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Asus Zenfone Series

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WWProcessor: unknown, Mediatek MT6580M, Intel Atom Z2560, Intel Atom Z2580, Intel Atom Z3560, Intel Atom Z3580, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Imagination PowerVR G6430, PowerVR SGX544, PowerVR SGX544MP2, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 505, Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Adreno 510, Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 4.0 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 6.0 inch, 6.8 inch
Weight: 0.115kg, 0.135kg, 0.144kg, 0.145kg, 0.148kg, 0.15kg, 0.155kg, 0.167kg, 0.17kg, 0.185kg, 0.2kg, 0.202kg, 0.233kg
Price: 100, 200, 249, 279, 300, 349, 359, 400, 499, 700 euro
Average Score: 75.56% - good
Average of 158 scores (from 290 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 70%, features: 69%, display: 77%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 93%

 

Asus Zenfone 6

The Asus Zenfone 6 is a mid-range phablet that is positioning itself to be friendlier to a consumer’s wallets than other high-end phablets available right now.

For the price, one might expect to see some cut corners, but it's actually powered by a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor and a PowerVR 544MP2 graphics processor. Together with 2 GB of RAM, these ensure a smooth experience. You won't face problems running most applications except some extremely high-end games and multitasking will be a breeze.

It comes out of the box with 4.3 Jellybean and is upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat. Storage is 16 GB with microSD support up to 64 GB. So, space will definitely not be a problem. The 13 MP rear camera is pretty solid for this budget and with its selfie mode, you can take selfies with the rear camera as it detects as many as four faces. The front camera is 2 MP and you won’t be using it much with the rear camera’s selfie mode.

A 3300 mAh battery supplies the energy for the components. It is more than sufficient for a full day of web browsing, gaming, calling and media playback. The Zenfone 6 is definitely a good option for those seeking a phablet but are not willing to fork out the money for higher end devices. It holds up more than admirably against them.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 6Notebook: Asus Zenfone 6
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544MP2
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 6 (Model)

Average Score: 75.67% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

82% Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Design for a small price. This was Asus' goal for the Zenfone 6, a 6-inch phablet with HD resolution, bright IPS touchscreen, a powerful Intel Atom dual-core SoC, as well as 16 GB flash storage for a fair price of 279 Euros (~$353, RRP). The combination looks promising.
80% ASUS ZenFone 6 Mobile Review
Source: Kitguru English
On the whole we were very impressed with the Asus ZenFone 6. It is very affordable for the size and has potential to meet a new niche in the market. Solid everyday performance, despite lagging behind in the benchmarks, means the ZenFone can keep up with everything you throw at it. On top of this is the sleek design which fits the display and home buttons into a relatively small space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ZenFone 6
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The ZenFone 6 is a new smartphone from ASUS, with a six-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen and Android 4.4 operating system. ASUS ZenFone 5 is an excellent smartphone for its price range, and the ZenFone 6 is actually a version of the ZenFone 5 for users who perfer a bigger screen. As a bonus, it brings a better camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2015
70% Review: Asus ZenFone 6
Source: Techtree.com English
The ZenFone 6 offers a good screen and camera. It's multimedia performance as well as the UI are great. What's more, the phone's build quality is solid. So if you don't mind lugging around, go for the Zenfone 6. Those who know the fact that bigger is not better in terms of mobiles, should rather consider the Zenfone 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Asus ZenFone 4/5/6 video review: A trio of smartphones in different sizes and prices
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, we're pleasantly surprised by the Asus ZenFone range. There's a smartphone to suit everyone here, whatever your budget and whatever screen size you prefer. We're excited to see what Asus has up its sleeve next, and we expect rivals will be curious and perhaps slightly worried, too.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014
70% Asus ZenFone 6 review: A good 6in phablet that surprised us with its £250 price tag
Source: PC Advisor English
The ZenFone 6 is not going to appeal to everyone. It really is huge, so it's not the most portable of smartphones, but if you're ok with that you're going to benefit from a brilliant device for watching TV and movies on the commute. If it's playing games you're most keen on, you might need to look elsewhere as the ZenFone 6 isn't he most powerful of options, but for £250 you'll get a good-looking phablet with satisfactory specs, an impressive camera and a really nice user interface.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 70%
80% Asus Zenfone 6 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The question of whether you should buy the Asus Zenfone 6 needs to be countered with another: are you sure you really need or want the Zenfone 6? We’re not trying to dissuade you from upgrading your phone, but are you sure you want a 6-inch one? Even the leap from a 5.5-inch phone is significant. And while we got used to the Zenfone 6’s size, we found the phone often ending up in a bag rather than a pocket because of its sheer size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 6
Source: Recombu English
We generally like our phablets to come packing a Full HD screen for maximum movie enjoyment, or some kind of creative features to justify the bloody enormous display. The Asus Zenfone 6 doesn’t come with a stylus or any arty features to speak of, but it can boast one of the cheapest price tags of any phablets out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Bigger doesn't mean better
Source: Digital Trends English
The Zenfone 6 is basically a 6 inch version of the Zenfone 5. But while the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5 both justify their price, the Zenfone 6 doesn't. Asus has gone overboard with the size and not given the device the power to match it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus ZenFone 6 Review: Huge and Affordable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Asus has managed to create a phablet that boasts of good hardware components, good build quality, and decent camera performance. Most importantly, it costs less than many of good phablets which cost the same or even significantly more, including the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual, HTC Desire 816 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Both the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and Desire 816 are priced above Rs. 20,000 while the Grand 2 costs slightly less than Rs. 20,000 now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
91% Asus ZenFone 6
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
80% Asus ZenFone 6
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Zenfone 5

The Asus Zenfone 5 runs with a dual core platform. With a clock rate of 1,6 GHz and 2 GB of RAM, it is relatively powerful. This chip delivers better performance than the usual Snapdragon 400 SoC, which is used for phones within this phone budget. The 5-inch HD IPS display with corning Gorilla Glass looks and feels sturdy. Thanks to Corning Gorilla glass, this phone is scratch resistant.

It is available in black, white, red, purple and gold. The capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1280x720 and 16M colors. It delivers vivid colors and the IPS technology also promises good viewing angles.

The phone features Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and Zen UI, which is one of the better user interfaces added on top of the android system. It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone has a 2100 mAh battery that can easily last a day. It can last for up to 353 hours on standby and 18 hours talk time, both with 3G activated.

The Zenfone 5 is available with a storage capacity of 8 GB or 16 GB. It can be expanded via microSD slot, which can carry up to 64 GB. Unfortunately, this phone may suffer from occasional heating issues when used for prolonged periods due to its Intel processor.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 5Notebook: Asus Zenfone 5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 279 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 5 (Model)

Average Score: 79.38% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

84% Asus Zenfone 5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Piece of art. Awarded with a design prize, available for a low price as an entry-level device and also really comfortable in the hands: The 5-inch Asus Zenfone 5 checks many of the right boxes in our review and only reveals a few drawbacks.
Asus Zenfone 5
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The Zenfone 5 is a new smartphone from Asus, with a finve-inch HD Touchscreen. The ASUS ZenFone 5 is an excellent mid-range smartphone with a terrific cost/benefit ratio. It is as resourceful as the Sony Xperia T3 (which is more expensive), and costs as much as the Motorola Moto G, famous for its excellent price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2014
60% Asus Zenfone 5 review
Source: Recombu English
The Asus Zenfone 5 is nicely-designed budget phone with a cool user interface, a plethora of storage options and a reasonable price to boot. However our enthusiasm is hobbled by the fact that the battery is rubbish - and it’s not replaceable, a cardinal sin.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Asus Zenfone 5
Source: It Pro English
Power users may find the relatively low-end processor and middling battery life limiting, but otherwise the value of the Asus Zenfone 5 is undeniable. A 4G phone with a decent 5in screen and solid performance all for £200 is rare. The Zenfone 5 sets a standard that is unlikely to be matched by the biggest names such as Samsung and Sony this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Can this phone bring you a little zen?
Source: Techradar English
If you are not concerned about 4G or being a version behind on the software, the ZenFone 5 is very easy to recommend. It is a very compelling package having a great screen, decent camera, good performance and a nice software skin. The only device that comes close is the Moto G. Asus should have released the ZenFone 5 eight months ago. Had Asus done that, it might have propelled it to the top of the mid-range Android class. As it is, Asus misses out not by having a weak device, instead it is the timing that seems wrong.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus ZenFone 4/5/6 video review: A trio of smartphones in different sizes and prices
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, we're pleasantly surprised by the Asus ZenFone range. There's a smartphone to suit everyone here, whatever your budget and whatever screen size you prefer. We're excited to see what Asus has up its sleeve next, and we expect rivals will be curious and perhaps slightly worried, too.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014
80% Asus Zenfone 5 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus Zenfone 5 offers much of the experience of a phone that, until recently, would have cost twice the price. However, its main competitor, the pocket-pleasing Moto G (2014), does make it tough for the Asus to truly stand out. If Asus were to add a better battery, boost the maximum screen brightness then this phone would be a step ahead. Even so, if you're on a budget then it's definitely one to check out. As a first stab at making a mainstream phone, the Asus Zenfone 5 is a fine effort.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenFone 5 review: Good-looking 5in smartphone is an all-rounder with a reasonable price tag
Source: PC Advisor English
We really like the ZenFone 5. From its design and battery life to its software and price tag, this smartphone has got a lot going for it. However, it's well worth checking whether Motorola's Moto G is a better choice for you, as it could save you a bit of money but provide very similar features, including an 8Mp camera, a 294ppi 5in IPS screen and a microSD slot (though it only adds up to 32GB).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 50% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone 5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
After the searing disappointment of the Asus Zenfone 4, the Zenfone 5 is a real relief. It’s better in almost every respect, and easily merits the extra cash. It's an excellent phone in most respects, and should help put Asus on the map as a phone-maker to watch out for if you want a good-value phone. For now it’s a pretty good alternative to the Motorola Moto G if you want a slightly larger screen. If that sounds like you, stick it on your shortlist. There are a couple of little bits to tweak in the Asus Zenfone 5, but the value on offer here is fantastic. Other 5-inch phones at the price don’t get you screens anywhere near as good as this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: A worthy mid-range smartphone contender
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round performance. It’s really hard to fault the Zenfone 5 as it doesn’t really stumble much in any department. The Moto G seems to have met its match, finally!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
75% Asus Zenfone 5 Review: Large Screen, Small Price
Source: Techspot English
The Asus Zenfone 5 is good enough value in other aspects of the package that it could be worth overlooking any issues with the camera and battery life. Its size and price is relatively unique, with its competitors either costing more, having inferior specifications in other areas, or packing smaller displays. If you’re after a 5.0-inch smartphone with decent hardware at the lowest possible cost, the Zenfone 5 will likely suit your needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% Asus Zenfone 5 review: Finally, a smartphone to dethrone the Moto G
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus Zenfone 5 starts at Rs 12,999, although at the launch, Asus said you could find it for as low as Rs 10,000, for the 8GB model. In our books, that seems like unbeatable value when you consider its rich feature-set and good all-round performance. It’s really hard to fault the Zenfone 5 as it doesn’t really stumble much in any department. The Moto G seems to have met its match, finally!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Setting the Benchmark for Budget Segment
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
People looking for a phone with a big screen can definitely consider the Asus ZenFone 5, which is priced at an amazingly low Rs. 9,999. Its features and performance give it an edge over most of the competition, not only in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment but also against many higher-priced phones such as the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM (Review | Pictures).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ZenFone 5 Review: Moto G Killer
Source: Techtree.com English
The ZenFone 5 is an aggressively priced handset. Selling for Rs 10,000, this handset gives the Moto G a run for its money. The ZenFone 5 shines with its sturdy construction and stylish looks. Its screen and performance are as good if not better than the Moto G. In the camera department, it trashes Motorola's more expensive offering. In short, if you're in for a budget Android handset with all round performance, the ZennFone 5 is the handset to get. Yes, it's better than the Moto G, and its success will propel Intel as a serious competitor in the smartphone silicon market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
76% Asus' entry into the Indian smartphone market
Source: Digital Trends English
If Asus puts a smart price tag on the ZenFone 5, then it could give the Moto G a run for its money. It offers a good looking design and respectable performance capability. There are many other reliable brands out there in the market, and Asus has done a good job with the Zenfone 5. But having said that, it will have to do a lot more if it wants to give the other brands tough competition. The smartphone is not a bad choice if you are aiming for a mid-ranged device with a decent performance package and design, but quite honestly, there is room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Asus ZenFone 5: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone 5 packs a punch with its screen and solid build quality. It's pretty impressive for a mid-range phone. However, we would like to wait for the price to be announced officially before commenting on the overall value for money. One thing is for sure, if the ZenFone 5 is priced between Rs. 10,000 and 15,000, it will be compared to the popular Moto G and could be a pretty good alternative for those who prefer large screens.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2014
Asus ZenFone 5
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
50% Intel-Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 50% features: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
97% Asus ZenFone 5
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
92% Asus ZenFone 5 im Test: Dual-SIM im schicken Design
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 92% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
80% Asus ZenFone 5
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus Zenfone 4

Multi-colored to match any personality – the Asus Zenfone 4 will definitely perform with style. There are five colors to choose from at the moment; black, white, blue, yellow and red. The minimalistic design oozes class and elegance with performance at the fingertips. The Asus Zenfone 4 is an Android 4.3 (upgradable to 4.4.2) device equipped with an Intel Atom Z2520 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU.

The screen is a beautiful 4 inch WVGA TFT panel with multi-touch support that is simply a joy to use. This screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which gives plenty of protection with its scratch resistant properties. Internal memory of the device is 8 GB with the option to upgrade with up to 64 GB using the microSD slot.

There is a 5 mega-pixel autofocus rear camera and a secondary camera for selfie-lovers. Some of the other features are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and GLONASS. Battery life is good with its Lithium-ion 1600 mAh cell which allows for 10.1 hours talk time, and the total weight of the device is 115 g.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 4Notebook: Asus Zenfone 4
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.115kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 4 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

75% ASUS ZenFone 4 Smartphone Review
Source: Kitguru English
On the whole, the ASUS ZenFone 4 is a decent little phone. It doesn’t do anything exceptionally well, but it doesn’t try to. What it tries to be is a dependable budget phone, and it mostly succeeds. The display works fine. Granted, it’s not the vivid display on the iPhone 5s, though they may be the same size – but the ZenFone is a whole lot cheaper. ZenUI, too, remains sleek and simple, though slightly more fiddly due to the smaller screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
40% Asus ZenFone 4 review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you’re looking for a budget blower, don’t waste your money on this - save up a teeny bit more and grab yourself the latest Moto G or even the Moto E. Its paltry display, bulky build and muddy resolution doesn’t do it any favours, and you’re better off spending your cash on something with a bit more quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 review: One of the best low-cost smartphones you can buy
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus Zenfone 4 packs lots of features into a tiny package. But the budget price means that the phone has cut corners, which is evident in the low-resolution display and underpowered processor and camera. Yet, there’s lots to like about the Zenfone 4: the design and the build quality is one of the best we’ve seen on a budget phone, it’s simple to use and basic functions run smoothly. It also lets you boost the storage with the SD card slot. If you are cash-strapped, looking for an Android phone that provides good value for money, the Zenfone 4 is one of the best phones you can buy at the moment. Though not all, it checks most boxes to be a solid budget smartphone. However, if you need a slightly better display and battery life then go for the Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus ZenFone 4/5/6 video review: A trio of smartphones in different sizes and prices
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, we're pleasantly surprised by the Asus ZenFone range. There's a smartphone to suit everyone here, whatever your budget and whatever screen size you prefer. We're excited to see what Asus has up its sleeve next, and we expect rivals will be curious and perhaps slightly worried, too.
video review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2014
60% Asus ZenFone 4 review: A new entry to the budget smartphone category that could scare rivals
Source: PC Advisor English
For £99, we're impressed by the ZenFone 4. It's nicely designed, has brilliant software features, is suitably speedy and has decent battery life, but it's not outstanding. We'd like to see a slightly better camera and the addition of 4G connectivity. We'd suggest checking out the EE Kestrel and the Motorola Moto G 2014 as alternatives to the ZenFone 4, but it's certainly a worthy contender and we think you'll be satisfied if you decide to go with this good budget smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 40% workmanship: 50%
70% Review: Asus ZenFone 4 (A400CG)
Source: Techtree.com English
The ZenFone 4 is a great value handset that provides good smartphone experience. With this handset, Asus has proved that it is possible to deliver an affordable phone without compromising on the quality. The ZenFone 4's multimedia performance is better than most competing handsets. On the other hand, the display and battery life are points of concern. Overall, if you're planning to spend minimum on a smartphone, the ZenFone is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone 4 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Zenfone 4 is a phone that looks and feels a bit like a smaller version of the Motorola Moto G. However, in use it sits a few rungs below Motorola’s budget phones. The Asus Zenfone 4 is affordable and looks good, but there are a few too many core issues with the screen and battery life to make it a champ.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Zenfone 4 review
Source: T3 English
The Asus Zenfone 4 is a sound first try at a phone for the masses. However, there are just a few too many problems for it to be a really great alternative to the several great £100 phones out there. It’s not really a case of missing features, much as we’d like to see 4G in the Zenfone 4. It’s more that the poor battery life and uninspiring screen mean the phone doesn’t really stack up against either the Motorola Moto G, or the cheaper Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Zenfone 4
Source: Recombu English
The Zenfone 4 is a frustrating tale of two phones. There’s the compact, user-friendly 4-inch smartphone that sports a colourful design, slick performance and a neat interface. Then there’s the phone that struggles to last from sunrise to sunset, that has you keeping one eye permanently on that ever-decreasing battery meter.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG Review: Rounding Out the Family
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Zenfone 4's screen is pretty bad but nearly everything else is outstanding. We're particularly impressed with the device's camera capabilities. Full HD video recording is pretty neat, and it's nice to have a front camera - more so one that isn't terrible! We're looking forward to the A450CG revision which has a totally different screen and have high hopes that Asus will improve on this phone's one weakness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Durchschnittlicher Handy-Zwerg
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 69% features: 62% display: 79% mobility: 74%
80% Asus ZenFone 4
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus ZenFone 5 LTE

The affordable Asus ZenFone series gains another member in the form of the Zenfone 5 LTE. The overall design is similar to the normal ZenFone 5, which is simple and understated. The entire phone is made of plastics, except for a concentric metal strip at the bottom bezel and metal buttons on the sides of the phone. The plastic back portion can be switched to a different color if the user so chooses. The 5 inch LCD IPS display is 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 320 ppi. The screen has a good range of bright colors but its brightness is not as high as some of its costlier counterparts, making it slightly difficult to view under very bright and glaring sunlight. The display panel is also covered with Gorilla Glass 3. One major difference the ZenFone 5 LTE has is the presence of a Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, with 2 GB RAM and a spacious internal storage of 16 GB. The processor is combined with a 450 MHz Adreno 305 GPU. Additionally, it uses the newer Android 4.4 KitKat with Zen UI. The phone also comes with two cameras, an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. Compared to the other members of the ZenFone series, this particular phone seems to be fitted with the best options and specifications so far.

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 5 LTENotebook: Asus ZenFone 5 LTE
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone 5 LTE (Model)

Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Asus ZenFone 5 LTE Smartphone Review
Source: Kitguru English
Overall, the ZenFone 5 LTE proved to be a great success – another hit from ASUS and their ZenFone range. Fantastic real-world performance and an excellent camera top the list of great features. The battery life might not be remarkable, but it will last a full day before you need to recharge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus Zenfone 5 offers much of the experience of a phone that, until recently, would have cost twice the price. However, its main competitor, the pocket-pleasing Moto G (2014), does make it tough for the Asus to truly stand out. If Asus were to add a better battery and boost the maximum screen brightness then this phone would be a step ahead. Even so, whether you choose the 3G or 4G LTE model, if you're on a budget then it's definitely one to check out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% 4G-Power und Kamera-Schwäche
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 77% mobility: 86%
85% Dürftige Rückkehr in die Welt der Smartphones
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Asus ZenFone C

Specifications

Asus ZenFone CNotebook: Asus ZenFone C
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544MP2
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone C (Model)

Average Score: 63.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

One of the leaders among the budget phones with Intel chip and multifunctional ZenUI
Source: Laptop Media English
Regardless of some weaknesses, ASUS’ ZenFone C can be defined as one of the best models in this price range. It would be better to see an IPS panel in order to provide better viewing angles, or to get better results on the battery endurance tests, but on the other hand the Intel CPU is a good indicator. The PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU provides rarely seen graphics performance in this class matching the scores of Snapdragon 400/410 and the Adreno 305/306 GPUs commonly used in smartphones with double the ZenFone C’s price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2015
67% Unnecessary
Source: Digital Trends English
In the price sensitive budget market, the Zenfone C has basically been squeezed in to increase the company’s product portfolio. I would much rather save Rs. 1,000 and buy the Zenfone 4 instead, because the smaller display isn’t a big compromise. In this day and age, if I’m going to spend anything above Rs. 5,000, then I want a much better device. This is the same thing I had written for the Asus Zenfone 6 earlier, which was basically the Zenfone 5 with a bigger display and a much higher price tag. You would get a better buy not only in the Zenfone 4, but also in the higher priced Lenovo A6000 and new Moto E.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Asus ZenFone C (ZC451CG) Review: A Minor Entry-Level Update
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The ZenFone C is somewhat of an update to the ZenFone 4, but isn't very different from it in many ways. The larger screen is nice to have, but even so, Asus will have to do a lot more to be competitive as others release newer and more capable products. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S is still the class leader, though its highly restricted availability leaves a lot of room for companies such as Asus to be successful. If you think the ZenUI might be too confusing, there are also plenty of stock Android One devices in the market at this price level.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%

 

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is beautiful and modern and fits nicely in the hand while delivering the performance to match. Edges are ultra-thin at just 3.9 mm making the smartphone look seamless while the edges are nicely rounded for superior ergonomics. The entire back panel provides a good texture to grip on and also gives a premium look to the smartphone. At the back of the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML are intuitive rear controls which aids in snapping selfies and adjusting the volume. There are several colors to choose from; osmium black, sheer gold, glacier grey, glamor red and ceramic white. The Android 5.0 Lollipop device comes with an Intel Atom quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, a PowerVR G6430 GPU and multiple internal storage options ranging from 16 GB to 64 GB. The 5.5 inch IPS display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. There is a 13 MP autofocus dual-LED primary camera and a secondary front-facing 5 MP shooter. Other features on the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML consist of Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio with RDS, A-GPS and USB host. Battery life on the smartphone is impressive with a non-removable Lithium-Polymer battery rated at 3000 mAh.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551MLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
Processor: Intel Atom Z3560
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Model)

Average Score: 73.61% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 35 reviews)

 

85% Asus ZenFone 2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
4 GB of RAM! We all knew it was inevitable, but it's finally here -- the first major consumer smartphone with 4 GB dual-channel DDR3 RAM. Not only that, but it can also be had for just $300. Is this 5.5-inch monster enough to lure users away from popular Chinese brands like the OnePlus One?
ASUS ZenFone 2 Smartphone Review: The Budget Android Wonder
Source: Techgage English
Since we’re nearing the end of the review and I still haven’t touched on the ZenFone 2’s camera, I’ll do that now. During the time I’ve had with the phone, I didn’t put too much emphasis on photo snapping simply because it became obvious quick that this phone’s camera isn’t going to impress too many people. Yet again, I have to pull the “What else do you expect from a $200 phone?” trick out of my hat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2015
70% Asus Zenfone 2 review: Most things handled well, despite heavy skin; but a disappointing camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Asus Zenfone2 presents a good overall package with high performance numbers. But the excessive bloatware can be a concern for many buyers. While Asus may think it is adding value for its users, not everyone likes unnecessary software shoved down their throats. The least Asus can do is give the option to uninstall unwanted apps. We all know how Samsung has cut down on its bloatware significantly in recent times. The good thing though is that despite the heavy skinning the responsiveness of the phone isn’t affected thanks to 4GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
70% Heavyweight Contender
Source: Wired Magazine English
The Asus Zenfone 2 is not a smartphone you fall in love with at first sight. And yet, it’s one of the best midrange phones around, with remarkable battery life, a great screen, and powerful processors that can do anything you’d ask of your mobile. Between the two versions, I’d recommend the cheaper one—the low cost and huge battery easily make it one of the most interesting devices in the under-$200 price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% A powerful phone that could use some refinement.
Source: Techtree.com English
In terms of specs, the Zenfone 2 has a lot to flaunt over its predecessor. The variant we reviewed comes with 4 GB RAM and a powerful processor. Screen resolution has also gone up. However, its 13 megapixel camera doesn't live up to the expectations. As far as the fit and finish go, I prefer the Zenfone 5 over the new phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Testing: Asus ZenFone 2 Smartphone
Source: Tested English
I know people have given Asus a tough time for the bloatware situation on the ZenFone 2, but it shouldn't dismiss the fact that from a performance and daily use standpoint, the phone is an incredible value at $200. The $300 model may be tempting, but consider that the $100 difference is a 50% upsell, and you may not even need the extra RAM or clock speed. The base model is what I would get if I needed a new phone mid-upgrade cycle, or broke my on-contract phone. I don't think it's going to change how Samsung, LG, and Sony price their flagships, but the Asus ZenFone 2 should put into perspective what kind of hardware you can get at a great off-contract price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2015
70% Asus ZenFone 2 review: Don't judge this phone by its cover
Source: PC World English
As I mentioned earlier, there are two versions of this phone: a $200 variant with 2GB of RAM and a $300 variant with 4GB of RAM. My experience with the 4GB variant was relatively positive—enough that I feel like the ZenFone 2 is worth its $300 price tag right off the lot. It’s an unlocked phone with dual SIMs and a memory expansion slot, in addition to 64GB of storage. It supports a large library of LTE bands around the world, so you’re covered almost anywhere you go with the ZenFone 2 in tow. And you can swap out those back covers and personalize the phone the way you see fit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ZenFone 2 review: Don't judge this phone by its cover
Source: Greenbot English
As far as mid-range phones go, the Moto G still succeeds for its fantastic front-facing stereo speakers and clean near-stock Android interface, but if you’re looking for something a little more powerful with a slightly better camera, the ZenFone 2 is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS ZenFone 2 review (4GB RAM, ZE551ML) – ASUS is definitely up to something here
Source: Laptop Media English
Even though ASUS isn’t renown with its mobile devices, we are sure that the Taiwanese company is on the right track. ASUS’ flagship smartphone might be missing some key features that are present in today’s top-tier handsets like the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and etc. However, the hardware, design, the Zen UI, and performance can easily match each and every one of the competitors out there. Practically, you get a smartphone with great battery life, appealing design, good screen quality for a price that matches a typical upper-mid-ranger.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2015
Asus Zenfone 2 review: A balancing act
Source: GSM Arena English
The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML stands before us after the rigorous battery of tests, having proven itself as the smartphone it was advertised to be - a balanced midrange offering that is easy on your wallet. Its good looks and solid build are complemented by proficient hardware, but the smartphone is not without its shortcomings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2015
Asus Zenfone 2
Source: Liliputing English
The Asus Zenfone 2 is a pretty good phone with some features that make it borderline great. It has a processor that’s fast enough to handle anything you can throw at it, a big screen that looks great for reading, web surfing, gaming, or watching videos, and a nice array of wireless features, including support for connecting to two different cellular networks at once.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2015
The ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Review: Game Changer
Source: PC Perspective English
I was extremely impressed with the Zenfone 2 overall, and after a couple of weeks of constant use I find that I could easily make this my daily driver. From the snappy processor to the fantastic touchscreen (with an excellent IPS display panel under it), it's a pleasure to use. The phone looks good with its understated style, and the ASUS ZenUI elements were pretty unobtrusive and added some nice functionality. The camera is only average, though it has a very effective low-light option that made a considerable difference in real-world use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2015
ASUS ZenFone 2
Source: Hot Hardware English
The ZenFone 2 isn't as powerful as the Samsung Galaxy S6 nor the HTC One M9, but it's also half as expensive. When you consider the value proposition (or bang for your buck, as it were), it's hard to really knock Asus' latest. While it occasionally falls a little short on the benchmarking front, we're reaching an time where scores matter a little less, and real-world experience matters a lot more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2015
70% Review: Asus Zenfone 2
Source: Techtree.com English
In terms of specs, the Zenfone 2 has a lot to flaunt over its predecessor. The variant we reviewed comes with 4 GB RAM and a powerful processor. Screen resolution has also gone up. However, its 13 megapixel camera doesn't live up to the expectations. As far as the fit and finish go, I prefer the Zenfone 5 over the new phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Protected: ASUS Zenfone 2 Review
Source: Under KG English
video review
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 06/03/2015
ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: A real Mid-range Smartphone Kick in the Pants
Source: Slashgear English
If you're in the market for a new phone, you've got a data plan with AT&T, T-Mobile USA, or any other GSM-based network, and you're upgrading from a phone that's a couple years old or older, the ASUS ZenFone 2 is a SOLID choice. Especially at this price range - anywhere from $199 to $299 for a device that's unlocked and ready to roll - that's a real rarity in today's smartphone market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2015
70% Asus Zenfone 2 review: Handles most things well, despite heavy skin; but a disappointing camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Asus Zenfone2 presents a good overall package with high performance numbers. But the excessive bloatware can be a concern for many buyers. While Asus may think it is adding value for its users, not everyone likes unnecessary software shoved down their throats. The least Asus can do is give the option to uninstall unwanted apps. We all know how Samsung has cut down on its bloatware significantly in recent times. The good thing though is that despite the heavy skinning the responsiveness of the phone isn’t affected thanks to 4GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Asus Zenfone 2 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Asus is smart for attacking the entry-level segment of the market, as opposed to breaking into the high-end, which means tangling against some of the juggernauts floating about right now. Spending an intimate amount of time with the Zenfone 2, we’re confident that this is the kind of phone that grows on you over time. Initially, the design didn’t particularly win us over, but the more we use the phone and absorb all of its rich features, that’s when we truly realize its potential.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
78% Asus ZenFone 2 (2GB RAM) ZE550ML Review
Source: Think Digit English
It's quite surprising that Asus is not making efforts to push the 2GB RAM variant of the Zenfone 2. The device, with its new Intel processor, performs better than any other sub-15k smartphone, and though the phone has a few weaknesses, it's without a doubt the best buy below 15k right now as long as you don't mind the generous form factor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% ASUS ZenFone 2 review: the pragmatist’s powerhouse
Source: Pocketnow English
But of all those, the ZenFone 2 is definitely the most audacious. For one of the first-ever 4GB smartphones to also hit store shelves with one of the lowest price tags is almost revolutionary. What’s more, the amped-up specs actually make it a more enjoyable phone to use. This device packs responsiveness, customizability, and tons of features into an absurdly potent hardware package, and it throws in a pretty good camera to boot. For a power-hungry pragmatist on a budget, you’d be hard pressed to find a better option than the ASUS ZenFone 2. And in a broader sense, it’ll be interesting to see how other smartphone manufacturers cope with the new reality that products like this are ushering in.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Asus Zenfone 2
Source: AnandTech English
Throughout the course of this review you may have noticed that I often compared the ZenFone 2 to high end smartphones like the Galaxy S6, the iPhone 5s and 6, the LG G3, etc. You may have felt that it was unfair to do so, as those smartphones will cost anywhere between two and four times as much as the ZenFone 2 depending on which model of each device you are comparing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Hands on: Asus Zenfone 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Asus Zenfone 2 is a cheap way to upgrade to an Android 5.0 Lollipop phone, housing a 5.5-inch display and solid specs to boot. But a dull screen, plastic design and poor camera hold this handset back.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2015
70% Asus Zenfone 2 Review: Very Fast, Very Affordable
Source: Tom's Guide English
Asus crammed more RAM into its phone than any company before, and its Intel Atom CPU smokes other midrange unlocked phones like the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 and OnePlus One. Its removable back plate adds both style (with additional colors and designs) and substance (with access to the microSD and dual SIM card slots). I also appreciate some of the software features Asus included, such as ZenUI Launcher, gesture control and PC Link.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Zenfone 2 reviewed, a step in the right direction
Source: Fudzilla English
The Zenfone 2 is a very nice device for the money, but this causes a bit of problem – what sort of money? Which version should you buy, and in which region? It’s a tricky question and the answer depends on where you live and whether or not you need 4GB of RAM. The Zenfone 2 is still not available in all markets, but if you really want one, you can order it online. Personally, I feel the T3560/4GB model, which the Fudzilla team tested, hits the sweet spot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2015
70% Asus ZenFone 2 Review: Powerful But Quirky
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
All said and done, our advice to potential buyers is to carefully choose the right variant of the ZenFone 2 according to their requirements. We understand that having so many SKUs of the same phone will be confusing, but at the same time we appreciate Asus for providing choices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
81% Zen & the art of good pricing
Source: Digital Trends English
It’s all about pricing with the Asus Zenfone 2. For a price-tag of 20k, this phone would be a really good buy. The performance is what you buy this phone for and irrespective of the flaws in the design, it's a minor mistep for an affordable flagship. There's a lot going for the Zenfone 2 and it would make for a good buy. It’s no ordinary Zenfone and while you do compromise a bit on the battery and a lot on the camera, Asus can justify that with the right pricing. If you’re looking for good performance in an affordable smartphone, then this will be one of the phones to go for. If you want a very good camera, then the OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi4 should take precedence.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review: A balancing act
Source: GSM Arena English
The 5.5-inch display is not overly bright, but puts out great colors and the FullHD resolution is still plenty sharp at this diagonal. Battery endurance isn't anything special but the Zenfone 2 still manages two and a half days overall and screen on-times are around the 8-hour mark. That is, if you refrain from using Asus' own browser, which kills the battery in no time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2015
85% Asus Zenfone 2 Review
Source: Android Authority English
The Asus Zenfone is technically a mid-range smartphone, but it certainly doesn’t act or feel like one. Things aren’t particularly different or unique in terms of design, and the inspiration from existing devices is obvious, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and the build quality is definitely solid. It’s made of plastic like its predecessors, but the phone doesn’t feel cheap in the hand and is very well put together.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Asus ZenFone 2: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
There is a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with Asus's PixelMaster technology and a 5-megapixel front camera as well. Due to limitations at the media preview, we were unable to test the camera in optimal lighting conditions. However, images taken with the ZenFone 2 in low light seemed sharp even when zoomed in. We will reserve our judgement on the handset's camera for our full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter
Source: GSM Arena English
We managed to run some benchmarks on the two flavors of the flagship Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. The more powerful version runs on the Intel Atom Z3580 SoC with a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The lesser model utilizes the Intel Atom Z3560 chip with a quad-core 1.83GHz processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2015
80% Asus Zenfone 2
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenFone 2
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2015
80% Asus ZenFone 2
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus ZenFone 2 (Light, 16 GB)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus Zenfone 2, La Phablet De Gama Media De Asus
Source: El Sabio Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High resolution display; lightweight; nice design; good trademark. Negative: Uncomfortable start button.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2016
Đánh giá quái vật một thời Asus Zenfone 2 khi giảm giá còn 3,5 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; powerful hardware; decent cameras. Negative: Average brightness; thick and heavy; mediocre cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/22/2016

 

Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL

With selfies being recognized as a trend that is here to stay for a while, Asus has also recognized the importance of easily capturing self-portraits on a mobile device. The Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL is a smartphone designed with two high-quality cameras. Asus has placed emphasis on ergonomics with an arc design to enable easy gripping and the installation of a rear button certainly helps with operating the front-facing camera. There are 3 colours to choose from; pure white, chic pink or aqua blue. The Android 5.0 Lollipop device comes with a 5 inch Full HD display panel with Corning Glass protecting the beautiful screen. On-board is an octa core processor in the form of 2 Cortex-A53 quad-core processors, either 2 GB or 3 GB RAM, and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. The main drawing point of the Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL is the front and rear cameras, featuring a 13 MP auto focus PixelMaster sensor each. Other features on the device are Bluetooth 4.0, microSD support, dual-SIM support and A-GPS. The 170 g Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL comes with a 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which should satisfy the most hard-core selfie-centric user.

Specifications

Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KLNotebook: Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.167kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

84% Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Two cameras. Selfies are more popular than ever, which is why Asus now sells a matching smartphone. The ZenFone Selfie is equipped with two 13 MP cameras, so is it the perfect smartphone for self-portraits?
Asus Zenfone Selfie review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Asus Zenfone Selfie isn't too quiet about what it tries to be - a smartphone for taking photos of yourself. With 13 megapixels front and back it sure has nailed the numbers game and the dual-tone dual-LED flash makes it a one-of-a-kind offering. OK, second of its kind, but still a rare breed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2015
More than just fabulous selfie shots
Source: Laptop Media English
Judging from the information, which we’ve gathered so far, we can say that we’re impressed by the performance of both 13MP cameras and the quality of the sample shots. Their menus are full of settings and shooting modes, so you can spend a lot of time playing with them. As we expected, ZenUI offered a lot of features, modes and pre-installed applications, which might not be considered as a plus by some users. We also liked the performance of the SoC – not as much in the computing and graphic tests, but rather in the temperatures test. It would’ve been nice if the device had more durable battery, since the result in our web browsing test wasn’t that high, but on the other hand, on the video playback test the device scored 12 hours – a rather impressive score.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2015
80% Asus ZenFone Selfie Review: Zen and the Art of Selfies
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone Selfie is a (relatively) inexpensive, reliable smartphone with respectable performance and decent software. It doesn't quite deliver a premium experience, but it comes close enough without putting too much of a burden on your bank account. It also looks and feels good, and Asus has enough brand recognition now to make it a force in the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
69% Asus Zenfone Selfie
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Selfie takes good selfies indeed. However, with the powerful front camera, we expected even better. There is still a slight hint of pixelation in slightly dimmed fluorescent light conditions, although it does do a much better job than most other phones out there. Performance is smooth, and except for its large dimensions and the small volume keys placed at the back, there is no real ‘bad’ thing about it. At Rs. 15,999, it falls in near range of the Xiaomi Mi 4, the ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini and the Coolpad Dazen, all of which have a better form factor, along with similar performance and good camera performance. You may go for it, if you want a Zenfone with brilliant cameras on both ends. If ergonomics take the front seat, the others reasonably make more sense than the Asus Zenfone Selfie.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 69%
Asus Zenfone Selfie
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Zenfone Selfie is unlikely to sway those considering the latest and greatest Android handsets but for those just looking for a mid-range handset that does the basics well and that can also boast an easy way to take great selfies it absolutely fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2015
Mit der Zweiten knipst man besser
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2016

 

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL

The Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE by Asus is a high-end smartphone with the latest hardware. It features a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB via the microSD card slot. Its 5.5 inch screen features a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, which gives ample of screen real estate for ease of use. This Zenfone 2 Laser has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera that shoots great pictures with the Laser Auto focus function. The Android 5.0 OS with ZeunUI gives users an enhanced mobile experience. The screen is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which has a lesser chance of breaking in case of a fall. This sleek Asus smartphone has a thickness of just 10.8 mm and comes in a choice of black, white and red for colors. The weight is a mere 170 g with the battery plugged in. LTE is supported on this Zenfone, which ensures speedy internet connections while on the go and it has Dual Sim feature with dual standby. Battery life is also decent with the 3000 mAh battery as it lasts a whole day of moderate use. Finally, this Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is an excellent smartphone for the modern consumer.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL (Model)

Average Score: 74.22% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
Source: Hot Hardware English
When ASUS released the ZenFone 2 Laser, the company’s goal was to offer a premium smartphone experience with strong camera performance at an affordable price. Overall, we feel ASUS did an excellent job at finding a good balance of price, performance, and features with the ZenFone 2 Laser. The phone has a lot to offer, particularly at its budget-friendly price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
60% Asus Zenfone 2 Laser Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Saturation seems to be the tactic that Asus believes will get them to reach new heights, but it’s almost maddening at the same time because the Zenfone 2 Laser offers very little distinction over the original model. Yes, its starting price point of $199 outright makes for an attractive prospect for consumers who are pinched. However, we can’t fully commit to recommending this over the original model solely due to its faster laser auto-focusing tech. That’s an incentive for sure, but at the same time, there’s no substantial improvement to its overall quality. Additionally, there are other areas where the Zenfone 2 Laser lags behind its sibling. Taking into consideration that the hardware here is by and large similar, save for the chipset, we’d think that it would receive more of a discount at this point. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, so you might be better off picking up the original model – more so when it can be fetched at a discount nowadays.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Asus ZenFone 2 Laser ZE551KL (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
The unlocked Asus ZenFone 2 Laser offers a solid mix of performance, camera quality, and battery life for a good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Asus zenfone 2 laser review
Source: Android Authority English
While not without its issues, the positives of the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser far outweigh the negatives, and if value for money is what you are looking for, this device is certainly a very compelling option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 78% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Review: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
Source: Slashgear English
The ZenFone 2 Laser is, in mostly every way, the same as the ZenFone 2. The differences lie under the hood, which translates into a slight drop in performance, and in features, the most notable of which is laser-assisted auto focus. The price starts at $199 USD, putting it in the sweet-spot budget range for many. As with the ZenFone 2, if you're on a compatible network and you're upgrading from an older or lower-tier device, you'll be very happy with the ZenFone 2 Laser.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2015
70% Affordable Android
Source: Tom's Guide English
Buying a smartphone for less than $250 can feel like shopping the clearance section. Most of the items available are hideous or hideously outdated, but once in a while, you come across a gem. The Asus ZenFone 2 series, starting at $199, is a great bargain, packing a good display in a sturdy frame. Camera lovers will appreciate the ZenFone 2 Laser's sharp, colorful image quality and fun customization features, and the microSD card slot will come in handy for storing all those pictures and videos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
63% Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 ZE550KL
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is the best phone to buy in the sub-10K if the camera is your priority, but for anything else, you would be better off with the Meizu M2 Note.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 63%
70% Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) Review: Laser Guided Speed Shooting
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
If you're willing to spend a little more, there is even the option of the Snapdragon 615-powered ZenFone 2 Laser, which comes with 3GB RAM and is expected to offer better performance on paper, though we haven't had a chance to test it yet. However, at under Rs. 10,000, the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) with 2GB RAM is probably the best closed-environment camera performance on a budget smartphone, and it's worth checking out if you're a photography enthusiast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Asus ZenFone 2 Laser
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Asus Zenfone 2 Laser im Test: Das Autofokus-Phone
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
70% ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) - Recensione
Source: MrInformatica Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

 

Asus Zenfone 2E

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 2ENotebook: Asus Zenfone 2E
Processor: Intel Atom Z2560
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544MP2
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 2E (Model)

 

Asus Zenfone 2E Review
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for our look at the ASUS Zenfone 2E! This device is a good choice for the starter smartphone user that is looking to save money. While it is easy to criticize this smartphone for not going the extra mile compared to the competition and the higher-end market, that’s not the point of the Zenfone 2E. Rather, this is for the user that needs the cheapest way to experience a smartphone without breaking the bank. Granted, you do get what you paid for, but, for the casual gamer, the occasional media streamer, and the user that needs a cell phone with smartphone capabilities, the Asus Zenfone 2E is one of the cheapest ways to get there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2015

 

Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML

The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML is a smartphone preinstalled with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. It is equipped with an Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3 Ghz with OpenGL 3.0 support and 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. This smartphone has a PowerVR G6430 graphic chip for better mobile gaming. It has 128 GB eMMC flash storage, which is supplement by 5 GB free lifetime Asus web storage. The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML has dual sim dual feature, but the second SIM slot is only able to connect to 2G networks. Internet connectivity is possible via the first SIM's LTE network and the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter. To support modern day GPS requirement, Asus included A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou feature. This smartphone has a primary 13 MP camera and a secondary 5 MP camera. Full HD videos can recorded with the primary camera and geo-tagging is available. Its 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen features a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and supports up to 16M colors. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it supports multi touch inputs. The Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML was released in September 2015 and available in white or purple. Asus has included a 3000 mÁh non removable Li-Polymer battery in this model.

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551MLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML
Processor: Intel Atom Z3580
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML (Model)

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

84% Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Powered by Intel. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe is pretty well-equipped: Intel quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, dual-SIM and PixelMaster camera. Has the manufacturer created a convincing overall package?
Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Putting aside comparisons with the ZenFone 2, the Deluxe is a decent looking smartphone with good performance. Unfortunately, we aren't thrilled with the camera, and the user interface continues to be chock full of bloatware which is a serious blemish on an otherwise efficient system. For the similar pricing, devices such as the Honor 7 and OnePlus 2 offer a more rounded experience, with similar levels of performance, better features, better cameras and significantly better battery life. While the original ZenFone was a decent option at the time of its launch, the Deluxe feels dated and is outdone today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2015
ASUS ZenFone 2
Source: Hardware Secrets English
Launched last year, the ZenFone 5 was intended to be a smartphone with great cost/benefit ratio. In that, it was successful. Now, ASUS launches this new device, the ZenFone 2, which is very superior to its predecessor, not even being a replacement or a competitor in market. While the ZenFone 5 is a mainstream smartphone, the ZenFone 2 is close, in terms of hardware, to the top shelf smartphones on the market, with a lower cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2015
Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe
Source: Trusted Reviews English
So the Zenfone 2 Deluxe is an update of Asus' flagship phone only in looks but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It succesfully manages to make a plastic design feel a little more desirable without coming across as cheap and tacky. Along with an impressive specs list that's sill in tact and pricing that starts from around £230, this is an Android phone that's set up to punch well above its weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2015
Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe (Atom Z3580, 2,3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 14/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Facettenreicher Speicherriese
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2016
93% Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe im Test: Schönling für rutschige Hände
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 87%
Smartphone mit Formfaktor
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2015

 

Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML

Specifications

Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551MLNotebook: Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML
Processor: Intel Atom Z3580
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.185kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML (Model)

Average Score: 70.55% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

ASUS' ZenFone Zoom is ultimately held back by a mediocre sensor
Source: Engadget English
Before I started using the ZenFone Zoom, I was hesitant: Isn't its single standout feature just a big gimmick? The answer is a pretty resounding no. ASUS has put together a pretty impressive bit of zooming machinery here; it was the sensor itself I should have been more concerned about.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2016
60% Asus ZenFone Zoom review
Source: Techradar English
If optical zoom in a smartphone appeals to you, your options are limited. At that, the Asus ZenFone Zoom is currently your best bet. There are a few more reasons to enjoy this souped-up camera phone, but with it, also come some frustrating design choices that get in the way of a breezy user experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Close Encounters
Source: Techtree.com English
Despite all this though, the aperture isn't wide enough and the indoor images in low light don't come out in as high quality as those from the Galaxy flagships or the iPhone. Yes, maybe about three fourths as good and that's about what the price of the Zenfone Zoom is at Rs.37,999, which somehow still feels a bit much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% The smartphone camera to beat?
Source: Pocketnow English
There’s a market for every device, but the ZenFone Zoom is a niche of a niche. The consumer here needs to care enough about photo features to value the zoom, but isn’t as discerning when it comes to photo and video output. Otherwise, there are a number of devices around this price point which can outperform the ZenFone, or cheaper devices that can hang with it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 60%
An Android With True 3X Optical Zoom
Source: Hot Hardware English
There's clearly demand for smartphones with outstanding image quality. Ask any average owner if they'd stick with their current phone should the camera stop working, and you'll find that most would not. The camera is arguably as essential as making calls for most smartphone users, and the ZenFone Zoom seeks to give the camera some special treatment and tangible benefits.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2016
75% A technological achievement, with room for improvement
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Still then, in terms of ease of use and clarity of the camera Asus needs to work on the Auto mode to help it deliver better images; something that can be resolved in future software updates. Let’s face it, not every one likes tinkering around with the manual modes. Coming to the competition, there is plenty and yes, they do a better job.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 65% workmanship: 80%
60% Asus ZenFone Zoom (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
At $399, the ZenFone Zoom doesn't offer a big performance boost over the ZenFone 2 or the ZenFone Laser, and it's a good deal more expensive. For the same price, you can pick up Moto X Pure or the Nexus 6P, both of which offer sharper displays, 4K video capture, and the latest Android software. And if you simply want the best camera on an Android phone, you can opt for the Panasonic CM1 (now selling at a steep discount) or the LG V10. And if you're looking to save some money, both the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Laser remain solid options, albeit without the optical zoom.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus ZenFone Zoom Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's a very innovative idea, no doubt, but we feel that having a larger sensor capable of producing better image quality is a better substitute, as you can simply crop and enlarge the image with little loss in quality. The ZenFone Zoom is not Asus's current flagship; it seems to be more of a one-off attempt to inject something fresh into the company's lineup before the next generation arrives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus Zenfone Zoom Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Asus established itself as a formidable competitor in the mid-range segment with the introduction and release of its ZenFone 2 last year. Since that time, they've diversified its ZenFone line with an assortment of variants – including this latest one in the ZenFone Zoom. Despite the camera-centric approach, the phone feels a bit underwhelming at the end of the day, partially because it is launching a whole year after its announcement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lateral thinking for a top smartphone camera
Source: Androidbeat English
So – the Zenfone Zoom is big, heavy, bulky and bloated with applications. And its LTE may not suit everyone. But despite all this, it’s capacious, powerful and it does have a USP, a Unique Selling Point, that lifts it from the Android mainstream. If, like me, your phone has to be your always-with-you-camera and if you find yourself wanting to add zoom into many daily shots, to get up ‘closer’ with your subjects, then this is definitely worth considering, warts and all.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2016
69% Asus Zenfone Zoom Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Zoom may have an optical zoom camera, but the image quality isn't worth Rs. 37,999. It's basically a Zenfone 2 with optical zoom, which doesn't make sense at this price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 69%
ASUS ZenFone Zoom
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2016
75% ASUS Zenfone Zoom, análisis: llevar dentro un zoom 3X requiere de sacrificios pero es algo único
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 85% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 70%
71% Asus Zenfone Zoom | Recensione con Marshmallow
Source: Lupo Kkio Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% display: 75% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 60%
76% Asus Zenfone ZOOM, la recensione completa del non camera phone
Source: Tecnoandroid.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Recensione Asus Zenfone Zoom, Smartphone con Zoom ottico 3X
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; decent cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2016
[Recenzja] Asus Zenfone Zoom – takiego aparatu dzisiaj już nie spotkasz
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre case; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2016

 

Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL

It is apparent that Asus has capitalized a lot on its battery juice with the Zenfone 3 Max. Asus claims that its battery provides power to users through the day without recharge. Its high-capacity 4100 mAh cell is capable of standby of up to 30 days. Not only that, the battery is also capable of reverse charging, which means that the Zenfone 3 Max doubles up as a power bank to charge other digital devices such as other smartphones, and tablets. The Zenfone 3 Max is no less impressive design-wise. Just like the other versions of the ZenFone 3, it is built of a premium looking aluminum unibody frame with curves on its rear cover that feel comfortable to the grip. In addition, the display bezel is slim at 2.25 mm. The dimensions of the Zenfone 3 Max measure at 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm and it weighs 148 g. It is equipped with a 5.2-inch touchscreen display (screen-to-body ratio: 75%) with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. While the low display resolution is quite disappointing, it makes for a longer battery life. The Zenfone 3 Max is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Thanks to a MicroSD slot, the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 32 GB (which arguable lies on the lower side). As a bonus, 100 GB free space on Google Drive is provided to users for two years. The phone features a 13 MP front camera capable of shooting Full-HD videos and a 5 MP rear camera. The PixelMaster 3.0 camera is capable of various modes such as backlight (HDR), low light, real time beautification, night, selfie, and time lapse. The fingerprint sensor can be used for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. The Zenfone 3 Max is able to support up to two SIMs. Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA/4G LTE network band, but only one SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA/4G LTE service at a time. In addition, the phone features an FM radio receiver. Its speaker is ICEpower enhanced and the dual microphone is fitted with noise cancellation for improved clarity. However, the real life tests aren’t that impressive. The device runs on Android 6.0 with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 and there is no news on any upgrades to the newer Android 7.0. Choices of colors available are titanium gray, glacier silver, sand gold, and rose gold. The ZenFone 3 Max will surely appeal to the average smartphone users. It is priced competitively and looks great. However, for users who are looking more into media or even performance, there are many other choices out there, but these will most probably not offer such a long battery life as the ZenFone 3 Max. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KLNotebook: Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.202kg
Price: 249 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone Max ZC550KL (Model)

Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

82.9% Asus ZenFone Max Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Long, longer, ZenFone Max. Asus launches a smartphone on the market that follows one goal: The ZenFone Max is to achieve ultimate battery life. This begins with the hardware in the form of a strong 5000 mAh battery and ends with energy-saving software solutions. Read in our report whether the mid-range handset by Asus manages to oust the present reference in our battery test.
80% The king of battery performance
Source: Hardware Zone English
Overall, it's a decent and respectable phone, but it's also in competition with the more modern entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi. At just S$299, the Redmi Note 3 is worthy of your consideration as it boasts a higher resolution display, smoother performance, a fast fingerprint sensor and a more premium design for only a little more than what the ZenFone Max commands. But you won't get a phone that lasts anywhere near the ZenFone Max, which is clearly the ultimate in battery life performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% features: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 80%
Asus Zenfone Max – Review
Source: The Techy English
The Zenfone Max improves over its predecessor with a slightly better SOC and options to choose an extra gig of RAM. It still offers the stellar battery life that it stood for but what Asus fails to understand is that it’s 2016 and consumer expectations are skyrocketing! At the price, it competes with phones that perform much better and offer similar battery life. Let’s hope the next iteration is well thought of.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2016
65% Great battery paired with an average camera
Source: Tech2.in.com English
As you may have guessed by now, the only feature that we did like about the new Asus Zenfone Max was its battery. We also understand that no other smartphone offers a 5000mAh battery in this segment. So we think that the big battery is the only reason one should go in for it. If battery life is your priority and all you do is make calls, send WhatsApp messages and shoot emails this could be your smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 65% features: 70% display: 65% mobility: 90% workmanship: 65%
67% Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Max (2016) is a good upgrade over the original smartphone in terms of performance and maintains the commendable battery life, but except that, it is still dragging all its shortcomings from the first iteration.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 67%
Asus Zenfone Max review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Asus Zenfone Max doesn't make a promise it can't keep. It's a true endurance champ, thanks to a massive 5,000mAh battery and longevity-driven design and hardware choices. The Snapdragon 410 chipset is one such compromise and perhaps the spot on the Max's spec sheet that's decidedly below par. Yet, it may very well be thanks to it that the Zenfone Max scored a 121-hour endurance rating, with some 20 hours of web browsing, and close to 16 hours of video playback. Qualcomm's lower midranger may not be quick, but it sure is frugal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2016
70% Asus ZenFone Max (2016) Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenFone Max (2016) is certainly a decent attempt by the company to capitalise on one of its best-selling recent products and infuse new life into it considering the competitors that have launched since January. The phone delivers improved performance to make it a little more capable, while continuing to offer excellent battery life and a good camera. Although battery life isn't up to the same stellar levels as the original, it's still more than enough to set the phone apart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
85% Asus Zenfone Max: Talk All Day
Source: Techtree.com English
If you're looking for a good sturdy phone to talk on for hours and do some basic work on, you couldn't do much better than one like the Zenfone Max that has such a solid battery. Check out the Gionee Marathon as well though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% A Battery With a Phone
Source: Techtree.com English
Now that it's fairly certain phone companies haven't come up with a miracle battery for cellphones, the next best thing is to figure out putting in as large a battery into a mobile as possible without increasing the overall dimensions and weight too much. That's exactly what several companies have started toying with. First the Chinese Gionee, with its Marathon M5, then Lenovo Vibe P1, and now the Asus Zenfone Max.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Asus ZenFone Max Review
Source: Think Digit English
The phone is okay for basic usage and has good battery backup. If you are looking for a smartphone for multitasking and playing graphics-intensive games, you are better off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 67%
Asus ZenFone Max
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Asus ZenFone Max (16 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 14/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
83% Asus ZenFone Max (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
79% Asus ZenFone Max
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Mittelklasse-Smartphone Mit Starkem Akku
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Die Fernbeziehung mit der Steckdose?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2016
70% die dicken Akku-Dinger
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
88% Asus ZenFone Max (16 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 82%

 

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 359 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 3 ZE552KL (Model)

Average Score: 80.69% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 46 reviews)

 

86% Asus ZenFone 3 ZE552KL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Designer piece. Asus has treated the 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 to premium looks while keeping performance and configuration in mind. The outcome is a good and affordable mid-range smartphone that hardly exhibits any shortcomings in the test.
90% Asus Zenfone 3 Smartphone Review: Stunningly Designed Phone With Great Performance
Source: PC Quest English
The glass makes Zenfone 3 a beautiful device, but at the same time the front works like a magnet to fingerprints. Overall, it is a great device with good camera and battery that can last for more than two days, making it a good companion without thinking of battery backup.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90%
80% Asus ZenFone 3 review: The ZenFone is back with a fancy new design
Source: PC Advisor English
As well as the normal mode of operation there are easy and kid's modes, and you'll find an assortment of extras crowding the Settings menu. ZenMotion offers a variety of customisable touch- and motion gestures as well as One Hand Mode, which shrinks the display to a more manageable size. There are also Power management, Memory and Asus Customised settings menus, plus Themes, a separate menu for screenshot settings, and even two update offerings - system updates and ZenUI updates. There's just a lot of stuff going on here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus Zenfone 3 review: The best mid-range camera experience
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Zenfone 3 is far from a flawless device — it looks outdated and bland, it’s got a skin filled with bloatware and its performance is nothing to write home about. However, in the areas where it excels, it truly makes its mark. The device’s camera has created a new benchmark for quality in my mind that, quite frankly, extends past mid-range devices to contend with many top-tier devices on the market today. It also has two-day battery life, something not many smartphones anywhere on the price spectrum can brag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Design, Hardware, OS, Camera, Battery Review(Coupon Avail)
Source: Igeekphone English
Asus Zenfone 3 can perform quite well to use Snapdragon 625 processor, although someone thinks it’s not enough, you may not be happy with the back design, but the rectangular fingerprint scanner makes you surprise. Although the auto mode is not perfect to take pictures, the manual mode can be a good solution. Right now you can enjoy coupon code ZenFonGB to catch it at $348.99 for three colors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2016
85% Beauty lies in who beholds – The Luxurious Asus Zenfone 3
Source: The Techy English
Asus manages to maintain its recognised appeal consistently with premium built from high to low-end devices and “straight to business” zeal when you unbox it. The ZenFone 3 feels refreshed for sure as compared to other similar looking mid segment phones. Moreover, it sports an all-new design which is different from its predecessors, as well as impressive innards. The entire charm lies with the front and back coated with glass. The feel and touch of the phone at the first glance, itself will have you admiring.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Asus Zenfone 3 review - Finally a good looking Asus phone
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Zenfone 3 (3GB RAM) model is an all-rounder for sure and it doesn't have much loopholes to complaint. Asus should also be congratulated for moving away from its older curvy and plastic design. But those who are not confident of handling a glassy device or do not like complex interfaces, should stay away from this.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2016
70% Asus Zenfone 3 Z552KL Review
Source: Tech Magnifier English
Final Verdict Asus Zenfone 3 has been given a big design makeover and makes a late but slipping entry to the list of phones that use glass and metal for a beautiful look. But it does look like a fine device – shiny, glossy and premium, it looks everything. Only, in process, it becomes a slippery device to use. I would surely like my phone to be smooth in feel, but not a wet round soap. Asus Zenfone 3 has also gotten a great deal smoother on the inside too but the ZenUI is still a crowded space like it used to be and a lot needs to be done to make the smoother looker cleaner and leaner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus ZenFone 3 Review: Greater than the Sum of its Parts
Source: Tech PP English
Which brings us to the crux of all this analysis – is the ZenFone 3 worth investing in? Our answer is simple: not if you are a benchmark junkie, but if you seek a good-looking compact device with great sound, a good display and good battery life, this has got to be one of the better options out there at its price point. This is perhaps the first ZenFone that is flauntable as well as functional.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016
ZenFone 3 review: Rock solid and reliable
Source: Soycincau English
The biggest strength of the old ZenFones was that they were very affordable and very reliable devices — you get a lot of smartphone for your money. The ZenFone 3, on the other hand, comes with a hefty RM1,699 price tag. Sure, you are getting an arguably better phone made from better materials, but if you’re spending this much money on a device, it needs to go beyond being just reliable and good. It also needs to make you feel special. And that’s something the ZenFone 3 just doesn’t do.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL preview
Source: GSM Arena English
The ZenFone 3 is a strong showing from Asus and a good showcase of what the company is capable of when it puts all its effort behind a product. The funny thing is it isn't even the company's flagship device, and we are very much interested in what the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is capable of if the ZenFone 3 is so good.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2016
75% Would you pay a premium for budget hardware and Zen design?
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Asus’ Zenfone 3 stands tall with its premium looks and great display, but with the boring old software and anaemic hardware, it’s hard to recommend it over the OnePlus 3 that is priced exactly the same and comes with plenty more. Go for the 5.5-inch Zenfone 3 if you prefer premium looks over raw power!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) review: Shine on you overpriced diamond
Source: India Today English
Availability will vary from region to region. Sources have told India Today Online that the new batch of ZenFone 3s may be coming to India in the first week of August. Watch this space for our full review of the Asus ZenFone 3, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the ZenFone 3 Ultra.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2016
Advancing to the upper midrange with 3x the Zen
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL is an awesome first step upwards to the upper midrange price range, featuring flagship level design and near flagship-level hardware and tech specs. Granted, the price tag of RM1699 is a lot higher than previous ASUS ZenFones but for what it has packed in, both in terms of design and hardware, the ZenFone 3 is offering a lot more than what it is worth. This includes a 4GB RAM / 64GB storage smartphone with 4K video recording for well below RM2K, something that you usually don't see with great design included. At the time of writing this review, prices have dropped to RM1449 (RM1279 this Merdeka) so there isn’t much discrepancy between overseas prices and Malaysian prices now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 review – Beautiful, Powerful
Source: Gogi.in English
The Zenfone 3 3GB / 32GB is priced at Rs. 21,999 and the 4GB / 64GB is priced at Rs. 27,999. The 4GB version price wise is competing with the OnePlus 3. If you compare OnePlus 3 and Zenfone 3 both the handsets are powerful, can shoot/play 4K, excellent camera and can play high end games, but technically OnePlus 3 is much more powerful (benchmark wise).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2016
70% Get this one for its battery life
Source: The Indian Express English
Any smartphone’s five basic pillars include design and display, performance, battery life, camera and software. Asus Zenfone 3 does well in three of those department while it’s camera is a passable one. It’s UI is something which may not appeal to everyone, especially if you have used a stock Android or Moto product.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Zen Gets Stylish!
Source: Tech PP English
A less flattering comparison with the Korean giant is the fact that like it, Asus too seems to be in a “release a slew of devices” mode. The launch of the ZenFone 3 saw a number of devices being released, leading to a confusion that is alas, rapidly becoming a given with some brands. Only two phones, however, came with the ZenFone 3 branding with no additional words (ultra, laser, deluxe, etc.). This was the ZenFone 3 with a 5.2-inch display, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage,
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2016
80% Asus Zenfone 3 review: A worthy all-rounder
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus Zenfone 3, as we mentioned above, is available in two variants. The 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage variant costs Rs 21,999, while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version comes at Rs 27,999. The device's greatest competitors are the OnePlus 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 as they both sport the Snapdragon 820 processor, full HD displays, and one of them even has 6GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% The sexy mid-range phone to get
Source: Hardware Zone English
The ASUS ZenFone 3 is an excellent all-round successor to the ZenFone 2 series. It has a highly attractive physical design for its price point, and it runs well for a sub S$500 smartphone. We also liked it because of how much the ZenFone has progressed over time and we usually don't expect smartphones of this class to get everything right, while looking good at the same time. The ZenFone 3 offers decent camera quality, functional processing power, and a clean enough UI, finished off with mindful consideration for its handling and looks. Without a doubt, it's a good all-rounder and a great mid-range phone for just S$498 (or S$398 if you opt for the smaller display size).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 85%
Asus ZenFone 3 Series First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
This year, Asus expanded the availability of the ZenFone 3 series, which means consumers should be able to easily get their hands on the new range. With the lowest pricing at Rs. 18,999, the ZenFone 3 range has definitely tried to shed the budget tag from its handsets but it will be interesting to see how well the phones do in the Indian market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2016
Best Value For Money Phone You Can Buy
Source: Unbox English
After all that’s said and done, ASUS’ upcoming Zenfone 3 is one of the best phones they’ve ever produced. It’s easy to make a great looking, great performing phone, but to make one with a price tag that’s under 20K – that’s the real challenge. While ASUS hasn’t released pricing for the Zenfone 3 yet, IF they follow international pricing then there’s a lot of value to be had for the phone (it’s expected to retail at right around 16K-17K for the larger 5.5-inch variant) despite its higher street price compared to last year’s model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2016
Bring On The Hype
Source: Unbox English
Just when we thought ASUS came to their senses regarding pre-installed software (AKA bloatware), they’ve managed to pre-load the Zenfone 3 with all manner of useless junk that most of us would probably uninstall. This is probably the worst part of the Zenfone experience, and while the phone’s hardware is more than enough to ensure the phone powers through all of the RAM-eating software that comes with it, we really hoped that they would calm down already when it came to bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2016
80% ASUS Zenfone 3
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ein Bisschen Zu Billig
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
Der preiswerte Bolide von Asus kommt jetzt auch zu uns
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2016
Asus ZenFone 3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2016
90% Asus Zenfone 3 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
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%
ASUS Zenfone 3
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice design; good cameras; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 [Análise]
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good price; nice design; good cameras.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016
Review | ASUS Zenfone 3
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; good performance; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
85% Asus Zenfone 3 recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 83% display: 80% mobility: 92% workmanship: 81%
Recensione Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Tutto App Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2016
70% Test De L'Asus Zenfone 3 5,5" (Ze552Kl), Meilleur Que Son Petit Frère
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Prise En Main Du Asus Zenfone 3
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size. Negative: Slippery; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2016
ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE552KL review: un telefon foarte rapid cu pret bun
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Fast system; excellent display; flexible fingerprint sensor; nice design; long battery life. Negative: Overheats while using camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2016
Premier Test De L'Asus Zenfone 3 : De La Puissance À Bas Prix
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; fast charging technology. Negative: Mediocre hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2016
84% Recenzja Asusa Zenfone 3. Nie Mam Wątpliwości – To Najlepszy Smartfon W Ofercie Asusa
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 75%
Niby topowy smartfon, ale ze średniej półki. Asus ZenFone 3 - recenzja Spider's Web
Source: Spiders Web Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good built quality; decent display; good cameras; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2016
Asus ZenFone 3 - pierwsze wrażenia
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware. Negative: Loosen volume buttons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2016
Обзор смартфонов ASUS ZenFone 3: уже не те, и это хорошо
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: High quality display; bright screen; good speakers. Negative: Relatively high price; sim and microSD are on the same slot; no NFC; no backlit keyboard; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Обзор Asus ZenFone 3: красивый, быстрый и доступный
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high performance; fast charge; dual sim. Negative: Average autonomy; low quality sound; no NFC; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2016
Recenze Asus ZenFone 3: vybavený elegán za desítku
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good display; powerful hardware; decent cameras. Negative: Short battery life; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2016
Recenze Asus Zenfone 3: poprvé v kovu
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; elegant design; long battery life. Negative: Slow cameras; average system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2016
86% ASUS ZenFone 3: dôstojný nástupca úspešného predchodcu
Source: Techbox SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
91% ASUS Zenfone 3 promite eleganță și performanțe surprinzătoare [REVIEW]
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
Zenfone 3: ASUS intră pe piaţa de smartphone-uri premium [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent fingerprint sensor; high performance. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2016

 

Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG

Simplistic in design with great functionality, the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG is a budget orientated smartphone that will satisfy the requirements of many users. At first glance, the device looks close to premium with a build quality to match while the matte textured and rounded rear side allows for a good grip. There are five colors to choose from; black, white, blue, red, and gold. The Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG weighs in at 135 g with its removable Lithium-Polymer battery rated at 2070 mAh, which provides decent battery life, mostly due to the moderate power consumption of the hardware. Display on the device is a 5.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with HD resolution. Colors and clarity are decent with the 294 ppi pixel density display. Asus has not disclosed what glass type is used to protect the screen. Therefore, users should be extra careful when handling the device. A simple screen protector could add a small level of protection against unwanted scratches. Audio quality on the device is pretty good despite a mono speaker positioned at the rear. However, since it is at the back of the device, it is possible to cover it when placed on a table. The Android 5.1 Lollipop system comes with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with a Mali-400MP2 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and either 8 GB or 16 GB internal storage depending on the variant. This hardware combination makes using the device a joy as it can run most current applications with ease. To sweeten the deal, Asus has thrown in dual SIM capability and a microSD card slot to expand the storage capacity by up to 64 GB. At the rear of the device is a decent 8 MP autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture for low light shooting and there is a rather low 2 MP front camera for selfies. Both of the cameras take decent photos and are good for a low-end smartphone. Other features found on the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG are Bluetooth 4.0, an FM radio module, A-GPS, and micro USB connectivity with USB OTG technology enabling users to connect thumbdrives and even external hard drives for data access. There have been complaints by users from the web that the GPS module encounters hiccups from time to time, but hopefully this is merely a software issue which can be fixed with a patch and not a design flaw. Users can opt for more premium protection with the View Flip Case, which allows important information to be displayed through the circular cut-out. In summary, the Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG is a solid performing, and wallet friendly smartphone. Depending on your liking of the Asus ZenUI skin, it could be a no-brainer option.

Specifications

Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TGNotebook: Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.135kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone Go ZC500TG (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) quick review – low price and many ASUS features
Source: Laptop Media English
ASUS ZenFone Go (ZC500TG) met our expectations as one of the best budget smartphones on the market. In taking a closer look at its capabilities, we discovered some drawbacks such as the not so durable battery (especially for video playback). The mobile CPU ensures reasonable performance but the exterior temperatures we measured are slightly higher than the generally accepted, and yet acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2016
ASUS ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2016
85% Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL

The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL is designed and targeted towards those people who are seeking for something in the premium market segment that is affordable and is fully packed with many features. The case of the smartphone is made with fine quality aerospace-grade alloy that is milled to precision with 0.14 mm diamond-cutting technology. As a result, the smartphone looks premium, sleek and has a well-built craftsmanship. Moreover, Asus claimed the smartphone to be the world’s first full metal body smartphone that has an invisible antenna design which is actually somewhat true. The smartphone comes pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 user interface. There are two different configurations for users to choose from in terms of processor, a 2.1 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor or a higher clocked 2.4 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor. Both of these processors come with the Adreno 530 GPU. However, it is suspected that the variant with Snapdragon 820 processor will be phased out soon. The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL has 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and there is a choice of either 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB for internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 2 TB using the MicroSD slot. But, that being said, the current portable memory market only offers MicroSD cards with up to 256 GB. The high-quality list of hardware ranks the smartphone in the flagship category and it is the intention of Asus to use the smartphone to compete against other brands in the high-end market segment. It sports a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (Super Anti Scratch). The display has additional features such as Tru2life technology, Bluelight Filter for Eye Care, 10-finger capacitive touch screen, oleophobic coating that is resistant towards fingerprints and smudge, 60 ms touch response time for giving the user smooth gaming experience and support of glove touch. It has 23 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 6P Largan Lens with features such as Auto Focus, 0.03 seconds auto laser focus, 32 seconds long exposure, and 4-axis optical image stabilization for producing steady photos. There are two LEDs for a real tone flash and the PixelMaster Camera Modes help really well in low lighting situations. On the front, there is a 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85 degrees wide-viewing angle. The smartphone also comes with all of the standard features found in all smartphones these days like accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, hall sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, IR sensor, and fingerprint reader. However, it lacks an FM Radio, Java capability, a barometer and a temperature sensor. Therefore users might have to purchase additional products if they would like to use those missing features. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is available in three different colors; Shimmer Gold, Glacier Silver and Titanium Grey. It has a 3000 mAh non-removable battery with BoostMaster Fast Charging, which allows the user to charge the phone to 60% in 40 minutes and Quick Charge 3.0. With all of these features, one might expect the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL to be priced in the flagship category, but it isn’t. It is only slightly more expensive than many phones in the mid range segment. Hands on by: Jagadis Raja

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KLNotebook: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5.7 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL (Model)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Review: Unlocked Android With 6GB RAM And 64GB Storage
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, the 5.7” ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a strong product, that compares well to other flagship smartphones in its class. There are other smartphones in this class with a few more features, but if you dig the ZenFone 3 Deluxe’s design and are shopping for an unlocked smartphone, we think you’ll be happy with its performance, battery life, camera, build and design quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Review
Source: Yugatech English
Asus knows how to make over-the-top smartphones — with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage, it even beats most ultrabooks out in the market. That does not even count the Snapdragon 821 variant they have lined-up. When they held back, they did so sensibly — just like with the option for 1080p display to conserve battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Review : Great Except For One Flaw
Source: Gear Open English
Those who are willing to spend another $270 should purchase a Google Pixel XL, which has one of the best cameras on the market and lasts 3 hours longer on a charge. If you want an unlocked device with a strong sense of style, plenty of performance and great selfie capabilities, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a good choice, but the camera could be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2016
60% Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is big, good-looking unlocked Android phone with powerful hardware that's held back by a disappointing camera and an overwhelming software layer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
86% Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Review – Premium and High-end
Source: Manila Shaker English
Despite missing a premium software feel, the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe pretty nails most of our checklist as a flagship phone. And with an attractive pricing at P34,995 pesos or about $700 USD and with chart-topping performance, this makes the Deluxe more compelling flagship Android phone to buy. Although we’d still wish Asus should had fixed some of the software glitches before they’ve released it. Nonetheless, we’re really glad to see more takes from Asus on what’s a premium phone should be.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 100%
Xiaomi MI5S Plus VS Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Design, Antutu, Battery, Camera Review
Source: Igeekphone English
According to comparison between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe., we know Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe has some advantages in design, craftsmanship, performance and camera, but Xiaomi MI5S Plus also has its own merits such as battery and price. If you are looking for a cheaper RAM 6GB Snapdragon 821 smartphone, Xiaomi MI5S Plus is a good choice, if you don’t mind the price, of course, you can try Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe first.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Design, Antutu,OS, Camera Review
Source: Igeekphone English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2016
Hands on: Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe review
Source: Techradar English
What remains, though, is the same is 1080p resolution. You won't find a pixel-dense quad HD (aka 2K) panel like the Android rivals that Asus is trying its best to mimic. That new Snapdragon 821 processor sports 4K displays, but this one is far from that spec. I'm okay with Full HD 1080p displays on phones of this size, but the company does appear to be working on an Asus VR headset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2016
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2016
ASUS ZENFONE 3 Deluxe
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2016
Asus zeigt Apple, wie man’s macht
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2016
Smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Zs570Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche
Source: Smartphon e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe In Un Primo Test Hands-On
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive hardware; good price; nice design; decent cameras; long battery life; quick charge. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2016
70% Zenfone 3 Deluxe: Maffig lyxlur med nya Snapdragon
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KLNotebook: Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.144kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 ZenFone 3 ZE520KL (Model)

Average Score: 77.11% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

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%
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%
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, 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
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 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
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%
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

 

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 720x1280 pixels
Weight: 0.148kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.55% - average
Average of 20 scores (from 39 reviews)

 

100% Asus Zenfone 3 Max Review: A Balanced Size Phone Backed By Good Hardware And Massive Battery
Source: PC Quest English
Bottomline: If you’re looking for a great battery phone but don’t want to carry weight, then this is the right device with good overall performance, but a bit expensive. So, if you are ready to spend 18k then it’s a perfect choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100%
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553Kl Review: Mid-Range Dilemma
Source: Unbox English
If you’re looking to grab a member of the ASUS ZF3 family and have limited funds, then you can’t do any better than the 5.5-inch version of the ZF3 Max. It has many of the same features that both the ZF3 Laser and the smaller ZF3 Max have – big battery, fast performance and insane battery life – at a price that’s hard to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (ZC553KL) is yet another quality smartphone from Asus. Although, it’s already above the Php10k mark making it a bit difficult to suggest among budget consumers who prefers long battery life. At Php10,995, it’s a good balance for what you’re getting and this makes it the second cheapest Zenfone 3 member you can purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC550KL) Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
People already wants a phone with longer battery life and you are the one, consider it if you like the brand value. There are some alternatives to it like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which also comes to play when it’s a showdown for the battery runtime, but only if you want a phone without a recognized brand and yes, the camera of course. Even though its smaller sized form factor, I like the design, the camera, and its battery life. What I would expect here would be a better CPU at this price range. Overall, the long battery run is a deal breaker. Not to mention it can charge other phones, consider it also as a 4,100 mAh pocket power bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2016
Asus ZenFone 3 Max Review: Big Battery, Low Price
Source: Mobile and Apps English
If you need a smartphone that packs a great battery, you might need to look at the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. It is one of the many phones that Asus has released in its lineup and promises steady performance on the user end.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5-Inch Zc553Kl Unboxing, Initial Review: Zf3 Laser Replacement?
Source: Unbox English
The only thing missing now is price – there’s no pricing for the 5.5-inch ZF3 Max in the Philippines yet unfortunately, but if India pricing is anything to go by, it’ll probably retail close to the SRP of the Zenfone 3 Laser. That’s why we think that ASUS may discontinue the ZF3 Laser, since their prices are so close to each other anyway. The 5.5 ZF3 Max having an almost identical feature set with the ZF3 Laser means that the two phones will cannibalize each other in the market if they’re both available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2016
70% Asus Zenfone 3 Max Review- The Latest Premium Smartphone under 20K
Source: Tech Magnifier English
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max impresses when it comes to gaming performance, video playback and battery backup. The battery lasts more than a day in average usage and about a day in heavy usage. The screen is visible in direct sunlight and color is rendering is also appropriate. But considering the price there are better options available such as Le eco Le Max 2, One plus 3 and Mi Max Prime.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) Hands on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
Given that the hardware is relatively low powered along with the display, the 4,100 mAh battery should offer a plenty of uptime. It is priced at ₹12,999 and available on online and offline stores.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
70% Asus Zenfone 3 Max review: The prowess lies in battery
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max is no doubt one of the best handsets in the particular series I've come across so far. It has a huge battery capacity of 4100mAh, which is not the highest but good enough to keep the device running for over a full day of use. There are other battery-focussed handsets too in the market but are priced higher.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 review: Good build, great battery; but for Rs 17,999 look elsewhere
Source: Tech2.in.com English
I can’t for the life of me figure out why Asus has priced the ZenFone 3 Max as they did. I appreciate the battery life and the build quality at this asking price of Rs 17,999, but that sluggish SoC completely ruins the experience for me. The camera is also lack-lustre. The elephant in the room is, of course, the Redmi Note 3, and that device sells for about Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 less than the ZenFone 3 Max. It also offers a massive performance bump, a better camera and the same battery life. Why would anyone in their right minds pick a ZenFone 3 Max over the Redmi Note 3, at the current pricing?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
65% Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) review: All that metal can't make it shine
Source: India Today English
Then there's the pricing. The ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) will cost buyers Rs 17,999. That's right. It's mighty expensive and easily forgettable. Especially, when a phone like the Redmi 3S Prime offers so much more (even equally good battery life, at just about Rs 9,000) in actual usage. Not to forget, phones like the Moto G4 Plus and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note are equally competitive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
ZenFone 3 Max Review: Maximised the battery experience
Source: The Mobile Indian English
ZenFone 3 Max Review: Maximised the battery experience The Zenfone 3 Max comes out as a decent smartphone to keep in your wish list. The battery output and camera performance are impressive. Even the performance will not disappoint.. The only issue that Asus needs to sort out at the earliest in to remove bloatware they need to give users freedom to choose what they want to download.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Review
Source: Fone Arena English
The Zenfone 3 Max is quite a decent smartphone and this is something that can be said for the entire Zenfone range. It however lacks a differentiating factor. In fact even within it’s own product lineup, Asus would find it hard to set the Max aside given that phones like the Zenfone 3 Laser too have really good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2016
60% ASUS ZenFone 3 Max review: Battery capacity isn't everything
Source: Hardware Zone English
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Max will have a tough time measuring up to its own past model and rivals. For an extra S$50, you get a 1080p display and better battery life with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but the same price will net you the older ZenFone Max that comes with a larger battery capacity and significantly longer battery life - exactly what we expect out of a "Max" class ZenFone product.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 75% workmanship: 90%
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Zenfone 3 Max is more of an update rather than an upgrade for the Max series of the Zenfone. The smaller screen size is the culprit behind the shrunken battery capacity. While it’s still above the standard Android phone battery life, it’s not as impressive as before or even when compared to its Zenfone 3 siblings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Battery Benchmark Results
Source: Unbox English
The ZF3 Max is shaping up to be a promising smartphone on its own right – we’re in the middle of the review process of the phone and the review should be out by next week. Stay tuned till then.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Review: More Than Just A Glorified Powerbank
Source: Unbox English
While the original Zenfone Max delivered insane battery endurance, it sacrificed everything else to get that legendary battery performance. That’s not the case with the Zenfone 3 Max – while it performs a little worse in the battery department because of the smaller capacity, it’s a better phone in almost every other category. ASUS compromised a little bit on the battery to give users a phone that’s not just a glorified powerbank, and they’ve succeeded.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Unboxing, Initial Review: Big Battery, High Fashion
Source: Unbox English
That’s pretty much it for this initial review for the Zenfone 3 Max. We’ll be running PCMark’s battery benchmark as soon as possible on this phone so you can watch out later on to see just how far the Zenfone 3 Max can go on a single charge. The Zenfone 3 Max is available to buy now, priced at Php 8,995.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2016
Schlanker Einstieg in die Zenvolution
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2016
80% ASUS Zenfone 3 Max
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Großzügiges Phablet mit fettem Akku
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2016
80% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3 MAX
Source: Megapk Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 85%
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Max – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) By Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2016
Rating: price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
77% Asus Zenfone 3 Max – Recensione
Source: Hardwareready.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 75%
75% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3 Max, Nulla Da Invidiare Ai Modelli Più Costosi
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 3 Max: batteria mastodontica!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% features: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
79% Recensione Asus Zenfone 3 Max: look ricercato e 4100 assi nella manica
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 85% display: 78% mobility: 89% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 82%
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Max: una giornata sotto stress | Video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus Zenfone 3 Max | Recensione
Source: Lupo Kkio Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
78% ASUS Zenfone 3 Max, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% display: 75% ergonomy: 80%
69% Asus Zenfone 3 Max recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 70% display: 65% mobility: 89% workmanship: 72%
Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; great built quality; good price; decent cameras. Negative: Average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Max, la nostra recensione
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; good price. Negative: Unsupport fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Max, la Recensione
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice design; decent hardware; long battery life; good price; decent cameras. Negative: Unsupport fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2016
Recensione Asus Zenfone 3 Max – L’Equilibrio Oltre L’Autonomia
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high autonomy; good price. Negative: Average fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2016
64% Test : Asus Zenfone 3 Max, un choix discutable malgré son prix
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80%
71% Смартфон Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 71%
75% Recenzia: Asus Zenfone Max
Source: Digitalportal.sk SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 510
Display: 6.8 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.233kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL (Model)

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

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%
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
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

 

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KLNotebook: Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
A premium looking phone from such a recognized brand can be better off competing for the spec-oriented devices. Not saying that the ZenFone 3 Laser is underpowered by its specs, people do expect other things rather than just specs. A good camera, a great design along with a better display and better battery backup, a phone that fits well in the hands may not be found in the phones that boast its hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser Hands On [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser is the larger variant in ZenFone 3 series sized at 5.5-inch featuring laser autofocus and a metallic design along with 2.5D curved glass. ZenFone 3 series is now focusing on the premium segment rather picking up the highly competitive budget price bracket that is already dominated by the brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, and LeEco. ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser is priced at ₹18,999. We have shared our hands-on review below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
76% ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser Review (ZC551KL)
Source: Techniqued English
Priced at Rs 18,999, ASUS has priced the Zenfone 3 Laser at a premium. But looking at the specs offered by the device, it definitely feels underpowered at this price segment. Redmi 3S Prime sporting the same processor is priced 8999. So it is definitely hard to recommend the Zenfone 3 Laser at this pricing, probably the best pricing for this devicee would have been sub 15k. The only saving grace for this device is the camera, but then for this pricing the device is not the best value for money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review: The True Mid-Range Zenfone 3?
Source: Unbox English
At the end of the day, the ZF3 Laser is a great mid-range phone that’s not out of reach for most working class Juans out there. It’s a solid performer, and can handle most, if not all, Android apps you throw at it. It has an impressive camera as well, and as long as you do your part, it’s capable of producing really good photos in a pinch. At Php 11,995, it’s slight more expensive than the ZF3 Max, but the extra cash you spend for it is worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2016
80% Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Full Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
Retailing at 11,995 pesos or about 260USD for the base model the Asus Zenfone 3 Laser stands at a good pricepoint for the camera focused while providing reasonable processing capabilities-bloatware aside. It’s properly positioned between the Zenfone 3 max and Zenfone 3 to give consumers an option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Priced at close to Rs. 19,999, it is really hard to make a case for the Zenfone 3 Laser. Sure, the phone isn’t all too bad but similar phones can be had for well less than half the price that Asus is commanding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser Review
Source: Gear Open English
ASUS did a good job in making the Zenfone 3 Laser. It’s a worthy successor to the Zenfone 2 Laser thanks to the improved and more premium design, upgraded internals, and good pricing. At Php11,995, it’s not heavy in the pockets and in fact, it’s the most affordable 4GB RAM smartphone in the Zenfone 3 family. So if you’re one of those who is looking for a smartphone with said strengths, the Zenfone 3 Laser should be on your list.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
ASUS Zenfone 3 Laser Review
Source: Yugatech English
ASUS did a good job in making the Zenfone 3 Laser. It’s a worthy successor to the Zenfone 2 Laser thanks to the improved and more premium design, upgraded internals, and good pricing. At Php11,995, it’s not heavy in the pockets and in fact, it’s the most affordable 4GB RAM smartphone in the Zenfone 3 family. So if you’re one of those who is looking for a smartphone with said strengths, the Zenfone 3 Laser should be on your list.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL Unboxing, Initial Review: The Zenfone You’ll Buy This Christmas?
Source: Unbox English
The biggest problem for the ZF3 Laser we feel is price. If ASUS launched this particular phone earlier, at least along with the ZF3 Max, it could have had a good head-start against all the other Snapdragon 430-equipped phones coming out this holiday season. As it stands it faces very stiff competition from several local and international brands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2016
60% Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL mobile features a 5.5 Inch display and runs on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. The device is powered by a Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. As far as the battery is concerned it has 3000 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a 13 MP, Auto focus sensor and the front snapper is powered by a 8 MP sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
76% Смартфон Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%

 

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WW

Specifications

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WWNotebook: Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL-1B011WW
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.144kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenfone 3 recensione video
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

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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).


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX544MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 8 pixel and 4 vertex shaders

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games.

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.

Qualcomm Adreno 505:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2580: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.3 - 2 GHz (short bursts), a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 based GPU clocked at 400 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.

Z3560: Quad-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 1.83 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.

Z2560: SoC with an integrated dual-core Atom based CPU clocked at 0.9 - 1.6 (short bursts), a 400 MHz PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics card, and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.

Z3580: Quad-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 2.33 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

400 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

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.

820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.

652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.

430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem.

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Mediatek:

MT6580M: Quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A7 at 1.3 GHz) for tablets and smartphones.


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


0.115 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.233 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


75.56%: 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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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5.7", 0.17 kg
Asus ZenFone Go ZC500TG
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6580M, 5.0", 0.135 kg

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