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Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL
Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL (Zenfone Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 424 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 146.9 x 74 ( = 0.3 x 5.78 x 2.91 in)
Battery
2600 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.95% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 71%, features: 80%, display: 77% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL

ASUS ZenFone 3 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
If you don’t run high intensive tasks and games, but want a beautiful looking smartphone with a great camera, it’s a yes. A great advantage for all the ZenFones is they are available in offline stores too. Furthermore, it also bundles earphones while many others don’t. But, if you want to run graphics intensive games and heavy applications that require more CPU power, we would suggest you l
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) Camera Samples
Source: Mobygyaan English
The front 8 MP camera also captures some great shots in daylight. Images captured under low lights tend to blur slightly otherwise is good for selfie needs. Due to its wide angle lens, it can cover a large group of people. The front camera records 1080p videos.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2016
ASUS ZenFone 3 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
So should you buy it? The ASUS ZenFone 3 is available at ₹21,999. If you don’t run high intensive tasks and games, but want a beautiful looking smartphone with a great camera, it’s a yes. A great advantage for all the ZenFones is they are available in offline stores too. Furthermore, it also bundles earphones while many others don’t. But, if you want to run graphics intensive games and heavy applications that require more CPU power, we would suggest you look at the other similar priced smartphones before you buy ZenFone 3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2016
80% ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) Review
Source: Techniqued English
If you are in the market for a good all-round device and not really worried about the processor, then ASUS Zenfone 3 is a good buy at 21,999. It offers superior build, good software with decent performance, above average camera and decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
Battery Test Results
Source: Mobygyaan English
Its companion Zenfone 3 Deluxe uses a Super AMOLED display. I would certainly tell that if Zenfone 3 used an AMOLED display, the results would even more surprising. And well, it could be gone even better if the battery capacity had been increased to 3000 mAh at least. Nevertheless, Zenfone 3 battery life is much satisfying as compared to other smartphones offering a 3000 mAh battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) Hands-on Images
Source: Mobygyaan English
If we talk about the pricing, Zenfone 3 is available at ₹21,999 while the Chinese flagships such as Xiaomi Mi 5 and LeEco Le Max 2 are very close competitors offering more performance and features with similar price. Having said that specifications is not the only thing to see while seeing the prices, it’s the overall experience with the device that matters at the end.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
70% Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL Review
Source: Think Digit English
At Rs. 27,999, the Asus Zenfone 3 is not the best smartphone to buy for those looking for a whole package. You can consider this smartphone for its battery, and even the camera is above average, but as a complete smartphone, the Zenfone 3 is well behind the OnePlus 3 and LeEco Le Max 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

60% Análisis del Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
70% Análisis del ASUS ZenFone 3: un excelente móvil con un único problema
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Análise Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2017
80% Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL): la nostra recensione completa
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
79% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3 | Troverà Il Suo Spazio
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
83% Asus Zenfone 3 Ze520Kl – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Zenfone 3: ASUS ci riprova e convince a metà
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% ASUS Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL): la nostra recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
Smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Ze520Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
83% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Megapk Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85%
85% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3: tutta un’altra musica
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 95% display: 78% mobility: 86% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 75%
Asus Zenfone 3(ZE520KL), la nostra recensione
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive design; low price. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2017
Asus Zenfone 3 Recensione: Di Meglio In Meglio
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice screen; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Many bloatwares; mediocre design; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2017
Recensione Asus Zenfone 3, medio gamma che si crede un Top
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; decent speakers. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Recensione Asus ZenFone 3
Source: Wiz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3, la recensione completa di GizBlog.it
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good hardware; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Recensione ASUS Zenfone 3 Max: batteria sconfinata a 200 euro
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2016
80% Review ASUS Zenfone 3: mid-ranger doet veel goed, maar...
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Test Du Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Test du Asus ZenFone 3 : une belle montée en gamme
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
70% Test De L'Asus Zenfone 3 (Ze520Kl), Moins Surprenant Que Son Prédécesseur
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Test de l’Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) : le haut de gamme à bon prix
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; bright screen; good connectivity; decent hardware. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Test Asus ZenFone 3
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016
80% Test ASUS Zenfone 3. W tej cenie trudno o tak dobrego smartfona
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Asus Zenfone 3 İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Asus ZenFone 3 incelemesi
Source: Teknokulis TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
82% Смартфон Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Обзор флагмана от ASUS: ZenFone 3
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2017
Обзор смартфонов ASUS ZenFone 3: уже не те, и это хорошо
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Bright display; good speakers. Negative: High price; sim and microSD are on the same slot; no NFC; no backlit keyboard; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
80% Recenze: Asus ZenFone 3: vybavená modelka se slušnou cenou
Source: Smartfoun.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL: s velkým úložištěm a dobrým foťákem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Recenze Asus Zenfone 3: poprvé v kovu
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: Great hardware; elegant design; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre and slow cameras; weak operating system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 – un smartphone de top cu preț bun [review]
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice display; excellent cameras; decent hardware; very good price. Negative: Slippery; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.144 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


77.95%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09- 1 (Update: 2016-09- 1)