The beauty Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL comes with an amazing design. It is designed with completely glass and plastic. This is such a premium looking smart phone and also bears a premium hardware. The device is protected by the corning Gorilla Glass on both the sides.
The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Feels good in hands. Thanks its rounded edges and a slim body. The metal and glass casing makes it feel premium. The concentric circles at the back make it even better. This premium feeling is particularly missing in Asus Zenfone2. The device comes with type C USB port which is first I its series. It is provided with bud ear phones.
The device is also quite light with a weight of 144 grams. And the dimensions are 146.9 x 74 x 7.7 mm and it falls under the category of slim phones. To the back we have a 16Mp camera with f2.2. Aperture. The back camera is slightly projected outwards. The finger print sensor has the chamfered edges. This is dual tone LED flash. Below the camera comes the fingerprint scanner.
The 2600mAh battery is sealed in. However the device is attracting lot of fingerprints. At the back the panel is protected by a sapphire glass which is an addition. To the front we have the notification LED, sensors and the ear piece. An 8MP front facing camera, a 5.2 inch display. And we have three capacitive buttons at the bottom. These keys are not backlit. We have the hybrid sim tray to the left.
This is a hybrid sim slot where the second slot supports micro SD card up to 256 GB and a sim card. Up top it has the noise cancellation mic and a 3.5mm audio jack. To the right we have the power button and the volume rockers. The buttons also have the same concentric circles over there and they feel tactile. Primary microphone, speaker and the type C USB slot is located at the bottom. Comes in Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, and Shimmer Gold colors.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is 5.2” HD high quality display made of Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen panels. Consisting of resolution 1080 x 1920. It is a glass to glass touch panel which gives a very smooth and sensitive touch experience. Has a screen to body ratio of 68.6% and a pixel density of 424 ppi. It has great wide viewing angles.
The display has great colors looking vibrant. With great color balance and accurate brightness. Protected with corning gorilla glass 3. And runs on Emotion 3.1 UI. The resolution of the super IPS is a full HD which is spread over on the 5.2 inch display which results a high end pixel density of 424ppi. It is worth mentioning that this display is covered by a 2.5D curved gorilla glass. The display looks nice. The viewing angles seem decent though.
The display is really vibrant, colorful and pretty sharp as well. And again the viewing angles are really good. The touch is responsive and feels really good. I can say that the display on the Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is one of the superior and the best available.
The gaming performance is very good. And there is a very fluid flow and the graphics did particularly well. The audio quality is also fine. While watching videos and playing games you will get the best experience.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL runs on OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) on box. It is powered Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. Supplemented by a chipset of Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 and Coupled with adreno 506 graphic card. Consisting of 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal memory expandable through micro sd slot up to 128GB.Having primary camera of 16MP f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The secondary cam is of 8MP with f/2.4, 26mm, and 1080p to get the best selfies.
Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi hotspot options are available. And all this is powered by a 2600mAh battery. It comprises of Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors. Consists of USB OTG support. The device is a dual sim smart phone with 4G connectivity and the microSD SD card using sim 2 slot.
The device also has sonic master and a high res audio certification. Which means it provides superior audio quality. The device looks pretty familiar and feels just like the Zenfone. The only difference is the display size and the battery capacity.
The software here is also familiar and this is the latest v6.0 marshmallow. The software comes along with some of the preloaded apps. If you long press on the screen there comes the widgets and wallpapers.
You also get options to lock apps or even hide them. Though the phone comes with a lot of preloaded apps. The overall device feels very premium but the fingerprints and the smudges feels irritating. The overall built quality is good.
Once on the camera. You can tap the finger print sensor to take a shot. It comes with most of the modes beautification, HDR, Panorama and many more. It is supplemented with fully featured manual camera mode which provides option to control focus, shutter speed ISO exposure, white balance and there is even an on screen histogram here.
The shutter speed is quite fast and responsive. There are some sample shots that we are quickly shot. The device comes with same sensor found on the some of the popular devices like Xiaomi Mi 5 and the One plus 3.
The images seem quite good. Additionally Asus has also thrown an optical image stabilization which helps for a smoother videos. And this camera can also shot 4K video.
Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL has given a very good impression in many ways. The design and the display are the first best things you will notice. And the software performance is also quite good. The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL is available at a price range of Rs 26,666/-