ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) review: first impressions, benchmarks, 3D gaming, camera

asus zenfone 3 deluxe review
asus zenfone 3 deluxe review

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer’s flagship in the ZenFone 3 series. Featuring a Snapdragon 820 Processor, an all-metal unibody, and a 23MP rear camera, it is a big step up for the company, demonstrating its efforts to compete against the best that other, more established smartphone brands have to offer.

In particular, ASUS seems to be keen on comparing the ZenFone 3 Deluxe against the iPhone 6S. Side-by-side feature comparisons were made during the Zenvolution product launch, then again at Computex. Better chassis, better screen, better camera – these are just some of the comparisons made between the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the iPhone 6S.

By going against Apple’s flagship smartphone, ASUS’ message is clear: we have an Android flagship in our hands, and it’s better than the competition.

We were able to go hands-on with an engineering unit at Computex 2016. So far, we were deeply impressed with what we have seen.

Click play on the video to watch our hands-on review.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) technical specifications

Dimensions 156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm (6.16 x 3.05 x 0.30 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
Display 5.7″ 1920×1080 AMOLED w/ Gorilla Glass 4
SIM Micro-SIM + Nano+SIM (swap with MicroSD) 4G LTE
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) + ZenUI 3.0
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
Memory 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128/256 GB ROM
Expansion microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Camera 23MP rear (Sony IMX230) f/2.0 + Laser AF + OIS + LED flash, 8MP front f/2.0
Battery 3000 mAh non-removable
Features Fingerprint sensor, fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0) via USB type-C
Colors Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray, Shimmer Gold
GPS GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BDS
Price $499 (~Php 24000)
Availability August 2016
Antutu 138151 (overall), 55849 (3D), 40912 (UX), 31191 (CPU), 10199 (RAM)
Epic Citadel 58.7 @ 1920×1080 (ultra high quality)