This device seems a well designed phablet for those who find good use of a combo, light and powerful multimedia handset. It very well replaces a high end tablet and an alternative phone. There are hundreds of thousands who are just waiting for it to be availble. Millions would grab if priced correctly. Surprising to see why Asus does not recognise this market niche ? It is over six months and not yet easily available !
GSMArena wrote that it has a infrared port, but it doesn't. It has a IR sensor for the camera but not for controling some IR devices, for example TV, dSLR and such... As LG G3, G4 and G5 has IR so that you can control these devices.
Is that true?
AnonD-595602, 09 Oct 2016I've had mine (4gb & 64gb)a couple of weeks now (this has replaced my Samsung Note 3, whic... moreDid you purchase your ultra in an online store? If yes, appreciate if you can please share the link. Thanks advance
Dason, 13 Oct 2016I just held the Asus Zebfone 3Ultra in my hands a few minutes ago. What can I say...its a p... moreNice comment! I was about to get this phone yesterday but I was informed about the pre ordering of the LG V20 that would give me a chance to own a 200GB micro sd slot and an extra battery. I was really after the size of this phone but when I saw the price, it's on the same category as the V20 already and when I got a chance to see the LG's device I was shocked at the way it performed! So fast and the screen is fantastic! The camera is great and the freebies are hard to resist! If only Asus made the price a little cheaper than the V20, I could have chosen it over LG.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016Definitely the Asus zenfone 3 Ultra has a better camera compared to the Mi Max. Could you please check the auto focusing between the close subject and far away subject continuously? I found 2 video in the youtube that zenfone 3 ultra is frequently stuck the focus to the subject.
please check this video
Dason, 13 Oct 2016I just held the Asus Zebfone 3Ultra in my hands a few minutes ago.
What can I say...its a p... moreReally grateful for writing here,i will take note of all your points.
i will consolidate all pros and cons on both devices,and will make a final decision in November.
More opinions are most welcome.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2016Very helpful information,i only have one budget and only one choice to decide,either Ultra or ... moreI just held the Asus Zebfone 3Ultra in my hands a few minutes ago.
What can I say...its a pocketful of screen...cosmetically its simple, and nothing that will blow you away. But the screen, that's another thing...I was secretly wishing that other makes came with the same screen size. Being 6.8" diagonally, its close to a 7" tablet and could be a useful toy on flights.
Camera is fast and took great image which I snapped very casually. I liked the end result and the colors. Ditto for videos I watched on youtube. And the sound quality of the speakers was not bad; so you should be able to enjoy your videos satisfactorily. Additionally, Its dual sim, NFC, Infra Red and has a huge battery to power its way through the day. One function, that I certainly did not like was the volume rocker that's located on the back of the phone. Having experienced how inconvenient it can be with my LGV10, side volume rockers are any time more convenient and practical.
I'm currently using a LG-V10 and am thoroughly thoroughly happy with it - even though the battery gets eaten to 50% by midday. For that, I carry an extra battery and have no probs with getting through the day. I'm not a heavy user but yes I do click pictures for my work and listen to a lot of music. Its also tethered to my LG Urbane LTE wrist watch. My main reason for clinging on to my V10 is the HIFI DAC chip that treats me to high fidelity music which no other phone comes close to, and two, the excellent excellent camera with laser focus and OIS; not to mention the IPS screen is vivid and sharp, complementing every picture that's taken on it.
Despite Asus' Zenphone 3 Ultra screen size being bigger than the LG-V20, I would go in for the V20 without a doubt - that's a no brainer. The camera has been upgraded too. I'm eagerly waiting to have it in my hands.
AnonD-595602, 09 Oct 2016I've had mine (4gb & 64gb)a couple of weeks now (this has replaced my Samsung Note 3, whic... moreVery helpful information,i only have one budget and only one choice to decide,either Ultra or LG V20.
This is critical,If i pick the wrong one,i can't afford further.
So like to hear from more ultra users here of the advantages and disadvantages.
Your opinions here will be a great help to me to decide whether ultra or LG V20.
I have a month to consider,as v20 will only be available in November,so please help me to decide,your feedback/comments will be grateful.
i repeat this again,this is very critical decision,i can't afford to regret if i pick the wrong one,because i only have one budget.Please help.
AnonD-357090, 11 Oct 2016I am considering a Mimax or this Zenfone Ultra since you have both which is better. My maine p... moreAfter having both phones (mi max and zenfone 3 Ultra) for 3 weeks I guess, I could really really say that the Mi Max is way way below than the Zenfone 3 Ultra. The higher price tag of the zenfone 3 Ultra is quite justified once you start using it. Definitely it is really a premium phone thus you need to pay a premium price if you want it.
AnonD-357090, 11 Oct 2016I am considering a Mimax or this Zenfone Ultra since you have both which is better. My maine p... moreDefinitely the Asus zenfone 3 Ultra has a better camera compared to the Mi Max.
nanivon, 19 Sep 2016Here in Manila I got mine yesterday at Voice Solutions in Theater Mall, Greenhills. So far, th... moreI am considering a Mimax or this Zenfone Ultra since you have both which is better. My maine purpose is a camera phone. hope you could help.Right now using s7 edge but i need a bigger screeen as my eyes are pretty bad.
I've had mine (4gb & 64gb)a couple of weeks now (this has replaced my Samsung Note 3, which looks tiny in comparison to this huge beast of a phablet) and am hugely impressed with the build quality and usability of the ultra.
It is huge and when I first opened the box I did think I'd maybe gotten a bit carried away with the whole big screen thing. However, 2 weeks later and can well and truly say that I'm now used to the size (and now only feel a little bit ridiculous talking on the phone in public) and am extremely happy with the purchase. The large screen is amazing, the sound is excellent, battery life is 1 day plus with heavy usage. No software issues whatsoever. It has handled everything thrown at it so far (games, streaming movies, etc) with ease. Just a good sized nearly 7 inch tablet that happens to have (also very good) telephony capabilities. Highly recommended for big screen lovers (note:must have reasonably sized hands to handle!!!).
Please asus......just mend few mistakes
1 please improve battery
2 include stylus as needed in such a huge phone like this
3 a dedicated slot for microSD card
I m really big fan of huge phones.....and 6.8 is I guess maximum u can get....so ur efforts are really appreciable.....just plz take care of few things mentioned above and no phone can compete zenfone 3 ultra
Asus launched another flop in India ...Zenfone 3 ultra . Keep it up. You have lost touch after Zenfone 2 series.
Imran , 25 Sep 2016You are forgetting Huawei P8 Max, it is still going strong with me after a year. I am thinking... moreRight. Huawei P8 Max is very similar to ZU680kl due to its body scale and specs.
P8mx=182.7x93x6.8mm vs z3ultra=186.4x93.9x6.8mm.Very impressed by their thinness.Equal screen sizes and just a few gram differences 228g vs ultras 233g. P8Max Batterys capacity is close to asus 3 ultra. P8MX has better cpu. But iam in this phones orbit becuase of its camera which is better (23 vs 16 megapix.)
Now, one thing bothers me about Asus zenfone 3 ultra is that.. ALLEGEDLY >>>
.. this phone has software issue and seriously its speakerphones are malfunctioning!
That people on the other side cannot hear asus zen3 ultra user when speakerphone is on and thats because of its michrophones automatic deactivation.
If that is the case please could some of you who bought this phone give a try the on a conference call and reply here if that is true or not.