Merwyn Fernandes, 30 May 2016First of all its Taiwanese and not Chinese they are two different countries
HTC is also Taiw... moreAs far as I know custom roms are not as stable as Official Rom provided provided with Phones
I do and will always prefer updates be it late or quick
And I know that Asus is Taiwanese no need of pointing that just coz I said people prefer Samsung or Apple at that price range instead of Chinese phones coz I was pointing majority of customers
About build quality Asus have upped their game this year
Last year's phone looked like blocks with plastic build and thick phones with battery capacity not upto the mark
And Chinese phones do have solid build quality look at Huawei phones, Meizu, etc.
Asus really up their game with 3 new models esp. ZenFone 3 & 3 deluxe. However they should improve their battery. The ultra model is a bit too much. It's too big indeed for pocket. I think 6" is ideal.
LKF72, 30 May 2016A bit overpriced No need for 256 GB storage, 128 or even 64 is adequate if has sd card su... moreA bit overpriced? Sorry, can you please enlighten us which model according to you is overpriced, exactly?
SaRPeR, 30 May 2016Asus will also release a 5.2 inch model with same specs as regular Zenfone 3 but with a 2650 m... morei see..i still prefer 5.0" but 5.2" should be ok with minimal bezel. hopefully the new 5.2" body dimension is the same with current zen 2 5" or maybe less because current zen 2 5" has some big bezels
selfiecchi, 30 May 2016no 5.0" model? :/ or have yet to come?Asus will also release a 5.2 inch model with same specs as regular Zenfone 3 but with a 2650 mah battery.
Disappointing pricing! Base model will be 18-20k in India and i thought moto was overpricing moto g4.
They will price their phones similarly to tier 1 brands and will suffers from losses just like Sony,HTC.
Their service is provided by 3rd party vendor namely B2X in India and they provide worst service.
Anonymous, 30 May 2016zenfone 3 ultra is really overpriced. It is no big difference from prefer zenfone 2 - 64 gb. h... moreBut you will get much more entertainment with $25 less because of high quality audio + DTS Headphone:X support and big screen.
The Ultra model is enough to do daily task
Please consider buy smartphone based on what you need, not looking for the specs first.
If you want more entertainment, buy the Ultra
But if you are hardcore gamer and do much task on phone than average user, buy the Deluxe
Anonymous, 30 May 2016snap 625 model is definitelly overpriced5.5" 1080p with OIS with a fingerpring scanner, with 16mp camera is OVERPRICED?
Not to mention sd625 is pretty good.
Do you have a brain?
Had a Zenfone 2 like all ASUS, the ghost touch started after a few months of use. Never buy ASUS
David, 30 May 20164600 mAh with speed charging That's for Ultra model. The Deluxe model is equipped with 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
adi.mane, 30 May 2016Considering these official prices
I feel like Asus will price them above 30k in India
Undou... moreFirst of all its Taiwanese and not Chinese they are two different countries
HTC is also Taiwanese
Secondly don't even compare Asus to xiaomi, LeEco etc etc they have been in this business for way long and know what they are doing no Chinese phone can beat Asus in build quality and materials
Finally for geeks Asus has an official bootloader tool for unlocking phones rooting and installing custom roms hence they is no need of updates
Updates is for noobs (newbies) and armature's not for geeks as most of the geeks know how to install a custom Rom
A bit overpriced
No need for 256 GB storage, 128 or even 64 is adequate if has sd card support
Deluxe should be priced only at 350 to 400 usd
zenfone 3 ultra is really overpriced. It is no big difference from prefer zenfone 2 - 64 gb. http://system-on-a-chip.specout.com/compare/1035-1170-1212/Intel-Atom-Z3580-vs-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-820-MSM8996-vs-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-652
as you can see here intel's clock speed can even do better than 652.
Even its processor is smaller so it won't have heat problems like 652.
Intel atom is just a centimeter week in gpu ghz but it can be perfectly tolerable when it comes to price.
So I suggest you to still choose from Zenfone 2 - 64 gb (or even deluxe if your country has) or zenfone 3 if your concern is price.
But if you wanna buy better phone just DON'T BUY ZENFONE 3 ULTRA.
Zenfone 3 deluxe is so much so much better than it (820 v 652, 6 gb ram vs 4 gb ram).
just pay $25 more and get deluxe.
Anonymous, 30 May 2016snap 625 model is definitelly overpricedBecause the 625 is processed in 14nm, got better modem like LTE cat7 & many global modes, 4k vid capture but only 2k in display, quickcharge 3, got a nice gpu 5XX series, storage eMMC 5.1 though RAM is at lpddr3 only(but I think it's enough) and supports USB 3(?).Hmm I forgot other details. Blame the price on Qualcomm :P
I guess the design team kept Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7 and Huawei Mate S in front of them while Zenfone 3 and Deluxe version
While Sony, Apple, and Xiaomi would be the inspiration behind Zenfone 3 Ultra
I'm expecting 4000mah battery and 650 processor in base model disappointed.Not worth for this price.
Good specs and look, but too big. I bought recently Nexus 5X and it is little too big.. I had iPhone 5S before. I think 5 inch screen phone with minimal bezels would be ideal size for me. One hand writing on my device is bit tricky and I always worry that I drop it accidentally.