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The Good The latest ZenFone 3 from Asus is a premium design and materials in a shiny, affordable phone.

The Bad Its cluttered user interface throws you notifications until you turn them off. Rear glass is also a fingerprint magnet.

The Bottom Line ZenFone 3’s beautiful appearance, premium build and camera enjoyment give it an edge over other affordable phones – worth your time and attention.

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8.3 Overall

  • Design
    8
  • Features
    8
  • Performance
    8
  • Camera
    8
  • Battery
    10

After two generations of plastic phones, Asus has finally returned to its first-class roots. ZenFone 3 features mid-range features in a beautiful body that’s surprisingly affordable. With a starting price of $ 249 per model with 32GB of storage – around £ 170 or $ 350 – this handset is a fantastic deal for markets in Asia such as India and Singapore. Unfortunately, those in the US and the UK will have to wait until the fourth quarter before the phone launches.

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Asus ZenFone 3

Apple iPhone 11

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy S10E

Motorola Moto G7

Design 8 8 8 9 8
Features 8 9 8 8 8
Performance 8 10 8 9 8
Camera 8 9 8 8 7
Battery 10 8 10 10 8
Overall 8.3 9.0 8.4 8.9 8.0
Price $870 Walmart $288 Amazon $650 Amazon $200 Amazon

ZenFone 3 is similar to a hybrid of iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S7 and feels a special premium over other phones that come in contact with metal or even plastic structures. And its USB Type-C port brings the handset to a growing number of phones that have moved to the new standard.

Asus ZenFone 3 gets a beautiful new glass design

The 5.5-inch full-screen display is bright and bright and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor is smart. Of course, it’s not as powerful as the flagship phones packing the Snapdragon 820 chip, but it’s powerful enough to play Asphalt 8 and Pokemon Go without any problems. The phone scored well in the diagnostic test results, easily confirming its choice as the midrange. The battery life was excellent, lasting about 16.5 hours in our loop tests. Most phones can last about 11 to 12 hours, while phones with larger batteries can easily last up to 20 hours or more.

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Camera-wise, a 16MP rear lens and 4-axis optical image stabilization handle low light shots. Check out the gallery below for some of the photos I took. If you have shaky hands, this feature will definitely come in handy. On the front, the 8-megapixel shooter features an Asus beauty mode, which, while using me, isn’t really that strong, but selfie addicts can enjoy controls that can shrink their faces and enlarge their eyes.

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The ZenFone 3’s glass rear can be a fingerprint magnet.

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Despite the strengths of ZenFone 3, I have a big complaint. Zen UI, the special skin that Asus uses over Android software, is a cluttered kitchen wash feature that overwhelms you the first time you use it. You will have to spend some effort to curb the chaos, turning off the annoying ugly notifications that keep you moving before ZenFone 3 is in a pleasant place to live. I like some of the new features, such as the blue light filter for use at night (it gives the screen a softer orange flare), as well as a feature that takes a photo when you touch the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Camera test shots from the Asus ZenFone 3

Finally, Asus is a winner to compete with competing Chinese phones, especially in emerging markets with a penchant for cheap but good phones. Like previous ZenFone models, the 3 will probably sell unlocked in the US when it finally comes out – you just need to run your SIM card. As for pennies, it fights with the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus, and comes even cheaper than the most popular OnePlus 3.

Comparison of equipment specifications

Asus ZenFone 3 Motorola Moto G4 Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Display size, resolution 5.5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920×1,080 pixels
Pixel density 401ppi 401ppi 401ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 6.01×3.05×0.3 inches 6.0×3.0x0.39 in 6x3x0.39 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 152.6×77.4×7.7mm 153×76.6×9.8 mm 153×76.6×9.8 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.47 oz; 155g 5.47 oz; 155 g 5.47 oz; 155 g
Mobile software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 16-megapixel 13-megapixel 16-megapixel
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Video capture 8-megapixel 1,080p HD 1,080p HD
Processor 2Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Storage 32/64GB 16GB 32GB
RAM 3/4GB 2GB 4GB
Expandable storage Up to 256GB Up to 128GB Up to 128GB
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,000mAh (removable) 3,000mAh (removable)
Fingerprint sensor Back cover None Below screen
Connector USB-C Micro-USB Micro-USB
Special features Laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), fingerprint doubles as shutter button Water-resistant Water-resistant
Price off-contract (USD) $249 $199 $249
Price (GBP) converts to converts to £170 £169 £229
Price (AUD) converts to AU$350 Converts to AU$260 16GB: AU$399; 32GB: AU$449

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