe is probably or of my price range.
posted on May 31, 2016, 10:39 PM 0
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