Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation


launchAug, 2016

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  • Striking, flamboyant, glass-and-metal design, with strong attention to detail
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • 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


  • Very good display with a comfortable viewing experience both under the bright sun and indoors - rivaling flagships in brightness and color accuracy


  • Asus' ZenUI is pretty bloated, with a lot of unnecessary apps, leading to a cluttered experience


  • Good speed/performance in daily use
  • The new Qualcomm processor is quite efficient in keeping the temperatures under check
  • Although day to day performance is good, there are visible lags on heavy games like Asphalt 8


  • 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

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

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoNo more updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • Super IPS+
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Fingerprint and Smudge-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Support Glove Touch
  • 10 Point Multi-touch Support
  • 178 Degree Wide-viewing Angle
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 2 TB
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Weight144 gmLight
Thickness7.69 mmMedium
Primary Camera16.0MP
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 Camera8.0MP
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
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
  • ASUS NoiseZero Talk Technology
  • 2.5D Curved and Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) Back Panel
  • Game Genie
  • Google Drive: 100GB free space (2 years)

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