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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (2016) review

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Adreno 510
3 GB / 32 GB
6.8 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
23 MP, 5488 x 4112 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Asus announced the launch of the Zenfone 3 Ultra smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra phone with 6.8 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4600 mAh, non-removable battery. The 6.8 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra specifications

BrandAsus
NameZenfone 3 Ultra
ModelZU680KL
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is about 8.22 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Asus phone are average (7.34 x 3.7 x 0.27 inches).

Weight8.22 oz
Dimensions7.34 x 3.7 x 0.27 inches
Colorsgray, pink, silver
SIM typeNano SIM, Micro SIM

System

The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510

Display

The size of Zenfone 3 Ultra screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 6.8 inches IPS display of Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.8 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Zenfone 3 Ultra is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Zenfone 3 Ultra has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera23 MP, 5488 x 4112 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Zenfone 3 Ultra phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4600 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Zenfone 3 Ultra isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 4600 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Zenfone 3 Ultra phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Asus phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dual SIM, ZenUI
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