Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Review : Big Screen With Good Performance

In this article we are going to review Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra. Before moving on I want to ask one question: What is your ideal size for smartphone screen? Well as per recent surveys: Android market is dominated by 5.5 inches screen size. There are very few models available blow this standard size and some are even growing larger. Mi have Mi Max and Lenovo have Lenovo Phab 2 Plus which are some devices going above 5.5 inches screen size. Now Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is another contender in this category. Let’s have a look at the various aspects of it :
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra In Box Accessories

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Look And Design:

The first thing that you notice after looking at this smartphone is it's size. Because this device have 6.8 inches large screen which is obliviously not easy to handle. You required both of your hands to handle this device. Not only this but fitting this device in your pocket is another issue by itself, you need a handbag or backpack if you want to carry it along with you.

In terms of build quality Asus has done an amazing job. Look of the device is also premium. Phone is flat from both the sides and have curved edges surrounded with metal band. Device provide gorilla glass 4 protection on the screen. Above the screen you have speaker, ambient light sensor and 8 megapixel front facing shooter. Blow the device we have Fingerprint sensor(FPS) and other 2 capacitive buttons. Looking at the front of the device remind us of Samsung design pattern but still it look sober on huge device like Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra. 

The left side of the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra is totally blank and right hand side it have 2 SIM trays that support hybrid SIM out of which one support Nano SIM card and other support either memory card and Nano SIM card.

On Top of the device it have 3.5mm audio jack for quality music experience and device also provide DTS sound system for excellent sound performance.

Device support USB type C fast charging and also have 2 speaker grills on the bottom of the device.

While on the back of the device have 23 megapixel camera with Dual Tone LED flash and laser auto focus sensor. Below that we have volume rocker buttons that Asus have introduce in their Zenfone 2 devices. At the bottom of the device it have Zenfone branding. 

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra Specification And Performance:

If we compared to screen resolution with screen size the combination looks bit unusual since 6.8 inches with 1080 X 1920 pixels. This device is best for enjoying Full HD video and movies. But how Asus has managed to sustain such sound and crisp visual display that produce vivid colors on it, really good job by Asus. The device which we received have 4 GB RAM memory and 64 GB internal out of which 53 GB is user available. You can also expand the external storage using memory card up-to 200 GB and additionally as we get 100 GB of Google drive free space for 2 years. 

Device runs on Android 6.0 that is Marshmallow which in future upgradeable to Android 7 Nougat as per announcement by the Asus. Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra powered by Snapdragon 652 SOC that provide remarkable lagless processing. This chipset handle the heavy processing in smart way. Device is dual SIM supported and also comes with VoLTE support for Indian consumers. Signal reception is excellent we had experience excellent call quality and almost non call drops during the review time.Well Asus Zenfone Ultra comes with their ZenUI 3 Launches which provide lot of customization. 

Device have all connectivity mediums. It equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, USB type C for file transfer and with reversible charging and USB on the go. Device provide accurate GSP location while using Google maps or other navigation app. Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra also equipped with dual speakers with DTS sound enhancements that allow you to experience best sound quality output.

Well while coming on camera part as per Asus track record for the Asus Zenfone 3 lineup they also continued their excellent camera quality in Zenfone 3 Ultra as well. rear camera of the device we have 23 megapixel camera which comes with Asus own Pixel-master technology which provide lot of camera mode for excellent photography. My personal favorite modes are low light, night and Super resolution mode. Rear camera capture excellent picture quality. Rear camera also capable of recording 4K videos and Full HD videos with OSI sensor integration for video stabilization. 

On the other hand from front 8 megapixel shooter is capable of shotting Full HD videos which also provide excellent video quality. Here are some camera samples:

Taken From Airplane During the Night Time

Day Light Photo

Front 8MP Camera Sample
Well on the battery front. I must say Asus has done some extraordinary work for battery performance. Even with our heavy usage we are able to use this device till one and half days until battery turns out to be Zero. Asus have equipped the device with 4600 mAh battery juice. Well overall we have faced only one glitch while using this device that this device do get heatup while charging which is usual case with Asus fast charging. It will take around 2 Hours to charge the device completely from Zero to Hundred percent.


Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra available on Flipkart online with price tag of 49, 990/- which is considered as bit high as compared to configuration. We can say mid range configuration at flagship price.


Asus has packed some good configuration in Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra. This device's major focus is on good quality display and better battery life. If you need some tablet type big screen phone with SIM carrier data usage then this is best bet for you in class. Not only this it provide excellent camera performance and best sound output in speakers as well in earphones. Only thing that bother you is price of the device that is much over price at this time. But if you need and have some extra bucks to spare you can go for it. Our ratings for this device are :

8.5 Out of 10

So this all from our side for Zenfone 3 Ultra review. If you have any question and query do let us know in comment below. Stay tuned for more. Thank you for reading.

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