Monster in both size and specs
Design and Display
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra features an extra-large 6.8-inch IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 1,050 x 1,920 pixels. The screen has a pixel density of 324 ppi and comes covered with Gorilla Glass v4 on the top as protection against damages. The display also comes with ASUS TruVivid technology and Bluelight Filter for good quality display as well as reducing stress on the eyes. The phablet comes in a metal body having a slim design of just 6.8mm with no visible antenna bands. The device is available in gold, silver and gray colour variants.
Platform and Performance
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with the latest Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS out of the box, additionally customized by company's own Zen UI. The phablet is powered by two quad-core processors having clock speed of 1.8GHz and 1.2GHz providing it amazingly fast performance. It is backed by a mammoth 4GB RAM that ensures smooth functioning even when large number of applications are used simultaneously, while Adreno 510 GPU handles gaming and other graphic intensive operations.
Camera, Sound and Storage
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra sports a 23MP camera of f/2.0 aperture along with dual LED flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, 4-axis optical image stabilization and both phase detection as well as laser assisted autofocus. It also packs an 8MP front camera for selfies. The device comes with dual 5 magnet speakers, that can provide more than two times louder audio output with more than 40 percent less distortion compared to ordinary speakers. The phablet also features SonicMaster 3.0 for enhancing the sound quality. The device houses 64GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded upto 200GB by using a microSD card on its Hybrid SIM slot.
Connectivity and Battery
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra comes with wide range of connectivity options that includes 4G, Wi-Fi with Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and USB type C etc. It also contains large number of sensors which are compass, gyroscope, fingerprint, hall, RGB, IR, proximity and light sensor. The device is fuelled by an enormous 4,600mAh li-polymer non-removable battery. It also features quick charging which significantly reduces the time needed to in refuelling its battery.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is an extra-large smartphone commonly referred as a phablet. It comes with a host of amazing features without any seemingly major drawback. Its excellent design, good display and sound, powerful specifications leaves nothing more to be desired from a smartphone.