Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL 

price₹ 49,999 onwards

launchDec, 2016

31.6

excellence score

27.9

value for money score

Not available at any of our listed stores

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Design

  • Excellent build quality, with a metal body - holds its own against any of today’s premium smartphones
  • Simple, aesthetic design
  • With a device as large as this, your main consideration should be whether or not you can handle its sheer size and weight of 233g - it is awkward and difficult both to carry and to handle - it will stick out of pockets and will only really work if you carry it around in a handbag or backpack
  • You’ll also need two hands to hold and use it securely
  • The width and weight of this phone also make long calls, and long videos, fatiguing

Display

  • Huge, crisp, clean display - movies and YouTube clips consistently look great, and are immersive with the large field of view - colours are bright and motion is smooth - viewing angles are good too - overall the screen is a delight to use
  • Useful one-handed mode - allows double-clicking the Home button to shrink the display down to one corner of the screen

Software

  • Asus’ ZenUI is just too busy and can be overwhelming for ordinary users by simply offering too much choice and customization options - in fact, there is no other Android UI offering this much customisation
  • The phone is also loaded with way too much bloatware that most users will want to un-install

Performance

  • Good speed/performance - the SoC might not be the fastest around, but it’s paired well with the display and therefore isn’t being pushed beyond its capabilities - the device also doesn't get too hot at any point
  • Performance is good overall, but definitely not at the same level as we’d expect from a flagship device at this price point

Camera

  • Good cameras - good autofocus performance, framing is easy with the large screen, macros looked very good, with fine detailing and vivid colours really popping against blurred-out backgrounds - night shots are also surprisingly bright and clear
  • Cameras too are good, but certainly not the best, and not flagship-class

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker - produces deep, rich sound
  • Good bundled earphones - with impressive detailing and perception of space

Battery

  • Excellent battery - goes two days without needing a recharge, even with moderate to heavy use
  • The phone also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard

More

  • On the whole, ergonomically, the handset is just too big to be convenient as a phone, so you might like to have something like this more as a tablet with a SIM card for mobile data and the occasional voice call

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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.8 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 324 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • ASUS TruVivid Technology
  • Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
  • 178-degree Wide-viewing Angle
  • 10 Point Multi-touch Support
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652Ranked #24 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 510
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4600 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)34.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Web Browsing (WiFi) Time: 14.5 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 12.5 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight233 gm
Thickness6.8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera23.0MP
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)
  • 4 Stop OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 4-axis OIS
  • 8 Direction OIS compensation
  • 3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization (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
  • Miniature Mode
  • Time Rewind Mode
  • Smart Remove Mode
  • All Smiles Mode
  • Slow Motion Mode
  • Time Lapse Mode
  • Color Correction Sensor
  • 32 Second Long Exposure
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 85 Degree Wide-viewing Angle
  • Auto Focus
  • PixelMaster Camera Modes: Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Photo Effect Mode
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Selfie Mode
  • GIF Animation Mode
  • Slow Motion Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via HDMI
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
More
  • DTS Sound
  • BoostMaster Fast Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: 60% battery capacity in 45 minutes
  • ASUS WebStorage: 5GB Free for Life
  • ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
  • Hi-Res Audio (HRA)
  • Miracast
  • PhotoCollage
  • PhotoEffects
  • MiniMovie
  • Themes
  • ZenCircle
  • Game Genie
  • Google Drive: 100GB Free Space (2 years)

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