BigPep2-43, 06 Mar 2017This phone has battery issues. My phone has to be plugged into a charger at least twice a day... moreI bought the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe Shimmer Gold (ZS570KL) in November 2016 and it mostly delivers (ASUS_Z016D: 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 - 2.15GHz). To all of you saying a lot of bad things about it, please get your facts straight.
BATTERY: this phone has powerful hardware specs and so, it OBVIOUSLY requires a good power income. So, all you need to do is minimize the power consumption by not having 10 different background apps running at the same time and consuming battery like candys. I charge it every 2 days +/- and can play demanding games through 3 hours straight without any problem (didn't try further than that as I mostly game on my ASUS desktop).
PERFORMANCE: Pretty much great. Had 1 laggy moment that lasted for about 2 seconds from November 2016 until today. And had 1 bug or 2 (software issues, not hardware). 1st bug: the phone frozen 3 different times when I was trying to unlock an application through pattern unlocking and I had to restart it. 2nd bug: The number of unread SMS was showing 109, for example, when in reality it was only 1 or 2 unread SMS. Reseting it fixed those bugs. Not much more I can say about that. Overall, very good performance.
CAMERA: Very, very good. Though the 23MP back camera is somewhat a false advertisement as it lacks the excellence it should deliver. BUT, you can count on awesome quality camera and very good photos in pitch dark rooms and some other cool features.
Today I upgraded to Android v7.0 Nougat. Great!
In case you wish me to aproach on more specific details, feel free to ask.
How ironic that this flagship phone didn't get Nougat yet whereas ZenFone 3 users already have Nougat
I use this device from last October. I also use Asus ROG Computer. Actually the laptop was the reason to rely on Asus to bu a phone. It was a big mistake. There is still no news, not even a word about Nougat update. Shame! I will never spend a cent for any other Asus device ever!
Babak, 04 Mar 2017It seems your phone has battery problem. This phone does not have battery issues. This phone has battery issues. My phone has to be plugged into a charger at least twice a day. I get horrible battery life time. Asus needs to roll out an update improving battery life for this phone. Trust me if I would've known it would've been this bad I would've never bought this phone.
BigPep2-43, 14 Feb 2017I own the 570KL with S821 and 256GB onboard storage. Does anyone else notice how the battery ... moreIt seems your phone has battery problem. This phone does not have battery issues.
this phone doesn't lag but if you want a more faster smoother experience with this phone,i suggest installing another launcher like Nova Launcher or Google Launcher.the stock ZEN UI launcher seem abit cluttered to me and it seems to work a lot better after switching to Nova launcher.now i'm just waiting for the Nougat update....seeing ASUS's track record on rolling out the next iteration of android,expect a lot of delays and frustration just to see the update get rolled out to the masses.while other devices are getting Android Oreo,we'd still be stuck on Marshmallow...
Well, my point is, don't get deceived with the spec of the phone, there are more component other than the hardware to choose your phone. My asus prev phone is shitty, i don't know about this one, but considering my 2 prev phone is asus and it's really below my expectation, i just can't bring myself to believe in asus product anymore.
If it turns out this phone is better, then i congratulate you, i will still not buying another asus product tho (only the smartphone, lol).
Which one is better Oppo R9s or Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe because this two phone is in same price
misc, 17 Jan 2017Beware of asus 'high spec' turns out to be lack of optimization on their device. I already exp... morei fell so sad when i see you command, someone is less know about phone and write the use less command.
Disappointing; no Nougat update and they even don't say when?????
misc, 17 Jan 2017Beware of asus 'high spec' turns out to be lack of optimization on their device. I already exp... moreI think you should buy it first and experience it before gave the negative comments here without experience it.. And please don't compare asus zenfone 2 deluxe (intel chipset) with Asus Zenfone 3 deluxe (snapdragon chipset) because it's totally different when comparing for whole performance..
I don't know why many negative comments in Gsm arena for this smartphone
Here is my point of view after using this smartphone more than a weeks
Looks premium and beautiful
Battery can last longer when compared with S6 edge Plus and Note 5
Beautiful gaming graphics and performance
Fast speed performance
Nice beautiful camera!
Thanks God there's 60fps setup for video recording
Fingerprints is not that good when compared with others chinese brand
The screen not so sensitive when my finger just got a little bit sweat it became insensitive when touched
Lack of memory card dedicated slot (hybrid sim slot issue)
Still waiting for nougat update up until today.. (as flagship smartphone Asus should focused for android update)
BigPep2-43, 14 Feb 2017I own the 570KL with S821 and 256GB onboard storage. Does anyone else notice how the battery ... moreTry disabling the google app,or disable for it to always be listening for "OK google", this wqs draining my battery majorly on a Zenpad s 8.0,also try setting screen brightness to auto.
I own the 570KL with S821 and 256GB onboard storage. Does anyone else notice how the battery drains super quick on this phone? Crazy how my wife iPhone 7 plus blows my phone out of the water when it comes to battery. Asus needs to roll out firmware to improve the battery and roll out Nougat.
AnonD-372934, 07 Feb 2017I agree with you, I too have the ZenFone 2 ZE551ML and was swayed by the promises to upgrade t... moreI think you not set your update to automatic in data or wifi..
Make the phone autodownload and check tje latest firmware on your setting.. There will downliad and update automatic..