This is the first time I am using an Asus mobile. Actually this Zenfone-3(5.2" display, 3gb RAM, 32gb ROM version) is an amazing mobile when compared with many same priced/same processor mobiles. I am using this since last 3 weeks. My evaluations are as follows.
1. ultra clear display with very good brightness but not comparable with AMOLED displays while using under direct sunlight.
2. Superb speed for operations, wi-fi and data when compared with other mobiles with the same type processor.
3. amazing back and front cameras. back camera with OIS(or EIS?) is very helpful for shaky hand people whil recording videos. GIF format available for video recording.
4. good clear sound through speaker but not very loud like they are claiming.
5. ultra smooth touch.
6. superb UI, even better than MiUI, lot of customizations.
7. very easy to use.
8. getting frequent updates, expecting update'O' soon.
9. Good battery backup. With wi-fi & data on 24hrs(whatsapp & facebook active), lots of calls, I am getting more than a day battery support.
10. screen sharing available.
11. lots of themes available.
12. good network and wi-fi connectivity.
13. JioSIM (VoLte) works perfectly.
14. Excellent call clarity.
15. In built call recorder.
16. good RAM management with superb cleaner.
1. very slippery design.
2. will not show internet/wi-fi speed.
3. lots of bloatware, but you can disable/uninstall which are not needed.
If anyone needs any help, feel free to write.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2017does this support quallcomm quickcharge 2.0? No it does not. This is confirmed by Asus and also a sticker on the back of the phone, 5v@2a=10w.
Amazing Handset, Awesome Picture Clarity, Beautiful Look and Fabulous Touch while using the handset. This is the right Choice, An amazing handset at reasonable cost....... I'm loving it1................
nerdluck, 11 Oct 2017I've been using this for a year now. No issues here - well, nothing a good hard reset after ev... moreYou're right! Our phone (I have one too) has a 1/2 camera sensor which is considered pretty large for a camera phone (same size as the Zenfone 4 sensors) and it has 16mp instead of the now usual 12mp meaning you can probably zoom in with your Zenfone 3 5.2 around 2x and even though it's not optical, it will more or less become like a 12mp crop so basically it can function just like a Zenfone 3 zoom phone. By the way, I bought a Zenfone 3 zoom in in just a few months the physical volume buttons stopped working then I got a white line on the screen. I think they have a problem with their screens but somehow the ZE520KL was spared. I'm back to my ZE520KL again.
I've been using this for a year now. No issues here - well, nothing a good hard reset after every major software update can't deal with, anyway. The physical design and build is just stunning, the daily performance and battery life are great, the camera is pretty good. ZenUI is hardly the perfect skin but Asus has been cleaning it up over the past few updates, especially with the recent 4.0 launcher update... Now waiting for the full ZenUI 4.0 + Android Oreo upgrade.
With the jacked-up prices of the new Zenfone 4 devices, there's all the more reason to hang on to my ZE520KL for quite a while yet.
Sham , 23 Sep 2017DO NOT PURCHACE THIS PHONE the camera will after some time stop focusing leaving you with a p... moreI've been using this phone since the launch and I never had any problem so far. I believe this is one of the best mid-range phone so far. Maybe you are the unfortunate ones. If its a software issue, try factory reset and see if it resolves the issue.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2017issue with camera auto focus after updating. Same, i just restored to factoey settings and it got fixed. Try it
Boy jorge, 08 Sep 2017Autofocus is not working after update to N 7.0.. Asus needs to fix this. Many are complaining ... moreNo camera issues to me as I am using the latest Nougat 7.0. ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is a wonderfully well built, lag free smartphone that I ever owned.
A truly beautiful phone. Fast, good battery life, quick recharge, good speaker sound, good call quality. It takes nice pictures but not the same quality as my old Sensation XL and my old Xperia mini-pro. There's something about the ASUS image processing....
Oh, and the screen touch "buttons" are not backlit, but you get used to that.
Aside from that it's a great phone and looks way more expensive than it is.
Ballbearing, 10 Sep 2017Dear my friend,if u have rear camera issues,i suggest u send it to nearest asus centre for rep... moreI have also same problem,by restoring defult setting in camera it got solved.
DO NOT PURCHACE THIS PHONE the camera will after some time stop focusing leaving you with a phone without a rear camera. Extremely ddisapoi, for some time it looked like a flag ship killer.
It doesnt have full review...Why? This phone deserves real and total review...
Boy jorge, 08 Sep 2017Autofocus is not working after update to N 7.0.. Asus needs to fix this. Many are complaining ... moreDear my friend,if u have rear camera issues,i suggest u send it to nearest asus centre for repair..I have experience on this matter..Trust me,its better that way..
Autofocus is not working after update to N 7.0.. Asus needs to fix this. Many are complaining about this problem on their rear camera. Asus help us. Ze520kl user here.