This is actually my dream phone. i really love this phone, the specifications are beast! like if will also watch the videos on YT on the comparisons of the phablets, this is the No.1 on all the phones out there at the moment.
if you're a gamer, strongly recommend this phone, even for people who loves watching movies and streaming, this one is the King!
DAICHI from The Philippines
nanivon, 19 Sep 2016Here in Manila I got mine yesterday at Voice Solutions in Theater Mall, Greenhills. So far, th... moreI have a V20 now and after getting it I am planning to sell it and I am planning to get a phone with a bigger screen. Either a Mate 9 or this Zenfone 3 Ultra. I know I could do better with the cameras of the V20 and the Mate 9 but the overall experience is different with the Zenfone 3 Ultra. Its look is unique, the speakers are great and the camera is also great. The screen looks fantastic as what reviews are saying. I think when I already sold my V20, I will buy this phone already.
BluSleeper, 06 Jan 2017It'd true. Silver only for the Philippines. You can order online or abroad for that color. I ... moreThanks @BluSleeper. Managed to buy the grey version on eBay UK and a friend brought it over to Philli. Grey's the best colour for me, and seems to be less slippery to hold than the others.
Great bit of kit in general. I've come from a LG G4 (superb phone + camera) but the Ultra beats it in almost everything ...except the camera + no IR blaster. Battery lasts me an average of 3 days, speakers are superb for music as well as speaker calls (not really understanding everyone's complaints about the speakerphone), fast response for all apps and perfect sized screen for everything. Admittedly, it is quite heavy to hold one handed. If anyone likes big screen phones and doesn't mind it being heavy I can't recommend it enough tbh.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2017are you using 02 i am thinking of getting the phone would like to know if its okay on this net... moreI was using Giff Gaff up to a few weeks ago, which I think uses O2 backbone and it was ok. I am now using Plusnet. You should check phone frequencies and what O2 use before purchase. Good luck.
JJ, 10 Jan 2017Good afternoon
thanks for all the great feedback on this phone. I am in no way affiliated t... moreare you using 02 i am thinking of getting the phone would like to know if its okay on this network ?
Must lwught, 19 Jan 2017Why do you buy this phone . Therr is xisomi mi max which has better quality and less price.and... more I was considering the Mi Max before I bought this phone and it may be cheaper but the reviews on build quality and in general weren't so good. This phone isn't for everyone as its huge, but quality is very good. It just depends on your individual needs and budgets, everyone needs to decide what is for them.
abdullah1971, 24 Jan 2017does it have custom rom like cm? miui? does it had root twrp?I think this is still pending, a few people have asked Asus to enable root access and apparently they are working on delivering ability to root it maybe in first quarter this year, then I guess someone will start making custom roms. I am waiting too.
Kate13, 27 Jan 2017@JJ - What did you get in the box for £430? Did you get any earphones in the box?Official components are listed on Asus site, listed as ASUS ZenEar S with Mic (hi-res supported, DTS fine-tuned), USB-C Cable 2.0, Ejector Pin, USB Power Adapter, Documentation (User Guide, Warranty Card)
Its what I got in the box.
CaptainWalker, 21 Dec 2016Hopefully you have done the full system updates. Lots of people fault a phone - I'm not saying... moreThank you for your time, I'll be patient, and check again for the updates.
does it have custom rom like cm? miui? does it had root twrp?
Francisco , 22 Jan 2017It doesn't receive LTE from ATT because it lacks LTE bandS 2 and 4, I found the hard way, ye... moreDoes the phone at least get phone calls in the US for AT&T? I might make the sacrifice of LTE if the HSPA + is good and the calls work.
I am doing so from a theoretical perspective.
you say: "In other words they seem to have gotten the most and best of the configuration at reduced cost"
the phone is NOT sold at a REDUCED cost, this phone is too expensive for what it offers, the hardware of it each and each component is not worth the price ASUS is asking,
yes it may well be superb phone with wonderful synergy and I'm actually interested in it myself BUT it's not worth more than 400$-450$, the components in it - doesnt matter how well they work still not add up to more than 400$-450$ value,
I suggest to people to wait a few month till the price drops to what the phone is actually worth, OR see if there'll be a Zenfone 4 ultra a successor in May (the new Zenfone family) now if the new Zenfone 4 ultra would be just as expensive let's hope that this time ASUS will put in it components which are worth the price they're asking, or by that time hopefully the cost of the older Zenfone 3 ultra would drop to what it's worth.
TJ, 26 Oct 2016Does this phone work with AT&T's 4G LTE in the United States?It doesn't receive LTE from ATT because it lacks LTE bandS 2 and 4, I found the hard way, yet it works decently with H+ 3G,, and WiFi transferred from a Huawei hotspot.
BigPhonesOptions, 08 Jan 2017it's very okay to like the phone :)
why could they not have used a more powerful CPU from the... more@BigPhonesOptions
When you say the price of the phone is a ripoff can you please confirm once and for all, if you have long term direct experience of using the phone (as I have)? The answer to this should be a simple yes or no - but passing strange if would be, if you suddenly declare a yes.
When you say 'Im not saying the phone is not good or doesnt have a wonderful synergy between the components' - youre still not declaring any real working knowledge of its synergy of components. You then go on to ask about more processing power. This means you like all others in a debate out there on specs, are doing so from a theoretical perspective.
I've never experienced anything crippling about ZenUI on this phone. Perhaps you could reveal the basis of your conclusion about that.
Note that I am not into a debate on specs and why not this processor or that processor. You could of course ask ASUS, directly your questions on more powerful CPU from the 8xx family.
If anyone wants to have a discussion about real performance of the phone in real life, Id welcome that. I'm not here to defend ASUS putting in a lower power processor. However, I could see the business wisdom of working harder at synergy of components to reduce production cost and maximise performance. In other words they seem to have gotten the most and best of the configuration at reduced cost. I'm happy with the price for the value I have in my hands. Others may not and that's totally fine.