Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Review

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the most powerful device in Asus's smartphone inventory. So powerful, that it could give the OnePlus 3T a run for its money. But it is also so expensive that it stops making sense.

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

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In what can be seen as a bit to capture a spot for itself in the premium flagship space, Asus has created the most expensive offering in its ZenFone 3 family of smartphones – the ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Armed with top-notch specifications, including a Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, two processor options, the Snapdragon 820 and 821, and two storage options of 64GB and 256GB. It’s a rather large phone too, with a 5.7-inch display, but more importantly, it is priced at a premium. But the question is, does it really offer a good value-for-money proposition as well?

RATINGS

Overall

73.8
  • Specifications8.9

  • Display7.5

  • Secondary Camera6.2

  • Battery Life7.7

  • Design & Build6.8

  • Software & UI7.1

  • Primary Camera7.6

  • Performance7.0

  • Call Quality7.6

OUR VERDICT

The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe definitely offers decent photography, heavy specifications, a good display, and battery life that is acceptable. However, there are phones that offer more, for less and equal pricing. The Google Pixel XL, for instance, comes with a similar Snapdragon 821 processor but offers extremely good camera performance. It also offers a much better display, and while it lacks similar internal storage option as the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the Pixel XL makes up for by offering unlimited Photos storage. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T offers similar specifications at half the price. While the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is undoubtedly a great phone, it’s hard to pick it over other options in the market, courtesy its price tag.

ZenFone 3 Deluxe Snapdragon 820/64GB Storage
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Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • RAM
    6GB
  • On-board Storage
    256GB
  • SIM Type
    Dual-SIM (Hybrid slot)
Display
  • Screen Type
    Super AMOLED
  • Resolution
    1920x1080
  • Pixel Density
    386 ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.7 inch

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Features & Specifications

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Design & Build

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Display

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Performance

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Primary Camera

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Secondary Camera

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Software & UI

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Battery Life

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Call Quality

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Price

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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Photo Gallery

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