ASUS Zenfone 3 – Complete Comparison

The ASUS Zenfone 3 is finally starting to be available in some countries in Asia. Last year’s Zenfone 2 was a great success bringing very good specs to the mid-range and upper mid-range. And while the phones were a hit they had a few shortcomings, namely the plastic built, inconvenient power button placement and poor audio output. The Zenfone 3 promises to fix those issue with a dramatically improved build quality and materials and upgraded specs.

One thing that didn’t change is the confusion that Asus creates by bringing in a myriad of models. While all called Zenfone 3 there are actually:

  • 5 different models (the standard Z3, Max, Laser, Deluxe, Ultra)
  • The standard comes in 2 different screen sizes (5.2″ and 5.5″)
  • Each model comes in various RAM/ROM configurations. Depending on country there might be multiple or just one configuration available

To clear up the mess I have put together an easy comparison table of the key differences of the 5 (or rather 6) models. See how confusing this is getting already?

Zenfone 3 Max

Zenfone 3 Laser

Zenfone 3

Zenfone 3

Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Zenfone 3 Ultra

ZC520TL ZC551KL ZE520KL ZE552KL ZS570KL ZU680KL
Screen Size 5.2 LCD 5.5 LCD 5.2 LCD 5.5″ LCD 5.7″ AMOLED 6.8″ LCD
Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Body Size (LxWxT) 149.5×73.7×8.6 149x76x7.9 146.9x74x7.7 152.6×77.4×7.7 156.4×77.4×7.5 186.4×93.9×6.8
Scrren to Body Ratio 67.70% 73.6% 68.6% 70.6% 74.0% 72.8%
Weight (g) 148 150 144 155 172 233
Processor MT 6737 SD 430 SD 625 SD 625 SD 820 / SD 821 SD 652
RAM 2-Mar 4 3/4 3/4 6 3-Apr
ROM 16/32 32 32/64 32/64 64/128/256 32/64/128
Main Camera 13 13 16 with OIS 16 with OIS 23 with OIS 23 with OIS
Selfie Camera 5 8 8 8 8 8
Battery 4100 3000 2650 3000 3000 4600
Characteristics Metal casing On-screen buttons (rather than capacitive buttons like the other Zenfones) Dual SIM Metal casing Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Glass front and back with metal edges Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Glass front and back with metal edges Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Alloy unibody Fingerprint sensor Quick Charge 3.0 Dual SIM High-Res Audio Alloy unibody Fingerprint sensor High-Res Audio Dual SIM
Asus Website Link http://bit.ly/2b9H8K0 http://bit.ly/2aYcxTy http://bit.ly/2aAHhEF http://bit.ly/2aIeFKg http://bit.ly/1U4MojO http://bit.ly/2aYcxTy
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