I ordered mine from Ebay, Taiwan and received my Deluxe on early October. So I've been using it for more than 2 weeks. Mine is SN 820 with 64 Gb of storage. It coast me 699 Usd.
The machine is fast. When I say fast, it is seriously fast. Finger scanner is the quickest that I have seen. I've loaded over 4Gigs of apps and the did not have any negative effect on the performance.
Built quality is awesome, no way to compare with anything else. I live in Korea, so I had the chance to check even LG V 20. Asus looks and feels better in hand. LG's Nougat is better for sure but let's cross the fingers and hope there will be an upgrade.
The device is performing, ZenUi is allowing a lot of customization. Camera performance is more than sufficient, I seriously like the camera. It is fair to compare with I phone 7's cam. Though I phone is slightly better to my opinion. Sound output from 3.5mm jack is very strong. I use Poweramp paid version and happy with the sound quality. Original earbuds are reasonable but no way to compare with LG V 20's Bang Olufsen. LG V 20 had the best sound output that I have ever experience in an earbud. If this is a very important thing to you, I suggest you use high-quality wireless headsets such as Beats.
I had one problem so far; when I touch the gallery icon on the camera screen, it says there is no photo in the gallery then I send an error report to Asus, they return in the following 24hr, advised me to use internal storage instead of the micro sd. Instead of following their advice I'm using the gallery app (which is not on the camera screen) on the apps list. Their quick response was good. By the way, when you shoot over 8mb photos, your micro sd may not be able to response fast enough so the gallery app in the cam may not do the job on time. I'm not blaming Asus for that. But they could give me an advice on the minimum speed requirement of sd card that I should choose.
Another negative point is difficulties to find cover, screen protector and accessories. I had to order everything in the Ebay because nothing is available in Korea. I do not know other countries.
Battery capacity is not bad; with wifi internet and about 3 hours gaming per day, I spend 70% of the battery and 30% available when I finish the day.
Could Asus or a third-party please make a battery case for this device? I like those things.
Just like my zenfone 2, lasted a month out of the box before the digitiser broke and they refused to replace or fix it,
Customer service sucks, product sucks, specs for price suck, quality control appears to be no existent,
If you like being extremely disappointed with your purchases and messed around by the company then this may be the phone for you, seriously go and look at the reviews for asus on trust pilot, none of them have more than a 2/10 rating... I'm not just being bitter, don't make the same mistake i did.
khan, 03 Oct 2016where to buy in US?I ordered from ASUS store in US. My is coming Oct 26.
Dearest knowledge smartdevice enthusiasts.Undoubtedly,the one with the more security advanced SD 821,according to the specifications,is the Asus flagship in high ends with nowadays criteria!!However,the price hasn't been mentioned yet!Hopefully,it had 10 fingers simultaneously touch points as we see in Asus deluxe 3!!But,nevertheless,it is a lovely phablet of high quality searchers!!!Justice Rights.
Just pre-order the AZ3D ..I'm hoping it'll fit my daily need since I'm moving up from a Note 4... Crossing my finger every band will work on t-mobile and maybe update in the feature for wifi calling and hotspot
phone collector, 28 Sep 2016Has anyone confirmed this phone is dual sim dual active? Please someone chime in and confirm ... moreWhen I called n talked to asus toll free number, they said zenfone3 deluxe is dual standby only. Not dual active. But in specs of some sites like gsmarena, they are showing that zenfone3 deluxe is dual active.I am in confusion.
After reading the reviews on PC magazine, I decided to go with the a ZTC Axon 7 with those stereo speakers. It has less ram at 4gb, but that's fine, 5.5" is smaller, but it has a bigger battery.
it's GOOD for CAMERA & RAM . BUT battry is very bad for use in business use
bernds, 16 Oct 2016No, it's not available in the Asus web storeIt's available on Ebay.
khan, 03 Oct 2016where to buy in US?You can buy directly from ASUS store on the web.
This phone was announced in May 2016 and still isn't available in Germany. Will it ever see the German market?
Raedkuwait, 14 Oct 2016Hi, i have soney z5 that runs on google
Marshmallow and it has multiuser support!
That's a customization made by Sony and few other manufacturers who still wanted for retain multiuser support on Marshmallow.
ASUS on other hand didn't make such modifications.