Peter2, 30 Apr 2017I got the 7.0 update... Everything works great, except the music app doesn't work properly (it... moreThis is typical "ASUS" issue that happen frequently.
It can't detect the Micro SD card properly after updates.
I first encounter this issue on Fonepad, and get the phone motherboard replaced 2 times to solve this issue and overall a quality issue (phone death).
Then, I got myself a Zenfone 2, also getting this issue after update firmware.
No problem to my micro SD card, it is the phone issue.
I downgrade software, factory reset, all no help. Suggest you consult at service center.
Just shutoff very often alone, most of the times when seeing videos. Less than 6 months using it, and just hate. Anyone knows why this is happening?
fonusr67, 27 Jun 2017will this worlk with verizon wireless in US?No, phone is unlocked GSM and Verizon is CDMA only.
Im here in saudi arabia im looking for this phone anywhere i cant find please help where can i buy asus zenfone 3 ultra🤔🤔
I have both the Mi Max & Zenfone 3 Ultra but definitely the Ultra is much more superior than the Mi Max in almost all aspects. The only thing that holds me to keep the Mi Max is just its battery life. Definitely, it has more battery life than the Ultra. I use it as a back up phone just in case my Ultra & Iphone 7+ battery would get drained. For me, the Ultra is my over all multi media phone. I just love the screen of this phone. I feel like I'm watching on TV and not on a phone. I use it mostly on my social media activities, watching videos on YT, Netflix or streaming movies. I just love the speaker of this phone. I don't need to use another speaker if I need to watch something. It's loud enough that i can hear the sounds very clearly. I also use it to edit the photos taken from my fujifilm XA2 that I posted on IG & FB. I don't really use the camera of this phone because I prefer my XA2 camera over my phone cameras. I can't say anything about the gaming performance of this phone because I don't play games on my phone. I think the high price of this phone is really justified because it's really a superior phone of its class & size. I had this phone since October 2016 and so far I'm still happy with it. I still couldn't find a phablet of this size that is more superior than the Ultra in my opinion. I highly recommend the Zenfone 3 Ultra if you really want a phablet of this size. I really hope the next generation of the Ultra line would be much more superior than this.
JJ, 14 Jun 2017It depends on your budget, but I would advise you check into it yourself, read reviews, watch ... moreIt's really difficult to justify the Zenfone 3 ultra's price because of the existence of the Mi Max. If the Zenfone 3 ultra only had an IR blaster in addition to all the other features it currently has (slimport, FM radio, etc.), then I'd say its worth more than the iphone 7 plus or samsung galaxy s8+.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2017Seriously, No. Better for you to buy the Mi Max Prime. The Mi Max Prime has a larger battery... moreIt depends on your budget, but I would advise you check into it yourself, read reviews, watch videos on Youtube (plenty of videos of Zenfone vs others on there). ThereĀs a reason why thereĀs a different in price between Mi Max and Zenfone, some of which will be quality of build materials of the case, camera specification, speakers and other specification differences. If you have narrowed your choice down to Mi Max and Zenfone, only you can decide what is important to you as some things will obviously be deal breakers. For example I see an IR blaster as a non-feature for me, alongside water resistance, but everyone has an opinion. Personally I looked at both and chose Zenfone as it had better reviews and I like the feel of a solid aluminium brick in my jeans pocket :-D
This phone is so big and cool, 4gb ram, 4600mAh batery... Amesome phone!
Peter2, 30 Apr 2017I got the 7.0 update... Everything works great, except the music app doesn't work properly (it... moreFactory reset your phone after the update, the Music app has been discontinued by Asus, a Factory reset would remove it and other old unmaintained Asus apps from your phone. Asus is planning to slowly discontinue most of its apps and replace them with Google's equivalent apps. For music you can use the default Google Play Music app or you can install any other player. They have also removed Asus Notes, Asus recommends to use Google Keep instead of it.
They have also planned to remove the gallery app in the next update, they gonna replace it with Google Photos. Asus's new plan is to combine stock Android app experience with their Zen UI.
juju, 26 May 2017is this phone worth buying?Seriously, No. Better for you to buy the Mi Max Prime. The Mi Max Prime has a larger battery (4850mAh vs. 4600mAh for the Zenfone ultra) so you enjoy the big screen longer. Both have the same screen resolution (1920x1080) and the same Snapdragon 652 processor so you're getting the same processing power and screen quality. The Mi Max has slightly smaller screen size (6.44" vs. 6.8" for the Zenfone ultra) but it is by no means a large disadvantage especially when you consider that the slightly smaller screen makes the Mi Max easier to handle and more pocketable. The Mi Max size is what I would call a 'true phablet (still a phone) while the Zenfone 3 ultra is more of a 'mini tablet' with phone functionality. The Mi Max also has an infrared blaster built in which gives you a powerful master remote controller for almost all your appliances everywhere you go (tv, dvd/bd/cd players, receivers/amplifiers, cable/satellite tv box, aircon, etc.). The Zenfone 3 ultra does not have remote control functionality. Lastly, you can get two Mi Max 128 GB phones for the price on one Zenfone 3 ultra 64GB phone. In short, the Zenfone 3 ultra is just not worth buying given its current price and lack of compelling features that justify its 2 times the price over the Mi Max.
Yelli, 20 May 2017My zenfone ultra just off while im watching a movie and im going to restart it it just loading... moretry holding the power button for thirty seconds or till the device shuts off and then turn it back on and see what happens.
My zenfone ultra just off while im watching a movie and im going to restart it it just loading for almost 3hrs already just the logo is shown what im going to do? I will just wait for it to get battery low and charge it?
accidentally dropped my phone about 2 feet from the ground, shattered the glass. now i have to pay $400 for a replacement. haha