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!
AnonD-665858, 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.
AnonD-670705, 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
Can someone help me where to buy this phone aside from online shops?
Thanks in advance
I got the 7.0 update... Everything works great, except the music app doesn't work properly (it worked great prior to the update). And the sd card continues to be re mounted (stayed mounted prior to update) and when turning the screen on the mounting process makes the screen slightly glitchy because of it.. Anyone else have this issue?
Can someone please answer my question : Is this Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra ZU680KL work with T-Mobile 4G LTE?
My Zenfone 3 Ultra has now updated to nougat and I can confirm it works really well. The OS is smooth and the phone is very responsive.
I had this phone for 4 months I love it but it just went blank 2 days ago. I had in the front pocket of my jeans and when I took it out it the screen went blank. I hate where the placed the on and off button. Very clumsy.
Jadzia200, 06 Apr 2017Mind updated to the 7.0 Nougat. So far I haven't noticed anything different about this vers... moreSo the Android Nougat 7.0 OS is still not stable yet to be upgraded to this ZenFone 3 Ultra?
AnonD-657635, 31 Mar 2017Did anyone upgrade the Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra to Android Nougat 7.0 latest OS? Any comment about... moreMind updated to the 7.0 Nougat.
So far I haven't noticed anything different about this version.
The only complaint is that Google Play music won't play all of my tunes from my SD card. Not sure if it's a google play issue or Asus issue.
I put the SD Card in my Shield K1 tablet which also has Nougat and can play the songs I wasn't able to play on this unit.
I had to download another music app just to play those tunes.