Finally! The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is now here in the Philippines

After it was locally launched in early August of this year during the Zenvolution 2016, Asus Philippines has finally brought the flagship of the Zenfone 3 series in the Philippines - the Zenfone 3 Deluxe.


In case you do not know yet. this particular Zenfone 3 Deluxe smartphone is going to be available in two variants, a 5.7-inch one and a slightly watered down 5.5-inch version. But in this post, I will be talking about the bigger brother.

Both on paper and aesthetics, the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 device is the phone that you would really wish for this Christmas as a gift to you or your reward for yourself. It's the world's first smartphone to sport all-aluminum alloy unibody design with invisible antenna (sort of), of course there is antenna line if you really look for it but it is extremely hard to spot.

The ZenFone 3 Deluxe sports a large 5.7-inch screen with full HD Super AMOLED display which Asus claims is equipped with color gamut that's greater than 100% of the NTSC color space. That being said and knowing that this smartphone has 79% screen-to-body ratio, the viewing experience is definitely going to be incredible.

On the inside are of course extra powerful specs to ensure our Zenfone 3 Deluxe experience is the smoothest. Powering this beautiful beast is a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor which is clocked at 2.4GHz paired with insanely huge 6GB of RAM. Storage wise there is a 64GB default storage that already uses UFS 2.0 technology for a much faster data access. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Just like many other smartphones, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 also supports microSD card and it can theoretically hold up to 2TB size. If you already have an existing 256GB microSD card, you won't have a problem using that in this device. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated microSD card slot, instead you'll have to use the second SIM slot for it. See more specs below.


Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.7 specs:
  • 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 2.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB UFS 2.0 Storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 2TB
  • 23MP rear camera with PixelMaster 3.0, Sony IMX318 sensor and OIS
  • 8MP front camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type C
  • WiFi
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • Dual SIM (2nd slot can be used with microSD)
  • Hi-Res Audio with Five-Magnet Speaker and NXP smart amplifier
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Glacier Silver or Sand Gold
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Php34,995
The Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.7 variant is officially priced at Php34,995 and will be available for purchase at Asus kiosks and concept stores nationwide starting 2nd week of December. Users can also have this via credit card installment up to 12 months. But wait, there's more! When you buy this particular model, you will also get a free ZenPower Ultra. The smaller Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5 version, on the other hand, comes with free ZenPower Pro powerbank.

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