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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3, (3/4GB)
Display
6.8 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 324 PPI, 10-finger capacitive touch , IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 79% screen-to-body ratio, ASUS TruVivid technology, Bluelight Filter for Eye Care. , glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: Micro SD(SDXC) Card up to 2TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerator/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity sensor/Hall sensor/Ambient light sensor/RGB sensor/IR sensor/Fingerprint
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, UMTS/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/LTE/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.8 x 186.4 x 93.9 ( = 0.27 x 7.34 x 3.7 in)
Battery
4600 mAh Lithium-Ion, BoostMaster Fast Charging : 60% battery capacity in 45 minutes (18W), Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 34 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 23 MPix f/2.0 aperture, 6 P Largan lens, Dual-LED real tone flash, 32 second long exposure
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle
Additional features
Speakers: Dual FIVE-magnet stereo
Weight
233 g ( = 8.22 oz / 0.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 75.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 81%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review: The Mighty Multimedia Slab
Source: Tech PP English
It scores heavily on multimedia, battery and design, but the fact is that the biggest stumbling block for the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is likely to be its price of Rs 49,999. That is more than the Samsung Galaxy S7 at the time of writing and well above the likes of the OnePlus 3T, Moto Z Play and the Nubia Z11, all of which can compare favorably with it in terms of specs and performance in most regards. One area where the Ultra holds its own is in its role as a pocket theater, thanks to that display and sound with the battery chipping in to ensure that your videos go on for a while.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/29/2016
65% Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra review: The Director's Cut of smartphones
Source: India Today English
The ZenFone 3 Ultra is too big for one. Its sheer size and scale could be a major turn-off for many. Then again, it could have made a lot of sense for someone who is a multimedia junkie who loves to Netflix, or read e-books, or someone simply looking to replace their Android tablet with a full-functional phablet. But, it doesn't. If you're looking for a large phablet, you're better off saving (a lot of) money and buying the Xiaomi Mi Max. The only trade-off perhaps would be the camera, but all in all, the Mi Max is capable of hitting the ZenFone 3 Ultra straight out of the ball park, in every sense of the word.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Calling the Zenfone 3 Ultra, a phone, is a bit of a stretch. For that matter it transcends even the phablet category and is approaching small tablet standards. Marginally smaller than a Nexus 7, it really puts media consumption and battery life first. On those fronts, the phone excels with a very good screen though points could be deducted for it not being a Quad HD panel. The exemplary battery life further aids its claim of being a content consumption device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra review: Things are getting a bit out of hand
Source: The Indian Express English
If you are one of those who used to walk around with a full tablet to make you calls, then this might seem like a sophisticated upgrade. I am sure there are a lot of users who have genuine use for a smartphone that offers an extra-large screen and this will appeal to them. But I think a lot of buyers might get this for the camera and battery life, choosing to adjust and live with the larger build.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra review: Good looks, decent performance
Source: Gadget Show English
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra left us with mixed feelings. While we really like the premium look and feel, the display, fingerprint sensor and software-based tweaks, the large size and occasional heating issues are the downsides.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
If you like massive phones and have a lot of money to spend, the ZenFone 3 Ultra will be great to show off. We find that devices of this nature aren’t practical as everyday smartphones, but you might like to have something like this more as a tablet with a SIM card for mobile data and the occasional voice call.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Review: Outrageous pricing, kills any prospect of an otherwise good device
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you are not sold on the large screen phenomenon, then you can look at the OnePlus 3 or the upcoming OnePlus 3T while saving over Rs 15,000 which will get you Xiaomi Mi Max as a backup device. You can add some more cash (if you can stretch your budget) and get Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL, the best Android smartphones out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL review - Finally, a powerful and premium all-in-one phone tablet
Source: Tech Nave English
Coming in with an RM2599 price tag and 6.8-inch full HD display, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL is just 0.2-inches short of a full 7-inch tablet. Still, ASUS have done a very good job of shrinking the bezels so that it looks like a very large phone instead of a tablet phone. Featuring a flat and thin all metal design, the ZenFone 3 Ultra has "invisible antennas" or no visible antenna bands but is the only ZenFone 3 to put the fingerprint sensor in the home button (also the only one with a physical home button for that matter).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2016
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) Phablet Review
Source: Tech ARP English
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra is, no doubt, the best phablet ASUS has ever made. A premium phablet, made out of metal and glass. It represents a massive upgrade in features and build quality over its predecessor, the ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL). ASUS is definitely trying to move up the value chain.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2016
84% Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Full Review + Camera Test
Source: Manila Shaker English
If you are part of the target market that Asus is targeting for the Zenfone 3 Ultra, if you are one who wants and needs the size, and the overall immersive entertainment experience then this is finally the phone for you, finally, something Asus got right. Otherwise, if you were to it this phone against other with the same price range at P32,995 ($700US) then perhaps you should look elsewhere as there are far faster and better specs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review: Is That Gigantic Screen Worth It?
Source: Unbox English
The Zenfone 3 Ultra is the biggest phablet that we’ve ever encountered so far this year, and its size is both its strength and weakness. On the upside, the phones huge display is a boon for people who watch a lot of movies and play games on the go. The downside is that it’s difficult to use as a daily driver, even if you have big hands. Its price too, is a limiting factor – at Php 32,995, it’s already going up against high-profile flagships that have better (but smaller) displays with nicer cameras and features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra Review
Source: Yugatech English
With the Zenfone 3 Ultra, ASUS is not only trying to redefine the phablet, but also wants to set a benchmark on what a multimedia powerhouse smartphone should be. With that goal in mind, the company decided to just supersize everything. And if you’re the type who’s looking for a smartphone-slash-tablet, the Ultra seems like the almost perfect device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
Watch: Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Unboxing And Initial Review
Source: Unbox English
ASUS’s 6.8-inch Zenfone 3 Ultra is a gigantic phablet decked out with hefty internals and a premium metal build. More tablet than a phone, the Zenfone 3 Ultra is ASUS’ attempt at making a high-end device that straddles the fine line between portable and unwieldy. Given the phablet’s flagship-level price, will ASUS succeed with the Zenfone 3 Ultra? Editor-at-large John Nieves explores that question and more in this video unboxing review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2016
Unboxing & Review: ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra
Source: Tech Critter English
Lastly the price, at RM2599 that shouts "flagship", that is not very convincing for a phone that only comes with mid-ranged Qualcomm Snapdragon 652. If and only if ASUS were to pair this phone with a flagship worthy SoC, it will definitely hold back quite a few potential customers because, at the same price, they can instead get a high spec ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Unless you're looking for a phone that is larger than a phablet for your day to day usage, then you might consider having ZenFone 3 Ultra in your pocket.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Unboxing And Initial Review: A Tablet Masquerading As A Phone
Source: Unbox English
Aside from its sheer size, the Zenfone 3 Ultra faces an uphill battle as far as pricing is concerned. At Php 32,995, it’s already priced at flagship territory. ASUS is hoping the allure of a big-screen phone aimed at entertainment segment will be more than enough incentive for people to fork over money for the Zenfone 3 Ultra. Will it work? Only time will tell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2016

Foreign Reviews

82% Test : Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra, on craque pour ce smartphone géant
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Смартфон Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; high performance; decent speakers; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively thick and heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra: Огромный фаблет с большим сердцем
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; excellent cameras; very large screen; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2016

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE. 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.
652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.8":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.
0.233 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


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).


75.86%: 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, 2016-09-29 (Update: 2016-09-29)