Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Design, Antutu,OS, Camera Review

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On September 20, Asus has brought the new products like computer, notebook, tablet, smartphone etc on its press conference with the topic of Zenvolution. These kind of products will be the best rival for Apple. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe version which is the highest version of Zenfone 3 series to compete iPhone 7. It’s worthwhile to know that Zenfone 3 Deluxe version has become the first one to be powered by Snapdragon 821 processor.

Design

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In four Asus Zenfone 3 smartphones, Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra, Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe and Asus ZenFone 3 all use the first wireless antenna and all metal body, Asus has made it, but iPhone 7 has not.

Last year Asus released Zenfone series smartphone, but Asus general manager has leaked that the next generation of Asus Zenfone will have big change. They all support fingerprint scanner. Zenfone 3 Deluxe will be the top version, its ID design makes us amazed. It has 5.7inch Super AMOLED FHD screen, supporting its own Tru2life technolgy which can change the display effect according to different scene. It has 79% high screen to body ratio and 1.3mm ultra-thin bezel which can brings better visual effect. Its high comparison and high color saturation are the best one to be suitable for photos viewing or video watching.

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The classic concentric circle element on Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe continues, but its processing effect is better than the previous product, Asus uses the high-level lens with optical coating technology, which makes us touch it so smooth, but under the light it will show the concentric circle effect.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe continues its elegant and ergonomic curved radian design, up to 4.2mm thinnest which can make us hold it more comfortable, and keep the balance between the ultra thin design and battery with 3,000mAh.

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It uses the advanced USB Type C port to support USB 3.0 and QC3.0, so it will have advantage in data transmission speed or charge speed.

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The overall metal unibody makes Zenfone 3 Deluxe without any unsmooth feeling on its back, especially hidden antenna, which is more powerful than iPhone 7 in view of this design.

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As you know the antenna of Zenfone 3 Deluxe doesn’t disappear, but it is located the both ends of three virtual android buttons, which are not easy to feel. Around the antenna, it has added some chipsets for smart switch, for example, if users hold it to interfere the antenna, the chipset will switch the parts of antenna smartly to the up. So the whole back metal should be the antenna, the signal will not be affected.

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Asus leaked that according to hidden antenna design has applied for patents, and Asus has made many trials to achieve this kind of design, even if other manufacturers want to learn, they can not make it in short time.

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Performance

Besides ID design improvement, Zenfone 3 Deluxe has also attracted us in its hardware. It’s well-known for the first one to use Snapdragon 821 processor, 14nm FIFET Samsung second LPP architecture technology, brand new quad core 64bit Kryo CPU and Adreno 530 GPU, compared with Snapdragon 820 processor, Snapdragon 821 CPU has big core 2.4GHz, small core 2GHz, and GPU 650 MHz, namely, Snapdragon 821 processor has improved 10% performance, and 5% in GPU.

According to Antutu test, Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe has 14.3W scores. Compared with 15W+, there is a little gap, but due to demo, we believe the real phone will be highly improved.

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In 2015, Asus has brought the first RAM 4GB smartphone, this time they also brought the RAM 6GB ROM 256GB internal storage which can not only meet high density operation but also multi-media entertainment, so that we can store large files like photos, videos, etc. Zenfone 3 Deluxe is really flagship one until now.

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It has also introduced the new generation SonicMaster3.0 audio solution, High-Res Audio comes from somalia’s solution with Hi-Res that means this product is equipped with playback or record high analysis audio ability. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe and ZenEar S earphone both supports Hi-Res certification which can bring the melodious audio effect for users.

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In OS, Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe China version runs ZenUI 3.0 based on Android6.0 OS, there is a collection page on the left standby desktop including news, games, apps, etc. This light apps based on Cloud HTML 5 and other service links can provide the users better searching experience.

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In functions, it has also made innovation such as Wifi transfer Wifi sharing that can let wifi signal share again, enabling the phone to become professional wireless router (2.4G/5G dual band), which can not only enlarge or prolong Wifi signal, but also share the personal WIFI network, which is the most suitable for business, travel, etc to use in other public place.

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Camera

Asus smartphone has nice performance in photographing. the eagle eye released last year has become the thinnest triple zoom photographing smartphone, it uses 23MP sony IMX318 sensor, supporting four-axis OIS, three-axis electronic image stabilization, meanwhile, it combined with continued zooming, the second generation laser auto focus, PDAF to bring faster and more stable shooting in photographing.

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In photographing mode, it provides us with ultra-clear image quality, night scene, beautification, GIF animation, etc. Users can adjust by different needs. Its ultra-clear image quality and night scene mode are the strong feature of Asus smartphone. The front one can shoot up to 9200W pixels photo, the latter feature can improve the shooting ability at night. We can also slight adjust by manual modes.

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According to simple samples, Zenfone 3 Deluxe has accurate white balance, the higher color saturation is better for our eyes, it stands out in close distance.And the main item that we shoot shows richly in details. Meanwhile, it has obvious scene depth effect. Personally, we are very satisfied with Zenfone 3 Deluxe camera.

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Conclusion

Asus Zenfone Deluxe has showed us its great ability in camera, performance and design, especially the hidden antenna design. Because Asus has made innovation and solution for better design that iphone can’t solve. Only one thing we may not be very satisfied is the price. According to the official, it will sell at 4,999 yuan, $833, which can be the best rival of Iphone 7 and Samsung Note 7. But right now Asus Zenfone 3 is available at  $457.62, you can use coupon code: GB9% to catch it at $416.43. 

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