ASUS Zenfone 3 Hands on! New mid-range with elegant details and decent spec


Just in today, ASUS has officially launched 3 new Zenfone series product at Computex 2016 happening in Taipei, Taiwan. These 3 new Zenfone are the Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra! We’re honored to be invited to witness the launch of the latest Zenfone 3 smartphone, live from Taipei!



ASUS ZenFone 3 specifications:

  • Android 6.0
  • 5.5 ” Full HD display
  • Dual 2.5D curved glass
  • 3GB RAM/4GB RAM + 32GB/64GB ROM
  • 14nm Snadragon 625 processor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 16MP rear camera、F2.0 aperture、OIS、LaserAF
  • 8MP front camera、F2.0 aperture、88° wide angle lens
  • 3000mAh
  • USB Type-C port

RRP:(3GB+32GB ROM) at USD249(~RM1025)



The Zenfone 3 was the lowest spec Zenfone 3 generation smartphone launched today. However, it still features a crisp Full HD display along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.


The capacitive home button, back and recent menu keys are located at the bottom.


Proximity sensor, call speakers and front facing camera are all aligned in a straight line.



Zenfone 3 comes with a smooth and rounded edge which makes it good to play with. The location of earphone jack is another plus when it is located at the top.


Despite being a mid-range smartphone, it does features the USB Type C port for faster data transfer.


The Zenfone 3 comes with a dual 2.5D glass display which makes it unique amongst other.


The antenna in the Zenfone 3 is hidden and hence no strips can be seen from the side.




13334394_10209577622775902_1923904022_oThe 16MP camera with f/2.0 is one of the biggest highlight of this mid-range smartphone. It comes with a laser assisted auto focus along with dual tone LED flash and enhances low light shooting experience. It is also surprising to see Zenfone 3 to add the fingerprint sensor as a feature of their smartphones.


The Zenfone 3 runs on Snapdragon 625 processor with octacore ARM Cortex A53 processor based on 14nm architecture.


It comes with a 3000mAh battery.13334536_10209577622935906_318000571_o


Let’s have a closer look at two colours of Zenfone 3


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Currently, Zenfone 3 is available in blue and white only.



Although Zenfone 3 performance cannot be compared side by side with the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, the Zenfone 3 remains one of the best budget smartphone that comes with certain flagship features and hardware! Whatsmore? This smartphone only cost around RM1099!





Alex Wee

Alex Wee

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