Anonymous, 06 Oct 2017"best hardware"? In their Zenfone 3, the OIS and laser AF never worked as advertised! More lik... moreZenfone 3 is very good as long as you stick with original android 6, nougat is very buggy. The camera is amazing, the ois is doing greit in low light and videos, excellent colors. You can take photos in almost complete darkness without flash light. In most situations you get better photos with zen 3 than huawei p9 (not lite) or samsung s8. Test what the hardware can do with a stable camera app from android 6 build.
Asus released an update for their Zenfone 3 last week which broken even more phones. Do not trust Asus! This is a warning if you are thinking of getting an Asus product.
JuanCa, 07 Oct 2017"Fake parts", well that is a fake statement as well, my career actually requires acknowledge o... morePlenty of complains that the OIS and LAF never worked. Maybe Asus used real parts but just forgot to wire them up correctly!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2017"best hardware"? In their Zenfone 3, the OIS and laser AF never worked as advertised! More lik... more"Fake parts", well that is a fake statement as well, my career actually requires acknowledge of this, you get what you pay, any hardware has a code that identify it, can be cheaper but no fake, you can't fake the processor, camera, ram or adreno Gpu's, you can actually make false advertisements (using hardware that differs from the specs released, that's is another thing, ASUS never keep that hide you can always go and find the hardware and the codes that actually match the advertised ones).
And for the sensor, ZF3 camera cannot be the best but its in line with the price and the segment (always a bit under expensive flagship from another brands), also you can find not shinny but regular reviews about it (like a lot of phones, even the Iphone 6 had really regular camera for the price it cost).
So if you want blame ASUS for not using the best camera sensor but the hardware is there, if I am not wrong it packs a SONY camera, actually its not weird to see phones of any brand going into guarantee for problems with the camera but that is just bad luck.
JuanCa, 06 Oct 2017Well, I liked the review, Zenfone pro as usual pack the best hardware for the price (just the ... more"best hardware"? In their Zenfone 3, the OIS and laser AF never worked as advertised! More like those fake iphones with fake parts.
Well, I liked the review, Zenfone pro as usual pack the best hardware for the price (just the camera make for it), people doesn't realize this very often and changing the software is not a big deal in my case (you can use stock android if you want and the Asus software can be downloaded from the playstore, it has nothing to do at all with the hardware).
However the front design its not really that good and I must agree with that, totally lack of personality, I guess I'm going for the S8 this time if I can't find a deal breaker like I did with my Zenfone 2.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2017You're gonna get a 2 year old phone?Go ahead.That 2 year old phone will be more reliable than any "new" Asus rubbish.
Snorefest!Lame.This is all they came up with?Seriously,a whole team of engineers sat and passed these handsets on to a board for approval.Very subdued design.
universal sceptic, 01 Oct 2017So many people are whining about Asus bloatware & bad updates breaking critical functions ... moreIf a software update can break the physical hardware, you can imagine how poorly made their products are.
I used to respect Asus for their phones. Now, I can't help but pity them. (Sigh...)
universal sceptic, 01 Oct 2017So many people are whining about Asus bloatware & bad updates breaking critical functions ... moreThe answer is not possible. The provide an unlock tool that will fail upon use, however it will register on their server as unlocked so the device will not receive any update while on the device itself will still shows as locked. They will then blame a coding error but provide no further help, except maybe to bring it into a service centre. But unlocked phones are not covered under warranty.
universal sceptic, 01 Oct 2017So many people are whining about Asus bloatware & bad updates breaking critical functions ... moreIt does not matter, Asus crippled the functions of the phones so that even when rooted, it still does not function as it should. Even though on paper the hardware looks good, it is often not the case.
So many people are whining about Asus bloatware & bad updates breaking critical functions of the phone. Does anyone know if they are easy to root and install custom roms? Are they as well made as their computer parts? Meaning are they worth the price point to get an 835, 6 g ram running custom ui?
It looks like an S6, and I want an S6 I'll get an S6 - at least Samsung's stuff has more of a reputation.
I like all of them. The flagship Zenfone 4 Pro is mighty impressive as is the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, which probably has the best selfie camera on a smartphone right now.
why why why nobody make compact phones. there are 4 options here, but all are gigantic! not to mention the bezels.
Taiwanese mobile phone makers have serious problem in reducing the thickness of the bezel
ASUS's smartphones are ok, is just that their ZenUI is ugly, not all consumers will like the ZenUI. It doesn't feel materialistic, even for the settings they made it too plain simple it makes it feel like it is not material designed. One thing about their software ESPECIALLY is the notification icons. The battery icon especially, big, too squarish. I hope they can seriously improve the software, it feels very heavy and bloatware definitely present inside, ASUS ZenFone smartphones are good, but their ZenUI is a little disppointing, it doesn't have the light materialistic feel