Just a Nobody, 15 Aug 2016Asus may price this year's range higher than that of last year's, but the Vietnam prices are i... moreFrankly speaking, India launch or not, i still won't buy them. Redmi Note 3 and Mi Max offer way better value than them all combine. I was so disappointed on Zenfone 3 Ultra's price and now waiting for Honor Note 8 to come to malaysia.
If things goes south, i will purchase a SD652 Mi max 64 GB. My friend is using it,and so far it is quite solid and lag free, the only gripe is that it doesn't have a black variant (black bezel). All white bezels.
LimAlishArk, 13 Aug 2016I did read your whole comments properly. You said tech geeks won't want to pay such amount fo... moreAsus may price this year's range higher than that of last year's, but the Vietnam prices are inflated because of taxes. Wait for the India launch on August 17th to get an idea about the 'real' prices of the Max & Laser.
The ZF3 costs just US$250 in Taiwan, so the Laser should cost ~$200 or less IMO. I think just under $200 for the 2GB/32GB version and just over $200 for the 4GB/64GB model.
RavenAii, 07 Aug 2016Perhaps you didn't realize my comment 'tech geek'.I did read your whole comments properly. You said tech geeks won't want to pay such amount for such specs. But i would say "any sane and well informed consumer" will skip these.
But yeah, i do agree your statement.
Alan Sykes, 10 Aug 2016I have bad experience with ASUS online svc center taiwan and authorized svc center malaysia; M... moreI think your phone have been switched to another phone that have antenna problem. Its clear that its not your phone since the IMEI is changed. Whether its by mistake or intentional, I dont know but ASUS is notoriously bad in term of customer service in Malaysia especially.
I have bad experience with ASUS online svc center taiwan and authorized svc center malaysia; Mycom. Sent my fonepad note 6 to be downgrade after advise by asus taiwan online svc center. reason to have it downgrade: i manually upgrade (firmware from asus website) to kitkat 4.4.2 from jelly bean 4.2.2. reason to downgrade: miracast not functioning, stylus pen smart cropping no longer work. after a week at Mycom authorized svc center, the technician says cannot downgrade. but the over the counter staff who took my phone wrote on the work order that the screen protector got scratch, a little dent on an area of the aluminium side wall (very little dent). the mycom svc center sent an email state the cost of repair the screen and the dent: RM600. then i email to them state i wanted only downgrading of the OS. then a day later i receive email state the phone antenna got problem: cost RM600. i said i have been using this phone for over 2 years. if i know my phone is faulty (hardware) i will sent for repair. my phone is OOW (out of warranty), so the cost of repair will be higher (i understand that). but the reason i sent is to downgrade the OS. nothing else. these local authorized svc center simply quote just to make money. also, i do not want them to hold my phone to long as they can replace the hardware with fake without user knowing. after getting back my phone. i notice that the phone IMEI number change. that should not be change. as IMEI is like a serial number for each phone (like car license plate). you can check your phone imei number at imei.info (type at google search). i email to Mycom and also ASUS taiwan. it has been a week, no trply from either of them. I am going to take legal action; local and international.
Very pricey and i bet they will be late or not give latest software update just like their old devive
Rex Tech, 09 Aug 2016Prices has dropped.The 520 model now costs 280-295 $ and 550 models is 350-370$.Good news is t... moreKnowing Malaysia and Singapore, I think they raised the prices that much to profit from the hype. I agree with you. They'll lower their prices after 2 months or so when all other models are available to keep up with the competition.
I don't think this is entirely ASUS' fault but more on the regional market's department
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2016Just buy a 1 GB ram mobile or some cheap Chinese brands, Dont buy quality brands like Asus.Asus is not a quality brand, they have just established themselves (Zenfone series) since the year 2014 and there are so many complaints received on their lemon units.
Prices has dropped.The 520 model now costs 280-295 $ and 550 models is 350-370$.Good news is that from youtube reviews most of their models (sold on gearbest) will drop from 60-100$ repending on which retail site you'll buy them.Oh well let's see how much they'll cost after a month or two.
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2016$840. $645 ? Who in their right mind would choose these over say a Samsung equivalent phone don't worry, your samsung phones arr also made in China.
$840. $645 ? Who in their right mind would choose these over say a Samsung equivalent phone
[deleted post]Just buy a 1 GB ram mobile or some cheap Chinese brands, Dont buy quality brands like Asus.
yes based on malaysia released prize i will not consider asus and also past experience of using zenfone2 confirmed my final decision to buy samsung instead.
within 1st year below problem comes
1) sim card 1 is loose and repair shop need paste a sticker on sim card to make it stay there
2) ghosting of screen, it just keep slide in and out by itself and only solution is press power on and off and this always happen a few times in a day so annoying
3) because i bought in taiwan they say no support in other countries
lastly i bought asus laptop and 1st week use the display keeps fiddling and call asus hotline they say it is windows problem and the agent even ask me who help you to paste the blue sticker that say plays well with windows 10? lol.. best support in asia pacific i must say
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2016With Asus being the content of this article, it doesn't make me wanna go wild but the coverage... moreThen I welcome you to cross the straits of Johor to buy the phones by early September, but you have to multiply prices by 3 and 7% gst.
Egash Josh, 08 Aug 2016So as for you! You already have ASUS deluxe?? Dude I will repeat it again am not an ASUS fan b... moreIt seems like you're the 1 who are barking/shouting with all the exclamation marks. There's no need to be such offensive here.
Egash Josh, 08 Aug 2016So as for you! You already have ASUS deluxe?? Dude I will repeat it again am not an ASUS fan b... moreI have been invited to test the phone on the launching in Malaysia. So, I am definitely more qualified than fanboy like you to comment the phone is a "beast"or not. Get a life kid.
nightyknight, 08 Aug 2016Wow, fanboyism to the max. So, you didn't try the phone, aren't you? Then your comment "ASUS... moreSo as for you! You already have ASUS deluxe?? Dude I will repeat it again am not an ASUS fan but I just see logic not like you just barking for the sake of barking!! I have Said Deluxe is a Beast because no other Company has offered such phone with those specs!! Dude you need some schooling conserning Smartphone world!!! Haha