Asus Zenfone 3 Review

I believe most of you would have seen the unboxing of the Asus Zenfone 3 . I assume you should know what are the components of the phone. Check back my previous link above if you haven’t read about it.

If you are still unsure, not to worry as this post will deep dive into the looks as well as the functionalities of the Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL).

Before that, I am sure that most of you already know that I am one of the official ASUS Mobile Singapore Ambassadors alongside with the other lovable bloggers? It was such a humble and eye-opening experience to be able to have a photoshoot alongside with the famous Michelle Chong too. Thank you ASUS for this golden opportunity.


Let me now move on to the Asus ZenFone 3. At first glance, Asus ZenFone 3  exudes sophistication. It is a natural beauty inspired by the spirit of Zen. It is sleek, crystal clear, beautiful to admire and comfortable to hold.


It has gentle arcs made from the contoured 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass on both the front and rear making it resistant to scratches, great for clumsy people like me. It is too precious for me to drop but just in case ya know.


It’s metal frame is only 6.16mm slim with a screen of 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080, Full HD with Super IPS+ panel and ultra-slim 2.1mm bezel. Even if I were to slip it into my pocket, I don’t have to worry about it bulging out. I believe this is a major concern for the guys!

The usual volume up and down buttons are at the side, followed by the power on/off button. Same functions as the previous versions of Zenfone so you won’t be confused.


The Asus Zenfone 3 comes with a 0.37mm diamond cut bevel finger print sensor positioned for the way you hold your phone. It unlocks the Asus ZenFone 3 in just 0.2 seconds, this makes it a breeze to unlock your phone and makes 1 less password to remember, suitable for old people like me. Haha…

  • 0.18mm diamond cut bevel camera ring
  • 600 nits brightness for easy viewing under bright lighting conditions, especially helpful for those who enjoy reading with their phone when they are outdoors.
4 colours
Photo credits: Asus Singapore Website

The Asus ZenFone 3  comes in 3 colours, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold and Sapphire Black for the local Singapore market.

As with every other photography enthusiast, my interest was also to find out it’s camera’s performance. The Asus ZenFone 3 captures images as close as the real world with its PixelMaster 3.0.


Something note-worthy is the Asus ZenFone 3’s Ultra -fast 0.3s instant focus and subject tracking capability. The TriTech AF is is exclusive to the ZenFone 3 and for the first time, laser, phase detection and continuous auto-focus, resulting in a clear focus in just 0.03 seconds in varying conditions, for all scenarios and at ten times faster than the blink of your eye. Sounds impressive isn’t it. Look at the fake rose on my mobile screen, they look exactly like the real thing.

  • 16MP camera with the latest Sony® IMX298 sensor
  • six-element Largan lens with a large f/2.0 aperture
  • subject-tracking TriTech auto-focus for variable distance and lighting clarity in just 0.03 seconds
  • Optical and electronic image stabilization for blur-free shots and video
  • Color correction sensor for true color photography
  • true 4K UHD video recording

Left (Front camera) , Right ( Back camera)

5zf Asus ZenFone 3 even offers accelerated charging, with a five-minute top-up adding two hours of talk time to the powerful in-built 3000mAh battery. Somehow I wished for more but well, with something so slim and powerful I am happy with the “juice” i can get for now.

It comes with the reversible USB-C for any-way-up connectivity convenience, this means that you don’t have to flip your cables to check which way to connect anymore. This is a major frustration for me, I am so grateful to have this cable.


Asus ZenFone 3 has SonicMaster and High-Res Audio certification. With an advanced five-magnet speaker construction, metal voice coil and expensive sound chamber powered by Smart AMP, you’ll enjoy powerful, emotional audio in every scenario. This means that I get better quality soundtracks and not fuzzy noise when my soothing sentimental songs are played out loud.

Alternatively, you can choose to plug in your favorite compatible headphone or earbuds and experience true High-Res audio quality everywhere you go with ZenFone 3’s studio-grade 24-bit/192kHz playback which is 4x better than CD quality!

Image credits: Asus Singapore Website

Asus ZenFone 3 is also fitted with the ZenUI 3.0, a new interface with added intelligence. Find ways to brighten your mobile experience, improve productivity and make life fun with the different widget offerings such as the new themes, game genie, photos+ and Mobile Manager.

If  you like gaming, Asus ZenFone 3 also comes with Game Genie, a brand new feature packed with brilliant features to enhance your playtime!

With such an impressive portfolio of functionalities especially with both its front and back camera, a beautiful outlook and ease of use, there is really nothing much that I dislike about this phone.


For more details and information, do check out:
ASUS Mobile Singapore
ASUS Mobile SG ZenFone 3 Website Information
ASUS Mobile SG Instagram

Disclaimer: This article is made possible by ASUS Mobile Singapore. Thank you for the opportunity to experience Asus Zenfone 3.


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