Friday, August 26, 2016


I'm a fan of Asus Zenfone Series since I had my hands on their Zenfone Selfie last year. And after a few months, I had the Asus Zenfone Laser and the 2 are now part of my online life (You may read my hands-on review and experience with my Asus Zenfone Laser HERE). So imagine my happiness that Asus released the much-awaited, highly anticipated Zenfone 3 series that promised to be bigger and better! And I had the chance to see them up close during the Philippine launch of ASUS Zenvolution held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza where they unveiled the all-new ZenFone 3 Deluxe, Zenfone 3 Ultra, and Zenfone 3.

If you're planning and on the lookout of a smartphone that has spectacular specs, excellent camera, top-of-the-range features, check out the latest Asus Zenfone 3 and its SRP. Read more reasons why one of these should be your next smartphone!

Jerry Shen led the unveiling of the ZenFone 3 Max and ZenFone 3 Laser in the Philippines while ASUS Philippines Systems Group Country Manager, George Su unveiled the all-new ASUS ZenBook 3 notebook and as well as the ASUS Transformer 3 and ASUS Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PCs.

 “The highly anticipated ZenFone 3 series has become a global sensation after its debut at Computex this year,” said ASUS CEO Jerry Shen. “We deeply appreciate the loyalty and continued support from all our dealers, media partners and consumers in the Philippines.” added by Jerry Shen. 

ASUS ZenFone 3: Agility. Beauty. Clarity.
Winner of the Computex 2016 d&i Award, the ASUS ZenFone 3 is a feature-packed smartphone that brings premium design and empowering performance to everyone. 
1. Built around a gorgeous 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080). 
2. Super IPS+ display with up to 500cd/m2 brightness.
3. ZenFone 3 delivers an incredible visual experience that makes apps, videos, and games look their best. 
4. With a narrow bezel, ZenFone 3 provides a 77.3% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing area in a slim and compact body. 
5. The front and rear of the phone are encased with scratch-resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 2.5D contoured edges that gently curve to make the sides of the phone completely smooth.

The ZenFone 3 is equipped with a 16MP camera with ASUS TriTech autofocus that automatically selects between second-generation laser, phase-detection and continuous auto focus to achieve precise focus in just 0.03 seconds, resulting in sharp images in any condition. The ZenFone 3 is the first smartphone worldwide to be powered by the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625  octa-core processor — the first Snapdragon 600 Series processor with 14nm FinFET process technology, which has 35% better power consumption — and an integrated X9 LTE modem. Dual SIM 3G+4G Standby and 802.11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has PC-grade graphics and up to 4GB RAM that together deliver outstanding mobile performance with improved efficiency and battery life. The ZenFone 3 has a built-in fingerprint sensor that's perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user's finger, and which unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second.

Price of ZenFone 3:
5.2"/ 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM - Php16,995
5.5"/ 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM - Php18,995

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser: The smartphone for photography enthusiasts
1. It has an ultra-fast 0.03-second laser auto focus and advanced backlight (HDR) modes to give users stunning photos. 
2. Has a 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and color correction for superb natural-looking images even in low-light or indoor environments. 
3. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) detects movement across three axes (yaw, pitch, and roll) and compensates for movement accordingly to provide smooth video recording.

The ZenFone 3 Laser has a stunning metallic design that’s just 7.9mm thin. A hyperfine sandblasting technique provides a gorgeous finish available in Glacier Silver and Sand Gold. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass-covered display with 2.5D contoured edges that fuse perfectly with its matching curved rear panel to give users a natural grip. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with wide viewing angles and a high 77% screen-to-body ratio. Super-quick fingerprint security with ZenMotion integration means ZenFone 3 Laser unlocks in just 0.2 seconds, and gives users access to various functions or apps with just a swipe or a tap of a finger.

Price of ZenFone 3 LASER:
4GB RAM / 32GB ROM - Php 11,995

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max: A premium smartphone with maximum battery life
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Max is designed to help users get through the day. 
1. Features a 4100mAh battery with an incredible standby time of up to 30 days. 
2. It also allows users to do more, giving them up to 20 hours of 3G talk time, 18 hours of web browsing with Wi-Fi turned on, 87 hours of music playback, and up to 15 hours of video playback. 
3. The ZenFone 3 Max can also double up as a power bank to charge other mobile devices. 

The 5.2-inch ZenFone 3 Max has an IPS display, and a glass cover with 2.5D contoured edges that fuse perfectly into its premium metal body to give a comfortable grip. It even features a rear fingerprint scanner and 360-degree recognition for up to five sets of fingerprints. It unlocks in just 0.2 seconds to give users quick access to its various functions. 

Price of ZenFone 3 MAX:
3GB RAM / 32GB ROM - Php 8,995

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe — World’s First Full-Metal Smartphone with Invisible Antenna Design
1. It is the flagship model of the ZenFone 3 series and the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design. It is constructed with a strong and light aluminum alloy unibody with an ultra-thin 4.2mm edge, and has a rear surface free of unsightly antenna lines.
2. Features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080), high-contrast Super AMOLED display with a wide color gamut of over 100% NTSC for rich, vibrant colors, even in harsh, outdoor lighting. 
3. An ultra-thin bezel gives ZenFone 3 Deluxe a 79% screen-to-body ratio for a maximized display in a compact package. 
4. ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the world’s first smartphone to use the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor, Adreno™ 530 GPU, integrated X12 LTE modem, as well as up to 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM to deliver the best performance and capacity for demanding apps, games, and media. 

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe raises the bar for mobile photography with its incredible 23MP camera featuring the latest Sony IMX318 image sensor, a large f/2.0-aperture lens, and four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) for high-resolution, blur-free, and low-noise photos in almost any lighting condition. It also features three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) for steady 4K UHD videos. Coupled with the ASUS TriTech autofocus system that automatically selects second-generation laser, phase-detection or continuous autofocus to provide accurate and near-instant 0.03-second focusing and subject-tracking, as well as exclusive PixelMaster 3.0 technology, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe captures truly stunning photos and videos.

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe has a built-in fingerprint sensor that is perfectly positioned on the rear of the phone to sit underneath the user's finger, and which unlocks the phone in just a fraction of a second. Quick Charge 3.0 technology reduces battery recharge times, and a reversible, next-generation USB-C port.

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe also excels at audio with its powerful five-magnet speaker and NXP smart amplifier that provides loud, clear, defined sound and also protects the speakers from damage. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up four-times-better sound quality than CDs. The finely-tuned ZenEar S earphones are also bundled with ZenFone 3 Deluxe which has a value of PHP 2,995.

Price of ZenFone 3 DELUXE:
6GB RAM / 64GB UFS2.0 ROM - Php 34,995

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra: Unleashed. Unlimited. Unrivaled.
1. Winner of a Computex 2016 Best Choice Golden Award, ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra is a smartphone designed for multimedia lovers, featuring a 6.8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with a 95% NTSC color gamut for rich, vibrant images even outdoors in harsh lighting. 
2. It is the world’s first smartphone to have ASUS-exclusive Tru2Life+ video-enhancement technology, which harnesses a high-end 4K UHD TV-grade image processor to optimize every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity. 
3. ZenFone 3 Ultra also excels at audio with its two new powerful five-magnet stereo speakers and a NXP smart amplifier that provides clear, defined sound and protects the speakers from damage. 4. When listening over certified headphones, users can enjoy Hi-Res Audio (HRA) that provides up to four-times-better sound quality than CDs and the world’s first smartphone with virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound with DTS Headphone:X™. 
4. Like the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, the Zenfone 3 Ultra will also have a finely-tuned ZenEar S earphones are also bundled with the unit.

Like ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra has an incredibly slim and elegant full-metal unibody chassis — the world’s first to have no antenna lines. An ultra-slim bezel gives ZenFone 3 Ultra a 79% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the viewing area while minimizing its overall size and weight. ZenFone 3 Ultra is equipped with the same high-resolution 23MP camera with the same ASUS TriTech autofocus system as ZenFone 3 Deluxe. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, Adreno 510 graphics, and up to 4GB of RAM, ZenFone 3 Ultra delivers outstanding mobile performance. A built-in fingerprint sensor is perfectly positioned on the front of the phone beneath the display for the user’s finger to unlock it in just a fraction of a second.

The ZenFone 3 Ultra also has a high-capacity 4600mAh battery for long-lasting performance and Quick Charge 3.0 technology for rapid recharge times, 2 minutes of Quick Charging can provide 1 hour of 3G talking time. ZenFone 3 Ultra even works as a power bank with 1.5A output for quickly charging other mobile devices.

Price of ZenFone 3 ULTRA:
4GB RAM / 64GB ROM - Php 32,995

How cute Zenny is? Welcome to the Philippines, Zenny!

 To check out the latest Asus Zenfone Series and Asus products they will be available on the following ASUS Concept Stores and Kiosk Nationwide:
Centrio Mall CDO ASUS Mobility Kiosk 8Telcom   
Victoria Plaza ASUS Shop in Shop – 8Telecom 8Telcom   
Limketkai ASUS Shop in Shop – 8 Telecom 8Telcom   
Abenson Ascott ASUS Shop in Shop Abenson   
Abenson Ventures Alabang ASUS Shop in Shop Abenson   
SM Seaside Cebu ASUS Mobility Kiosk Aerophone   
SM City Cebu ASUS Mobility Kiosk Aerophone   
SM Fairview 3F Asus Concept Store Asianic   
SM City Bacolod Asus Concept Store BCG   
SM Lanang Premier Asus Concept Store Columbia   
SM Ilo-ilo Asus Concept Store Concept Computer   
Festival Mall 3F Asus Concept Store Datacore   
ATC Mall Alabang ASUS Mobility Kiosk Ephone   
SM Bicutan ASUS Mobility Kiosk Flasher   
SM Clark ASUS Mobility Kiosk Fonerange   
SM North EDSA ASUS Shop in Shop - Fonetwist Fonetwist   
SM Mall Of Asia Asus Concept Store Gigahertz   
SM Calamba ASUS Mobility Kiosk Greentelcom   
SM Bacoor ASUS Mobility Kiosk Greentelcom   
Market Market ASUS Shop in Shop - Intogadgets Intogadgets   
Trinoma ASUS Shop in Shop - Intogadgets Intogadgets   
Kimstore ASUS Shop in Shop Kimstore   
Lazada ASUS Shop in Shop Lazada   
KCC Mall Zamboanga Asus Concept Store Lenin   
SM Pampanga ASUS Mobility Kiosk MemoXpress   
SM Sta. Rosa Laguna ASUS Mobility Kiosk MemoXpress   
ASUS Online Store ASUS Shop in Shop MemoXpress   
SM San Lazaro ASUS Mobility Kiosk Mobilizer   
Robinsons Ermita ASUS Mobility Kiosk Modern Gadgets   
SM Dasmarinas ASUS Mobility Kiosk Modern Gadgets   
SM City Baguio ASUS Mobility Kiosk Mt. Studio   
SM North EDSA Asus Concept Store PC Express   
SM MOA ASUS Mobility Kiosk Powertel   
SM Southmall ASUS Mobility Kiosk Redbooth   
SM Cabanatuan Asus Concept Store TCA   
Centrio Mall CDO Asus Concept Store Technomart   
SM City Lipa ASUS Mobility Kiosk Viewers   
SM North EDSA Asus Concept Store Villman   
SM Megamall ASUS Shop in Shop - Lounge Villman   
Gaisano Mall Davao ASUS Mobility Kiosk Wiltelcom   
SM Taytay ASUS Mobility Kiosk Wirecomm   
SM City Rosales ASUS Mobility Kiosk Wow Mobile   
NCCC Mall of Davao ASUS Mobility Kiosk Y Telecom  
KCC MALL 2/F Zamboanga ASUS Store Lennin   
SM Mall of Asia, 2/F, Pasay City ASUS Store Gigahertz   
ROG Concept Store, SM Megamall, 4/F, SM CyberZone, Pasig City ASUS Store Complink   
ROG Concept Store, SM North Edsa, 4/F, SM CyberZone, Quezon City ASUS Store PC Express   
SM Fairview, 3/F, SM CyberZone ASUS Store Asianic   
Festival Supermall, 3/F, Filinvest Alabang ASUS Store Datacore   
SM Lanang, 3/F, SM CyberZone ASUS Store Columbia   
SM Bacolod, 2/F, SM CyberZone ASUS Store BCG   
SM Cabanatuan, 2/F, SM CyberZone ASUS Store TCA   
SM IloIlo, 3/F, SM CyberZone ASUS Store Concept   
Ayala Centrio Mall, 3/F, Cagayan De Oro ASUS Store Technomart

Stay tuned for my separate post of Asus Zenbook 3! Exciting times ahead when it comes to Asus! Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook, IG and Twitter.

Congratulations Asus Philippines for the successful launch! Thank you for letting me graced your event! :)

1 comment:

liz A said...

Love the battery life of Zenfone 3 Max (though I think Zenfone Max has a highter battery life compared to this)... Hoping I could get any of these for me this Christmas :)