The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is a 6.8-inch monster with a 4,600mAh battery that works as a powerbank

Earlier today, Asus added three new devices to its Android portfolio - the regular Zenfone 3, the beefy Zenfone 3 Deluxe, and finally, the ultra-large Zenfone 3 Ultra. A true behemoth, in almost every sense of the word.

How large, exactly? Think larger than 5.7 inches. While you're on that track, slowly increase the size until you no longer feel comfortable. Did you stop at 6 inches, or even 6.3? That's sweet, but those of you who put a halt around the 6.8-inch mark just hit home.

Yep, the Zenfone 3 Ultra stands rather tall at 6.8 inches, though this is arguably its single highlight. Specs-wise, it is not as impressive as the 6GB RAM Deluxe phone Asus also introduced, it's just a very good upper mid-range device.

Here are its specs at a quick glance:

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra
PlatformAndroid 6 Marshmallow
Display6.8” Super AMOLED Full HD (1080 x 1920)
SoCOcta-core Snapdragon 652
GPUAdreno 510
RAMUp to 4GB LPDDR4
Cameras23MP PixelMaster (Sony IMX318) w/ f2.0 lens, 4-axis OIS
8MP, 85-degree wide-angle cam
Storage64 GB | 128GB
with microSD support
Battery4,600 mAh, supports QuickCharge 3.0
Extra featuresDTS 7.1 surround sound with certified headphones

Design-wise, it's a full-metal device that comes without any visible antenna lines, and Asus claims this is the world's first phone to do so. We for one hope this trend gets copied at will!Also, despite being branded as a member of the Zenfone 3 family, its design is quite different from the Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Its fingerprint reader, for example (yes, it has one!), is embedded under a physical home button up front. 

Asus also wants you to know that its 6.8-inch monster is pretty well-endowed in the audio department. The phone seemingly arrives with a duo of powerful five-magnet stereo speakers, as well as DTS 7.1 virtual surround support. You can make use of the latter if you grab yourself compatible certified headphones. 

Oh, and did we mention that the phone arrives with a 4,600mAh battery? Well, we just did. The juicer's so large that you can use the Zenfone 3 Ultra to charge other phones with a 1.5A power output. 

The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra will be available in Taiwan, Asia Pacific, China, and Europe, but there's no word about the USA yet. The 64GB of the phone will cost around $479 once it hits the shelves, though we have no idea about the pricing of the 128GB flavor.

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23 Comments

1. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Looks like a Samsung phone from the front

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

My parents would love these.

3. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

probably 0.5'' too big for carrying around in my pockets.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

0.9" too big for me, lol.. used to own Z ultra, it uncomfortable to sit with that inside my pocket.. 5.7" note4 is the biggest size I'll put inside my pocket

4. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Good spec and beautiful design but the problem is that I may end up looking like an idiot whenever I pick up a call in the public.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still better than recording video using tablet

7. sissy246

Posts: 7066; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Too big

11. ajsmsg78

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Maybe for YOU it's too big but you already have 999,000 other small choices so let me have my one large phone.

20. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

You are right ajsmsg78, there are 999,999 small phones out there. At least make one that is big for the people that like that sort of thing. I don't understand how people can stand looking at screens that are less than 6 inches. People are paying a lot for these data plans, it would be better if they could actually see what is on the screen.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My Nexus 6P is a bit too large for my liking. My next phone will be smaller... This phone is down right comical though. WAAAYYY to damn big.

10. ajsmsg78

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Way too big for YOU.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... Umm, I suppose that my statement is an opinion. that being said, I would think anyone walking around in public with a phone that size pressed against the side of their head would look like a blithering idiot. .... once again just my opinion.

22. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

There are 999,999 small phones out there. Just let there be at least one phone that is big. Some people don't want to carry around a magnifying glass with them wherever they go. Why in the world would a person look like a blithering idiot because their phone is alittle bigger than yours? 6.8 inches in really not that big especially since they made the bezel small. I have seen 7 inch phones in the stores. They fit in my pocket.

21. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Right again ajsmsg78. I do not know why people keep saying that certain phones are too big. A large phone is way more useful that something smaller.

9. ajsmsg78

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Of course there's no info on a US version yet because it probably won't even have LTE support here like every other large phone over six inches. It's a shame too because there are some people who can't wait to get their hands on a large phone here only to have no options available.

24. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Yes, I do not understand why they only sell 5.7 inch phones in the U.S. I have not seen anything bigger than than anywhere.

12. ankit9291

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Snapdragon 652 does have LPDDR4 Ram ..Make your facts clear.

16. debobek

Posts: 4; Member since: May 30, 2016

Snapdragon 652 does have LPDDR4 Ram ..Make your facts clear.

17. fyah_king unregistered

I will buy one if it has t-mobile lte bands

19. Elfmonster unregistered

Me too

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I wouldn't mind it if it had a better processor.

25. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

They say the processor is fine, it just is not THE fastest. Anything faster would drive the price up too much. I'm sure that just the fact that it is a quad-core it will have good performance. I had a phone with a single-core processor that is a horror show, every other multi-core phone I had has been very good performance wise.

23. phableton

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

I WILL buy two of these since big phones are in such short supply. Just in case one breaks I can use the other one.

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