Anyone know if the gray version is available in The Philippines? Visayas region. The official Asus store in SM Cebu said only Silver or Pink is available in Philippines? (not sure if that's true).Thanks
mary, 28 Dec 2016Is there a difference in Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra CHINA and INTERNATIONAL versions? Does the CHIN... moreDearest lady.For some private reasons,Chinese versions do not support Google,but the glo versions support Google and its regarded related apps!!!That's what I can say now!!Justice Rights,Omid12Omidvar,....
Is there a difference in Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra CHINA and INTERNATIONAL versions? Does the CHINA version have Google Play Store? Anyone knows? Thanks!
BigPhonesOptions, 23 Dec 2016sCaptainWalker I'm a fan! I enjoy reading all the positives things you write here about the ph... moreI agree that the phone (for what it is) is overpriced. I should be about $ 150 - $200 cheaper. Having said that though I have a phone that is built like a Bentley and looks and feels fantastic and knowing Asus' commitment to excellence I do not doubt that a lot of time effort and money went into designing and building this phone so despite the fact the high cost hurts I still feel like I got what I needed and wanted.
The build quality of the phone is superb and it runs buttery smooth. The screen is excellent with very accurate colours. So much easier to use and see what you are doing on this big screen.
Tested out the anti-motion blur feature and it works brilliantly... all that annoying blurring is now gone.
sCaptainWalker I'm a fan! I enjoy reading all the positives things you write here about the phone,
your enthusiasm is genuine and influential!
I think that Asus should contact you and arrange some reward for your service to them because I feel that you are doing them a great service here :)
there seems to be a niche market for those who are looking for a large screen phone (myself included) the main idea is to replace the needs for a tablet i.e. avoid the need to carry a tablet AND a phone.
I think the ultimate size is around the 7 inch mark very compact yet much larger screen than the common 5.5 inch phablets around,
it seems to be very difficult to find a phone or mini tablet made without compromises or either the camera (if it's a tablet) or screen size (if it's a phone good specs but smaller screen under 6 inch)
making phone calls on the large device might look ridiculous to certain people but I don't care personally first because I hardly make calls and second because when I do I use the inbuilt speaker anyways as I don't care for the radiation to go straight into my head thanks,
Huawei came up with the P8 max in 2015 it was a very compelling device but comparing to today's devices it will now be quite outdated no USB 3 speeds older generation camera no fingerprint etc...
and at the time it came out it was quite expensive so not so affordable,
the Zenfone 3 Ultra I feel suffers from the same 'disadvantages' of the P8 max of the past, it is an interesting phone with a large display yet without sacrifising the camera I think it has a decent camera from what I've seen online
yet the price of it, no matter how excited I get from looking at reviews and especially from reading CaptainWalker's reviews here, the cost of it is just NOT justified
it has a mid ranger CPU and FHD resolution screen intead of QHD for insance, it has USB Type C but not USB 3 speeds, this phone is worth 400$-500$, now, I don't think Snapdragon 652 is incapable of doing things
or that FHD resolution is not enough BUT for the price Asus should have imbued it with flagship specs, Snapdragon 820 and QHD resolution, or price the device properly at 400$-500$, now eventually the
phone price might decrease but by the time the technology in it would be outdated just the same thing that happened with the P8 max which nowadays is sold for a reasonalbe price.
the only thing left to do is wait for to see if a p10 max would be made either with really flagship specs and flagship price or midrange specs and midrange price, or maybe Sony can finally come up with a z ultra followup?
or maybe LeEco should revisit their original design with the Letv max? maybe someone else would come with a nice compact tablet or huge phone with good specs? at the moment it is NOT worhtwhile to spend
the money on the Zenfone 3 Ultra , it is still overpriced for what you get.
Francisco , 20 Dec 2016I really wanted this phone, now I have it, I like it but I think I'll have to have it replac... moreHopefully you have done the full system updates. Lots of people fault a phone - I'm not saying you - when there is a correctable software issue. I've had 5 system updates since I got mine a few weeks ago. Each time I could feel the phone working better, camera and all.
As for 4G issues. None on my side. I'm regularly getting between 70 and 104 Mbit/s download speed and 20 -35 Mbit/s uploads on Three network in the UK.
I really wanted this phone, now I have it, I like it but I think I'll have to have it replaced,I have TWO PROBLEMS
1 the camera is fantastic WHEN FOCUSING WORKS, I have to keep cycling between front and rear cameras, until it decides to work, so that spur of the moment pictures are compromised.
2 people on the other side of the line seem not to hear me ( from the same places I used to call with my previous Note 4).
Another problem of my own making, is that it has no 4G connection since I had it brought from Taiwan and there are not available band 2 and band 4 4G models does anyone know if using a Huawei 4G hotspot which says 150mbps, and which emits over WIFI will get my phone to high speed? ( it isn't that bad trough H+) thank you.
I'm going to order it now from Eglobal Central UK. Thanks for your help.
Adeel 456, 05 Dec 2016Where can I buy this phone from if I live in UK? A legit place please Thanks AdeelScroll this forum. Thanks.
Yep it's in my hands!! The second ZF3U!!!! LOL. Ordered on 11th December From eglobal central and delivered nicely on time by DPD to my home at 13:30 16th December. Packaging was excellent. Lots of bubble wrap all around the box. Unboxing etc in the next few seconds. I apologise for being such a walking talking advert for this phone. People should choose other phones that suits their needs.
Adeel 456, 04 Dec 2016Thank for your reply Captain. I checked the E Global and there seems to be really bad reviews.... moreAs mentioned previously by me - it's not a problem. Everybody is entitled to buy what they want. I had very clearly set out in other posts at list of things that were relevant in selecting a phone. I'm delighted that people have found other phones that suit them. People tend to believe bad news more than well reference views. Isn't that the case?
Apologies to those who don't like me banging on about the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZF3U). I just bought another one!! There are people out there moaning about stuff, simply because they don't know that they don't know how to operate this phone, and they won't take the time to find out how to work it. So - advanced is this phone!! Actually this phone is not for ordinary folk. Those who want to believe those people who don't know what they're talking about, can buy other phones - it's all fine.
k, 08 Dec 2016There are good outlets in UK . Google itThe phone isn't officially sold in the UK, so you just have to choose a foreign company who will ship it to the UK.
Adeel 456, 05 Dec 2016Where can I buy this phone from if I live in UK? A legit place please Thanks AdeelThere are good outlets in UK . Google it
Where can I buy this phone from if I live in UK? A legit place please
Pingg, 14 Oct 2016Could you please check the auto focusing between the close subject and far away subject contin... moreI got the phone, more often than not, it just doesn't focus properly with the main camera, I tweak around by switching cameras, doesn't always work, I then got the Fv-5 camera, which doesn't show the focus problems, but doesn't have a 23 MP Capability, all of that is very annoying, I think it's a software glitch Asus keeps not correcting. And I don't know where to write to complain about.
TJ, 26 Oct 2016Does this phone work with AT&T's 4G LTE in the United States?No ZU680KL model won't work with ATT because it doesn't sport B2 nor B4 LTE Bands, get a 4g huawei router to get around this problem.
TJ, 26 Oct 2016Does this phone work with AT&T's 4G LTE in the United States?This particular model ZU680KL ( ultra) doesn't have LTE band 2 nor band 4 reception, it has almost all the other ones, ATT uses band 2, the only thing you can do, is look for other company, if they don't know what you are talking about, just borrow a SIM card, slide it in and check if your LTE does work. I have the same problem in Mexico, I think a way around this would be to get a Huawei hotspot and have it in your other pocket it'll receive 4g and feed your phone at high speed via WiFi.
CaptainWalker, 03 Dec 2016Scroll this forum and numbered links for my other shoutings from rooftops about the ZF3U. :))
... moreThank for your reply Captain. I checked the E Global and there seems to be really bad reviews. Are they genuine or fake from competitors? I am currently using a lumia 1520 so size is not a problem its actually why I chose this instead of the Zenfone 3 deluxe. Also you know of any other sites where I can purchase for uk which are legit?
Thanks again Captain