Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL (4GB RAM, 64GB)

1 variations 
price Rs. 27,249 onwards launch Aug, 2016
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#16
of 43 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 11 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Striking, flamboyant, glass-and-metal design, with strong attention to detail
  • Very good display with a comfortable viewing experience both under the bright sun and indoors - rivaling flagships in brightness and color accuracy
  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • The new Qualcomm processor is quite efficient in keeping the temperatures under check
  • Both rear and front cameras are pretty good and a significant improvement from the Zenfone 2 series last year (although not as good as the top camera phones in this price bracket, like the OnePlus 3)
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Good battery life, which is helped by an efficient processor - comfortably lasts a full day
  • Fast fingerprint scanner

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Because of the glass-based panels, the surface is prone to finger prints and smudges
  • The concentric circle design may be too shiny for some
  • Asus' ZenUI is pretty bloated, with a lot of unnecessary apps, leading to a cluttered experience
  • Although day to day performance is good, there are visible lags on heavy games like Asphalt 8

11 expert review(s)


1,439+ user reviews

video review

source: @C4ETech
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super IPS+
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Fingerprint and Smudge-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support Glove Touch
  • 10 Point Multi-touch Support
  • 178 Degree Wide-viewing Angle
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight144 gm
Thickness7.69 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Sony IMX298 Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 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
  • 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
  • 3-axis EIS
  • 6 Direction EIS compensation
  • Dual-LED Real Tone Flash
  • PixelMaster Camera Modes: Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • Super Resolution Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Depth of Field Mode
  • Photo Effect Mode Selfie Panorama
  • Selfie Mode
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Panorama Selfie Mode
  • Miniature Mode
  • Time Rewind Mode
  • Smart Remove Mode
  • All Smiles Mode
  • Slow Motion Mode
  • Time Lapse Mode
  • Take still photo while recording video
  • Color Correction Sensor
  • Deep Trench Isolation Technology
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • PixelMaster Camera Modes: Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Panorama Selfie Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
  • ASUS NoiseZero Talk Technology
  • 2.5D Curved and Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) Back Panel
  • Game Genie
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • Google Drive: 100GB free space (2 years)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.13/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys