Make this $300 and bootloader unlocked and it'll be pretty good.
What the hell the asus zenfone 3 zoom has got f/1.7 aperture and zenfone 5 has 2.0 :(
Ermergerd, bezels are SOOO huge... LIKE, get on with the program, it's like 2017... And are you, like, STUPID or something...? No one wants SD820, it's SO trash. SO 2016. NObody wants this phone. Asus SUCKS!!!
(It's a joke)
akw, 16 Sep 2017i don't have good feel about Zenfone since in first series they Powered by intel atom they hav... morethey are mostly Qualcomm Snapdragon powered now (sometimes you can find a cheap mediatek variant, but beware of knock offs) in the Zenfone 4. The Intel thing was a neat experiment.
Kiyasariin, 16 Sep 2017a nice design from Asus. but the storage is fairly measly. 32 GB is kinda midrange these days. Duh. It is obviously not a flagship. Never said it was. Even Zenfone 4 series (zenfone 4/selfies/max) mostly used SD430/630. Its either 32/64gb. Yes, overpriced at $500+ even for Zenfone 4 ZE554KL with only SD630. This Verizon version is a slight buff up version.
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2017Asus follow the 23MP trends? This is a great great move but it is 3 years too late. Since when 23mp a trend 3 years ago, huh?
I find that Asus has good range of phones if not the "cheap and best". They did not launch 2 models of Zenfone 4 yet. All phones from Asus seems pretty good looking and features are really very good. They are the only company who are giving OIS in camera module. And they promised Oreo update to all Zenfone 3 variants. That's a good news.
Now this one, V, also looks great but again price would be around 500USD which sums up to 32000Rs (1+5 is available for same price) They will not launch it in India anytime soon. Cos Zoom S launched recently which has similar specs except the dual camera and battery & mid range chip. And Zf4 variants(SD630/SD660) models are yet to be launched (which again may cost same or more than Zenfone Zoom S) So these V and Zf4 will have almost the same price.
Asus Zenfone 3 price went down drastically. Now it is available for the same price as that of Moto g5+. Same time they launched Zoom S. So we, Indians, can expect V or Zenfone 4 when Zoom S price goes down.
i don't have good feel about Zenfone since in first series they Powered by intel atom they have many hardware problems i saw in tablets btw they were OK in some models as price/performance , but also i have big problems with hardware in an Asus note book while also have problem to install a windows older than 8 or windows 32-bit edition ... very hardware failure that include drivers' and its GPU and HDD . in motherboard i prefer other more such as gigabyte . they - Asus and Msi - are only good in gaming and recently made gorgeous light notebooks by asus
Asus follow the 23MP trends? This is a great great move but it is 3 years too late.
What....is nobody going to complain about the bezels?
a nice design from Asus. but the storage is fairly measly. 32 GB is kinda midrange these days.
23mp f2.0 and OIS. If the sensor size is 1/2.3" just like on Xperia Z5 series, X, X Performance, XZ, X Compact, XA1, and XA1 Ultra, then I'm sold. That OIS is everything that I need on such high megapixel and large sensor camera. Plus, SD820 is still a top notch performer in today's standard. 1080p AMOLED on 5.2" screen paired with 3000mAh battery means we'll get some great battery life as well.
"and that might be the Zenfone 5 in Apple-speak"
Didn't get that for a minute until I knew what you mean: The iPhone X is 10, the iPhone V would be 5 in romanian numbers.
Price will be high... Asus is greedy after Zenfone 2 series..