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Apparently There’s An Affordable-ish Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5-inch Variant

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Today ASUS has officially announced the availability of their flagship Zenfone 3 Deluxe in the Philippines. If you didn’t know, the ZF3 Deluxe is the most premium member of the ZF3 family, sporting a unibody design and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor. And while the Php 34,995 price tag for the phone isn’t new to us, the appearance of a smaller, relatively more affordable version took us by surprise.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 5.7-inch full HD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 23-megapixe rear camera, Sony IMX318 sensor, 6-element lens, laser AF, PDAF
  • 8-megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ZenUI 3.0
  • 3000mAh battery

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe 5.5-inch specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 64GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, laser AF, PDAF, OIS, dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
  • 3000mAh battery

Yes, ASUS has also announced the availability of a smaller, 5.5-inch version of the Zenfone 3 Deluxe. That particular phone is priced at Php 22,995, which is quite a price reduction compared to the high end variant. Of course, the specs have been toned down by the company to reflect its pricing – the processor has been swapped out for a Snapdragon 625 processor, which is the same one on the regular ZF3. There’s 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB, and the camera has also been downgraded to 16-megapixels instead of the 23-megapixel one on the full sized unit.

Anyway, both phones are now available for purchase in the PH if you’re interested, and both can be bought wherever ASUS phones are sold.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

12 Comments

  1. still a wrong move. OnePlus 3 is way better… This is just a zenfone 3 +.. nit a deluxe based on specs.. this does not sel its pysique but its overall.. so wrong naming IMO.

  2. Zf3 deluxe really did not really sell as asus expected. So, they released another plan of salvaging their zf3 line up by releasing this ver. But i think its too late for that. People were greatly disappointed with the first zf3 line up release and mostly opted to get other brands.

    Now, asus peeps are hoping that this ver will save them but it will be in vain. They had caused pain to people who patiently waited for the long release only to be disappointed.

    Sadly, I’m one of those people/consumers and i learned my lesson… the hard way.

  3. Lesson learned for ASUS haha.. Nganga sila ngayon kasi ang ganda ng position nila last year with the zf2 tapos biglang ganun ang change sa pricing nila. I was looking forward to the zf3 lineup tbh until the official announcement nung june(?).

  4. unbox.ph mga boss suggestion lng gawa sana kayo ng request section nyo boss :) para ung mga magaganda na lumalabas ma suggest namin sa inyo, then kapag available ung item na request namen, or kayang iprovide ng brand eh ma review nyo din po :) ung xiaomi redmi 4 prime kase, super bang for the buck un, para sa ikabubuti narin ng nakakarami, marami ng review yon online.. lahat ng review nila, solid daw for daily use ang redmi 4 prime.. like nyo na din page sa fb, usap usapan nato, mainit init pa dahil bagong labas lang :) salamat unbox.ph Godbless!

  5. asus missed badly about word-of-mouth advertising, kahit yong mga taong wlang paki sa specs at maykakayanang bumili naghahanap na ng ibang brands dahil sirang-sira na sila ngayon, people were badly dissappointed on their “empowering luxury” pricing.. 5.5 max and 5.5 deluxe were too good, yet too late asus..

    1. u got it wrong dude. mas nanaisin nila ngayon yung asus dahil may pambili nman sila. ang mga taong disappointed sa asus ngayon e yung mga taong bang for the buck. at specs-to-price wise ang type. so yung mga may kakayanan lalo silang naeenganyo dahil mas mababa na ang pricng ng “higher tier” device in terms of design

  6. wait.. wth asus? ur releasing a 22k phone version of your zenfone 3? c’mon specs wise it is the same as your Zenfone3 if you are releasing this as a deluxe version should it be snap dragon 820 or 821? susmiyo over priced zenfone 3 version just added the “deluxe” tagline it is basically the same phone. you can’t fool me asus

  7. Apparently, the man who cant be move is correct. Its typically a zenfone 3 with a ” deluxe” tag. Wow. Ngayon ko lang napansin. The author forgot to mention the similarity of specs between this and zenfone 3. Niloloko ba ng asus ang mga tao? Lalo lang ako nainis sa asus. Akala ko pa naman move nila to save their market. Iba pala ginagawa ng asus ngayon…

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