Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Special Edition

1 variations 
price Rs. 60,000 onwards | launch Dec, 2016
magic score ?
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
of 20 phones in over Rs. 50,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 12 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Looks premium and sleek, with an all-metal design, in a thin-and-light body
  • Decent AMOLED display with good colour reproduction
  • From a pure power point of view, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is supremely fast, and this Snapdragon 821 edition, has a roughly 10% performance gain over the Snapdragon 820 version - the difference will only be noticeable for the heaviest games though
  • Decent camera - works especially well in outdoor sunlight, producing high sharpness levels
  • Decent battery - usually lasting the work day
  • Fast charging time

What We Didn't

  • The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is tall and wide, which is not a very ergonomic design - it will feel less than comfortable to people with average sized or small hands
  • Reaching this fingerprint sensor at the back can also take some getting used to, thanks to the smaller surface area
  • The display is decent but nothing outstanding, as one would have expected at this price point - it's glossy and reflective and can be stuttery when automatically changing brightness
  • Asus' UI is overwhelming and heavy, and a major deterrent to the phone’s performance, bringing a general sluggishness to everything - for instance the fingerprint sensor takes over a second to register and jump to the home screen, and the camera app takes about 2 seconds to boot, and about 2.3 seconds to boot and focus automatically
  • At the same time, the sea of apps that ZenUI brings with itself is overwhelming, each one of these needs some permissions, and there are in any case better alternatives to all of them in the Play Store
  • Because of all the bloatware, no less than 12.61GB is system reserved memory - which is unavailable to use
  • The phone also tends to heat up a bit with gaming, and tends to throttle too, leading to slight stutters, that a flagship phone shouldn’t have
  • Camera is decent but not deserving of this price bracket - shot-to-shot time is slow at about 1.5 seconds, and performance under indoor lights is very average
  • The loudspeaker is decently loud, but doesn’t offer much quality - and the placement of the speaker leads to muffled sound while playing games or watching videos in landscape mode

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.1
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • ASUS TruVivid Technology
  • Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
  • 100% NTSC Color Gamut
  • Fingerprint and Smudge-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support glove touch
  • 10 Point Multi-touch Support
  • Always-on Display
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
GPUAdreno 530
Internal Memory256 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Weight172 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera23.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Sony IMX318 Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/2.6" Sensor size
  • 1 um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • 6P Largan Lens
  • Laser
  • Phase Detection and Continuous Auto-focus (TriTech Auto-focus)
  • 32 Second Long Exposure
  • 4 Stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 4-axis OIS
  • 8 Direction OIS Compensation
  • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
  • 3-axis EIS
  • 6 Direction EIS compensation
  • Dual-LED Real Tone Flash
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Panorama Selfie Mode
  • 85 Degree Wide-viewing Angle
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
  • BoostMaster Fast Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 : 60% battery capacity in 39 minutes
  • ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
  • Dual Five-Magnet Speakers
  • NXP Smart Amplifier
  • Hi-Res Audio (HRA)
  • Game Genie
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • ASUS WebStorage: 5GB free for life
  • Google Drive: 100GB free space (2 years)
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