Taiwan is not only famous for its off and on feud with China regarding independence but this small island in the Chinese gulf features some of the greatest tech companies in the world. HTC and Asus are some of these to name a few and while Asus has mostly been involved with desktop and laptop manufacturing, it has invaded into the smartphone waters with a powerful weapon in the form of the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL up its sleeve.
The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL may feature a robot-like name that isn’t the most pleasing to pronounce but its specifications suggest otherwise. The smartphone features a design that is becoming customary nowadays with two shiny front and back glass panels with a metal frame in between. The smartphone’s front features three capacitive buttons on its bottom bezel while both the panels feature Corning Gorilla Glass protection. With some neat dimensions that include a 7.7mm width and 144g, we’re highly impressed by its overall build.
The device features a 5.2 inches Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen with 424ppi pixel density. This translates into a sharp 1080p HD resolution that promises a supreme user experience on top of some excellent graphical performance.
The Zenfone 3 ZE520KL features two stunning cameras that upon combining to devastating effect produce some staggering results. The primary camera features a large 16 megapixel primary sensor with all the features you could wish for that include 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash. The selfie sensor offers 8 megapixel worth of quality bringing a truly happy ending to the cameras department.
The smartphone is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor while its supporting RAM comes in two variants; 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage while 64 gigs of internal storage comes in with 4 GB of RAM. Whichever one you’ll choose, the smartphone contains sufficient power to run the built-in Android Marshmallow.
USB type-C, fingerprint scanner, 3 color schemes and an external card slot are some of its other missing features while dual-SIM capability draws the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL to a close.
|SIM Support||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Phone Dimensions||5.78 x 2.91 x 0.30 in|
|Phone Weight||144 g|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Screen Size||5.2 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Screen Type||Super IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Internal Memory||64 GB|
|RAM||4 GB RAM or 32 GB 3 GB RAM|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Type||Non-removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Front Video Recording||1080p@30fps|
|Back Flash Light||Yes|
|Back Camera||16 MP|
|Back Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps|
|Radio||FM radio, RDS|
Oh no! Looks like this phone has been discontinued. But worry not, we have phones similar to Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL that are still available.