Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe was the brand’s biggest launch of the year which carries the most premium pricetag of the Zenfone 3 line-up. At the time of launch, Asus claimed that the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is the ‘World First’s flagship smartphone to get a unibody metal construction with no visible antenna bands. The phone is also said to be the first to use the 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor for its main camera. Two variants of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe are available in the market that are equipped with two different SoCs.
|5.7 Inch Super AMOLED Display (386 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass v4||Quad Core 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996||6GB||64GB internal expandable upto 256GB||
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0
|Non-Removable 3000 mAh||Gold, Black|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||6.16 x 3.05 x 0.30|
|Colour Options||Gold, Black|
|Screen Size||5.7 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||73.82%|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel Density||386 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass v4|
|System on Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996|
|CPU||Quad-core 2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo, 64 Bit|
|Internal memory||64 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||256 GB|
|No. of SIMS||2|
|Sim 1 Type||Micro SIM|
|Sim 2 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection|
|Flash details||Dual LED|
|Video Resolution||2160 x 3840|
|No of sensors||1|
|Os version||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|UI||Zen UI 3.0|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|Wi-Fi||802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Music formats||MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC|
|Video formats||MP4, H.263, H.264|
|GSM||1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|UMTS||1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)|
|LTE (TDD)||2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)|
Asus has fused their Design Thinking’ philosophy in the Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Using PureMetal technology the maker has managed to make the whole design antenna band free. It features a strong and light aluminum-alloy unibody construction with an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge. The phone is available in Glacier Silver and Sheer Gold. The phone has undergone a total of 240 precision steps to achieve its smooth and shine. Overall the phone looks and feels gorgeous. Asus has fitted the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display that features a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a Bluelight filter.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe gets two SoC options including – Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core 820 and the more powerful Snapdragon Quad-Core 821. These two are clocked at 2.15 GHz and 2.4GHz respectively. The RAM fitted on the two variants is 6GB and the GPU is the same, Adreno 530, as well. Two options of internal storage include 64GB and 256 GB. The phone is also equipped with a dedicated memory card slot that supports MicroSD cards upto 128GB. The camera setup on the Deluxe consists of an impressive 23MP unit on the rear that uses a sensor sourced from Sony and an aperture of f/2.0. On the front is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field of view. The feature set on the camera consists of PixelMaster 3.0 camera modes, 92MP Super Resolution (ZS570KL), 4K Video recording, and 3-axis electronic image stabilization.
The phone is equipped with 5-magnet speakers with NXP Smart Amp. It gets dual sim capabilities and is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery that supports QuickCharge 3.0.
The Asus Zenfone 3 deluxe comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 fitted onto it.