Asus Zenfone 3 FAQ Tips Tricks Cons

Asus has finally launched  much anticipated Zenfone 3 range of  smartphones in India during Zenvolution press event last week.  Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone Ultra and Zenfone 3 Laser are the newly launched smartphones. The event also witnessed the launch of Zenbook 3 and Asus Transformer 3 Pro notebooks. In this post, let’s have a quick look into the  Asus Zenfone 3 FAQ Tips and Tricks with cons.

Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3 FAQ Tips and Tricks with cons

What are the different variants of of Zenfone 3 are available in India?

At the time of writing this, there are two variants of Asus Zenfone 3 are available in India. The one with 5.2 inch screen and the other one is having 5.5 inch screen. Zenfone 3(ZE520KL) with 5.2 inch screen model has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This variant comes with 2650 mAh battery. Zenfone 3(ZE552KL) with 5.5 inch screen model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This variant comes with 3000mAh battery. Rest of the specifications such as Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625  Soc with Adreno 506 GPU, 16MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera, fingerprint scanner and connectivity features are identical.

What are the different colour variants available?

These smartphones will be available in Shimmer Gold, Sapphire Black, Moonlight White colour variants.

What is Zenfone 3 price in India?

Asus Zenfone 3 price in India is given below.

  • Zenfone 3(ZE520KL) with 5.2 inch display screen price in India is Rs.21,999.
  • Zenfone 3(ZE520KL) with 5.5 inch display screen price in India is Rs.27,999.

Both the variants can be purchased from as well as from Flipkart.

What is the size of the sim cards Zenfone 3 accepts? Does it has dedicated microSD card slot? What is the maximum capacity of the microSD card it supports?

Newly launched Asus Zenfone 3 comes with hybrid sim card slot. It accepts 1 micro SIM card and 1 nano SIM card. There is no dedicated microSD card slot. Instead of 2nd sim card, you can use microSD card.  It supports upto 2TB of microSD card.

How is the Zenfone 3 camera performance? What are the camera specification?

Zenfone 3 comes equipped with 16MP primary camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, six-element Largan lens with a large f/2.0 aperture, and subject-tracking TriTech auto-focus. It has Sapphire-glass lens protection. The camera on Zenfone 3 has both optical and electronic image stabilization for blur-free shots and video along with a color-correction sensor for true-color photography. It also supports true 4K UHD video recording. The exclusive TriTech auto-focus technology combines three focusing technologies — laser, phase detection and continuous contrast-detection autofocus.  We will not be able to tell on the real life camera performance as of now as we have spent very time with the device. We will cover it in the detailed review.

Below is the sample video recorded using Zenfone 3 ZE520KL variant in full HD.

What are the connectivity options of Zenfone 3? Does it supports VoLTE?

The connectivity options of the device includes 4G with support for Reliance Jio VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Type-C USB 2.0, WIFI 802.11ac Up to Cat 7 LTE, 5G/2.4G MiMO Wi-Fi. As per the press release, it does supports Reliance Jio VoLTE.

What are the box content of Zenfone 3?

In the box we get USB Cable Type C, ZenEar, Adaptor, User Manual & Warranty Card.

Does the display screen has Corning Gorilla Glass protection? What is the screen to body ratio?

Yes. It does comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The screen to body ratio on these device is around 76%.

What are Zenfone 3 Cons?

This is the not the review. The detailed cons of the device will be known only after we perform the complete review.  As of now, we felt these are the cons of Zenfone 3.

  • No backlit navigation keys.
  • Hybrid sim card slot.
  • Lot of bloatware out of the box.

How to take screenshot on Zenfone 3?

There are several methods through which you can capture screenshot on Zenfone 3. Most of them are identical to Zenfone 2. You can refer to my previous post on how to take screenshot on Zenfone.

Is it possible to use Zenfone 3 as modem?

You can share mobile internet from Zenfone 3 to PC through WiFi hotspot, USB tethering and Bluetooth tethering.

How is the fingerprint scanner in Zenfone 3?

Zenfone 3 comes with fingerprint scanner which is placed in the rear side of the device. We felt it was fast and accurate. It supports upto 5 finger registration. It also has 360 degree recognition.

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