After Android 7.0 update I can't switch to the front camera, the front camera button is not present.solution?
I got this phone last year and when i purchased it i checked it to make sure that my active dual sim worked properly and it did until sometimes this year it stop working like it should..
if there is a call on the second line coming while i am on my first line it is suppose to show me that another caller is calling and i would be able to put first call on hold and take call from second sim and complete the second call and go back to first caller.. now it just goes to voice mail and does not let me know i had a call.. i have contacted asus and they have no clue as to the workings of the phone.. i have had it in for service but to no avail....
i am not very happy with the phone or asus.. anyone had this issue ???
The phone came in a very nice box packaging and looks very premium. When first holding the phone it feels sturdy and nice to look at not to mention it's quite light weight which is a plus for me. But (in my case not sure about anyone else), when you observe the chromed part of the phone when the screen is facing you, you will notice there are small gaps of unchromed areas, in my case 4 small gaps (top side right, left side near top, bottom side right and left mirrored). Not sure if this is intentional.
Upon turning on the phone, the interface(ui?) feels smooth and no stuttering can be seen. Instantly updated this phone to Android 7.0 and the performance stays the same with no problems during the upgrade process.
The display is a 5.5" 1920x1080(? Forgot 😋) is very nice. In a bright open area under the sun the screen is brightness is good enough for me. Can watch YouTube at 1080p 60fps without stuttering because of the hardware that is equipped in the phone.
As for the fingerprint scanner which is located at the back of the phone, it is not the fastest out there, but it does it's job. I didn't even need to put my finger on the scanner for a long time. Just a quick tap will unlock the device, do take note when I instant tap the scanner with my finger it takes a few moments to unlock the device.
The 16MP camera is very nice but as many others, it suffers in low light situations when it is set on auto not to mention the not so bright camera flash. When capturing a photo you cannot move or else it will be blurry. The front facing 8MP camera is decent, can use it to pick my nose from time to time. I do not really use the camera much as I'm not a camera guy so I can't give any detailed points for it, sorry.
The 3000mAh battery life is decent and very situational as I used occasionally watch videos on YouTube and sometimes browse 9Gag from morning to the end of the day, you can expect the battery to be around 30%~ left based at least on my usage. The fast charging is very convenient just plug it in at 20% and let it charge for an hour it is near fully charge. Again, battery life in day to day use is situational.
The LTE is a very nice upgrade from my last phone (Samsung J3 2016). On my old phone I can hardly get LTE (I use WEBE/Unifi sim card) at my place (KKTM Kemaman hostel near facing a forest) if I do not move around to search for LTE leaving the confort of my bed. On the new phone I can laze on my bed without leaving it and enjoy the LTE connection. This is also situational to the place you're living.
The speaker is a bottom facing type. The audio at max is very loud as it has an "outdoor" option, but sometimes causes the audio to break or have that unclear feeling about it. Can't describe it well LOL. Would have been nice if it the device is a dual speaker, but got to live with what I pay for.
As for the included earphones, the quality is nice and they also include extra ear buds in the earphone box if you somehow to lose the buds. When jamming the earbuds into the ear hole (? Lol) you can barely hear anything outside unless it's loud. When set on highest volume the earphones doesn't really sound so good but in the mid range volume it's decent. When volume is at max the Hissing when a word with letter "S" sound is too high pitched it hurts my eardrums.
Well that's all. Hope this helps anyone decide whether this phone is for you or not.
Xiao Ping, 29 May 2017Hi Everyone! Can't play video: My Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 (ZS550KL) can't play video with GALLE... moreGallery app didn't support all images and video files so if you want to watch, install something like MX video player.
Hongmeirin, 30 May 2017Interesting and good spec for its price but the battery was quite disappointing. Previous uni... moreLithium Ion Polymer (LiPo) batteries are more expensive to manufacture and offer only slightly higher battery life. So they probably used Lithium Ion instead of LiPo to keep costs down.
jing, 09 May 2017is this available in the phillippines?yes, it is. just bought one
Interesting and good spec for its price but the battery was quite disappointing.
Previous unit was Li-Po why would they make this one Li-Ion battery?
Btw anyone know how does ZenUI 3.0 perform? what are its strong points and downsides?
Can't play video:
My Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 (ZS550KL) can't play video with GALLERY of Asus but for photos work well.
Plese help me!
ZS550KL (Z01FD) does have a am/fm radio, laser for cam and ruler app, and the sound of the earbuds are great until you max the volume. The speaker volume is not the loudest I have heard, but it works just fine. The picture quality is nice, (a little grainy in low light), and the display is very bright and crisp. The processor speed and memory are more than enough to run multiple apps at a time, and the storage can be upgraded, adding a memory card to one of the slots of the dual sim tray.
I have upgraded to Android 7.0 N and have yet to have any problems with anything on the phone. I love the fingerprint reader on the back. It works well as long as you make sure to capture your print at the right angles. Battery life is very good. Sometimes it will take about 2 days for me to drain the battery with moderate use, (movies, hotspot, news, weather, and music).
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2017What is the exact price of this handset? Paid a little over 400usd with overnight delivery. Worth it in my opinion..
Guys...help please...just updated my Asus zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 to Android Nougat 7.0 after the update I could not access my Google play store...After the update my unit turns laggy...
Nick, 24 Dec 2016It's available in Indonesia ? Hard to find this one in here.Are you Indonesian,nick ?
rastin, 17 Dec 2016the price of this phone is 379$ not 530$ and its really good for this price and it will be ch... moreMy dearest brother.Thanks for your mentioning it.I must add that prices are different from place to place according to moderating circumstances!!Right now as I see ,it is $500!!Thank you again (Truly).Justice Rights.Omid12Omivar.