Saturday, October 20, 2018

Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3
  • Processor: Snapdragon 625(Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Display: 5.5 inches
  • Camera: 16/8 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.3 4.2 1
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Software 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Value For Money 8 / 10

Asus Zenfone 3 smartphone is the Flagship device from Asus house. It was launched in Aug of 2016. It has a Super IPS+ capacitive touch which is quite superb. The Zenfone 3 is priced at INR 21,900 ($326). It is available in Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold colors.

Display and Design

Asus Zenfone 3 smartphone comes with a 5.5 inches Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen display. Its resolution is 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at 401 ppi pixel per density. Its Multiple Touchscreen covers with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection cover. It measures 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 in) which weighs of 155 g (5.47 oz).

Hardware and Software

The Asus ZenFone 3 runs Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It inbuilts Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, Processor and Chipset which is having
the support from the Adreno 506 GPU. It have 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM variant. The phone packs 32/64 GB of internal storage that can be expand up to 256
GB via a MicroSD card.

Camera and Battery

Asus Zenfone 3 packs with 16 MP primary camera on the rear and 8 MP camera front for selfies. It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash features. The rear facing primary camera is capable of the 1080p@30fps of HD video recording. The Asus Zenfone 3 is consist of 3000 mAh capacity battery which is non removable. The Asus Zenfone 3 is a dual SIM device smartphone which accepts (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by).

Connectivity and Sensors

The Asus Zenfone 3, Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Infrared port, 3G, 4G, Radio, USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Sensors on the phone include fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

Asus Zenfone 3 - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight
    155 g (5.47 oz)
  • Colors
    Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold
  • Waterproof
    -

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    401 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    3/4GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32/64GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    -

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    16MP
  • Image
    -
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3000 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Non-removable
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    -
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    -
  • Music Play
    -

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    -
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack
  • Remote Control
    -

Asus Zenfone 3 - Offers