May 21 2018
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Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra , Is it worth breaking the Bank for ?

The Taiwanese handset makers entered the Phablet smartrphone range with its Zenphone 3 Ultra. With a starting price of Rs 44990 the phone has a 6.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. With its 23Mp rear camera we were able to capture some beautiful high resolution pictures and record some 4K videos. The dual speakers provide a clear and good sound quality and the big screen makes the phone taylormade for playing games and watching videos. The phone has a Type C Usb port however it doesn’t support fast charging.

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SCREEN AND DISPLAY

The 6.80 inch display comes with Gorilla Glass 4 and has a screen ratio of 79%. The two layered LCD construction has a 94% transparency. The huge screen becomes a boon as well as a bane for the phone . On one hand it gives the users ultimate video and gaming experience however it becomes very difficult to operate and even more difficult to carry. One hand usage is just not possible unless you have super huge hands .

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DESIGN

The sleek and shiny metal body of the phone is one to admire, available in three colours namely Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray & Rose Gold The Zenphone 3 Ultra an elite look to its body. The location of the volume button on the backside is another experiment that Asus have gone with and it seems to be a good one as it not only adds to the look of the phone but also enables the user to easily adjust call volume even when in conversation. The front side of the device has a standard home button, a back key and recent menu, on the top left corner we have the secondary camera. with a standard power button on the right . The phone comes with dual tray option , one for offering its users the feature of dual sim and the other one for expandable external memory

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CAMERA

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra has a wonderful 23 mp back camera with laser focus detection . The camera is capable of clicking high resolution images and capturing 4k resolution videos, for taking still images user is provided with options of choosing either automatic mode or manual mode (in this mode you can customize practically every aspect for capturing an image from focus to depth of field) .  the front camera is also not disappointing but sometimes it crashes while taking pictures and burst shot could give problems.

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Verdict

The phone heats easily and the processor has already started giving problems. We would conclude that the camera isn’t as good as expected. The phone is certainly too big t be carried in a pocket and hence not worth a buy for those who like their mobile handy. At INR 45000 we think it is too overpriced and hence wouldn’t be a very judicious buy.

 

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