This is off topic but is the Z Play review coming any time? I do trust gsmarena more in camera reviews and this site has a much more enjoyable gallery viewing and 100% cropping experience.
In Malaysia, Moto does dig its own grave with its pricing, compared to others. But it isn't that different from US pricing when converted, which is nice considering the import costs. Anyway, this comment is to ask whether the Asus Zenfone 3 has comparable battery life to Z Play? And does the Z Play do much poorer in camera? I'm suddenly so interested in these SD625 phones but don't wish for too much compromise for battery life.
Thank you for the review.
I must commend the staff for the really good camera reviews.
Over the last year or so, GSMArena has become the best of the major blogs for mobile camera reviews (which for me is the most important aspect of a phone).
Kudos to the staff who tests and writes these, you guys rock!
i tried it on my tv, for wireless connectivity, it worked! it has miracast. what i'm searching for is the nfc this review says it has.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2016Yes, the most weird thing is, when you put it in manual mode(each setting in auto) for dark en... moreManual mode is always better than relying on auto in photography. Nothing wierd about that.
Bought ZE552KL (Moonlight White) from eBay for $296 USD shipped directly from Taiwan and used it for a week now. Totally worth the money and I really don't see the need for SD820/821 as this one is very fast in my personal opinion. Of course, if you just compare spec, some Chinese brands would be cheaper but I am not sure about what they put on their phones. I really think there is a chance they would collect personal data without notice and send them to their servers. ZE552KL is the best balance between size, performance, appearance and price! Thank you, ASUS!
SlantedD, 30 Nov 2016The manual software is great though, especially being able to choose the shutter speed. I agre... moreYes, the most weird thing is, when you put it in manual mode(each setting in auto) for dark environmental photography, it somehow produce better results than auto mode. Anyway, proper utilization of manual mode can beat most of the high end camera phone, with a still hand.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2016but his self is having zenfone 3.how about you? many says xperia has bad software or whatever.... moreI bought 5.2 for my gf and 5.5 foe myself. Avid Asus user since ZenFone 5 and what a dark age back then.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2016Actually you get it wrong for the camera. The sensor of the camera is good but the software i... moreThe manual software is great though, especially being able to choose the shutter speed. I agree there are some problems with HDR and blown-out highlights.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016I was having difficulty to choose between mi5s and this phone but then i chose this phone. Zen... moreso you chose a snapdragon 625 to a snapdragon 821 and a imx 298 to an imx 378 the same camera in the google pixel ?
Lenovo Vibe P2 is best SD 625 smartphone.... with 5000mAh battery.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2016Actually you get it wrong for the camera. The sensor of the camera is good but the software i... morebut his self is having zenfone 3.how about you? many says xperia has bad software or whatever. Its still the user its the most important.
Not so sharp like pixel/oneplus3 (hdr vs non hdr,gsma please use also hdr as its not fair comparison when some got auto hdr setting in background), not so much details like in XZ and more accurate colors than 950.
Probably first time I see such colorful day/low light shots, not to mention video is whole new world as its not foggy like in xperias and even in other devices.
Feels like aperture f1.
I am unable to keep track with with Asus's name system. All are confusing.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016I was having difficulty to choose between mi5s and this phone but then i chose this phone. Zen... moreActually you get it wrong for the camera.
The sensor of the camera is good but the software is bad, evidently shown by Mate 8, LG V20, Mi5 and OP3. Especially in Auto mode, Zenfone 3 would never get it right in dark environment.
I was having difficulty to choose between mi5s and this phone but then i chose this phone. Zenfone 3 with zenui 3 rocks! Battery life is really good despite the so so battery capacity. Camera is awesome not the camera sensor but the camera app. And the ui is very fluid. I am very happy with zenfone 3.
This phone has good specs and large price... The user experience of Asus phones is top notch... The camera and camera app is also reliable.. Performance is good ... Design is Elegant... Display is satisfactory.. But there are much more good phones out there in the market which you can get for far less price... Like moto g4 plus, one plus 3, idol 4s and smasung c5.....