This is Irwin from SwirlingOverCoffee.
Com and this is a review of the 5.
5 inch version of the ASUS Zenfone 3.
It departs from the previous design, of the previousZenfone series – the Zenfone 2.
In that this is more glass and metal.
The previous one is plastic and chunky.
It also has a rear mounted finger print scanner which is very fast.
For example, I’m going to lock this up, for you.
Then I’m going to turn it on.
Just like that.
You won’t get that kind of performance, for example, from the Cherry Mobile phones right now.
Like the M1, which is their deca-core phone because their approach to.
Cherry Mobile’s approach to a fingerprint scanner is just a tiny uncomfortable circle.
Unlike this one, this is a rectangle, which is markedly different from the approach of other phones like, OPPO, which apes the Apple design of having a fingerprint scanner on the thumb.
It’s closer to what other phones have, like the VIVO V3 Max right here, which is inspired by Huawei rear fingerprint scanner.
I mean, I’m taping this on the Huawei G8, so i can’t really show you the rear.
Anyway just a quick rundown of the specs – 5.
5 inch full HD display.
Buttons on the sides: power, volume rocker, headphone jack, speaker, type C charging port.
I hope you see it right there.
There you go.
And capacitive keys that are still not backlit, but provided very good haptic feedback.
The bezels are thinner, as you can see.
It’s a tight smallish phone, even though it’s 5.
There’s a smaller version 5.
2 inches with a lower price tag.
This one’s P18,995.
What else is here: rear fingerprint scanner, 16-megapixel camera.
We’re going to show you some sample shots of this which takes great low-light shots.
You can actually go on an evening stroll and take pictures.
We are also going to play some games and load some videos.
By the way, the port here, it doesn’t accept the regular USB OTGs.
So you’re going to need something likethis, a Type C USB flash drive.
Just some quick thoughts.
The ASUS Zenfone UI is cleaner now, although my homepage is very messy.
As with the previous Zenfones, you canchange mostly anything on the theme selection on the theme app right there.
I’m going to connect this just so you can see, how much storage is it has.
64 gig internal expandable via microSD.
There we go, connected.
Let’s see the storage of this.
Storage and USB.
32 gig available internal, is, there you go So what’s in here.
This is a great video binging device.
I’ll start over.
We’re playing this from here.
Very nice sound.
Look at that.
Viewing angles are great.
One of my favorite shows.
Enough of that.
Just so you can see how great this is for multitasking, we are going to go into Netflix.
I was watching, re-watching this movie the previous night and I fell asleep, so we’re just going to load it again.
Shall I go first?I’m going to rewind it a bit.
Of course it would be great if you have good internetconnection.
And while that’s playing, what else can we do to abuse this.
Display a Youtube video.
Sorry about the glare.
This is an Overwatch short animated thing.
And while that’s playing, let’s go back.
where is that.
to my game.
There are no edits to this video.
We are playingthis in real time, so you can see how great this phone is.
This icon here, is the Game Genie.
It allows you to stream your game live to Youtube, or recordyour games that you can watch how badly perform.
show your video for critique to team players.
We’ll just play a quick game.
I am not so good with this.
I am NOT very good with this game See there’s the Game Genie.
You can usethis to boost your game, live, record, and share.
I think I.
what did I do.
what did I do.
I taped a previous game of mine.
Where is it.
where is it.
Game Genie right there.
This is a previous game which I taped – recorded.
That’s me playing.
So let’s go back to our game It reconnects.
We are going to play some VIP games here.
We don’t need the speed booster actually So we’re gonna get rid of that.
I’m going to play this game, then go back to Netflix and Youtube, and then send a message to myself on Facebook Messenger, and then load the camera.
Where’s everyone? Ok.
Next match is in 17 seconds.
We’re going to wait.
Bear with me.
While that’s loading, the Zenfone 3 has a 3000mah battery, Type C charger allows fast-charging and the battery life on this thing lasts me a solid 14 hours.
That’s moderated to heavy usage: games, some Netflix episodes.
I’m using the camera a lot of times and uploading to Facebook.
So this phone will last you on this day and the next.
Alright, let’s play again.
Where’s everyone? Let’s get that VIP.
There’s the VIP.
There’s our VIP.
Sorry if I suck at this game, not the best in it.
Okay well, while that’s happening.
Go back to YouTube.
And then, let’s go back to Mr.
And then, send a message to myself.
Hi self! There we go.
We forgot that I was watching Brain-Dead.
So multitasking is great as you can see.
And then let’s check out the camera.
The camera UI has changed for the better.
It’s cleaner now.
We don’t have a target.
There we go.
There’s our target.
For example, look at that.
Most of the pictures I have here were taken using the auto mode.
Selfie under yellow lighting right there.
So it’s got a good, very good, selfie camera.
Too many pictures of me.
Let’s show you the good shots.
It takes great food shots but that’s not the representative.
Makes great product shots but not.
Where are those shots? Like that.
So it’s a great food porn shot.
Want to go to the Museum take artsy shots, you can do that too.
This is a quick shot of my pet.
The capture speed should be demonstrated because it’s really great.
It also does 40k video which I’ve uploaded separately.
You can you can check that out.
So let’s go.
I have some night shots here and they’re.
There you go.
I hope you can see that.
That’s without any flash for assistance.
Then I went low light mode.
More details captured.
This is already good enough but when you go low light, you capture more.
And then selfie selfie with celebrities and then we go food porn.
So it’s a great all-around camera, front and rear and we’re not even going into mostof the features that the camera can do.
Low light effects, selfie, panorama, gif,miniature, time rewind, smiles, slow motion.
What did I press.
Night super resolution and a hell of a lot more.
Why don’t we remove this before we go on.
I’m going to wrap this up.
I really like this phone.
As you’ve seen themultitasking is great, even though this mid-range and the price i think it’s justified.
The build this really nice.
Fingerprint scanner is very good.
Cameras are very impressive, front and rear.
Gaming is nice.
You can switch between Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat and play them on their highest settings.
You can binge watch in Netflix and Youtube.
Social media all day and you will get me14 hours of battery life, at least that’s my experience.
If you want to nitpick on the bad side: the capacitive keys are still not backlit but they provide enoughhaptic feedback.
So you can basically ignore them.
It has nearly the same price as the VIVO V3 Max.
This (Vivo) costs lower for P17k.
This (ZF3) is P18,999, P19k basically.
This (Vivo) has better specs, a higher processor, faster processor.
Not like the glass approach here (ZF3), but its (Vivo) cameras are subpar compared to this (ZF3).
If you really want to push it, the competitor to the 5.
5 version of the Zenfone 3 would be maybe the OPPO F1 plus.
But design-wise, it apes the iphone so this is more original.
The OPPO F1 plus is around 20k soit’s more expensive.
I really like phone.
You can gogaming with it.
It’s not water resistant like the other phones out there, it really feels premium in your hand.
If you have.
If you want.
If you prefer smaller phones, the Zenfone 3 has a smaller version – the 5.
2 inch version and you you also can’t go wrong with that.
But i prefer the 5.
5 inch version.
You can read the full review on my blog SwirlingOverCoffee.
Com I also did an unboxing of this.
Of the Zenfone 3 5.
You can watch that (on our YouTube channel).
Thank you for watching.
I really likethis phone.
It comes highly recommended.
See you on a next video.