Rex Tech, 27 Sep 2016Every company and models has it drawbacks and cons.Asus has great software optimization tie to... moreI would not agree with you on the battery topic regarding the Zenfone 3. I own the Zenfone 3, 3GB Ram version and the battery lasts a day without any struggle, even 2.5 if I am not using it very often. Leaving it in standby results in 0% battery drainage (at least from my experience). This is all thanks to the Snapdragon 625 which delivers great performance in the day to day usage (no lag issues encountered so far) and a great battery life. So, as a Zenfone 3 user, I would advise to not say anything about this device's battery unless you own it. And people MUST stop underestimating the Snapdragon 625 which is a great successor for the slow-hog 615. the 4G+ connection is also incredibly fast.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 20166 hours screen on time...its a jokeHow many phones give 6 hours screen on time.
No light on capacitive button is a huge drawback right, which is why the best series is nexus capacitive buttons in the screen
Every company and models has it drawbacks and cons.Asus has great software optimization tie to tie with Samsung's. and even tho it has a SD625 chip it makes it fast and lagless on a level with 800 series,but a really poor battery and higher price.Xiaomi gives great specs on paper but in reality is different.In my country Mi5 and Asus zenfone 3 got same price.Mi 5 has really really bad software optimization on it's 820 chipset,almost like an old 801 and a great camera with ok-ish video recording,plus no sd card,but great battery and a ok-ish feeling as a flagship.Samsung has really high price on their phones with low ram,but is great in everything else,and even though they got low ram,their ram management is great as Iphones.Atm i am waiting to see Samsung's A5 2017 series.
Btw,it's weird that oneplus3 here costs around 700$ almost the same as S7 edge.
On amazon and other retail sites i see Asus prices have went down.Would be nice to see the 5'5 inch model on a price of 350$.
AnonD-292864, 26 Sep 2016Official Asus site says Zenfone 3 Ze552kl has fast charging.yes but quick charge 1.0 not 2.0/3.0
AnonD-287672, 26 Sep 2016All these battery lives are a joke to me since I started using the Redmi Note 3so cute, in indonesia. 4g lte its a joke for xiaomi phones with official guarantee :D
Zenfone 2 was a success. But they ignoring why it became a success.
"... but the company but hadn't quite managed to leave a mark on the market..."
What do you expect. All these ridiculous companies ignore their IT-channel to sell their phones and tablet.
Then this phone. What's with that ridiculous camera hump? is it so hard to make this camera's completely flush and use the additional space for better batteries? And also removing features that we previously had is NOT a good move.
And where are these phones with SD650/SD652 SoC's? Why are those stupid companies still using these goddamn cortex A53 SoC's?
At least its flat...Do the speakers work do the calls stAY CONNECTED when a text or update comes in, does the phone work like the best phone ever??? I hope the garbage apps that come with the phone are deletable this time, huge time and space wasters. At least they are flat....
The Colours are nice meh...at least it is flat so you can use it on the table with one hand. I now have and use the original
ZenFone 2. This phone came loaded with many useless garbage apps that I needed the extra storage space after the first updates came. I hope these new phones are "bald" of these apps that nobody wants or uses the constant updating is such a waste of time. It would be nice to see what's offered but then delete from your phone forever not just hide somewhere else in the back ground stealing update space and time. Oh don't think I haven't noticed that Google is doing the same thing with excessive apps. But they are not a phone. Do these new phones actual work as a phone. Speakers that last and don't crackle. Enough power for the call to keep the call and not have it drop because of an update or text coming in. If these phones have call record it would be nice to ad a label so you can find your recording. I have to keep a list of the weird numbers ASUS uses for labels on the recording call that corrospondes to what I call my recording so I can find it later.WHY ARE THE RECORDING NOT ALLOUD LABELS OR NAMES????
So what is the endurance rating of the battery? 6 hours of SOT, but what about the rest?
In India it is available for same price of OnePlus 3..Someone needs to get fired in Asus company..
AnonD-287672, 26 Sep 2016All these battery lives are a joke to me since I started using the Redmi Note 3True experience after using any Xiaomi device
Zenfone 2 had fast charging...i dont think they would go back on a tech..
The problem with zenfone 2 was that its screen was bendy..it started having ghost touches every now n then
All these battery lives are a joke to me since I started using the Redmi Note 3