Better buy s7.
Better display, bigger name, better services, and always receive security update every month.
Too over priced compare when launched/ USD200 more infect. Better go for Note 7 with IRIS scanner and waterproofing.
since when Asus became big name in handphone. as i know i brought zenfone 6 & i no longer go back to this brand. worse water print camera , low resolution in 6" LCD , not really special 3300mah battery life.
RM2500? i dont even hesitate to buy samsung , huawei or even now day Lenovo P1 , Vibe X3 or One Plus 3.
DayadTechRevo, 07 Aug 2016Quite overpriced for the high specs model.. People will only buy the cheaper version since the... moreAnd with 10% discount for pre order the note 7 will be cost around RM2880
The prices in Taiwan are pretty much exactly as announced - base model ZF3 was 7990 NTD (~250 USD) and the 5.5 inch model 9990 NTD (~315 USD). Local retailers are already giving modest discounts as well. My guess is that some other countries like Malaysia charge extra taxes and tariffs that lead to higher sticker prices there (same things happens with iPhones etc). Sucks for people in those countries who got their hopes up after the initial press release, but not exactly Asus' fault how other countries decide to tax their products.
One Word. Overpriced! Get one plus 3 its much better deal now.
LOL! Asus 25k for SD625 phone.Good Luck asus your sales will surely go down this year.
nightyknight, 07 Aug 2016Hahaha, "Zen" fan spotted. Let's see how the sales will be. Even myself as a fan of Asus, fo... moreMy friend am not even a fan of ASUS! But I just always acknowledge logic where it is!! Just because ASUS name is not "Samsung" or "Apple" they cannot price their phone according to worthyness of the phone!! ASUS Deluxe is a Beast!!!!
JackJones999, 07 Aug 2016I was considering this phone but given it has taken too long to get to market and is still not... moreI agree with you man!! This business of announcing phones like 2months before being available is like slaughtering themselves with their own knife!! With Note 7 in the mix now ASUS need to really think on how to have sales to these models!
I was considering this phone but given it has taken too long to get to market and is still not available for the most part I'm not likely to go for it now. Especially as it seems the price has risen about 20% since it was announced. The ZTE Axon 7 is probably a better idea now sorry to say. If this drags to September it will be decimated at IFA 2016.
Asus knowing well many people are waiting for their 'cheap' Zenfone 3. They are playing normal supply n demand game.
ZE520KL and ZE552KL sold for USD250 and USD310 in Taiwan (and US?) but in Malaysia is RM1499 (USD370) and RM1699 (USD420), completely not worth.
They are not likely to reduce the prices. I won't wait and I have omit asus for my next phone upgrade.
Egash Josh, 07 Aug 2016Some users will never be satisfied with anything!! They will always Complain about something. ... moreHahaha, "Zen" fan spotted.
Let's see how the sales will be. Even myself as a fan of Asus, foresee there's no hope for Asus to gain from this 3rd gen Zen product lineup, unless they throw in a huge promotion.
Mark my word, this will be a classic case of product planning failure.
Quite overpriced for the high specs model.. People will only buy the cheaper version since the price is more affordable.. For the price RM3299 on high end model.. Better go for Samsung Galaxy Note 7.. It's worth the money where the price cheaper at RM3199 when it becomes available in Malaysia..
RavenAii, 07 Aug 2016As of ASUS Malaysia webpage, the ZenFone 3 Laser runs on Octa-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdrago... morePerhaps i didn't phrase my comment properly,
Laser and Max will be the hotselling among their product lines.
But Xiaomi (Redmi) will totally kill them in specs and usability.
I now having a RN3, it works beautifully and had no crash so far.
Some users will never be satisfied with anything!! They will always Complain about something. You expect a Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, UFS 256GB memory to be cheap just because it's an ASUS phone!!!?? You people get a life!!! Am fed with you people who just whine for nothing!!! Who else is offering such kind of Specs!!!???
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2016OMG! What a pricey Z3 Deluxe.. I'd go for the Samsung Note 7!Have you seen the specs!!? You expect a UFS 256gb to be cheap because it's not Samsung!!!?? Really get a life!!
im waiting for this zenfone 3, with the conversion rate, i estimate it would be less than myr 1200 - 1300 with the processing profit (since it is announced at usd 250) but end up they priced it at 1500, totally not worth it for this brand, rather spend more bucks on samsung galaxy A series or S series