Good luck getting the Android Nougat update if you buy this phone. Users that have the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe are just barely getting the Android M update six months after it was officially released. I used to own an Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe and switched to a different phone since Asus likes to take forever to release updates. Not only that but, this phone has supposedly been out since last month. Yet a phone that is made in Taiwan isn't available in Taiwan upon release date. Go figure.
I thought they said around 499$ for the SD820? It cost way more than that! 750$ in the Philippines. And 930$ for the SD821! Are they nutts?! I am very disappointed ASUS!
This phone it's a not only a beauty, 4.2mm wow, but it's also a beast, snap dragon 821, 6GB wow. This is the best phone in the world as we speak, sorry samsung users. the specs are just unbeatable! Also the Xiaomi MI 5 is a great phone. (7.2mm snap dragon 820) with a dream price but unfortunately, in the USA, its NOT supporting the frequency for LTE by most carriers, (Ting.com will support I think the 2600mhz). So I cant wait to put hands on this beauty with hope the US retail would be $450.00.
All other specs is awesome....I expect the battery will be at least 3500mAh...its so dissapointing the battery for Zenfone 3 Deluxe is just 3000mAH whereas the LCD Display is is quite big 5.7 inches..
parag 8080320320, 02 Sep 2016deluxe is very very high price
no water proof
no s pen
no back gorilla glass
no more co... moreI did see that the new samsung brought back the RF function for television. The rest of the intustry following in its footsteps wouldnt suprise me much. I would love to be able to sit down and turn on my tv without getting up to get my remote off the tv stand.
parag 8080320320, 02 Sep 2016deluxe is very very high price no water proof no s pen no back gorilla glass no more co... more"deluxe is very very high price no water proof no s pen no back gorilla glass no more colours option no radio no 5000 mph big battery no wireless charging no handset avaliable on line after launch no more service centre only 2 ..." well its actually launching in the usa at around 500 USD for the lower end model and 600-700 for the higher end model. it has amazing specs for a phone of that price range. No need for wireless charging. its a slower method and not really as great as it sounds. it has an IP66 I believe. so no it cannot be submerged, but rain and average spills shouldn't hurt it too badly. it has no gorilla glass on the back because IT HAS A METAL BODY! I do agree the colors are slightly limitting, but by that logic so is all of the high end apple phones and every samsung with only three color options as well. There doesnt need to be a radio because instead it has nfc. just go out and buy an alarm clock. that has better signal and sound than any phone radio ever would, plus you can just download pandora. The battery may seem small, but in reality the 3000 mAh (MILI-AMP NOT MILES PER HOUR!) batter is enough to charge a tesla battery almost half way. I dont understand the rest of your complaints, but with the 6 GB of ram the 64GB of rom and the fastest processor on the market today, fastest storage available on the market today and one of the best GPUs on the market today, it is more than amazing for the price. I wouldnt change a thing about this phones specs. On paper, its the best phone you can buy for the money and the best phone you can buy for the most impressive specs. I cant wait to buy this phone, but if you have reservations, continue to study up on the specs and tell me what specifically you dont like about it.
deluxe is very very high price
no water proof
no s pen
no back gorilla glass
no more colours option
no 5000 mph big battery
no wireless charging
no handset avaliable on line after launch
no more service centre only 2 yes two in mumbai india
Does it really have Infrared Port? In specs, say it have, but in every video and image of this phone, I could not see the infrared sensor.....
well i would really like to see a comparison between zf3 deluxe and nubia z11. in Europe they will be about the same price (less than 20euro price difference from what i see), their specs are about the same (camera is the most different), about same build and quality. i believe software will be the big thing to differentiate them. and of course software upgrades (asus kinda sux here, they were 5 months overdue with android 6.0 on zf2 ze551ml which was their top of the line)
ASUS is like the Volkswagen of phones.
They make good problem free devices, they have good after-sales service, they implement stringent quality control but at the end of the day no one prefers to buy their devices because they lack anything unique about them.
They just announced the Snapdragon 821 model in August. They are rolling them out slowly by region (starting in Asia) -- just recently launched in the Philippines. Give it several weeks to hit the States. The Deluxe is on their products website, just not on the store they send American (or whatever territory it hasn't launched in yet) visitors to.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2016usa only i think well I live in the US and the Asus website does not even show the any of the 3 models; none! Only the 2 models
Does anyone know if there is a single country that this phone is been released at? I cannot see any country that got this phone. There are some who got 3/ultra/laser but none to my knowledge got deluxe yet. Will Asus ever release this phone anywhere? They have been talking about releasing it for past several months but nothing shows that they will actually do it!
Does any one know if the Snapdragon 821 variant will be available for Europe or not ? Also an approximation on when will it be available. I have seen that the normal Zenfone 3 is already available but not the deluxe version.
This would be a great phone if it ever came out. Been waiting since May and still not released? W.T.H. ASUS?! By the time this comes out there will be a lot of other new handsets to choose from.
Anwar, 29 Aug 2016Honestly, the machine has a massive performance, and well designed and shaped, the only thing ... moreOne Plus 3 is and Mi5 is much better and value for the money package.Zenfone delux is very costly smartphone.I don't think it will going to create any magic.Last year Zenfone 2 having lots of bugs and Asus didn't provide any major software update to eliminate existing bugs concentrating only to launch new devices.