Indonesia is now waiting for this one. And soon to be launched here. But you don't need to wait.. ..Because we already tried it and here is the review.
ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is a smartphone that is way different than the other ZenFone series. Its slim body has a 5.2 Inch screen dimension and 7.7Mm thickness. This smartphone is able to boost social status of its users.. ..
Because of a sense of luxurious that is reflected by it. Many say that it looks similar to Samsung Galaxy A 2016 because 2,5 D mirror plated by Gorilla Glass 3 can be found in its front and back parts. Moreover, the frame is made of metal .. ..That looks even prettier due to its chrome list in the front and back sides.
Next to LED notification, you can see that there is a 8 MP front facing camera. Besides, in the chin part, you can find back, home and recent apps buttons. Unfortunately, ASUS does not put any backlight in these three buttons. ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is a shiny smartphone.
The back part, that shows a little bit of shine, was designed adopting Zen style. Therefore, we prefer to put it upside down on the table. Besides, its main camera bulge.. ..Makes it annoying if we do not put it upside down.
No need to worry, the main camera module has been protected by sapphire glass. Right underneath, there is a fingerprint sensor in an elongated shape which can accommodate five fingerprints. You can use it even when the screen is off. To charge the battery, Asus, now, has moved on by using USB Type-C port.
Plus, its SIM card slot is located on the left side. Which can be used for two SIM cards and a hybrid system microSD,. ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.. ..Wrapped in ZenUI 3.0.
The first thing we would love to discuss is its bloatware that has been installed in it. If you find it disturbing, you can remove 'em all. In addition, ZenUI is known to have a lot of supporting applications. The first time using it, it is better for you to update the whole supporting applications so that its system will perform better.
Like what has ever been, ZenUI is an interface user that is deemed to be very complete in customization. There are a lot of selections of theme now. You can also change icon pack, font types and sizes, scroll effect, and layout. Now, you can choose layout using app drawer, just like most Android smartphone, or layout without using app drawer, like iPhone.
Moreover, ASUS also provides Easy mode and Kids mode.. To ease its usage for elders, beginners, and children. By default, this UI equips a feature to hide or lock application. Besides, ASUS also enriches ZenUI 3.0 With a lot of touch gesture like this.
Not to be missed, there is also an ASUS Mobile Manager utility application. Not only can it optimize its system performance, this application can also be used for blocking notification, optimizing battery durability, monitoring internet data usage.. ..To protecting system. To those who love gaming, ASUS equips this smartphone with a Game Genie application.
It allows its users to record or take a screenshot while playing games. This application is also able to optimize RAM.. .. By closing other running applications.
Offering a lot of feature and customization, ZenUI 3.0 In ZenFone 3 ZE520KL. Spends approximately 1,5 GB RAM in average while it is not active (idle), quite extravagant. Out of all ZenFone 3 that has been introduced, none uses Intel processor. Including ZenFone 3 ZE520KL, that is the most basic version, ASUS relies on Qualcomms CPU octa-core Snapdragon 625.
Snapdragon 625 is the successor of Snapdragon 616.. ..Whose performance has been significantly elevated. Inside, there is GPU Adreno 506 to play upper-middle-game. Its computer and graphic performance are not disappointing as well.
Having 61.000 Points of AnTuTu score, ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL can operate heavy games, such as Need For Speed or Sniper Fury, very well although the unit we try on is the 3 GB RAM version, not the 4 GB RAM. Besides its satisfying computer performance, ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is also mesmerizing in terms of screen and speaker. Having Super IPS full HD panel, the screen has a very large point of view and able to resist the heat of the sun. Its high sensitivity can response to a touch of gloves.
There is also a Splendid menu which can be used to change or increase contrast and screen temperature. The speaker, which is located underneath the phone, uses SonicMaster technology. When you set the volume in its maximum level, the quality of its sound will be very detailed and clear. In other words..
Satisfying! ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is also the first ASUS smartphone using fingerprints sensor. Besides opening lockscreen, this sensor can be used to take pictures and answer phone calls. It is quite responsive and accurate even though it is not the best one in its class. It is also the first time for ASUS to use USB Type-C port for a faster battery charging, yet without fast charging feature.
Having a capacity of 2.600 MAh, the battery turns out to have more than 5 hours, or even 6 hours screen-on-time using a 4G SIM card, active social media, and an hour of playing games. When ZenFone 3 series was introduced, ASUS was very confident of its camera bulge. Besides its bulge, the camera resolution has elevated from 13 MP to 16 MP. With PixelMaster 3.0 Technology.
This camera uses Sony IMX29B sensor, supported by TriTech Autofocus, optical image stabilizer and electronic image stabilizer, and the capability of recording 4K video as well. Due to TriTech technology and autofocus laser, the camera can lock objects quickly. However, it is still not as fast as flagship smartphone, such as Samsung Galaxy S7. Like previously, ASUS provides a lot of photo and video mode.
The 20 photo mode can be used to create many kinds of photo or video creation. But the most important one is the manual mode. While taking pictures and seeing the results in its screen.. ..We feel like it is not the best.
But when we see the results on PC, the pictures turn out to be better rather than what we see on smartphone. We can conclude.. ..That the camera capabilities of ZenFone 3 ZE520KL has fulfilled todays standard. It delivers clear pictures, accurate colors, and it can even capture bokeh (out of focus points of light).
However, regarding video, youd better not expect too much. To us, the quality has not met the standard of professional usage. Regarding its front facing camera, ASUS equips beautify feature of ZenFone Selfie. There are a lot of make up effects provided, each has 10 levels that you can choose.
ASUS ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is classified as a luxurious smartphone, both in terms of design and features. As the most basic ZenFone 3 series, its performance turns out to fulfill socialites or heavy gamers needs. Yes, ZenFone 3 ZE520KL is quite improvement to the predecessor… …ASUS ZenFone 2.
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