Top positive review
The ultimate premium budget smartphone one can buy.
29 September 2018
I bought this phone 2 years ago and got 2 full Andriod OS upgrade with regular maintenance updates. ASUS finally stopped further OS upgrades to this phone. The phone runs on Oreo 8.0.0 as its latest OS version. ASUS still providing security updates and bug fixes even now. The highlight of the phone is its camera. It got an amazing high quality OIS equipped 16 MP camera that allows you to capture sharp, vibrant pictures without blur easily. The camera had a Super Resolution mode which lets you capture deep high resolution pictures that allows you to use your phone as a portable scanner like capturing documents, name plates, etc for your later references. The phone can also shoot 1080P 60 fps videos for smooth, shutter free viewing experience.
On paper one may find battery capacity of 2650mah of this phone a bit low but the fact is that the phone uses a super power efficient 14nm manufacturing process based Snapdragon 625 SOC resulting in good one day backup despite moderate to heavy use. I am writing this review not after few days or weeks or months use but after full 2 years of use! This phone is still better than most other phones in its price segment especially better than always over hyped Samsung J series phones. Whoever wants to have a budget premium phone (quality comparable to an iPhone) this ZenFone 3 is still unbeatable.