High maintenance phone as it shows up everything. Don't mind cleaning phones, but if it is a bit excessive as you hinted at, that's a bit of a turn off.
What the hell..for 400-450Â€ in EU you can get OnePlus 3, Sony Z5 / X Compact, Moto X Force, for £400 you buy LG G5.
I just got the phone, recently. Didn't get too much time to play with it yet, but I do find that the battery life seems to be quite decent, probably good too. Maybe need to load in few more apps that would constantly run in the background as the previous phone to get the actual battery performance. But the phone does feel light in the hand compared to others, and this is probably due to the smaller battery.
Carlos Miguel, 17 Nov 2016Price is too damn high. It costs the same as the OP3. Fail for Asus, here Asus hold this L. Next.Atleast ASUS its success to expanding market than OnePlus.
Carlos Miguel, 17 Nov 2016Price is too damn high. It costs the same as the OP3. Fail for Asus, here Asus hold this L. Next.For that price in the EU, you can get the Moto Z Play, which has bigger battery and MUCH better timing.
Not so sure why non-removable battery is still listed with phone features, it's like 90-95% of all the new phones have a sealed in battery, which totally sux. If it doesn't or the battery is large, the phone usually don't have LTE band 20 or something deal breaking like that. :-/
Carlos Miguel, 17 Nov 2016Price is too damn high. It costs the same as the OP3. Fail for Asus, here Asus hold this L. Next.You're missing the whole point of this phone..... It's a premium mid range phone. If you want better specs or value for money you have plenty of other choices on the market
Thanks for the review gsmarena, do hope that you reveal the complete batery life.
I have the 5,2 variant. Ok I'm aware that numbers of performance aren't the most stellar, but who cares? People like me value this kind of phones, beautifully designed, that work great altogether.
It's a desirable phone and it should be looked like that, if you want performance and more value for money go for the one plus, you want the well proved and rather shabby on looks you always have the Moto g4.
Whith this I can assure you for normal day experience, it works great, it's a much more efficient processor than the speedy 650 Qualcomm you mention, it doesn't heat up, the batery life is great, and you do have a superb screen and good camera. Don't know if it's the best outhere but if I want better I have my reflex.
So in the nd it resumes to the perfect choice for those who like the looks, reliable performance and solid support of a well known brand.
In this price range only the Huawei nova can match, these type of premium mid rangers phones.
Price is too damn high. It costs the same as the OP3.
Fail for Asus, here Asus hold this L. Next.
Jump to the battery life page first but couldn't see the battery life chart...
No worries mate, you can check other site's review and trust me, I have seen a lot, and so far they are all amazed with the zenfone 3's battery performance. you can check it out. as they say "to see is to believe".
Volume levels were barely average and plummeted further with headphones...LOL...pass!
Finally, a review! I've been waiting forever for this. Thanks GSMArena.
nice review..just brushed through it though...its kinda late...just wanted to point out that i have both a zenfone 2 2gb ram and an s7 edge(and a zenfone 6 before that)..even though the s7 has lit buttons they dont stay lit all the time...nevertheless i have never had nor have heard any of my friends complain about a problem with non-lit buttons...
secondly..for prospective buyers...asus phones generally show about 200-500mb of free ram in their inbuilt task managers even when phone is idle..don't panic..the apps are just preloaded..the UI is pretty smooth and even HD games(eg. dungeon hunter 5, asphalt 8)run fin..(i'm saying this with 2gb ram..3/4gb will obviously be better)
now thats one company doing something wright. cant help but wonder why this company aint at the top of the market yet with offerings like these they should just focus and take the smartphone market like they are ment to, with decision like those made by thier team to make this phone thier future looks very good unlike some OEMs that cheat and lie and scheme and endanger our safety and wellbeing and our family's lives.